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Gorgeous Yingst Retreat Nestled in a Michigan Forest has a Sod-Roofed Sauna

Gorgeous Yingst Retreat Nestled in a Michigan Forest has a Sod-Roofed Sauna

Black outbuildings that act as truncated garages line the path leading to the main house defined by white masonry boxed in by two bookends of sorts. Inside, exposed timber columns lend a natural aesthetic

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Elkebana’s fun botanical wall trophies are so much better than dead animal heads

Elkebana’s fun botanical wall trophies are so much better than dead animal heads

Here’s a phrase you don’t hear very often: vegan-friendly trophy wall. Akin to a pink elephant, the cruelty-free trophy wall is a rare but wondrous thing, and this botanical interpretation by Elkebana

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Make Your Own DIY Shipping Pallet Furniture with Studiomama’s Easy Tutorials

Make Your Own DIY Shipping Pallet Furniture with Studiomama’s Easy Tutorials

Tolstrup developed her line of pallet furniture while participating in TEN, a dialogue between ten London based designers that was set up with the intention of responding to sustainability issues in

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Score a $749 Naturepedic organic twin mattress in our Back to School Giveaway!

Score a $749 Naturepedic organic twin mattress in our Back to School Giveaway!

It's almost that time of year again. Where did summer go? As the kids go back to school, they may be feeling some stresses along with all the excitement. One of the most important things you can do as a

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This floating survival shelter rises above floods

This floating survival shelter rises above floods

The alarming rates of sea levels rise have inspired designers Zhou Ying and Niu Yuntao to create a floating emergency shelter that could save lives during floods and tsunamis. Instead of conventional

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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 to grow a

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Adorable Wild Thing Cabin is perched in the middle of a rewilding Latvian meadow

Adorable Wild Thing Cabin is perched in the middle of a rewilding Latvian meadow

Like to just sit and contemplate nature? Then the Wild Thing cabin perched above a “rewilding” Latvian meadow is the perfect spot for you!

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Tornado-Resistant Phoenix Solar House Rises From the Ashes After Natural Disasters

Tornado-Resistant Phoenix Solar House Rises From the Ashes After Natural Disasters

The team includes students from three neighboring universities: the University of Louisville, Ball State University, and the University of Kentucky. Each of the universities provided a special kind of

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Japanese artist transforms oyster pearls into amazingly realistic miniature skulls

Japanese artist transforms oyster pearls into amazingly realistic miniature skulls

Nakaba carves all manner of skulls into tiny pearls - and other similar items, like melamine resin beads. He mostly does human and animal skulls in the oyster pearls, but also some pretty adorable moon

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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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Greenbuild 2015 kicks off in Washington D.C. November 18th!

Greenbuild 2015 kicks off in Washington D.C. November 18th!

The excitement is already building, and this year’s Greenbuild taking place in Washington, D.C., November 18-20, is gearing up to be a Monumental Green event. Greenbuild offers a truly unique

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Norway’s 2016 Youth Olympics student housing is a passive house block clad in sustainable wood

Norway’s 2016 Youth Olympics student housing is a passive house block clad in sustainable wood

Students attending the upcoming 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Norway will be accommodated in four blocks designed in line with the passivhaus principles and clad in durable wood able to resist the harsh

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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 Van

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Chinese welder spends a year building life-size Transformers model for his lucky son

Chinese welder spends a year building life-size Transformers model for his lucky son

Liangsheng took his son to see the Transformers movie last August, and the boy became a huge fan. He gifted his son a Transformers toy, and the boy asked for a bigger one. (Of course he did.) Liangsheng

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5 life-changing projects take home top honors in world’s largest design awards

5 life-changing projects take home top honors in world’s largest design awards

copenhagen, Denmark, Design, Design for Health, Design to Improve Life, eco design, green design, humanitarian design, index award winners, index: award, Sustainability, Sustainable Design, world’s

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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 ‘Heartbeat,’ an

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Nøjkærhus welcome center features walls made of stacked wood

Nøjkærhus welcome center features walls made of stacked wood

Perched in the center of a clearing in dense highland woods, the initial forest guard buildings served as a homebase for outdoor explorers. The new Nøjkærhus better serves visitors by inviting them

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15 awe-inspiring semi-finalists announced for the 2015 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

15 awe-inspiring semi-finalists announced for the 2015 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

596 Acres Living Lots Identifying unused urban spaces and working with disenfranchised residents to reclaim them for public use, Living Lots has already transformed dozens of spaces in New York City.

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BEEcosystem: the world’s first observation beehive to ship with an established colony

BEEcosystem: the world’s first observation beehive to ship with an established colony

Most of us would love to be able to help the bees, but we have no idea how to establish our own beehives. The genius team behind the BEEcosystem aim to change that with their modular indoor observation

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The 10 best electric vehicles

The 10 best electric vehicles

Longest Range electric vehicle Tesla Model S: One of the biggest reasons why car buyers shudder at the thought of owning an electric vehicle is, range anxiety. Today the average fully electric car only

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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 Sunset

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UK farmer grows his own eco home from sustainable hemp crops

UK farmer grows his own eco home from sustainable hemp crops

When UK farmer Nick Voase switched his croplands from potatoes to hemp after severe flooding in 2007, he probably didn’t know he’d one day be using part of his harvest to build a home. Fast forward to

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Michail Georgiou reimagines orthodox tradition for his tiny chapel in Cyprus

Michail Georgiou reimagines orthodox tradition for his tiny chapel in Cyprus

The curved roof reaches outwards at either end of the chapel, past the interior space, allowing the interior to flow outside and natural light to flow inside. On the east end, a semi-cylindrical

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Old Japan meets modern office design in this 100-year-old abandoned farmhouse in Japan

Old Japan meets modern office design in this 100-year-old abandoned farmhouse in Japan

Suma designed a 40-square-meter glass and steel structure which will contain office spaces for an IT firm and made sure to include all the digital infrastructure necessary for daily operation. Even though

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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 with a

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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, Oakland-based

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INTERVIEW: With Bridgette Meinhold, Author of ‘Urgent Architecture’

INTERVIEW: With Bridgette Meinhold, Author of ‘Urgent Architecture’

When Inhabitat's Architecture Editor,  Bridgette Meinhold, heard about the earthquake in Haiti in 2010 and the massive devastation it caused, she wanted to help, and was drawn to start investigating

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This all-electric personal submarine can dive up to 400 feet

This all-electric personal submarine can dive up to 400 feet

The two-person Deepflight Dragon is only 16.4 feet long and 6.2 feet wide and has been designed for easy launching and piloting. Onboard Dive Manager software monitors the critical functions of the sub

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Olafur Eliasson’s ship-inspired circle bridge opens in Copenhagen

Olafur Eliasson’s ship-inspired circle bridge opens in Copenhagen

Danish foundation Nordea-fonden commissioned the construction of the pedestrian bridge meat to span Copenhagen's Christianshavn canal. The final design is around 40 meters long (131 feet) and can be

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New hydrogen cellphone battery can power an iPhone for a week

New hydrogen cellphone battery can power an iPhone for a week

The answer to frustrated smartphone users’ prayers everywhere are being answered with Intelligent Energy’s hydrogen fuel cell charger, which can keep an iPhone charged for up to seven days. They have

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