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UNStudio to Renovate Seoul’s Hanwha Headquarters With Photovoltaic LED Facade

UNStudio to Renovate Seoul’s Hanwha Headquarters With Photovoltaic LED Facade

Hanwha Group manufactures photovoltaic panels and environmental technology and they felt their office tower no longer reflected their values or met their needs, so they asked for proposals to renovate

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MVRDV’s Energy Efficient Tennis Club ‘Couch’ Gets Go Ahead on IJburg Artificial Island

MVRDV’s Energy Efficient Tennis Club ‘Couch’ Gets Go Ahead on IJburg Artificial Island

With limited space on the artificial island of IJburg, the tennisclub had to be smart about their new club house. Working with a tight footprint, MVRDV designed a multi-purpose center that would provide

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Solar-Powered Jess Jackson Sustainable Winery Helps UC Davis Achieve Net Zero Goals

Solar-Powered Jess Jackson Sustainable Winery Helps UC Davis Achieve Net Zero Goals

The 8,500 sq ft Jess Jackson Sustainable Winery Building is the latest addition to UC Davis Winery, Brewery and Food Science Facilities in the central valley of California. We wrote last year about the

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NBBJ Unveils Samsung’s New Garden-Filled San Jose Campus That Could Rival Them All

NBBJ Unveils Samsung’s New Garden-Filled San Jose Campus That Could Rival Them All

Samsung's new campus will expand the company's existing US reach and set it on a more level playing field with the other tech companies with headquarters in Silicon Valley. The San Jose campus will

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City Green Court is the First Commercial LEED Platinum Building in the Czech Republic

City Green Court is the First Commercial LEED Platinum Building in the Czech Republic

Located in the Pankrac area of Prague, City Green Court completes the Radio Plaza super block master planned by Richard Meier & Partners and developed by Skanska Property Czech Republic. The 8-story

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Ravenswood School for Girls Provides a Stimulating & Sustainable Learning Environment

Ravenswood School for Girls Provides a Stimulating & Sustainable Learning Environment

Before the new addition, the Ravenswood School for Girls lacked focus and direction -- not to mention it had multiple entrances that caused problems keeping track of visitors. The new Mabel Fidler

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GlaxoSmithKline’s Admin Building is an Innovative Geothermal Office in Quebec

GlaxoSmithKline’s Admin Building is an Innovative Geothermal Office in Quebec

Orientated to the east and west with a long glass-fronted facade to the south, the GlaxoSmithKline Admin building literally soaks up the sun. A double-skinned envelope works with natural ventilation to

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Siemens’ Middle East Headquarters Will Be An Energy Efficient Model for Masdar City

Siemens’ Middle East Headquarters Will Be An Energy Efficient Model for Masdar City

Siemens and Sheppard Robson had one over-arching goal for the new middle east headquarters which was to maximize energy efficiency by building more with less. The 20,000 sq meter building is designed as a

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Sipopo Congress Center’s Lace Envelope Shields it from the Hot Equatorial Guinea Sun

Sipopo Congress Center’s Lace Envelope Shields it from the Hot Equatorial Guinea Sun

The two-story building sits on the edge of the sea and forest, and its design was directly inspired by the native trees and the hue of the ocean. A brilliant blue glass facade is tempered with a lace-like

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High Performance Housing Complex for Parisian Students is Woven Into the Urban Fabric

High Performance Housing Complex for Parisian Students is Woven Into the Urban Fabric

The project is composed of multiple buildings of varying heights, surrounding a central courtyard. Each apartment is roughly 18 sq meters each with a view into the courtyard to induce a calming effect.

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Beautiful Environmental Housing Project Adds Green to the Heart of Paris

Beautiful Environmental Housing Project Adds Green to the Heart of Paris

The project straddles across the street and incorporates gardens planted with bamboo and magnolias and commercial space on the ground floor. Breaks in the buildings highlighted with bright red facades

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