Mike Chino

 

Mike is an editor and writer based in San Francisco. He left sunny UC Santa Cruz with a B.A. in French and Modern literature and delved into publishing through a stint at ReadyMade Magazine. Inspired by the impact that forward thinking can have on the present, he has cultivated a voracious appetite for developments in architecture, design, and technology. Mike likes to bike, blog, and build things, and in his spare time he also cooks, makes music, and rocks out.

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Massive 131 Acre Green Roof Planned for Seoul

Massive 131 Acre Green Roof Planned for Seoul

The architects behind South Korea's new eco dome have hatched another stunning project that plants a 131 acre green roof in the heart of Seoul. Designed by Samoo Architects & Engineers, the plan

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DIY Hyper-Modified Honda Motorcycle Hits 214 MPG

DIY Hyper-Modified Honda Motorcycle Hits 214 MPG

Fans of the hypermiling super-modded Aerocivic, meet its motorcycle counterpart! Designed and built by velomobile enthusiast Allert Jacobs, this streamlined recumbent motorcycle has been

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Design your Own Electric Vehicle With the Trexa EV Platform!

Design your Own Electric Vehicle With the Trexa EV Platform!

What if designing your own electric vehicle was as simple as picking out the parts and plugging them together? Trexa is aiming to make that dream a reality as they unveil the world's first

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Solar Puppy Sweater is Only a Little Bit Silly

Solar Puppy Sweater is Only a Little Bit Silly

If you're going to dress your dog up in silly outfits, they may as well serve a purpose. That's the tack behind this solar puppy sweater created by Erik Shiegg. According to him, the hi-tech

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Soviet Fish Factory Retrofitted Into Beautiful Modern Home

Soviet Fish Factory Retrofitted Into Beautiful Modern Home

Architect Zaigas Gailes Birojs has transformed an abandoned soviet fish factory in Kaltene, Latvia into a beautiful modern residence. Situated on the coast of an island in the Baltic Sea, the

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Spiraling Skyscraper Pod City For a Future New York

Spiraling Skyscraper Pod City For a Future New York

Design team Chimera has conceived of an incredible series of spiraling skyscrapers for New York's Hudson Yards that are modeled after the complex ecosystems created by the mangrove tree. Dubbed

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GREEN DESIGN PREDICTIONS FOR 2010!

GREEN DESIGN PREDICTIONS FOR 2010!

Welcome to 2010! The start of the new year is the perfect time to reflect upon the past, make resolutions for the future, and think about what the new year will bring. With this in mind, we've

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INHABITAT NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FOR 2010!

INHABITAT NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FOR 2010!

Happy New Year's Everyone! The ball has dropped, the countdown has ended, and a brand new year now unfolds before us! This past week we reflected upon the best of 2009, and now team Inhabitat

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INHABITAT EDITORS’ FAVORITE STORIES OF 2009!

INHABITAT EDITORS’ FAVORITE STORIES OF 2009!

Happy New Years everyone! As we count down to stroke of 2010 we've showcased our top transportation, architecture, and energy stories, and now we're thrilled to bring you our editor's favorites!

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ROCK ET ROLL: Eco Champagne Bottle Rocket for New Year’s Eve!

ROCK ET ROLL: Eco Champagne Bottle Rocket for New Year’s Eve!

Looking for a way to give your New Year's Eve bottle-poppin' festivities a bit of fun eco flair? Check out Zo Loft's awesome little Rock-et-Roll champagne bottle rockets! These spaceworthy

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TOP 5 GREEN ENERGY STORIES OF 2009

TOP 5 GREEN ENERGY STORIES OF 2009

As the world energy crisis mounts and the threat of catastrophic climate change looms near, the need for clean and green energy sources has never been greater. Fortunately, the future is bright

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Happy Holidays From Inhabitat!

Happy Holidays From Inhabitat!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM TEAM INHABITAT From the East Coast to the West Coast to the world at large, Team Inhabitat is sending you warm holiday wishes from every corner of the globe! Our writers

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Singapore’s Largest Garden Project Unveiled

Singapore’s Largest Garden Project Unveiled

Designs have just been released for Bay South, an incredible botanical preserve topped with super-tall solar trees that is set to be Singapore's largest garden project. Conceived by Grant

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LED-Equipped Gown Monitors Carbon Dioxide in the Air

LED-Equipped Gown Monitors Carbon Dioxide in the Air

Danish design company Diffus has created a stunning LED-studded dress that lights up when it detects carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The luminous ensemble is laced with conductive embroidery

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GREEN GIFT GUIDE: Gifts Under $50

GREEN GIFT GUIDE: Gifts Under $50

Credit crunch got ya down? This holiday season you can give green without breaking the bank with Inhabitat's guide to Eco Gifts Under $50 and Under $20! From fresh green gardens in a bag to

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Stacked Shipping Container Pavilion Rises at COP15

Stacked Shipping Container Pavilion Rises at COP15

As COP15 delegations continue in Copenhagen, Danish architects MAPT have erected a striking pavilion composed of a set of old shipping containers stacked up like building blocks. The recycled

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COP15 Climate Change Conference Kicks off Today!

