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[USKINGS] Top 20 green constructions in the United States – P20 – Mundo Verde (Washington DC) : Architecture “box” spreads awareness of environmental protection

Mundo Verde is a public charter school in D.C. that focuses on teaching complex sustainability issues through hands-on, real world “expeditions”. Naturally, its new...

[USKINGS] Top 20 green constructions in the United States – P19 – Caterpillar House: California hilltop farm house

The Caterpillar House is located in the Santa Lucia Preserve, a private development near Carmel – a town situated along the Pacific Coast. Only...

[USKINGS] Top 20 green constructions in the United States – P17 – Sawmill house: The “invisible” house in the desert of Mojave

The project’s materials were selected for their durability, with the design approach driven by a scavenger mentality: to do more with less, including using...

[USKINGS] Top 20 green constructions in the United States – P15 – Exploratorium (California)

The Exploratorium is a museum of science, technology, and arts in San Francisco. Characterized as "a mad scientist's penny arcade, a scientific funhouse, and...

[USKINGS] Top 20 green constructions in the United States – P14 – Salvador Dalí Museum (Florida)

The museum was designed by Yann Weymouth of Hellmuth, Obata, and Kassabaum (HOK) Architects. They used Building Integrated Modeling (BIM) to design the elaborate...

[USKINGS] Top 20 green constructions in the United States – P13 – Environmental Nature Center Preschool (California) : Green educational space for future generations

In 2008, LPA, Inc designed the 8,535-square-foot Environmental Nature Center (ENC), which focuses on providing quality education through hands-on experience with nature. Through simple...

[USKINGS] Top 20 green constructions in the United States – P12 – Heifer International (Arkansas): “Concentric circle” spreads the will to protect the environment

Heifer International's community impact starts with giving one animal to one family, or "passing on the gift". Like water drops generate ripples that flow...

[USKINGS] Top 20 green constructions in the United States – P11 – Albion District Library (Toronto) : Colorful range in the heart of the...

Located in Toronto, the Albion District Library was recognised for its immediate positive impact on the diverse community it serves, which includes many recent...

[USKINGS] Top 20 green constructions in the United States – P10 – Lakeside Senior Apartments (California) : A row of townhouses towards a zero-emission...

San Francisco–based David Baker Architects (DBA) doesn’t start each project with a predetermined sustainability goal. “We want to do the most sustainable, affordable housing...

[USKINGS] Top 20 green constructions in the United States – P9 – Natural History Museum of Utah (Utah): Design that promotes and preserves the...

The $64.5 million, 163,000 square foot Museum was completed by Big-D Construction in November of 2011.  The museum houses more than 1.2 million extraordinary...

[USKINGS] Top 20 green constructions in the United States – P8 – California Academy of Sciences (San Francisco) : Science Academy carries the forest...

CAS’s 2.5-acre undulating greenroof sits 35 feet in the air plant with a variety of over 50 native wildflowers and other species. The San...

[USKINGS] Top 20 green constructions in the United States – P7 – Austin Central Library (Texas) : Quiet green space for book lovers

On November 13, 1925, Grace Delano Clark persuaded the Austin Branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW) to initiate a project to establish...

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(Uskings) Top 100 biggest annual events in the United States – P47 – MLB World Series

The World Series is the annual championship series of Major League Baseball (MLB) in the United States and Canada, contested since 1903 between the...

Hollensbury Spite House (Virginia) : The thinnest house in New York

The house has drawn international attention, being covered by numerous news outlets, and was once featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show. It is frequently...

(Uskings) Best of the United States – USAA (Texas) : The best car insurance company in the US in 2022

The United Services Automobile Association (USAA) is a San Antonio-based Fortune 500 diversified financial services group of companies including a Texas Department of Insurance-regulated...

World’s largest bacterium found in Caribbean swamp

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