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Miller Hull’s Green-Roofed Global Learning and the Arts Building at Cascadia Community College Receives LEED Platinum

Miller Hull’s Green-Roofed Global Learning and the Arts Building at Cascadia Community College Receives LEED Platinum

The design of the building includes the programmatic separation of private and public spaces, which have different forms of interaction with nature. The more private and contemplative spaces face the

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Rotterdam’s Stepped Central Library Sprouts a Green Roof and a Beehive!

Rotterdam’s Stepped Central Library Sprouts a Green Roof and a Beehive!

The Rotterdam Central Library launched in 1983 as an “open, inviting, centrally located building that is accessible to everyone.”  Its main feature is its striking array of yellow-painted round

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Teton County Children’s Learning Center Brings Sustainable Design to Jackson, Wyoming

Teton County Children’s Learning Center Brings Sustainable Design to Jackson, Wyoming

Creatively named “The Ranch,” the Rafter J Childcare facility was designed by the team of architects to achieve three objectives: to fit into the ranch-like neighborhood, experientially stimulate the

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Striking Green-roofed Earthwall 2 Residence is an Energy Efficient Groundscraper in Idaho

Striking Green-roofed Earthwall 2 Residence is an Energy Efficient Groundscraper in Idaho

At 5994 square feet, Earthwall 2 is no tiny home, but a series of sensitive interventions compensate for its large footprint. Built with the designer's own post-tensioned steel rammed earth construction

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Leers Weinzapfel Associates Completes LEED Gold-Designed Oak Hall at University of Connecticut

Leers Weinzapfel Associates Completes LEED Gold-Designed Oak Hall at University of Connecticut

Oak Hall, the twin to the first LEED Gold building Laurel Hall, is the new home of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences’ journalism, economics, languages, and linguistics departments. These brick

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Tiered Green Roofs Crown the Landmark Bobigny School in France

Tiered Green Roofs Crown the Landmark Bobigny School in France

Located on a tight urban block, the school is one part of a larger complex, but it was primarily important to ensure that the children should feel protected. This sensibility is achieved with the

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Green-roofed Helsinki Library Boasts an Invigorating Mix of Fixed and Flexible Spaces

Green-roofed Helsinki Library Boasts an Invigorating Mix of Fixed and Flexible Spaces

The flexible sections of the library will include cafes, areas for children and open reading spaces. These areas will be fluid, column-free and connected by a series of stairs and ramps. And all of it

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Energy-Efficient Boat House Rises Like a Reed From Austria’s Milstätter Lake

Energy-Efficient Boat House Rises Like a Reed From Austria’s Milstätter Lake

Inspired by the ecology of the shoreline, MHM Architects designed and built this striking boat house on Milstätter Lake in Austria. The structure is set on pier foundations over the water, but it is

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Green-Roofed Thurrock Workshop Builds Stage Sets For London’s Royal Opera House

Green-Roofed Thurrock Workshop Builds Stage Sets For London’s Royal Opera House

In 2007, the Royal Opera House appointed Nicholas Hare Architects to design a new production workshop for set construction and fabrication at a new site in Purfleet Essex. Inside the large warehouse-style

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Nelson Cultural Center: A LEED Gold Addition to the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis

Nelson Cultural Center: A LEED Gold Addition to the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis

The American Swedish Institute has long been a destination and gathering place for Swedish Americans in Minneapolis' culturally diverse Phillips West Neighborhood - and now it has even more to boast

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Stepped Wildflower Roofs Top the Innovative Church Walk Housing Block in London

Stepped Wildflower Roofs Top the Innovative Church Walk Housing Block in London

Constructed mostly with prefabricated cross laminate timber and Douglas Fir skirting, the Church Walk housing block sits on a brick base set in lime mortar. North-facing windows combined with the

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DAPstockholm’s Energy-Efficient Villa Midgard is Nestled Into the Swedish Countryside

DAPstockholm’s Energy-Efficient Villa Midgard is Nestled Into the Swedish Countryside

Villa Midgard sits nestled into a site cut out of the rocky terrain of a hillside. As visitors approach the site, they are met by a green-roofed garage that appears to grow from the rock of the earth.

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Vo Trong Nghia’s Modern Blue Stone House Sports a Rising Green Roof in Viet Nam

Vo Trong Nghia’s Modern Blue Stone House Sports a Rising Green Roof in Viet Nam

Stepping away from the architectural status quo of a residential neighborhood en route to the famed and magical Ha Long Bay, Vo Trong Nghia stacked hundreds of smooth blue stones on top of one another in

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B House is an Awesome Prefabricated Off-Grid Home in Kumamoto, Japan

B House is an Awesome Prefabricated Off-Grid Home in Kumamoto, Japan

The initial shell cost $154,000, which is said to be on the low end of local home prices, and was constructed off site before it was assembled on its present lot in 2009. All of the basics of sustainable

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Sweden’s Thatched Takern Visitor Center is Home to 100 Species of Birds

Sweden’s Thatched Takern Visitor Center is Home to 100 Species of Birds

Wingårdhs's Lake Tåkern visitor center provides a place for birds to retreat as well as nesting materials for birds to build their own cozy houses. The asymmetrical center is formed around a central

