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BIG Unveils Winning Plans for Massive Green-Roofed Europa City Outside of Paris

BIG Unveils Winning Plans for Massive Green-Roofed Europa City Outside of Paris

Bjarke Ingels Group competed in an international design competition against the likes of Valode & Pistre, Snøhetta and Manual Gautrand to win the award for Europa City. The project began with the

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Gateway Villetaneuse Footbridge Unfurls Like a Leaf Over Train Tracks Outside of Paris

Gateway Villetaneuse Footbridge Unfurls Like a Leaf Over Train Tracks Outside of Paris

The transportation network around Villetaneuse was recently upgraded, and though it was necessary, the project unfortunately created a division in the town's pedestrian network. DVVD designed a footbridge

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Paris Officials Hire Sheep to Mow and Fertilize City Green Space

Paris Officials Hire Sheep to Mow and Fertilize City Green Space

Last week, four shaggy black sheep were put to work grazing on the grass in front of Paris' municipal archives building. The sheep are being used as a pastoral alternative to gas-guzzling and noisy

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Renault Unveils Colorful Pavilion Made From 15 Shipping Containers on Ile Seguin, Paris

Renault Unveils Colorful Pavilion Made From 15 Shipping Containers on Ile Seguin, Paris

Built within a redevelopment project by Atelier Jean Nouvel on Île Seguin, this colorful maritime pavilion educates visitors about Renault cars. It's made from 20 and 40-foot-long corrugated steel boxes,

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Marta Klonowska Assembles Shards of Glass into Delicate Sculptures of Animals

Marta Klonowska Assembles Shards of Glass into Delicate Sculptures of Animals

Each animal created by Klonowska looks as though it has exploded, sending jagged pieces of itself outward like electrified fur. Perhaps a statement on the fragile nature of life or the danger of wild

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A Giant Yellow Giraffe Livens Up the Net Zero Giraffe Childcare Center in France

A Giant Yellow Giraffe Livens Up the Net Zero Giraffe Childcare Center in France

The 1,450 square meter Giraffe Childcare Center is located in a dense area in the suburbs of Paris. The childcare center has 60 beds while the nursery has 20. There are three tiers, all with south-facing

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Maison Escalier is a Tree-Like Parisian Home Wrapped With a Leafy Sun Shade

Maison Escalier is a Tree-Like Parisian Home Wrapped With a Leafy Sun Shade

The interior of Maison Escalier is creatively designed with stark white-painted walls that contrast with rich, warm black locust wood floors and ceilings. The black locust wood also covers the central

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New Urban Algae System Generates Energy While Cleaning Wastewater in Paris

New Urban Algae System Generates Energy While Cleaning Wastewater in Paris

Rendering from Axel Schoenert Architecture Ennesys, a Paris-based energy systems company and OriginOil, an American algae harvesting company just unveiled their new urban algae demonstration project in

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European Environment Agency Says Climate Change is Already Evident on the Continent

European Environment Agency Says Climate Change is Already Evident on the Continent

Alvaro German Vilela / Shutterstock.com A new report from the European Environment Agency states that the effects of climate change are already evident in Europe - and the situation is only going to

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[BP] Architectures’ M9-C is an Integrated, Energy-Efficient Mixed-Use Housing Development in Paris

[BP] Architectures’ M9-C is an Integrated, Energy-Efficient Mixed-Use Housing Development in Paris

The M9-C project is located on the Parisian Left Bank and contains a nine-class school, a three-level theater, 66 social housing rental units, and a 51-space underground parking garage. The school and the

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AZC Unveils Plans for a Giant Inflatable Trampoline Bridge in Paris

AZC Unveils Plans for a Giant Inflatable Trampoline Bridge in Paris

There are plenty of beautiful bridges that carry cars and pedestrians across the Seine River in Paris, so awesome design firm AZC has another idea in store. Why not create a bridge dedicated to fun? Their

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Now! Le Off Unveils Surprising Eco-Designs at Paris Design Week 2012

Now! Le Off Unveils Surprising Eco-Designs at Paris Design Week 2012

Inspired by a recent trip to Iceland, Beatrix Li-Chin Lus created a series of stackable boxes shaped like volcanoes. She also exhibited a set of playful flower vases made from recycled wood with non-toxic

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Basket Apartments: OFIS Unveils Healthy & Sustainable Student Housing Project in Paris

Basket Apartments: OFIS Unveils Healthy & Sustainable Student Housing Project in Paris

The Basket Apartments student housing was designed by OFIS as part of a larger urban development designed by Reichen & Robert Architects in Paris' 19th district. Located on a long narrow lot the edge

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Claire Morgan Suspends Taxidermied Animals and Plants in Her Floating Installations

Claire Morgan Suspends Taxidermied Animals and Plants in Her Floating Installations

The Galerie Karsten Greve in Paris will be presenting a solo show of Claire Morgan's works entitled "Quietus" through November 3rd. The exhibition will include her intricate, hanging sculptures as well as

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PHOTOS: Les Docks Design Center is Topped by a Luscious Green Roof Terrace in Paris

PHOTOS: Les Docks Design Center is Topped by a Luscious Green Roof Terrace in Paris

Les Docks´ four floors can be wandered around using the iconic indoor-outdoor green stairs located on the facade of the concrete building. The top floor offers great views of the city as well as a green

