Architecture

Unexpected Aurora Skyscraper purifies air and water in Chernobyl

Unexpected Aurora Skyscraper purifies air and water in Chernobyl

The project, entitled "Unexpected Aurora in Chernobyl", incorporates air and water purification systems, as well as solar energy harvesting mechanisms that transform it into a kind of Garden of Eden. It

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INFOGRAPHIC: Why the shipping container revolution became popular

INFOGRAPHIC: Why the shipping container revolution became popular

Cargotecture is one of our favorite topics on Inhabitat and it should be no wonder why—building with shipping containers can be an affordable way to provide high-quality housing. Inside Portable

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Kettal and Patricia Urquiola create Kettal Cottage: a part tiny house, part tent escape

Kettal and Patricia Urquiola create Kettal Cottage: a part tiny house, part tent escape

Spanish architect and designer, Patricia Urquiola, creates unique furniture pieces and her collaboration with furniture manufacturer Kettal has resulted with interesting lines of outdoor furnishings that

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Facebook’s new Frank Gehry-designed LEED-certified headquarters boasts a beautiful artistic interior

Facebook’s new Frank Gehry-designed LEED-certified headquarters boasts a beautiful artistic interior

Elevated on stilts above the parking garage, the long MPK 20 building is topped by a nine-acre landscaped roof that’s invited comparisons to New York’s High Line. The headquarters’ understated

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New Zealand guest house fits luxurious living in a tiny space

New Zealand guest house fits luxurious living in a tiny space

Team Green Architects created a sustainable, simple retreat on a rural property in Dalefield, New Zealand. The 106 square-meter guest house is a modern villa that can sleep eight people in two cleverly

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Bio-Pyramid turns Egypt’s ancient pyramids into a gigantic desertification-fighting skyscraper

Bio-Pyramid turns Egypt’s ancient pyramids into a gigantic desertification-fighting skyscraper

The ‘Bio-Pyramid: Reserving Desertification’ proposal won an honorable mention in the 2015 eVolo Skyscraper Competition and was designed by David Sepulveda, Wagdy Moussa, Ishaan Kumar, Wesley

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Portland architecture students build incredible outdoor stage from 520 recycled pallets

Portland architecture students build incredible outdoor stage from 520 recycled pallets

Calling all indie music fans! Oregon's Pickathon Indie Roots Music Festival is coming to life this August, and we've got your inside look at the awe-inspiring, sustainably crafted stage designs which make

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Thomas Kroeger Architekt transformed this 19th-century barn into a gorgeous holiday home in Germany

Thomas Kroeger Architekt transformed this 19th-century barn into a gorgeous holiday home in Germany

This 19th century Lanhaus-country house- is located in a small village near Berlin. The architects renovated its large double-height hall, removed damaged and rotten structure, leaving the well preserved

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Winners announced for the 2015 eVolo Skyscraper Competition

Winners announced for the 2015 eVolo Skyscraper Competition

    The first place was awarded to BOMP (Ewa Odyjas, Agnieszka Morga, Konrad Basan, and Jakub Pudo) from Poland for their project Essence Skyscraper. The proposal is an urban

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Foster + Partners reveal plans for new metro system in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Foster + Partners reveal plans for new metro system in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Award-winning architecture firm Foster + Partners has been chosen to create a new city-wide public transportation plan for Jeddah—one of the most vibrant city centres in Saudi Arabia. F+P came out

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Spaceship-like ski chalet sheds snow with its sharp crystalline form

Spaceship-like ski chalet sheds snow with its sharp crystalline form

Commissioned by Martin and Sue Hadaway, the eponymous 460-square-meter home is clad in ipe hardwood planks and punctuated by shard-like glazing strips and black steel. The shape of the geometric

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Berlin’s Tchoban Foundation Museum shelters architectural history within an energy-saving, hand-drawn concrete facade

Berlin’s Tchoban Foundation Museum shelters architectural history within an energy-saving, hand-drawn concrete facade

Resolutely modern, the Tchoban Foundation’s Museum for Architectural Drawing springs forth from the end of a row of hundred year old apartment buildings at the entrance to the Industrial monument known

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‘Raven Loft’ is a small, sustainable treehouse home in BC, Canada

‘Raven Loft’ is a small, sustainable treehouse home in BC, Canada

The story of Raven loft started with the idea to live simply, sustainably, and low-cost. Geoff de Ruiter, owner of Raven Loft, bought a half acre forested plot of land for $35,000 through a court ordered

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Czech Republic’s prefab pavilion is built around a swimming pool to keep cool at the 2015 World Expo

Czech Republic’s prefab pavilion is built around a swimming pool to keep cool at the 2015 World Expo

The three-story, prefabricated pavilion features a long rectangular swimming pool with a bar at its entrance. Inside, visitors will have a choice of three restaurants as well as a series of exhibition

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Historic Australian church is transformed into a modern residence

Historic Australian church is transformed into a modern residence

The historic stone chapel was built in 1877 from bluestone. Although the religious effects are long gone, the façade still boasts the original church bell, which rang for the small village that

