Sustainable Building

Metal-Screened Housing And Offices Lead The Way For Sustainable Development in Sète, Southern France

Metal-Screened Housing And Offices Lead The Way For Sustainable Development in Sète, Southern France

The housing and offices in Sète are located on a thin strip of land between the Étang de Thau and the Mediterranean Sea on the northern side of the old town. This project is one of the first to be

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Teruel-Zilla is an Underground Leisure Lair Inspired by Dinosaurs in Spain

Teruel-Zilla is an Underground Leisure Lair Inspired by Dinosaurs in Spain

Teruel-Zilla is a three-story underground leisure and rec center for the youth of Teruel, Spain. The spot was once home to a public market building, but it was becoming obsolete, so the town decided to

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8 Architecture Offices That Will Make You Green With Envy

8 Architecture Offices That Will Make You Green With Envy

Stacked Shipping Container Office by Daiken-Met Architects Daiken-Met was having trouble finding office space to lease, so they decided to build their own temporary office out of stacked shipping

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Olson Kundig Converts Auto Garage Into Charles Smith’s Tasting Room in Walla Walla, Washington

Olson Kundig Converts Auto Garage Into Charles Smith’s Tasting Room in Walla Walla, Washington

Located in the center of Walla Walla on South Spokane Street is the Charles Smith Wines World Headquarters and Wine Tasting Room. The building was originally built in 1917 and was once the home to Johnson

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BIG+FREAKS Unveil an Urban Living Room To Serve as MÉCA For Art in Bordeaux

BIG+FREAKS Unveil an Urban Living Room To Serve as MÉCA For Art in Bordeaux

Team BIG+FREAKS freearchitects recently were awarded first prize by the Regional Council of Bordeaux to design the new 12 000 m2 cultural center on the riverfront of Bordeaux, merging three cultural

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Zaha Hadid Awarded Title of Dame for Her Work in Architecture

Zaha Hadid Awarded Title of Dame for Her Work in Architecture

Zaha Hadid was just awarded the title of “Dame” for her services in architecture. The honor and new title (officially Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire) were given as part of

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Green-Roofed Cannon Beach Home in Oregon Generates More Energy Than it Uses

Green-Roofed Cannon Beach Home in Oregon Generates More Energy Than it Uses

This open floor plan, 3 bedroom home is situated in Cannon Beach, Oregon and takes advantage of the gorgeous views as well as the surrounding site and sun. The owners asked Nathan Good for a home that

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Lynne Knowlton’s Treehouse is a Sanctuary Made from Reclaimed Materials in Canada

Lynne Knowlton’s Treehouse is a Sanctuary Made from Reclaimed Materials in Canada

  Lynne Knowlton's, reclaimed material treehouse is a sweet dream for both children and adults. For children, its a playhouse in the trees complete with a slide to make a quick exit. For adults,

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Kengo Kuma’s Green Cast Has A Living Facade Of Pixelated Aluminum Planters

Kengo Kuma’s Green Cast Has A Living Facade Of Pixelated Aluminum Planters

Completed in the summer of 2011, the five story building provides space for a shop, a clinic, offices and a private residence. The basement and ground floor are used for parking, a pharmacy and a street

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Coodo’s Stylish Modular Units Can be Combined to Create the Prefab Home of Your Dreams

Coodo’s Stylish Modular Units Can be Combined to Create the Prefab Home of Your Dreams

The Coodo system of modular units includes a multifunctional pavilion, a pergola, a summer kitchen, mobile living units and residential buildings. Whether you need office space, a studio, a yoga pavilion,

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Dennis Design Center’s Milan Pop-Up Shop is a Shipping Pallet Refueling Station

Dennis Design Center’s Milan Pop-Up Shop is a Shipping Pallet Refueling Station

DENNIS Design Center was asked to exhibit at the Milan Furniture Fair and they took over a space in a parking lot just outside of the entrance. The collective is focussed on showcasing design, encouraging

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Pro Skateboarder Transforms a Hunting Lodge into an Indoor Skatepark in Austria

Pro Skateboarder Transforms a Hunting Lodge into an Indoor Skatepark in Austria

28-year old pro skater, Phillip Schuster had a dream, and like many other boys around the world it was to have a skatepark in his house. So he bought an old hunting lodge in Salzburg, Austria with the

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Gensler’s Portland International Jetport Lands LEED Gold Certification

Gensler’s Portland International Jetport Lands LEED Gold Certification

The Portland International Jetport expansion in Maine opened in fall 2011, but was just awarded LEED Gold certification, making it the second commercial terminal in the United States to achieve this

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Monash University Student Housing Promotes Collegiality and Sustainability

Monash University Student Housing Promotes Collegiality and Sustainability

When BVN Architecture was designing the new dormitories for Monash University, they focused on the residents' experience rather than just ensuring they met the spatial requirements. The project consists

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Henning Larsen Unveils Plans for a Sustainable City Development in the Faroe Islands

Henning Larsen Unveils Plans for a Sustainable City Development in the Faroe Islands

Henning Larsen was awarded first place in an international design competition to create a new urban plan for the city of Klaksvík, which is situated in the island of Borðoy, the largest of the northern

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Vertical Harvest of Jackson Hole Will Grow Organic Produce Even in the Winter

Vertical Harvest of Jackson Hole Will Grow Organic Produce Even in the Winter

Vertical Harvest is a three-story indoor vertical garden with 12,995 sq ft of growing space. The site of the garden is located on an unused parcel of land on the south side of a parking garage in Jackson.

