Broccoli City Festival (LA)

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Super Excited for our LA Edition of #BCFEST!

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Architecture: BIG’s Hualien Residences Look Like Gigantic Green-Roofed Mountains

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BIG’s Hualien Wellness & Residential development in Taiwan is an eco-friendly home for the elderly that is designed to encourage a health-conscious and productive community of seniors. Its mountainous green roofs undulate and meander through the complex, bringing nature closer to the living spaces and helping to create a stress-free environment. BIG’s project was recently honored as a winner in the 2014 Architizer A+Awards.

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Learn more about our DC venue: St. Elizabeths East Gateway Pavilion in Historic D.C.

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The St. Elizabeths East Gateway Pavilion is an iconic multi-purpose structure that brings fresh produce and locally made crafts to the community around historic Washington DC. The 24 foot high pavilion designed by Davis Brody Bond Architects and Planners deploys sustainable mechanisms, including rainwater harvesting, and uses roof plantings to reduce the heat island effect.

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Dope Design: Multipod Studio’s Affordable Pop-Up House Snaps Together Like LEGO Bricks !

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Multipod Studio recently unveiled the Pop-Up House, an affordable little prefab that snaps together like LEGO bricks in only four days. The low-cost passive home requires no special to assemble, and it delivers outstanding performance. The first prototype built in the pine valleys of the South of France features lightweight and breathable materials – hit the jump for more details.

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Clearpoint Tower in Sri Lanka Will Become the World’s Tallest Vertical Garden

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Milroy Perera Associates unveiled their design for the world’s tallest residential vertical garden in Sri Lanka. The architects collaborated with Mäga Engineering to design the Clearpoint Tower, which will house 164 apartments across 46 floors packed with greenery. The project aims to create a vertically distributed experience of living on the ground floor and boasts several sustainable features such as the use of solar energy, natural ventilation and drip irrigation.

Read more: Clearpoint Tower in Sri Lanka Will Become the World’s Tallest Vertical Garden 

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Eduardo Kobra Mural

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To pay tribute to the late Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, the artist Eduardo Kobra has made this beautiful mural is 52 meters high and 16 meters wide. Located in Sao Paulo Paulista Avenue, this colorful creation is a wonderful nod to this great man of architecture. More detailed pics [Read more…]

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The Living Bridges of Meghalaya, India

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Now this is Cool. If I built a Broccoli City, this is how the bridges would be…

Deep in the rain forests of the Indian state of Meghalaya, bridges are not built, they’re grown. For more than 500 years locals have guided roots and vines from the native Ficus Elastica (rubber tree) across rivers, using hollowed out trees to create root guidance systems. When the roots and vines reach the opposite bank they are allowed to take root. Some of the bridges are over 100 feet long and can support the weight of 50 people.

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Clepsydra Vertical Farming Concept

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Clepsydra Urban Farming Concept. This tall all glass edifice will serve as a farm and either a residential or commercial building. Based on the concept of a greenhouse, the Clepsydra Urban Farming plan houses eco friendly features and can be erected alongside any building like a residential tower, school, shopping mall, office, etc. The construction will have 10 stories and will produce food equivalent to yields of about 6 acres of farms.

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Desert House

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Dessert Villa by Studio Aiko

If I lived in a desert, I would want my house to be like this though it would suck to clean the swimming pool if there was a sandstorm!

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London Water Tower Up-cycled into Townhouse

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Portugal Village Built Among Rocks

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Monsanto is a beautiful village built in the Portuguese countryside.Featuring narrow streets carved from rock and granite houses squeezed between giant boulders, it looks like a real life Bedrock. [Read more…]

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The Bridge That Literally Takes Your Breath Away

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The longest and highest bridge in the world has finally opened is southern China’s Hunan Province. The bridge known as “The Aizhai” sans over a half mile and soars approximately 360 yards above the ground.

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Peace Bridge Opens In Canada

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Having many failed attempts and a ton of criticism, the Peace Bridge in Calgary, Alberta, Canada is finally open to the public. Created by Santiago Calatrava, The Peace Bridge is designed to connect cyclist and pedestrians across the Bow River.

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Trash to Treasure

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Neglected Phone Booths in New York Converted into Book Communal Libraries

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Looks like architect John Locke knows how to be creative with old phone booths. He has came up with the idea of turning old phone booths into communal libraries.

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Tezuka Architects. Tokyo, Japan.

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Google To Build New ‘Green’ Office

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Google may soon outgrow its own massive Googleplex headquarters, located in Mountain View, California.

The company plans to hire 6,200 more workers in 2011, and rumor has it that new Googlers will commute to a custom-made “green” office, built just for Google.

According to the Mercury News, the company has leased an additional 9.4 acres from Mountain View at a price of $30 million and is planning to build new office space.

The new location is said to be along Shoreline Boulevard, bordering the existing Googleplex. This new addition would increase the size of the Mountain View complex to 600,000 square feet.

German firm Ingenhoven Architects, renowned for their large-scale environmentally-friendly projects and unique aesthetics, will reportedly design Google’s new structure.

“We’ve asked them to build the most green, sustainable building possible,” a spokesman for Google told Mercury News.

Google has previously occupied existing office spaces but has never contracted a space of its very own.

You can read more about the project at the Mercury News.

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Roses on Park Avenue

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The Park Avenue Mall in Manhattan is in bloom. To dispel winter’s gloom, 38 of the longest stem roses you will ever see have sprouted along Park Avenue. The colossal red and pink roses have stems up to 25 feet tall and are five to 10 feet in diameter. They are the brainchild of the whimsical, wonderful Will Ryman. A former playwright, Ryman, 41 years old, turned to sculpture seven years ago. His winter garden covers ten blocks from 57th -67th Street.

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