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The future of electric bikes

The future of electric bikes

Big auto companies – like Smart, Audi and Ford – are engineering the next generation of state-of-the-art e-bikes.

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June 13, 2012

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Five great books about going green

Five great books about going green

Sustainability and urban gardening aren’t new, but, if the number of books published on the subjects is any indication, their popularity keeps growing. Here are five go-green titles that have arrived at our office in the past few months.

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June 12, 2012

Section: Architecture

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What’s On: Floriade’s modern greenhouses

What’s On: Floriade’s modern greenhouses

At the world’s premiere garden extravaganza, two new super-green buildings have sprouted up.

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May 25, 2012

Section: Architecture

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HOK’s super-green health centre

HOK’s super-green health centre

On a sliver of land, HOK, in association with Stantec Architecture, has created a medical learning centre that’s sliced in half and features a cleverly colour-coded wayfinding system as well as a slew of eco features.

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May 10, 2012

Section: Architecture

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A brilliant library in northern Italy

A brilliant library in northern Italy

Nestled in a residential area of Maranello, Emilia-Romagna, the new building by Arata Isozaki and Andrea Maffei features winding windows that bring in the elements to create a light-filled reader’s retreat.

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March 21, 2012

Section: Architecture

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James Corner wins Navy Pier redesign

James Corner wins Navy Pier redesign

New York’s James Corner Field Operations — the landscape designer behind the High Line — has been selected to revitalize the slice of Chicago waterfront that Daniel Burnham once envisioned as the People’s Pier.

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March 15, 2012

Section: Architecture

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SOM’s state-of-the-art hospital for Abu Dhabi

SOM’s state-of-the-art hospital for Abu Dhabi

The Sheikh Khalifa Medical City will incorporate green interior spaces to build a sense of community and craft a more human-centred visitor experience.

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March 14, 2012

Section: Architecture

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Columbia Building Intelligent Project lands in Toronto

Columbia Building Intelligent Project lands in Toronto

On Thursday, check out this day-long symposium arranged by Columbia University that seeks to establish better communication at every link in the green building supply chain.

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March 5, 2012

Section: Architecture

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What’s On: Foreclosed at the MoMA

What’s On: Foreclosed at the MoMA

At New York’s MoMA, five firms reimagine the American Dream after the economic crisis of 2008 that led to massive housing foreclosures. The results are receiving mixed reviews.

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February 27, 2012

Section: Architecture

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Aberdeen City Garden project proposal announced

Aberdeen City Garden project proposal announced

Concrete pathways that double as the framework for an ampitheatre are sure to lure visitors to the Scottish city’s new urban park.

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February 7, 2012

Section: Architecture

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