Topped with a sloping green roof, the complex attempts to provide every floor with an immediate access to the roof and address the isolation of living and working practices. The architects sliced
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The building's sustainable features include solar PV panels, wastewater recycling, a green roof and an "EcoWall" with solar tubes that will provide heat during the winter while during the summer the same
Sea levels are rising, floods are prevalent, and cities are at greater risk than ever due to climate change. Now that we've accepted these facts, it's time to design and build more resilient structures.
This past May was the hottest on record ever, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The average surface temperature around the world was almost 1°C above its average last
Levi’s Stadium achieved LEED certification for its practical and sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. Measures include
With a focus on eco art and design, artist Sarah Turner created the lightweight frame for the elephant sculpture out of hula hoops, wood, and plumbing pipes inserted into large recycled water jugs. The
Construction started on the Raval Theatre vertical garden in November of 2013 and it was quickly completed that December. The theater is located in Pedró Square in the Raval District of Barcelona, and
Located in Hei- en Boeico, the Tiny Solar Shed is a necessary update for this historic farm. Previously, a lean-to like shed made of wood and metal was located adjacent to a larger barn. The owners used
Our bodies are comprised of about 60 percent water, and to stay healthy, we need to drink 8-10 glasses of it a day—even more than that in summertime. But how safe is our drinking water? From lead paint
While floating homes have been the norm in the Netherlands for many years, they're just starting to gain in popularity in the UK. Houseboats are increasingly dotting the Thames in London, and waterborne
Back in 1997 Capt. Charles Moore discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch during a sailboat race from Los Angeles to Honolulu. Since then, many have tried to reduce the size of the patch, which is said
Located less than a half-mile off the shores of Normandy, the tiny medieval town of Mont-Saint-Michel marks one of France's most visited and famous landmarks. A Norman Benedictine abbey and monastery rise
The latest Chinese meat scandal is spreading, with reports confirming that Chinese McDonalds, Burger King, KFC and Starbucks outlets all purchased meat products originally sourced from Shanghai Husi Food
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New offshore oil and gas exploration activities are set to start along the U.S. east coast after a three-decade hiatus, but a recent Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) decision means that companies
With water levels rising worldwide, there's a very real risk of floods in any city that has a river at its core. Architect Dr. Margot Krasojević has envisioned a dynamic spillway pavilion that could play
The recently finished museum is a part of the Benesse Art Site program, which gave us the Inujima Art Project as well as several other modern art spaces on the south-eastern Japanese islands. The project
The numbers are in, and in just six months a phenomenal 202,586 people have applied to join the very first Mars colony. Frequently dubbed a "suicide mission," the $4 billion Mars One non-profit venture
Long-revered and much-climbed, Japan’s Mount Fuji looks like it’s ready to blow it’s top after more than 300 years of dormancy. A new study by a team of French and Japanese researchers reveals that
We’ve created a space up on our hill for our families, students, parents, teachers, artisans, and any nature lover in general to engage as environmental activists on sacred heritage land in Palestine.
The entire villa is in fact a historical plantation surrounded by mountains and coconut trees. Once guests have dried off from their refreshing lunch, they can enjoy numerous local activities such as
The new “Human Waste & Earth’s Future” exhibition at Miraikan in Japan lets visitors experience what it's like when their lives are going down the toilet. The creative exhibition invites kids to
Here at Inhabitat, we’ve written about the devastating true costs of fast fashion, but what about the cost of fast food? Recently, Mark Bittman wrote a piece at the New York Times calculating the true
If you’re looking for an abyss to gaze into, a new one just mysteriously appeared at the end of the world. A giant hole in the Earth about 262 feet in diameter was recently discovered in Russia's far
As Californians stare down the maw of the worst drought they've seen in more than a century, Nestlé is quietly extracting undisclosed amounts of H2O in the state for their bottled water operations.
Casa Flotanta is a two bedroom home built on a hillside overlooking the jungle near Puntarenas. Initial designs for the vacation home considered digging into the steep slope and putting up retaining
London's Crossrail Station stands by the waters of Canary Wharf's North Dock, just steps away from the underground station -- also designed by Foster & Partners. Its unique design will feature a
The beautiful Breuer Cabin is filled with natural light coming in from reclaimed steel sash windows taken from at least five different projects. The floors are made from multicolored slate, which doesn't
Namba Parks was conceived when Osaka Stadium closed down, presenting a great redevelopment opportunity for a new commercial district right next to the Namba Train Station, which is just one stop away from
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