Botanical

Modern Silicom House in Madrid Peeks Out from a Leafy Allotment

Modern Silicom House in Madrid Peeks Out from a Leafy Allotment

The Silicom House peeks out from a gentle slope in Madrid that is surrounded by the allotment's luscious greenery. The family home sits in a sunk-in design and to access it one has to go around gorgeous

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Areas of the Amazon Rainforest are Shifting to Grassland

Areas of the Amazon Rainforest are Shifting to Grassland

Image via Shutterstock The Amazon rainforest is one of the largest, most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet. According to new information published in Geophyscial Research Letters, protecting habitats

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Nomad’s Phytology Medicinal Garden Project Highlights the Overlooked Healing Properties of Our Urban Environment

Nomad’s Phytology Medicinal Garden Project Highlights the Overlooked Healing Properties of Our Urban Environment

The high-rise blocks and grubby victorian streets in London's East End accommodate a culturally rich and varied population, but not so much in the way of biodiversity. The Phytology project, by arts

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Dramatic Greenhouses Accentuate Ecorium Eco-Park Opening in Korea

Dramatic Greenhouses Accentuate Ecorium Eco-Park Opening in Korea

The wedge-shaped glass enclosures are greenhouses that will each be a controlled environment home to different climate zones from tropical to polar. There are five total climates represented including

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Garden Grows on Roof of Chicago Convention Center

Garden Grows on Roof of Chicago Convention Center

Fresh, healthy vegetables and herbs are sprouting in the most unlikely of places -- the rooftop of the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Botanic Garden began planting on

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EnerGaia Grows Algae for Eating on Rooftops in Bangkok

EnerGaia Grows Algae for Eating on Rooftops in Bangkok

Spirulina was a healthy green snack that the Incas used to enjoy, and now the edible algae is grown on Bangkok rooftops as a nutritious alternative to meat protein. EnerGaia representatives told AFP that

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Beautiful Wooden Home in Norway Is Built Around Forest Trees

Beautiful Wooden Home in Norway Is Built Around Forest Trees

The wooden Square House is situated within a dense pine forest area on a car-free island called Nøtterøy. It was built from vertical boards of local pine that create a cubic shelter surrounded by

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America’s Oldest Pear Tree Still Bearing Fruit at 383 Years

America’s Oldest Pear Tree Still Bearing Fruit at 383 Years

In 1630, the Puritan settler and Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, John Endicott, planted one of the first fruit trees to be cultivated in the New World. Today, Endicott's pear tree still stands -

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Grant Associates Design Lush Sustainable Garden for BREAAM Outstanding Worcester Library

Grant Associates Design Lush Sustainable Garden for BREAAM Outstanding Worcester Library

The lush gardens designed to accompany the gorgeous copper alloy-clad hive Worcester Library in the UK have just been opened to the public. Designed by Grant Associates, who brought us the Supertrees

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Benedikt Groß Brings Digital Printing to Precision Farming

Benedikt Groß Brings Digital Printing to Precision Farming

Benedikt Groß has used digital printing to map out seed placement for an 11.5 hectacre piece of land in Germany. Operating on the premise that precision farming is the way of the future, and that digital

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London’s Largest Living Wall Springs to Life in Victoria

London’s Largest Living Wall Springs to Life in Victoria

Rows and rows of ferns, flowers and herbaceous plants are anchored by 16 tons of soil, spanning over 3,700 square feet along the side of the boutique hotel in the Victoria area of London.  Unveiled this

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3D Printed Wearable Planter Rings Adorn Your Hands With Tiny Plants

3D Printed Wearable Planter Rings Adorn Your Hands With Tiny Plants

Colleen Jordan has been pleasing fashionista green thumbs with her Wearable Planters for years, and her adorable new Planter Rings will have you saying "I do". Each colorful bauble is 3D printed and holds

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Living Air Garden Pops Up at the Reina Sofia Museum in Spain

Living Air Garden Pops Up at the Reina Sofia Museum in Spain

Estudio 108's modular green walls are not only gorgeous - planted as they are with a plethora of colorful and indigenous plant species - but they are also incredibly easy to erect, use very few materials,

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Airborne: World’s First Rotating Air Gardens Debut in Melbourne

Airborne: World’s First Rotating Air Gardens Debut in Melbourne

Funded by the City of Melbourne's 2013 Arts Grant Program, Airborne is a wonderful addition to Australia's second largest city's skyline. Made with recycled bicycle wheels and a bit of wire and adorned

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Apples Aren’t as Sweet Anymore, and Climate Change is to Blame

Apples Aren’t as Sweet Anymore, and Climate Change is to Blame

Photo via Shutterstock Fuji apples have always been known to be one of the sweetest varieties to take a bite out of, but if you noticed that apples are tasting a little less sweet these days, you

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The Ienami Bonkei Planter is a Green-Roofed Cityscape for Your Desk

