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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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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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