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An ultra-modern cottage among the redwoods of Texas

A private redevelopment project that wanted to unite contemporary functionality and charm of unspoiled nature. An existing pre cottage has been transformed in a house ultimate solution thanks to the architectural firm working Nick Deaver Architect in a wooded area...
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Crystal Brick House, the Japanese built in glass bricks

Built in a residential neighborhood in Bunkyo, Tokyo, Crystal Brick house, the glass house of Japanese architect Yasuhiro Yamashita, founder of Atelier Tekuto, is a project as ambitious as bold. A House, whose glass block walls that resemble a Lego...
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Amorphous, close encounters with the glass of the future

AGC Asahi Glass presents “Amorphous”: one of the most innovative technologies applied to glass During the Milan Fashion week was presented an installation made of the extraordinarily molecular glass suspended in space. The project entitled “Amorphous” wants to tell the amorphous...
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Nautilus, the Europe’s tallest wooden hotel

Born in Italy (to weigh in on the riviera Adriatic) the Europe’s tallest wooden hotel: 28 metres high, 7 floors, 2 months of work to design and large panels in laminated wood. A curiosity: it took 15 heavy transport to bring...
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One Central Park, the highest vertical garden in the world

“Landscape is architecture. So at One Central Park, we have created a kind of continuity between the park and the buildings, so the facades literally extend the park into the sky”. Jean Nouvel In Sydney there is the highest vertical garden...

Chicago Horizon: a kiosk on Chicago coast for new cultural experiences

The “Chicago Architecture Biennial” (from 1st October to 3rd January) gave much attention to the theme of landscape and nature. In partnership with the Chicago Park District, it called the contest “Lakefront Competition“: commissioned by the Mayor to promote architecture,...
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Bosco Verticale: metropolitan forestation

Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest), by Stefano Boeri studio in Milan, is a project of metropolitan forestation which helps to regenerate the environment and urban biodiversity without an expansion of the city in the territory. It is a new model of...
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Eco-friendly neighbourhood: let’s begin to build them on our own!

A possible, even necessary, Renaissance. Photography of cities contained in the latest report “urban ecosystem” of Legambiente, Ambiente Italia and Sole 24Ore, shows a panorama quite stagnant. Italian cities, with few exceptions, are not making significant progress in terms of...
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Casanova. An example of urban sustainability

They touch more levels, from urban planning, to energy, to the purely aesthetic. CasaNova quarter at the very first outskirts of Bolzano is an example of sustainability brought on an urban scale and not just residential one. Located inside the...
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The green economy in our regions

Which is the most green Italian region? Needless to say, it is Trentino Alto Adige. In fact this is the first place region in 2013 Edition of the Green economy, edited by Fondazione Impresa, a studies association about small Italian...
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RhOME for denCity. Urban regeneration projects

Urban redevelopment, neighborhood life, interpersonal relationships, retraining suburbs with efficient and sustainable projects: these are the guidelines of the next edition of the Solar Decathlon 2014, planned in June at Versailles. They are the same lines which have guided the...
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Surprise, here is the clean energy Italy

In 2006 the Italian municipalities with a renewable power plant were only 356; today there is at least one plant in almost all of the over 8000 municipalities of our country. The 2014 report of Legambiente on the “renewable municipalities”...
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Lent Space. Temporary gardens for urban redevelopment

Lent Space is a temporary park in New York. A space where you can relax, enjoy a sunny day among the skyscrapers of a city always on the move. In the heart of Manhattan, Studio Interboro Partners architects in Brooklyn...
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Urban Skyfarm. A vertical farm

Inspired by the idea of Dr. Dickson Despommier of “The Vertical Farm“, the Urban Skyfarm is a vertical farm design proposal, designed specifically for an area that is located in downtown Seoul and that hosts mainly local food production. The...
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Vertical green. The gardens by Patrick Blanc

Patrick Blanc is a botanist by profession who manages to create something wonderful. With its “Vertical Gardens” he offers a new green face to cities’ gray landscape, covering the walls of the palaces with ferns, mosses, plants of all kinds....
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Masdar City, the first sustainable city

We are in the desert heart of the UAE, not far from the big city Abu Dhabi. Here there is the first city in the world designed with renewable energy. It’s called Masdar City – “spring city” – and it...
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‘Double skin’ redevelopment

A new contemporary and stylish hotel, that blends perfectly with the surrounding environment, was created in the historical centre of Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital.   Thanks to the foresight of planners, OOIIO Architecture, that divided the property into two volumes to...