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Vertical Shafts Pump Light into the Industrial Laneway House in Toronto

Vertical Shafts Pump Light into the Industrial Laneway House in Toronto

After adding 72 meters to the height of the building, Superkül brought in the vertical light shafts that extend across the length of the western wall. This allows light to permeate all the way down to

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Ecole Maternelle is the First School to Comply With the Paris Climate Plan

Ecole Maternelle is the First School to Comply With the Paris Climate Plan

Despite numerous solar screens that block excess heat gain, the deep façade facilitates both natural lighting and ventilation, as well as double flux in winter. The building has bay, alcove and concave

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Spunky Tiny Traveling Theater is Topped With Recycled Coal Scuttles

Spunky Tiny Traveling Theater is Topped With Recycled Coal Scuttles

Aberrant tried to stay as true to the original music club as possible by giving the door leading to the small theater a boat handle and using coal scuttles for the roof. Skylights are hidden in the

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The Kantana Film Institute is Shaded by a Sawtooth Brick Wall in Thailand

The Kantana Film Institute is Shaded by a Sawtooth Brick Wall in Thailand

The $1 million Kantana Institute in Kakhonprathom province was dedicated to Thailand's master of drama Pradit Kaljareuk. It is a one story facility separated into five sections, namely an administrative

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Indonesia’s New University Library Will be a Swirling Green Roofed Mountain

Indonesia’s New University Library Will be a Swirling Green Roofed Mountain

The University of Indonesia's towers would project at various heights around the circumference of the green mound and play host to a bevy of functions, including meeting rooms, food courts, retail and

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PHOTOS: Incredible Renovation of London’s Historic King’s Cross Station is Complete

PHOTOS: Incredible Renovation of London’s Historic King’s Cross Station is Complete

As the station was originally built in 1852 and listed as a Grade I facility, the facade had to remain fully intact. The renovation had to carefully and creatively restore and keep this intact while

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Städel Museum Renovated with a Gorgeous Green Roof Dotted With Skylights

Städel Museum Renovated with a Gorgeous Green Roof Dotted With Skylights

The Städel Museum reopened to the public last weekend after 3 years of renovations and expansions by local Frankfurt firm, Schneider Schumacher. The renovation included an extension placed along the

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Clyfford Still Museum is a Light-Filled Dedication to the Work of One Artist

Clyfford Still Museum is a Light-Filled Dedication to the Work of One Artist

The new museum, which is entirely devoted to the works of Clyfford Still, was opened on November 18th, 2011. The 28,500-square-foot museum contains a collection that encompasses approximately 2,400 works

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Crop Circle-Esque Green Roof Covers Batlle i Roig’s Award Winning Waste Treatment Plant

Crop Circle-Esque Green Roof Covers Batlle i Roig’s Award Winning Waste Treatment Plant

This circle-pocked landscape might look like a scene from an M. Night Shyamalan movie, but it's actually a green-roofed waste treatment facility! Instead of digging a completely new landfill, Batlle i

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House M: Daylit Japanese Home Preserves Privacy With a Beautiful Louvered Facade

House M: Daylit Japanese Home Preserves Privacy With a Beautiful Louvered Facade

The main façade of the house is based on warehouse architecture (called Kura in Japanese) - a familiar sight in the Japanese town where House M is built. The dark blue siding envelops the back and roof

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Russia’s First Active House is 7 Times More Efficient Than the Average Home

Russia’s First Active House is 7 Times More Efficient Than the Average Home

The designers managed to slash the building's carbon footprint so that it emits only 110 kWh/ m2 a year by using building-integrated solar panels and passive design techniques that ensure the home is

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Room Room: Window-Studded Tokyo Mini Home Facilitates Communication for Deaf Family Members

Room Room: Window-Studded Tokyo Mini Home Facilitates Communication for Deaf Family Members

The project is an extension of a small home that was getting very cramped housing three generations of a family. The tiny lot, lack of privacy, and narrow streets catalyzed a fresh design approach that

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San Francisco’s Glorious and Garden-Infused Mid-Century Modern Hill Street Home

