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Renzo Piano’s Tiny Diogene Hut is an Off-Grid Shelter for One Person

Renzo Piano’s Tiny Diogene Hut is an Off-Grid Shelter for One Person

About a decade ago, Piano started developing plans for a minimalist home. He had been interested in the concept since his student days, and he began doing the work on spec, without a specific client. That

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Employees Grow Herbs and Veggies at Google’s New Super-headquarters in London

Employees Grow Herbs and Veggies at Google’s New Super-headquarters in London

Located in Renzo Piano's Central St. Giles Building in Covent Garden, the new super headquarters feature a series of indoor and outdoor workspaces, a gymnasium and dance studio, along with several

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Lundberg Design’s Moss Room Adds a Dramatic Breath of Fresh Air to the California Academy of Sciences

Lundberg Design’s Moss Room Adds a Dramatic Breath of Fresh Air to the California Academy of Sciences

When Lundberg Design was hired to create the restaurant design, the biggest challenge they faced was figuring out how to attract people from the natural-history museum's exciting exhibitions above down to

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Renzo Piano’s Bulbous Pathé Foundation Headquarters Nears Completion in Paris

Renzo Piano’s Bulbous Pathé Foundation Headquarters Nears Completion in Paris

In celebration of Pathé's film heritage, the Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé's new headquarters is located at the same spot where one of Paris' first cinemas in the mid-1900s once stood. Since Piano's

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Design Flaw at Renzo Piano’s The Shard Gives Guests Embarrassing Views

Design Flaw at Renzo Piano’s The Shard Gives Guests Embarrassing Views

Renzo Piano’s The Shard in London is giving guests more than they bargained for. Because of a design flaw in the glassy skyscraper, guests at the Shangri-La Hotel have been able to see the reflection of

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3M futureLAB Students Build Tiny 3D Printed Mobile House for Millennials

3M futureLAB Students Build Tiny 3D Printed Mobile House for Millennials

3M futureLAB is a UCLA Architecture and Urban Design traveling studio based in Munich, Germany. Last year, the graduate students of 3M teamed up with other students from Germany and England to explore the

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Renzo Piano to Design Residential Tower Next to London’s Shard Building

Renzo Piano to Design Residential Tower Next to London’s Shard Building

London’s controversial Shard building will soon be joined by a 27-storey residential tower also funded by investors from Qatar. Not surprisingly, Italian starchitect Renzo Piano has been picked to

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Renzo Piano Completes Energy-Efficient Kimbell Art Museum Expansion in Fort Worth

Renzo Piano Completes Energy-Efficient Kimbell Art Museum Expansion in Fort Worth

The new colonnaded pavilion echoes pieces of Kahn's design in its height, scale and layout as well as in its heavy focus on a glass, concrete and wood palette. Within the pavilion's two main

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Blossoming Surya Sculpture Could Shield Dallas Building from Scorching Glare

Blossoming Surya Sculpture Could Shield Dallas Building from Scorching Glare

Since the 42-story Museum Tower has opened in 2011, the glare from its highly reflexive façade has been forcing people working in the adjacent Renzo Piano-designed Nasher Sculpture Center to endure

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Renzo Piano’s Dragonfly-Inspired Turbine Can Harvest Energy from the Slowest Winds

Renzo Piano’s Dragonfly-Inspired Turbine Can Harvest Energy from the Slowest Winds

As we shift away from fossil fuels, many utilities have focused on building the biggest and most powerful wind turbines possible to meet growing energy needs. Architect Renzo Piano has taken a different

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Renzo Piano Named Senator for Life in Italy

Renzo Piano Named Senator for Life in Italy

Pritzker Prize winning architect Renzo Piano has just been named a Senator for Life by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano. The title—one of Italy's highest honors—provides the creative mind behind

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Nikolay Polissky Creates Massive ‘Beaubourg’ Sculpture Using Traditional Basket Weaving Techniques

Nikolay Polissky Creates Massive ‘Beaubourg’ Sculpture Using Traditional Basket Weaving Techniques

In the land art tradition, Nikolay Polissky's massive Beaubourg sculpture is made from natural materials, and it provides a commentary on the intersection of nature and human culture. Using

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Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali Unveil Plans for the Motion Picture Academy Museum in LA

Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali Unveil Plans for the Motion Picture Academy Museum in LA

The Motion Picture Academy Museum will take over the space previously inhabited by the LACMA West and what was previously the May Co. Department Store, which opened in 1939. The original façade of the

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Renzo Piano’s Daylit Astrup Fearnley Museet Opens In Oslo

Renzo Piano’s Daylit Astrup Fearnley Museet Opens In Oslo

The Astrup Fearnley Museet is a new contemporary art museum on the edge of the water in Oslo, Norway and part of a larger development called the Tjuvholmen Icon Complex. Genoa-based Renzo Piano Building

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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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Renzo Piano’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Expansion Opens This Week In Boston

Renzo Piano’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Expansion Opens This Week In Boston

“This new wing is an extraordinarily elegant workshop, a bustling counterpoint to the historic building’s serenity. Here, the thinking and the work of the Museum is performed, so that the Palace,

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Green-Roofed CA Academy of Sciences Crowned the World’s Largest Double LEED Platinum Building

Green-Roofed CA Academy of Sciences Crowned the World’s Largest Double LEED Platinum Building

Today the California Academy of Sciences achieved a groundbreaking feat of sustainable design as the U.S. Green Building Council presented it with its second LEED Platinum certification, making it

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Renzo Piano’s Gorgeous Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center Inspired by Native Architecture

Renzo Piano’s Gorgeous Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center Inspired by Native Architecture

The cultural center is situated on a narrow strip of land surrounded by the ocean and lots of lush vegetation. Ten pavilions of various sizes ranging in height between 9 and 24 meters high are situated

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Renzo Piano Unveils Green-Roofed Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center for Athens

Renzo Piano Unveils Green-Roofed Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center for Athens

The cultural center has been in the works since 2009, but the final plans were only just revealed at the end of June. The SNFCC overlooks the Athens' waterfront and will house a new opera house for the

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Colossal Green Volcano Building Rises in Italy

Colossal Green Volcano Building Rises in Italy

Inspired by the surrounding landscape, Vulcano Buono has a gently sloping profile that rises from the earth as a grassy green knoll. The structure's roof is carpeted with a vegetative layer of over 2,500

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Renzo Piano Unveils Italian Museum of Science for Former Factory Site

Renzo Piano Unveils Italian Museum of Science for Former Factory Site

MUSE is located on an 11-hectare brownfield industrial area adjacent to the Adige river and what used to be a Michelin tire factory. The factory was on the edge of the city center and effectively cut

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Europe’s Tallest Building by Renzo Piano Tops Out In London

Europe’s Tallest Building by Renzo Piano Tops Out In London

Image ©Eddie Boyd The central core of the 72 story structure topped out at 244 meters on December 8th, making the tower the tallest building in the UK at 310 meters. A considerable amount of work is

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Los Angeles Boasts World’s Largest Naturally Lit Museum Space

Los Angeles Boasts World’s Largest Naturally Lit Museum Space

The new Resnick Pavilion is part of a larger redevelopment plan for the art museum called the Transformation. The impressive endeavor includes the neighboring five-story Broad Contemporary Museum, also

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The New Green California Academy of Sciences Unveiled!

The New Green California Academy of Sciences Unveiled!

After nearly a decade in the making, Renzo Piano's California Academy of Sciences is set to open this week - and Inhabitat recently took a sneak peak inside the incredible new institution! A crowning

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