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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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Supersonic Wind Tunnel Building Renovated Into Daylit ACCD South Campus In Pasadena

Supersonic Wind Tunnel Building Renovated Into Daylit ACCD South Campus In Pasadena

The original facility helped aircraft companies test their designs until after the Cold War, when Dacor Corporation took it over to build high-end kitchen appliances. The arts college, which is based on

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AETER Architects Unveils Utopian Eco Island for Hong Kong Border Crossing

AETER Architects Unveils Utopian Eco Island for Hong Kong Border Crossing

Spanning the Shenzhen River, the Eco-Land island terminal links economic powerhouse Shenzhen and its neighbors in the Guangdong province with the international finance and trade center of Hong Kong. The

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Queens Botanical Garden’s LEED Platinum Visitors Center Boasts a Sloping Green Roof

Queens Botanical Garden’s LEED Platinum Visitors Center Boasts a Sloping Green Roof

New York City is chock full of eye-catching green buildings, but sometimes you've got to go off the beaten Manhattan path to see the truly inspiring sustainable buildings. Next time you're looking for

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Adjustable XBO Mobile Unit Redefines the Mobile Home

Adjustable XBO Mobile Unit Redefines the Mobile Home

XBO Mobile was initially conceived as part of the innovative European exhibition called PARASITE, a forward thinking architecture show standing for “Prototypes for Amphibious, Readymade, Advanced,

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Solar Powered 20th Street Offices Show Off Brilliant Sustainable Design in Santa Monica

Solar Powered 20th Street Offices Show Off Brilliant Sustainable Design in Santa Monica

Belzberg's offices are a great way to show off smart green design to its clients and the LEED Gold rating helps back up its claims. The roof is topped off with drought tolerant California native plants

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Architect Barbie’s Winning Dream House Design Unveiled – And it Has a Green Roof!

Architect Barbie’s Winning Dream House Design Unveiled – And it Has a Green Roof!

As you might expect, Barbie only gets the best, so her green dream home is a modern marvel with plenty of room for entertaining. It's designed to conform to USGBC standards for green building, meets the

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Gorgeous Green-Roofed Ninety7 Home Sits Atop Singapore’s Siglap Hill

Gorgeous Green-Roofed Ninety7 Home Sits Atop Singapore’s Siglap Hill

Ninety7 sits atop Siglap Hill, which offers prominent views of the city. The third floor is set aside for the master bedroom and family room, the second floor accommodates the living and dining area, and

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Amazing San Francisco Victorian Renovation Marries the Old With Sustainable Modern

Amazing San Francisco Victorian Renovation Marries the Old With Sustainable Modern

Built in the 1880's the original 3-story home was by itself on top of a hill. Over the years, as roads changed and more houses were built, the original home was extended through a series of unorganized

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World’s Highest Tennis Court: Green Roof Built Atop The Burj al Arab In Dubai

World’s Highest Tennis Court: Green Roof Built Atop The Burj al Arab In Dubai

The Burj al Arab is the fourth tallest hotel in the world at 321 m (1,053 ft) and stands out in the water on its own artificial island. Resembling the sail of a ship, the iconic hotel gives itself a 7

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LEED Platinum Bagley Classroom Aims for Passive House and Net Zero Energy

LEED Platinum Bagley Classroom Aims for Passive House and Net Zero Energy

The list of the building's achievements is remarkable. The core of the project is its super efficient walls, which are made from 16 inches of Structural Insulated Panels or SIPs. Built to Passive House

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RIBA Award-Winning Dental Practice Rises From The Lush British Countryside

RIBA Award-Winning Dental Practice Rises From The Lush British Countryside

Situated within the quiet town of Ivybridge in Britain's southwestern corner, Brown’s Dental Practice is not your average dentists office. Designed by David Sheppard Architects using local materials

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Korea’s Lotte Department Store To Be Topped with an iPod-Inspired Green Roof

Korea’s Lotte Department Store To Be Topped with an iPod-Inspired Green Roof

Way-Pod was inspired by the iPod and consists of  'Way' (a free elevated corridor) and 'Pod' (pay areas that provide entertainment, culture and fun). The combination of the two areas encourages everyone

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Charming Japanese Residence Has a Green Roofed Garage Perfect for A Car Hobbyist

Charming Japanese Residence Has a Green Roofed Garage Perfect for A Car Hobbyist

Set next to a rice field, the home enjoys views out over farmland and is very privately situated. Organized in a U-shape around a courtyard and projected by the garage on the side facing the road, the

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Beautiful Roldan School Keeps Cool Under a Cover of Green