San Francisco’s Glorious and Garden-Infused Mid-Century Modern Hill Street Home

John Maniscalco Architecture has had plenty of projects hobbled by historical preservation policies (a common complaint from progressive architects attempting to rebuild historic San Francisco) so a

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29 Skylights Inundate Minimalist Japanese Home with Beautiful Light

29 Skylights Inundate Minimalist Japanese Home with Beautiful Light

Sunken below street level, the house is like many homes in Yokohama: crammed in between a variety of other forgettable structures and poorly lit. A total of 29 skylights fixes that by absolutely

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San Francisco’s Imaginatively Interconnected Harrison 1×2 Residences by Studio 12

San Francisco’s Imaginatively Interconnected Harrison 1×2 Residences by Studio 12

One of the Harrison Street Residences lies parallel to the street, cloaking the inner courtyard and allowing for greater privacy, space and light shared within a dense urban area. The second residence

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Health Care REIT Headquarters Named Ohio’s 9th LEED Platinum Building

Health Care REIT Headquarters Named Ohio’s 9th LEED Platinum Building

The rehabbed Healthcare REIT Building is only one of nine LEED Platinum Buildings, out of 212 LEED Certified buildings in the state. The colonial façade, complete with Doric columns, welcome visitors to

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Coop Himmelb(l)au Completes Its Curvaceous Martin Luther Church in Hainburg

Coop Himmelb(l)au Completes Its Curvaceous Martin Luther Church in Hainburg

Located on the site of a former church that hasn't existed since the 17th century, the Martin Luther Church Hainburg makes a dramatic statement in the historic city center. The single story church

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Supersonic Wind Tunnel Building Renovated Into Daylit ACCD South Campus In Pasadena

Supersonic Wind Tunnel Building Renovated Into Daylit ACCD South Campus In Pasadena

The original facility helped aircraft companies test their designs until after the Cold War, when Dacor Corporation took it over to build high-end kitchen appliances. The arts college, which is based on

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VIlla 4.0: Hexagonal Dutch Home Gets a Green Facelift

VIlla 4.0: Hexagonal Dutch Home Gets a Green Facelift

The architects stuck to the existing materials as much as possible though certain interventions, such as upgrading the outer walls and roofs, were necessary, as was insulating the building to improve its

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Green-Roofed Municipal Pools Are an Enchanting Public Space in Povoação, Portugal

Green-Roofed Municipal Pools Are an Enchanting Public Space in Povoação, Portugal

The pools are located in the village of Povoação on the Archipelago of the Azores, at the southern edge of the island of San Miguel and a slope behind the building protects it from the sea breezes.

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Sun-Tracker Skylights Pump Daylight Indoors

Sun-Tracker Skylights Pump Daylight Indoors

Daylighting is now considered one of the cornerstones of sustainable building, but it has been a challenge to implement it in large buildings -- especially retrofits. Sun Tracker skylights are an

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Middelfart Savings in Denmark Banks on Energy Efficiency

Middelfart Savings in Denmark Banks on Energy Efficiency

Banks aren't often known for their architecture these days, but the Middlefart Savings Bank is making a name for itself in the small Danish harbor town. The grand roof is covered in 83 prism-like

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Living Exoskeleton Proposed for Province of Parma Headquarters

Living Exoskeleton Proposed for Province of Parma Headquarters

StudioDosi has proposed a double-skinned, vegetation-covered headquarters for the Province of Parma in Italy. Designed by a talented group of young Italian architects and engineers, the plan features a

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Sundolier Robot Pumps Sunlight Indoors for Powerful Daylighting

Sundolier Robot Pumps Sunlight Indoors for Powerful Daylighting

What if you could light your entire building using no electricity, or artificial lights - but just the natural light from the sun? Conventional sky-lights do this well in certain types of single-story

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Foster + Partners Break Ground on Virgin Galactic Spaceport

Foster + Partners Break Ground on Virgin Galactic Spaceport

It's an exciting time for space fanatics everywhere as construction recently began on the world's first commercial space launch pad, Spaceport America. Designed by Foster + Partners, the facility is

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