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Hackney City Farm is a Hidden Piece of Countryside in the Heart of London

Hackney City Farm is a Hidden Piece of Countryside in the Heart of London

Goats, sheep, chickens, a donkey, and some small animals such as rabbits and guinea pigs can be spotted at London's Hackney City Farm. The farm is based at a site were many businesses used to run, ranging

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Casa Leon: Low-Impact Home Mimics the Spanish Mountains With a Sloping Green Roof

Casa Leon: Low-Impact Home Mimics the Spanish Mountains With a Sloping Green Roof

Casa Leon consists of three airy and bright rooms joined by a single vertex. This layout makes the home's interior spaces feel connected yet separate at the same time. Big windows offer amazing

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MDW Architecture Revamps Belgium Le Lorraine Apartment Complex with Green Roofs and Natural Lighting

MDW Architecture Revamps Belgium Le Lorraine Apartment Complex with Green Roofs and Natural Lighting

Previously, walls blocked most of the light that would have otherwise penetrated the buildings, so MDW raised the complex's elevation so that it is now illuminated during the day without artificial

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Green-Roofed Jeju Natural Heritage Center is Carved from South Korea’s Volcanic Landscape

Green-Roofed Jeju Natural Heritage Center is Carved from South Korea’s Volcanic Landscape

From above the center is almost indistinguishable from the landscape, as the stepped green roof tops a pair of undulating wings. Views of the landscape dominate from this vantage point, which allows

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BIG to Transform Swiss Transitlager Warehouse Into a Hip Urban Development

BIG to Transform Swiss Transitlager Warehouse Into a Hip Urban Development

BIG was one of several invited firms to propose concepts for the transformation of the warehouse and their winning proposal goes beyond merely renovating the old structure. BIG's Transitlager scheme

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Gorgeous Green-Roofed Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Seeks BREEAM Excellent

Gorgeous Green-Roofed Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Seeks BREEAM Excellent

The gorgeous building holds a 450 seat chamber recital hall, a 180 seat theater, 4 rehearsal studios, an exhibition gallery, foyer, terrace, and a cafe bar. It was specifically designed to have excellent

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PNC’s New Green Skyscraper to Tap Pittsburgh’s Underground Fourth River

PNC’s New Green Skyscraper to Tap Pittsburgh’s Underground Fourth River

Over the past several years, PNC Financial Services has upped the ante on green design in downtown Pittsburgh with the 2009 construction of Three PNC Plaza, a LEED-certified office building, and the

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American Society of Landscape Architects Highlights 479 Green Infrastructure Projects

American Society of Landscape Architects Highlights 479 Green Infrastructure Projects

The American Society of Landscape Architects just released an incredible useful and comprehensive database of 479 case studies of successful “green rainwater infrastructure” projects. It

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Green-roofed Public Restroom Facility in Argentina Offers Amazing River Views

Green-roofed Public Restroom Facility in Argentina Offers Amazing River Views

Seeking to provide a sustainable public building without interfering with the park´s everyday activities, the architects had to consider many things at once. The site is located within a public park

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Mint Hotel Is a Posh Green Walled Tower Right In the Heart of London

Mint Hotel Is a Posh Green Walled Tower Right In the Heart of London

Designed by Bennetts Associates Architects, the Mint Hotel Tower of London is a modern boutique hotel located right in the heart of the city. Topped with a lush green roof and padded with Europe's largest

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BP’s Green-Roofed Refinery Office in The Netherlands is Explosion Proof

BP’s Green-Roofed Refinery Office in The Netherlands is Explosion Proof

The arced building is located in the transition zone between the harsh industrial landscape of the refinery and the lush, green wetlands of the Brielsemeer directly across the Hartel Canal. The man-made

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Green-Roofed Community Eco-Market Enlivens Locals in Kolkata

Green-Roofed Community Eco-Market Enlivens Locals in Kolkata

Located in New Town, Kolkata, this brand new community market has been designed by Trizzone Design Consultancy to create a contemporary gathering space comprised of various areas dedicated to fun

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Energy Efficient Ivy-Trimmed Campus Aarhus N Officially Opens in Denmark

Energy Efficient Ivy-Trimmed Campus Aarhus N Officially Opens in Denmark

The aim of Campus Aarhus N is to consolidate the activities of one of Denmark's largest educational institutions. Shaped like a plus sign, the 27,000 sq meter building has four wings shooting out from a

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Skye Halifax Green Skyscrapers To Be the Tallest Towers in Nova Scotia

Skye Halifax Green Skyscrapers To Be the Tallest Towers in Nova Scotia

The Canadian province of Nova Scotia is renowned for its natural beauty and fisheries, but it isn't as well known for its skyscrapers. After all, the tallest building in Halifax, the capital city, has

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Mercedes Benz Business Center is a Stacked Green-Roofed High Rise Concept for Yerevan

Mercedes Benz Business Center is a Stacked Green-Roofed High Rise Concept for Yerevan

The location of the Mercedes Benz Business Center has long been slated to become a mixed-use development and many exciting schemes like Forrest Fulton Architect's Lace Hill, have been proposed.