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Jardin Serge Gainsbourg: Paris’ New Urban Park Bridges a Highway to Unite Two Communities

Jardin Serge Gainsbourg: Paris’ New Urban Park Bridges a Highway to Unite Two Communities

The ring road at the Porte des Lilas created a disconnect between two neighborhoods, so the city of Paris sought to bring them together. A design competition yielded a successful plan from local firm

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The Museé du Quai Branly in Paris Boasts a Lush 650-foot Green Wall by Patrick Blanc

The Museé du Quai Branly in Paris Boasts a Lush 650-foot Green Wall by Patrick Blanc

Featuring a 40-foot high and 650-foot long stunning green wall, The Museé du Quai Branly is definetely worth a visit if you are in Paris. Designed and planted by Gilles Clément and Patrick Blanc, it is

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Geometric Tumbleweed Trellis Lets Indoor Plants Climb Up the Walls and Along the Ceiling

Geometric Tumbleweed Trellis Lets Indoor Plants Climb Up the Walls and Along the Ceiling

Created by Parisian architect Jean-Jaques Hubert, Tumbleweed is a part of the "Cultivated Furniture" collection from Compagnie.  With the aim of bringing more greenery indoors, Hubert designed the

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European Environment Agency (EEA) Releases Interactive Maps Showing Heatwave Risk On The Continent

European Environment Agency (EEA) Releases Interactive Maps Showing Heatwave Risk On The Continent

Europe is a big place and as such, climate change will affect the continent's cities in different ways. For example, if sea levels rise, there is a good chance that Venice will be underwater, but what

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Mayor of Paris Bans Traffic From the Banks of the River Seine

Mayor of Paris Bans Traffic From the Banks of the River Seine

Ah, Paris: the Eiffel Tower, The Arc de Triomphe, and the appalling traffic jams all throughout the city. However, if Mayor Bertrand Delanoë has anything to say about it, car traffic will soon be

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Clean-Powered Le Cinq Office Tower in Paris Will Green the City Skyline

Clean-Powered Le Cinq Office Tower in Paris Will Green the City Skyline

Spaces between the separate volumes create a sense of community in each block and also promote natural ventilation. This layout also disguises the fact that there are 300 apartments in total, a

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Temporary IKEA Lounge at the Charles de Gaulle Airport Has Nine Free Beds

Temporary IKEA Lounge at the Charles de Gaulle Airport Has Nine Free Beds

Always ahead of the curve, IKEA once again displays their creative might with a 200 square meter temporary lounge at the Charles de Gaulle Airport in France. Passengers departing from Terminal 3 can take

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Escale Numérique is a Free, Green-Roofed WiFi Station in Paris

Escale Numérique is a Free, Green-Roofed WiFi Station in Paris

Mathieu Lehanneur and JCDecaux won the call for intelligent furniture projects by the Mairie de Paris Escale Numérique, to create a connected haven of peace available to everyone. The free WiFi station

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Flower Tower: 380 Potted Plants Line Parisian Apartment Facade

Flower Tower: 380 Potted Plants Line Parisian Apartment Facade

Jonathan Glancey of The Guardian called the Flower Tower "one of the best places to live in Paris," and it's easy to see why. Even though the actual building is two tones of grey and quite drab, the

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STICKS: Miniature Tipi-Shaped Kindergartens for Urban Parks in Paris

STICKS: Miniature Tipi-Shaped Kindergartens for Urban Parks in Paris

Each Stick "nursery," as Djuric Tardio calls them, will feature the latest in sustainable bioclimatic technologies to ensure that they are energy efficient and infused with natural light. The lower level

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Heliocosm is a Refreshing Minimalist Cosmetic Store in Paris

Heliocosm is a Refreshing Minimalist Cosmetic Store in Paris

The newly renovated natural cosmetic store on Herold Street in Paris is a long 100 square meter space, elongated even further by F R E A K S freearchitects' swift interventions. The first and last rooms

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Djuric Tardio’s Airy Parisian Home Is Topped with a Green Roof Garden

Djuric Tardio’s Airy Parisian Home Is Topped with a Green Roof Garden

A rainwater harvesting system ensures that the terrace garden can be irrigated without using more than the client's fair share of water. Oversized and doubled-glazed south-facing windows permit plenty of

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Rustic French Carpenter’s Offices Are Perched on Stilts

Rustic French Carpenter’s Offices Are Perched on Stilts

The new branching offices look like a network of tree houses perched on four meter stilts, but two staircases bring them back to ground level. One leads to an exterior picnic spot while another extends to

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Urban Algae Farms Could Heat Buildings While Treating Wastewater

Urban Algae Farms Could Heat Buildings While Treating Wastewater

Macro of Ulva Algae photo from Shutterstock Pardon the potty talk, but wouldn't it be great if every time you flushed the toilet you were actually generating heat for your home? That's exactly what a

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Patrick Nadeau’s Green Waters Bathroom Uses Hanging Plants to Treat Greywater

Patrick Nadeau’s Green Waters Bathroom Uses Hanging Plants to Treat Greywater

Every time we flush a toilet, we send gallons of water through a bevy of pipes until they reach the local municipal wastewater treatment plant. There the water is treated with all kinds of often

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