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Farming Kindergarten by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

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A pre-school in Vietnam takes sustainable education spaces forward

Vietnamese firm Vo Trong Nghia Architects has made a name for its creative structural work with bamboo, a cheap, local, and highly renewable material. With its latest project, a green-roofed pre-school in Đồng Nai province, the company aims to create "a prototype for sustainable education spaces in tropical climates." Called Farming Kindergarten, the school's roof has a continuous surface for......read more

Bernardo Bader Architects: House on the Moor

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A minimalist rural residence constructed from timber harvested on-site

The work of Vorarlberg, Austria-based architects Bernardo Bader reflects a commitment to simple, clean forms with an emphasis on energy efficiency and local materials. The newly built Haus am Moor (House on the Moor) is a prime example. Located in the picturesque forests near Krumbach, Austria, the house was constructed from spruce, fir, and elm sourced from the woods around the site. Around......read more

Green Box by Act Romegialli Architects

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A plant-wrapped studio retreat in the Italian Alps

In the burgeoning field of sustainable architecture, green roofs and living walls are commonplace. But Italian architects Act Romegialli take planted exteriors to a whole new level of awesome by covering an entire building in plantlife. Situated in the Italian Alps, Green Box is a disused garage that the architects repurposed into a gorgeous garden retreat. By building a lightweight steel frame......read more

Rolling Huts by Olson Kundig Architects

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In Washington's North Cascades, these low-tech, low-impact structures keep it rolling

Seattle's Olson Kundig Architects are masters of the modern cabin. Whether it's a one-room island retreat or a steel box on stilts, the firm creates fascinating structures surrounded by nature, rustic yet comfy places where we would love to chill. Rolling Huts are another case in point. Designed by Olson Kundig partner Tom Kundig, Rolling Huts add massive steel wheels to the boxy shapes and......read more

Tianjin Eco-City Museums by Steven Holl Architects

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NYC firm commissioned to design two new museums in coastal Chinese city

Billed as "a socially harmonious, environmentally friendly and resource-conserving city," Tianjin Eco-City is a collaborative effort by the Chinese and Singaporean governments to develop a sustainable city quarter on China's east coast. Now, Steven Holl Architects has been given the go-ahead on designs for two marquee buildings in the "Eco-City." Holl has been commissioned to design the Ecology......read more

Marmol Radziner Bracelet

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LA architects craft jewelry from pre-consumer waste. $200.00

Marmol Radziner, the LA-based architecture firm well known for clean aesthetics and outside-the-box green thinking (check out their prefabs), has decided to apply its creative talents to jewelry design. The Marmol Radziner collection of bracelets and rings makes stylish use of the strips of bronze left over from making architectural models. The Wide Bracelet comes in both men's and women's......read more

Monovolume Architects: Punibach Hydroelectricity Station

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An alpine hydro plant embedded into the hills of northern Italy

Conceived as a fracture in the landscape, monovolume's Punibach hydroelectric power station is harmonically integrated into its alpine surroundings. A concrete slab separates the smooth hilly landscape and the raw building structure made out of natural, earth coloured materials. At night, the thin wood planks that form a lamellar wall allow warm light from the interior to glow in......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

Underground Eco House by Make Architects

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A zero carbon home embedded into the rolling countryside around Bolton, England

From the ground, the Bolton Eco House may not look like much at all -- just a few stone walls that could easily be mistaken for ancient ruins covered by grass. But from the air, the picture is stunning, revealing an impressive architectural design shaped like an abstract flower. The bold, earth-conscious residential design comes courtesy of Make Architects, who landed it the distinction of being......read more

Surrealist Art Meets Green Architecture in an Austrian Home

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From Weichlbauer Ortis Architects, a green home M.C. Escher would admire

Surrealist sculpture and green architecture collide in this hillside Austrian home that might make M.C. Escher blush -- and Mies van der Rohe cringe. The detached house, designed by Weichlbauer Ortis Architects, is covered in a soft synthetic turf, offering a strange yet somehow literal take on green wall design. With willfully superfluous windows extending from other windows and weirdly placed......read more

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