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People in glass houses: The best uses of glass in architecture

Architects have long used glass to provide light and views, but the following homes and buildings go a lot further. Ranging from practical full-time home to experimental sustainable dwelling, each is a completed project that is either mostly made from glass or uses the material in such a way as to make it the defining feature. Join us as we highlight the best glass architecture we've seen so far. Read More

Architecture

Living in a greenhouse: One family's experiment in sustainable living

Dutch stylist Helly Scholten is interested in living sustainably, so when the chance came to move herself and her family into an experimental sustainable house designed by Rotterdam University students and researchers, she jumped at it. Essentially an oversized greenhouse, the house was built to explore sustainable methods of living and will serve as the family's full-time home for three years.Read More

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New eco-village hits the (plastic) bottle

Recycled plastic bottles have previously been used to make a sustainable home, but an ambitious new project in Panama hopes to use the ubiquitous modern waste product to construct an entire village. It's early days yet, but the idea is that the aptly-named Plastic Bottle Village will eventually comprise between 90 to 120 homes, each insulated by thousands of plastic bottles.Read More

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Tourists to have a new place to hang out in Dubai

Such is the desire for every new blockbuster building in Dubai to differentiate itself from all others that their features get ever-more outlandish. Aykon City, for example, is a planned six-tower development aimed at providing all the trappings of a city. You'll also be able to hang off the top of it 935 ft (285 m) in the air.Read More

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