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Marlin Peterson Paints Life-Like Daddy Long-Legs Mural on the Roof of the Seattle Center Armory

Marlin Peterson Paints Life-Like Daddy Long-Legs Mural on the Roof of the Seattle Center Armory

B-movie lovers and arachnologists will love Marlin Peterson's giant daddy long-legs mural painted on the roof of the Seattle Center Armory. The rest of us on the other hand will be sufficiently creeped

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Amazon’s New Green-Roofed Headquarters Will Be Seattle’s Largest Development Ever

Amazon’s New Green-Roofed Headquarters Will Be Seattle’s Largest Development Ever

NBBJ released new renderings and plans of Amazon's downtown Seattle campus in August during a Design Review Board (DRB) meeting. Amazon has already purchased three blocks in the underdeveloped Denny

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Miller Hull Partnership and Habitat for Humanity Build ‘The House of the Immediate Future’ for Anniversary of Seattle’s World’s Fair

Miller Hull Partnership and Habitat for Humanity Build ‘The House of the Immediate Future’ for Anniversary of Seattle’s World’s Fair

Miller Hull is no stranger to progressive, sustainable projects for clients that need and deserve good design. Both David Miller and Robert Hull spent time in the Peace Corp before continuing on with

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Parking Garage Rooftop UPGarden P-Patch Almost Complete in Seattle

Parking Garage Rooftop UPGarden P-Patch Almost Complete in Seattle

UPGarden P-Patch is located on the rooftop of the Mercer parking garage on Mercer Street between 3rd and 4th Ave N. Back in 2008, Parks and Green Spaces Levy, Uptown was designated as a priority area for

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Green-Roofed Azaya Residence is Built Upon an Existing Foundation in Seattle

Green-Roofed Azaya Residence is Built Upon an Existing Foundation in Seattle

Pb Elemental designed the Azaya Residence for a young couple with two children in the Leschi neighborhood of Seattle. After a lot of searching, the couple found the corner lot lot with a tear down on it

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Win a Stylish Green Messenger Bag From Plaid Doctrine (Worth $129)!

Win a Stylish Green Messenger Bag From Plaid Doctrine (Worth $129)!

School's out for summer and Father's Day is just around the bend, so this year why not give your dad or grad a gift he can actually use - like Plaid Doctrine’s Belltown messenger bag. These

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Luxurious Floating Home Makes the Most of Its Small Footprint on Lake Union in Seattle

Luxurious Floating Home Makes the Most of Its Small Footprint on Lake Union in Seattle

Docked in the heart of the city on Lake Union, this floating home enjoys panoramic views south of downtown Seattle, Queen Anne Hill to the west, and Gas Works Park northward. With no room to spare, the

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Seattle Man Rescues & Transplants Hundreds of Unwanted Trees

Seattle Man Rescues & Transplants Hundreds of Unwanted Trees

O’Brien’s passion as a tree rescuer started five years ago when a neighbor near his Key Peninsula property in Washington state removed scores of old-growth trees. Not only did the trees’ removal cut

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Stunning Electric Blue Trees Spring up in Seattle

Stunning Electric Blue Trees Spring up in Seattle

Dimopoulos' use of ultramarine blue (so reminiscent of James Cameron's Avatar) was probably coincidental, but his desire to create some kind of sacred awareness of our primordial tree species was not. He

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Edible Forest is Coming to Life in Fertile Seattle Park for Community Gardening

Edible Forest is Coming to Life in Fertile Seattle Park for Community Gardening

It may sound like something out of a fairytale, but an edible forest is taking root in a very real community in Seattle. That's right, urban permaculture projects are continuing to evolve, and the Beacon

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Fantastic Seattle Remodel by Atelier Drome Maximizes 600 Sq Ft Home With Smart Design & Storage Solutions

Fantastic Seattle Remodel by Atelier Drome Maximizes 600 Sq Ft Home With Smart Design & Storage Solutions

The Ravenna Remodel by Atelier Drome renovated a 1950s mid-century modern home that was in desperate need of help, bringing it into the 21st century. The project was originally a 2 bedroom, 1 bath home,

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Starbucks Opens New Reclamation Drive Thru Made From Recycled Shipping Containers

Starbucks Opens New Reclamation Drive Thru Made From Recycled Shipping Containers

Inspiration for the shipping container drive thru came from the company's use of the containers to ship their coffee and tea from sources around the world. Rather than let the containers wallow after

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Seattle’s Firestation 30 is a Copper-Clad Green Community Beacon

Seattle’s Firestation 30 is a Copper-Clad Green Community Beacon

Located at the juncture between the commercial activity of Rainier Avenue and the residential Mt. Baker neighborhood, Firestation no. 30 helps with the transition in scale between the two areas. Its

