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Canada Water Library is a Green-Roofed Library of the Future in London

Canada Water Library is a Green-Roofed Library of the Future in London

The Canada Water Library by CZWG is part of a larger project to regenerate the area around the Canada Basin on the east side of London. With views over the water to the south, the library dominates the

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Eco-Mosque Design Receives Green Light For Construction in Abu Dhabi

Eco-Mosque Design Receives Green Light For Construction in Abu Dhabi

Suhail Mohammed Suleiman's proposal for a sustainable mosque to be built in Abu Dhabi has been given the green light. While construction is not confirmed, the eco-mosque would be a symbol of the region's

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Beautiful Boston Hospital Facility Glimmers With a Recycled Copper Facade

Beautiful Boston Hospital Facility Glimmers With a Recycled Copper Facade

The Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston is shining bright with with a brand new facility that's been wrapped in a block-long facade of glimmering recycled copper. Designed by Leers Weinzapfel

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Toronto’s PwC Tower is a Smart Office Building with an 8,000-Square-Foot Urban Forest

Toronto’s PwC Tower is a Smart Office Building with an 8,000-Square-Foot Urban Forest

The urban forest is essentially a large-scale intensive green roof that helps to reduce the building's heating and cooling needs while preventing excess stormwater runoff. Additionally, the building

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The Barnes Foundation Moves Into New Green Digs Designed by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien

The Barnes Foundation Moves Into New Green Digs Designed by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien

Located in the city of Merion, Pennsylvania, the building was built to mirror the layout of its prior home. Consisting of large horizontal volumes, one on top of the other, the new design does do the

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PHOTOS: Inhabitat Tours George Brown College’s New High-Tech Campus in Toronto

PHOTOS: Inhabitat Tours George Brown College’s New High-Tech Campus in Toronto

The most exciting element of the new building is its automation system, which was developed with help from Cisco; because of those energy and atmosphere monitoring systems, the new building will be 50 to

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Green-Roofed Hydro-Nuclear Headquarters Emerges From Historic Gyeongju in South Korea

Green-Roofed Hydro-Nuclear Headquarters Emerges From Historic Gyeongju in South Korea

The base of the building is dedicated to welfare programs while the offices stack vertically, creating a spiraling mass without a tower. Podiums branch out from this central program and contain fitness

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Flower Tower: 380 Potted Plants Line Parisian Apartment Facade

Flower Tower: 380 Potted Plants Line Parisian Apartment Facade

Jonathan Glancey of The Guardian called the Flower Tower "one of the best places to live in Paris," and it's easy to see why. Even though the actual building is two tones of grey and quite drab, the

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Green-Roofed Azaya Residence is Built Upon an Existing Foundation in Seattle

Green-Roofed Azaya Residence is Built Upon an Existing Foundation in Seattle

Pb Elemental designed the Azaya Residence for a young couple with two children in the Leschi neighborhood of Seattle. After a lot of searching, the couple found the corner lot lot with a tear down on it

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CEBRA’s Green Ramps Spiral Through the Experimentarium Science Center in Copenhagen

CEBRA’s Green Ramps Spiral Through the Experimentarium Science Center in Copenhagen

The perforated aluminum rectilinear blocks are staggered not only to create a distinct visual identity, but also to promote optimum daylighting and greater energy efficiency. This combined with new glass

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Metal-Screened Housing And Offices Lead The Way For Sustainable Development in Sète, Southern France

Metal-Screened Housing And Offices Lead The Way For Sustainable Development in Sète, Southern France

The housing and offices in Sète are located on a thin strip of land between the Étang de Thau and the Mediterranean Sea on the northern side of the old town. This project is one of the first to be

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Green-Roofed Twitter Headquarters in San Francisco Also Has a Yoga Studio!

Green-Roofed Twitter Headquarters in San Francisco Also Has a Yoga Studio!

In addition to the swanky green roof, which is already populated by rows of leafy vegetables and provides a nice lunch spot for the company's jubilant employees, the new headquarters boasts a micro health

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The Allison Inn and Spa is a Luxurious Green-Roofed Getaway in Oregon Wine Country

The Allison Inn and Spa is a Luxurious Green-Roofed Getaway in Oregon Wine Country

The Allison Inn and Spa is nestled in Newburg, Oregon's Willamette Valley, which is quickly becoming a choice destination for wine-lovers. The boutique hotel has 85 deluxe accommodations including 8

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Green-Roofed Cannon Beach Home in Oregon Generates More Energy Than it Uses

Green-Roofed Cannon Beach Home in Oregon Generates More Energy Than it Uses

This open floor plan, 3 bedroom home is situated in Cannon Beach, Oregon and takes advantage of the gorgeous views as well as the surrounding site and sun. The owners asked Nathan Good for a home that

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OOIIO Architecture’s Women’s Prison in Iceland Is Filled with Light and Greenery

OOIIO Architecture’s Women’s Prison in Iceland Is Filled with Light and Greenery

Madrid-based OOIIO Architecture has developed a proposal for a female prison in Iceland. After interviewing people who live and work in the design team determined that the worst thing about living in a

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Green-Roofed +House is a Tranquil Woodland Home in Beautiful Ontario

