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The American Institute of Architects announces their top 10 best green buildings of 2015

The American Institute of Architects announces their top 10 best green buildings of 2015

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) selected the best green buildings of 2015 that enhance and promote ecological design. The projects feature different integrated approaches to sustainable design

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Noah Oasis Skyscraper transforms offshore oil rigs into vertical bio-habitats

Noah Oasis Skyscraper transforms offshore oil rigs into vertical bio-habitats

The skyscraper would function on three levels: it would address the urgency of damage control when it comes to oil spills, use the oil in a productive way and, on a long term basis, provide safe heaven in

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Tower of Refuge is a self-operating Noah’s Ark that fights extinction

Tower of Refuge is a self-operating Noah’s Ark that fights extinction

We are witnessing a dramatic increase in global deforestation, extinction of species and global sea level rise. In order to slow this trend down, Chen proposes to build structures which would serve as

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Cellular Re-Generator Skyscraper grows like a living organism

Cellular Re-Generator Skyscraper grows like a living organism

The project addresses the issues of over-population and unsustainable construction techniques used across the globe. These problems are most acutely sensed in China, where urban sprawl and rapid change of

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Sand Babel: Solar-Powered Twisting Skyscrapers 3D-Printed with Desert Sands

Sand Babel: Solar-Powered Twisting Skyscrapers 3D-Printed with Desert Sands

Conceived by Chinese designers Qiu Song, Kang Pengfei, Bai Ying, Ren Nuoya, Guo Shen, the project envisions an intelligent network of skyscrapers distributed across a desert landscape. The towers would be

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Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill’s Imperial Tower Could Be Mumbai’s Tallest and Greenest Skyscraper

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill’s Imperial Tower Could Be Mumbai’s Tallest and Greenest Skyscraper

With projects like the Burj Khalifa under his belt, architect Adrian Smith has become synonymous with supertall skyscrapers - so it's no surprise that his firm, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, is the

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Echo Architecture Unveils Greenscaper Hotel Wrapped With Living Foliage

Echo Architecture Unveils Greenscaper Hotel Wrapped With Living Foliage

Echo Design and Architecture's Greenscraper focuses on creating a diverse and sustainable new hybrid environment. The building combines public and private areas, each with a strong identity enriched by

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Sky City: Chinese Company BSB to Build the World’s Tallest Building… In Just 90 Days?!

Sky City: Chinese Company BSB to Build the World’s Tallest Building… In Just 90 Days?!

Even since the current world's tallest builing - the Burj Khalifa in Dubai - was completed, there has been a constant battle to build the world's next tallest building. The current record holder stands

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‘Mountain Band-Aid’ Transforms Strip-Mined Mountainside Into a Vertical Eco Village

‘Mountain Band-Aid’ Transforms Strip-Mined Mountainside Into a Vertical Eco Village

Mountain Band-Aid is a plan for a sustainable city designed to help mitigate mining damage in southern China while providing a place for local inhabitants to repopulate the countryside. From a distance,

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Water-Storing Himalaya Towers Take First Place in 2012 eVolo Skyscraper Competition

Water-Storing Himalaya Towers Take First Place in 2012 eVolo Skyscraper Competition

These amazing Himalaya Water Towers are designed to stem the impact of global warming by collecting and storing water, helping to regulate the use of our planet's most precious natural resource. The

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Aakash Skyscraper Concept Floats Above Mumbai With Solar-Powered Canopies

Aakash Skyscraper Concept Floats Above Mumbai With Solar-Powered Canopies

Named for the Hindi for the word "sky," this dynamic Aakash skyscraper concept is an incredible tree-like structure that branches out above the city of Mumbai. Designed by British team Lemire Abdul Halim

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INTERVIEW: Gensler’s Chris Chan on the Sustainable Shanghai Tower, Asia’s Tallest Skyscraper

INTERVIEW: Gensler’s Chris Chan on the Sustainable Shanghai Tower, Asia’s Tallest Skyscraper

In 2008 Gensler broke ground on the sustainable Shanghai Tower in the Pudong district of Shanghai, China. The tower is currently in construction and it's one of three supertall buildings in Pudong,

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Jeanne Gang’s Green-Roofed Aqua Tower Ripples Up Towards the Chicago Sky

Jeanne Gang’s Green-Roofed Aqua Tower Ripples Up Towards the Chicago Sky

Situated along Chicago's Loop District, the Aqua is a distinct construction that sits amongst a slew of standard glass boxes. The building takes a form inspired by Lake Michigan and the Chicago River,

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Spiraling Self-Sufficient Eco Skyscraper Provides Water, Food, and Energy for Noida, India

Spiraling Self-Sufficient Eco Skyscraper Provides Water, Food, and Energy for Noida, India

Pawar's Eco Skyscraper is a self-sufficient vertical city composed of two twisting towers linked by soaring sky bridges. The project's mixed-use high-density program offers space for commercial areas,

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Construction Commences on MVRDV’s Massive Amanora Vertical City Apartments in India

