Mark Boyer

 

Mark Boyer is a writer and photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. A native of Buffalo, NY, Mark studied literature at the University of Chicago and was the founding editor of Curbed Chicago. His work has appeared in GOOD, Mindful Metropolis, and others.

Mark Boyer
Adam Frank Unveils Mesmerizing LUCID Mirror at BKLYN Designs 2013

Adam Frank Unveils Mesmerizing LUCID Mirror at BKLYN Designs 2013

We caught up with Adam Frank at BKLYN Designs this week, and we had a chance to check out his latest design, the LUCID Mirror. The mirror functions just like a typical reflective sheet of

Read More >

Tesla Posts First Quarterly Profits in Company’s 10-Year History

Tesla Posts First Quarterly Profits in Company’s 10-Year History

To say that it's been a good week for Tesla would be quite an understatement. First, the Tesla Model S earned Consumer Reports' highest-ever rating with a score of 99 out of 100. Then, after 10

Read More >

Chicago’s O’Hare Airport Hires Goat Herd to Graze Along Runways

Chicago’s O’Hare Airport Hires Goat Herd to Graze Along Runways

Photo via Shutterstock Goats are some of nature's most efficient lawnmowers - so it makes sense that one of the biggest airports in the country would want to employ them. This

Read More >

Nir Meiri’s Marine Light is Made from Dried Seaweed

Nir Meiri’s Marine Light is Made from Dried Seaweed

The Marine Light, which stands 40 cm tall and 33 cm wide, features a unique translucent lampshade that's made of dried seaweed. To create the lampshade, designer Meiri applied fresh seaweed to

Read More >

Lenbachhaus Museum Reopens in Munich with Foster + Partners’ Jewel Box Addition

Lenbachhaus Museum Reopens in Munich with Foster + Partners’ Jewel Box Addition

The main wing of the Lenbachhaus Museum was built in 1891 as a studio and villa for the artist Franz von Lenbach, and several additions have been added over the past 100+ years. In the latest

Read More >

Formosan Clouded Leopard Confirmed to Be Extinct in Taiwan

Formosan Clouded Leopard Confirmed to Be Extinct in Taiwan

Photo via Shutterstock A 13-year search for one of the smallest big cats in the world just ended, confirming what many feared: The Formosan clouded leopard is extinct in Taiwan. The more

Read More >

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill’s Imperial Tower Could Be Mumbai’s Tallest and Greenest Skyscraper

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill’s Imperial Tower Could Be Mumbai’s Tallest and Greenest Skyscraper

With projects like the Burj Khalifa under his belt, architect Adrian Smith has become synonymous with supertall skyscrapers - so it's no surprise that his firm, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, is

Read More >

Snøhetta and AECOM Unveil New Design for Golden State Warriors Arena in San Francisco

Snøhetta and AECOM Unveil New Design for Golden State Warriors Arena in San Francisco

Last fall, the Warriors announced plans to move from their current home in Oakland's Oracle Arena across the bay to Piers 30-32 in San Francisco. The proposal immediately raised concern that a

Read More >

David Trubridge’s Gorgeous New Manuka Lamp Casts Shadows Shaped Like Flowers

David Trubridge’s Gorgeous New Manuka Lamp Casts Shadows Shaped Like Flowers

The Manuka lamp is named after the Manuka tree, a tree or shrub bearing small white flowers with five petals that is native to New Zealand and southeast Australia. Trubridge was inspired to

Read More >

Solar Impulse Launches Solar-Powered Flight from San Francisco to New York

Solar Impulse Launches Solar-Powered Flight from San Francisco to New York

The Solar Impulse plane is an entirely sun-powered, single-seat airplane that is capable of flying for 36 hours consecutively. In late March we got our first glimpse of the Solar Impulse, and

Read More >

MVRDV to Transform Industrial Port in Caen, Normandy into Urban Garden “Mosaic”

MVRDV to Transform Industrial Port in Caen, Normandy into Urban Garden “Mosaic”

Caen Presqu’ile is a large brownfield located on a peninsula near the center of Caen, which was hastily rebuilt after Word War II. MVRDV's comprehensive redevelopment plan calls for

Read More >

Indonesian Architects Work to Preserve Traditional Mbaru Niang Cone-Shaped Eco Huts

Indonesian Architects Work to Preserve Traditional Mbaru Niang Cone-Shaped Eco Huts

The cone-shaped Mbaru Niang huts are traditional symbols of community and family unity, but sadly there aren't many of them left. A group of young Indonesian architects discovered the last four

Read More >

The Angelic Organics Learning Center in Illinois is Made from Whole Trees and Straw Bale

The Angelic Organics Learning Center in Illinois is Made from Whole Trees and Straw Bale

We've featured Gunderson and Whole Trees Architecture here on Inhabitat before. The innovative firm uses unmilled tree trunks and branches as structural components of buildings, which is much

Read More >

We Review the Self-Tending Click and Grow Smart Gardens

We Review the Self-Tending Click and Grow Smart Gardens

Looking to grow some herbs or veggies in a limited space? Look no further than Click and Grow, a nifty kit that enables you to grow everything from tomatoes to veggies in a clever

