Architecture

ENOTA’s Velenje car park is a brilliant alternative to parking lot sprawl

ENOTA’s Velenje car park is a brilliant alternative to parking lot sprawl

The city of Velenje in Slovenia was designed as a garden city, so as increased car use put pressure on the city to increase parking spaces, sprawling parking lots began taking over the lush landscape. So

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Basic House is a Golden Self-Inflating Home That Fits in Your Pocket!

Basic House is a Golden Self-Inflating Home That Fits in Your Pocket!

Made of metallic polyester, the basic house is like a tiny, self-inflating prefab home. As soon as it interacts with either body temperature or heat from the sun, the inflatable shelter transforms from a

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Hivernacle: Barcelona’s luscious hidden garden center is a renovated wonderland

Hivernacle: Barcelona’s luscious hidden garden center is a renovated wonderland

Hivernacle is one of Barcelona’s hidden gems. It is a garden center like no other, located in a restored historic building that dates back to 1884, when architect Josep Amargós designed the building

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Kouichi Kimura’s Cozy House is a secluded space in a busy Japan neighborhood

Kouichi Kimura’s Cozy House is a secluded space in a busy Japan neighborhood

How do you design a house that provides high levels of privacy in a densely populated neighborhood like the one in Japan's Shiga prefecture? Local firm FORM, led by architect Kouichi Kimura, created a

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This cave-like studio is an inspiring retreat for its resident writer

This cave-like studio is an inspiring retreat for its resident writer

At just over 300 square feet, this secluded writer’s retreat is a modern cave-inspired getaway built to foster creativity. The retreat, located in Itaipava, Petrópolis, Brazil, was created by

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Tower of Refuge is a self-operating Noah’s Ark that fights extinction

Tower of Refuge is a self-operating Noah’s Ark that fights extinction

We are witnessing a dramatic increase in global deforestation, extinction of species and global sea level rise. In order to slow this trend down, Chen proposes to build structures which would serve as

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Crowdfunding is under way to build a wildlife sanctuary castle in England

Crowdfunding is under way to build a wildlife sanctuary castle in England

  Plans to build a new castle in England are underway, but this isn't a stereotypical building full of royal folks in startling hats; it's going to be a wildlife sanctuary and permaculture

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Massive Energy-Independent ‘Tree of Life’ Pavilion Unveiled for the World Expo 2015 in Milan

Massive Energy-Independent ‘Tree of Life’ Pavilion Unveiled for the World Expo 2015 in Milan

Nemesi & Partners Srl, Proger SpA and BMS Progetti Srl just won an international competition to design the Padiglione Italia pavilion for the World Expo 2015 in Milan. The Italian team's "Tree of

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510 Cabin is a beautiful creation by architecture students from around the world

510 Cabin is a beautiful creation by architecture students from around the world

When one client needed a flexible vacation spot on a budget that could sleep up to ten people, architects Hunter Leggitt Studio (HLS) created the 510 Cabin in the high desert near Lake Isabella in

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Community-designed eco-lodge saves wildlife in Cambodia

Community-designed eco-lodge saves wildlife in Cambodia

Saving wildlife through building community led eco-lodges in Cambodia: Building Trust international are pleased to announce a new sustainable design prototype for an eco-lodge that will assist local

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Paul Lukez Architecture to build a small, energy plus home outside Boston

Paul Lukez Architecture to build a small, energy plus home outside Boston

Paul Lukez Architecture (PLA) is planning to build a small, energy efficient home located in suburban Boston, designed for a schoolteacher who wanted to stay in the area despite the ever-rising housing

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Architect Sarosh Mulla leads 88 volunteers to construct Longbush Ecosanctuary’s minimalist timber shelter

Architect Sarosh Mulla leads 88 volunteers to construct Longbush Ecosanctuary’s minimalist timber shelter

Architect Sarosh Mulla recently designed and built the Longbush Ecosanctuary Welcome Shelter with the help of 88 volunteers—the largest and most diverse group of volunteers to ever build a piece of

