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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

Going For the Green

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The world's first LEED Platinum soccer stadium is under construction in Brazil

Notwithstanding the corruption scandals, construction delays, and dubious evictions, there is one very good reason for futebol-mad Brazilians to feel good about hosting the 2014 World Cup. In Brasilia, the national capital, two young architects are on a mission to build the world's first LEED Platinum soccer stadium. The 70,000-seat Estadio Nacional de Brasilia, designed......read more

NYC's First-Ever LEED Platinum Project

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A 3,600-square-foot rooftop garden caps this office space retrofit by Cook+Fox Architects

At the edge of Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood sits a nondescript, seven-floor office building built in the early 20th century. Inside, however, the plainness explodes with a modern office interior that is New York City's first-ever LEED Platinum project. Designed by Cook+Fox Architects in 2007, the office at 641 Avenue of the Americas was inspired by the desire to create a healthy and......read more

Neptune Norte: A LEED Platinum Beach Residence in Encinitas

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Green features abound in this five-bedroom, ocean view dream home

In the market for a beach house? Got green ideals and a few million to spare? If so, then we've found your dream home. It's in Encinitas, California, and it hits all the right notes (save for affordability). Called Neptune Norte, the 5,000+ square foot residence was designed and built by brothers Jeff Adams of Wave Crest and Steve Adams of Adams Design Associates, who managed to land the house......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

Fun Adults, "Sap Solid"

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Leeds-based four-piece creates a charming animated video for their debut single

With their debut album out on cult label Tough Love, young Leeds-based four-piece Fun Adults deliver their video for the lush, delicate lead single. Created by bandmembers Dan W Jacobs and Huw Thomas, the video is a visual collage of frame-by-frame hand-drawn images, made of a combination of paint, pastels and oil on glass on a light box. Talking to Dazed, the band explained the......read more

A Sustainable Olympic Village

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In Vancouver, the Athlete's Village shoots for LEED Gold...and beyond.

They’re calling it “the greenest neighbourhood in the world.” Built on an abandoned brownfield site, the 1.5 million square foot 2010 Vancouver Olympic athlete's village is the crown jewel in the City's sustainability plan. The list of green features at the eight-block site runs long: rainwater harvesting, green roofs, upgraded insulation, and interiors containing low-VOC......read more

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