Architecture

House in Madesimo’s Contemporary Timber and Zinc Guest Home Blends in With the Italian Alps

House in Madesimo’s Contemporary Timber and Zinc Guest Home Blends in With the Italian Alps

House in Madesimo's two-bedroom guesthouse extension was built with precast concrete panels clad in vertical strips of heat-treated larch. The variation of color and length in the untreated larch panels

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London’s Gherkin in a Financial Pickle, Goes Up for Sale

London’s Gherkin in a Financial Pickle, Goes Up for Sale

One of London's most recognizable modern landmarks, The Gherkin, is in a pickle of a financial situation. The modern masterpiece designed by Norman Foster fell short of finding viable tenants who could

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The Roof of this Tiny Mobile Retreat Opens So You Can Pluck Apples From the Sky

The Roof of this Tiny Mobile Retreat Opens So You Can Pluck Apples From the Sky

The Soul Box was inspired by the dream of Arcadia, an imaginary idyllic paradise where inhabitants could live unsophisticated yet happy lives immersed in nature. This split-level shelter was prefabricated

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Bizarre Buru Buru Amphitheater Built With Straw Noodles Sprouts Mushrooms!

Bizarre Buru Buru Amphitheater Built With Straw Noodles Sprouts Mushrooms!

Buru Buru is one of Bittertang’s most spatial designs but it continues the thread of using alternative materials and building multi-functional performance spaces. (For example, their Burble Bup

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Raum’s Transforming House in France Boasts Bedrooms That Can Be Wheeled Outside

Raum’s Transforming House in France Boasts Bedrooms That Can Be Wheeled Outside

Thomas Durant of the studio Raum designed this transforming house for a family with small children looking to build a home in Brittany, in north-western France. The house features bedrooms that can be

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Waste House: UK’s First Permanent Carbon Negative Building Made From Trash

Waste House: UK’s First Permanent Carbon Negative Building Made From Trash

Located on the University of Brighton's campus, the Waste House was designed by BBM Director Duncan Baker-Brown in collaboration with undergraduate Brighton students. The contemporary home is made from

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Meet the Tiny House Family Who Built an Amazing Mini Home for Just $12,000

Meet the Tiny House Family Who Built an Amazing Mini Home for Just $12,000

The Tiny House Family recently went on Anderson Cooper. As you can see, the actual-size outline of their home in black is even smaller than the show's stage! INHABITAT: Can you tell us a little bit about

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Stunning Translucent Modular Home in Venice For Sale For $5 Million

Stunning Translucent Modular Home in Venice For Sale For $5 Million

Mark Baez's MCube is an amazing custom-built modular house in Venice that can be endlessly reconfigured - and it just hit the market for a cool $5,950,000. The home is made from 10-foot cubic modules that

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DIY Bio-tecture: Build Your Own Backyard Living Willow Dome

DIY Bio-tecture: Build Your Own Backyard Living Willow Dome

The supple branches of willow trees are a prime material to start with. We’ve all seen baskets woven from willow branches, but it’s possible to weave the branches while they're still alive to create

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Postman Builds Incredible Palace from Thousands of Pebbles in Southeast France

Postman Builds Incredible Palace from Thousands of Pebbles in Southeast France

Of the fateful meeting with his muse Cheval wrote in his journal: "My foot had stumbled against a stone which almost made me fall: I wanted to know what it was. It was a stumbling block of such an unusual

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Zootopia: BIG Unveils Bold Plan to Build the World’s Most Animal-Friendly Zoo

Zootopia: BIG Unveils Bold Plan to Build the World’s Most Animal-Friendly Zoo

Zoos sometimes get a bad rap, but they are still wildly popular and a fascinating way to get up close to animals you would never see otherwise. Enter Zootopia - a kindler, gentler, more human zoo that

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SURE Architecture Presents Endless City, a Vertical Ecosystem You Can Walk On

SURE Architecture Presents Endless City, a Vertical Ecosystem You Can Walk On

The skyscraper designed for London comprises six structural steel tubes that support two ramps and enclose different elements of the vertical flux-people, energy, waste, water and prefab modular steel

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Foster + Partners Reveal First Images of San Francisco’s Transbay First and Mission Towers

Foster + Partners Reveal First Images of San Francisco’s Transbay First and Mission Towers

Foster + Partners just unveiled the first images of the pair of skyscrapers they've designed for San Francisco's Transbay Terminal area. The two towers were designed in partnership with local firm Heller

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Städel Museum Renovated with a Gorgeous Green Roof Dotted With Skylights

Städel Museum Renovated with a Gorgeous Green Roof Dotted With Skylights

The Städel Museum reopened to the public last weekend after 3 years of renovations and expansions by local Frankfurt firm, Schneider Schumacher. The renovation included an extension placed along the

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Salvaged Beauty’s On the Menu at San Fran’s New Kusakabe Sushi Bar

Salvaged Beauty’s On the Menu at San Fran’s New Kusakabe Sushi Bar

Kusakabe is a new kaiseki-style sushi bar that has elevated sustainable building to a new level of elegance. Designed and constructed by ArcHive designbuild, located in San Francisco’s historic Jackson

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India’s Amazing Tree Bridges Are Made of Living Roots and Vines!

