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Architects Build Thai Townhouse Facade Out Of Banana Plants

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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TreeHugger has often discussed the use of screens or shutters to keep the sun out while providing ventilation and privacy. Thai architects Pailin Paijitsattaya and Kanin Amboon of Architectkidd found a more local, traditional way of doing this: hand [...]

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The Subtle but Significant Greening of Starbucks

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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PSFK Back in November at Greenbuild we talked to Starbucks' Corporate Architect Tony Gale about the rollout of their new Global Store Design Strategy. It included designs that will "will reflect the character of each store's surrounding [...]

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The Most Popular Posts in Design and Architecture in 2010

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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Looking back at the most popular posts on TreeHugger in the Design and Architecture category , one sees a rather odd mix, barely a normal bit of design and architecture in the bunch. In fact, there is only one real building in the lot. But they do [...]

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Anti-Bike, Anti-Transit, Anti-Green Rob Ford Elected Mayor Of Toronto

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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Toronto Election News I previously reported on the Toronto election that Bikes and Streetcars Are Under Threat As The Suburban Car Loving Politicians Fight Back . Last night, Rob Ford was elected in a landslide as mayor of the largest city in Canada. [...]

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Urban Sanctuary

by shadmin from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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 "Urban Sanctuary" by eefoubert View the rest of the images or add your own to the Outrage Flickr [...]

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Gas prices drive push to reinvent America's suburbs

by shadmin from Slow Home  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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By Haya El Nasser from USA TODAYMARICOPA, Ariz. — Mayor Tony Smith proudly waves a thank-you letter from a major builder telling him that no city has ever reached out to him in his 30-year career the way Maricopa did.What Maricopa has been doing is [...]

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Fifty Ideas For The New City, Wherever It Is

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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Images Credit Urban Omnibus The Festival of Ideas for New York City runs from May 4 to 8; it "is a major new collaborative initiative in New York involving scores of Downtown organizations working together to harness the power of the creative [...]

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Greene And Greene House Renovation Is The Antithesis Of Green

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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Image Credit Build it Green Greene and Greene's Darling House in Claremont, California is a recognized historic home that was truly green in the way houses are supposed to be. Jeff Book writes in the National Trust for Historic Preservation's journal [...]

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Andrew Maynard Says We Should Spend More To Build Less

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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TreeHugger favourite architect Andrew Maynard (Our 2010 Best of Green Young Architect ) is at it again, looking for new, greener and more economical ways to build. He writes in Green Magazine that people want more house for less money, but he says [...]

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Since When Did A 4,000 Square Foot House Get Considered Small?

by from Recent Posts by TreeHugger's Lloyd Alter, Toronto  (green blog) — Jan 04, 2012 02:06 AM
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Image Credit Perrone Construction @aarieff tweets: RT@builderonline Florida luxury builder finds success in small packages w/ 14-unit development http://go.hw.net/bxoxr 4000 sq ft is "small"? Good question! And the answer is, only in America, where [...]

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