Architecture

These super-customizable Monarch Tiny Homes cost just $22,000

These super-customizable Monarch Tiny Homes cost just $22,000

The 20 foot by 8.5 foot home is elegantly made and structurally strong, reinforced with structural insulated panels (SIPs). The exterior siding boasts an impressive composition of reclaimed wood fibers

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Restored 1954 Flying Cloud Airstream in Mint Condition Travels Off-Road!

Restored 1954 Flying Cloud Airstream in Mint Condition Travels Off-Road!

We love to see an old beat up bus or van restored to its former glory, but we especially swoon over renovated Airstream trailers - and this one is awesome. Originally used as an old hunting and fishing

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World’s first off-grid Ecocapsule home to hit the market this year, shipping in 2016

World’s first off-grid Ecocapsule home to hit the market this year, shipping in 2016

What is the Ecocapsule? It is a smart house powered by solar and wind energy which allows people to extend their off-grid stay almost to a whole year. The Ecocapsule can serve as a micro-house, cottage,

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NOEM’s futuristic Spaceship House is controlled by a smartphone

NOEM’s futuristic Spaceship House is controlled by a smartphone

The Spaceship House is made up of three prefab modules built of Pyrenean wood in local factories that were then assembled onsite for a total construction time of 14 weeks from design to completion. The

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Zero-energy Casa Rosset boasts fantastic views of the Italian Alps

Zero-energy Casa Rosset boasts fantastic views of the Italian Alps

De Carlo Gualla Architects had two main goals in designing Casa Rosset. The first was to develop a spatial organization that responded to the needs of the clients, instead of merely copying the

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Smog-containing jewelry supports the world’s largest air purifier

Smog-containing jewelry supports the world’s largest air purifier

If you're worried about air quality in your city, this might be your chance to do make a difference and have a beautiful piece of design to show for it! You can help fund an air-purifying tower project,

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Zaha Hadid Architects win Danjiang Bridge competition in Taiwan

Zaha Hadid Architects win Danjiang Bridge competition in Taiwan

Zaha Hadid Architects won the Danjiang Bridge International Competition in Taiwan, which called for designing a bridge over the mouth of the Tamsui River that flows through Taipei. The cable-stayed

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Passive Musterhaus proves prefab homes can be big on style and space

Passive Musterhaus proves prefab homes can be big on style and space

At first glance, the most eye-catching feature of the two-story Musterhaus is its glazed corner facade that lets generous amounts of natural light into its double-height living area. White rectangular

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Freitag announces that their 100% compostable denim is about to hit shelves

Freitag announces that their 100% compostable denim is about to hit shelves

Finally, your favorite pair of pants is about to get greener because 100% compostable denim is about to hit the market. Freitag's "F-abric" denim is cotton free with a linen, hemp blend that can be tossed

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Midcentury modern ranch is renovated into a spacious energy-efficient home

Midcentury modern ranch is renovated into a spacious energy-efficient home

Every year, Sunset Magazine chooses a site for its annual Idea House that best captures the “spirit of the West.” While the majority of Idea Houses are found on the West Coast, Denver’s booming

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Vo Trong Nghia’s Babylon Hotel in Vietnam is wrapped in a flourishing veil of plants and vines

Vo Trong Nghia’s Babylon Hotel in Vietnam is wrapped in a flourishing veil of plants and vines

The Babylon Hotel is located at the coastal Naman Retreat Resort among eco-lux villas and bungalows. Created for relaxation of the body and mind, the hotel accommodates guests within a natural lush

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Majestic church is transformed into a gorgeous modern family home in Chicago

Majestic church is transformed into a gorgeous modern family home in Chicago

If you’ve ever coveted stained glass windows, you’ll love this renovated church-turned-home nestled in Chicago’s Little Italy. Linc Thelen Design and Scrafano Architects transformed the

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Grove by SIXINCH lets you work, study and play outdoors with solar power-equipped furniture

Grove by SIXINCH lets you work, study and play outdoors with solar power-equipped furniture

GREEN INNOVATION…DELIVERS PRODUCTIVITY, CONNECTIVITY, AND HEALTH BENEFITS WHERE THE SKY IS LITERALLY THE LIMIT. Outdoor living, along with the furnishings and fun that make it possible, is

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Stunning modular Open/Private Apartment in Poland boasts a mini cinema

Stunning modular Open/Private Apartment in Poland boasts a mini cinema

Thanks to open-plan layouts and modular design, small living spaces have become great venues for entertaining guests and throwing parties. The same goes for this 80-square-meter apartment in Poznan,

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Kengo Kuma’s twisting green-roofed Rolex Building breaks ground in Texas

Kengo Kuma’s twisting green-roofed Rolex Building breaks ground in Texas

The twisting Rolex Building, designed by Kengo Kuma, broke ground in Dallas, Texas, and is expected to open in late 2016. The nine-storey structure-Kuma's first commission in Dallas-features stacked

