Archiblox designed and built the Avalon House, a prefab green-roofed home in just six weeks.

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A white oak rain screen clads the exterior of the bedroom wing, while a sunken courtyard to the west features a fireplace built into the Corten steel retaining walls.

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LOCALARCHITECTURE designed La Garenne zoos entrance pavilion, a prefab structure constructed from sustainably sourced wood.

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LOCALARCHITECTURE designed La Garenne zoos entrance pavilion, a prefab structure constructed from sustainably sourced wood.

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The double-roof system, which includes a domed roof beneath a bowl-shaped catchment area, is designed to “help [make] even the smallest quantities of rain [flow down] the roof and eventually coalesce into bigger drops, just right for harvesting before they evaporate,” said the architects to ArchDaily.

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An amazing farm has sprouted in an unlikely place—the rooftop of Israel’s oldest mall in the heart of Tel Aviv. Hidden between high-rises, “Green in the City” is a rooftop farm that produces 10,000 heads of leafy greens a month year-round using organic, hydroponic and aquaponic methods—no dirt required. This thriving example of urban agriculture is one of many surprising sustainable initiatives at the Dizengoff Center shopping mall, which includes bird habitat, a tree nursery, rooftop…

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This handsome timber building by the lake looks like a sumptuous holiday retreat, but rest assured it’s open to the public for all to enjoy. Canadian design studio Anne Carrier Architecture completed the visitor center in Quebec’s Mont Orford National Park and skillfully blends the building into the landscape using a black-stained facade and green roof. The building, known as the Bonnallie Services Center, is one of several design projects the architecture firm has completed for the…

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