Sustainable Building

Construction To Begin on Chicago’s Elevated Bloomingdale Trail Next Summer

Construction To Begin on Chicago’s Elevated Bloomingdale Trail Next Summer

Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates presented the team's latest renderings and plans for the Bloomingdale Trail and park to the public last week. This was the last chance for public comment before final

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Stripe House is a Brightly Lit Urban Live/Work Townhouse  in The Netherlands

Stripe House is a Brightly Lit Urban Live/Work Townhouse in The Netherlands

Stripe House by GAAGA is located in a new urban planning area of Leiden where clients can develop their own houses. Sited on a corner lot near a park, the home does its best to make the best of the

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Foster + Partners Breaks Ground on Green-Roofed Hongqiao Vantone SunnyWorld Centre in Shanghai

Foster + Partners Breaks Ground on Green-Roofed Hongqiao Vantone SunnyWorld Centre in Shanghai

Construction is officially underway on Foster + Partners' sustainable masterplan for the Hongqiao Vantone SunnyWorld Centre, a sustainable mixed-use development in the heart of the Shanghai Hongqiao

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Kohn Pedersen Fox’s Hysan Place is Hong Kong’s First LEED Platinum Pre-Certified Building

Kohn Pedersen Fox’s Hysan Place is Hong Kong’s First LEED Platinum Pre-Certified Building

Hysan Place is a mixed-use retail and office tower located in the heart of Hong Kong’s prime shopping mecca, Causeway Bay. The tower was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and it features 17 floors of retail

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Grow Community is a Prefab Net-Zero Housing Development on Bainbridge Island

Grow Community is a Prefab Net-Zero Housing Development on Bainbridge Island

Grow Community is an 8-acre net-zero housing development near Winslow on Bainbridge Island. Just a five-minute walk to downtown Winslow, the community is aptly situated to enjoy both the urban and rural

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Mecanoo Architecten Completes Green-Roofed Amsterdam University College

Mecanoo Architecten Completes Green-Roofed Amsterdam University College

Amsterdam University College sits at the entrance to Science Park close to Amsterdam’s historic seventeenth-century city centre. Francine Houben explains: “Amsterdam University College was designed as

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Prefabricated Southend Pier Cultural Centre Sits At the End of the World’s Longest Pleasure Pier

Prefabricated Southend Pier Cultural Centre Sits At the End of the World’s Longest Pleasure Pier

Southend Pier Cultural Centre opened in the summer of 2012 to provide gathering space for visitors to Southend-On-Sea. The project was designed by <a href="http://www.white.se/"

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MVRDV Chosen to Create Green Garden Paradise in the Netherlands for Floriade 2022 Horticultural Expo

MVRDV Chosen to Create Green Garden Paradise in the Netherlands for Floriade 2022 Horticultural Expo

As the current Floriade 2012 expo wraps up in Venlo, Almere and MVRDV are excited to begin with their plans for the next expo site, which will be the greenest event yet. Almere, which is a suburb of

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SOL Grotto is a Cool & Mesmerizing Space Made With Reclaimed Solyndra Rods in Berkeley

SOL Grotto is a Cool & Mesmerizing Space Made With Reclaimed Solyndra Rods in Berkeley

SOL Grotto is part of a larger project called Natural Discourse at UC Botanical Gardens at Berkeley, where artists, architects, scientists and poets have been invited to spend time in the gardens and

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The Louvre’s Golden-Roofed Department of Islamic Arts Opens This Weekend

The Louvre’s Golden-Roofed Department of Islamic Arts Opens This Weekend

Plans for the new Department of Islamic Arts where unveiled in 2005 when Mario Bellini and Rudy Ricciotti won a competition to design the new gallery. The two level gallery is sunken into the the Visconti

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Spain’s Caja Badajoz Savings Bank Mitigates the Sun With Impressive Metal Louvers

Spain’s Caja Badajoz Savings Bank Mitigates the Sun With Impressive Metal Louvers

Caja Badajoz is a new bank headquarters for the Estremadura region and serves as a powerful representation of the community's economics. Located in Badajoz, the bank sits proudly on a plot located on the

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Sustainable Keast Park Community Pavilion is the Ultimate Lawn Sports Haven in Australia

Sustainable Keast Park Community Pavilion is the Ultimate Lawn Sports Haven in Australia

The original community facility was in disrepair and badly in need of an update, so Jackson Clements Burrows worked with the city and local residents to design a multi-purpose space for everyone. The

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Switzerland’s Solar-Powered Islas Office is an Energy-Storing Battery Building

Switzerland’s Solar-Powered Islas Office is an Energy-Storing Battery Building

The Islas Office Building is located in Samedan between the Inn River and Kantonal Road. Mierta & Kurt Lazzarini Architekten took inspiration for the building's facade from the nearby riverbed and the

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The Adapted Ochre Barn is a Modernist Retreat with an Open Floor Plan in Norfolk

The Adapted Ochre Barn is a Modernist Retreat with an Open Floor Plan in Norfolk

The long, low brick barn had long since fallen into disrepair when Carl Turner and Mary Martin snatched the farm up. They wanted to create a simple getaway that spoke to the essence of the farm and the

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Oficina Vidre Negre is a Sculptural, Energy-Efficient Office Building in Italy

Oficina Vidre Negre is a Sculptural, Energy-Efficient Office Building in Italy

Oficina Vidre Negre is a three-story office building located in Cuneo, Piemonte, Italy. The sculptural, prismatic design is a reflection of the client's dynamic business, and the angular volume is seen on

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Arkadien Winnenden is a Family & Earth Friendly Eco Village Near Stuttgart, Germany

Arkadien Winnenden is a Family & Earth Friendly Eco Village Near Stuttgart, Germany

Arkadien Winnenden was designed to provide families with affordable, sustainable and healthy housing. The densely developed neighborhood allowed the project to be built more economically, thus providing

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Hinterland Design Completes Charming British Columbia Studio in One Month Flat

Hinterland Design Completes Charming British Columbia Studio in One Month Flat

A children’s book illustrator from British Columbia wanted to build a studihinto cabin on an existing 200-square foot lot in under a month with a modest budget, so she contacted Riley McFerrin of

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National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Net-Zero Energy Test House is Inhabited by a Virtual Family

National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Net-Zero Energy Test House is Inhabited by a Virtual Family

Researchers will use the house to test energy-efficiency technologies and alternative energy systems. NIST Director Patrick Gallagher believes that the facility will “allow development of new design

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Visit the LEED Gold Lorry Graduate School of Business on the 2012 Greenbuild Conference Tour

Visit the LEED Gold Lorry Graduate School of Business on the 2012 Greenbuild Conference Tour

The 28,000 square foot Lokey Graduate School of Business building sits as the symbolic gateway to Mills College. The building’s L-shaped plan is oriented to the southwest to optimize sun exposure, and

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Eco Designer Barley Massey’s Imaginerium is a Showcase for Creative Reuse

Eco Designer Barley Massey’s Imaginerium is a Showcase for Creative Reuse

From the beginning, Fabrications, on popular Broadway Market, has showcased creative use of reclaimed materials, including a storage wall custom made by Green Works from discarded office furniture. For

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6 Amazing Sun-Powered Homes Competing in the 2012 Solar Decathlon Europe!

6 Amazing Sun-Powered Homes Competing in the 2012 Solar Decathlon Europe!

Designed by the Technical University of Denmark, the Plus Energy FOLD House is a versatile modular home that can be configured in a variety of different ways depending on how its site is laid

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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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