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the Largest LEED Platinum Non-Profit Building in the World

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the Largest LEED Platinum Non-Profit Building in the World

The new campus occupies a site located in downtown Seattle across the street from the Space Needle. Formerly an asphalt parking lot, the site was restored with more than 40 percent of it turned into 2

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US Census Reveals the Top 10 US Cities for Mass Transit Commuting

US Census Reveals the Top 10 US Cities for Mass Transit Commuting

The Census Bureau just released a report on the commuting behavior of Americans in 2009. The commuting report is part of the American Community Survey, and it details the average commute time for

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Stockbox Grocers to Convert Shipping Containers into Local Grocery Stores in Food Deserts

Stockbox Grocers to Convert Shipping Containers into Local Grocery Stores in Food Deserts

Stockbox's grand vision is to have stores located in urban deserts so that residents have somewhere within walking or biking distance to buy fresh food. There's no need to build a giant grocery store - a

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Cascadia Center For Sustainable Design Aims To Be Most Efficient Commercial Building In The World

Cascadia Center For Sustainable Design Aims To Be Most Efficient Commercial Building In The World

The Cascadia Center will be a mixed-use commercial and office building and will eventually serve as the future headquarters of the Bullitt Foundation. Located at the crossroads between Seattle's Central

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Seattle Treehouse is a Wonderful Retreat for Kids and Adults Alike

Seattle Treehouse is a Wonderful Retreat for Kids and Adults Alike

This gorgeous tree-top residence in Seattle tells a wonderful story of inventive architecture and repurposed and recycled materials. The Hale-Edmonds family took on the challenge of a steeply sloping site

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Greenfab’s New Prefab Model Home in Seattle Aims for LEED Platinum

Greenfab’s New Prefab Model Home in Seattle Aims for LEED Platinum

The 3 bedroom, 2 3/4 bath home includes non toxic and environmentally friendly materials for good indoor air quality. Recycled and local materials were sourced extensively and existing concrete from the

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Green School On Track To Become Washington State’s First Certified Living Building

Green School On Track To Become Washington State’s First Certified Living Building

The Bertschi Science Wing is a 1425 square foot addition to the existing campus and will serve as a learning tool for the students. Collected rainwater will flow through a tunnel in the classroom so the

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Rainwater-Harvesting Seattle Residences Aiming For LEED Platinum

Rainwater-Harvesting Seattle Residences Aiming For LEED Platinum

Seven private residences are surrounded by a screen wall and vegetation to form a visual an acoustic barrier for the residences. The units are arranged in a V-shape around an interior courtyard and

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CAST Architecture Unveils Solar Powered Pocket Parks for Seattle

CAST Architecture Unveils Solar Powered Pocket Parks for Seattle

Seattle’s network of obsolete, decommissioned electrical substations are poised to become a network of neighborhood-friendly, solar powered pocket parks capable of generating more than a megawatt of

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Backyard House: Affordable Modern Eco Home Rises in Seattle

Backyard House: Affordable Modern Eco Home Rises in Seattle

Located in Seattle, the Backyard House by SHED Architecture & Design takes its name from the site it sits on — the subdivided backyard of an existing single family house. The project's fundamental

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Seattle’s Stunning Mount Baker Residence

Seattle’s Stunning Mount Baker Residence

As of late, Seattle has developed into a burgeoning center of sustainable design with plenty of exceptional green architecture and design popping up. The stunning Mount Baker home is one more example to

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Method Home’s Completed Cabin!

PREFAB FRIDAY: Method Home’s Completed Cabin!

As summer hits its stride and the allure of the outdoors arrives we're happy to report that Method Home's modern wood wonder has blossomed into a beautiful home. If it seems like a short while since we

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Method Homes’ Modular Cabin

PREFAB FRIDAY: Method Homes’ Modular Cabin

This month we're welcoming a brand new builder to the prefab scene as Method Homes launches its first house! The wood clad wonder is currently nearing completion in Seattle, Washington and boasts an array

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12 New Solar America Cities Chosen

12 New Solar America Cities Chosen

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 12 new Solar America Cities, bringing the number from 13 to 25 in total, and moving along the $2.4 million initiative to provide up to $200,000 per city to

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Seattle’s Sexy New SLUT Streetcar

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Seattle’s Sexy New SLUT Streetcar

It’s not New Orleans, but city officials are optimistic that their latest transit project will spark desire...to ride the streetcar. It’s Seattle's South Lake Union Trolley (yes, the acronym is SLUT),

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GREENWORKS REALTY: Green House Hunters

GREENWORKS REALTY: Green House Hunters

Here at Inhabitat, we’ve covered many green building concepts, highlighted specific green homes, shown the latest in pre-fab projects, and introduced programs such as EcoBroker, LEED-Homes, Built Green

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