Sustainable Building

The European Solar Decathlon Starts Today!

The European Solar Decathlon Starts Today!

Team Inhabitat is currently on-scene in Madrid to bring you coverage of all 19 Solar Decathlon Europe Teams as their sun-powered projects compete to be the world's most efficient solar home. Stay tuned

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Sydney’s Historic Majestic Theatre Renovated Into Daylit Apartments

Sydney’s Historic Majestic Theatre Renovated Into Daylit Apartments

Located in Petersham to the west of Sydney, the Majestic Theatre Apartments adaptive reuse project created new housing out of a historic building. The original brick Majestic Theatre was built in 1921

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London’s Movement Café is a Pop-Up Eatery Made From Recycled Shipping Containers by Greenwich Park

London’s Movement Café is a Pop-Up Eatery Made From Recycled Shipping Containers by Greenwich Park

With less than a month to go before the Olympics started, property developers The Cathedral Group asked Myerscough to design a cafe for the corner of a vacant industrial lot. Located directly next to the

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Take a Tour of Blu Homes’ First Prefab in Joshua Springs This Weekend

Take a Tour of Blu Homes’ First Prefab in Joshua Springs This Weekend

With Blu Homes' new Vallejo, CA factory, the prefab home builder is making a big push to expand its product throughout the West Coast. The company's first Southern California project is Tim Disney's

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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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Passively-Cooled Dojo Provides Space for Quiet Meditation Outside of Santiago, Chile

Passively-Cooled Dojo Provides Space for Quiet Meditation Outside of Santiago, Chile

  Dojos are spaces used for training, and this Dojo in Chile is used for meditation, yoga and group classes. Situated at the bottom of a 5,000-square-meter site, the building is tucked into a

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Pacific Heights Townhouse Renovated into Light-Filled Eco Home in San Francisco

Pacific Heights Townhouse Renovated into Light-Filled Eco Home in San Francisco

Feldman Architecture was hired by the owners to update and reconfigure this 1906 stucco-clad Victorian. The clients requested to keep the building's traditional feel, but they wanted to infuse modern

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17th Century Palace Transformed into a Luxe Boutique Hotel In Mexico City’s Historic Center

17th Century Palace Transformed into a Luxe Boutique Hotel In Mexico City’s Historic Center

The Palace of the Counts of Miravalle is one of the oldest buildings in Mexico's historic center and was originally home to Don Alonso de Ulibarri Davalos Bracamontes and de la Cueva, who was chancellor

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Prefab Treehouse Riga is a Modular and Flexible Housing System in Lisbon

Prefab Treehouse Riga is a Modular and Flexible Housing System in Lisbon

Treehouse is a prefab housing system developed to provide flexible and efficient living. Built entirely from wood, Treehouse is based on sustainability and modularity. As families needs grow over time, so

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Method Homes Completes Traditional Craftsman-Style Doe Bay Prefab Cottage on Orcas Island

Method Homes Completes Traditional Craftsman-Style Doe Bay Prefab Cottage on Orcas Island

The Cottage Series developed from a collaboration between San Juan Islands-based Studio 29 and Seattle prefab manufacturer, Method Homes. Studio 29 was trying to come up with a more sustainable way to

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Green-Toned Buchheimer Weg is a Model For Social Housing in Cologne

Green-Toned Buchheimer Weg is a Model For Social Housing in Cologne

GAG Immobilien AG, Cologne contracted ASTOC Architects and Planners to renovate and upgrade the housing complex in Cologne's Ostheim district. It was decided that both economically and aesthetically,

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Collision Works is a Boutique Shipping Container Hotel Slated For Detroit

Collision Works is a Boutique Shipping Container Hotel Slated For Detroit

Collision Works is a project under development to create a boutique hotel and mixed use space for community use. Originally called The Detroit Hotel Project, the facility will have 36 hotels rooms built

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Nomura’s UK Headquarters is London’s First Carbon Neutral Building

Nomura’s UK Headquarters is London’s First Carbon Neutral Building

Nomura's office is built on the site of a former project that makes use of 30% of the existing infrastructure as a way to reduce impact, resources and costs. The project also increased public space along

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Beatrixkwartier Light Rail Station is a Tubular Space-Frame Viaduct in The Hague

Beatrixkwartier Light Rail Station is a Tubular Space-Frame Viaduct in The Hague

The Beatrixkwartier light rail station is one of the newest additions to the RandstadRail system, which connects passengers between The Hague and Rotterdam. The new station provides service for those

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Sophisticated Passive H-House Keeps its Cool in Salt Lake City

Sophisticated Passive H-House Keeps its Cool in Salt Lake City

H-House is a three bedroom, three-story home in Salt Lake City, UT designed by Axis Architects. The ground floor holds the garage, storage and the entry, which leads up to the main floor that contains all

