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Solar-Powered Safari Lodge in Botswana

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From Architects Michaelis Boyd and Nick Plewman

Within Botswana's lush Okavango Delta sits the standout Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge, designed with its breathtaking surroundings in mind. Architects Michaelis Boyd and Nick Plewman based the curvaceous structure's cocoon-like design on the pangolin, an endangered scaly creature that is native to the diverse African bush. The building itself not only blends in......read more

Fresh Water Swimming Pool for London Cleansed by Plants, Not Chemicals

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From Rotterdam Studio, Ooze Architects, and Artist Marietta Potrc

Londoners will have a freshwater, natural pool at their disposal in King's Cross beginning in May. Designed by Rotterdam Studio, Ooze architects and artist Marietica Potrc the chemical-free outdoor pool is the first of its kind in the UK.  The King’s Cross Swimming Pool is a manmade, freshwater pond kept clean and filtered through natural processes. At forty meters long, the pool will......read more

Dom'Up Treehouse - More Than Glamping

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From Dutch Arboriculturist Bruno de Grunne and Architect Nicolas d'Ursel

These Dutch designers give a modern and luxurious twist the the idea of a treehouse.  Bruno de Grunne and Nicolas d'Ursel from Trees and People invented a suspension style cabin that is a beauty on many levels. Not only is their treehouse a syberatic way to indulge in nature, but it's designed to respect the trees. It's apparently super easy to install and leaves no trace or impact on the......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

Phoebe Washburn's Living Environments

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Repurposing materials like wood and cardboard, a Brooklyn artist turns gallery spaces into architectural experiences

You wouldn't be faulted for thinking there is some environmental commentary in Phoebe Washburn's work. The Brooklyn artist builds large scale landscape installations using repurposed detritus she collects from the street, from cardboard boxes and old newspapers to construction materials and discarded plastic. But it's her hoarding instinct, not eco principles, that drives the work. "I’m......read more

Elementals: SHFT's Exhibition at Art Basel Miami

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A group show presented by SHFT, Architectural Digest and EnV Group

We're descending on Art Basel Miami Beach this week to present ELEMENTALS, a group show featuring works by Jade Doskow, Shepard Fairey, Greg Auerbach, and more. The exhibition, curated with Kipton Cronkite of @60", is a pictoral exploration of our relationship with Earth, its growing vulnerabilities, and the push for climate change solutions. ELEMENTALS is being produced in partnership......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

The Crib: An Eco-Smart Prefab by Broadhurst Architects

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An "enviresponsible" structure inspired by traditional American corn cribs

In the days of yore, elevated corn cribs were used on farms to store dry corn and protect it from rodents. Today, Maryland's Broadhurst Architects have adopted the classic American structure as design inspiration for The Crib, a contemporary prefab that can be used as a weekend retreat, a backyard office, or a guest house. The Crib makes intelligent use of sustainable and recyclable materials......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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