Lucy Wang

 

Lucy got hooked on the ideas of sustainable design ever since a life-changing summer in Portland, Ore. where she learned about "green" living and how to ride a bike. After graduating with a landscape architecture degree, she set off on a half-year trip across North America on mass transit to explore landscape architecture sites and cities, documenting parts of her journey at Landscape Voice. Lucy currently lives in Shanghai.

3 reasons why good parenting means reduced screen time for your kids

3 reasons why good parenting means reduced screen time for your kids

We’ve all heard that common refrain that the iPad is the perfect babysitter of the modern age. While some parents say it in jest, others are perfectly serious—the average kid today spends 9

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Vo Trong Nghia Architects unveil plans for tree-topped FPT University campus in Ho Chi Minh City

Vo Trong Nghia Architects unveil plans for tree-topped FPT University campus in Ho Chi Minh City

Vo Trong Nghia Architects have stunned us again with the reveal of their latest design: a lush tree-topped FPT University campus building in Ho Chi Minh City. The verdant project, which appears

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First Nation builds spirited solar project in the heart of Canada’s oil sands

First Nation builds spirited solar project in the heart of Canada’s oil sands

One of Alberta’s biggest solar installations has been built in one of the most unlikely places—the heart of Canada’s Peace River oil sands. The Lubicon Lake Band aboriginal community

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Architects packed five levels into this ‘two story’ alpine home in Germany

Architects packed five levels into this ‘two story’ alpine home in Germany

Architects Christine Arnhard and Markus Eck built Holzhaus am Auerbach, a charming alpine retreat with a surprising interior in Upper Bavaria, Germany. The rentable holiday home may look like a

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Stunning see-through church is made from stacked weathered steel

Stunning see-through church is made from stacked weathered steel

Our favorite public space interventions often include an artistic angle, much like this stunning semi-transparent church in rural Limburg, Belgium. Belgian architects Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout

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100,000 giant white balloons invade London’s Covent Garden Market

100,000 giant white balloons invade London’s Covent Garden Market

Dreamy cloud-like masses have taken over London’s Covent Garden Market. French artist Charles Pétillon filled the 19th century building with 100,000 giant white balloons as part of

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Sweet ECOmbo camper offers 95-square-feet of exhilarating solar-powered adventure

Sweet ECOmbo camper offers 95-square-feet of exhilarating solar-powered adventure

Are you itching to leave city life behind for an off-grid adventure? The solar-powered ECOmbo camper trailer lets you tackle that trail less traveled—without roughing it. The cozy and

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Weathered steel and reclaimed wood clad stunning cabins on a Navajo reservation

Weathered steel and reclaimed wood clad stunning cabins on a Navajo reservation

A pair of cabins made from weathered steel and reclaimed barn wood has popped on a Navajo reservation in Colorado. Inspired by the surrounding red sand desert, the industrial modern Sunrise and

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INFOGRAPHIC: 8 unusual ways to show off your indoor plants

INFOGRAPHIC: 8 unusual ways to show off your indoor plants

A touch of green does wonders for sprucing up a home. However, if you really want to give your home some pizzazz, consider swapping the humdrum vases and pots for a more a more creative

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Gorgeous tiny home on wheels blends midcentury and boho style in Austin

Gorgeous tiny home on wheels blends midcentury and boho style in Austin

Smaller living often comes with tradeoffs, but that doesn’t seem to be the case for this gorgeous tiny home in Austin. Texas-based interior designer Kim Lewis combined space-saving ingenuity

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World’s first mega-robot duel pits Team USA against Team Japan

World’s first mega-robot duel pits Team USA against Team Japan

The awesome mech battle of your childhood dreams is finally coming true—in Pacific Rim-fashion, two giant robot warriors are set to face off in an epic duel in summer 2016. Last month,

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Abandoned brick building renovated into ‘house within a house’ children’s center

Abandoned brick building renovated into ‘house within a house’ children’s center

South Korean architecture firm UTAA renovated a drab brick building into Pinocchio, a fun and welcoming children’s center. Located in a secluded rural landscape near Pocheon’s Unak Mountain,

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INFOGRAPHIC: 5 water purification solutions for developing countries

INFOGRAPHIC: 5 water purification solutions for developing countries

Did you know that improving water sanitation levels could prevent 10 percent of the global disease burden? Billions of people around the world lack access to clean water and are at risk for many

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Chandelier-like canopy is made from 10,000 recycled BIC pens

Chandelier-like canopy is made from 10,000 recycled BIC pens

The ubiquitous BIC pen is one of the best symbols of modern consumerism—efficient, affordable, and easily disposable, these pens often wind up in the landfill at the end of their lifecycle. A

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Low-impact offSET Shed House is a modern beach home in New Zealand