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3XN’s Green-Roofed Stockholm City Station to Serve as Entrance to the City Center

3XN’s Green-Roofed Stockholm City Station to Serve as Entrance to the City Center

Stockholm Station City is a mixed use development located in the heart of Stockholm that will mark the entrance to the inner city center. Conceived by 3XN, the building addresses a number of public and

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Terunobu Fujimori’s Otherworldly Tree Houses Defy the Laws of Gravity

Terunobu Fujimori’s Otherworldly Tree Houses Defy the Laws of Gravity

Terunobu Fujimori had his first building erected at the age of 44 (the Jinchokan Moriya Historical Museum was commissioned by his hometown, Chino City in Nagano). Enveloped by local stones and hand-cut

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Richard Meier’s Light Filled OCT Shenzhen Clubhouse Opens in China

Richard Meier’s Light Filled OCT Shenzhen Clubhouse Opens in China

The beautiful complex offers members a serene respite from the adjacent metropolis. Forming a natural courtyard, the clubhouse is landscaped with gardens, ample trees, and private garden walks throughout

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Georgia Tech’s Hinman Research Building is a Beautifully Renovated LEED Gold Architecture Studio

Georgia Tech’s Hinman Research Building is a Beautifully Renovated LEED Gold Architecture Studio

Georgia Tech's Hinman Research Building was originally designed by Harold Bush-Brown and P.M. Heffernan in 1939. The building was dedicated to industrial research and was instrumental in the development

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UK Retailer Marks and Spencer Earns BREEAM Rating for New Daylit Store Near London

UK Retailer Marks and Spencer Earns BREEAM Rating for New Daylit Store Near London

One of UK’s biggest retailers Marks & Spencer just opened a store on the outskirts of London - and even though it is the chain's largest retail location it has managed to attain a BREEAM

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Utah’s GSBS Architects Named Among Top Green Design Firms

Utah’s GSBS Architects Named Among Top Green Design Firms

Engineering News-Record just named Utah-based GSBS Architects as one of the Top 100 Green Design Firms for the first time. The company, which is located in Salt Lake City, reportedly earned 48% of its

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Edogawa Garage Club Receives a Modern Woven Shade Screen Facelift in Tokyo

Edogawa Garage Club Receives a Modern Woven Shade Screen Facelift in Tokyo

Located in Edogawa, Tokyo, the Edogawa Garage Club is a renovated warehouse with a modern new perforated metal screen skin. The owners with the help of Jun’ichi Ito Architect & Associates decided to

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Avant Garage: LEED Platinum-Designed Postgreen Homes Townhome For Sale in Philadelphia

Avant Garage: LEED Platinum-Designed Postgreen Homes Townhome For Sale in Philadelphia

Avant Garage is an urban infill project in the Fishtown Proper neighborhood that consists of four three-story townhomes. Each home has 2,100 square feet of floor space with a two-car in-line garage, a

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Shipping Container Company Now Has A High Performance Office Building in Beirut

Shipping Container Company Now Has A High Performance Office Building in Beirut

CMA-CGM's Beirut headquarters is located with views of the port and the Mediterranean beyond -- a fitting site for a company dedicated to global shipping. The company made the choice to build an office

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Drexel University’s Daskalakis Athletic Center is a Bustling Eco Hub of Activity

Drexel University’s Daskalakis Athletic Center is a Bustling Eco Hub of Activity

One of the main goals for Daskalakis Athletic Center (DAC) was to improve the visual presence of the building, and improve the interconnectivity of the athletic facilities and the rest of the school. The

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MASS Group Wins Zumtobel Award for Locally-Constructed Hospital in Rwanda

MASS Group Wins Zumtobel Award for Locally-Constructed Hospital in Rwanda

The Butaro Hospital, in the Burera District of Rwanda is comprised of a number of buildings set on a hilltop location. Principles of natural ventilation and passive solar design help moderate temperatures

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Puma Opens its First Sustainable Store Near Bangalore

Puma Opens its First Sustainable Store Near Bangalore

Activewear giant Puma opened its first “sustainable” store in a suburb of Bangalore, India on Thursday. The 8,600-square-foot building is entirely solar powered, and more than 90 percent of

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JDS Architects’ Beijing Green Visitor Center is a Sustainable Building You Can Walk On

JDS Architects’ Beijing Green Visitor Center is a Sustainable Building You Can Walk On

JDS Architects recently unveiled their plans for the Beijing Green Visitor Center, which will sit at the entrance to a new sustainable industry park. The building serves as a welcome area for visitors and

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Pro Surfer José Gregório’s U House is a Modern and Sustainable Residence in Portugal

Pro Surfer José Gregório’s U House is a Modern and Sustainable Residence in Portugal

The U House is sited to protect itself from the prevailing winds - from the north in the winter and from the south in the summer. The home opens up to views in the west and creates a protected courtyard

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