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The Palms House’s Futuristic Metal Screens Provide Privacy from In-Laws

The Palms House’s Futuristic Metal Screens Provide Privacy from In-Laws

The original house was a large open loft with one bedroom. The guest apartment sits atop a garage at the front of the property (unlike most house/guest house set-ups). Daly Genik tackled and reorganized

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Solar-Powered Recycled Pavilions Unveiled for the 2012 London Olympics

Solar-Powered Recycled Pavilions Unveiled for the 2012 London Olympics

The winning entry was designed by Jose Carlos Cruz, Ines Guedes, Miguel Santos, and Antonio Cruz to look like the Olympic rings. The rings are extruded into rooms where visitors can find out information,

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Honeycomb-Shaped ‘Beehive’ Solar Panels Could Energize Building Facades

Honeycomb-Shaped ‘Beehive’ Solar Panels Could Energize Building Facades

Israeli startup SolarOr has developed a brilliant new transparent solar panel that is modeled after the complex forms found in honeycomb. Called BeeHive PV, the solar panels are designed to integrate into

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Joysxee is a Real Eco-Paradise Island That Floats Atop Garbage!

Joysxee is a Real Eco-Paradise Island That Floats Atop Garbage!

Sowa began constructing his first island in 1998 not far from Cancun. Collecting empty plastic bottles, plywood and bamboo he’d found on the beach, he built up the island to include a two story house

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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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IKEA Flips the Switch on a 65,000 Square Foot Solar Array in Sacramento

IKEA Flips the Switch on a 65,000 Square Foot Solar Array in Sacramento

Furniture giant, IKEA, just switched on a 573-kW solar power system, which covers 65,000 square feet of space at their Sacramento, California store. The array is made up of approximately 2,548 panels and

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Infineon Raceway Unveils Massive 353 KW Solar Array – Exclusive Photos!

Infineon Raceway Unveils Massive 353 KW Solar Array – Exclusive Photos!

Panasonic started installing solar panels at Infineon Raceway last November, and they just announced the completion of the project this past weekend. The arrays feature Panasonic's high-quality HIT

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Casa de la Flora Resort Combines Trendy Comfort and Sustainability in Thailand

Casa de la Flora Resort Combines Trendy Comfort and Sustainability in Thailand

Using natural materials such as wood, stone, and rock partitions (in addition to less-friendly concrete), the designers managed to strike a balance between luxury and simplicity with these rectangular

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White House Fails to Put up Solar Panels by Their Own Deadline

White House Fails to Put up Solar Panels by Their Own Deadline

After a coalition of sun lovers petitioned for a solar array to be installed on the White House the President announced last fall that we'd see a sunny energy generator installed on the his abode by this

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Google Launches $280 Million Fund to Finance the Installation of Home Solar Panels

Google Launches $280 Million Fund to Finance the Installation of Home Solar Panels

Over the past year, Google has been pouring several hundreds of millions of dollars into different renewable energy venues - and apparently the buck doesn't stop there. On Tuesday, the Internet giant

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Renault to Build a Solar Roof Project a Big as 63 Football Fields

Renault to Build a Solar Roof Project a Big as 63 Football Fields

French car manufacturer, Renault, is about to start building the automotive world's largest solar roof project that will eventually span the space of 63 football fields. The company is constructing the

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Dragon-Shaped Solar Stadium in Taiwan is 100% Powered by the Sun

Dragon-Shaped Solar Stadium in Taiwan is 100% Powered by the Sun

Building a new stadium is always a massive undertaking that requires millions of dollars, substantial physical labor, and a vast amount of electricity to keep it operating. Toyo Ito's design negates this

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The Netherlands’s First Energy-Neutral Monumental House by Zecc Architects Wins BNA Building of the Year

The Netherlands’s First Energy-Neutral Monumental House by Zecc Architects Wins BNA Building of the Year

While the house appears to be pretty conventional from the outside, we can sense a mysterious that radiates from within. Surrounded by high trees, the has a solid front door facing the street and actually

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INFLATABLE: Floating Solar-Powered Stage Could Revitalize Miami Marine Stadium

INFLATABLE: Floating Solar-Powered Stage Could Revitalize Miami Marine Stadium

The Miami Marine Stadium was originally designed by Hilario Candela, built in 1963, and has since been abandoned and vandalized. The annual DawnTown design competition seeks to come up with innovative

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Zechner & Zechner Unveil Cobra-like Solar Building for the Austrian Alps

Zechner & Zechner Unveil Cobra-like Solar Building for the Austrian Alps

Due to its location almost 7,500 feet above sea level, large portions of the innovative building will be prefabricated and moved up to the site. Although it is funded by leading Austrian-based electric

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Solar Mosaic Sells $100 Solar Tiles to Bring Renewable Energy to Oakland, CA

