‘Landscape Apertura’ Treehouse Frames Nature Exquisitely

‘Landscape Apertura’ Treehouse Frames Nature Exquisitely

Robert McLaughlin's 'Landscape Apertura' treehouse near Kansas City, offers calculated views into nature via six strategically placed, vibrant green frames. Each frame is designed to capture a specific

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Invisibility Cloaks May Shield Buildings From Earthquakes

Invisibility Cloaks May Shield Buildings From Earthquakes

We all know that invisibility cloaks can protect Harry Potter from Filch and his cat Mrs. Norris, but now physicists in France and the UK say they may be used to hide buildings from the devastating

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Reverse Cushions Made of Recycled Car Foam

Reverse Cushions Made of Recycled Car Foam

We all know that food and water are basic human needs, but what about something as simple as a place to sit? Right now, there is a pressing need for nearly 2 billion basic, low-cost seating units for

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A77 Architects Fashion Home From Demolition Materials

A77 Architects Fashion Home From Demolition Materials

Argentinean architects Gustavo Dieguez and Lucas Gilardi of Estudio a77 transformed an existing 1950s house on a small lot in an upscale neighborhood of Buenos Aires into an innovative eco-friendly

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GrowShelter: Living, Growing Shelter for Plants, Animals and People

GrowShelter: Living, Growing Shelter for Plants, Animals and People

Julia Molloy and Taka Sarui of Brooklyn design collaborative XLXS created the GrowShelter, a highly unique living environment where humans, plants and animals may co-exist. Consisting of three spherical

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Solar Impulse Unveiled: Sun-Powered Airplane to Circle the Globe

Solar Impulse Unveiled: Sun-Powered Airplane to Circle the Globe

Flight pioneer Bertrand Piccard, an aeronaut who made the first nonstop round the world balloon flight, recently unveiled a prototype of an incredible solar-powered airplane that will one day circle the

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Solar Powered Nuna5 Racecar Unveiled

Solar Powered Nuna5 Racecar Unveiled

Delft University recently unveiled a sleek solar-powered vehicle that they hope will score them their fifth trophy in the World Solar Challenge race. Dubbed the Nuna5, the vehicle is entirely propelled by

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PG&E’s Solar Powered Sound System Rocks Novato Wine Festival

PG&E’s Solar Powered Sound System Rocks Novato Wine Festival

Our inhabitat founder and editor-in-chief, Jill Fehrenbacher, grew up in the small, sleepy Northern California town of Novato - so you can imagine how excited she was when we heard that a solar-powered

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Sears Tower Going Green With $350 Million Renovation

Sears Tower Going Green With $350 Million Renovation

Just like the Empire State Building, the famed Sears Tower in Chicago will be soon receiving some major eco upgrades to become more energy efficient. Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is responsible

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Dwell on Design Features More Brilliant Green Design Than Ever

Dwell on Design Features More Brilliant Green Design Than Ever

Inhabitat is happy to report that Dwell on Design, the west coast's largest modern design event, featured more smart green design than ever before this year. When we walked the floor yesterday with Dwell

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Sustainable ‘Alphabet Drawers’ from Kent and London

Sustainable ‘Alphabet Drawers’ from Kent and London

Kent and London know the ABC's of sustainable design, and we're singing the praises of their stylish, FSC approved, solid oak chest of Alphabet Drawers. These 26 letter drawers spell function for the

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Butterfly Bamboo Homes Are Hope for Thai Orphans

Butterfly Bamboo Homes Are Hope for Thai Orphans

There is nothing we love more than good design meeting up with a good cause. That's why we love this student humanitarian design project on the Thai Burmese border: it combines beautifully designed (and

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AIR FOREST: Inflatable Pavilion Lights up the Night

AIR FOREST: Inflatable Pavilion Lights up the Night

Mass Studies created this wonderful dream-inspired pavilion for Denver's Dialog:City last summer. Known as the Air Forest, the pneumatic pavilion absorbs passing wind currents to stay inflated and

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Marmol Radziner and Dwell Debut New Skyline Series of Prefabs

Marmol Radziner and Dwell Debut New Skyline Series of Prefabs

Inhabitat favorites Marmol Radziner Prefab and Dwell have teamed together in a joint effort to bring “good design to everyone” with their recently debuted Skyline series of prefabs! Unveiled just this

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Sizzling Summer Shop Picks for Eco-Friendly Celebrating

Sizzling Summer Shop Picks for Eco-Friendly Celebrating

BBQs, frosty drinks, swimming pools and bikinis - these are what summer dreams are made of. With all of the excitement, planning a summer that is both unforgettable and eco-conscious can seem daunting,

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Philippe Starck Will Never Be Idiotic Enough to Do Fashion

Philippe Starck Will Never Be Idiotic Enough to Do Fashion

It is not surprising that world renowned french design star Philippe Starck, most famous for his posh hotels and slick furniture recently said “I will never be idiotic enough to do fashion.”

