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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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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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PHOTOS: Japan’s ACROS Building is a Mountainous Green-Roofed Pyramid Planted With Trees

PHOTOS: Japan’s ACROS Building is a Mountainous Green-Roofed Pyramid Planted With Trees

Things have changed since we last wrote about ACROS. When the building, which was designed by Emilio Ambasz & Associates, was first built, many of the trees that make up its "step garden" were still

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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 Floating House by Hyunjoon Yoo Is Feng Shui Approved

Green-Roofed Floating House by Hyunjoon Yoo Is Feng Shui Approved

Made from black concrete to give the building a "heavy" presence requested by the lady of the house, it is set up on stout pillars. This creates shaded space below, in addition to elevating the

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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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