Beautiful Roldan School Keeps Cool Under a Cover of Green

In order to accommodate new students, Huma Arquitectura relied on a horizontal plan of home-styled buildings linked together that can be easily expanded. The interior has been left quite raw, using less

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Sneaky Water Reservoir in Swiss Urban Park is Disguised by Green Grass

Sneaky Water Reservoir in Swiss Urban Park is Disguised by Green Grass

This necessary water works renovation challenges the notion that infrastructure has to be ugly. Recognizing the importance of the urban park to Basel citizens, the city ensured that the reservoir would

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Renzo Piano Unveils Green-Roofed Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center for Athens

Renzo Piano Unveils Green-Roofed Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center for Athens

The cultural center has been in the works since 2009, but the final plans were only just revealed at the end of June. The SNFCC overlooks the Athens' waterfront and will house a new opera house for the

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Haunting Green-Roofed Museum in Palmiry Honors Polish Holocaust Victims

Haunting Green-Roofed Museum in Palmiry Honors Polish Holocaust Victims

The rusted steel facade is pierced with 2,252 holes that represent each of the people who lost their lives, while a glass wall overlooks the cemetery and three crosses. Even if these materials are not

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INTERVIEW: Paul Kephart of Rana Creek

INTERVIEW: Paul Kephart of Rana Creek

As far as green roof designers go, you can't get much more committed or accomplished than the team at Rana Creek. While their name often gets partially eclipsed by the names of their starchitect

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Beautiful Green Roofed School Rises Like a Hill in Créteil, France

Beautiful Green Roofed School Rises Like a Hill in Créteil, France

The campus's layered program is carefully designed to isolate learning environments, setting the main assembly areas, library and media rooms partially below grade and stacking the classrooms above. Two

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Rolling Green-Roofed Environmental Center Made from 65 Shipping Containers

Rolling Green-Roofed Environmental Center Made from 65 Shipping Containers

This incredible environmental center in Long Beach, California is made from shipping containers discarded at the world's second busiest port. The eCORRE COMPLEX, The Environmental Center of Regenerative

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Green-Roofed Terminal Building Spans River to Connect Shenzen and Hong Kong

Green-Roofed Terminal Building Spans River to Connect Shenzen and Hong Kong

The building's soft form appears to float over the river and contrasts with the rigid struc­ture of the surrounding truck park­ing and. Organization and design of the building largely hinged on

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PHOTOS: A First Look Inside BIG’s Stunning Green-Roofed 8 Tallet Eco-Village

PHOTOS: A First Look Inside BIG’s Stunning Green-Roofed 8 Tallet Eco-Village

At 476 units, 8 Tallet is Denmark's largest housing complex. The structure's most distinguishing feature is a wide promenade that weaves through the entire building from the bottom to the top, affording

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Tetris-Like India Glycols Office Complex is Cooled by Interior Pools, Courtyards and Green Roofs

Tetris-Like India Glycols Office Complex is Cooled by Interior Pools, Courtyards and Green Roofs

This Tetris-shaped corporate office for India Glycols was designed to provide a first-class working environment that encourages employee socialization. Designed by Morphogenesis, it has a solid geometric

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Green-Roofed Sydhavn School Will Terrace Elegantly Down to Copenhagen’s Harbor

Green-Roofed Sydhavn School Will Terrace Elegantly Down to Copenhagen’s Harbor

Extending into the water, the school and adjacent sports center connect with the harbor like a ship alongside a quay. The buildings open up to the sea with terraces placed at various levels to provide

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Rolling Green Roofed Country Homes to Be Made of Old Lancashire Water Tanks

Rolling Green Roofed Country Homes to Be Made of Old Lancashire Water Tanks

The rolling green roofs are comprised of native grasses that insulate the building and ensure that it fits unobtrusively within the rest of the site. Roof lights keep the building well-lit during the day,

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Striking Green-Roofed Concert Hall Sprouts in Soignies, Belgium

Striking Green-Roofed Concert Hall Sprouts in Soignies, Belgium

Designed by BE Weinand and L’Escaut Architects, the project serves as a cultural center and a public venue. The plan features a large plaza and outdoor amphitheater for concerts, and a gathering place

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Latticed Mixed-Use V Tower Rises From a Rooftop Park and Garden

Latticed Mixed-Use V Tower Rises From a Rooftop Park and Garden

Designed by Meridian 105 Architecture, V Tower is a grand, green residential high rise emerging from a base of retail, restaurant, cafe, and parking space. The project seeks to create a new ground plane

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