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NL Architects’ Sanya Block 5 is a Lush Garden Hotel for China

NL Architects’ Sanya Block 5 is a Lush Garden Hotel for China

Sanya Block 5 is a hotel that is part of a much larger tourist development which consists of 4 groups of mirrored buildings adding up to 8 in total. The exterior of the buildings feature large outdoor

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Ryue Nishiziwa’s Gorgeous Vertical Garden House Takes Root in Tokyo

Ryue Nishiziwa’s Gorgeous Vertical Garden House Takes Root in Tokyo

Instead of a true facade, full-height windows, curtains, benches, and planters separate rooms and amenities. A living room and kitchen occupy the ground floor. Ascending the painted steel staircase leads

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Climbing Green Wall Crafted From Bamboo Scaffolding & Hanging Bags in Norway

Climbing Green Wall Crafted From Bamboo Scaffolding & Hanging Bags in Norway

MMW Architects designed this green wall installation as a stunt project called Skien's MerSmak-festival in the back yard of the Lundetangen Pub. They constructed the bamboo scaffold system, measuring 12m

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PICS: The Montreal Center for Sustainable Development Boasts a Lush Vertical Garden and Green Roof

PICS: The Montreal Center for Sustainable Development Boasts a Lush Vertical Garden and Green Roof

Equiterre’s new headquarters has helped foster symbiosis through the tenants it has curated to share the new green design space. Sharing their space also attracts a mix of audience, bringing in the

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Yoyogi Village in Tokyo Features a Lush Interior Vertical Garden

Yoyogi Village in Tokyo Features a Lush Interior Vertical Garden

Once you cross the threshold of Yoyogi Village, the hustle and bustle of Japanese city life quiets down. Just past the glass entry gate, the Code Kurkku restaurant, lounge, and bar is nestled in several

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DIY: How to Make Your Own Green Moss Graffiti!

DIY: How to Make Your Own Green Moss Graffiti!

We lurve green graffiti, so when we spotted this DIY moss graffiti recipe over on Green Prophet we just had to share it with you. Stories from Space is experimenting with the perfect formula that allows

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Singapore’s Space Hub Asia Unifies a Historic Villa and a Shophouse With a Modern Glass Block

Singapore’s Space Hub Asia Unifies a Historic Villa and a Shophouse With a Modern Glass Block

Situated in Singapore’s Arts District, Space Asia Hub cost a cool $50 million, and it promises to offer an unforgettable retail experience. The center seeks to engage visitors with both architecture and

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Influx_Studio Wants to Turn Chicago’s Marina City Into an Algae-Producing CO2-Scrubbing Powerhouse

Influx_Studio Wants to Turn Chicago’s Marina City Into an Algae-Producing CO2-Scrubbing Powerhouse

Working towards the Chicago DeCarbonization Plan, Influx_Studio came up with the idea to retrofit Marina City Towers into a renewable powerhouse and incorporate algae production technologies as a way to

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Eco Screen by Kane is a Living Wall System That Covers Buildings in Green

Eco Screen by Kane is a Living Wall System That Covers Buildings in Green

KaneSterling, an architectural products company, recently unveiled its newest product: a revolutionary living wall system made of steel wire panels that attach to outdoor structural walls. Called, Eco

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9 Enchanting Gardens, Green Roofs and Planted Walls We Spotted Around Japan

9 Enchanting Gardens, Green Roofs and Planted Walls We Spotted Around Japan

Most visitors to Kinkaku-ji, also known as the Golden Pavilion, in Kyoto, are there to see the gilded roof of the landmark's namesake. But we were just as interested in the green roofs that cover many of

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University of British Columbia’s CIRS Building is a Living Eco Laboratory in Vancouver

University of British Columbia’s CIRS Building is a Living Eco Laboratory in Vancouver

The building includes the BC Hydro Theatre, which utilizes advanced visualization and interaction technologies to engage audiences in environmental topics and climate change scenarios. It also features a

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Habitat Horticulture’s Green Living Partitions Divvy Up San Francisco’s Largest Patio Space

Habitat Horticulture’s Green Living Partitions Divvy Up San Francisco’s Largest Patio Space

San Francisco based company Habitat Horticulture recently installed 3 gorgeous green wall partitions for The Metreon City View patio space overlooking Yerba Buena Gardens. The movable living walls create

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PHOTOS: Striking Japanese Bike Parking Lot is Completely Overgrown with Green Ivy

PHOTOS: Striking Japanese Bike Parking Lot is Completely Overgrown with Green Ivy

Located on a busy street behind the Ritz Carlton Hotel Osaka, the facility acts as a place for people commuting to the city to store their bikes. While typical multi-level bike parking structures are drab

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Habitat Horticulture Living Walls Create Healthy, Vibrant, Energy-Efficient Interiors

Habitat Horticulture Living Walls Create Healthy, Vibrant, Energy-Efficient Interiors

City dwellers who spend their daily lives surrounded by a concrete and steel jungle often yearn for something that resembles nature and can bring them back to earth amidst their urban environment. This

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STL Architects Design an Amazing Sustainable Circular Tower for Taichung City

STL Architects Design an Amazing Sustainable Circular Tower for Taichung City

The giant circular tower will soar 1,049 feet high over a grassy plain and various walkways. Meant to promote clean air and the circulation of oxygen, the building's lobby will consist of an

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Parker Urban Greenscapes Installs the Largest BioWall in The US at Drexel University

Parker Urban Greenscapes Installs the Largest BioWall in The US at Drexel University

Parker Urban Greenscapes, a division of Parker Interior Plantscapes Inc, recently installed the largest BioWall in the United Stated at Drexel University’s new Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building.

