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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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Paddington Walk Gardens: 3 Rooftop Sanctuaries That Travel the World Without Leaving London

Paddington Walk Gardens: 3 Rooftop Sanctuaries That Travel the World Without Leaving London

The rooftop gardens are the "icing on the cake" so to speak for a group of new homes built as part of the regeneration of the Paddington Basin neighborhood. Each space boasts spectacular views of the

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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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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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It’s Always Play Time at Henning Larsen’s Beautiful Green-Roofed Day Care Center in Denmark

It’s Always Play Time at Henning Larsen’s Beautiful Green-Roofed Day Care Center in Denmark

Decidedly minimalist, Henning Larsen chose glass and wood for the Bernts Have day care center commissioned by the municipality of Holbæk. The tall glass windows invite light deep into the building and

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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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JDS’ Rolling Birkegade Rooftop Park & Playground Graces Top Of Copenhagen Penthouses

JDS’ Rolling Birkegade Rooftop Park & Playground Graces Top Of Copenhagen Penthouses

JDS Architects designed a set of three penthouse apartments and on top of them, placed a 1,000 sq meter rooftop terrace for the residents' use. The firm's idea was to create a "missing garden" above the

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