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A Toronto Library That Speaks Volumes

A Toronto Library That Speaks Volumes

The Toronto Public Library’s 100th branch reads as a library of the future. With warm wood, open sightlines and soon-to-bloom green roofs, this joint project by LGA Architectural Partners and Philip H. Carter proves you can judge a book by its cover.

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June 18, 2015

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7 Major Milestones in Green Architecture

7 Major Milestones in Green Architecture

In the past 30 years, Azure has witnessed huge strides in eco-design, including the birth of Cradle to Cradle, the first solar-powered cities and the development of organic building materials.

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March 30, 2015

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Il Bosco Verticale Tops Off in Milan

Il Bosco Verticale Tops Off in Milan

Containing the world’s most ambitious vertical park, Boeri Studio’s tree-decked towers in Milan welcome back some long-forgotten fauna to the city.

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March 30, 2015

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A Primary School Brings Biodiversity to Paris

A Primary School Brings Biodiversity to Paris

A lush slice of landscape interrupts the urban sprawl of Paris, thanks to Chartier Dalix Architectes’ green-wrapped primary school and community gymnasium.

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March 20, 2015

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7 Great Furnishings Made With Recycled Wood

7 Great Furnishings Made With Recycled Wood

Conceived for the Design by Nature competition, these imaginative and eco-friendly pieces by Stacklab, Miles Keller, Scott Barker and others are now on show at Toronto’s Evergreen Brick Works.

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November 17, 2014

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Off-the-Grid Toilets for Developing Countries

Off-the-Grid Toilets for Developing Countries

These solar-powered sanitation systems – championed by Bill and Melinda Gates’s Reinvent the Toilet Challenge – promise to solve one of the greatest dilemmas for infrastructure-challenged regions such as India.

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October 30, 2014

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Greenbuild Gives Back to New Orleans

Greenbuild Gives Back to New Orleans

Taking place next week in the Big Easy, the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo will feature world-renowned speakers, exhibitor booths powered by renewable energy, and a Make It Right home built on the premises and delivered to a family in need.

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October 16, 2014

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2014 North American Holcim Awards Winners

2014 North American Holcim Awards Winners

The winning North American projects in this competition for sustainable building showcase innovative ways to deal with flooding and new biologically based materials.

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September 24, 2014

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A New Kind of Green Roof

A New Kind of Green Roof

For a local arts festival held in West Vancouver in August, architect Matthew Soules constructed an ideal shading device – a massive loggia with a three-dimensional canopy planted with ryegrass and white clover.

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September 4, 2014

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Three Award-Winning Green Projects

Three Award-Winning Green Projects

An office building, a private home and a port of entry – these structures in Seattle, Austin and Minnesota make a big impact within a small environmental footprint.

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May 26, 2014

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