Helen Morgan

 

Freelance writer and photographer based in Barcelona.

Gruba Transforms Discarded Buenos Aires Roller Blinds Into Stunning Furnishings

Gruba Transforms Discarded Buenos Aires Roller Blinds Into Stunning Furnishings

These fantastic furnishings are constructed from roller blinds that have been salvaged from the streets of Buenos Aires. The Argentine duo behind Gruba, architects Maria Constanza Nuñez and

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Michael McGillis Creates a Striking Walkway of Purple Logs in Franconia Sculpture Park

Michael McGillis Creates a Striking Walkway of Purple Logs in Franconia Sculpture Park

Michael McGillis created this timeless log sculpture 'Wake,' which was a big success when it was completed in 2006. McGillis created a walkway using a long log-built structure in Franconia

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Innovative Folding nCycle Speeds Towards Futuristic E-Bike Design

Innovative Folding nCycle Speeds Towards Futuristic E-Bike Design

This futuristic bike from nCycle combines a stripped-down and streamlined frame with a powerful electric motor to offer a speedy alternative to automotive transportation. The fold-up bicycle has

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Canadian Artist Kristi Malakoff Crafts Striking Lifesize Maypole Sculpture from Paper

Canadian Artist Kristi Malakoff Crafts Striking Lifesize Maypole Sculpture from Paper

Artist Kristi Malakoff is the creator of this brilliant paper installation depicting a scene of children dancing around a traditional Maypole. Constructed entirely from black paper and foam, the

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Robert Weschler Turns Thousands of American Pennies Into Colossal Cash Cubes

Robert Weschler Turns Thousands of American Pennies Into Colossal Cash Cubes

Robert Wechsler constructed his Mendicant sculptures from thousands of U.S. pennies — artifacts which he says are a symbol of American culture. Despite the fact that they are incredibly common

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Javier Riera Illuminates the Landscape With Ephemeral Geometric Light Projections

Javier Riera Illuminates the Landscape With Ephemeral Geometric Light Projections

Riera’s interesting shapes are dynamic and unusual, and they interrupt the otherwise natural scene before the viewer. They add new shapes to the wild silhouette of trees and bushes and break

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Studio505’s Mammoth LED Droplet Chandelier Bursts to Life in China

Studio505’s Mammoth LED Droplet Chandelier Bursts to Life in China

A dazzling LED flower chandelier has blossomed in Wujin, China, brought to life by Studio505 at the Lotus Conference Center. The colossal structure is a beacon of light for visitors, standing at

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WhiteCrate Uses Converted Shipping Containers to Create a Festive Bar in Manchester

WhiteCrate Uses Converted Shipping Containers to Create a Festive Bar in Manchester

DockLounge is made-up of two 40-foot WhiteCrate containers and one Hi-cube 40-foot WhiteCrate container that were joined together after the sides were removed to form a spacious room. The site

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This Fantastic Paper Globe by The Makerie Studio Can Be Taken Apart and Re-assembled Like a Puzzle

This Fantastic Paper Globe by The Makerie Studio Can Be Taken Apart and Re-assembled Like a Puzzle

Paper sculptors The Makerie Studio created this beautiful paper globe puzzle for photographer Andrew Barter as part of the Freshfield’s 2012 promotional campaign. The globe consists of just 12

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Ateliers O-S Architectes’ New Cultural Center in Nevers Incorporates Public Space into the Roof Design

Ateliers O-S Architectes’ New Cultural Center in Nevers Incorporates Public Space into the Roof Design

The building will feature glazed walls, which will flood the ground floor of the center with natural light. Each of the concrete walls are concealed by timber cladding and make the space

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Torsten Ottesjö’s Spectacular Leaf-Shaped Structures Are Inspired by the Swedish Landscape

Torsten Ottesjö’s Spectacular Leaf-Shaped Structures Are Inspired by the Swedish Landscape

The two constructions are built above a sloping area that leads to a private beach and dock. Their structures are designed to reflect the shape of a curling leaf, and welcome light within them

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Waka Waka Light’s Portable Solar Lamp Uses the Sun’s Energy to Charge Cell Phones

Waka Waka Light’s Portable Solar Lamp Uses the Sun’s Energy to Charge Cell Phones

The Waka Waka Personal Solar Power Station is a clever little gadget that can charge any cell phone and tablet via a USB connector using a solar LED lamp. That means no more frustrating dead

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Playful Daisy Rug Can be Rearranged Into Many Varieties

Playful Daisy Rug Can be Rearranged Into Many Varieties

This faux grass rug invites whoever uses it to interact with the design by playfully rearranging the flowers! The creation of Toronto-based Joe Jin Design Company is made-up of artificial

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WA Design’s Solar-Powered Stinson Beach House Achieves Net-Zero Energy

WA Design’s Solar-Powered Stinson Beach House Achieves Net-Zero Energy

The design team kept a focus on green objectives, using open-cell foam insulation, natural ventilation, and concrete floors. Their main focus was to create a south-sloping roof from which to

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Aquaovo’s Portable Alter Ego Water Filter is a Stylish Alternative to Buying Bottled Water

Aquaovo’s Portable Alter Ego Water Filter is a Stylish Alternative to Buying Bottled Water

This portable water filter from Aquaovo is a fantastic alternative to buying bottled water. The Canada-based team has launched a new campaign to get their new Alter Ego filter system off the

