Glass Farm in The Netherlands is a Modern Take on Pre-Warm Farmhouses

This may look like a traditional Dutch farmhouse, but look closely and you’ll notice it is made of glass. It is a mixed-use retail building located in Schijndel, The Netherlands, created by Architect Winy Mass of MVRDV.

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By |March 4th, 2013|Categories: Modern design|Tags: , , , , , |4 Comments

7 Bryant Park Aims to Offer LEED Gold Office Spaces in Manhattan

New York has just welcomed luxurious green office tower 7 Bryant Park to its streets, with Mayor Michael Bloomberg leading a groundbreaking ceremony on February 26. Designed by Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, the building will cover 470,000 square feet of LEED Gold certified office space.

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Equinox Passive House in Bulgaria Perfectly Aligns With the Sun

This beautiful 5,543-square-foot home on the coast of Kavarna, Bulgaria has been designed to perfectly match the angle of the summer equinox sun.

Created by Ignatov Architects, the compact, energy-efficient design makes the home 90% more […]

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This Week in Energy News for March 1, 2013

This week in Jetson Green Energy News, efforts are being made to reduce pollution and derive energy from renewable sources.

Architectural rendering of Google’s planned headquarters.
Google Reveals Plans for Massive Green Office Complex
In partnership with Seattle-based design firm NBBJ, Google has released an architectural rendering of plans for its next 1.1 million square-foot headquarters that features green roofs and ample opportunities for employees to enjoy outdoor activities.

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People, Profit, and Planet: Hayden Place Architectural Office Targets LEED Gold

Hayden Place Architectural Office Targets LEED Gold

Hayden Place, located in Culver City, California (a suburb of Los Angeles) was designed by Cuningham Group Architecture for REthink Development to serve as the international design firm’s new home office space.

Targeted for LEED Gold, the sustainable features of the 11,650 square-foot building, which was converted from an existing warehouse, include repurposed shipping containers, light sensors, efficient energy systems, natural lighting and fresh air “trickle” ventilation. Additional air filtration is provided by an indoor garden that features adaptive and native plants and is maintained by office employees.

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Conservatory House Built to Replicate the Design and Functionality of a Tree

Conservatory House External

This Conservatory House in Bulgaria by Ignatov Architects was designed to host small music events and house a large flower conservatory. It was built on the site of an old sand quarry for neighboring villages, which was later turned into an eroded waste dump.

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By |February 27th, 2013|Categories: Modern architecture|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment
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