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    Powered Blocks: Energy Generating Building Blocks

    What if the very materials used to construct a building could be used to power that same building? That’s the idea behind Solar Squared – it’s solar power creation and building in one… and it looks damn good! Almost indistinguishable ...
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    MAAD Design Applies Resilient Design Principles to H.Q. and Camp

    Resilient design is most commonly associated with disaster prone areas where buildings are designed to withstand severe storms, flooding, wildfire, and other environmental impacts brought about by natural causes, climate change, or infrastructure failures.   The Resilient Design Institute defines Resilient ...
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    The One Suite Hotel That Can’t Be Missed

    While some hotels love to be flashy and extravagant, the newly opened One Suite Hotel located in Srebreno, Croatia takes the opposite approach. You won’t find an intricate facade outside or lavish amenities inside. Instead, the beauty and draw of ...
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    All four seasons coexist in Milan garden proposed by Carlo Ratti

    Italian architect Carlo Ratti has revealed plans for a covered garden in Milan, which would use climate-control technology to allow visitors to experience spring, summer, autumn and winter at any time of year. Carlo Ratti Associati designed The Garden of the Four Seasons to offer city-dwellers a ...
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    Studio Gang’s colossal “Hive” makes its debut at the National Building Museum

    Step inside the National Building Museum’s Great Hall and you will find the Hive, a mountainous sound chamber designed by Studio Gang Architects for the Museum’s 2017 Summer Block Party. The interactive installation comprises three interconnected domed structures made from over 2,500 wound paper ...
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    Kengo Kuma unveils nature-filled Eco-Luxury Hotel for Paris

    Travelers to Paris can soon immerse themselves in a paradise of greenery at the Kengo Kuma-designed Eco-Luxury Hotel. Located on the banks of the River Seine in the Rive Gauche neighborhood, the plant-covered building will deliver a breath of fresh air to Paris’ ...
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    Public Medicinal Greenhouses

    Artist Janet Laurence is combining art with medical botany to create what she calls the “breathing bubble” which displays the diversities of medicinal plant life. The bubble-shaped structure is made from a steel frame and a transparent covering. The interior ...
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    Google’s ‘Innovative’ New London HQ Features Giant Moving Blinds

    They’ve been a long time coming, but Google has finally laid out its plans for its new “innovative” £1 billion London headquarters located in Kings Cross. This week, the company submitted a detailed planning application to Camden Council, outlining its desire ...
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    This Small Hotel In The Czech Republic Is Made From Shipping Containers

    Artikul Architects have designed this small boutique hotel named ContainHotel (because it’s made from shipping containers), in Treboutice, Czech Republic. Designed to be easily movable, the seasonal hotel had its first location on a surf campsite alongside the Elbe riverbank. The lower ...