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Mill Valley Cabins Are Green-Roofed, Low-Impact Studios That Disappear Into the Forest

Mill Valley Cabins Are Green-Roofed, Low-Impact Studios That Disappear Into the Forest

The Mill Valley Cabins provide accessory space for both a yoga studio and an art studio on a hillside lot north of San Francisco. Feldman Architecture was asked by their clients to create the additional

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Renovated 6 Beavis Marks Will Feature Lush Rooftop Gardens in London

Renovated 6 Beavis Marks Will Feature Lush Rooftop Gardens in London

6 Beavis Marks was originally built in the 1980s, but has since become outdated and energy inefficient. Fletcher Priest Architects has been tasked with redoing the building and have designed the major

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Lakeside Green-Roofed Spa and Hotel Blends into the Swiss Landscape

Lakeside Green-Roofed Spa and Hotel Blends into the Swiss Landscape

Switzerland takes nature conservation very seriously, but good design and style are equally important. This beautiful hotel, if realized, would strike the perfect balance between the two. By stacking the

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Bioclimatic House is a Green-Roofed Island Paradise Set Next to Wind Farm on Tenerife

Bioclimatic House is a Green-Roofed Island Paradise Set Next to Wind Farm on Tenerife

The Bioclimatic House by Ruiz Larrea and Associates has a wind farm right in its back yard, so when it came to the design, high winds had to be accounted for. Located next the to wind park of Granadilla

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Arlevagen is a Charming Low-Energy, Green-Roofed Housing Development in Sweden

Arlevagen is a Charming Low-Energy, Green-Roofed Housing Development in Sweden

Arlevagen is a development of 8 houses located on a hillside in Floda with beautiful views of lake Sävelången. Helhetshus designed the development in order to offer affordable, energy-efficient, modern

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Städel Museum Renovated with a Gorgeous Green Roof Dotted With Skylights

Städel Museum Renovated with a Gorgeous Green Roof Dotted With Skylights

The Städel Museum reopened to the public last weekend after 3 years of renovations and expansions by local Frankfurt firm, Schneider Schumacher. The renovation included an extension placed along the

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NRJA Proposes to Renovate Historic Latvian Police Station With Pop Up Modern Addition

NRJA Proposes to Renovate Historic Latvian Police Station With Pop Up Modern Addition

A police station built in the early 20th century in Riga, Latvia is hosting a competition to renovate the site, and architecture firm NRJA (which stands for No Rules Just Architecture - just about the

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Green-Roofed Linnaeusborg Centre for Life Sciences is a Zig-Zagging Horizontal Tower

Green-Roofed Linnaeusborg Centre for Life Sciences is a Zig-Zagging Horizontal Tower

Linnaeusborg is the facility for the Centre for Life Sciences at the University of Groningen and was designed by Rudy Uytenhaak Architectenbureau. Situated on the eastern side of the campus, the building

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Modern Richardson Apartments Provide Low Income Housing In the Heart of San Francisco

Modern Richardson Apartments Provide Low Income Housing In the Heart of San Francisco

The Richardson Apartments by David Baker + Partners are named in honor of Drs. Julian and Raye Richardson, local activists and founders of Marcus Books, the oldest black bookstore in the country, founded

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18th Century Romanian Bastion Transformed Into Green-Roofed Public Center

18th Century Romanian Bastion Transformed Into Green-Roofed Public Center

The complex was initially in a state of disrepair, and the architects took great care in removing cement patches added in the 70s which would have further deteriorated the original brick. The design was

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Grimshaw Breaks Ground on the Miami Science Museum Which Will Be Its Own Living Exhibit

Grimshaw Breaks Ground on the Miami Science Museum Which Will Be Its Own Living Exhibit

Grimshaw Architects broke ground on the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science in downtown Miami’s Museum Park last Friday. The 250,000 square-foot complex is expected to be among the world’s

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Green Roofed Vancouver Residence is the First LEED Platinum Home in Western Canada

Green Roofed Vancouver Residence is the First LEED Platinum Home in Western Canada

West 21st is a 3,070 sq ft singly family home with a detached garage built on a 42 ft wide lot surrounded by traditional craftsman style homes. This addition to the neighborhood features clean, modern

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Jarmund/Vigsnæs Arkitekter’s Colorful Truck Stop In Norway Is Topped of with a Green Roof

Jarmund/Vigsnæs Arkitekter’s Colorful Truck Stop In Norway Is Topped of with a Green Roof

During the winter time, the only feature of the truck inspection station that is visible is the brightly painted orange facade. Measuring 3,315 sq ft, and boasting a green roof for improved insulation,

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Perkins+Will’s Kuwait University Model School Will Be A Living Green Laboratory

Perkins+Will’s Kuwait University Model School Will Be A Living Green Laboratory

The Kuwait University Model School by Perkins+Will will provide education for the community's 700 kindergarten through 12th grade children and some of Kuwait University's own students. The school's

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Austria’s Climate Protection Supermarket Produces More Energy Than It Uses

Austria’s Climate Protection Supermarket Produces More Energy Than It Uses

The Climate Protection Supermarket by LOVE Architecture is self-sufficient in terms of energy production and actually produces more than the store uses, making it Austria’s first energy self-sufficient