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Bayer Building in India Receives World’s Highest LEED Score

Bayer Building in India Receives World’s Highest LEED Score

Bayer used to be a household name for Aspirin, but now the multinational corporation will be known for developing the first building in the world to receive as many as 64 out of 69 possible points from

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Noorderparkbar is a Coffee Shack Made From Second Hand Materials in Amsterdam

Noorderparkbar is a Coffee Shack Made From Second Hand Materials in Amsterdam

Bureau SLA & Overtreders W came up with a great idea for a coffee shop in Florapark next to the Noorderparkkamer, but for it to be affordable they were going to have to be creative with how and where

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The Outdoor Office Could Change How We Work & Reduce Our Carbon Footprint

The Outdoor Office Could Change How We Work & Reduce Our Carbon Footprint

Jonathan Olivares, who opened his design studio in Bostom in 2006, develops industrial design objects, exhibitions, and human-centered research projects. In 2011 he wrote the book A Taxonomy of Office

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Gaes Hearing Aid Factory Protected by a Mobile Louvered Facade in Barcelona

Gaes Hearing Aid Factory Protected by a Mobile Louvered Facade in Barcelona

Poblenou, a former industrial district of Barcelona, has transformed over the last decade into a new model of a compact city, where innovative companies co-exist with research, training and tech transfer

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Sweden’s Treehotel Now Selling Stunning Mirrorcube Treehouses!

Sweden’s Treehotel Now Selling Stunning Mirrorcube Treehouses!

The Mirrorcube can be delivered as a kit to just about any location in the world in about four months. If you're lacking in DIY carpentry skills then you're in luck - the Treehotel offers options for

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Fertile House is a Renovated Green Haven in Tours, France

Fertile House is a Renovated Green Haven in Tours, France

  The couple who owned the farm house are getting on in years and wanted to update their residence to provide more space for visitors and create a connection with the outdoors. They also

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J. Mayer H.’s Striated JOH3 Apartment Complex Reinterprets the Classic Berliner Residential Building

J. Mayer H.’s Striated JOH3 Apartment Complex Reinterprets the Classic Berliner Residential Building

JOH3 is a unique residential building in downtown Berlin developed by Euroboden and designed by J. Mayer H.. Located on Johannisstraße in Mitte, Berlin’s downtown district, the seven story building

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VillaLola: Stunning Home Perched Above a Fjord Mirrors the Icelandic Landscape

VillaLola: Stunning Home Perched Above a Fjord Mirrors the Icelandic Landscape

ARKIS sought to accentuate the natural beauty of the region, which is flooded with light and color. The designers incorporated neutral color combinations that mirror the surrounding grasses and woods.

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LYCS Architecture’s Hangzhou Spruce Art Center Sits Serenely On its Wooded Site

LYCS Architecture’s Hangzhou Spruce Art Center Sits Serenely On its Wooded Site

The design of LYCS Architecture's Spruce Art Center is a response to two fundamental architectural challenges: it seeks to evoke new spatial meaning while reconciling an existing structure; and to produce

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The Pocket Shelter by Aaron Maret is a Portable Space on Wheels

The Pocket Shelter by Aaron Maret is a Portable Space on Wheels

The Pocket Shelter was constructed by Maret in 2010 at a cost of $24,000. The tiny house house on wheels features salvaged millwork and a trailer frame, and boasts natural finishes, as well as local and

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Sugarhouse Studios Pop-Up Cinema & Workshop Encourages Community Interaction in London

Sugarhouse Studios Pop-Up Cinema & Workshop Encourages Community Interaction in London

The site for Sugarhouse Studios is located south of the Olympic Park in a former sign-writers workshop, which is scheduled for demolition 2013 as part of a new residential and business development. Rather

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Luxurious Floating Home Makes the Most of Its Small Footprint on Lake Union in Seattle

Luxurious Floating Home Makes the Most of Its Small Footprint on Lake Union in Seattle

Docked in the heart of the city on Lake Union, this floating home enjoys panoramic views south of downtown Seattle, Queen Anne Hill to the west, and Gas Works Park northward. With no room to spare, the

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Silvervillan is a Low-Impact & Low-Energy Home in Sweden

Silvervillan is a Low-Impact & Low-Energy Home in Sweden

Silvervillan is located in Skilleby, Järna, Sweden, which is considered to be a very sustainable region due to its organic farms and local production of bread, cheese, and fruit juices. The owners also

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Edmonton Airport Unveils Massive Air-Cleaning Living Green Wall!

Edmonton Airport Unveils Massive Air-Cleaning Living Green Wall!

Visitors to Edmonton International Airport were greeted this week with a breath of fresh air and what is likely the largest living wall installation in an airport. Green Over Grey's latest project is a

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