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Studio Prototype’s Gorgeous Home Renovation Strikes the Perfect Balance Between Old and New

Studio Prototype’s Gorgeous Home Renovation Strikes the Perfect Balance Between Old and New

"The characteristic house-shape of the existing dwelling was taken as a reference point for the new envelope," says architect Jeroen Steenvoorden. "By shifting the new volume slightly from the existing

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Incredibly Skinny Sliver House Slips Into a Lot As Narrow As Ten Feet Across

Incredibly Skinny Sliver House Slips Into a Lot As Narrow As Ten Feet Across

Skinny leftover spaces between buildings often don’t become more than alleyways, but Boyarsky Murphy Architects managed to turn one challengingly narrow lot into the site of a four story house. Located

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GREEN BUILDING 101: Environmentally Friendly Lighting for Health and Well-Being

GREEN BUILDING 101: Environmentally Friendly Lighting for Health and Well-Being

Lighting is one of the most critical—and most visceral—qualities of an indoor space, and the difference between good and bad lighting can make or break comfort, mood and overall happiness in your

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Skylights Pump Daylight into the Contemporary Sorel Residence in Quebec

Skylights Pump Daylight into the Contemporary Sorel Residence in Quebec

The focus of the Sorel Residence design was to construct a contemporary home in a traditional suburb without distracting from the area's cohesive look. By covering the low, horizontal structure with a

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Brilliant Invention Brings LED Sunshine to Windowless Rooms

Brilliant Invention Brings LED Sunshine to Windowless Rooms

Is your apartment or workspace seriously lacking in natural light? Well listen up - Italian physicist Paolo Di Trapani of the University of Insubria has invented an artificial daylight device called

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GREEN BUILDING 101: Indoor Environmental Quality—Clean Air and Comfort for Homes and Office Spaces

GREEN BUILDING 101: Indoor Environmental Quality—Clean Air and Comfort for Homes and Office Spaces

Feeling good in our homes or offices isn't just a matter of having a beautiful space: No matter how fabulous your furnishings, a poorly designed indoor environment can literally make you sick. Building

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Naturhumaine Brightens an Entire Street With One Colorful Home Renovation in Montreal

Naturhumaine Brightens an Entire Street With One Colorful Home Renovation in Montreal

Bringing light into the core of this narrow home was important to the project. So Naturehumaine added a skylight to draw light into the second floor of house and supplemented it with a glass floor so that

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Build a Gypsy Wagon in the Woods – All It Takes Is Ingenuity, Elbow Grease And (mostly) Recycled Components!

Build a Gypsy Wagon in the Woods – All It Takes Is Ingenuity, Elbow Grease And (mostly) Recycled Components!

The first thing you notice about this gypsy wagon is the surrounding smell of cedar forest and the sound of crashing waves from the lake, which is just a stone’s throw over the hill. In the winter,

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Brilliant SunBeamer Skylight Reflects Daylight Exactly Where You Want It

Brilliant SunBeamer Skylight Reflects Daylight Exactly Where You Want It

The new SunBeamer skylight is a clever and surprisingly simple daylighting solution that directs sunlight exactly where you need it most. Developed by SunCentral, the sun-tracking circular skylight uses

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The Spectacular Museo Soumaya Shines Brightly in Mexico City

The Spectacular Museo Soumaya Shines Brightly in Mexico City

Wrapped in 16,000 hexagonal aluminum tiles, Museo Soumaya's shining, serpentine skin was built to reflect the sun's light and to stand the test of time. The weight of the spiraling form is supported by 28

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Massive Skylight Brings New Life to an Old Historic Church in the Spanish Countryside

Massive Skylight Brings New Life to an Old Historic Church in the Spanish Countryside

Ferran Vizoso designed the renovation of this 1,050 square meter church for the Corbera d’Ebre municipality and the government institution Generalitat de Catalunya. The clients wanted to utilize a

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Beautiful Double Skin Shields China’s Solar-Powered Green Energy Lab from the Harsh Sun

Beautiful Double Skin Shields China’s Solar-Powered Green Energy Lab from the Harsh Sun

The three story building has a perimeter of balconies that helped to reduce the building's energy consumption. In winter, heating expenses are curtailed thanks to the solar heat collected on the

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Rojkind Arquitectos’ Tori Tori Restaurant has a Green Wall and a Funky Organic Facade

Rojkind Arquitectos’ Tori Tori Restaurant has a Green Wall and a Funky Organic Facade

The green wall inside the Tori Tori restaurant accents and compliments the space while drawing the eye to its beauty. The skylight above provides plenty of natural light for the wall and interior spaces.

