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39 Living Ecotecture Designs

From Rooftop Gardens to Skyscraper Greenhouses

— July 11, 2009 — Eco
If you've lurked around TrendHunter.com's Eco category, you know how much we love living designs and especially what we've dubbed ecotecture--short for eco-friendly architecture.

These large-scale living designs showcase ecotecture at its best. They start off tame, with grass roof tiles and examples of existing green rooftops around the world. With large-scale green skyscraper designs that boast terraces of gardens and rooftop CSAs, however, ecotecture gets cranked up quite a few notches.

Click through the slideshow below to sample some of the best ecotecture from TrendHunter.com's archives.
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Living Sporting Arenas
Living Sporting Arenas
The Minneapolis Target Center's Green Roof
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Rooftop CSAs
Rooftop CSAs
Milwaukee Makes Organic Produce Accessible & Affordable
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College Enviropreneurship
College Enviropreneurship
Maryland Institute College of Art Goes Super-Green at ICFF
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Going Green With Plant Power
Going Green With Plant Power
Cradle 2 Cradle Spinach Concept Home
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35
Ultra-Green Office Building
Ultra-Green Office Building
Hidden Eco-Friendly Corporate HQ
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Eco-Friendly Hotel Architecture
Eco-Friendly Hotel Architecture
Kimpton Key Largo Green Resort
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33
Retrofitted Green Roofs
Retrofitted Green Roofs
'The Flat' Condo in LA Gets Rooftop Vegetable Garden
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32
Green Japanese Cities
Green Japanese Cities
Sakai City Waterfront Mega Solar Power Generation Plan
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Green Walls & Roofs from G-Sky
Green Walls & Roofs from G-Sky
Vancouver Turns A Healthy Shade of Green
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30
Eco Skyscraper Makeovers
Eco Skyscraper Makeovers
Sears Tower Gets Greener
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Wall-Side Gardens
Wall-Side Gardens
Suntory Midorie Makes Urban Areas of Japan Greener
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Growing Your Own Living Home
Growing Your Own Living Home
Aeroponic Architecture
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Norway's Green Jail
Norway's Green Jail
Bastoey Eco-Prison
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Eco-Friendly Car Plants
Eco-Friendly Car Plants
Ford Rouge Truck Plant
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25
Green 'Lungs' for Urban Areas
Green 'Lungs' for Urban Areas
Kjellgren Kaminsky's Eco-Friendly 'Vision for Heden' in Gothenburg,
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Green Museums
Green Museums
California Academy of Sciences (UPDATE)
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Genetic Architecture Incorporates Creative Surroundings
Genetic Architecture Incorporates Creative Surroundings
3deluxe Glass Cube
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Greenchitecture
Greenchitecture
Ann Demeulemeester Store is Literally Green
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Green Metropolises
Green Metropolises
The Gwang Gyo Power Center in South Korea
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Green Aussie Architecture
Green Aussie Architecture
Eco Home by Zen Architects
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Eco-Friendly Fast Food
Eco-Friendly Fast Food
McDonald's Opens LEED-Certified Restaurant in Chicago
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Anti-Smog Architecture in Paris
Anti-Smog Architecture in Paris
Vincent Callebaut's Green Innovation Centre
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Evolved Ecotecture
Evolved Ecotecture
Zuidkas Sustainable Skyscraper Helps Prepare for the Future
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Green Roof Guarantees
Green Roof Guarantees
Toronto Implements Garden-Topped Building Law
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Green Olympic Architecture
Green Olympic Architecture
Vancouver Convention Centre Has Living Roof, Seawater Heating
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Dog Houses With Green Roofs
Dog Houses With Green Roofs
Sustainable Pet Design
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Organic Skyscrapers
Organic Skyscrapers
Food Growing, Energy Producing Harvest Green Tower
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Sinuous Eco-Friendly Rooftops
Sinuous Eco-Friendly Rooftops
The Park House
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Houses of the Future
Houses of the Future
Concrete House With Grass Roof
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Rooftop Yards
Rooftop Yards
The OUTrial House is a Gorgeous Green Cube
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Skyscraper Greenhouses
Skyscraper Greenhouses
Futuristic Farming in Dubai's Seawater Vertical Tower
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Grass Buildings
Grass Buildings
Kadawittfeldarchitektur Austrian Kindergarten Makes Education Green
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Living Rooftops
Living Rooftops
Green Roof Designs Bring Sustainability to Architecture
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Futuristic Greenchitecture
Futuristic Greenchitecture
Burnham Eco Pavilions by Zaha Hadid and UNStudio
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Green Walls
Green Walls
Vertical Gardens
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Flowering Architecture
Flowering Architecture
Budding Eco Building Breathes Life Into Chilean City With Green Wall
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Green Roof Tiles
Green Roof Tiles
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Personal Green Skyscrapers
Personal Green Skyscrapers
The 60 Story Antilia House
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Hobbit-Style Architecture
Hobbit-Style Architecture
Low Impact Woodland Homes Built With Surrounding Nature
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