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Wind-Powered Pavilions in Shanghai Are Fun Candy-Coated Play Houses

Wind-Powered Pavilions in Shanghai Are Fun Candy-Coated Play Houses

Parks in China are used extensively by residents throughout the day to practice tai chi, dance, meet friends, relax or eat. Bailanjing Park along the river is a new development to increase the urban green

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Team China’s Y Container Solar Decathlon House Upcycles Shipping Containers

Team China’s Y Container Solar Decathlon House Upcycles Shipping Containers

The Y Container allows residents to live just about anywhere freely, with self sufficient off-grid energy sources and a lightweight mobile design. The home has three verandas that face the surrounding

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Shanghai’s Stunning Sun Valley Pavilion Boasts the World’s Largest Membrane Roof

Shanghai’s Stunning Sun Valley Pavilion Boasts the World’s Largest Membrane Roof

Anchored around the theme of “Better City, Better Life,” the 2010 Shanghai Expo was the largest World Expo to date. The tent-like structure covering the grounds measures a massive 1,000 meters long

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Y-town Recycles Old Refrigerator Into Dog House for Adopted Pup!

Y-town Recycles Old Refrigerator Into Dog House for Adopted Pup!

A lucky stray dog in China recently received the royal treatment with an expansive doghouse made from a recycled refrigerator! Designed by studio Y-town, the sectioned doghouse is made from an old

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PEGA’s Revolutionary Paper Alloy Can be Used to Create Consumer Electronics

PEGA’s Revolutionary Paper Alloy Can be Used to Create Consumer Electronics

On show this week at the Milan Furniture Fair are PEGA consulting group’s remarkable prototypes made with their new and revolutionary biodegradable, recyclable and reusable material. Able to be

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Recycled Suitcases Used To Furnish Shanghai’s URBN Hotel

Recycled Suitcases Used To Furnish Shanghai’s URBN Hotel

The boutique hotel was designed by A00 Architecture and is set within a renovated warehouse in the heart of Shanghai. Set back from the street and surrounded by a high wall and gate, the hotel features a

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Chinese Commercial Train Obliterates Speed Record At 302MPH

Chinese Commercial Train Obliterates Speed Record At 302MPH

Image © AP Photo/Xinhua, Liu Junxi In October, Inhabitat brought you news about China claiming to have broken the speed record for locally produced trains with one of their scheduled service trains

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Chinese Train Smashes World Record for High Speed Rail Travel

Chinese Train Smashes World Record for High Speed Rail Travel

In another triumph for green transportation, Shanghai's latest bullet train has obliterated the previous record for the fastest high speed train in the world by 21km/h. The lightning fast train was able

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Unbelievable Stacks of Chinese Goods Piled High on Bikes

Unbelievable Stacks of Chinese Goods Piled High on Bikes

"Totems" is the result of Delorme's two residencies in Shanghai and his fascination with the migrant worker. The vertical nature of the towers echos the looming facades and skyscrapers in the background

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World’s Largest Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) Project Online

World’s Largest Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) Project Online

As of Sunday, the world's largest stand alone integrated photovoltaic project was pumping out power into the grid. The building integrated PV system is located on the roof of the recently completed

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SHANGHAI EXPO 2010: Norway Pavilion is a Solar Powered “Forest”

SHANGHAI EXPO 2010: Norway Pavilion is a Solar Powered “Forest”

Helen & Hard's extraordinary pavilion for Norway at this year's World Expo Fair 2010 in Shanghai is a forest of fascination! Called “Norway Powered by Nature,” the structure is a solar powered

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Shanghai Expo: Bamboo German-Chinese House Glows Like a Lantern

Shanghai Expo: Bamboo German-Chinese House Glows Like a Lantern

Seen over at Arch Daily this morning, Germany and China's captivating German-Chinese House for the Shanghai World expo is a study in bamboo. The two story art building is the only pavilion in the Expo to

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Japan Pavilion is a Solar Energy Generating ‘Purple Silkworm Island’

Japan Pavilion is a Solar Energy Generating ‘Purple Silkworm Island’

Photo credit: Designboom Continuing our coverage of the Shanghai World Expo, we come to the Japan Pavilion, officially nicknamed the 'Purple Silkworm Island'. Designboom is on the scene in Shanghai and

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Latticed French Pavilion Shades a Green-Walled Interior

Latticed French Pavilion Shades a Green-Walled Interior

Drawing on classic French style, Jacques Ferrier Architectures designed the gorgeous French Pavilion for the Shanghai World Expo, which welcomes visitors inside a green-walled "Sensual City". Dezeen

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Construction Completed on Shanghai’s Amazing Dream Cube Pavilion

Construction Completed on Shanghai’s Amazing Dream Cube Pavilion

As visitors enter the building they first come into the queue where they learn that their actions can have effects on the lights of the building. By clapping their hands and waving their arms, their

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Top 6 Stunning Green Pavilions at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo

Top 6 Stunning Green Pavilions at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo

Rainwater harvesting, recycled materials, green roofs, renewable energy and energy efficiency are common elements in a number of the pavilions at the 2010 Shanghai Expo. Additionally, all of the pavilions

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Solar Shanghai Pavilion Made of Recycled CD Cases Nears Completion!

Solar Shanghai Pavilion Made of Recycled CD Cases Nears Completion!

With about 22 days to go until the start of the Shanghai World Expo, some of the amazing pavilions are already complete, while others are rushing to finish. The Shanghai Corporate Pavilion is almost done

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Shanghai’s International Cruise Terminal to be Cooled By The River

Shanghai’s International Cruise Terminal to be Cooled By The River

In preparation for the Shanghai 2010 World Expo Sparch Architects has designed this master plan for the International Cruise Terminal. The Terminal includes a cruise welcome center, office space,

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Christmas Tree Made from 1,000 Beer Bottles

Christmas Tree Made from 1,000 Beer Bottles

At the start of every Christmas season, environmentalists inevitably spark the real-versus-artificial tree debate. But this year, Chinese designers decided to take an entirely different approach to

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Incredible Sun Valleys to Light Up the Night and Day at 2010 World Expo

Incredible Sun Valleys to Light Up the Night and Day at 2010 World Expo

This incredible Sun Valley is one of a six giant funnel-shaped canopies that are currently springing up in Shanghai in preparation for the 2010 World Expo. When they are all completed they won't just be a

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Solar Shanghai Pavilion Made From Used CD Cases

Solar Shanghai Pavilion Made From Used CD Cases

Preparations for the Shanghai World Expo 2010 are heating up and many countries are getting in on the action by designing structures for the space. We couldn't help but be dazzled by the Shanghai

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