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OOIIO Architecture’s German Housing Project Brings Beautiful Greenery to a Former WWII Runway

OOIIO Architecture’s German Housing Project Brings Beautiful Greenery to a Former WWII Runway

Madrid-based OOIIO Architecture recently designed a 6-story housing project for Wurzburg, Germany. The colorful complex consists of 15 multi-faceted and sustainable apartment blocks that

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The Jungle Lodge in Bandipur, India is an Eco-Escape Set in the Valley

The Jungle Lodge in Bandipur, India is an Eco-Escape Set in the Valley

Designed by architect Nagesh H D, the Jungle Lodge in Bandipur, Karnataka, India, is a spectacular collection of eco-spaces set in the valley facing the Nilgiris

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The Laneway Carport Concept Gives a Toronto Home a Green Roofed Parking Spot

The Laneway Carport Concept Gives a Toronto Home a Green Roofed Parking Spot

When homeowners in Toronto asked Beauparlant Design to come up with a way to turn their tiny yard space into a parking area, the firm did them one better with their Laneway carport concept. The

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People Change Places Offers Six Strategies for Earthquake-Ravaged Lota, Chile

People Change Places Offers Six Strategies for Earthquake-Ravaged Lota, Chile

The City Systems is an annual project hosted by the Institute without Boundaries (IwB) in Toronto, Canada that attempts to help students understand how they can build more resilient cities. This

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FlowFold iPad Sleeves Are Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles and Sailcloths

FlowFold iPad Sleeves Are Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles and Sailcloths

If you're looking for a green holiday gift for someone who already owns an iPad, check out these neat iPad sleeves. Each sleeve is made in Maine, USA from recycled materials like plastic bottles

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Biodegradable Pod Garden Makes Planting Fresh Herbs a Snap

Biodegradable Pod Garden Makes Planting Fresh Herbs a Snap

Joe Bradford developed the Pod herb garden while he was a student at the Wentworth Institute of Technology. It's designed to offer an easy way for urban residents to grow herbs and other plants

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Zoleco Unveils Futuristic 151 MPG Hypermiling Eco Exotic Sports Car

Zoleco Unveils Futuristic 151 MPG Hypermiling Eco Exotic Sports Car

Zoleco's goal is to use the least amount of energy while achieving the best possible performance. The Eco Exotic Sports Car's aggressive curves make it look a bit like a retro spaceship, however

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David Markus’s Clever LED Hybrid Light Uses a Parabolic Lens to Amplify Sunlight

David Markus’s Clever LED Hybrid Light Uses a Parabolic Lens to Amplify Sunlight

This hybrid lighting design by David Markus utilizes two methods of power. During the day, light is brought into the room through a parabolic lens on the roof. At night, the lamp provides light

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Coswick Hardwood Launches a Collection of Floors with Eco-Friendly Finishes

Coswick Hardwood Launches a Collection of Floors with Eco-Friendly Finishes

Coswick Hardwood just launched a new collection of wide plank engineered hardwood flooring pre-finished with innovative eco silk oil and eco silk wax. Both finishes are environmentally friendly

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Help Fund the Production of the Studio H Documentary!

Help Fund the Production of the Studio H Documentary!

We've written about the nonprofit design agency Project H Design, founded by Inhabitat colleague and humanitarian designer Emily Pilloton, many times before. Most recently, Emily and her Project

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Rainwater Harvesting PET-Tree System Makes Urban Gardening a Breeze

Rainwater Harvesting PET-Tree System Makes Urban Gardening a Breeze

Pet-Tree is a vertical eco gardening system made from recycled PET containers. The design consists of structural plastic pieces and PET pots that are combined to form a tree-like shape. The

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Amazing Recycled Circuit Board Sculptures by Steven Rodrig

Amazing Recycled Circuit Board Sculptures by Steven Rodrig

Artist Steven Rodrig salvages circuit boards from dusty old computers headed for the dump and transforms them into exquisite sculptures that highlight the intricacy and beauty of their

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Cascading Creek House Harvests Rainwater and Solar Energy in Central Texas

Cascading Creek House Harvests Rainwater and Solar Energy in Central Texas

The Cascading Creek House by Bercy Chen Studio was conceived less as a house and more as an outgrowth of the limestone aquifers in the geography of Central Texas. The roof is configured so as to

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Habitat Horticulture Living Walls Create Healthy, Vibrant, Energy-Efficient Interiors

Habitat Horticulture Living Walls Create Healthy, Vibrant, Energy-Efficient Interiors

City dwellers who spend their daily lives surrounded by a concrete and steel jungle often yearn for something that resembles nature and can bring them back to earth amidst their urban

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Nic Parnell Transforms Reclaimed Wood Into Beautiful Eco Furniture

