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INTERVIEW: Architect James Corner On NYC’s High Line Park

INTERVIEW: Architect James Corner On NYC’s High Line Park

NYC’s High Line is a project that exemplifies effective adaptive urban re-use in a city that is littered with structures and spaces that have since reached the end of their useful life. By turning an

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BVN Donovan Hill’s Passive Solar Australian PlantBank Houses 25,000 Indigenous Seeds

BVN Donovan Hill’s Passive Solar Australian PlantBank Houses 25,000 Indigenous Seeds

Built to preserve Australia's indigenous botanical heritage, the PlantBank consists of research laboratories and teaching facilities that specialize in studying a collection of 25,000 native seeds.

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High Line Park’s Final Section Will Pay Homage to Its Wild Roots

High Line Park’s Final Section Will Pay Homage to Its Wild Roots

While we enjoy the manicured look of the High Line's first two sections, we're definitely looking forward to seeing the more natural aesthetic of the elevated park's final portion. Called the High Line at

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Breathtaking Macro Portraits of Bees by Sam Droege

Breathtaking Macro Portraits of Bees by Sam Droege

Droege has taken hundreds of photographs of insects from around the world. His macro portraits of bees from US National Parks allows for an up-close-and-personal view of what most often appears as a blur

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Urbanarbolismo’s Magnificent 1500 m2 Vertical Garden Covers the Palacio de Congresos in Spain

Urbanarbolismo’s Magnificent 1500 m2 Vertical Garden Covers the Palacio de Congresos in Spain

The new vertical garden on the exterior of the Palacio de Congresos has a total area of 1,492 m2, with 1,000 m2 made up of a hydroponic vertical garden system and the remainder made up of climbing plants

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Dominican Sisters House of Formation in San Rafael Becomes the First LEED-Certified Convent in the US

Dominican Sisters House of Formation in San Rafael Becomes the First LEED-Certified Convent in the US

During the planning stage, the Dominican sisters studied the Earth Charter, an international document outlining the principles needed to create a just and environmentally sustainable world in the 21st

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Take a Virtual Tour Through the 2013 HGTV Smart Home + See How You Can Win It!

Take a Virtual Tour Through the 2013 HGTV Smart Home + See How You Can Win It!

While the Smart Home is aiming for LEED Gold certification, it is arguably not what one might typically expect from a green home, (and HGTV makes this distinction—see more info on this here). The 2,400

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Facebook Gets Approval for Green-Roofed Frank Gehry-Designed Menlo Park Campus

Facebook Gets Approval for Green-Roofed Frank Gehry-Designed Menlo Park Campus

Facebook's green-roofed, Frank Gehry-designed campus was just given the green light by the city of Menlo Park. Submitted for approval last fall, the campus will connect with the company's current

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Turenscape Architects Turns a 54-Acre Garbage Dump Into a Luscious Low-Maintenance Park in China

Turenscape Architects Turns a 54-Acre Garbage Dump Into a Luscious Low-Maintenance Park in China

Tianjin Bridged – Qiaoyuan post-industrial park is a 54-acre site built on what was once a heavy polluted, littered and deserted garbage dump. The city’s municipal government called Turenscape to

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Santa Monica’s Garden / Garden Project Quantifies the Benefits of Sustainable Building

Santa Monica’s Garden / Garden Project Quantifies the Benefits of Sustainable Building

Here at Inhabitat we've showcased thousands of green building and sustainable landscaping projects that save water, conserve energy, and minimize waste. But did you know just how much more efficient

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Klyde Warren Park Adds Much-Needed Green Space Atop the I-35 Freeway in Downtown Dallas

Klyde Warren Park Adds Much-Needed Green Space Atop the I-35 Freeway in Downtown Dallas

Photo by Mark Andrew Boyer for Inhabitat At just over 5 acres, Klyde Warren Park isn't a big park -- it spans just two city blocks. It's big enough to make an impression, and to help Dallas transition

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Pier 15 by SHoP Architects Opens on NYC’s East River Waterfront Esplanade – Exclusive Photos!

Pier 15 by SHoP Architects Opens on NYC’s East River Waterfront Esplanade – Exclusive Photos!

Winter may not seem like the best time to visit New York City's windy waterfront, but the newly-opened Pier 15 on the East River Waterfront Esplanade will give any design-lover reason to head to the

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Team New Zealand’s First Light House Wins the Engineering Contest at the 2011 Solar Decathlon

Team New Zealand’s First Light House Wins the Engineering Contest at the 2011 Solar Decathlon

We've been sitting on the edges of our seats all day, anxiously awaiting today's Engineering Contest results at the 2011 Solar Decathlon. The results were just announced, and we're happy to report that

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Former Renault Factory In France Becomes An Undulating Green-Roofed School

Former Renault Factory In France Becomes An Undulating Green-Roofed School

One of the most beautiful urban redevelopment projects we've seen in a long time, the building has a green roof that is allowed to slope down such that it extends to the school's every level. Indigenous

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New York’s High Line Park to Double in Size by Next Spring!

New York’s High Line Park to Double in Size by Next Spring!

Good news, New Yorkers: that gem of urban green space, the High Line, will more than double in length by next spring. Fast Company tells us that architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro and landscape firm

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