Architecture

Old pickle factory converted into beautiful, nearly net-zero energy home

Old pickle factory converted into beautiful, nearly net-zero energy home

The 1880s warehouse was converted into a modern live-work studio for fine arts photographer Jaime Alvarez and girlfriend Leah Shepperd. Bright Common shows off the factory’s industrial character with

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Z Square House evokes Islamic architecture in an Edwardian garden

Z Square House evokes Islamic architecture in an Edwardian garden

Set in the rear garden property of a large Edwardian home, the Z Square house harmonizes with the landscape with its linear design and integration of nature throughout. Inside, the house features an open

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La Casa provides permanent housing for the homeless in Washington DC

La Casa provides permanent housing for the homeless in Washington DC

Architecture firm LEO A DALY teamed up with Studio Twenty Seven Architecture to design this seven-story residential building that helps its tenants transition out of homelessness. La Casa project, located

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How a team of students transformed a group home into a haven through Habilitative Design

How a team of students transformed a group home into a haven through Habilitative Design

Dr. Dak Kopec, Architectural Psychologists and Director of the Boston Architectural College’s (BAC) Master of Design Studies (MDS) in Design for Human Health (DHH) led a team of Graduate students in the

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Toys and collectibles let architecture fans bring their favorite buildings home

Toys and collectibles let architecture fans bring their favorite buildings home

There are big names in the architecture toy game, like LEGO, whose architecture series includes iconic buildings and monuments, including the Brandenburg Gate, the Flatiron Building, and the Sydney Opera

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Get a sneak peek of Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus WTC Transit Hub – opening soon

Get a sneak peek of Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus WTC Transit Hub – opening soon

Platform B at the World Trade Center Port Authority (PATH) Station in New York City opened today and we have a sneak peek at the stunning transit station. Crews scrambled last night painting and cleaning

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HMMD unveils Himalayan Mountain Hut Competition winners

HMMD unveils Himalayan Mountain Hut Competition winners

Homemade Dessert (HMMD) unveiled the winners of its Himalayan Mountain Hut competition—just five days after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake tragically struck Nepal two weeks ago. Mount Everest, a major focus

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Solar-powered safari lodge offers sustainable luxury digs in Botswana

Solar-powered safari lodge offers sustainable luxury digs in Botswana

Elevated on stilts, the sustainable and cocoon-like lodge takes its inspiration from the pangolin, an endangered scaly animal native to the African bush. The architects clad the curvaceous facade with

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Shigeru Ban announces plans to build emergency shelters in Nepal

Shigeru Ban announces plans to build emergency shelters in Nepal

Inhabitat has long admired Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, not only for his commitment to creating beautiful and high-quality disaster relief design, but also for his innovative use of environmentally

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HHD_FUN designs a sprawling green-roofed complex for Chinese horticulture show

HHD_FUN designs a sprawling green-roofed complex for Chinese horticulture show

Beijing-based design firm HHD_FUN created two amazing projects for the the International Horticultural Exposition 2014. The first one -Eartly Pond Service Center- is a green-roofed structure comprising

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Lommel Observation tower is wrapped in over 3.5 kilometers of rope to reflect the surrounding sand dunes

Lommel Observation tower is wrapped in over 3.5 kilometers of rope to reflect the surrounding sand dunes

Dutch design studio Ateliereen Architects designed a thirty-meter-high wooden observation tower inspired by the sand dunes of Lommelse Sahara in the Belgian town of Lommel. The triangular structure is

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Couple spent 20 years building Freedom Cove, their self-sufficient floating oasis

Couple spent 20 years building Freedom Cove, their self-sufficient floating oasis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tIkzvloehc Adams and King have been living in their own self-made floating island since 1992. They are both artists, Adams is a carver and King, a retired ballerina

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Chicago wins Barack Obama Presidential Library bid

Chicago wins Barack Obama Presidential Library bid

The University of Chicago has been selected as the location for the new Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum. The proposal beat Columbia University, the University of Hawaii, and the University of

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Hiroki Tominaga uses 130 shipping pallets to design a fresh office space for $2300

Hiroki Tominaga uses 130 shipping pallets to design a fresh office space for $2300

Thanks to a new wave of designers who find value in recycling materials, office renovations no longer have to cost thousands of dollars. Japan's Hiroki Tominaga Atelier was approached by a video

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300 naked logs surround the Nordic forest history museum in Sweden

300 naked logs surround the Nordic forest history museum in Sweden

Finnish migrants, who were nicknamed the Forest Finns, introduced slash-and-burn agriculture to Sweden in the 1600s. "The Forest Finns lived from burning the forest and using the leftover pieces of land

