EcoTecture (UPDATE)

Post-recession housing is closer to work and eco-friendly

Implications - Gas-guzzling commutes from the suburbs to the city may lose their popularity in the coming years, leading to overall lifestyle greentrifications. Living in closer proximity to the workplace has the benefit of saving time, money and allowing for more eco-friendly commutes -- values that will be increasingly relevant with time.
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Greenhouse Homes - Hiroshi Iguchi's 'Camouflage House' is in Sync With Nature
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Warm 75,332 Clicks Pub: Aug 1, 09
Greenhouse Homes
Hiroshi Iguchi's 'Camouflage House' is in Sync With Nature
Architects are beginning to echo consumer desires to be attuned with nature, and Hiroshi Iguchi's 'Camouflage House' is the latest example of this harmony. With its slanted glass roof, Hiroshi Iguchi's… [More]
Skyscraper Greenhouses - Futuristic Farming in Dubai's Seawater Vertical Tower
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Warm 30,911 Clicks Pub: May 23, 09
Skyscraper Greenhouses
Futuristic Farming in Dubai's Seawater Vertical Tower
Dubai’s Seawater Vertical Tower is the latest futuristic idea to come out of the metropolis. It is a skyscraper that acts as a greenhouse. This vertical farm uses sea water to humidify and cool the… [More]
Evolved Ecotecture - Zuidkas Sustainable Skyscraper Helps Prepare for the Future
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Average 16,952 Clicks Pub: Jun 6, 09
Evolved Ecotecture
Zuidkas Sustainable Skyscraper Helps Prepare for the Future
In order to save our planet we need to work on the things we already have. The Zuidkas study was tackled by Architectenbureau’s Paul de Ruiter. The goal of de Ruiter's designs was to create or evolve… [More]
ECOnic Skyscrapers - Rodderham City Tower by Monolab is a Green Status Statement
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Mild 10,654 Clicks Pub: Jun 16, 09
ECOnic Skyscrapers
Rodderham City Tower by Monolab is a Green Status Statement
As both a status statement and an eco-statement, Monolab Design Firm in Amsterdam has created the Rodderham City Tower for the Maas Harbour in the city. The tower will stand at 450 meters tall and connect… [More]
Urban Ecodistricts - EXP Architects' 'Heudelet 26' Will Add Green to Dijon, France
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Mild 20,762 Clicks Pub: Sep 20, 09
Urban Ecodistricts
EXP Architects' 'Heudelet 26' Will Add Green to Dijon, France
We've featured a number of proposals for urban ecodistricts, but EXP Architects' 'Heudelet 26' for Dijon, France is my favorite by far. There are green rooftops and parks aplenty, but those fixtures are… [More]
Parks in the Sky - ‘The High Line' Lets You Enjoy Manhattan at Skyscraper Height
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Mild 4,551 Clicks Pub: Jun 9, 09
Parks in the Sky
‘The High Line' Lets You Enjoy Manhattan at Skyscraper Height
Snaking through Manhattan’s fashionable West Side, the newly opened High Line Park offers views of the Hudson River at skyscraper level. The vegetation-covered park is a hot topic in New York City right… [More]
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