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Catholic University of America Gets a Brand New Green Roof in Washington

Catholic University of America Gets a Brand New Green Roof in Washington

The 1,488 square-foot green roof on Aquinas Hall is an effort that University president John Garvey calls “a living example of environmental stewardship.” The installation will be adjacent to the

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Striking Green-Roofed Rieteiland-Oost Island House Built With Sustainable Timber

Striking Green-Roofed Rieteiland-Oost Island House Built With Sustainable Timber

In addition to using only sustainable timber (and a whole lot of it for framing, external shutters that control solar gain, a beautiful spiral staircase, as well as decking), Egeon Architecten went to

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Green-Roofed Belfort Sports Center is a Shining New Urban Catalyst in France

Green-Roofed Belfort Sports Center is a Shining New Urban Catalyst in France

The sprawling sports center is partially tucked into a hillside and topped with a massive green roof that allows it to blend into the surrounding park - a mainstay for outdoor recreation. This landscaped

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Buro Ole Scheeren Unveils Plans for Green-Roofed DUO Towers in Singapore

Buro Ole Scheeren Unveils Plans for Green-Roofed DUO Towers in Singapore

DUO is set to be located adjacent to the Kampong Glam district on an open site in between a number of other high rise towers. The design seeks to improve connectivity on the site as well as to the other

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MW Works Architecture’s Push_Pull Residence Fits into Tight Site in Seattle

MW Works Architecture’s Push_Pull Residence Fits into Tight Site in Seattle

As MW Works pushed and pulled the spaces of the residence within the site, the building began to form natural courtyards that gave the family privacy and natural light. The long face of the home opens up

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God’s Loftstory: LKSVDD Transforms 1928 Church into Daylight-Filled Home with Shipping Container Studio

God’s Loftstory: LKSVDD Transforms 1928 Church into Daylight-Filled Home with Shipping Container Studio

The renovation of the church was designed as an open structure, which takes advantage of the spaciousness of the 1100 cubic meter volume. The design team at LKSVDD Architecten preserved the stained glass,

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Klyde Warren Park Adds Much-Needed Green Space Atop the I-35 Freeway in Downtown Dallas

Klyde Warren Park Adds Much-Needed Green Space Atop the I-35 Freeway in Downtown Dallas

Photo by Mark Andrew Boyer for Inhabitat At just over 5 acres, Klyde Warren Park isn't a big park -- it spans just two city blocks. It's big enough to make an impression, and to help Dallas transition

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Kasetsart University in Thailand Builds an Innovative Rooftop Garden on Campus

Kasetsart University in Thailand Builds an Innovative Rooftop Garden on Campus

After devastating floods hit Bangkok in 2011 leaving university staff cut off from food, Kasetsart University decided to build an urban farm on the rooftop of their Faculty of Architecture building to not

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Logroño’s Stunning New High Speed Rail Station is Topped With a Public Park

Logroño’s Stunning New High Speed Rail Station is Topped With a Public Park

Abalos+Sentkiewicz Arquitectos' new high speed train station is part of a larger project to create a transportation hub, public park and housing development on a single site in the riverside city of

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Bogota’s Ecotelhado Colombia is Topped With a Gorgeous Rooftop Garden

Bogota’s Ecotelhado Colombia is Topped With a Gorgeous Rooftop Garden

Ecotelhado Colombia is a beautiful hotel in the heart of Bogotá topped with a green rooftop garden. An intensive renovation transformed the roof of the 50-year-old building into a verdant space that

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Grass-roofed Qualico Family Center is an Elevated Extension of Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Park

Grass-roofed Qualico Family Center is an Elevated Extension of Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Park

Completed in 2011, the 1,000 square meter facility was constructed in a natural clearing on the edge of the forest to mitigate cutting down trees, while those trees that were felled were used for the

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Basalt Ca’Paco is a Quiet, Green-Roofed Home in the Canary Islands

Basalt Ca’Paco is a Quiet, Green-Roofed Home in the Canary Islands

Equipo Olivares' Ca'Paco house is sensitive to the environment while reflecting the surrounding landscape. In fact, the home has its own topography with a driveway that sinks down to a lower level with

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House MJ by Kombinat is a Sustainable Slovenian Gem in the Forests of Novo Mesto

House MJ by Kombinat is a Sustainable Slovenian Gem in the Forests of Novo Mesto

House MJ is a split-level home with a concrete garage dug snuggly into the hill where the driveway meets the property. The garage has a cantilevered green roof, which extends to shelter the cars and the

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Coruña’s Green-Roofed Town Hall Echoes the Gorgeous Countryside of Galicia, Spain

Coruña’s Green-Roofed Town Hall Echoes the Gorgeous Countryside of Galicia, Spain

Keeping in harmony with the lush landscape of the northern Spain town, Rojo/Fernández-Shaw Architects created a structure that echoes the rural splendor of the Galicia area. Paying tribute to the

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Green-Roofed Maison L Renovation in France Scoops RIBA’s 2012 Manser Medal for New Home Design

Green-Roofed Maison L Renovation in France Scoops RIBA’s 2012 Manser Medal for New Home Design

Angela Brady said "Maison L is a stunningly original house that creatively responds to the needs of its household – here everyone has their own private bedroom tower, but can come together in the most

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