Nic Parnell Transforms Reclaimed Wood Into Beautiful Eco Furniture

Designer Nic Parnell's work explores methods of finding new value in neglected wood by altering its aesthetic and surface. Nic only works with found or reclaimed wood. He also works alongside

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Greenhamar: Eco Oasis Pops up in a Public Square in Hamar, Norway

Greenhamar: Eco Oasis Pops up in a Public Square in Hamar, Norway

This past weekend Spanish architecture firm Ecosistema Urbano teamed up with the VEA school of gardening to launch Greenhamar - a 24-hour event focused on greening a public square in Hamar,

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Floating Marine Solar Cells Harvest Energy from the Sun and Waves

Floating Marine Solar Cells Harvest Energy from the Sun and Waves

Marine Solar Cells (MSC) by Phil Pauley are conceptual hybrid solar and wave energy generators designed to generate renewable energy off shore. The solar wave unit captures wave energy through

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Plastic Formwork System Provides Quick and Quality Housing for Those in Need

Plastic Formwork System Provides Quick and Quality Housing for Those in Need

Every year, nearly seventy million people, or 200,000 a day, move from rural areas to urban cities. In South Africa alone, more than 2.2 million homes are currently needed, and an additional

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0 to 1′s Gorgeous Geometric Artist Studio Concept

0 to 1′s Gorgeous Geometric Artist Studio Concept

0 to 1 designed this modern live-work space concept for an artist in Fiskars, Finland. The form was inspired by the local climate, Finnish culture, and a set of functions and guidelines provided

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Modular Floating Homes by Isola System Leave an Ultralight Footprint

Modular Floating Homes by Isola System Leave an Ultralight Footprint

Have you ever wanted to live on water, but don't see yourself  swinging an anchor over a boat's hull? Isola System has created a new and simple  floating housing solution that allows you to

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Phil Pauley Unveils Eco Drive Monorail System Concept to Expand Existing Rail Infrastructure

Phil Pauley Unveils Eco Drive Monorail System Concept to Expand Existing Rail Infrastructure

If you've ever experienced not being able to fit onto a crowded train, you've probably fantasized about how nice it would be if there were twice as many trains passing through your station. Well

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Natalie Sampson’s Spiky Lamp is Made from Over 320 Wire Whisks

Natalie Sampson’s Spiky Lamp is Made from Over 320 Wire Whisks

Student designer Natalie Sampson recently sent us this photo of her repurposed Wire Whisk Lamp and we couldn’t be more impressed! “My direction in design is repurposing everyday

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Wood Research Institute NL Transformed Into Cozy Quarters with Sustainable Pine Plexwood

Wood Research Institute NL Transformed Into Cozy Quarters with Sustainable Pine Plexwood

The SHR Wood Research Institute in the Netherlands knew that when it came time to renovate their office space, they'd have to be as innovative with their material choices as possible. Working

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Lucky’s Stellar Snowboards are Sustainably Made from Bamboo, Hemp and Poplar

Lucky’s Stellar Snowboards are Sustainably Made from Bamboo, Hemp and Poplar

Lucky Snowboards is a new line of snowboards made from bamboo, hemp and poplar. The US-based company of the same name takes boarding one step further by banking on stellar craftsmanship,

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Polymorphic: Columbia Students Unveil a Transforming Kinetic Bench

Polymorphic: Columbia Students Unveil a Transforming Kinetic Bench

Ten architecture students from Columbia University GSAPP recently completed Polymorphic, a bench inspired by the kinetic action of a see-saw and the reverberating motion of a slinky. Charlie

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Claire Potter Design’s Dover Cabinet is Made From Three Recycled Desks

Claire Potter Design’s Dover Cabinet is Made From Three Recycled Desks

Brighton-based Claire Potter Design recently completed work on this beautiful blue DOVER cabinet, which is made from three separate desks and cabinets which were purchased in a true second-hand

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Plant a Wish Restores Native Plant Habitats Around America

Plant a Wish Restores Native Plant Habitats Around America

Founded by Hawaii-based husband and wife team Joseph Imhoff and Sara Tekula, Plant a Wish is a public awareness and documentary film project focused on encouraging the restoration of native

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Ceylon Unveils “Bisque” Pottery Collection Made From Recycled Paper and Sand

Ceylon Unveils “Bisque” Pottery Collection Made From Recycled Paper and Sand

Ceylon Paper Pottery recently unveiled a beautiful new collection of home accessories that are made from recycled paper and ground sand. The texture is reminiscent of bisque fired ceramics, and

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Quadrant House is a Prefab Luxury Home That Minimizes Waste

Quadrant House is a Prefab Luxury Home That Minimizes Waste

Quadrant is a modular/prefab housing system consisting of aluminum extrusions held together with a patented locking system. Structural Insulated Panels (SIP's) are used for walls, roofs, and

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