Emily Pilloton

 

Emily Pilloton is a senior editor at Inhabitat and Founder of Project H Design, a charitable organization that supports, inspires, and delivers product design initiatives for Humanity, Habitats, Health, and Happiness. She is also a freelance design writer, furniture designer, and nomad "based" in San Francisco. Trained in architecture with degrees from UC Berkeley and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she has written for GOOD Magazine, Innovative Home, and ID, and has also taught design theory in Chicago. When she isn't traveling or emailing, Emily enjoys baking cupcakes and playing trivia board games.

Emily Pilloton
ZAHA HADID’s Performing Arts Centre in Abu Dhabi

ZAHA HADID’s Performing Arts Centre in Abu Dhabi

We're gaga over these renderings of Zaha Hadid's proposed Performing Arts Centre in Abu Dhabi. We haven't heard much about how green the building will be, but we're excited to see more and more

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BEIJING’S OLYMPIC STADIUM by Herzog and DeMeuron

BEIJING’S OLYMPIC STADIUM by Herzog and DeMeuron

After featuring the stunning "bubble building" being built for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, we felt it necessary to mention an equally-awesome structure under construction just across the way.

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SUSTAINABLE DANCE CLUB

SUSTAINABLE DANCE CLUB

It's probably safe to say that few of us have used the phrases "dance club" and "renewable energy" in the same sentence. Enter the Sustainable Dance Club, a downright awesome project that turns

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ASK INHABITAT: Which trees are NOT huggable?

ASK INHABITAT: Which trees are NOT huggable?

Trees are easy to love- they absorb carbon dioxide, produce oxygen, shade you from the summer heat, and have even been proven to increase property values. However, certain species of trees

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ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY BILOXI: Report from the Gulf Coast

ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY BILOXI: Report from the Gulf Coast

My trip to the Gulf Coast this past week proved to be both sobering and inspiring, educational and thought-provoking. Nearly a year and half after Hurricane Katrina, I was surprised by the

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PROJECT FROG MODULAR CLASSROOMS

PROJECT FROG MODULAR CLASSROOMS

Prefab construction, while a beneficial process with tons of green advantages, has up until now been dominated by single-family residential buildings. We've seen great non-residential conceptual

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WOVEN FIBEROPTIC CHANDELIERS

WOVEN FIBEROPTIC CHANDELIERS

We're die hard fans of both Dutch design and fiberoptic lighting here at Inhabitat, so it should come as no big shock that we were wowed by this gem of a light fixture designed by Niels van Eijk

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BEIJING BUBBLE BUILDING: China’s National Swim Center

BEIJING BUBBLE BUILDING: China’s National Swim Center

With all the new construction going up in China, it's easy to lose track of "one more cool-looking" building. But PTW's National Swimming Center for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing exemplifies what

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ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY IN BILOXI: My Upcoming Trip

ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY IN BILOXI: My Upcoming Trip

In case you haven't noticed, we're big fans of Architecture for Humanity here at Inhabitat. And Monday-Thursday of next week, I'll be venturing down to the Gulf Coast to see first-hand just what

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Hotel Everland

PREFAB FRIDAY: Hotel Everland

If the Plaza is a little too ritzy for your taste, perhaps the futuristic prefab one-room Hotel Everland is more your cup of tea. Designed by Swiss design duo artist-duo L/B (Sabina Lang and

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GREEN TOWERS IN THE PARK: Seoul Commune 2026

GREEN TOWERS IN THE PARK: Seoul Commune 2026

There are green towers and then there are green towers. Subtitled "Rethinking Towers In The Park," the Seoul Commune 2026 project by Mass Studies is just sheer genius. Aside from its futuristic

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ECO FIREPLACES

ECO FIREPLACES

Despite Punxsutawney Phil's prediction of an early spring this year, some of us are still freezing our you-know-whats off (that groundhog is cute, but let's face it, he's no meteorologist). So

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PLANETTRAN HYBRID CAR SERVICE

PLANETTRAN HYBRID CAR SERVICE

The life of a jetsetter, business traveler, or globetrotter can be exciting and fast-paced, but also un-green, as even a short flight spews an awful amount of carbon into the atmosphere. But now

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AEROGARDEN: Tabletop Aeroponic Garden

AEROGARDEN: Tabletop Aeroponic Garden

Instead of giving cut-flowers with a 5-day lifespan this Valentine's day, why not go the more sustainable (yet equally romantic) route and provide living, breathing plants to your loved ones

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GREEN VALENTINES DAY: Sustainable Skivvies