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Cellular Re-Generator Skyscraper grows like a living organism

Cellular Re-Generator Skyscraper grows like a living organism

The project addresses the issues of over-population and unsustainable construction techniques used across the globe. These problems are most acutely sensed in China, where urban sprawl and rapid change of

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EXPO 2015 ENEL Pavilion is a virtual LED forest that visualizes the smart energy grid

EXPO 2015 ENEL Pavilion is a virtual LED forest that visualizes the smart energy grid

The pavilion will be located on a 900-square-meter site overlooking the Decumano, the main east-west road. The most eye-catching component of the pavilion design is the LED virtual “forest” made up of

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Hand Over is raising funds to provide sustainable housing in Cairo’s slums

Hand Over is raising funds to provide sustainable housing in Cairo’s slums

An astonishing 47% of Egypt's slums are in Cairo's, whose 6 million inhabitants are living in a chronically underdeveloped environment. A group of dedicated Engineering students are working to create a

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Solar-powered House Lindau blends in with its lakeside surroundings in Germany

Solar-powered House Lindau blends in with its lakeside surroundings in Germany

Lindau is located on the eastern side of Lake Constance, which sits in between southern Germany and Austria. This lakeside home is 190 sq m (2,045 sq ft) and has two bedrooms, two and a half baths, and an

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Israel installs the largest solar field of any parliament in the world

Israel installs the largest solar field of any parliament in the world

Geographically small Israel is making a big statement about the importance of solar energy in the sun-blessed Middle Eastern nation. On Sunday, legislators and environmentalists gathered at the Knesset,

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Limestone Skyscrapers salvage mining sites with beautiful design

Limestone Skyscrapers salvage mining sites with beautiful design

The presence and dissolution of limestone carves beautiful and scenic landscapes into the earth and creates formations called Karsk Topography, commonly known as Limestone Hills. These megalithic

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World’s Tiniest Tiny Home Constructed in Tucson, AZ

World’s Tiniest Tiny Home Constructed in Tucson, AZ

Tiny homes are becoming more and more popular, and new design ideas seem to pop up every other day. We've seen some pretty impressive micro dwellings from all over the world, but this miniature

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The Grama Eco Vehicle Comes With A Green Roof!

The Grama Eco Vehicle Comes With A Green Roof!

Innovation sometimes strikes from the least likely places, and this concept is proof of this statement. The Grama, by Portuguese luxury car company Tolos, is a hydrogen-powered vehicle that compliments

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People-Powered Skyscraper to Claim New “World’s Tallest” Crown in Dubai

People-Powered Skyscraper to Claim New “World’s Tallest” Crown in Dubai

It's been just three months since the Burj Khalifa took the title of "world's tallest building", and already the shifting sands of Dubai have spawned a successor! A paragon of modern architecture, the

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Chinese Developer Attempts to Copy Colonial Williamsburg, VA, Replicates Hipster Williamsburg, Brooklyn Instead

Chinese Developer Attempts to Copy Colonial Williamsburg, VA, Replicates Hipster Williamsburg, Brooklyn Instead

China's copycat architecture trend has been well documented - so far the nation has built full-scale replicas of the Eiffel Tower, the canals of Venice, and even an entire Austrian village. However when

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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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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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Wolfgang Buttress-Led Team Wins Bid to Design 2015 UK Milan Expo Pavilion

Wolfgang Buttress-Led Team Wins Bid to Design 2015 UK Milan Expo Pavilion

A team led by artist Wolfgang Buttress just scooped the winning bid to design a beehive-like structure for the UK pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo. Titled BE, the "pulsating virtual hive" was designed to

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France’s oldest tree, alive since Louis IX, hides treehouse chapels within its trunk

France’s oldest tree, alive since Louis IX, hides treehouse chapels within its trunk

The Oak chapels are not your average tree houses - it's not known exactly when they were built, but they are estimated to be between 800 and 1200 years old! In the late 1600s the tree survived a

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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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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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