... was told is, that I should sometimes write about a couple of "green" things.

Which I guess is true, since I AM studying this at Uni.

And also, since I know Ágota loves some architecture, I thought it would be nice to combine these two and share a couple of absolutely amazing houses out there.

I only hope these will some day be common everywhere.

1. India Tower (FXFowle Architects), South Mumbai, India

This building is housing a Park Hyatt Hotel. It one of the greenest skyscrapers that exists. It's 301 meters high, with 60 stories, and it's divided into modules. It has shaded windows, natural ventilation, rainwater harvesting and it was built using Eco-friendly materials.

2. CH2(DesignIng),Melbourne, Australia

This one right here is probably the greenest building in Australia. It has technological features like photovoltaic cells, chilled ceilings, blackwater sewage recycling systems, thermal mass cooling and wind turbines.

3. Cor, Miami

This little beauty has everything that makes a building greener: photovoltaic cells, solar energy harnessing, shading for natural cooling, wind turbines, energy Star appliances, bamboo-lined hallways and recycled glass tile flooring.

4. BMW Welt in Munich, Germany

A network of high-grade steel panels between solar modules on the roof captures solar gain which is distributed throughout the building for heating. The building also nets solar energy through the façade which works to moderate conditioned air and provide natural ventilation. Thermally efficient surfaces inside help to maintain constant thermal comfort and control temperature swings. Vegetation near ventilation elements helps cool incoming air in warmer months and filters dust particles year round.

(Read more: BMW Welt: Solar-powered Masterpiece in Munich | Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World)

5.The Orchid House, Cotswald, England

This one is part of the Lower Mill Estate, a green construction project that includes the development of several similar eco-friendly buildings. It takes up 2400 square feet of space and features state of the art architecture to generate more energy than it consumes through its geothermal heating underground pump. The building’s form is constructed out of laminated veneer lumber clad with timber shingles, ensuring an extremely low carbon footprint. In case you haven’t noticed, the building resembles a bee orchid, a flower that’s abundantly present in the nature reserve


+1. Masdar City