As the holiday season winds to close we’re counting down the days to the new year with a look at some of Inhabitat’s most exciting stories of 2008! It’s been an outstanding year in green building and today we’re looking back at ten of the most impressive green architecture projects of 2008. From LEED platinum superstructures to innovative recycled and reclaimed buildings to ground-breaking monuments that integrate incredible new technologies, read on the year’s best and brightest developments!

10. GREENPIX Zero Energy Media Wall Lights up Beijing

9. SOM’s Stunning Cathedral of Christ the Light

8. The New Green California Academy of Sciences Unveiled!

7. The World’s First Energy-Generating Revolving Door

6. Thai Temple Built From One Million Recycled Bottles

5. China’s Spiraling Shanghai Tower Breaks Ground

4. Recycled Subway Cars Turned into Studios in London

3. ZIGGURAT: Dubai Carbon Neutral Pyramid will House 1 Million

2. Retreat to an Ewok Eco Sphere in the Trees

1. Amazing Green Roof Art School in Singapore


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  1. Nicholas Coriano March 29, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    This is awesome, thanks for all the photos. I have been inspired and have set out to build a GREEN headquarters for my businesses. I’m keeping a journal of my journey online at I would love for you to cover my story when I begin building. Thanks for the beautiful ideas. Go Green! -Nicholas Coriano

  2. meowchy February 20, 2011 at 9:34 am

    great designs!! wish i can see these personally..

  3. Tamara Hisham October 20, 2010 at 9:42 am

    Who said we can’t enjoy the beauty but in a good way, here comes the green architecture to combine between the useful functions with the nice appearance, considering the environmental issues.

  4. Yosyas Asefa October 16, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Have it’s own Aesthetic value and Architectural view interesting!!!

  5. daniel_be September 13, 2010 at 3:25 am

    It is very intersting approach !

  6. Je-Ann July 5, 2010 at 2:51 am

    cool!environmental concerned must be the first priority for it will bring us beauty in our nature and yet that will add up to the essential designs that we were trying to portray!…love it!

  7. mike jayson r. saba January 21, 2010 at 3:08 am

    i do hope that in the decades to come, this green architecture will be embraced by most construction firms .
    So that we’re not devatstating the nature but instead we put on such bedazzling structures which can be both beneficial to the environment and to the environment.

  8. henok abera November 24, 2009 at 2:01 am

    I am so happy to join you!! i am one of the person who love best architectural desing and i am the one who wants to be an architect. so pleas make me to know more in this filed. thanks.

  9. henok abera November 24, 2009 at 1:54 am

    It’s so wenderfull design, pleas send for me more picture like this (

  10. donrossc21 May 18, 2009 at 11:41 am

    We humans have the ingenuity and now we need the collective will to overcme our environmental problems.

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