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The Grid House

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Modular Brazilian home settles into its natural surroundings.

We normally associate the grid with two-dimensional design, like print. With the Grid House, a home in Serra da Mantiqueira, Brazil, Forte, Gimenes & Marcondes Ferraz Architects apply a structural grid to the third dimension. The Grid House was developed according to the topography of the land; it sits within a valley, providing privacy and protection from the elements. Because of high......read more

Caterpillar House by Feldman Architecture

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A zero-energy stunner nestled in the rolling hills near Carmel, CA

Tasked with creating a modern ranch house with informed by environmental ideals, Feldman Architecture delivered this stunner of a home nestled in the rolling hills near Carmel, CA. Dubbed Caterpillar House in reference to its undulating form, the home features an open plan with a powerful connection between indoor and outdoor space.  With walls constructed from repurposed earth generated......read more

The Green-Roofed Gullesfjord Station

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A new Norwegian truck stop blends seamlessly into its natural surroundings

With the beautifully executed Gullesfjord weight control station, Norwegian architects Jarmund/Vigsnæs prove that green roofs are not just the province of expensive homes and high profile public buildings. Resting at the border of one of Norway's pristine national parks, the truck inspection station is integrated seamlessly into the natural landscape, with an ambitious vegetated roof that......read more

Luca Zanier: Space and Energy

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The architecture of energy like you've never seen it before

From hydropower plants to nuclear waste storage containers, energy infrastructure plays a huge role in our daily lives, yet very few people know what these facilities look like from within. For nearly two years, photographer Luca Zanier traveled throughout Switzerland and Germany, obtaining restricted access to to capture insider views of energy systems. The results......read more

Glass Greenhouses

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Modern architecture for succulents and other plants $49.00

These house-shaped Glass Greenhouses, framed in powder-coated copper, capture condensation that helps succulents and other types of plants thrive. The glass top lifts off the base, so you can simply and quickly change the plantscape to suit your green thumb's desires. And when it gets mucked up, simply wipe it clean. The Glass Greenhouses are available in two sizes: Small (9"Sq x 18") and Large......read more

Dedon NestRest

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Hanging pod transforms the garden sofa into a small piece of architecture.

Like an outdoor cradle for grown-ups, Dedon's new NestRest may be the ultimate spot for an afternoon nap, rocking gently as you laze in the sun. Designed by Daniel Pouzet and Fred Frety, the hanging pod is made of super-sized strands of Dedon Fiber, a patented industrial textile that's both non-toxic and fully recyclable. The thick, sturdy weave is open, breathable and private, so that......read more

Most Architecture: Brandbase Pallet

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Handcrafted, sustainable bats for Brazilian beach sport. $150.00

Founded in Rio de Janeiro in 2005, FB Frescobol makes luxury bat and ball sets for the Brazilian beach sport of 'frescobol' (we've tried it - it's fun). Perfect for sunny days off at the beach, FB Frescobol bats are made from small remnants of local Brazilian certifado woods, left over from the production of furniture from other marceneiro wood factories....read more

Swirling Landscape Architecture by Charles Jencks

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Totally cosmic land works inspired by biology and space

Looking like scenes from some fairy tale and/or acid trip, the swirling landscape works of Charles Jencks are in fact informed by big scientific ideas like fractals, genetics, chaos theory, and waves. Take, for instance, The Garden of Speculation, in Scotland, where a Jencks designed a terrace that shows the distortion of space and time caused by a black hole, a "Quark Walk"......read more

Honest Buildings: Social Media for Green Architecture

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Startup web platform looks to foster community and competition in green building

Making greener building choices just got a whole lot easier. Honest Buildings, which just launched in beta, is an online ecosystem for green real estate, a place where building owners, service providers, and occupants can exchange information, offerings, and needs. At the site, you can search an address in any of 5,570 cities, and get ratings on the building's walkability, energy use, and LEED......read more

SFO Terminal Lands LEED Gold Certification

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New terminal pushes sustainable airport architecture into the 21st century

With a flight from New York to LA consuming about 5,000 gallons of jet fuel, it's safe to say there's not much sustainable about the act of flying. The new Terminal 2 at San Francisco International Airport attempts to offset this carbon-intensive eco-unfriendliness with some next-generation green design. The remodeled terminal, designed by architects from Gensler, opened in April of this year at......read more

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