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HGTV Dream Home 2013

By Damir Beciri
18 January 2013

hgtv-dream-home-2013-1Located in a beautiful setting Kiawah Island, South Carolina, the luxury HGTV Dream Home 2013 radiates with a positive vibe. The distinctive look of this luxury home was inspired by the region’s centuries-old humble farmhouse building traditions of tidewater South Carolina with a modern twist from Asian-inspired motifs common in the Pacific Northwest. Aside its… »

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Green architecture – Li Ka Shing Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences

By Damir Beciri
6 August 2012

li-ka-shing-center-for-biomedical-and-health-sciences-1Located on Oxford Street near University Avenue Grea, the Li Ka Shing Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences represents a nexus for a wide variety of multidisciplinary research related to at UC Berkeley that pursues ways to prevent the root causes of diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, HIV and tuberculosis, rather than just the symptoms…. »

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Green architecture – Walton Residence, California

By Damir Beciri
One Comment31 July 2012

walton-residence-1Located at 1521 Neptune Ave, Encinitas, California, the Walton Residence recently received LEED Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council. The exquisite and luxurious, yet clean-lined home which is sited on a previously developed lot across the street from the beach in beautiful Leucadia, received a total of 108 out of a possible 136 LEED… »

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Green architecture – VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre

By Damir Beciri
One Comment3 June 2012

vandusen-botanical-garden-visitor-centre-1Located between Oak Street and Livingstone Lake in an area once occupied by a collection of hollies that have been transferred to other botanical gardens, the VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre is a great example of Vancouver green architecture . The building exceeds LEED Platinum certification status, and it is designed to meet much stricter… »

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Green architecture – Nature Inn at Bald Eagle

By Damir Beciri
16 April 2012

nature-inn-at-bald-eagle-1Nestled within the natural beauty of Bald Eagle State Park, in the very center of the state, the Nature Inn at Bald Eagle combines the comfortable amenities of an inviting bed and breakfast with sweeping views and door-step access to year-round land and water activities. The LEED Gold certified project provides opportunities for visitors who… »

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Team Maryland WaterShed wins the Solar Decathlon 2011 (part 2)

By Damir Beciri
3 Comments5 October 2011

team-maryland-watershed-5As we reported in our previous article,  Solar Decathlon 2011 ended last weekend and the team from the University of Maryland won with their WaterShed house. Due to a long list of sustainable features incorporated into the house, we decided to split the article in two parts by writing about the building and the materials… »

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Green architecture – FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science

By Damir Beciri
14 August 2011

fau-college-of-engineering-and-computer-science-1Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton, Florida, was recently awarded with LEED Platinum certification for their new College of Engineering and Computer Science Building. Science buildings are typically energy-consuming by nature, but both the college representatives and the project team wanted to build a world-class facility that would showcase the university’s commitment to sustainability…. »