Elevated off the ground and into foliage like a treehouse, The House in the Trees is cantilevered over a steep hillside and overlooks views of the valley. The 2,400-square-foot single-story building is wrapped in fire-treated Western red cedar siding and topped with an angled steel roof. The use of timber on the facade—and in the interior in the form of walnut cabinetry and reclaimed chestnut floors—helps the building blend into its wooded environment.
Southern Spain could look like the Sahara unless global warming is held to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels, the global average temperature target governments agreed to in Paris. That is the conclusion of a new study published in the journal Science titled “Climate change: The 2015 Paris Agreement thresholds and Mediterranean basin ecosystems.” According to the analysis, if greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated and global warming reaches 2 degrees Celsius…
The Chlorella Pavilion wooed judges with its emphasis on honoring the symbiotic relationship between animal and plants. Miklosi designed system of tubes to run throughout the interior and exterior of the structure, filled with algae soaking up energy from the sun and “exhaling” oxygen into the space by way of a central fountain. Visitors relaxing in the futuristic oxygen bar will feed the algae by converting oxygen into CO2 with their breath, creating a continuous cycle.
The structure aims to honor the victims of the Hungarian revolution, but also reminds of the turning point in the history of Canadian immigration policy that shaped the country’s open-minded attitude towards immigrants in general. After the 1956 revolution, Canada welcomed 37,565 Hungarian immigrants, including 200 young engineers arriving from the Faculty of Wood Sciences of the University of Sopron who made a significant contribution to the famous Canadian wood industry.
Pumpkin pie might be tried and true, but if you want to make a unique fall treat that will have your friends and family begging for the recipe, check out our scrumptious vegan pumpkin chocolate chip muffin cupcakes! Our resident pâtissier, the incredibly
Tear Gun is a strange-looking pistol that collects tears in a silicon pocket to be placed under the eye, freezes them in a brass bottle to be shoots them like bullets. It is Chen’s final project at the Design Academy of Eindhoven’s Social Design Master, and a way to visualize her personal struggle in a poetic way. She designed the gun after her then tutor Jan Boelen (Z33) pushed her to take a critical approach and confront his opinions, while leaving her Taiwanese…
Mosquitoes are an annoyance to nearly everyone who encounters them, and the little buzzers are responsible for spreading diseases like malaria, yellow fever and, of more recent note, Zika virus. Scientists in Brazil are attempting to fighting back by releasing millions of genetically modified mosquitoes who, ideally, will mate with their wild counterparts and produce offspring with very short lifespans, thus causing disease-carrying family lines to die out within a few generations. Since mosquitoes…
While thermal solar power plants have had a bit of trouble catching on in the US, solar energy company SolarReserve is hoping to change that. The company recently announced that it’s hoping to build a 2,000 megawatt facility in Nevada, called Sandstone. With a planned ten towers and more than 100,000 concentrating mirrors, the plant would be the largest of its type anywhere in the world. It would overshadow SolarReserve’s Crescent Dunes plant, currently the largest of its type in the US with…
Chiharu Shiota, born in Osaka and currently based in Berlin, is well-known for her passion toward wrapping objects and spaces with red or black thread. In case of Gucci, however, her artistic gesture intends to reinterpret the emblematic pattern designed by Alessandro Michele, Gucci’s creative director and responsible for the brand’s global image. Her room, in fact, is a full immersion into the iconic bicolored motif of branches, leaves and flowers that thanks to her technique spreads in every…
The first Trumpkin on our list, and possibly the most terrifying entry, is painted on the face of the pumpkin rather than carved. A tuft of real hair finishes off the eerie image. It was posted on Instagram by user @ktmod with the tasteful caption, “Grab ’em by the pumpkin.”
This next Trumpkin by Instagram user @petermartindk takes a more classic approach, transforming the presidential candidate into a glowing jack-o-lantern. We dig the minimalist approach here.
Alan Ritchie’s reinterpretation of the Glass House follows the design principles of Johnson’s original with its entirely glazed facade that blurs the line between indoors and outdoors. “I think doing it in a prefabricated version is a whole different approach,” said Ritchie. “But we can still maintain the spirit of the original Glass House.” Although this prefabricated version similarly immerses owners in nature, Ritchie had to consider new challenges including how the different modules…
In what is likely the least shocking Donald Trump-related news yet, the Republican presidential nominee’s financial disclosure forms reveal close, mutual ties with the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline. Apparently, Energy Transfer Partners’ CEO has given over $100,000 to the Trump campaign and the presidential hopeful could have up to $1 million invested in the corporate giant.
Details of the financial relationship between Energy Transfers and Trump were disclosed in the…
In celebration of London’s Wool Week, a cozy new AirBNB has popped up in the eastern part of the British capital. Visitors can snuggle into a cozy wool-clad room filled with wool pillows, duvets, mattresses, and even knitted wall art! Click the link below for more pictures of this one of a kind vacation rental.
Kren created “Scanner” specifically for MAMbo in collaboration with the Slovakian Centre for Information on Literature. The installation is the seminal event of a local children’s book fair — some of us may have been raised to treat books like books and only
Visitors to the hotel can also get a different perspective of the city from the observatory located at the tip of the tower. For food and other culinary delights, the Oblaca restaurant is located one floor down. And for added luxury, the hotel will prepare
If you’ve ever used a Jawbone, sat in a Sayl, or fired up a SodaStream, then you’re sure to be familiar with the work of industrial design superstar Yves Behar. He’s also the designer behind pioneering projects for social good like the One Laptop Per Child
If you’re looking for a healthy and hearty dish to warm you up this fall, you’ll love this recipe for roasted butternut squash with sage. Packed with vitamins A and C as well as essential minerals, butternut squash is a powerhouse vegetable that’s adored by both kids and adults for its naturally sweet taste. Click through to learn how to whip up this crowd-pleasing caramelized dish in just a few easy steps.
A creepy new proposal suggests transforming the undercarriage of the Manhattan Bridge into a twinkling graveyard, where human remains decompose in biomass pods and emit lights that mimic the stars above. Dubbed Constellation Park, the project was by as
You know that Halloween is just a few days away, right? Don’t worry: it snuck up on us too, and now we’re scrambling to decorate the house with a suitable number of scary items so we can celebrate in style. If your place is looking a little sparse in the
The most dreaded question in many households is “What’s for dinner?” Fortunately, we have some answers for you. If you need to put dinner on the table quickly and you’re not interested in staying up late washing pots and pans, we’ve rounded up some of a
French biochemist Pierre Calleja has designed a fascinating eco-friendly lamp that could light up streets and parking garages while cutting CO2 emissions. It runs completely free of electricity, powered solely by a tube filled with glowing green algae. The
The architects used white brick for the exterior of the house, as well as elements of the interior, including the fireplace. Natural materials such as cedar timber and hardwood dominate the verandah and extend into the interior. This combination reflects the varied mix of industrial and residential buildings, garages and outbuildings in the neighborhood.
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Angela Liddon, the gorgeous genius who publishes the Oh She Glows vegan recipe and lifestyle blog, has created a healthy Halloween appetizer that’s as fun for adults as it is for kids. The recipe and directions for these spooky apple