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Rever & Drage’s Sweet Wooden Sheds Morph from Storage to Cozy Camping Shelters

Rever & Drage’s Sweet Wooden Sheds Morph from Storage to Cozy Camping Shelters

Set on a wooden platform, the cabins are perched at the top of a hill in a forested area overlooking a picturesque fjord near the family’s summer home. The group of three structures surround an elevated

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Recycled Plastic Nevhouses Provide Cheap Housing and Divert Waste from Landfills

Recycled Plastic Nevhouses Provide Cheap Housing and Divert Waste from Landfills

Singapore-based Nevhouse builds efficient prefab houses out of recycled plastic waste. The low-cost homes require minimal maintenance, they are fire and earthquake resistant, and they could provide

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BIG, OMA, and Buro Ole Scheeren Selected as Finalists in Axel Springer Competition in Berlin

BIG, OMA, and Buro Ole Scheeren Selected as Finalists in Axel Springer Competition in Berlin

Described by the firm as a “three dimensional neighborhood,” Bjarke Ingels Group's design focuses on collaboration and exchange. Enclosed by office spaces with transparent facades on all four sides,

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The Morpholio Project Releases the Trace 2.0 App for Digital Creative Collaboration

The Morpholio Project Releases the Trace 2.0 App for Digital Creative Collaboration

Digital tools work best when they allow for ease of use, collaboration, and creativity. The Morpholio Project recently announced the release of Trace 2.0, an update to their original concept released in

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IKEA’s Solar-Powered Flat Pack Shelters Approved for Syrian Refugee Housing

IKEA’s Solar-Powered Flat Pack Shelters Approved for Syrian Refugee Housing

Earlier this year, Scandinavian flat pack furniture masters IKEA unveiled an easily deployable solar-powered shelter that can provide sturdy, safe housing in an emergency. Designed in collaboration with

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Birdbnb: 50 Adorable Birdhouses Modeled After Airbnb’s Most Popular Rental Properties

Birdbnb: 50 Adorable Birdhouses Modeled After Airbnb’s Most Popular Rental Properties

The campaign, created by Airbnb's agency of record, Pereira & O'Dell in San Francisco, takes a creative spin on travel. Instead of promoting the site's unique rental properties in a traditional way,

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COBE and Transform Architects Open Jagged, Aluminum-Clad Maritime Museum in Norway

COBE and Transform Architects Open Jagged, Aluminum-Clad Maritime Museum in Norway

Certainly more contemporary than its surroundings, the new 2,000 square meter maritime museum curiously manages to both contrast and merge with the industrial landscape that surrounds it. While the

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Brilliant SunBeamer Skylight Reflects Daylight Exactly Where You Want It

Brilliant SunBeamer Skylight Reflects Daylight Exactly Where You Want It

The new SunBeamer skylight is a clever and surprisingly simple daylighting solution that directs sunlight exactly where you need it most. Developed by SunCentral, the sun-tracking circular skylight uses

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Camera Buildings’ Tiny Prefab Studio Features a Slatted Skin for Perfectly Filtered Interior Daylighting

Camera Buildings’ Tiny Prefab Studio Features a Slatted Skin for Perfectly Filtered Interior Daylighting

This micro prefab space by tiny house company Camera Buildings is designed to be the perfect ready-to-use accessory space. Made in Vancouver, Canada, the Filter Studio can be shipped and craned into

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PHOTOS: Daring Shipping Container House Boasts a Dramatically Sliced Profile

PHOTOS: Daring Shipping Container House Boasts a Dramatically Sliced Profile

http://inhabitat.com/nyc/photos-unusual-wedge-shaped-shipping-container-townhouse-rises-in-brooklyn/m-shipping-container-lead/?extend=1 With shipping container homes becoming more and more common, it

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CHOCO ARCHITECTURE: Dutch Building Facades Recreated in Delicious Chocolate Bars

CHOCO ARCHITECTURE: Dutch Building Facades Recreated in Delicious Chocolate Bars

The Dutch Embassy in Finland aksed Helsinki-based architect Willem Heeffer to give them a creative workshop. Hosted by the Kulttuurisauna, an independent institution of architecture and urbanism, Heeffer

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Lush Curvaceous Green Wall Grows in iArc Architects’ New Seoul City Hall

Lush Curvaceous Green Wall Grows in iArc Architects’ New Seoul City Hall

iArc Architects designed Seoul's new city hall as the bridge between the city's history and sustainability-minded future. Connected to the old city hall by an elevated bridge, the new government building

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Vertical Cemetery Could Provide Norway With More Space to Bury the Dead

Vertical Cemetery Could Provide Norway With More Space to Bury the Dead

As time goes on, graveyard space is becoming more limited - and Norwegian designer Martin McSherry just proposed plans for a skyscraper cemetery to house the dead. The Royal Danish School of Architecture

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Futuristic ‘Forts of Fanaticism’ Cater to Obsessive Gardeners, Fishermen, Sport Buffs, Car Lovers and Computer Geeks

Futuristic ‘Forts of Fanaticism’ Cater to Obsessive Gardeners, Fishermen, Sport Buffs, Car Lovers and Computer Geeks

“Forum Floresco,” a colorful fortress located on the north side of the site, was designed for those who enjoy gardening. The circular building comprises 60 row houses, each roughly 200 square meters