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Super Slim Outdoors Indoors Home in Japan is Capped with a Rock Climbing Wall

Super Slim Outdoors Indoors Home in Japan is Capped with a Rock Climbing Wall

With only 36 m2 to work with, the design team gave this home a vertical lift. The street is not visible from outside, which shuts out a lot of light, though the open, tapered roof compensates for this by

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London’s Energy-Efficient Jodrell Laboratory Houses the World’s Largest Fungi Collection

London’s Energy-Efficient Jodrell Laboratory Houses the World’s Largest Fungi Collection

The Jodrell Laboratory extension, dubbed 'The Wolfson Wing', achieved a BREEAM 'Excellent' mark and was designed to be energy-efficient and sustainable in many aspects. Among the most distinctive

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Karim Rashid’s Amazing Komb House in Cairo Bursts with Eco-Friendly Color

Karim Rashid’s Amazing Komb House in Cairo Bursts with Eco-Friendly Color

Rashid incorporated a host of passive and active design principles into this small home. All of the lighting is derived from energy-efficient LEDs, water is heated using solar panels, and all of the

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Vin Varavarn’s Striking Botanica Office Roots Itself Within Thailand’s National Park

Vin Varavarn’s Striking Botanica Office Roots Itself Within Thailand’s National Park

The Botanica Office & Showroom is located very close to Khao Yai National Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site, in the Pakchong District of Thailand. The area is famous for its luscious forests and

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Adin Design’s Rainbow-Hued Glass Facade Adds a Bright Splash of Color to Kolkata, India

Adin Design’s Rainbow-Hued Glass Facade Adds a Bright Splash of Color to Kolkata, India

The very mention of India all too often evokes images of mundane, densely-populated streets, which is exactly the stereotype Adin Design meant to shake off with this beautiful rainbow-hued facade.

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Fantastic Prefab Read-Nest is a Tiny Wooden Cube Perfect for Booklovers

Fantastic Prefab Read-Nest is a Tiny Wooden Cube Perfect for Booklovers

Read-Nest is a pre-fabricated structure, so no noise, scrap materials, wood dust or builders are necessary to build it. The tiny wooden box could land in any garden, forest or even an urban terrace,

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Stunning Saw-Toothed Roof Floods Swiss Vocational School With Light

Stunning Saw-Toothed Roof Floods Swiss Vocational School With Light

The school serves as a training center for future stars of the building industry. It houses drafting studios, wood shops, and classrooms, and also has an outdoor teaching area. Since the area is located

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Surrey Crowdsources Inspiration For New $30 Million Green Library on Facebook

Surrey Crowdsources Inspiration For New $30 Million Green Library on Facebook

Surrey City Centre Library, British Columbia's latest architectural landmark, was designed with the input of hundreds of community members. Local firm Bing Thom Architects made space for the public voice

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PHOTOS: An Exclusive Look Inside Buenos Aires’ Greenpeace Offices

PHOTOS: An Exclusive Look Inside Buenos Aires’ Greenpeace Offices

Kind and enthusiastic Pablo Blefari showed us around the space, and as soon as we entered the building, we were welcomed by a reception space that is both colorful and clean. Small replicas of  local

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Eye-Popping Jones House Uses Color To Challenge Ho-Hum Suburban Vernacular

Eye-Popping Jones House Uses Color To Challenge Ho-Hum Suburban Vernacular

Using cost-effective materials such as brick veneer, painted compressed sheeting, and colorbond roofing and cladding, as well as passive design to up the sustainability ante, Kavellaris has turned what is

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The Little Dutch “Herenhuis” Features Fabric Shingles That Flap in the Wind

The Little Dutch “Herenhuis” Features Fabric Shingles That Flap in the Wind

What would otherwise be wasted material, the PTFE (Teflon) coated fiberglass fabric is both durable and non-combustible. The team worked together with approximately 1200 square meters of this flexible

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Cylindrical Henley House is a Light-Drenched Planetarium Style Abode

Cylindrical Henley House is a Light-Drenched Planetarium Style Abode

The cedar skin not only creates a certain fluidity that connects the home with the surrounding landscape, but it also allows the building to breathe without allowing in too much heat. And a circular

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Housing for Musicians has Parasitic Rooms and Skylight Pyramids

Housing for Musicians has Parasitic Rooms and Skylight Pyramids

Called simply "Housing for Musicians," the project features modern dwellings which are arranged in various 'stamps' or patterns, which are repeated throughout the complex. Since the intended inhabitants

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SOLATUBE SKYLIGHTS

SOLATUBE SKYLIGHTS

Skylights are a great addition to any house, as they bring in more natural light - cutting down on artificial light electricity costs, as well as promoting good health for a home's occupants.

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