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Murman Arkitekter’s timber-clad sauna soaks up stunning seaside views in Stockholm

Murman Arkitekter’s timber-clad sauna soaks up stunning seaside views in Stockholm

Murman Arkitekter created this timber-clad sauna for a seaside home on the Stockholm archipelago. The sauna has two wings which gentle fold out toward the Baltic Sea, allowing it to soak up the warmth of

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Konya City Stadium’s faceted astro-turf facade reflects the colors of the city’s football team

Konya City Stadium’s faceted astro-turf facade reflects the colors of the city’s football team

The stadium is covered with artificial turf heated from below, with white-green colors of the local team. High-tech materials were used for the construction of the steel roof and facade, while the

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Elegant timber extension uses angular volumes to maximize natural light

Elegant timber extension uses angular volumes to maximize natural light

The two-level addition extends diagonally from the back of the house. A sloped roof section that connects the original cottage to the timber extension doubles as an angular overhang that protects the home

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Facit Homes’ D-Process creates buildings that snap together like LEGO bricks

Facit Homes’ D-Process creates buildings that snap together like LEGO bricks

Using D-Process, Facit Homes designs each building on a computer in extremely detailed pieces which are then cut on a CNC router. The building components are shaped into LEGO-like cassettes and are

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Grand Cancun eco island cleans up the ocean while generating renewable energy

Grand Cancun eco island cleans up the ocean while generating renewable energy

The entire surface of the offshore platform will be covered in solar panels that will provide energy for both Grand Cancun and the main city's national grid. Vertical wind turbines and underwater tidal

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Daniel Libeskind’s funky metallic apartments will purify the Berlin air

Daniel Libeskind’s funky metallic apartments will purify the Berlin air

Architect Daniel Libeskind just unveiled plans for a modern, metallic apartment complex located in the heart of Berlin. Projected for competition in 2015, the eight-story tall Chausseestrasse 43 building

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Refuge du Goûter: Space-Age Self-Sufficient Alpine Lodge is the Highest Building in France

Refuge du Goûter: Space-Age Self-Sufficient Alpine Lodge is the Highest Building in France

Located on one of the most popular routes used by climbers hoping to scale Mont Blanc, the Refuge du Goûter took five years to plan and three more to build. Dubbed a 'high-altitude hotel,' the project

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A++ Architecture Unveils Plans for Shipping Container Homes in Bodrum, Turkey

A++ Architecture Unveils Plans for Shipping Container Homes in Bodrum, Turkey

A++ Architecture recently unveiled plans to construct a cluster of net zero energy buildings in Bodrum, Turkey. The new development will feature a number of highly efficient, low cost homes made from

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Grandparents Build a Fairytale Treehouse for Lucky Grandchildren

Grandparents Build a Fairytale Treehouse for Lucky Grandchildren

A couple of lucky boys in Dallas have their very own fairytale treehouse that was built for them by their grandparents. Steve and Jeri Wakefield hired James Curvan to design the multi-level treehouse,

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Nation’s largest shipping container restaurant was installed in just 3 days

Nation’s largest shipping container restaurant was installed in just 3 days

Located on a former brownfield along the French Broad River, the Smoky Park Supper Club is a shining example of adaptive reuse and brownfield reclamation. Logan, owner of the downtown Asheville restaurant

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Morphosis plans ultra-thin reflective skyscraper for Swiss resort valley

Morphosis plans ultra-thin reflective skyscraper for Swiss resort valley

The '7132 Tower' is intended to be an impressive and eye-catching feature in itself, but the architects also worked to make sure the building cooperates with its beautiful natural environment. To that

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Star Wars Tatooine villages in Tunisia have been taken over by ISIS

Star Wars Tatooine villages in Tunisia have been taken over by ISIS

The infamous Tunisian Star Wars sets, that represent Luke Skywalker's desert planet of Tatooine, have had it rough in the past. If it's not Imperial Stormtroopers, then the sets are being threatened by

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James Whitaker designs funky light-filled office space out of shipping containers

James Whitaker designs funky light-filled office space out of shipping containers

An advertising agency commissioned Whitaker to develop the Hechingen Studio design as a low-cost cargotecture workspace near the rural German town of Hechingen. Although the project was never

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Azerbaijan’s 2015 Expo Pavilion Keeps a Small Energy Footprint Inside a Slatted Timber Shell

Azerbaijan’s 2015 Expo Pavilion Keeps a Small Energy Footprint Inside a Slatted Timber Shell

The designers created a modular system within the Azerbaijan pavilion so that various levels can be reconfigured to accommodate a variety of different uses. Each floor is connected via an escalator and

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SoNo Arhitekti unveils prismatic Slovenia Pavilion for the 2015 World Expo

SoNo Arhitekti unveils prismatic Slovenia Pavilion for the 2015 World Expo

SoNo Arhiteki won the bid to design the Slovenian Pavilion for the 2015 Milan Expo. Inspired by the expo's theme "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life," SoNo Arhiteki based their sawtooth pavilion off the

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