Low-impact offSET Shed House is a modern beach home in New Zealand

Irving Smith Jack Architects designed a couple of “sheds” that couldn’t be more different from the garden-variety types you’ve seen before. Set in a coastal town near Gisborne, New

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Xi’an unveils plans for green and highly walkable Innovation Harbor

Xi’an unveils plans for green and highly walkable Innovation Harbor

Giant towns popping up from seemingly nowhere have become a common sight in China. Xi’an, the central Chinese city best known as the home of the Terracotta Army, has unveiled ambitious plans

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Revolutionary new solar windows could generate 50 times more power than conventional photovoltaics

Revolutionary new solar windows could generate 50 times more power than conventional photovoltaics

We’ve seen several transparent solar cell concepts on Inhabitat, but perhaps none with such ambitious claims as those made by SolarWindow Technologies. In a webinar today, the Maryland-based

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Tom Cridland unveils a £25 t-shirt guaranteed to last 30 years

Tom Cridland unveils a £25 t-shirt guaranteed to last 30 years

Would you spend £25 ($39) on a t-shirt that’s guaranteed to last until 2045? British designer Tom Cridland’s 30-year t-shirt Indiegogo campaign promises just that. Cridland, who has

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Solar-powered Suite GO prefab was constructed in just 10 weeks

Solar-powered Suite GO prefab was constructed in just 10 weeks

Barcelona-based NOEM architecture studio designed and built a modern solar-powered timber home that took just a day-and-a-half to pop up on-site. Named Studio GO, the beautiful prefab was built

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Exquisite blown-glass trumpets are inspired by the changing seasons

Exquisite blown-glass trumpets are inspired by the changing seasons

Rahmil is best known for his glass dab masks, however, has expanded his portfolio to include antiques, a trumpet series, and other works that have been exhibited across the country. Siegel, on

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3 Green Bars Building wins Hammer & Hand’s net-zero energy architecture competition

3 Green Bars Building wins Hammer & Hand’s net-zero energy architecture competition

Now in its second year, the annual perFORM competition challenges architecture students and interns to design a mixed-use building that’s both high performance and high design. The 3 Green

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Gorgeous Pond House is a zero-energy ‘dream house’ retreat in Louisiana

Gorgeous Pond House is a zero-energy ‘dream house’ retreat in Louisiana

The Pond House has been a long project in the making. When Holly, who is also a principal of Holly & Smith Architects, and his wife Denise purchased the 15.5-acre plot of land, the couple

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Glass-bottomed sky pool will be suspended 115 feet in the air

Glass-bottomed sky pool will be suspended 115 feet in the air

Want a rush of adrenaline with your morning swim? Ballymore developers have unveiled an amazing transparent “sky pool” that’ll make swimmers feel like they’re floating through the air in

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Incipit is a wire mesh sculpture by the sea that looks totally unreal

Incipit is a wire mesh sculpture by the sea that looks totally unreal

Incipit is a site-specific installation built adjacent to the Tyrrhenian Sea so that viewers can see through the wire mesh sculpture and out towards the expansive sea and sky beyond. The

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Abandoned fountain transformed into a pop-up urban spa in Mexico

Abandoned fountain transformed into a pop-up urban spa in Mexico

http://vimeo.com/135483947 Centrally located in the city of Chihuahua, Urueta Park comprises two separate areas: a sports area and small woodland that are joined by a century alley. The

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Historic stone stable in Tuscany hides a beautiful contemporary interior

Historic stone stable in Tuscany hides a beautiful contemporary interior

Roy David Studio faced two major challenges with the Motelparo villa project: first, was the task of designing the renovation from overseas, and second, the firm had to contend with the

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Mirrored Ziggurat connects the earth and sky in Sydney

Mirrored Ziggurat connects the earth and sky in Sydney

The Mirrored Ziggurat was inspired by the ancient pyramidal Ziggurat structures built in Mesopotamia for religious purposes. The enormous temples had been designed to bring worshippers closer to

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Solar-powered Sustainer Homes give you the freedom to live anywhere

Solar-powered Sustainer Homes give you the freedom to live anywhere

Sustainer Homes was conceived as a solution to the housing crisis faced by younger generations, which struggle with rising rents and exorbitant housing prices. “Independence and sustainability

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Breathtaking House Katarina feels like a modern treehouse

Breathtaking House Katarina feels like a modern treehouse

http://vimeo.com/78902134 Residents access the House Katarina via a winding road that leads into a green-roofed garage. The stairway from the garage leads directly to the second floor, which

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Organic rooftop farm grows atop an elementary school in China

Organic rooftop farm grows atop an elementary school in China

A team led by Professor Li Bojun from the Zhejiang Province Agricultural Academy designed the Pujia Primary School’s expansive rooftop garden. The horseshoe landscape includes arable land,

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