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Thomas Ehgartner Fills a Vienna Studio with 8,000 Books for Conceptual Art Installation

Thomas Ehgartner Fills a Vienna Studio with 8,000 Books for Conceptual Art Installation

Books are a popular artistic material in the creative world, and here at Inhabitat we've shared a variety of inspiring book-based works of art, including a waterfall, a tower, and a house. Now,

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Nuit Blanche: Sébastien Preschoux’s Stunning Installations Light Up the Night in Paris

Nuit Blanche: Sébastien Preschoux’s Stunning Installations Light Up the Night in Paris

Nuit Blanche is an annual event during which museums, art galleries and artists to open their doors and present work to the public over the course of a winter's evening. This year, spectators

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AF Bostader Builds Smallest Micro Home in Sweden to Provide Affordable Student Housing

AF Bostader Builds Smallest Micro Home in Sweden to Provide Affordable Student Housing

Living alone as a student is a rare luxury - particularly in Sweden, where rent and living costs can be high. But this cozy micro cottage in Lund looks like a perfect solution for going solo -

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Marko Vuckovic’s Tree Bench is a Perfect Spot for Quiet Contemplation

Marko Vuckovic’s Tree Bench is a Perfect Spot for Quiet Contemplation

The Tree Bench concept is pretty self-explanatory: a seating area encircles a tree, which serves as the design's focal point. Constructed by Marko Vuckovic from white corian material, the

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BiLD’s Re-structured Suburban Split House Pulls In Melbourne’s Beautiful Light

BiLD’s Re-structured Suburban Split House Pulls In Melbourne’s Beautiful Light

The Split House is a fantastic new renovation located in Melbourne, Australia, completed by architects BiLD. Taking a typical inter-war period house as a starting point, BiLD replaced various

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Nail House: China Builds a Road Around a Single Home That Stood Strong Against Urban Redevelopment

Nail House: China Builds a Road Around a Single Home That Stood Strong Against Urban Redevelopment

This single house is all that's left of a neighborhood in Zhejiang Province, China that was demolished to make room for new urban development. The house, a dwelling owned by redevelopment

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TomDavid Architecten Unveils Rainwater Harvesting Leaf Pavilion for Casablanca, Morocco

TomDavid Architecten Unveils Rainwater Harvesting Leaf Pavilion for Casablanca, Morocco

TomDavid Architecten recently unveiled plans for a soaring leaf-shaped canopy that would transform a market square in Casablanca, Morocco. Developed for the [AC-CA] Competition, the design

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21 of China’s Quirkiest, Craziest and Most Fantastical Buildings

21 of China’s Quirkiest, Craziest and Most Fantastical Buildings

The constructions vary from city to province, and include a range of projects which have been met with a frosty reception. A controversial archway dubbed "the East Gateway of Suzhou," is still

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Sweden’s Thatched Takern Visitor Center is Home to 100 Species of Birds

Sweden’s Thatched Takern Visitor Center is Home to 100 Species of Birds

Wingårdhs's Lake Tåkern visitor center provides a place for birds to retreat as well as nesting materials for birds to build their own cozy houses. The asymmetrical center is formed around a

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Daniel Libeskind Transforms Old Flower Market into Dynamic Jewish Museum Education Center

Daniel Libeskind Transforms Old Flower Market into Dynamic Jewish Museum Education Center

Daniel Libeskind has transformed the site of a former flower market in Berlin into an education center at the city's Jewish Museum. The design of the Academy is angular and dynamic, resembling a

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Justin Gershenson-Gates Creates Intricate Mechanical Insects With Dissected Watches

Justin Gershenson-Gates Creates Intricate Mechanical Insects With Dissected Watches

The insects and arthropods are assembled from various sections of the salvaged devices, and are built up over several hours. Gershenson-Gates reuses the gears, straps, and springs from watches

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WhiteCrate Unveils Shipping Container Exhibition Space for the Nissan LEAF

WhiteCrate Unveils Shipping Container Exhibition Space for the Nissan LEAF

The interactive exhibition was designed to fully immerse the visitor in the innovative ideas of sustainable design, art, and architecture, and invited different artists and designers to

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Bruce Munro Turns 50,000 Salvaged CDs into Spectacular Glowing Artworks at an English Manor

Bruce Munro Turns 50,000 Salvaged CDs into Spectacular Glowing Artworks at an English Manor

Angel of Light is constructed from around 50,000 CDs which were placed in a circle in front of the house as a dazzling entrance hall. The installation was outlined with battery-operated LED

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Emma Architecten Transforms 19th Century Dutch Fortress Into Swirling Puur Pavilion

Emma Architecten Transforms 19th Century Dutch Fortress Into Swirling Puur Pavilion

The 19th century Fortress Diemerdam was part of the Stelling of Amsterdam, a line of structures originally built to defend the city. Constructed between 1880 and 1914, the line of defense was

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The Oakes Brothers Use Thousands of Matchsticks to Create Beautiful Sculptures Inspired by Nature

The Oakes Brothers Use Thousands of Matchsticks to Create Beautiful Sculptures Inspired by Nature

Ryan and Trevor Oakes model their matchstick artworks on "iterative structures" that surround us in the physical world. Within their work they try to present a sense of these continuous

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