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Stanton Williams’ BREEAM Excellent Sainsbury Laboratory Shortlisted for 2012 RIBA Stirling Prize

Stanton Williams’ BREEAM Excellent Sainsbury Laboratory Shortlisted for 2012 RIBA Stirling Prize

The Sainsbury Laboratory is a plant research center that brings together some of the greatest scientists in an environment that is influenced by the natural gardens that surround the building. Daylight

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Camden Beach is a Sandy Manmade Beach in the Middle of London

Camden Beach is a Sandy Manmade Beach in the Middle of London

Nearly 3,000 square feet of warm sand is spread out in the lot adjacent to the Roundhouse complex, which stretches from the venue’s terrace. Comfy beach chairs, sun umbrellas, and windbreaks set the

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Barking Bathhouse is a Temporary Green Spa and Bar for the Olympic Games in London

Barking Bathhouse is a Temporary Green Spa and Bar for the Olympic Games in London

Olympic mania is bound to create more than a few knotted shoulders, so Create commissioned Something and Son to build a temporary spa in London for residents and visitors alike. But the design firm's

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Colossal Retrofitted London Double-Decker Bus Does Push-Ups for the London Games!

Colossal Retrofitted London Double-Decker Bus Does Push-Ups for the London Games!

No, your eyes are not deceiving you - in one of the craziest recycled art installations we've ever seen, Czech artist David Cerny has turned a red London double-decker bus from the 1950s into a mechanical

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Tom Dixon’s Converted Water Tower in London is a Modernist Home in the Sky—and it’s Up for Rent!

Tom Dixon’s Converted Water Tower in London is a Modernist Home in the Sky—and it’s Up for Rent!

Dixon purchased the old 5,000-gallon water tank in 2005 with plans to build one of the most unique houses in London. Construction began in 2009, and although it isn't finished just yet, three floors of

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Gigantic aMAZEme Book Maze in London Will Be Made from 250,000 Books!

Gigantic aMAZEme Book Maze in London Will Be Made from 250,000 Books!

The maze isn't the first collaboration between Saboya and Pupo; the duo previously worked together to create a smaller book sculpture in the Leblon shopping mall in Rio de Janeiro (pictured above). That

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Wahaca’s Colorful New Pop-Up Restaurant is Made of 8 Recycled Shipping Containers in the UK

Wahaca’s Colorful New Pop-Up Restaurant is Made of 8 Recycled Shipping Containers in the UK

The recycled shipping containers make reference to the long working history of this area of London, plus they are an excellent choice for temporary projects. Painted in a lively set of colors and

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London’s New Shard Skyscraper Crowned the Tallest Building in Europe!

London’s New Shard Skyscraper Crowned the Tallest Building in Europe!

To the dismay of many critics, The Shard, which is located on the southern bank of the Thames, towers over the iconic London Bridge Quarter. Called by some a monument to greed and a "broken Britain," the

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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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London’s First Air Tram Cable Car Opens Today: The Emirates Air Line

London’s First Air Tram Cable Car Opens Today: The Emirates Air Line

Transport for London's Emirates Air Line spans 1 km from the North Woolwich Peninsula to Royals Victoria Dock and is supported by sculptural towers. Opening just 1 month before the Olympics begin, the

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Electrolux’s Mobile Cube Restaurant Lands in London Just In Time for the Olympics

Electrolux’s Mobile Cube Restaurant Lands in London Just In Time for the Olympics

The Cube is a prefabricated, lightweight, mobile restaurant designed by Park Associati to travel around Europe and sit atop famous buildings with spectacular views. Launched in the spring of 2011, The

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City in the Sky: Futuristic Flower Towers Soar Above Modern Metropolises

City in the Sky: Futuristic Flower Towers Soar Above Modern Metropolises

The City in the Sky features glass and steel structures that support reflective ponds and sprawling lawns. Groves of trees offer a calm respite from the chaos far below. But the bucolic yet sterile City

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Zaha Hadid Awarded Title of Dame for Her Work in Architecture

Zaha Hadid Awarded Title of Dame for Her Work in Architecture

Zaha Hadid was just awarded the title of "Dame" for her services in architecture. The honor and new title (officially Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire) were given as part of Queen

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Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei’s Sparkling 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Opens Today!

Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei’s Sparkling 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Opens Today!

Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei sought to 'uncover' the past Serpentine Gallery Pavilions by taking visitors underground. 13 columns, each representing a previous architectural piece (including this

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British Artist Su Blackwell Makes Magical Paper Art From Old Books

British Artist Su Blackwell Makes Magical Paper Art From Old Books

Born in Sheffield, England, Blackwell grew up spending a lot of time on her own and playing in the woods. A textiles graduate from the prestigious Royal College of Art in London, Su now works from her

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Sugarhouse Studios Pop-Up Cinema & Workshop Encourages Community Interaction in London

Sugarhouse Studios Pop-Up Cinema & Workshop Encourages Community Interaction in London

The site for Sugarhouse Studios is located south of the Olympic Park in a former sign-writers workshop, which is scheduled for demolition 2013 as part of a new residential and business development. Rather

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Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei Unveil First Images of the 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei Unveil First Images of the 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

The 2012 Serpentine Pavilion is envisioned as an exploration of the past 11 pavilions. Like an archeological dig, the team will root down into the earth to uncover traces of pavilions past and showcase

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Google’s London Campus Features Ultra Flexible Shipping Container Working Spaces

Google’s London Campus Features Ultra Flexible Shipping Container Working Spaces

Google Campus is a seven story co-working and event space in the center of London's tech hub, otherwise known as Silicon Roundabout. The co-working facility provides office space for Google employees and

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CuteCircuit Unveils Ready-to-Wear Smart Textiles (Including a Version of Katy Perry’s LED Gown!)

CuteCircuit Unveils Ready-to-Wear Smart Textiles (Including a Version of Katy Perry’s LED Gown!)

Have you ever wanted to be the center of attention like a scene-stealing celebrity? CuteCircuit is making that possible with their wearable technology savvy as they launch ready-to-wear smart textiles,

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The Sunday Stuga is a Compact London Cabin Flooded With Daylight

The Sunday Stuga is a Compact London Cabin Flooded With Daylight

A weekend entertainment area and garden shed, this compact cabin was expected to match the energy efficiency of the client's main home even though it is bound on three sides by massive stone walls typical

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UPS Expands London Olympics Fleet to Include Biomethane Vehicles

UPS Expands London Olympics Fleet to Include Biomethane Vehicles

UPS has added 10 large biomethane diesel trucks to its dedicated 2012 London Olympics fleet. With Olympic organizers striving to put on the greenest and most ethical games ever and the city struggling to

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Groundbreaking Earth 2 Hub Platform Reboots Approaches to Sustainability (VIDEO)

Groundbreaking Earth 2 Hub Platform Reboots Approaches to Sustainability (VIDEO)

If you are a scientist, designer, filmmaker, or any kind of environmentally-conscious creative person who is tired of zipped-up and dull sustainability science, then Earth 2 Hub might be the solution

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London Mayor Accused of Using Dust Suppressants to Lower Pollution Levels Before Olympics

London Mayor Accused of Using Dust Suppressants to Lower Pollution Levels Before Olympics

Mayor Boris Johnson has come under fire for his office’s recommendation that municipal trucks spray saline solution along busy streets to reduce air pollution levels before the upcoming London Olympics.

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Controversial £12 Million Floating Motorway for London Olympics Will Only Be For “Fat Cats”

Controversial £12 Million Floating Motorway for London Olympics Will Only Be For “Fat Cats”

Dezeen almost had us fooled with their awesome April Fool’s post about Mayor Boris Johnson’s plans to build a floating motorway on the Thames River in time for this year’s Olympic games.

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Renovated 6 Beavis Marks Will Feature Lush Rooftop Gardens in London

Renovated 6 Beavis Marks Will Feature Lush Rooftop Gardens in London

6 Beavis Marks was originally built in the 1980s, but has since become outdated and energy inefficient. Fletcher Priest Architects has been tasked with redoing the building and have designed the major

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Somewhere Turns a British Workboat into a Fun Floating Cinema

Somewhere Turns a British Workboat into a Fun Floating Cinema

Originally formed as part of the CREATE festival 2011 and the latest commission in UP Projects’ Portavilion program, the floating cinema is a public art project that meanders down London's waterways. At

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PHOTOS: Incredible Renovation of London’s Historic King’s Cross Station is Complete

PHOTOS: Incredible Renovation of London’s Historic King’s Cross Station is Complete

As the station was originally built in 1852 and listed as a Grade I facility, the facade had to remain fully intact. The renovation had to carefully and creatively restore and keep this intact while

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Ghost Forest Repurposes Fallen Rainforest Trees Into a Striking Public Art Installation

Ghost Forest Repurposes Fallen Rainforest Trees Into a Striking Public Art Installation

The Ghost Forest's massive tree stumps landed in Europe from a commercially logged forest in Ghana, and most them fell naturally in adverse weather conditions. Ghost Forest is a carbon neutral project,

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Blue LED Rings On Famous London Monuments Show Just How Far Sea Levels Could Rise

Blue LED Rings On Famous London Monuments Show Just How Far Sea Levels Could Rise

Pinksy wanted to raise awareness about what could happen if we stick to our business as usual scenario and do not reduce carbon emissions. The result after 1000 years is a complete transformation of our

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Ai Weiwei and Herzog & de Meuron Chosen to Design the 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

Ai Weiwei and Herzog & de Meuron Chosen to Design the 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion

Four years ago, Ai Weiwei and Herzog & de Meuron made waves with their Bird's Nest National Stadium for the Beijing Olympics. Now they will be turning heads again, this time by designing the 2012

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