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Abandoned Buildings Given a Literal “Face” Lift By Russian Street Artist Nomerz

Abandoned Buildings Given a Literal “Face” Lift By Russian Street Artist Nomerz

Talk about a “face” lift! Making waves with his street art that transforms enormous abandoned structures into giant portraits, Russian artist Nikita Nomerz uses details already present at

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Climbing Green Wall Crafted From Bamboo Scaffolding & Hanging Bags in Norway

Climbing Green Wall Crafted From Bamboo Scaffolding & Hanging Bags in Norway

MMW Architects designed this green wall installation as a stunt project called Skien's MerSmak-festival in the back yard of the Lundetangen Pub. They constructed the bamboo scaffold system, measuring 12m

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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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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 Cluny ArtBar is a Hot Spot Furnished with Salvaged Materials

Montreal’s Cluny ArtBar is a Hot Spot Furnished with Salvaged Materials

The Darling Foundry was transformed as an adaptive reuse project in 2002 by In Situ Design after being abandoned for over 10 years. The new building houses three exhibition spaces, as well as a network

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6 Luscious Living Vertical Gardens That Bring A Breath Of Fresh Air Indoors

6 Luscious Living Vertical Gardens That Bring A Breath Of Fresh Air Indoors

Vertical Garden Cleans Air Inside Office Building In Spain Drexel University's Biowall Vertical Garden Window Front at Barcelona's Replay Store Lush Interior Vertical Garden at the Yoyogi Village

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Yoyogi Village in Tokyo Features a Lush Interior Vertical Garden

Yoyogi Village in Tokyo Features a Lush Interior Vertical Garden

Once you cross the threshold of Yoyogi Village, the hustle and bustle of Japanese city life quiets down. Just past the glass entry gate, the Code Kurkku restaurant, lounge, and bar is nestled in several

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Singapore’s Space Hub Asia Unifies a Historic Villa and a Shophouse With a Modern Glass Block

Singapore’s Space Hub Asia Unifies a Historic Villa and a Shophouse With a Modern Glass Block

Situated in Singapore’s Arts District, Space Asia Hub cost a cool $50 million, and it promises to offer an unforgettable retail experience. The center seeks to engage visitors with both architecture and

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Naturwall Turns Throw-Away Coffee Cups Into a Wall for Living Greens

Naturwall Turns Throw-Away Coffee Cups Into a Wall for Living Greens

If seeing all those disposable coffee cups spilling out of your office trashcan gives you heartache, then give them a new home in the Naturwall. This cool living wall system reuses disposable coffee and

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Eco Screen by Kane is a Living Wall System That Covers Buildings in Green

Eco Screen by Kane is a Living Wall System That Covers Buildings in Green

KaneSterling, an architectural products company, recently unveiled its newest product: a revolutionary living wall system made of steel wire panels that attach to outdoor structural walls. Called, Eco

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TOPIADE: Louis Vuitton Stores to Be Emblazoned with Logo-Shaped Topiary Green Walls

TOPIADE: Louis Vuitton Stores to Be Emblazoned with Logo-Shaped Topiary Green Walls

Ever-trendy luxury brand Louis Vuitton is getting a green makeover – right on the façade of their stores. “Topiade”, designed by Gregory Polleta and Sung Yang of Gas Design Group, will

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LEED Platinum Kent Denver Dining Hall Provides a Holistic Experience in Colorado

LEED Platinum Kent Denver Dining Hall Provides a Holistic Experience in Colorado

Located in Englewood, Colorado the Kent Denver School is home to almost 700 middle and high school students. The 210-acre campus is home to a variety of environments including native grasslands, lakes,

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Habitat Horticulture Living Walls Create Healthy, Vibrant, Energy-Efficient Interiors

Habitat Horticulture Living Walls Create Healthy, Vibrant, Energy-Efficient Interiors

City dwellers who spend their daily lives surrounded by a concrete and steel jungle often yearn for something that resembles nature and can bring them back to earth amidst their urban environment. This

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Mint Hotel Is a Posh Green Walled Tower Right In the Heart of London

Mint Hotel Is a Posh Green Walled Tower Right In the Heart of London

Designed by Bennetts Associates Architects, the Mint Hotel Tower of London is a modern boutique hotel located right in the heart of the city. Topped with a lush green roof and padded with Europe's largest

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South Africa’s First Vertical Garden is a Living, Growing Billboard for Emirates Airlines

South Africa’s First Vertical Garden is a Living, Growing Billboard for Emirates Airlines

Different varieties of succulents were planted on a biodynamic felt screen imported from Germany. Behind it, a sensor-operated hydroponic drip irrigation system delivers both water and fertilizer to the

