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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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Solar Decathlon 2011: Butterfly-Roofed WaterShed House Mimics Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem

Solar Decathlon 2011: Butterfly-Roofed WaterShed House Mimics Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem

After winning the 2007 US Solar Decathlon, and placing second in the world, the University of Maryland team is well poised for this year's intercollegiate competition. Their solar-powered house, called

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Green-Roofed Euclid Avenue House is an Ecologically Sensitive Dream Home

Green-Roofed Euclid Avenue House is an Ecologically Sensitive Dream Home

The compact home is located on a standard 20 foot-wide downtown Toronto lot. To make the 1,550 sq ft home bigger than it seems, the ground floor features tall 12-foot ceilings, an open floor plan, and

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The Wheeler School Student Center Is a Green-Roofed Glass Gem

The Wheeler School Student Center Is a Green-Roofed Glass Gem

The 10,000 sq ft addition to the campus provides direct connections to both the Alumni House and the Student Union. Every day, the 1,000 students, teachers, staff and parents enter the student center to

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Gorgeous Green-Roofed Structure Hides a Massive Parking Lot

Gorgeous Green-Roofed Structure Hides a Massive Parking Lot

Bing Thom was asked to design a parking structure for the university that wouldn't take up valuable campus space, but would also centralize parking and help reinvigorate the campus. The solution was to

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Spectacular Green Roofed House Built Right into a Sand Dune Is Looking for a Buyer

Spectacular Green Roofed House Built Right into a Sand Dune Is Looking for a Buyer

Morgan built the Dune House in the '70s right next to this own home as a rental property. The site was characterized by a natural dune created by Hurricane Dora in 1964, and while Morgan wanted to develop

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Gorgeous Green-Roofed Black Sheep House Looks Out to Sea

Gorgeous Green-Roofed Black Sheep House Looks Out to Sea

Black Sheep House was borne from the dream and hard work of Yorkshire couple Pete and Christine Hope. When they found an old stable in the remote location of the Isle of Harris, they decided to renovate

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Space Invaders: NL Architects Unveils Green-Roofed Apartments That Resemble the Classic Video Game

Space Invaders: NL Architects Unveils Green-Roofed Apartments That Resemble the Classic Video Game

NL Architects was asked by Yo2 to join forces and work on a proposal for a residential development in the city of Gapyong, which is outside of Seoul. While Yo2 worked on the masterplan, NL Architects

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Casa VSP+JUR: Green-Roofed Mini Home in Cancun is Just the Right Size

Casa VSP+JUR: Green-Roofed Mini Home in Cancun is Just the Right Size

The sloping green roof is very attractive and helps the home snuggle into its environment. Sanzpont was focused on ensuring that their imprint remain as discreet as the home's overall environmental

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Brilliant Brazilian Office Tower Marries Form with Efficiency

Brilliant Brazilian Office Tower Marries Form with Efficiency

This beautiful mid-rise in Brazil will soon be the home of the Council of Administration of Santa Catarina. AUM arquiteto’s winning design not only achieves visual richness in a simple form, but it

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Cylindrical Green Roofed Japanese Tsunami Control Center Lets Waves Pass Right Underneath

Cylindrical Green Roofed Japanese Tsunami Control Center Lets Waves Pass Right Underneath

Looptecture F was built to monitor and aid in the event of a tsunami as well as to educate visitors about the dangers of tsunamis. Inside the two-story building is space for the control room, an

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Steven Holl Unveils Solar Powered Doctorate’s Building At The National University of Colombia

Steven Holl Unveils Solar Powered Doctorate’s Building At The National University of Colombia

Loving pretty much everything Steven Holl does, we were excited to see the the architect's preliminary concept designs for the new Doctorate's Building at the National University of Colombia in Bogotá

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Huntingdon Estate: New Twisting Green Roofed Tower for London’s East End

Huntingdon Estate: New Twisting Green Roofed Tower for London’s East End

A former industrial site in London’s East End will be getting an uplifting transformation as a twisting commercial, residential and cultural high rise designed by Amanda Levete Architects. Located in

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Mattel Designer Builds Gorgeous Turquoise Dream Home from Shipping Containers

