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USDA Invests $2 Million in Sustainable Wooden Skyscraper Competition

USDA Invests $2 Million in Sustainable Wooden Skyscraper Competition

Last week at a meeting hosted by the White House, the USDA announced plans to host a competition encouraging architects, engineers, and builders to start designing and building high rises out of a simple

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MASS Design Group’s Butaro Doctor Housing Wins Green Accolades in Rwanda

MASS Design Group’s Butaro Doctor Housing Wins Green Accolades in Rwanda

The Butaro District Hospital serves over 400,000 people and it was built from local materials by local craftspeople and artisans. Not only is the hospital quite beautiful, it also provides much-needed

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Green-Roofed Dragon Head Pavilion Pops Up at Dresden’s OSTRALE Art Show

Green-Roofed Dragon Head Pavilion Pops Up at Dresden’s OSTRALE Art Show

OSTRALE is a popular contemporary art event hosted at the Slaughterhouse made famous by Kurt Vonnegut's wartime fiction Slaughterhouse-Five. In 2013 Andrea Hilger of OSTRALE and Daniele De Grande of

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Phoenix Porn Shop Transformed Into the World’s Largest Net-Zero Energy Building

Phoenix Porn Shop Transformed Into the World’s Largest Net-Zero Energy Building

When DPR went hunting for a building for their regional offices in Phoenix, they were surprised to find a good option in a space that used to house a porn mega store. "When we first went to look at it, we

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London Pollution Could Hamper Olympic Athletes During the Games

London Pollution Could Hamper Olympic Athletes During the Games

As the world's various Olympic teams begin to arrive in London, the country's health experts have warned that potential summer smog could impair the performance and fitness of many of the athletes. Keith

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Thailand’s Bamboo CDC School Provides a Place of Learning for Refugee Children

Thailand’s Bamboo CDC School Provides a Place of Learning for Refugee Children

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Astronauts to Hold Zero-G Olympics Aboard the International Space Station!

Astronauts to Hold Zero-G Olympics Aboard the International Space Station!

The 2012 London Olympics is just around the corner, and for the host city the event has cost millions of pounds and taken years of planning — but one team of astronauts think they can create their own

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Rustic French Carpenter’s Offices Are Perched on Stilts

Rustic French Carpenter’s Offices Are Perched on Stilts

The new branching offices look like a network of tree houses perched on four meter stilts, but two staircases bring them back to ground level. One leads to an exterior picnic spot while another extends to

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Blu Homes Releases Bigger, Better Glidehouse 2.0 Prefab

Blu Homes Releases Bigger, Better Glidehouse 2.0 Prefab

In terms of aesthetics, the new Glidehouse is essentially the same - it has a similar floorplan and layout, with a beautiful floor-to-ceiling glass facade, cedar sunshades, solar-passive design and the

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Minnesota Twins Start the Season in a Great Green Ballpark

Minnesota Twins Start the Season in a Great Green Ballpark

The Minnesota Twins are set to christen their new green stadium on April 12th in a game against the Boston Red Sox! Target Field is ready for opening day and during its construction no green features were

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Marmol Radziner and Dwell Debut New Skyline Series of Prefabs

Marmol Radziner and Dwell Debut New Skyline Series of Prefabs

Inhabitat favorites Marmol Radziner Prefab and Dwell have teamed together in a joint effort to bring “good design to everyone” with their recently debuted Skyline series of prefabs! Unveiled just this

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