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World’s First LEGO Greenhouse

World’s First LEGO Greenhouse

The pitched LEGO Greenhouse is installed on Covent Garden's NE Piazza facing James Street - the main entrance to one of the city's most deluxe destinations. This is no mistake. Covent Garden plays a

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Gensler to Break Ground on Floating Thames River Park for London

Gensler to Break Ground on Floating Thames River Park for London

The walkway will not only be environmentally friendly with lots of open outdoor space, but will also complement the culture of the city of London. Placed in the heart of the city, the long horizontal park

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3013 Installation Made From Recycled Wood Cascades Down a London Building

3013 Installation Made From Recycled Wood Cascades Down a London Building

Led by artist Lawrence Lek, designer Onur Ozkaya and architect Jesse Randzio, the students conceived of the design, and constructed the oversized leaf-like pieces, which hang from their fourth floor roof,

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Beehive-Inspired Vertical Farm is a Self-Sufficient Mini Ecosystem for London

Beehive-Inspired Vertical Farm is a Self-Sufficient Mini Ecosystem for London

Xome Arquitectos began their design based on the premise that by 2050 more than 70% of the world's population will live in an urban environment. If this comes to fruition as expected, vertical farming

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Tom Back’s Straw “Thrive Hive” is a Cozy Home for Bees

Tom Back’s Straw “Thrive Hive” is a Cozy Home for Bees

While many beekeepers use boxes to encourage bees to get busy, Tom Back's project better approximates their natural habitat. By weaving straw to create a well-insulated barrel-shaped vessel that is

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Gregg Parsell’s ORIGIN Pendant Lamp Evolves Elegantly from Recycled Materials

Gregg Parsell’s ORIGIN Pendant Lamp Evolves Elegantly from Recycled Materials

Designed from two very different and contrasting materials, ORIGIN is a two-part pendant lamp made from natural wood and partially recycled Corian®. Its creator is furniture and product designer Gregg

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Elegant No Glue No Screw Lamp is Made From Recycled Wood and a Chinese Lantern

Elegant No Glue No Screw Lamp is Made From Recycled Wood and a Chinese Lantern

Recently spotted at New Designers exhibition in London, this long and lean wooden lamp is made with neither glue nor screws. Designed by recent Plymouth University graduate Dan Murley, the design is made

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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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Balvenie Distillery’s Covent Garden Pop-up Recycles Whiskey Barrels for its Interior

Balvenie Distillery’s Covent Garden Pop-up Recycles Whiskey Barrels for its Interior

Created for the Balvenie brand, The Whisky Den was a temporary bar, open for four weeks. As the weeks passed, Anonymous Artists added more and more to the rustic interior. The ever-evolving space featured

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PHOTOS: Amazing Renovation of King’s Cross Station & New Western Concourse In Progress

PHOTOS: Amazing Renovation of King’s Cross Station & New Western Concourse In Progress

Originally opened in 1852, King's Cross is a key station in London's railway network and its proximity to the St. Pancras mainline station makes it one of Britain's biggest transport hubs. The solidly

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Alvaro Siza’s Solar-Powered Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Illuminated by Polycarbonate Panels

Alvaro Siza’s Solar-Powered Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Illuminated by Polycarbonate Panels

During the day, the open structure served as a comfortable café that offered light fare and coffee to visitors to the gallery and to Hyde Park. The open plan of the timber “legs” allowed for natural

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Films On Fridges: Pop Up Cinema Made from Old Refrigerators Rises in London!

Films On Fridges: Pop Up Cinema Made from Old Refrigerators Rises in London!

The brainchild of Lindsey Scannapieco, Films on Fridges was created as a way to animate a vacant lot in a creative way while celebrating the Olympics. Scannapieco was helped out by her business partner

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Roomy Tex-Tonic House 1 is the Epitome of Creative Mixed-Use Renovation

Roomy Tex-Tonic House 1 is the Epitome of Creative Mixed-Use Renovation

With a mere 466 square meters to work with, Paul McAneary Architects had to be creative - although that doesn't seem to be a problem for them. They added three boxes to the building that are made from

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Designer Clinton Sheldon Repurposes Ercol Furniture Parts Into Statement Pieces

Designer Clinton Sheldon Repurposes Ercol Furniture Parts Into Statement Pieces

We have seen and loved IKEA Hackers because by personalizing, repurposing, and rearranging existing parts and products, there is no need for using new raw materials. Plus, the result is always very

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PHOTOS: More Green Designs from London’s New Designers Graduate Show!

PHOTOS: More Green Designs from London’s New Designers Graduate Show!