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Pan Gyo Complex by MACK Architects Wins Korean National Housing Contest

Pan Gyo Complex by MACK Architects Wins Korean National Housing Contest

Set amidst a heavily planted area,  the sustainable housing complex by MACK Architect(s) blends seamlessly with the plant life of the area. Pan Gyo’s common areas are heavily planted with greenery, and

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the Largest LEED Platinum Non-Profit Building in the World

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the Largest LEED Platinum Non-Profit Building in the World

The new campus occupies a site located in downtown Seattle across the street from the Space Needle. Formerly an asphalt parking lot, the site was restored with more than 40 percent of it turned into 2

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Chinese Architects Tap Tibetan Expertise in Award-Winning Niyang River Visitor Center Design

Chinese Architects Tap Tibetan Expertise in Award-Winning Niyang River Visitor Center Design

Standing on a concrete foundation, the minimalist stone building is covered with aga clay - a waterproofing and heat insulation material commonly used in Tibetan vernacular architecture. It is also useful

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Extraordinary Off-Grid Hobbit Home in Wales Only Cost £3,000 to Build

Extraordinary Off-Grid Hobbit Home in Wales Only Cost £3,000 to Build

We've noticed a surge in hobbit homes as more people throughout the world seek alternatives to the bigger is better model of living. For example, in Switzerland, one family buried their home but opted for

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University of Maryland WaterShed House Wins the 2011 Solar Decathlon!

University of Maryland WaterShed House Wins the 2011 Solar Decathlon!

The results of the 2011 Solar Decathlon have just been announced, and the winner is University of Maryland WaterShed house! The beautiful water-conservation themed house has been leading the competition

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Adelaide Zoo Entrance Boasts Living Walls and a Green Roof in Support of Native Species

Adelaide Zoo Entrance Boasts Living Walls and a Green Roof in Support of Native Species

The Adelaide Zoo Entrance Precinct was designed to create a more natural transition between the bustling world of the city and the natural world of the zoo. A series of interlinked forecourts unfold over

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Golfers Can Tee Off on This Zero-Energy Clubhouse’s Green Roof

Golfers Can Tee Off on This Zero-Energy Clubhouse’s Green Roof

The clubhouse serves multiple functions. In addition to becoming an extension of the greater greens, it has an inner courtyard where golfers finishing up their game can enjoy a meal or drink, or collect a

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Green-Roofed Urban Park Springs Up Atop a Railway Deck in Munich

Green-Roofed Urban Park Springs Up Atop a Railway Deck in Munich

The new park is built in-between a series of residential buildings that measures 300 meters long by 50 meters wide. The deck originally provided a connection between the newly built apartments and it was

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12 Staggered Green Roof Homes in Korea Bloom Create a Seasonal Symphony of Blooming Plants

12 Staggered Green Roof Homes in Korea Bloom Create a Seasonal Symphony of Blooming Plants

The designers took advantage of the site's steep slope by staggering the twelve green-topped units, which has the additional benefit of ensuring that each home has views of the surrounding valley. And

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Green-Roofed CA Academy of Sciences Crowned the World’s Largest Double LEED Platinum Building

Green-Roofed CA Academy of Sciences Crowned the World’s Largest Double LEED Platinum Building

Today the California Academy of Sciences achieved a groundbreaking feat of sustainable design as the U.S. Green Building Council presented it with its second LEED Platinum certification, making it

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Mecanoo Architecten Tops Out Its Green-Roofed Amsterdam University College

Mecanoo Architecten Tops Out Its Green-Roofed Amsterdam University College

The Amsterdam University College began in 2009 as a selective and residential honors college dedicated to international liberal arts and sciences programs that cross the boundaries between languages,

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Whittier Organic Food Center is a Self-Sustaining Vertical Farm for Los Angeles

Whittier Organic Food Center is a Self-Sustaining Vertical Farm for Los Angeles

The Whittier Organic Food Center is a state-of-the-art food production testing and learning facility that recently took top honors in the Cavin Family Travel Fellowship. The project creates opportunities

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Super Energy Efficient Warehouse Stores the British Film Institute’s Collection At Sub-Zero Temps

Super Energy Efficient Warehouse Stores the British Film Institute’s Collection At Sub-Zero Temps

Acetate and nitrate film require optimal conditions for their continued preservation and can easily burn if not protected properly. BFI knew they needed to store their film in better conditions, so they

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Crystal Palace: Slovenia’s Tallest Green-Roofed Skyscraper Features Sharp Energy Solutions

Crystal Palace: Slovenia’s Tallest Green-Roofed Skyscraper Features Sharp Energy Solutions

This skyscraper has a whopping 2500 square meters of green landscaping on its roof, as well as enough solar panels on the southern end to produce 82kWh of renewable energy. Most of the offices and shops

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