Solar Mosaic Sells $100 Solar Tiles to Bring Renewable Energy to Oakland, CA

This new solar initiative is stirring up a storm in Oakland, California. Solar Mosaic is a social community project with a difference, helping to create a more sustainable energy source while bringing in

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Affordable Accommodation for the Eco-Conscious Traveller in Buenos Aires

Affordable Accommodation for the Eco-Conscious Traveller in Buenos Aires

If you're an eco-conscious traveller planning to visit Buenos Aires on a tight budget, don't worry, you don't have to leave your green lifestyle behind. The Eco-Pampa Hostel located in the

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NC-office Designs Charming L-Shaped Self-Sustaining Homes For Haiti

NC-office Designs Charming L-Shaped Self-Sustaining Homes For Haiti

The small 8x8 modules consist of four rooms that form an L-shape. This allows the buildings to interlock repeatedly while also allowing for a small private garden. But the real beauty is that they are

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Denmark’s Solar-Powered Herstedlund Center is a Vibrant Community Hub

Denmark’s Solar-Powered Herstedlund Center is a Vibrant Community Hub

Dorte Mandrop Arkitekter Architects designed the project with sustainability in mind, and it meets Tier 2 Energy standards. The center's green building strategies include solar panels, passive cooling

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Crazy Paris Subway Maintenance Center Topped With Solar-Powered Helicopter Blades

Crazy Paris Subway Maintenance Center Topped With Solar-Powered Helicopter Blades

RATP, which owns and operates the Paris Metro, bus lines, three tram lines and the Montmartre Funicular, moved into its new maintenance building last fall after its completion in September 2010. The 3,400

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Sunengy Develops New Floating Liquid Solar Arrays to Maximize Energy Output of Hydro Plants

Sunengy Develops New Floating Liquid Solar Arrays to Maximize Energy Output of Hydro Plants

Sunengy has developed a new kind of floating solar array, called a Liquid Solar Array (LSA), which they believe could be attached to hydro-electric dams to increase their energy output. The LSA is a

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Suntech to Install World’s Highest Solar Plant on Tibetan Plateau

Suntech to Install World’s Highest Solar Plant on Tibetan Plateau

The Tibetan Plateau is known as the “roof of the world” for good reason – it’s the largest, highest place on the plant, lying between the Himalayan range to the south and the

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Emergent Architecture Unveils Crystalline, Solar-Powered Sports Center for China

Emergent Architecture Unveils Crystalline, Solar-Powered Sports Center for China

The complex will make extensive use of solar power through the installation of photovoltaic panels on all of its roof surfaces. In addition, Wiscombe has designed a gorgeous transparent window system

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Mr. Peanut Gets His Own Environmentally-Friendly Nutmobile

Mr. Peanut Gets His Own Environmentally-Friendly Nutmobile

Mr. Peanut is in for a big upgrade. Planters has decided to give the him a ride of his own: the Nutmobile, an entirely green, environmentally-friendly vehicle. Based on a 2011 Isuzu NPR truck, the

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Historic Ford Factory Transformed Into SunPower Photovoltaics Headquarters

Historic Ford Factory Transformed Into SunPower Photovoltaics Headquarters

As you might expect from one of the leading manufacturers of photovoltaics in the US, the roof of SunPower's HQ is entirely coated in solar panels. The company's goal for the facility was to combine

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Sustainable Recreation Center and Garden Designed for Delhi, India

Sustainable Recreation Center and Garden Designed for Delhi, India

Developed in NCR, this innovative new recreation center and solarium will soon find a spot in the heart of Delhi, India. Slated to open in 2012, the new structure showcases a variety of eco-friendly,

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This Ginormous Orange Cube is an Architecture + Design Showroom In Lyon

This Ginormous Orange Cube is an Architecture + Design Showroom In Lyon

The building serves as the headquarters for the Cardinal Group, a real estate development firm, as well as the Design Showroom RBC. The intention of the project was to combine a showroom dedicated to the

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SolarWindow with Clear Spray-On Film Could Generate 300% More Energy Than Solar Panels

SolarWindow with Clear Spray-On Film Could Generate 300% More Energy Than Solar Panels

New Energy Technologies has unveiled SolarWindow, a working prototype that is simply sprayed with the company's eco-friendly electricity generating film to produce energy.

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Princeton Plans Largest Solar Field for Any U.S. University

Princeton Plans Largest Solar Field for Any U.S. University

Princeton University announced last week its plans for a 27-acre solar field to partially power its New Jersey campus. The system will consist of 16,500 photovoltaic panels, making it the largest solar

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Wind Turbine Bridge Transforms Italian Viaduct Into Public Space

Wind Turbine Bridge Transforms Italian Viaduct Into Public Space

A bridge that repurposes abandoned viaducts, produces energy AND looks futuristically sleek? Yes, it can be true, and it is Italy’s proposed Wind Turbine Viaduct called “Solar Wind.”

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