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Green-Roofed Norwegian Summer Home Blends in With its Beautiful Surroundings

Green-Roofed Norwegian Summer Home Blends in With its Beautiful Surroundings

This rebuilt summer lodge in Skåtøy, Norway by Filter Arkitekter blends into its beautiful surroundings while keeping a small environmental footprint.  The owners wanted a cottage that opened up to

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South Africa’s First Hemp House Goes Greener With a Planted Roof (VIDEO)

South Africa’s First Hemp House Goes Greener With a Planted Roof (VIDEO)

Tony explains that the green roof is planted with sour figs - a very sturdy succulent that requires very little water and that spreads quickly. The numerous benefits of a planted roof include rainwater

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Montreal’s Biosphere Environmental Museum Resides Inside Massive Buckminster Fuller Geodesic Dome

Montreal’s Biosphere Environmental Museum Resides Inside Massive Buckminster Fuller Geodesic Dome

The Biosphere is one of the only museums of its kind, dedicated solely to the environment and environmental education. Each of the halls in the museum are dedicated to a series of rotating exhibitions,

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Gorgeous Green-Roofed 2 Bar House by Feldman Architecture Springs Up in Menlo Park, CA

Gorgeous Green-Roofed 2 Bar House by Feldman Architecture Springs Up in Menlo Park, CA

Feldman Architecture removed an old, inefficient structure on the site of the 2 Bar home to make room for the new modern project. The home was built for an active family that enjoys both indoor and

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Joly & Loiret’s Wood-Wrapped French Racetrack Blends Into the Earth

Joly & Loiret’s Wood-Wrapped French Racetrack Blends Into the Earth

Joly & Loiret describe the project, saying: “Instead of creating a ‘building’ in the classic sense of the term, this intervention follows the natural lay of the land. Blurring the

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6 Green Roof Resorts from Around the World!

6 Green Roof Resorts from Around the World!

Magic Mountain Lodge This extraordinary retreat sits in a diverse forest region in northern Patagonia and is a base camp at the Hulio Hulio preserve for ecotourists looking to spot a puma or explore the

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PICS: The Montreal Center for Sustainable Development Boasts a Lush Vertical Garden and Green Roof

PICS: The Montreal Center for Sustainable Development Boasts a Lush Vertical Garden and Green Roof

Equiterre’s new headquarters has helped foster symbiosis through the tenants it has curated to share the new green design space. Sharing their space also attracts a mix of audience, bringing in the

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Montreal’s Historic Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel Grows its Own Produce on an Edible Roof Garden

Montreal’s Historic Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel Grows its Own Produce on an Edible Roof Garden

The lobby of the hotel has all the features that luxury hotels are made of:  friendly staff, ample suites decorated with historic flair, award winning 5 star restaurants, and furnishings and décor that

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Japan’s House C is Covered with a Swaying Wildflower Prairie

Japan’s House C is Covered with a Swaying Wildflower Prairie

House C is located in Chiba, Japan, between the mountains and the ocean where the family likes to come on weekends to get out Tokyo to enjoy nature. They are avid gardeners and wanted plants to be part of

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Gorgeous Green-Roofed Cliff Home Sits on the Water’s Edge in Gig Harbor, Washington

Gorgeous Green-Roofed Cliff Home Sits on the Water’s Edge in Gig Harbor, Washington

The Cliff House was built in response to the unique site conditions and uses them to create a wonderful new private residence. The old house and boathouse were torn down to make way for a new, energy

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Cedar-Clad Malbaie V Residence is Topped With a Flourishing Green Roof

Cedar-Clad Malbaie V Residence is Topped With a Flourishing Green Roof

Mu Architecture's Malbaie V residence is a gorgeous cedar-clad volume that overlooks the ocean through big open windows that suffuse the interior with daylight. Planks of natural wood are used for the

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Beautiful Green-Roofed Barn Extension in France is Barely Visible From Afar

Beautiful Green-Roofed Barn Extension in France is Barely Visible From Afar

This barn extension in the Pyrénées Mountains has a gorgeous green roof that minimizes its impact on an incredible site overlooking the Adour de Lesponne river valley in France. When the client

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The Muse: Bere Architects’ Paradisiacal London Home Has Four Roof Gardens, Forty Trees, Ponds and Meadows

The Muse: Bere Architects’ Paradisiacal London Home Has Four Roof Gardens, Forty Trees, Ponds and Meadows

Inspired by the German Passivhaus approach and technical methods developed by physicist Wolfgang Feist, Bere Architects' own director Justin Bere started building his own home back in 2002. Low CO2

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The Backyard House Provides a Green Roofed Escape in Los Angeles

The Backyard House Provides a Green Roofed Escape in Los Angeles

Designed for the Los Angeles landscape, the Backyard House translates the typical backyard and its corresponding parts into a residence that seamlessly fuses the indoors with the outdoors. A small hot tub

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Department of Defense’s New Headquarters is LEED Gold Certified

Department of Defense’s New Headquarters is LEED Gold Certified

Thanks to the Army Corps of Engineers, the new Washington Headquarters Office Complex at the Mark Center has just earned LEED Gold certification. The $1.03 billion Pentagon headquarters, designed by HKS

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