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Google’s new Mountain View headquarters will be built by robots

Google’s new Mountain View headquarters will be built by robots

A new breed of hybrid robot cranes will help Google expand their headquarters in the heart of Silicon Valley. Architecture Journal recently accessed planning documents Google submitted to the City of

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Interactive Kaleidome activates a public park in Hong Kong

Interactive Kaleidome activates a public park in Hong Kong

The LAAB team designed and manually constructed the Kaleidome, also known as a Voronoi tessellation in mathematics, using digital fabrication techniques. The designers started by generating the form as a

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Google isn’t ‘feeling lucky’ after Mountain View city council chokes HQ plans

Google isn’t ‘feeling lucky’ after Mountain View city council chokes HQ plans

We sort of thought that Google was well on their way to owning the world, but it seems that isn't really the case, especially in Mountain View, California, where plans for a sprawling green headquarters

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INFOGRAPHIC: How we can help reduce the impact of natural disaster

INFOGRAPHIC: How we can help reduce the impact of natural disaster

  Studies show that the number of people displaced by natural disasters has nearly doubled since the 1970s and scientists believe that, ultimately, urbanization is to blame for such displacements.

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This abandoned 300-year-old home was turned into a cafe wrapped in a bamboo frame

This abandoned 300-year-old home was turned into a cafe wrapped in a bamboo frame

The cafe's house was part of a dozen of abandoned homes, where families flew the small town of Kasang-ri Kyung-book to go to the city. The cafe arises after the architects removed and added new walls

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Fully automated parking garage helps reduce vehicle emissions in Turkey

Fully automated parking garage helps reduce vehicle emissions in Turkey

The garage is located in the busiest district of the city where three main boulevards create congestions and produce high levels of air pollution. It has been built completely of steel construction and

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This amazing log cabin in Norway is worthy of a modern day Viking

This amazing log cabin in Norway is worthy of a modern day Viking

The owner wanted to preserve parts of the three existing cabins and incorporate them into a much bigger space made up of two old volumes and a new addition. In order to create a consistent space, the

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Mecanoo and Sasaki’s landmark Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Center is a catalyst for growth in Boston

Mecanoo and Sasaki’s landmark Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Center is a catalyst for growth in Boston

Designed to house 500 employees of the Boston Public Schools, the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Center stitches together three 19th-century buildings—the 1895 Ferdinand Building, the 1888 Curtis Building,

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Perforated brick screens create private space admist busy Bangkok streets

Perforated brick screens create private space admist busy Bangkok streets

Screens of perforated brick shield the residents of Bangkok’s Ngamwongman House, designed by Jun Sekino, from prying eyes of neighbors and passersby. Amidst the densely populated city streets, the brick

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Architect Todd Saunders’ family home cantilevers with a swing set hanging underneath

Architect Todd Saunders’ family home cantilevers with a swing set hanging underneath

Building a home for himself meant that Saunders could tailor the designs to fit the desires and requests of his two children and his wife. The family sought to make the most use of outdoor space, so

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Forested Austrian Milan Expo Pavilion produces oxygen for 1,800 people an hour

Forested Austrian Milan Expo Pavilion produces oxygen for 1,800 people an hour

Klaus K. Loenhart’s Austrian forest impressively provides oxygen for 1,800 people per hour—an amount close to 62.5 kg of fresh oxygen per hour. The lush vegetation uses evapotranspiration to create a

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Foster & Partners wins bid to design an incubator of creative talent for the Dubai Design District

Foster & Partners wins bid to design an incubator of creative talent for the Dubai Design District

Foster & Partners today released design renders for the second phase of the Dubai Design District (d3), their latest in a series of competitive wins in the United Arab Emirates. Inhabitat readers may

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Kengo Kuma’s new community center hides a hilly indoor landscape under its zigzag-roof

Kengo Kuma’s new community center hides a hilly indoor landscape under its zigzag-roof

Kuma's eye-catching community centre is located in a city called Towada, in Japan's Aomori Prefecture.  Topped by spiky, steel, zigzag roof, its clad in vertical strips of Japanese cedar wood and

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Undulating German pavilion brings a “field of ideas” to Milan Expo 2015

Undulating German pavilion brings a “field of ideas” to Milan Expo 2015

The German pavilion, whose form evokes the configuration of the country’s field and meadow landscapes, invites visitors to become active participants in its exhibitions. Design studio Schmidhuber

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