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The Flat Tower

Second Place 2011 Skyscraper Competition Yoann Mescam, Paul-Eric Schirr-Bonnans, Xavier Schirr-Bonnans in France The construction of skyscrapers has been an architectural solution for high-density urban areas for almost a century for its ability to combine height with a small footprint. … Continue reading

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A green domino for Euronews !

Of bright green aluminium ! Lyon, France, Saturday 12 November 2011, at the site of its future world headquarters, Euronews laid the first stone of one of the most prominent buildings in Lyon’s new Confluence district, an urban renewal project … Continue reading

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Skyscraper Recipro-City – Living Structure

The skyscraper proposed by S3 Arquitectos was a finalist in the competition. It will be a living structure which will respond to the requirements of both the density and vibrancy of modern city and the tranquillity of a suburban life. … Continue reading

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Dochodo Zoo Island is an Eden at Sea

It sounds like the plot of the movie Jurassic Park (minus the dinosaurs), but JDS Architects have created an incredible plan for a zoo located on the South Korean island of Dochodo. The island could, according to the architecture firm, … Continue reading

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Project Haiti Orphanage and Children’s Center

Every story about green building is a story about people ! . Project Haiti Orphanage and Children’s Center is about the people of Haiti who are facing ongoing devastation following the earthquake of January 2010. It’s about a replicable, resilient … Continue reading

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“Bosco Verticale” New residential towers are being constructed at Milan, Italy.

A fascinating new pair of residential tower called Bosco Verticale is being constructed at Milan, Italy. Designed by architect Stefano Boeri, Bosco Verticale is being construed as “a project for metropolitan reforestation that contributes to the regeneration of the environment … Continue reading

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Coca-Cola Tea Plant Billboard Absorbs Air Pollution

Each plant can absorb up to 13 pounds of carbon dioxide a year. “This billboard helps alleviate air pollution within its proximate areas as it can absorb a total of 46,800 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, on estimate,” … Continue reading

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Impressionist Living wall in London !

Thanks so much again to Héctor from Aquaplant in Spain. He sent us great photos of a wonderful vertical garden he discovered during its stay in London. He said : “Este está en Trafalgar Square al lado mismo de la … Continue reading

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