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Health Care REIT Headquarters Named Ohio’s 9th LEED Platinum Building

Health Care REIT Headquarters Named Ohio’s 9th LEED Platinum Building

The rehabbed Healthcare REIT Building is only one of nine LEED Platinum Buildings, out of 212 LEED Certified buildings in the state. The colonial façade, complete with Doric columns, welcome visitors to

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PHOTOS: Sanitov Studio’s Green Roofed Floating Home is Almost Complete – Exclusive at London Design Festival!

PHOTOS: Sanitov Studio’s Green Roofed Floating Home is Almost Complete – Exclusive at London Design Festival!

Alexander Host, the Danish designer behind many of the project's most special features, including an illuminated, sculptural facade, a waterproof hull, 93% recycled stone cladding, and many of the

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Minimumhouse: Energy Efficient Vacation Home Blends Into the Forest

Minimumhouse: Energy Efficient Vacation Home Blends Into the Forest

The Minimum house is clad with floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides. A thick timber roof and back side make the glassed-in portion appear to be outside. The fully glazed windows reduce solar gain

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Amazing Prefab “Green Box” Has a Double Vertical Garden Shooting Up Through Its Center

Amazing Prefab “Green Box” Has a Double Vertical Garden Shooting Up Through Its Center

The roof and vertical gardens are populated with autochthonaus plants, which basically means they require virtually no water, and since this one was installed in Spain, it features native species that

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Gorgeous Light-Filled Swiss Home Overlooks Lake Lugano

Gorgeous Light-Filled Swiss Home Overlooks Lake Lugano

The house is built partially embedded into the slope of a hill overlooking Lake Lugano. The villa consists of two volumes that have been oriented to fit the topography of the site - the one set above

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Green-Roofed Czech Tea House is Naturally Lit by a Gilded Oculus

Green-Roofed Czech Tea House is Naturally Lit by a Gilded Oculus

The tea house is constructed of natural and sustainable materials and designed to integrate into the surrounding landscape. The building consists of a sheltered patio area and an inner chamber made from

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Sydney’s New 1 Bligh Skyscraper is Australia’s Greenest Office Tower

Sydney’s New 1 Bligh Skyscraper is Australia’s Greenest Office Tower

The floor-to-ceiling atrium also acts as a natural cooling system, siphoning hot air and funneling it out the top of the building. Office balconies line the interior of the atrium, benefitting from the

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Underground Swiss Mountain Retreat Peeks Out From the Terraced Stone Hillside

Underground Swiss Mountain Retreat Peeks Out From the Terraced Stone Hillside

Call it natural minimalism - the über site-appropriate design is realized in large part through the dry stacked stone walls which tame the landscape and provide a natural façade. The exterior walls add

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Green-Roofed Chateau Barde-Haut in France Houses Vintage Barrels of Wine

Green-Roofed Chateau Barde-Haut in France Houses Vintage Barrels of Wine

Situated on a 17 hectare rolling plot, the winery was partly buried in order to prevent unnecessary digging. Combined with insulation provided by the vegetated roof, this smart intervention goes far to

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Spain’s Hospital Sant Joan de Reus Infuses the Urban Environment With Green Space

Spain’s Hospital Sant Joan de Reus Infuses the Urban Environment With Green Space

The hospital is composed of a series of six rectangular volumes that shoot off at perpendicular angles to the main corridor, which has a large, slanted roof that optically reduces the size of the

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Trapezoid-Shaped Eye Bank Building Hugs a Slope of Stepped Green Terraces

Trapezoid-Shaped Eye Bank Building Hugs a Slope of Stepped Green Terraces

The people behind the unreal-looking ACROS building in Japan have done it again, this time for a medical facility in Venice. Emilio Ambasz Associates touched the tips of two 12 meter pre-stained copper

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Cellular Green-Roofed Pajariro Jardin Infantil La Aurora Kindergarten Sprouts in Colombia

Cellular Green-Roofed Pajariro Jardin Infantil La Aurora Kindergarten Sprouts in Colombia

The two story kindergarten circles around a courtyard, with entrances in the front and rear of the complex. The inner courtyard gives the children an enclosed and safe area to play in, with flat stone

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Peaceful German Kindergarten Has a Green Roof with a Hole for a Tree to Grow Through!

Peaceful German Kindergarten Has a Green Roof with a Hole for a Tree to Grow Through!

