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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

Section: Architecture

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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

Section: Curiosity

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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

Section: Architecture

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Can Norman Foster’s SkyCycle Come True?

Can Norman Foster’s SkyCycle Come True?

The visionary concept for London would give cyclists their own expressway. Plus, three pieces of fun, fashionable and flat-packed bike gear.

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May 12, 2014

Section: Curiosity

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5 Great Ideas for Fortifying New York and New Jersey

5 Great Ideas for Fortifying New York and New Jersey

Barrier reefs that restore fish habitats, terraced waterfronts sporting bike paths – these flood-mitigating ideas, which teams led by BIG, OMA, West 8 and more have dreamed up for the Rebuild by Design competition, also give a lot back to the people.

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April 21, 2014

Section: Architecture

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6 Great Products Made From Cork

6 Great Products Made From Cork

Recyclable and biodegradable, cork can be harvested from the bark without felling the tree. Now, the warm material is finding its way into furnishings, lighting and accessories.

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April 16, 2014

Section: Design

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The High Line Effect

The High Line Effect

New York’s park in the sky has inspired similar schemes to bring public space back to the public, even if it means – as in the case of Thomas Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge concept for London – conjuring it out of thin air.

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February 27, 2014

Section: Curiosity

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What’s Next for Nest?

What’s Next for Nest?

Can Nest, and a generation of app-controlled devices, connect every home in the neighbourhood to the smart grid?

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February 26, 2014

Section: Design

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The House That Snaps Together

The House That Snaps Together

Bone Structure, based in Laval, Quebec, has brought its patented construction to Ontario, with a model home going up in Caledon. Founder Marc Bovet shares how his company is revolutionizing the home construction biz.

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February 21, 2014

Section: Architecture

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Three Excellent Reasons to Attend Greenbuild

Three Excellent Reasons to Attend Greenbuild

Taking place on November 20 to 22 in Philadelphia, Greenbuild is the world’s biggest expo dedicated to sustainable construction. Here are a few of the main attractions, including keynote speaker Hillary Clinton.

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November 18, 2013

Section: Design

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