The Ienami Bonkei Planter is a Green-Roofed Cityscape for Your Desk

For those trapped in an office who yearn to gaze upon a bucolic landscape, the Ienami Bonkei Planter by Japanese designer Chiaki Murata is the perfect desk accessory. Bonkei is the art of creating natural

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The Popularity of Urban Beekeeping May Actually Be Killing Bees

The Popularity of Urban Beekeeping May Actually Be Killing Bees

Photo via Shutterstock It's a case of too much of a good thing: A surge in the number of hives in some cities might actually be causing harm to the local honey bee population. According to an article

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Australia’s Enchanting Pod Playground is Inspired by Its Natural Surroundings

Australia’s Enchanting Pod Playground is Inspired by Its Natural Surroundings

Recently opened in Canberra, this magnificent playground is meant to be enjoyed by both kids and adults. The playground draws its forms directly from the trees of the arboretum, and the structures

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Scientists Develop Robotic Plants To Test Soil in All Environments

Scientists Develop Robotic Plants To Test Soil in All Environments

A group of Italian scientists have taken artificial plants to the next level, creating the world’s first bionic plant. The robotic plants have roots that grow and unwind into soil just like the real

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The Spiritree: Eco-Friendly Burial Planter Grows a Tree With Your Earthly Remains

The Spiritree: Eco-Friendly Burial Planter Grows a Tree With Your Earthly Remains

Those who strive to be eco-conscious in life can also leave a legacy of caring for the planet after they pass away. The Spiritree is a biodegradable cinerary urn that holds cremated remains of the

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Scientists Propose Planting Trees in the Desert to Combat Climate Change

Scientists Propose Planting Trees in the Desert to Combat Climate Change

Desert photo from Shutterstock A group of German scientists led by Klaus Becker of the University of Hohenheim believes that planting drought-tolerant vegetation in arid regions could capture CO2 and

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The Rapid Bee Decline Has Inspired Martha Stewart to Care for Hives of Her Own

The Rapid Bee Decline Has Inspired Martha Stewart to Care for Hives of Her Own

Here at Inhabitat, we often talk about how important bees are to the environment and how much their survival is being threatened by things like pesticides, infections and habitat encroachment. Martha

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Alice Kim’s Plant Pregnancy Vest Lets You Provide Special Care for Seedlings

Alice Kim’s Plant Pregnancy Vest Lets You Provide Special Care for Seedlings

Is it a girl? A boy? What about a vegetable? Proud green thumbs can now lavish special attention onto their leafy friends with Alice Kim's Plant Pregnancy vest and stroller. The design student from

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Courtesy of Nature: Temporary Gallery Space Frames Nature as Art

Courtesy of Nature: Temporary Gallery Space Frames Nature as Art

Courtesy of Nature is a contextual art installation by Anouk Vogel and Johan Selbing that frames existing plant life within a gallery-like space. Instead of creating a new object to be placed on existing

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The World’s Deserts Are Greening from Carbon Dioxide Fertilization

The World’s Deserts Are Greening from Carbon Dioxide Fertilization

Thanks to increased levels of CO2 in the atmosphere, the world's deserts are getting a little greener through a process called "CO2 fertilization." Scientists from CSIRO have been taking satellite data of

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The Reasons Why Quinoa is Not Catching On in the US

The Reasons Why Quinoa is Not Catching On in the US

Quinoa seems like the perfect grain. The little golden seed is gluten-free, low in calories, high in protein, tasty, and able to grow in arid climates. In recent years, it has gained popularity among

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Trees Are Adapting to Climate Change by Using Water More Efficiently

Trees Are Adapting to Climate Change by Using Water More Efficiently

It's clear that global warming is going to require some serious adaptation. While some life on this planet digs in its heels, other lifeforms-- like trees -- are already adapting to climate change. A

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Amazing Botanical Sculptures Bring Fairytale Landscapes to Life in Montréal

Amazing Botanical Sculptures Bring Fairytale Landscapes to Life in Montréal

Mosaiculture is a horticultural art form that involves creating and mounting living artworks made mostly from plants. The colorful foliage, usually annuals and sometimes perennials, are combined with two-

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Yield Deign’s Beautiful Birch Planter Boxes Give Your Plants a Pop of Color

Yield Deign’s Beautiful Birch Planter Boxes Give Your Plants a Pop of Color

The Yield Planter Box is handcrafted in the San Francisco Bay Area. Its clean architectural lines contrast with the raw birch ply to provide an elegant display for succulents, cacti, herbs and more. Each

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Algorithmic ‘Printed’ Fields Could Make Farms More Productive and Resilient

Algorithmic ‘Printed’ Fields Could Make Farms More Productive and Resilient

As Gizmodo points out, combination planting isn't exactly a new technique; planting different crops in close proximity to ward off pests and disease is a strategy that has been practiced for a long time -

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