GREEN VALENTINES DAY: Sustainable Skivvies

February 14th is right around the corner, and while many deem Valentine's Day "just another Hallmark holiday," few ladies can resist the romantic appeal of cute underwear. This year, treat your

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Office of Mobile Design’s NEW SWELLHOUSE

PREFAB FRIDAY: Office of Mobile Design’s NEW SWELLHOUSE

Jennifer Siegal has long been one of our favorite pioneers of prefab architecture. Always pushing the envelope, her Swellhouse has been a great archetype for discussions surrounding prefab

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LED WEBLIGHT by Korban/Flaubert

LED WEBLIGHT by Korban/Flaubert

Best described by the designers as "a single zigzag line of light," Janos Korban and Stefanie Flaubert's Weblight is as visually arresting as it is energy efficient. Constructed of stainless

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ASK INHABITAT: What are the greenest lightbulb options?

ASK INHABITAT: What are the greenest lightbulb options?

With all the recent talk of CFL's, LED's, and other fancy-sounding efficient lighting options, we thought it fitting to resolve some of your lingering lighting and lightbulb questions for this

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MARIA HAMPRECHT’s SW° Solar Lamp

MARIA HAMPRECHT’s SW° Solar Lamp

With its simplified, silouhette-like form, soft glow, and ingenious function, Maria Hamprecht's SW° Solar Lamp really does shine- metaphorically AND literally. Leave the "lamp" on a sunny

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CHRIS BURTON’s UPCYCLING: Stellation Chairs

CHRIS BURTON’s UPCYCLING: Stellation Chairs

Our last installment of Chris Burton's "upcycled" furniture is his Stellation chair series, which is both simple in form and poetic in concept. Constructed from the abundant short wood cut-offs

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LAST CHANCE TO ENTER: $50,000 Energy Efficiency Makeover

LAST CHANCE TO ENTER: $50,000 Energy Efficiency Makeover

If you own a home in the Bay Area, don't miss your chance to turn your abode into a lean green energy-efficient machine. Sponsored by local news radio outfit KGO, Flex Your Power, ABC7,

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PERFECT ORGANICS: A Green Company

PERFECT ORGANICS: A Green Company

We included Perfect Organics in our recent Holiday Gift Guide for Her not only for their all-natural, so-good-you-could-eat-them body products, but more importantly for the company's holistic

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PREFAB FRIDAY: New LivingHome by David Hertz

PREFAB FRIDAY: New LivingHome by David Hertz

David Hertz, the always-crafty architect and principal of Syndesis, has impressed us before with his homes constructed from everything from dismantled airplanes to refrigeration panels. And now,

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CHRIS BURTON’s UPCYCLING: Yield Shelving

CHRIS BURTON’s UPCYCLING: Yield Shelving

This morning we touted Chris Burton's Repose Lounge as an example of his "upcycled" furniture, made from a variety of construction site waste and other miscellaneous dumpster detritus. His

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CHRIS BURTON’s UPCYCLING: Repose Lounge

CHRIS BURTON’s UPCYCLING: Repose Lounge

The next time you pass by a construction site, take a closer look... you may find designer and Savannah College of Art and Design MFA student Chris Burton scouring through the debris, hunting

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FIRE FURNITURE by Schultedesign

FIRE FURNITURE by Schultedesign

For those of us who aren't blessed with Southern California weather, there's nothing more comforting in the dead of winter than a fire to warm our frigid hands. German furniture company Schulte

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AIRSTREAM & FORD’s CROSSOVER VEHICLE

AIRSTREAM & FORD’s CROSSOVER VEHICLE

One piece of extra-shiny eye candy at the recent Detroit Auto Show was Airstream and Ford's "crossover" concept vehicle. While more car than livable trailer, the stunning, modern, and

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FIRST GREEN CONVENTION CENTER in Pittsburgh

FIRST GREEN CONVENTION CENTER in Pittsburgh

In a city that's seen a remarkable urban resurgence in the past decade, Pittsburgh's David Lawrence Convention Center stands along the Allegheny River as a beacon of both beautiful architecture

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PREFAB MOBILE FRIDAY: Airstream Bambi Trailer

PREFAB MOBILE FRIDAY: Airstream Bambi Trailer

For all you modern-design-loving, wanderlusting nomads, Airstream's Bambi trailer may be just the ticket. The 75-year old company has long been known for their sleekly-designed, fully-loaded

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STUART HAYGARTH’S TIDE CHANDELIER

STUART HAYGARTH’S TIDE CHANDELIER

London-based designer Stuart Haygarth knows now to turn mass amounts of trash into awe-inspiring treasure. With training in design and photography, Haygarth conceived of the Tide Chandelier

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