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BC’s First Earthship is Still Standing Strong, and Growing Ever Greener

BC’s First Earthship is Still Standing Strong, and Growing Ever Greener

In July 2009, Sandra Burkholder and her family began building an Earthship;  a sustainable house built with used tires and pop cans. Known as the Darfield Earthship, the home features green building

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INTERVIEW: Sustainability Advisor Lonny Grafman on the Waterpod

INTERVIEW: Sustainability Advisor Lonny Grafman on the Waterpod

If you live in New York City, you may soon have the chance to check out the Waterpod, an incredible self-reliant eco-habitat, exhibition, and living space designed to showcase sustainable grassroots

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Zaha Hadid Unveils Winning Tokyo Olympic Stadium Design – And It’s Green!

Zaha Hadid Unveils Winning Tokyo Olympic Stadium Design – And It’s Green!

First, a look at the greenest parts of the project: the studio has incorporated geothermal heat and a rainwater cooling system within the stadium concept, along with the commitment to recycle greywater.

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UOW Australia Wins the 2013 Solar Decathlon China!

UOW Australia Wins the 2013 Solar Decathlon China!

For the first time in the competition's history, a retrofitted structure takes top honors at the Solar Decathlon. The modern, stylish interior is surrounded by double glazed windows, advanced insulation,

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7 Easy Tips to Save Water in Your Home

7 Easy Tips to Save Water in Your Home

Did you know that your daily five-minute shower uses more water than the average person in a developing country uses for an entire day*? In the U.S. we have such easy access to clean water that it can

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Chattanooga’s Crash Pad is World’s First LEED Platinum Hostel

Chattanooga’s Crash Pad is World’s First LEED Platinum Hostel

Designed by local architectural designers Blythe Bailey and Taylor Bowers of River Street Architecture, the Crash Pad features an incredible amount of sustainable features for such a small building. Many

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The Innhouse Wood-Wrapped Eco-Resort Sits Gently in Chinese Forest

The Innhouse Wood-Wrapped Eco-Resort Sits Gently in Chinese Forest

The Innhouse’s scale is surprisingly modest compared to many huge projects that have come out of the building boom during China's rise on the economic world stage. Rather than pushing the boundaries of

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Beautiful Snow-Capped Mountain House is Buried into a Dutch Hillside

Beautiful Snow-Capped Mountain House is Buried into a Dutch Hillside

The Dutch House was an experiment in what Denieuwegeneratie refers to as both sustainable hardware and software. Sustainable hardware consists of locally-sourced lark timber used to frame the ample facade

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San Francisco to Turn Old Limo Terminal Into a Sea Lion-Friendly Waterfront Park

San Francisco to Turn Old Limo Terminal Into a Sea Lion-Friendly Waterfront Park

The biologically sound wetland remediation project at Pier 27 demonstrates the port's commitment to the stewardship of waterfront historic resources. The project also has the potential to be a harbinger

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American Society of Landscape Architects Highlights 479 Green Infrastructure Projects

American Society of Landscape Architects Highlights 479 Green Infrastructure Projects

The American Society of Landscape Architects just released an incredible useful and comprehensive database of 479 case studies of successful “green rainwater infrastructure” projects. It

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Team Maryland Wins the Architecture Contest at the 2011 Solar Decathlon

Team Maryland Wins the Architecture Contest at the 2011 Solar Decathlon

The WaterShed Solar Decathlon house, built by students from the University of Maryland, has taken first place in the design-build competition's architecture category! And we are not surprised. Ever since

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Solar-Powered Split Bathhouses Provide Sanitation for 700 Children in Gansu Province

Solar-Powered Split Bathhouses Provide Sanitation for 700 Children in Gansu Province

The bathhouse is composed of two rectangular buildings connected via a breezeway in the center. This public central space is covered in translucent panels and acts like a greenhouse, while doors on either

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Sanzpont’s Busan Opera House Boasts a Gargantuan Green-Roof

Sanzpont’s Busan Opera House Boasts a Gargantuan Green-Roof

The building's LED RGB lighting lights up inside a double layer of nebular gradient silkscreened ETFE and the printed texture gradients the opacity of the skin to control sunlight and lighting. By

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Drought-Stricken Texas Town Turns Urine Into Tap Water

Drought-Stricken Texas Town Turns Urine Into Tap Water

Texas is in the midst of a drought so severe that local water management teams have decided to distribute reclaimed wastewater (aka urine). From toilet to tap, the treated wastewater will be mixed with

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Award-Winning Park Life to be First Green Neighborhood in Tirana

Award-Winning Park Life to be First Green Neighborhood in Tirana

Tirana is actually a city, but the site for Park Life is on its outskirts and is quite suburban. However, with the density being so high, JA Joubert decided to defy what the classic definition of a suburb

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Self-Sufficient Eco House Reuses 95% of Existing Building Materials

Self-Sufficient Eco House Reuses 95% of Existing Building Materials

Let's say that you found yourself in a possession of a lovely site with an old and dilapidated house. What is the green thing to do? Well, the Riddel Architecture team of David Gole and Emma Scragg

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Zero Energy Green Tomorrow House Achieves LEED Platinum

Zero Energy Green Tomorrow House Achieves LEED Platinum

Built in the Gyeonggi Province, the Green Tomorrow house is a stunning self-sufficient emission-free residence with a fossil fuel consumption of zero. Not content with just making an incredibly low

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Toyo Ito Breaks Ground on Taichung Metropolitan Opera

Toyo Ito Breaks Ground on Taichung Metropolitan Opera

  Taichung, a city in central Taiwan, has broken ground on a new metropolitan opera house that it hopes will make the region known for its culture. Designed by Toyo Ito, the Taichung

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Steven Holl’s Proposal for the Hudson Yards

Steven Holl’s Proposal for the Hudson Yards

We can't help but love Steven Holl, so when we saw his design proposal for the Hudson Yards in NYC, we once again marveled at how good he is at creating responsible, human, and sustainable design that is

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STEVEN HOLLS’S HERNING CENTER OF THE ARTS

STEVEN HOLLS’S HERNING CENTER OF THE ARTS

A few days ago we got word that the Herning Center of the Arts building, designed by Steven Holl, broke ground in Denmark. As with other projects by Holl, this building is a playful combination of light,

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CULTIVATE SYSTEM For Indoor Botanicals

CULTIVATE SYSTEM For Indoor Botanicals

We love designs and products that blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor and make greenery a more integrated part of our daily routines. And it doesn't hurt when they're as thoughtful and

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STEVEN HOLL’S WHITNEY WATER PURIFICATION PLANT

STEVEN HOLL’S WHITNEY WATER PURIFICATION PLANT

One of our favorite projects mentioned in the AIA/COTE 2007 list of Top Ten Green Projects was perennial Inhabitat favorite Stephen Holl's Whitney Water Treatment Plant located in New Haven, CT. This

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