Mattel Designer Builds Gorgeous Turquoise Dream Home from Shipping Containers

In the world of sustainable architecture and affordable living, shipping container homes are a great solution for the budget-minded seeking a low-maintenance and eco-friendly living situation -- and

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Beautiful Green Roof Garden Tops the Gary Comer Youth Center in Chicago

Beautiful Green Roof Garden Tops the Gary Comer Youth Center in Chicago

This 8,160 square foot roof garden in Chicago, designed by Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects, is an after-school learning space. Under the guidance of a garden manager, kids use this urban agriculture

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Sloping Roofs Planted with Succulents Top Each Bancroft Green Townhome in Philly

Sloping Roofs Planted with Succulents Top Each Bancroft Green Townhome in Philly

Bancroft Green was developed by the multi-talented Seibert brothers, G.C. and Scott, who are well-known on the Philly green home building scene. The sustainable-minded siblings scouted a series of vacant

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Foster + Partners’ Aldar Central Market Adds a Vibrant Green Roof to Abu Dhabi

Foster + Partners’ Aldar Central Market Adds a Vibrant Green Roof to Abu Dhabi

The Central Market is one of the oldest areas in Abu Dhabi. Foster and Partners wanted to respect that, by making a shopping complex that does not evoke the commercial banality of the shopping mall.

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House Ocho Is a Green Roof Mountain Retreat Tucked Away in Carmel, California

House Ocho Is a Green Roof Mountain Retreat Tucked Away in Carmel, California

Built into the side of a hill, the House Ocho in Carmel, California is a sustainable house offering breathtaking views. Designed by Feldman Architecture, a lush green roof was built on the top with the

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Stylish H2hotel Features An Undulating Green Roof and a Bevy of Eco Amenities

Stylish H2hotel Features An Undulating Green Roof and a Bevy of Eco Amenities

The hotel's site, which was formerly a defunct gas station, is now a vibrant space in the downtown area with an engaging ground floor that draws in more than just hotel guests. Accordian-style glass doors

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Cascadia Center For Sustainable Design Aims To Be Most Efficient Commercial Building In The World

Cascadia Center For Sustainable Design Aims To Be Most Efficient Commercial Building In The World

The Cascadia Center will be a mixed-use commercial and office building and will eventually serve as the future headquarters of the Bullitt Foundation. Located at the crossroads between Seattle's Central

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Japan’s Green-Roofed Villa Ronde is a Self-Cooling Seaside Oasis

Japan’s Green-Roofed Villa Ronde is a Self-Cooling Seaside Oasis

The circular shape of the Villa helps protect it by deflect the strong typhoon winds that are common in the area. These same winds help ventilate and cool the interior of the Villa, thanks to the

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NL Architects Unveil Knokke-Heist School Blanketed With a Green Roof

NL Architects Unveil Knokke-Heist School Blanketed With a Green Roof

The center of the school is a multifunctional hall, which can operate as a gymnasium, a meeting place, a theatre, and a public place for ceremonies and festivals. An internal corridor wraps around the

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Affordable Accommodation for the Eco-Conscious Traveller in Buenos Aires

Affordable Accommodation for the Eco-Conscious Traveller in Buenos Aires

If you're an eco-conscious traveller planning to visit Buenos Aires on a tight budget, don't worry, you don't have to leave your green lifestyle behind. The Eco-Pampa Hostel located in the

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The Greenest House in Chicago is a Self-Sufficient Clean Tech Showcase

The Greenest House in Chicago is a Self-Sufficient Clean Tech Showcase

This house is so green, it would take four pages to list all of its features, but we'll give you a few of the best. Designed for a family of three, the modular eco-home features energy-efficient heated

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LEED Platinum Vancouver Convention Centre Takes Home Top Ten AIA COTE Award

LEED Platinum Vancouver Convention Centre Takes Home Top Ten AIA COTE Award

Building Vancouver Convention Centre West (LCCW) involved integrating a 22-acre site to create a fluid transition between the urban fabric, pedestrian paths and the harbor. The main feature of the project

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Spanish Train Station Renovated Into A Green-Roofed Youth & Public Art Center

Spanish Train Station Renovated Into A Green-Roofed Youth & Public Art Center

The site of the train station was owned and operated by the Ferrocarriles de Vía Estrecha (FEVE light rail line), but the station had fallen into disuse. Since it's located in a very busy part of the

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