COP15 Climate Change Conference Kicks off Today!

ATTENTION ALL RESIDENTS OF PLANET EARTH The United Nations COP15 climate change conferences kicks off today in Copenhagen, and the fate of the planet hangs in the balance! The policies and

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World’s Largest LED Project Completed in Abu Dhabi

World’s Largest LED Project Completed in Abu Dhabi

If you think your neighbor's holiday lighting spectacle is an exercise in excess, wait till you see the world's largest LED project, recently completed in Abu Dhabi. Created by Asymptote

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Inhabitat’s Event Picks for the COP15 Climate Conference

Inhabitat’s Event Picks for the COP15 Climate Conference

The COP15 Climate Conference kicks off next week in Copenhagen, and Inhabitat will be on the scene to bring you all the latest news from this monumental event! In addition to the official U.N.

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Geometric Park Heals a Rocky Rift in Bilbao

Geometric Park Heals a Rocky Rift in Bilbao

A beautiful geometric park has sprouted upon a once-barren slope that split two suburbs in Bilbao, Spain. Designed by ACXT, Pau Casals Square is a vibrant expanse of green space that connects

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Clever Wall Stickers Show the World Behind Your Light Switch

Clever Wall Stickers Show the World Behind Your Light Switch

London-based agency Hu2 Design has created a slick set of "Sustainable Habitat Reminder" wall stickers that aim to raise energy awareness by revealing a fantastical set of inner workings behind

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Cathedral Data Center Uses Thermal Energy to Heat 500 Homes

Cathedral Data Center Uses Thermal Energy to Heat 500 Homes

Data farms take up lots of space, suck a ton of energy, and generate a large amount of heat. Whereas keeping sets of servers cool can be a complicated endeavor, the city of Helsinki is putting

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5 Tips To Green Your Holidays

5 Tips To Green Your Holidays

The holidays are on their way, and Inhabitat founder Jill Fehrenbacher has some great tips for going green without going into the red. From shopping for eco-friendly gifts to picking out a

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Core77 Rolls out 77 Righteous Gifts Under $77

Core77 Rolls out 77 Righteous Gifts Under $77

Our friends over at Core77 are clearly having a blast as they unleash their eagerly awaited annual gift guide: 77 Righteous Gifts Under $77. This year's guide is positively radiating holiday

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Capstone Unveils Hybrid SuperCar Propelled by a Jet Turbine

Capstone Unveils Hybrid SuperCar Propelled by a Jet Turbine

Capstone Turbine is set to blow through the boundaries of conventional hybrid electric vehicles with its recently unveiled

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ANNOUNCING: The Inhabitat 2009 Green Gift Guide!

ANNOUNCING: The Inhabitat 2009 Green Gift Guide!

ATTENTION HOLIDAY SHOPPERS! Tomorrow is the first day of December, which means that the holiday shopping season is in full effect! If you're on the hunt for the perfect gift for the

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Happy Thanksgiving From Inhabitat!

Happy Thanksgiving From Inhabitat!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! We can't be believe that Thanksgiving has already come round again, and as we savor the holiday with friends and family we'd like to take a moment to pause and

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Scientists Create Bacteria that Glows to Reveal Land Mines

Scientists Create Bacteria that Glows to Reveal Land Mines

Land mines are currently strewn throughout 87 of the world's countries, and each year they cause 15,000-20,000 new casualties, the vast majority of which are inflicted upon civilians. Sifting

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India’s Barefoot Solar Engineers Are Building a Brighter Future

India’s Barefoot Solar Engineers Are Building a Brighter Future

Throughout India there are many rural villages that are completely removed from the grid. With no source of power for cooking, light, and heating they currently must rely on firewood, kerosene

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NeighborGoods: Your New Virtual Tool Shed

NeighborGoods: Your New Virtual Tool Shed

Practically every household in America has its own tool set, drill, and ladder... but why? Most people don't use these things on a daily basis, and due to their hardworking heritage these items

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