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Abandoned parking garage transformed into a glowing office in San Francisco

Abandoned parking garage transformed into a glowing office in San Francisco

This repurposed old garage in San Francisco looks like it's been renovated by Spiderman! The new LED-lit facade of the concrete building is wrapped in a CNC fabricated web-like metal screen that draws

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David Chipperfield’s Villa Eden honors Lake Garda’s traditional limonaias

David Chipperfield’s Villa Eden honors Lake Garda’s traditional limonaias

Northern Italy’s stunning glacial lake location has a rich traditional architectural heritage, now star architects such as David Chipperfield and Richard Meier have arrived, building exclusive homes as

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The world’s population is set to surpass 11 billion people by the end of the century

The world’s population is set to surpass 11 billion people by the end of the century

The world’s population has been steadily on the rise and is projected to hit between 9.5 and 13.3 billion people by 2100. High fertility rates and the rising of the median age in each country are

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Architects want to build a life-size Lord of the Rings city in England

Architects want to build a life-size Lord of the Rings city in England

If you've always pictured yourself as a hero of Tolkien-esque proportions, here's your chance to live like one. A group of architects and structural engineers is running an Indiegogo campaign to lift

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Could a spiraling tower made of stacked shipping containers solve Mumbai’s housing crisis?

Could a spiraling tower made of stacked shipping containers solve Mumbai’s housing crisis?

By following the cylindrical shape of the main tower volume, the shipping containers change position and provide multiple views of the site, while allowing for natural ventilation. This natural air flow

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BAR Architects’ Law Winery blends seamlessly into the Paso Robles landscape

BAR Architects’ Law Winery blends seamlessly into the Paso Robles landscape

The hiltop vineyard near Paso Robles in California, has recently acquired a new addition that supports and facilitates a small-lot production of wine. The Law Winery, designed by San Francisco-based BAR

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Green Architect & Cradle to Cradle Founder William McDonough

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Green Architect & Cradle to Cradle Founder William McDonough

INHABITAT: What inspired you to write 'Cradle to Cradle' (the book) and launch the Cradle to Cradle system? William McDonough: From an early age, I was fascinated by differing attitudes towards

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Peru’s Chontay house was made using locally-sourced wood and clay to help it blend in with the surrounding mountains

Peru’s Chontay house was made using locally-sourced wood and clay to help it blend in with the surrounding mountains

This rustic house on a mountain slope near Peru's capital accentuates the stunning beauty of the Andes mountain range and proves that the most beautiful living spaces are achieved by integrating them with

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Zinc-clad Midden Studio hides a cozy interior with a see-through floor

Zinc-clad Midden Studio hides a cozy interior with a see-through floor

Described as the “lovechild of native granite and the local buildings,” the Midden Studio is a surreal atavistic building that derives its name from the Victorian midden wall on which the structure

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8 buses converted into gorgeous mobile homes perfect for adventure

8 buses converted into gorgeous mobile homes perfect for adventure

Renovated wood-lined school bus by architecture grad Hank Butitta Most architecture students submit a written thesis for their final project, but not University of Minnesota grad Hank Butitta. The

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Arckit’s architectural building blocks make LEGOs look like child’s play

Arckit’s architectural building blocks make LEGOs look like child’s play

Like LEGO, Arckit offers interchangeable components that can be combined in an almost infinite number of ways. According to the Arckit blog, "the freeform system makes it possible to build anything from

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Amada Levete’s MPavilion is an LED-lit forest canopy that sways in the breeze

Amada Levete’s MPavilion is an LED-lit forest canopy that sways in the breeze

British architect Amanda Levete designed a blooming LED-lit temporary pavilion for Australia's annual MPavilion in Melbourne which will immerse visitors into a unique soundscape. The petal-shaped canopy

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This mini-mountain of waste will teach visitors about the benefits of composting

This mini-mountain of waste will teach visitors about the benefits of composting

The proposal was created by Daniel Gillen, Colby Suter, Philipp Ohnesorge, and Gustav Fagerstrom using digital design processes. The team analyzed the topography of the Circle Acres Nature Preserve in

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The Big Green Bus is a retired city bus renovated into a mini traveling hotel

The Big Green Bus is a retired city bus renovated into a mini traveling hotel

Collier-Woods bought the 31-year-old public transport bus on eBay for £4,500 (approx $7,400). "I had a look on eBay and found that double deckers were not as expensive as I would have thought, so bought

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The facade of this Chinese art museum was inspired by the undulating curves of the Yellow River

The facade of this Chinese art museum was inspired by the undulating curves of the Yellow River

This art museum near Yinchuan, China mimics the flow and layers of sediment in the Yellow River. Located between the wetlands and the desert on the eastern outskirts of the city, the Museum of

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