Architecture

Madeover Maine Bus is a Groovy Guest Home on Wheels

Madeover Maine Bus is a Groovy Guest Home on Wheels

Complementing the micro home movement, bus renovations allow people to not only minimalize their lifestyle, but enjoy the benefits of traveling while doing so. The Maine Bus renovation was built for a

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Federico Babina Reinterprets Iconic Artworks into Architectural Forms

Federico Babina Reinterprets Iconic Artworks into Architectural Forms

Babina has charmed us before with other illustrative architectural series including Archicine, a set of iconic buildings in film and Archibet, an illustrated alphabet of architecture. His latest Archist

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Stunning Chinese Pavilion for Milan Expo 2015 Resembles Billowing Wheat Fields

Stunning Chinese Pavilion for Milan Expo 2015 Resembles Billowing Wheat Fields

Entitled ‘The Land of Hope,’ the project integrates Chinese traditional architecture with modern technologies. Its floating roof was designed as a timber structure that references the Chinese

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Steven Holl Architects’ Completed Glasgow School of Art Extension Meets Mixed Reviews

Steven Holl Architects’ Completed Glasgow School of Art Extension Meets Mixed Reviews

Designed in collaboration with JM Architects, the Reid Building aims to forge "a symbiotic relation with Mackintosh in which each structure heightens the integral qualities of the other." In contrast to

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Crazy Banyan Treehouse Cafe Takes Root in Japan

Crazy Banyan Treehouse Cafe Takes Root in Japan

Overlooking the ocean, the Naha Harbor Diner claims to offer "farm-fresh vegetables, juicy chickens and pork" and "native salts." And as we all know, native and local foods cut down on shipping and

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Barkow Leibinger Wins Bid to Design Berlin’s Tallest High-Rise

Barkow Leibinger Wins Bid to Design Berlin’s Tallest High-Rise

Located in the heart of Berlin, the Estrel Hotel hosts the largest combined convention, entertainment, and hotel complex in Europe. To prepare for the 2016 opening of Berlin’s newest airport, developers

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Urban-Think Tank’s Empower Shack Could Reshape the Face of Slums Across South Africa

Urban-Think Tank’s Empower Shack Could Reshape the Face of Slums Across South Africa

Design collective Urban-Think Tank recently released plans for housing that could help improve the infrastructure and general living conditions for residents of South Africa's informal settlements.

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‘Hyper Density Hyper Landscape’ is a Vibrant Green-Grid Master Plan for Dallas, Texas

‘Hyper Density Hyper Landscape’ is a Vibrant Green-Grid Master Plan for Dallas, Texas

The proposal aims to rejuvenate the area between Dallas’ downtown and the planned Trinity River Corridor Park. It was conceived as a way of connecting the collection of independent infrastructure and

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Leapfrog Project: Living Art Installations Could Bring Light and Hope to Typhoon-Ravaged Philipines Town

Leapfrog Project: Living Art Installations Could Bring Light and Hope to Typhoon-Ravaged Philipines Town

The Leapfrog Project is an initiative to rebuild the city of Tacloban, Philipines, which was destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. Initiated by Atelier Lira Luis, the project seeks to set up ten

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Interview: Adrian McCarroll on Building Villa Amanzi in an Open Tropical Environment

Interview: Adrian McCarroll on Building Villa Amanzi in an Open Tropical Environment

Inhabitat: How would you characterize the kind of architecture you create? Is there a unifying theme behind all your projects? Our principle driving force is to create places and spaces where people

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Melbourne Zoo’s Lemur Exhibit Features Nestled Pods Made From Recycled Timber

Melbourne Zoo’s Lemur Exhibit Features Nestled Pods Made From Recycled Timber

The project was built in collaboration between the Melbourne Zoo, Urban Initiatives as landscape architects and Arterial Design as interpretive designers. The exiting rainforest trail was complemented

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BIG Updates Plans for the Kimball Art Center Renovation in Park City, Utah

BIG Updates Plans for the Kimball Art Center Renovation in Park City, Utah

The Kimball Art Center has been a fixture on Main Street in Park City since 1976 and has long provided space for art exhibitions, education and events, especially the Sundance Film Festival held every

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Thomas Heatherwick’s V&A Waterfront Gallery in Cape Town Will be Carved From an Old Grain Silo

Thomas Heatherwick’s V&A Waterfront Gallery in Cape Town Will be Carved From an Old Grain Silo

42 vertical concrete tubes and a distinct lack of open space might not sound like ideal conditions for an exhibition of modern African art, but for Thomas Heatherwick it's just another puzzle to solve.