Produced by free hand steam bending of local Ash, 'Florence' table by University of Plymouth graduate Yvette Cox dances its way into sculptural design while being functional and unique at the same

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PHOTOS: The Best Green Designs at London’s New Designers Graduate Show

PHOTOS: The Best Green Designs at London’s New Designers Graduate Show

In their Manifesto, the Goldsmiths University states that "a production economy based on finite resources does not work" and that "we have enough chairs (but is nice to sit down)." As a critical

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PHOTOS: The Best Green Designs at London’s Royal College of Art Graduate Show

PHOTOS: The Best Green Designs at London’s Royal College of Art Graduate Show

British designer Alkesh Parmar created a series of objects under the Cradle to Cradle philosophy. Made from dried and ground orange peels, these objects give new use to a waste material. The process keeps

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PHOTOS: The Best Green Designs at London’s Central St. Martins’ Graduate Show

PHOTOS: The Best Green Designs at London’s Central St. Martins’ Graduate Show

Product designer David Bennett created a fantastic machine called Natural Factory that you can bring to the beach for building public seating, while engaging people in a DIY activity. The idea behing the

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Inviting Glass Town Library Wins BREEAM Rating of Excellence in Enfield

Inviting Glass Town Library Wins BREEAM Rating of Excellence in Enfield

After a year’s work refurbishing the much loved 1912 Edwardian library and constructing a new glass building next to it, the BREEAM excellent space at the heart of the town’s Conservation Area is now

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Fetching Folly For a Flyover Cinema in London is Built With Only Reclaimed Materials

Fetching Folly For a Flyover Cinema in London is Built With Only Reclaimed Materials

It took volunteers one month to build the cinema from donated and reclaimed materials. Completed on 24th of June, Folly for a Flyover was tucked into the gap between the east and west bound traffic of

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London’s Striking Modern Tourist Information Centre Harvests Rainwater and Geothermal Energy

London’s Striking Modern Tourist Information Centre Harvests Rainwater and Geothermal Energy

Photo by Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitat Rising from the earth in a pointy array of metal peaks, the dynamic information center makes a strong visual impact within London’s urban fabric. The

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Zaha Hadid’s Undulating Extension Approved for Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Zaha Hadid’s Undulating Extension Approved for Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Next year, London's acclaimed Serpentine Gallery will welcome a brand new 900 square meter exhibition space designed by Zaha Hadid. Opening just in time for the 2012 Olympics, the new space will be

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Chowpatty Summer Pop-Up Bar Now Open on London’s Southbank Beach!

Chowpatty Summer Pop-Up Bar Now Open on London’s Southbank Beach!

Located at the Queen Elizabeth Hall Terrace at Southbank Center, the concept was to bring Bombay’s famous Chowpatty Beach to London for a summer party. In fact they even shipped in 48 tons of sand for

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Wildspace ‘Supershed’ Is a Vibrant Insulated Renovated Warehouse In London

Wildspace ‘Supershed’ Is a Vibrant Insulated Renovated Warehouse In London

ABA refurbished the warehouses from a derelict state into a completely new and exciting space. Wildspace is a 4,000 sq meter light industrial space created for the London Thames Gateway Development

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National Gallery in London Honors Van Gogh With World’s First Living Wall Painting

National Gallery in London Honors Van Gogh With World’s First Living Wall Painting

Vincent Van Gogh painted his masterpiece in September of 1889, when he was a patient in the St-Rémy mental asylum. Van Gogh was a firm believer in working from nature and through his paintings he

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Boxpark Pop-Up Shipping Container Mall Set to Open This Summer

Boxpark Pop-Up Shipping Container Mall Set to Open This Summer

The two-story mall will feature 61 container shops for various local brands that are hand-picked and invited to participate. Preferential and affordable rates ensure that a wide selection of retailers and

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Beaming “Reflex” Installation Features Thousands of Interactive LED Lights

Beaming “Reflex” Installation Features Thousands of Interactive LED Lights

The Reflex installation in London comprises hundreds of brass rods containing thousands of LED lights on small custom chips. Spotted over at designboom, rAndom International's Wellcome Trust exhibit is

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Huntingdon Estate: New Twisting Green Roofed Tower for London’s East End

Huntingdon Estate: New Twisting Green Roofed Tower for London’s East End

A former industrial site in London’s East End will be getting an uplifting transformation as a twisting commercial, residential and cultural high rise designed by Amanda Levete Architects. Located in

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Pixelated Birdhouses Sprout on City Trees in London

Pixelated Birdhouses Sprout on City Trees in London

With over 250 bird and bug boxes available in the stunning sculptural art installation, birds can choose from a range of shapes and sizes of boxes to use for shelter, nesting or feeding spaces. The

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New Westminster College Building Is An Upside Down Ziggurat With Room Inside For A Flash Mob

New Westminster College Building Is An Upside Down Ziggurat With Room Inside For A Flash Mob

Schmidt Hammer Lassen won the award to design the sustainable campus building back in 2006 and recently completed it in 2010. The campus was built in accordance with the GLA’s initiative to “Be Lean,

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