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Malmö’s New Hyllie Train Station Hovers Like a UFO Over the Tracks

Malmö’s New Hyllie Train Station Hovers Like a UFO Over the Tracks

Hyllie is the first station outside of Copenhagen and it serves as the gateway between Denmark and Sweden. Trains depart every 6 minutes, and the city tunnel is just a 12 minute ride away, while Malmö's

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Coop Himmelb(l)au Completes Its Curvaceous Martin Luther Church in Hainburg

Coop Himmelb(l)au Completes Its Curvaceous Martin Luther Church in Hainburg

Located on the site of a former church that hasn't existed since the 17th century, the Martin Luther Church Hainburg makes a dramatic statement in the historic city center. The single story church

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Cocage: Japanese Stepped Mountain Home Incorporates Light, Wind, Water & Shadows

Cocage: Japanese Stepped Mountain Home Incorporates Light, Wind, Water & Shadows

The simple layout of the home is achieved with an H-shaped floorplan. On the ground floor, there is a bathroom, a laundry, storage, 2 bedrooms, the kitchen and a traditional tatami room all joined

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Kodaira Shi: Toyko Residence is Covered in a Tent to Create a Private Shaded Garden

Kodaira Shi: Toyko Residence is Covered in a Tent to Create a Private Shaded Garden

The 93 sq m (1,001 sq ft), two-story home sits on a corner in a residential area. The owners wanted a small garden and yard for their children, but also desired privacy. The translucent tarpaulin, which

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Spherical iGuzzini Headquarters Shaded by a Massive Prismatic Fabric Screen

Spherical iGuzzini Headquarters Shaded by a Massive Prismatic Fabric Screen

Photo by Adrià Goula Construction on the 9,000 sq m office space began in 2008 and it is now getting close to completion. A large underground space provides for storage, parking, a showroom, an

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Ian MacDonald’s Meadow House Melts Into the Canadian Landscape

Ian MacDonald’s Meadow House Melts Into the Canadian Landscape

Situated one hour’s drive north of Toronto in a rolling pasture, Architect Ian MacDonald's Meadow House is a kind of modernist extension of the land. Profiled in Azure Magazine, the contemplative and

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Vanishing Mosque Does Double Duty as a Public Plaza

Vanishing Mosque Does Double Duty as a Public Plaza

The Vanishing Mosque won first place in the international design competition, Design as Reform 2010 for the UAE in the Mosque Category. RUX Design strips down the concept of a mosque as a building and

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Shigeru Ban’s Elegant, Efficient Metal Shutter Houses

Shigeru Ban’s Elegant, Efficient Metal Shutter Houses

This is the first project in the US by the respected architect Shigeru Ban. The minimalist building is stripped down to its fundamental elements -- the simple boxiness of the 11 story building opens fully

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California’s First LEED Platinum School Teaches With The Environment

California’s First LEED Platinum School Teaches With The Environment

A LEED School allows children to learn in a environmentally thoughtfull space.

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Sundolier Robot Pumps Sunlight Indoors for Powerful Daylighting

Sundolier Robot Pumps Sunlight Indoors for Powerful Daylighting

What if you could light your entire building using no electricity, or artificial lights - but just the natural light from the sun? Conventional sky-lights do this well in certain types of single-story

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Stunning Zinc-Skinned Office Wins 2010 ZeroFootprint Award

Stunning Zinc-Skinned Office Wins 2010 ZeroFootprint Award

ZeroFootprint holds an annual competition for renovated buildings that showcase the most successful, holistic retrofitting projects of the year. This year's eco retrofit winner was just announced and it's

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Stunning Green Roofed Apartment Building Rises in Amsterdam

Stunning Green Roofed Apartment Building Rises in Amsterdam

The guiding design principle for this Amsterdam building was for each apartment to have access to light and the exterior of the building. Utilities, storage spaces, and other structural elements of the

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MEDLOCK AMES SOLAR-POWERED WINERY

MEDLOCK AMES SOLAR-POWERED WINERY

In a sunny valley of Sonoma County two winemakers have forged green building, renewable energy and biodynamic agriculture into a bountiful endeavor. Founded in 1998 by Christopher Medlock James and Ames

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