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Water Architect Koen Olthuis on Floating Buildings & Hydro-Cities

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Water Architect Koen Olthuis on Floating Buildings & Hydro-Cities

Architect Koen Olthuis of Waterstudio.nl has been fascinating the Inhabitat editors for years with his innovative floating buildings and aqua-tecture. Far from being confined by convention -- or by the

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Morphosis’ Spectacular Emerson College Campus Set to Open in Hollywood

Morphosis’ Spectacular Emerson College Campus Set to Open in Hollywood

Situated on Sunset Boulevard, the new satellite campus will play host to Emerson College's annual semester-long internship program in Los Angeles. Built over two years for $85 million, this 10-story

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Dutch Students Design Revolutionary Solar Power ‘Skins’ for Historic Homes in the Netherlands

Dutch Students Design Revolutionary Solar Power ‘Skins’ for Historic Homes in the Netherlands

According to Delft University, approximately 60 percent of Dutch citizens live in row houses and 25 percent of those homes are from the post war period. Although beloved by the city's population, these

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Melbourne’s (f)route Trail Gets a Series of Pop-up Dwellings Designed by Jon Liow & Samson Tiew

Melbourne’s (f)route Trail Gets a Series of Pop-up Dwellings Designed by Jon Liow & Samson Tiew

(f)route is a travel bureau that organizes tours based around local fruit, art, and community. Based in Melbourne, Australia, the company aims to provide tourists with an experience that is centered

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Self-Sufficient Sub-Biosphere 2 Can House 100 People Under the Sea

Self-Sufficient Sub-Biosphere 2 Can House 100 People Under the Sea

Living under the ocean’s waves may seem like a fantastical concept, but Pauley has designed Sub-Biosphere 2 as a realistic housing option for the near future. The network is made up of a Central Support

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Studio Levitate’s New Oak Walkway Restores Access to 16th Century Sandsfoot Castle

Studio Levitate’s New Oak Walkway Restores Access to 16th Century Sandsfoot Castle

Studio Levitate designed a lightweight walkway made from oak for a ruined 16th century castle in the UK. Due to coastal erosion, the Sandsfoot Castle in Dorset was designated as unsafe for visitors and

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Notice Anything Wrong with These NYC Townhouses?

Notice Anything Wrong with These NYC Townhouses?

Notice anything strange about these doors? They seem pretty difficult to enter or exit through, right? But that's okay because the "townhouses" they're attached to actually aren't what they seem at all.

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Benoy Architects Top Taiwan High Speed Rail’s Hsin Chu Station Mall with a Lush Green Roof

Benoy Architects Top Taiwan High Speed Rail’s Hsin Chu Station Mall with a Lush Green Roof

Benoy Architects masterminded a green architectural design for Taiwan High Speed Rail's (THSR) Hsin Chu Station Mall. The low density green-roofed retail project combines the futuristic look of high speed

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LAN Wins Award to Revamp the Extraordinary Grand Palais Exhibition Center in Paris

LAN Wins Award to Revamp the Extraordinary Grand Palais Exhibition Center in Paris

The Grand Palais is a famous historic site in Paris that holds a number of worthwhile attractions, including an exhibition hall and science museum. Inspired by London's Crystal Palace, the grand hall is

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INCLUDED Creates Shipping Container Community Cubes for Migrant Worker Slums in Shanghai

INCLUDED Creates Shipping Container Community Cubes for Migrant Worker Slums in Shanghai

One configuration sees four repurposed shipping containers combined to create a large classroom complete with three nook areas that can accommodate a small library, quiet play space, and a computer area.

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PHOTOS: World Trade Center Transportation Hub Gets a Shiny New PATH Platform

PHOTOS: World Trade Center Transportation Hub Gets a Shiny New PATH Platform

NY and NJ commuters welcomed an elegant new PATH train platform last week - the first one of its kind to open at the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in downtown Manhattan. Called Platform A, the

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Le Atelier Builds Low Budget Tiny Family Home in Leafy Moscow Area

Le Atelier Builds Low Budget Tiny Family Home in Leafy Moscow Area

The Low Budget Home is located on a tight but high value plot belonging to the customer’s parents. Mainly made from wood, its shape is clean, features a sloped roof and the bright orange door stands out

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INTERVIEW: LIKEArchitects on the Challenges and Rewards of Sustainable “Performance Architecture”

INTERVIEW: LIKEArchitects on the Challenges and Rewards of Sustainable “Performance Architecture”

Inhabitat: What kind of architecture do you create? LIKEArchitects: We try to build projects in which humor, subjectivity, emotion and surprise ally with the desirable functionality of any architectural

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WSD Architecture’s Tiny Writer’s Studio is a Glowing Fairy-tale Haven in London

WSD Architecture’s Tiny Writer’s Studio is a Glowing Fairy-tale Haven in London

Built at the end of the client's garden, this cedar-clad writer's retreat is a quiet sanctuary that preserves views to the yard and maximizes natural light through skylights and frameless glazing. The

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Solar-Powered Floating Island is an Off-Shore Green Retreat

Solar-Powered Floating Island is an Off-Shore Green Retreat

OK, we've seen concepts like this for years now - round floating retreats complete with a transparent room in the belly to see all the fish swim by. The idea is certainly appealing considering the fact

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Blu Homes Unveils a Balance Prefab for Frank Lloyd Wright’s Grandson Near Taliesin

Blu Homes Unveils a Balance Prefab for Frank Lloyd Wright’s Grandson Near Taliesin

Tim Wright, who is the grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright as well as a documentary filmmaker, writer, and teacher, often spent his summers at Taliesin as a boy. Now he and his wife Karen, who is a board

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Juan Carlos Ramos Unveils Amazing Pyramid House Worthy of a Pharaoh

Juan Carlos Ramos Unveils Amazing Pyramid House Worthy of a Pharaoh

The Pyramid House features glass walls that offer exceptional views of the surrounding landscape and allow natural light to penetrate its deepest corners. The openings vary from narrow slits to large

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