Green-Roofed +House is a Tranquil Woodland Home in Beautiful Ontario

+House has a rectangular form that is nestled into the southern slope so that the house is virtually indistinguishable from the landscape when viewed from above. Along with small skylights, a 4.3 meter

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Golfers Can Tee Off from Wingårdh Architects’ Green-Roofed Clubhouse in Sweden

Golfers Can Tee Off from Wingårdh Architects’ Green-Roofed Clubhouse in Sweden

Wingårdh Architects tells Inhabitat that they were inspired by the earth-sheltered projects by Emilio Ambasz, partially digging into an existing hill. The folded glass façade has 36 corners and rises

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St. Louis Food Truck Grows Fresh Veggies on its Roof Garden

St. Louis Food Truck Grows Fresh Veggies on its Roof Garden

Two years ago Marco Castro Cosío’s Bus Roots green-roofed bus hit the streets of St. Louis, and now the model is ready to make its way to businesses across the country. The first stop is St. Louis’

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Abandoned Warehouse in Chicago Undergoes Green Renovation To Become LEED Platinum Rated Office

Abandoned Warehouse in Chicago Undergoes Green Renovation To Become LEED Platinum Rated Office

The warehouse, which dates back to 1908, is a cavernous space that needed a huge amount of work; all windows and some exterior walls were removed while the rest were insulated. The designers attempted to

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J. Mayer H.’s Striated JOH3 Apartment Complex Reinterprets the Classic Berliner Residential Building

J. Mayer H.’s Striated JOH3 Apartment Complex Reinterprets the Classic Berliner Residential Building

JOH3 is a unique residential building in downtown Berlin developed by Euroboden and designed by J. Mayer H.. Located on Johannisstraße in Mitte, Berlin’s downtown district, the seven story building

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Beautiful Norwegian Foliage-Covered Green Roofs

Beautiful Norwegian Foliage-Covered Green Roofs

Green roofs in Norway have become a long-standing tradition, and it's not common to see them dotting the country's landscape - or in this case, essentially melding with the landscape. During the Viking

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Zaragoza’s Green-Roofed Ronda Office Features a Rolling Rainbow Facade

Zaragoza’s Green-Roofed Ronda Office Features a Rolling Rainbow Facade

The 2008 Expo in Zaragoza took place on the banks of the river Ebro. It was held during the summer and featured exhibits and events that focused on water and sustainable development. From the beginning,

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BIG Unveils Award-Winning Green-Roofed Interlocking Cross # Towers for Seoul

BIG Unveils Award-Winning Green-Roofed Interlocking Cross # Towers for Seoul

Cross # Towers is a residential housing project for the Yongsan International Business District (Dreamhub) that consists of two towers - one is 214 meters tall and the other is 204 meters tall. The

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The Arch by 3XN is a Striking Day-Lit Culture Center in Norway

The Arch by 3XN is a Striking Day-Lit Culture Center in Norway

Danish designers 3XN have been featured on Inhabitat numerous times, and it's easy to see why. In this design, they have honored the residents and architecture of Mandal, which has a small population of

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The Cocoon House is an Amorphous Green-Roofed Retreat on a UNESCO Heritage Site

The Cocoon House is an Amorphous Green-Roofed Retreat on a UNESCO Heritage Site

Designed for a site in Gotjawal Village and just one part of the Jeju Airest City, an integrated residential and business resort, the Cocoon House features a central cocoon around which the rest of the

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Mecanoo Breaks Ground on Green-Roofed KIEM School in the Netherlands

Mecanoo Breaks Ground on Green-Roofed KIEM School in the Netherlands

Mecanoo has just broken ground on one of their most exciting projects to date - the green-roofed KIEM education complex in the Netherlands. Located in Dordrecht amidst several parks and a nature

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Steven Holl Unveils New Translucent Institute of Contemporary Art in Virginia

Steven Holl Unveils New Translucent Institute of Contemporary Art in Virginia

The Institute of Contemporary Art by Steven Holl will serve as both a gateway to VCU and a catalyst for contemporary art on the campus and throughout Richmond. The museum will provide space for visual and

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EWHA Woman’s University is a Green-Roofed Constructed Canyon in Seoul

EWHA Woman’s University is a Green-Roofed Constructed Canyon in Seoul

EWHA Woman's University is Korea’s first educational institution for women and is located in the Shinchon area of Seoul. Dominique Perrault won an international competition to design the complex, which

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Garden-Topped Drulingen Daycare in France is Wrapped in a Dainty Wooden Lattice

Garden-Topped Drulingen Daycare in France is Wrapped in a Dainty Wooden Lattice

The Drulingen Creche in Alsace has a concrete shell that is wrapped in a wooden envelope with dual functions. On one hand the Siberian larch lattice provides a cocoon effect that shelters the inhabitants

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Phipps Conservatory’s Net-Zero Center for Sustainable Landscapes Opens Next Month

Phipps Conservatory’s Net-Zero Center for Sustainable Landscapes Opens Next Month

Quite impressively, the Center for Sustainable Landscapes at Phipps Conservatory is expected to meet or exceed the three toughest green building and landscape standards: the Living Building Challenge,

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