Construction Commences on MVRDV’s Massive Amanora Vertical City Apartments in India

Construction has just broken ground on Phase 1 of MVRDV's Amanora Apartment City - Future Towers in Pune, India. Developed by City Corporation - a leading real estate development corporation in the Indian

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INTERVIEW: Serge Appel Talks to Inhabitat About One Bryant Park

INTERVIEW: Serge Appel Talks to Inhabitat About One Bryant Park

New York City's 1 Bryant Park building (also known as the Bank of America building) is the greenest skyscraper in the world and Inhabitat was fortunate enough to have the chance to speak with lead

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Tata Tower Has 4,050 Vertical EV Parking Spots and Powers Itself

Tata Tower Has 4,050 Vertical EV Parking Spots and Powers Itself

It is projected that by the year 2030, 25% of the city of Mumbai will be covered by parked cars. That means less area for parks, housing and basic room to breathe. The revolutionary Tata Tower was

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Lego Style Shipping Container Skyscraper Inspired by Mondrian

Lego Style Shipping Container Skyscraper Inspired by Mondrian

Since Rotterdam has a rather vast container port, sourcing the modular elements for the Adaptable Tower would be made even more sustainable since the containers would not have to be trucked from afar. The

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SOM’s Mustafa Abadan Designs Sustainable Super-Tower for Seoul

SOM’s Mustafa Abadan Designs Sustainable Super-Tower for Seoul

The Digital Media City Tower is an exercise in fusing technology with the environment to create a sustainable space through reduced energy consumption and comfortable circulation. Inspired by the

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Crazy Spike Covered Algae Powered Skyscraper Filters Polluted City Air

Crazy Spike Covered Algae Powered Skyscraper Filters Polluted City Air

The ‘City Respiration Skyscraper’ might look malicious with its spiky exterior, but its intentions are 100% benevolent. Designed by Czech architects Pavlína Doležalová and Jan Smékal, the

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Gorgeous Green Energy Park for Korea Electric Power Corporation

Gorgeous Green Energy Park for Korea Electric Power Corporation

This gorgeous "Green Energy Theme Park" was designed by H Associates for the

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World’s Greenest Skyscraper: Pearl River Tower Almost Complete

World’s Greenest Skyscraper: Pearl River Tower Almost Complete

What might be the world’s greenest skyscraper just finished construction of its top floor floor in Guangzhou, China. We wrote about the "zero energy" Pearl River Tower, home of CNTC Guangdong Tobacco

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The Zuidkas – A Sustainable City in a Skyscraper

The Zuidkas – A Sustainable City in a Skyscraper

Among the most innovative, noteworthy green designs are those which transform and upgrade ubiquitous existing structures, such as skyscrapers, by making them sustainable in composition and eco-friendly in

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Three PNC Plaza: Pittsburgh’s Shining Green Skyscraper

Three PNC Plaza: Pittsburgh’s Shining Green Skyscraper

Pittsburgh will soon see the completion of its first skyscraper to be constructed in 20 years. Dubbed Three PNC Plaza, the structure will be situated in downtown Pittsburgh and will be one of the largest

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MAD Architects Honeycomb Skyscraper

MAD Architects Honeycomb Skyscraper

Be it their biomimetic form, their integral strength, or the their beautiful visual texture, lately we can't get enough of hexagonal honeycomb structures. The latest to catch our eye is the stunning

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RUSSIA TOWER – World’s largest naturally ventilated building

RUSSIA TOWER – World’s largest naturally ventilated building

What is going on with all these gigantic spiky eco towers popping up all over Russia and the former Soviet Union? First it was the piercing Siberian eco-tower in Mansyisk, then the sharp and very

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Perkins + Will’s Antilla “Green” Tower in Mumbai

Perkins + Will’s Antilla “Green” Tower in Mumbai

A spate of green skyscrapers have shot up in the last few years, as people learn that buildings account for more CO2 emissions than any other single source. At the same time, we've seen a rise in

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DUSSELDORF’S ENERGY-EFFICIENT Stadttor Gate

DUSSELDORF’S ENERGY-EFFICIENT Stadttor Gate

City gates in Europe have a long history of being both functional and aesthetically important, and the Stadttor in Düsseldorf, Germany, is no exception. Completed in 1998, the double-skin glass façade

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INDIA TOWER: India’s Greenest Skyscraper?

INDIA TOWER: India’s Greenest Skyscraper?

Green skyscrapers seem to be all the rage these days, and now India is jumping on the bandwagon with FXFowle Architects' India Tower, currently being built in South Mumbai to house a new Park Hyatt Hotel.

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NORMAN FOSTER’S GREEN TOWER IN SIBERIA

NORMAN FOSTER’S GREEN TOWER IN SIBERIA

Once again raising the bar on avant-garde green architectural icons in the furthest corners of the world, Sir Norman Foster has just revealed his designs for a new ecological tower in Khanty Mansyisk,

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