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Arizona, USA
by Paolo Soleri

Arcosanti is an experimental town that began construction in 1970 in central Arizona, 70 miles (110 km) north of Phoenix, at an elevation of 3,732 feet (1,130 meters). Architect Paolo Soleri, using a concept he calls arcology (a portmanteau of architecture and ecology), started the town to..

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The Schuppen ("shed") is a private house conceived by brandt+simon architects and built between 2008 and 2009 in Berlin. The untypical facade of coloured plain tiles makes this house a peculiar new member of the urban fabric. The hasty passerby will not neccessarily take notice of the greenish..

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Vienna, Austria
by Johnny Winter, ...

Overlooking the vast green expanse of the Vienna Prater, with the Danube River literally right at the doorstep, the HAUSTRIFT row-house community (a project by architects Superblock in cooperation with Johnny Winter) is an indisputable eye-catcher. The concept captivates with an elegant..

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Berlin, Germany
by Frei Otto

For the 1987 International Building Exhibition (IBA) in Berlin, Josef Paul Kleihues and Frei Otto were commissioned to design a block of flats on the principles of natural building.

The site is situated in a fallow land surface in the vicinity of the Berlin Wall. Frei Otto suggested "a..

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Tree Snake House

Vila Pouca de Aguiar, Pedras Salgadas, Portugal
by Rebelo de Andrade, ...

Along with the project Pedras Salgadas Park by architects Luís Rebelo de Andrade and Tiago Rebelo de Andrade, came the challenge of creating an object that could recreate the fantasy of the tree houses.

The project for these houses was developed in partnership with the Modular System Company...

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The Recycled Pallet Pavillion is located in the garden of Villa Romana, the German Institute of Culture in Florence, Italy and exhibits the inventiveness that can be achieved from using recycled materials. This 100 square meter pavilion is versatile enough to host a multitude of exhibits from..

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Edgeland House is located on a rehabilitated brownfield site and is a modern re‐interpretation of one of the oldest housing typologies in North America, the Native American Pit House. The Pit House, typically sunken, takes advantage of the earth’s mass to maintain thermal comfort throughout the..

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Block 6

Berlin, Germany
by Rave und Partner

As environmental awareness increased in the 1970s, IBA Berlin also sought ways to make urban life environmentally friendly. In the Block 6 eco-project, it succeeded in changing standards and perspectives. The project shows that decentralised drainage concepts with constructed wetlands are..

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