Located in the Bohnsdorf-Grünau neighborhood of Berlin, an Evangelistic Church community, the school occupies a corner plot of land thick with trees. Almost a miniature forest, the plot was played up by

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Picturesque Green-Roofed Aquapark Rises Out of the Swiss Alps

Picturesque Green-Roofed Aquapark Rises Out of the Swiss Alps

Located in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, and funded by the regional state organization ACCM, the water park retreat will combine indoor and outdoor venues, making it enjoyable year round. Located on a

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The North Beach Residence is a Low Impact, Green-Roofed Summer Home on Orcas Island

The North Beach Residence is a Low Impact, Green-Roofed Summer Home on Orcas Island

Oriented perpendicular to the beach fronting the Strait of Georgia, the summer home is set back a bit from the water and placed behind a row of fir trees. Long and rectangular, the home is afforded views

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Influx Studio Unveils Spiraling Garden Museum With a Cork-Screw Green Roof for Taipei

Influx Studio Unveils Spiraling Garden Museum With a Cork-Screw Green Roof for Taipei

Circulation through the museum was a large part of the design strategy, and people are just as important to the program as the art itself. Entrance to the museum is gained through a large park surrounding

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Inhabitat Attends an Inspiring (and Soggy!) Woodland Design Lab Camping Trip in Wales

Inhabitat Attends an Inspiring (and Soggy!) Woodland Design Lab Camping Trip in Wales

On our first morning there, and all subsequent mornings, Tabitha played a few notes on her violin to wake us up (in lieu of a loud, harsh alarm clock), which is when we realized how serious these

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Steven Holl’s Horizontal Skyscraper Wins Coveted 2011 American Architecture Award!

Steven Holl’s Horizontal Skyscraper Wins Coveted 2011 American Architecture Award!

As long as the Empire State Building is tall, the horizontal skyscraper is enormous and could have had a disastrous environmental impact. Instead, by pushing it off the ground, covering it in green roofs,

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Henning Larsen’s Viborg Town Hall Boasts a Sloped Plane of Gradated Greenery

Henning Larsen’s Viborg Town Hall Boasts a Sloped Plane of Gradated Greenery

Viborg is a large city in Denmark that required a new municipal building to accommodate its steady growth. Henning Larsen won the international design competition to create a sustainable building with a

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HWKN’s Artscape is a Green-Roofed Museum That Emerges From The Ground for Taipei

HWKN’s Artscape is a Green-Roofed Museum That Emerges From The Ground for Taipei

HWKN challenged the notion of a traditional building form by merging this new space with the environment. Starting from a rectangular volume, they connected the building with the earth, covered it with a

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Dramatic Mint Hotel Amsterdam Captures the Spirit of the City in an Energy Efficient Way

Dramatic Mint Hotel Amsterdam Captures the Spirit of the City in an Energy Efficient Way

The hotel is part of a regeneration project for Amsterdam's Eastern Dock Island and its dramatic angles and radial incisions were designed to fit in with Erik van Egeraat Associates’ masterplan for the

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Awe-Inspiring Zero-Carbon Crossway Passivhaus Has a Vaulted Meadow Roof

Awe-Inspiring Zero-Carbon Crossway Passivhaus Has a Vaulted Meadow Roof

The 20 meter roof span is covered in beautiful flowers during the spring time, and integrated into the snowy landscape during winter. But nobody will go cold since a combined photovoltaic and thermal

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Gorgeous Rooftop Garden Apartment Grows Above a Warehouse in London

Gorgeous Rooftop Garden Apartment Grows Above a Warehouse in London

It took a total of 7 years to obtain the necessary properties and access rights to be able to build the apartment. After shoring up the building's structure to be able to handle the new load, a steel and

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Andrew Maynard’s Ilma Grove Is a Gorgeous Solar Passive Family Home

Andrew Maynard’s Ilma Grove Is a Gorgeous Solar Passive Family Home

The ultimate goal for the owners was to improve the home for their family and reduce their environmental footprint while still maintaining a small home. Originally the home had a brick lean-to at the rear

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Surrey Crowdsources Inspiration For New $30 Million Green Library on Facebook

Surrey Crowdsources Inspiration For New $30 Million Green Library on Facebook

Surrey City Centre Library, British Columbia's latest architectural landmark, was designed with the input of hundreds of community members. Local firm Bing Thom Architects made space for the public voice

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Sanzpont’s Busan Opera House Boasts a Gargantuan Green-Roof

Sanzpont’s Busan Opera House Boasts a Gargantuan Green-Roof

The building's LED RGB lighting lights up inside a double layer of nebular gradient silkscreened ETFE and the printed texture gradients the opacity of the skin to control sunlight and lighting. By

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The Grange Insurance Audubon Center Is Topped by a Gradated Green Roof

The Grange Insurance Audubon Center Is Topped by a Gradated Green Roof

Planning for the 18,400 sq ft center began back in 2004 with the help of the City of Columbus who took on the responsibility of rehabilitating the brownfield formerly occupied by warehouses, concrete and

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Budi Pradono’s Naturally Cooled R-House Brings Nature Indoors

Budi Pradono’s Naturally Cooled R-House Brings Nature Indoors

From the street the home looks almost typical for the neighborhood; it's graced with a large terrace that connects with the street and a gate that has been turned into a green wall. The true scale of the

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