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Adelaide Zoo Entrance Boasts Living Walls and a Green Roof in Support of Native Species

Adelaide Zoo Entrance Boasts Living Walls and a Green Roof in Support of Native Species

The Adelaide Zoo Entrance Precinct was designed to create a more natural transition between the bustling world of the city and the natural world of the zoo. A series of interlinked forecourts unfold over

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Beautifully Renovated Sonoma Barn Uses a Living Screen to Deflect the Summer Heat

Beautifully Renovated Sonoma Barn Uses a Living Screen to Deflect the Summer Heat

The large metal barn structure was renovated and brought back to life as a multi-purpose building for use by the vineyard's owners. The first level includes a large storage space, a workshop, a bathroom

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Two Gorgeous Cascading Vertical Gardens Spruce Up Replay’s Barcelona Store

Two Gorgeous Cascading Vertical Gardens Spruce Up Replay’s Barcelona Store

The landscape designers chosen different kinds of species for the two walls given that they experience varying exposure to the sun. The two-storey storefront vertical garden features mostly ferns and

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Middlebury College’s Solar Decathlon Home Channels Traditional New England Farmhouse With a High-Tech Edge

Middlebury College’s Solar Decathlon Home Channels Traditional New England Farmhouse With a High-Tech Edge

The home has a traditional gabled roof - a common architectural feature in New England - allowing Self-Reliance to blend in with any neighborhood in the region. Flanking each side of the roof, at an

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The Semiahmoo Library’s Larger Than Life Living Wall Features Over 10,000 Plants

The Semiahmoo Library’s Larger Than Life Living Wall Features Over 10,000 Plants

We've seen some pretty cool living walls, including the world's largest, but we are astounded by how lush the Semiahmoo Library wall looks up close. Featuring ground covers, large perennials, shrubs, and

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Gorgeous Rooftop Garden Apartment Grows Above a Warehouse in London

Gorgeous Rooftop Garden Apartment Grows Above a Warehouse in London

It took a total of 7 years to obtain the necessary properties and access rights to be able to build the apartment. After shoring up the building's structure to be able to handle the new load, a steel and

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Gsky Unveils New Versa Wall Vertical Garden System

Gsky Unveils New Versa Wall Vertical Garden System

We've long been fans of GSky's verdant vertical gardens, and now they've announced that they are adding a new product to their existing portfolio of popular products. Called the Versa Green Wall System,

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GRUPO SP Brings Serene Living to Overcrowded Sao Paolo

GRUPO SP Brings Serene Living to Overcrowded Sao Paolo

Finished this year, the façade of the building is a gridwork of alternating red metal and wooden stripes. The metal allows light and fresh air to filter through, and the wood enables privacy while

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Urban Woods: Parasitic Wooden Exoskeleton in Osaka Will Soon Be Covered In Ivy

Urban Woods: Parasitic Wooden Exoskeleton in Osaka Will Soon Be Covered In Ivy

The goal of the renovation was to reintroduce the concept of nature alongside a wide and very busy street. Additionally, the clients hoped to improve the commercial appeal of the building through a more

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INTERVIEW: Paul Kephart of Rana Creek

INTERVIEW: Paul Kephart of Rana Creek

As far as green roof designers go, you can't get much more committed or accomplished than the team at Rana Creek. While their name often gets partially eclipsed by the names of their starchitect

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Clavel Arquitectos Transform Spanish Attic Into a Gorgeous Hanging Garden

Clavel Arquitectos Transform Spanish Attic Into a Gorgeous Hanging Garden

Originally proposed as a gallery extension to the home below, the rooftop program presented multiple complications. The penthouse is affected by strict zoning that limits modifications to the locations of

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Beautiful Living MOSStiles Brighten Up Your Room With Every Color Of The Rainbow

Beautiful Living MOSStiles Brighten Up Your Room With Every Color Of The Rainbow

The MOSStile is made of an ecologic resin base imbedded with natural moss for use indoors. No toxic substances are used in the making of the tile and no chemicals or fertilizers are needed to maintain

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Hyunjoon Yoo’s Green Weave Golf Club Sports a Living Wall

Hyunjoon Yoo’s Green Weave Golf Club Sports a Living Wall

At 5,670 square meters, the club is substantial but it doesn't overpower the course. The project's long lot forced the architects to think of imaginative ways to break up the space while maximizing the

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Greenworks’ Green Screen Brings a Lush Living Wall into any Sullen Space

Greenworks’ Green Screen Brings a Lush Living Wall into any Sullen Space

The folks at Greenworks are best known for livening interior spaces with their living plant walls. But if an entire wall covered in vegetation is not viable in your space, the company now offers smaller

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