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TwistTogether LED Block Tree Blossom at MoMA Store

TwistTogether LED Block Tree Blossom at MoMA Store

The Museum of Modern Art’s Midtown Manhattan Store has sprouted a vibrant, luminous tree, made from the “Candy” collection of Glide’s TwistTogether LED Blocks. This display

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Scrap Lab: Furniture Made of Industrial Scraps

Scrap Lab: Furniture Made of Industrial Scraps

Scrap Lab is a group of designers based out of Bangkok's Kasetsart University's Architecture program that creates fun and innovative furniture out discarded industrial scraps. The group makes an eclectic

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Links Roundup of the Week: Water

Links Roundup of the Week: Water

It officially became summer this week, and in anticipation of the heat we have talked about keeping cool, and why wind is important. This week we are thinking about water, because who can argue how

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Coco Hut: An Outdoor Shed Made of Scrap Wood

Coco Hut: An Outdoor Shed Made of Scrap Wood

What do you do if you love treehouses like us, but don't have a tree to build on? Netherlands-based designer Gert Eussen may have a solution with his Coco-Hut, a cozy and round hut made of scrap and

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ANNOUNCING: Our Pimp My Eco-Ride Winner!

ANNOUNCING: Our Pimp My Eco-Ride Winner!

DRUMROLL PLEASE...AND NOW THE ANNOUNCEMENT YOU'VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR..ERIKA has been selected as the winner of our Pimp my Eco Ride Contest We received so many awesome entries to our Pimp my Eco

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Froebe: Gold-Plated Shipping Container Bling Bar

Froebe: Gold-Plated Shipping Container Bling Bar

The world of shipping container architecture just got a little bit more exciting. We recently heard about Froebe, a gold-plated shipping container bar from Linz, Austria which is the latest addition to

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Registration Open for the 2010 eVolvo Skyscraper Competition

Registration Open for the 2010 eVolvo Skyscraper Competition

As the world's population shifts from rural areas towards dense urban cores, skyscrapers, urban infill, and redevelopment will become even more important in the structure of our lives. Now In its 6th

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GREEN OFFICE 2015: Workplace of the Future

GREEN OFFICE 2015: Workplace of the Future

The Netherlands being the tiny country that it is, it's no surprise that we tend to look to them for innovative design for dense urban spaces. RAU Architects developed their Green Office 2015 concept for

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IC Green Container Dwellings Sprout Up in California

IC Green Container Dwellings Sprout Up in California

Inhabitat loves shipping containers, whether from down under or the Great North. These self-contained quadrilateral wonders are the perfect modular building unit; easily transported, super durable, and,

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Chicken Feathers May Fuel Hydrogen Cars in the Future

Chicken Feathers May Fuel Hydrogen Cars in the Future

Chickens may start losing sleep over more than Americans’ love of McNuggets. Chicken consumption in the US creates over six billion pounds of feathers each year. Previously discarded as waste,

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Swaying Tree-Shade Sculpture Mimics Real Pines by the Sea

Swaying Tree-Shade Sculpture Mimics Real Pines by the Sea

ARTEKS Arquitectura have created a gorgeous sculptural shade structure at a beachside park in La Pineda, Spain that mimics the shape of real nearby pine trees. The architects recognized the park's need

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Win a Voltaic Bag: Planet Green’s Solar Backpack Sweepstakes

Win a Voltaic Bag: Planet Green’s Solar Backpack Sweepstakes

Tired of trying to find an outlet to charge your cell phone, iPod, and computer while on the go? Then what you need is a solar powered bag to charge all your devices and free yourself from the grid. Our

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Aveda is Saving Oceans & Marine Life One Plastic Cap at a Time

Aveda is Saving Oceans & Marine Life One Plastic Cap at a Time

Wondering how to turn all of those plastic bottle caps running rampant in your household into a green, planet saving endeavor? Well, lucky for you, and for marine life everywhere, Aveda has come up with

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Your Analog TV is Dead, Repurpose it into Something Fun!

Your Analog TV is Dead, Repurpose it into Something Fun!

Last week, millions of TV sets became obsolete, all due to the switch from analog to digital television. So, what does an eco-minded individual do with an old, ugly, lead and toxin filled box? Well,

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