India’s Amazing Tree Bridges Are Made of Living Roots and Vines!

The town of Cherrapunji in the Khasi Hills is credited with the world record for annual rainfall of over 75 ft! And in this rainy, wet climate, the rubber fig tree grows with abandon. The tree has a

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Atkins Unveils “Unusual” Window of Guangzhou Office Buildings on the Pearl River

Atkins Unveils “Unusual” Window of Guangzhou Office Buildings on the Pearl River

Global engineering and design firm Atkins just revealed designs for Window of Guangzhou, a dramatic three-volume development that will become the new architectural icon for the southern Chinese port city.

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NAS Architecture’s Spectacular ‘Breath Box’ Reflects the Landscape With 345 Mirrors

NAS Architecture’s Spectacular ‘Breath Box’ Reflects the Landscape With 345 Mirrors

The architects used an interesting technique pioneered by Ned Kahn, whose buildings boast kinetic façades made up of tiny flaps that move with the wind and produce gorgeous wave-like motions. They built

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Mysterious Sinkholes Found at the Construction Site of Korea’s Largest Tower

Mysterious Sinkholes Found at the Construction Site of Korea’s Largest Tower

Sinkholes have appeared at the construction site of the Lotte World Tower in Seoul, the Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed skyscraper set to become the tallest structure on the Korean peninsula. At first, the

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Biber Architects Breaks Ground on USA Pavilion With Edible Vertical Garden for the Milan Expo 2015

Biber Architects Breaks Ground on USA Pavilion With Edible Vertical Garden for the Milan Expo 2015

To showcase the event's 2015 theme, the architects have developed a massive and literal green machine, inside and out. The large vertical garden will be planted with edible plants and vegetables and will

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Berlin Baumraum Treehouse Lets You Swap Your City Apartment For a Room Among the Leaves

Berlin Baumraum Treehouse Lets You Swap Your City Apartment For a Room Among the Leaves

In a tranquil woodland building plot next to Berlin’s popular Krumme Lanke Lake, these urban treehouses provide everything you need for a comfortable retreat within a compact 28m2 structure, 4m up

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The World’s First 3D Printed Room is a Mind-Boggling Baroque Interior

The World’s First 3D Printed Room is a Mind-Boggling Baroque Interior

Hansmeyer and Dillenburger’s 3D printed “room” looks like a historic temple or an architectural fragment from a more decorative era. The room was printed in large chunks over the course of a month,

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Vo Trong Nghia Unveils Towering Bamboo Lotus Pavilion for the World Expo 2015

Vo Trong Nghia Unveils Towering Bamboo Lotus Pavilion for the World Expo 2015

Vo Trong Nghia's lotus pavilion was inspired by local flora, but it holds a universal message. "Growing from the muddy ponds it rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty. The flower is proof

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Roomoon: Awesome Moon-Shaped Treehouse Tents are Perfect for Summer Glamping

Roomoon: Awesome Moon-Shaped Treehouse Tents are Perfect for Summer Glamping

The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances

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MAD and Studio Gang to Design George Lucas’ Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago

MAD and Studio Gang to Design George Lucas’ Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago

Filmmaker George Lucas has appointed MAD and Studio Gang to design his proposed art museum in Chicago. The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (LMNA) will present a history of moving images and educate visitors

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New Jersey College Reduces Energy Costs and Bird Fatalities with CollidEscape Window Film

New Jersey College Reduces Energy Costs and Bird Fatalities with CollidEscape Window Film

Most of know by now that tens of millions of birds die every year from window collisions, but only recently have architects and designers begun to address this devastating issue on both residential and

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Amazing Egyptian Cave Churches are Carved Out of Solid Rock in Cairo

Amazing Egyptian Cave Churches are Carved Out of Solid Rock in Cairo

A marginalized minority of Coptic Christians in a Muslim-majority country, the Zabbaleen were forcibly relocated to the outskirts of Cairo by the government in 1969. After creating a new home at Mokattam,

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Autoban Unveils Futuristic Wooden Cocoons for Azerbaijan’s Baku Airport

Autoban Unveils Futuristic Wooden Cocoons for Azerbaijan’s Baku Airport

Autoban's design for the Heydar Aliyev International Airport spans the four levels of the triangular terminal building, which was designed by engineering firm Arup. Concave glass walls gently wrap the

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Vo Trong Nghia Architects Channel Bucky Fuller With 8 Community Bamboo Domes in Vietnam

Vo Trong Nghia Architects Channel Bucky Fuller With 8 Community Bamboo Domes in Vietnam

Standing in an artificial islet in the east of the city, the Diamond Island Community Hall will consist of eight 80-ft wide bamboo domes. These cozy cocoons will serve as flexible spaces for holding

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Could Bees 3D-Print Concrete Structures in the Cities of the Future?

Could Bees 3D-Print Concrete Structures in the Cities of the Future?

Bees already pollinate the great majority of our fruits and veggies - but could they build our buildings as well? Former Gizmodo Editor-in-Chief Geoff Manaugh, and designer John Becker came up a plan to

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