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Wonderful Eco Homes for the Indigenous Mapuche People Pop Up in Chile

Wonderful Eco Homes for the Indigenous Mapuche People Pop Up in Chile

Located in Huechuraba, Santiago, the 25 built Ruca homes are part of a grand social housing complex. Made from bricks, concrete and local pine, the houses' natural facades were built from horizontal

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Mikou Studio Unveils Daylit Zero Energy Docks School Near Paris

Mikou Studio Unveils Daylit Zero Energy Docks School Near Paris

The Docks school is located in the middle of an urban complex-a strategically chosen site that optimizes the configuration of the surroundings in order to facilitate energy efficiency and the building's

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Víctor Enrich Twists and Turns an Ordinary Munich Building in 88 Different Ways

Víctor Enrich Twists and Turns an Ordinary Munich Building in 88 Different Ways

The project was Enrich’s way of expressing the feeling that architectural "form" captures too much of our attention, which is why the series tries to take "form" to its illogical extremes. In an email

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INFOGRAPHIC: Homes of Classic Literature

INFOGRAPHIC: Homes of Classic Literature

Do you sometimes dream of building your own Hobbit house? How about a mansion modeled after the Secret Garden? NeoMam Studios recently produced a new infographic for Terrys Fabrics that provides detailed

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JG Domestic Americana Restaurant Serves Up a Living Wall of Herbs in Philadelphia

JG Domestic Americana Restaurant Serves Up a Living Wall of Herbs in Philadelphia

JG Domestic is one of Chef Jose Garces' eight restaurants in Philadelphia and Chicago. Located in an atrium in the Cira Center next to the 30th street train station, the restaurant provides a warm and

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School of Tyres is a Temporary Handbuilt School in the West Bank

School of Tyres is a Temporary Handbuilt School in the West Bank

Built for the Vento di Terra o.n.g. and the Jerusalem Beduin Cooperative Commitee, the School of Tyres is a practical solution to provide an education for the children of the Al Khan Al Ahmar Bedouin

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Resilient Design: Is Resilience the New Sustainability?

Resilient Design: Is Resilience the New Sustainability?

Ever since Hurricane Sandy wrought havoc on the East Coast, ‘resilient design’ has been a hot topic of conversation — and not just amongst architects and designers, but politicians, engineers and

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Retired Art Teacher Builds Enchanting Cob House for Just $250!

Retired Art Teacher Builds Enchanting Cob House for Just $250!

Buck initially designed the home on the back of an envelope, and then spent over two years collecting local materials that he foraged or salvaged himself. The floorboards were from a neighbor's derelict

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Crazy Corrugated Paper Cabin Changes Color Like a Chameleon!

Crazy Corrugated Paper Cabin Changes Color Like a Chameleon!

The collaboration is part of a promotional campaign for local printing firm Göteborgstryckeriet. Lind designed the three-meter house "in the style of a Swedish friggebod, a small cottage-like building

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Ateliereen Architecten Unveils Colorful Prefab Adventure Tower in the Netherlands

Ateliereen Architecten Unveils Colorful Prefab Adventure Tower in the Netherlands

Holland Evenementen Groep commissioned Ateliereen Architecten to design the tower on the company's grounds located in the central area of the Netherlands. The tower is made from prefab concrete

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World’s Tallest Modular Tower Gets First Mods Hoisted into Place

World’s Tallest Modular Tower Gets First Mods Hoisted into Place

B2, the tower that is expected to be the world's tallest modular building once it's complete, received its very first mods yesterday. The mods were hoisted atop the structure at the Atlantic Yards

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Rob Sweere’s Sledge-Project is a Tiny Mobile Shelter on Skis

Rob Sweere’s Sledge-Project is a Tiny Mobile Shelter on Skis

The Sledge-Project was designed to shelter people in different locations within the town of Uummanatsiaq in northwestern Greenland. Because the pristine white pod is set on traditionally built sleds, the

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Wooden ‘Pavilion for One Summer’ in Austria is Modeled After Sea Urchin Skeletons

Wooden ‘Pavilion for One Summer’ in Austria is Modeled After Sea Urchin Skeletons

The organic shape of the pavilion resembles the structure of a sea urchin, whose superior anatomy and structure have inspired the creation of numerous parametric designs over the years. In the case of

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SADAR + VUGA’s Bone White Air Traffic Control Center Mirrors the Ljubljana Mountains

SADAR + VUGA’s Bone White Air Traffic Control Center Mirrors the Ljubljana Mountains

Though SADAR + VUGA first designed the project in 2006, construction was prolonged due to complex safety and security requirements. Located at the middle of the site for safety reasons, the Air Traffic

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Luminous Saltygloo Pavilion 3D-Printed From Sea Salt!

Luminous Saltygloo Pavilion 3D-Printed From Sea Salt!

Created by Emerging Objects founders, Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, the Saltygloo is an artistic experiment in using 3D printing technology and additive manufacturing techniques to turn local

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Iridescent Dragon-Like Scales Wrap Around Avant Garde Office Campus in Paris

Iridescent Dragon-Like Scales Wrap Around Avant Garde Office Campus in Paris

Commissioned by the real estate company Société Foncière Lyonnaise, architecture firm DTACC and Agence Jouin Manku sought to bring a fresh and modern upgrade that complemented the existing historic

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