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South Africa’s First Vertical Garden is a Living, Growing Billboard for Emirates Airlines

South Africa’s First Vertical Garden is a Living, Growing Billboard for Emirates Airlines

Different varieties of succulents were planted on a biodynamic felt screen imported from Germany. Behind it, a sensor-operated hydroponic drip irrigation system delivers both water and fertilizer to the

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The Vertical Zoo: A Wild Greenery Wrapped Tower That Provides Refuge for Animalia

The Vertical Zoo: A Wild Greenery Wrapped Tower That Provides Refuge for Animalia

The zoo is built from a six armed star-shaped level designed to maximize space, views and circulation. It is based on a nucleus or a tree trunk from which emerges six branches, each 20 sq meters in size

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The Best Green Finds from Day 1 of 100% Design at London Design Week

The Best Green Finds from Day 1 of 100% Design at London Design Week

The temporary turtle pavilion by Inflate is one of a large range of temporary structures that are ideal for either indoor or outdoor events. Made in part from recycled materials, they are illuminated by

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Beautifully Renovated Sonoma Barn Uses a Living Screen to Deflect the Summer Heat

Beautifully Renovated Sonoma Barn Uses a Living Screen to Deflect the Summer Heat

The large metal barn structure was renovated and brought back to life as a multi-purpose building for use by the vineyard's owners. The first level includes a large storage space, a workshop, a bathroom

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Two Gorgeous Cascading Vertical Gardens Spruce Up Replay’s Barcelona Store

Two Gorgeous Cascading Vertical Gardens Spruce Up Replay’s Barcelona Store

The landscape designers chosen different kinds of species for the two walls given that they experience varying exposure to the sun. The two-storey storefront vertical garden features mostly ferns and

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Amazing Prefab “Green Box” Has a Double Vertical Garden Shooting Up Through Its Center

Amazing Prefab “Green Box” Has a Double Vertical Garden Shooting Up Through Its Center

The roof and vertical gardens are populated with autochthonaus plants, which basically means they require virtually no water, and since this one was installed in Spain, it features native species that

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Vincent Callebaut’s Zero Carbon Biotic-Arch is a Self-Sufficient Skyscraper

Vincent Callebaut’s Zero Carbon Biotic-Arch is a Self-Sufficient Skyscraper

In fact, the Biotic Arch will release zero emissions and help Taichung's City Government achieve their overall reduction policies. The new building was designed to build a bridge between Taichung's

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Beehive-Inspired Vertical Farm is a Self-Sufficient Mini Ecosystem for London

Beehive-Inspired Vertical Farm is a Self-Sufficient Mini Ecosystem for London

Xome Arquitectos began their design based on the premise that by 2050 more than 70% of the world's population will live in an urban environment. If this comes to fruition as expected, vertical farming

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The Semiahmoo Library’s Larger Than Life Living Wall Features Over 10,000 Plants

The Semiahmoo Library’s Larger Than Life Living Wall Features Over 10,000 Plants

We've seen some pretty cool living walls, including the world's largest, but we are astounded by how lush the Semiahmoo Library wall looks up close. Featuring ground covers, large perennials, shrubs, and

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Gorgeous Rooftop Garden Apartment Grows Above a Warehouse in London

Gorgeous Rooftop Garden Apartment Grows Above a Warehouse in London

It took a total of 7 years to obtain the necessary properties and access rights to be able to build the apartment. After shoring up the building's structure to be able to handle the new load, a steel and

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Gsky Unveils New Versa Wall Vertical Garden System

Gsky Unveils New Versa Wall Vertical Garden System

We've long been fans of GSky's verdant vertical gardens, and now they've announced that they are adding a new product to their existing portfolio of popular products. Called the Versa Green Wall System,

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Crazy Vertical Garden Billboard Park Revitalizes Argentinian City Waterfront

Crazy Vertical Garden Billboard Park Revitalizes Argentinian City Waterfront

At Inhabitat, we're always interested in how design and innovative architecture can breathe new life into degraded environments, and this towering vertical garden proposed for Rosario City in Argentina is

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Urban Woods: Parasitic Wooden Exoskeleton in Osaka Will Soon Be Covered In Ivy

Urban Woods: Parasitic Wooden Exoskeleton in Osaka Will Soon Be Covered In Ivy

The goal of the renovation was to reintroduce the concept of nature alongside a wide and very busy street. Additionally, the clients hoped to improve the commercial appeal of the building through a more

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