Read More >

Lamacek Design Studio to Bring Funky Felt Creations to BKLYN Designs 2013

Lamacek Design Studio to Bring Funky Felt Creations to BKLYN Designs 2013

Brooklyn-based design firm Lamacek Design Studio hauled in a BKLYN Designs award back in 2010 for producing a clever wall-mounted Deer Head Light, so we're especially excited to see what

Read More >

Henning Larsen Architects Unveils Plans for New Microsoft Headquarters Near Copenhagen

Henning Larsen Architects Unveils Plans for New Microsoft Headquarters Near Copenhagen

In addition to providing office space, the new Microsoft campus will include student housing and retail space. The mixed-use development will play an integral role in

Read More >

MVRDV Breaks Ground on Green-Roofed Business District at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport

MVRDV Breaks Ground on Green-Roofed Business District at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport

The facades of the buildings in the Shanghai Hongqiao Airport business district are meant to subtly reference the patterns seen in a bamboo forest, according to the architects. "The self-shading

Read More >

Hamburg Transforming WWII Bunker Into Renewable Energy Power Plant

Hamburg Transforming WWII Bunker Into Renewable Energy Power Plant

Construction on the bunker began at the height of the war in 1943, and in 1947 the British attempted to demolish the structure, but because the walls were so thick, they only succeeded in

Read More >

Hamburg’s WaterHouses Draw Geothermal Heat from Groundwater

Hamburg’s WaterHouses Draw Geothermal Heat from Groundwater

The five buildings that comprise the WaterHouses are designed to demonstrate how residential developments of the future could interact with water from an environmental and recreational

Read More >

For Earth Day, Tell President Obama to Reject the Keystone XL Pipeline

For Earth Day, Tell President Obama to Reject the Keystone XL Pipeline

There is no bigger issue for the environmental movement right now than the Keystone XL Pipeline, a 3,400-mile pipe that would transport oil extracted from the tar sands in northern Alberta

Read More >

San Francisco’s Exploratorium Reopens as the Country’s Biggest Net-Zero Energy Museum

San Francisco’s Exploratorium Reopens as the Country’s Biggest Net-Zero Energy Museum

When the Exploratorium opened in 1969, it pioneered a new type of interactive science museum that has come to be the norm at museums around the country and the world. Now, the Exploratorium is

Read More >

The Wedge: Heimplanet’s New Inflatable Two-Person Tent Pops Up in a Snap

The Wedge: Heimplanet’s New Inflatable Two-Person Tent Pops Up in a Snap

Even though air is lighter than metal, at 7.1 pounds The Wedge actually weighs quite a bit more than your standard backpacking tent. That's because it features thick air tubes and requires

Read More >

HOK Unveils Plans for New LEED Gold Medical Campus in Buffalo

HOK Unveils Plans for New LEED Gold Medical Campus in Buffalo

Last year, the State University of New York at Buffalo announced that it had selected HOK Architects to design a new School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences near downtown Buffalo. Now,

Read More >

UNStudio to Relaunch as Open-Source Knowledge Sharing Practice

UNStudio to Relaunch as Open-Source Knowledge Sharing Practice

Dutch architecture firm UNStudio -- a longtime Inhabitat favorite -- made a surprise announcement this week, revealing that it will shift away from being a traditional design firm and relaunch

Read More >

Candy-Colored Urban Development and Environment Office Opens in Hamburg

Candy-Colored Urban Development and Environment Office Opens in Hamburg

The new state ministry building is one of the most energy-efficient buildings in Germany. It requires just 70 kWh/m2, compared to a typical building from the 1970s that would have

Read More >

Paris Officials Hire Sheep to Mow and Fertilize City Green Space

Paris Officials Hire Sheep to Mow and Fertilize City Green Space

Last week, four shaggy black sheep were put to work grazing on the grass in front of Paris' municipal archives building. The sheep are being used as a pastoral alternative to gas-guzzling and

Read More >

Philadelphia to Host Pong Tournament on the Side of a 30-Story Building

Philadelphia to Host Pong Tournament on the Side of a 30-Story Building

This month, Philadelphia residents will get a chance to play Pong on what's being described as the world's biggest video game screen. It's a classic marriage of modern architecture and arcade

Read More >

Researchers Find Way to Extract Hydrogen from Any Plant in Potential Breakthrough for Fuel Cells

Researchers Find Way to Extract Hydrogen from Any Plant in Potential Breakthrough for Fuel Cells

In a breakthrough that could be a game-changer for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, researchers at Virginia Tech have discovered a way to extract large amounts of hydrogen from any plant.

Read More >

Chinese Fishing Boats Catch 12 Times More Fish than Goes Reported

Chinese Fishing Boats Catch 12 Times More Fish than Goes Reported

Photo via Shutterstock A new report published by scientists at the University of British Columbia finds that Chinese fishing boats catch about $11.5 billion worth of fish from beyond Chinese

Read More >

Awesome Dad Builds Son a Calvin and Hobbes-Themed Nursery with a Tree Fort Bed

Awesome Dad Builds Son a Calvin and Hobbes-Themed Nursery with a Tree Fort Bed

Any young boy raised on Calvin and Hobbes has dreamed of retreating to a tree fort to hurl snowballs and Susie Derkins and host G.R.O.S.S. (Get Rid Of Slimy girlS) meetings. One amazing dad

Read More >

  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
What are you looking for? (Solar, HVAC, etc.)
Where are you located?