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Reading your weeds—what’s your soil telling you?

Reading your weeds—what’s your soil telling you?

So, it's mid March, which means that the summer growing season is a few short weeks away, and many springtime plants will be popping up soon. Although you might already be starting seeds for this year's

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Jochen Specht transformed an old Austrian house into a minimalist modern residence

Jochen Specht transformed an old Austrian house into a minimalist modern residence

The house, built in 1961, is located on a hill above the town of Dornbirn, Austria. It provides beautiful views of the Rhine delta and Lake Constance. The original structure became to small for its four

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Green Building in Cold Climates: Inhabitat Interview with Bernat and Kate of Maison Durable Portneuf

Green Building in Cold Climates: Inhabitat Interview with Bernat and Kate of Maison Durable Portneuf

We've seen many examples of how well green buildings can work in temperate and warm climates, but what about the harsher conditions that can lash homes in rural Quebec? Inhabitat recently had the

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Ryue Nishiziwa’s gorgeous vertical garden house takes root in Tokyo

Ryue Nishiziwa’s gorgeous vertical garden house takes root in Tokyo

Instead of a true facade, full-height windows, curtains, benches, and planters separate rooms and amenities. A living room and kitchen occupy the ground floor. Ascending the painted steel staircase leads

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Postman builds incredible palace from thousands of pebbles in Southeast France

Postman builds incredible palace from thousands of pebbles in Southeast France

Of the fateful meeting with his muse Cheval wrote in his journal: "My foot had stumbled against a stone which almost made me fall: I wanted to know what it was. It was a stumbling block of such an unusual

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Mobius Architecture’s modern Edge House is ringed by a green-roofed terrace

Mobius Architecture’s modern Edge House is ringed by a green-roofed terrace

The architects designed the building as a spacious residency that puts a modern twist on traditional architecture of mountainous regions of Poland. The building features a pitched roof which, combined

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Amazing Photos Show Young Girl Growing Up With Wild Animals in Africa

Amazing Photos Show Young Girl Growing Up With Wild Animals in Africa

Tippi's wild upbringing was documented by her parents Alain Degré and Sylvie Robert. The photo series looks like a real life Jungle Book where one can see the beautiful, deep relationship she had with

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Ice Sculptures Embedded with Seeds Repopulate Riverbeds as they Melt

Ice Sculptures Embedded with Seeds Repopulate Riverbeds as they Melt

[gallery_extend] Apart from raising awareness, which is an important goal all on its own, a thriving riverbank ecosystem has countless benefits both environmentally, and aesthetically. Plants can

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Biophotovoltaic Moss Table Generates Electricity Through Photosynthesis

Biophotovoltaic Moss Table Generates Electricity Through Photosynthesis

What if your lamp and laptop could be powered by plants? Biophotovoltaics' Moss Table is an innovative furnishing that demonstrates the future potential of Bio-Photo-Voltaic (BPV) technology. Here

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The Coolest Bar in Texas is Built With Seven Stacked Shipping Containers

The Coolest Bar in Texas is Built With Seven Stacked Shipping Containers

The bar is built up from seven different containers, which have been stacked on top of each other to create a double-height bar area, exposure to the elements, and plenty of cubbyholes where patrons can

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Luciano Pia’s incredible urban treehouse protects against air and noise pollution in Turin

Luciano Pia’s incredible urban treehouse protects against air and noise pollution in Turin

When Luciano Pia undertook to design a five-storey, 63 unit residential apartment building in Turin, he sought to break from the homogenous urban development that was consuming the area. What resulted was

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World’s largest indoor vertical farm will produce 2 million pounds of soil-free food in Newark

World’s largest indoor vertical farm will produce 2 million pounds of soil-free food in Newark

The multimillion-dollar deal was developed by AeroFarms in partnership with property management firm RBH Group, Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group, Prudential Financial Inc., and the City of Newark and

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Gothic-inspired Copper House blends contemporary design with medieval influences in Romania

Gothic-inspired Copper House blends contemporary design with medieval influences in Romania

Minimalism was key in the Copper House design. To that end, Radu Teacă clad the home’s double-pitched roof and façade in vertical strips of dark copper that emphasize the verticality of the house and

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New ‘Merchants of Doubt’ film to unmask scientific “liars for hire” today

New ‘Merchants of Doubt’ film to unmask scientific “liars for hire” today

You’ve been lied to. If you pay attention to scientific reporting on almost any topic that impacts the health and well-being of our planet and its people, then at some point, what you’ve heard about

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Architekturburo Scheder positions a tiny timber house on stilts in Germany

Architekturburo Scheder positions a tiny timber house on stilts in Germany

This tiny home in Hohenecken, Germany, is only three meters wide and raised on metal legs. Local studio Architekturbüro Scheder designed the house using galvanized steel posts, timber cladding and a

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This super-efficient Buffalo café is heated by just six logs a day

This super-efficient Buffalo café is heated by just six logs a day

The town of Buffalo, New York, is a place where winter is harsh. This year, it’s been even more so, and at least one local businessman is being smart about setting up his commercial space for an

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6 Places You Can Find Trash to Transform into Treasure

6 Places You Can Find Trash to Transform into Treasure

Photo via Shutterstock 1. Thrift Stores Go to any town or city and you are bound to find a thrift store. Whether its run by Salvation Army, Goodwill, SPCA or owned by a private person, thrift stores

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7 amazing projects by 2015 Pritzker Prize winning architect Frei Otto

7 amazing projects by 2015 Pritzker Prize winning architect Frei Otto

Roof for the 1972 Munich Olympic Stadium Designed in collaboration with Gunther Behnisch, the roofing for the 1972 Munich Olympic Stadium was considered a pioneer in lightweight tensile and membrane

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Singita switches on solar energy in South Africa’s Kruger National Park

Singita switches on solar energy in South Africa’s Kruger National Park

Built lightly into a 33,000-acre concession on the eastern reaches of Kruger National Park near the South Africa–Mozambique border, Singita Sweni Lodge and Singita Lebombo are dedicated to respecting

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Foster + Partners debuts design for 80-story “The One” in Toronto

Foster + Partners debuts design for 80-story “The One” in Toronto

Foster + Partners has debuted the design for "The One" in downtown Toronto, which will be an 80-story mixed-use tower located at One Bloor West. The building will feature nine levels of retail space and

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The Cave is a gorgeous rammed earth villa that opens onto the Sierra Madres

The Cave is a gorgeous rammed earth villa that opens onto the Sierra Madres

The Cave is a beautiful rammed earth villa designed by studio Greenfield that harmonizes with the grounds of the Maderas del Carmen natural park in Mexico. Built for the staff of the on site animal

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A gorgeous patchwork of wooden shutters transforms this home in Vietnam

A gorgeous patchwork of wooden shutters transforms this home in Vietnam

Inspired by Ecopark’s forested and low-density urban landscape, the architects sought to emulate those landscape characteristics throughout the home and describe their ideas as “pure, simple, and a

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Win a wonder sponge that removes bacteria using just water + a luxurious Coyuchi air-weight bath towel

Win a wonder sponge that removes bacteria using just water + a luxurious Coyuchi air-weight bath towel

coyuchi, organic towels, organic bathroom, zabada, zabada marvel, zabada handy, fair trade towels, green cleaning, green cleaning supplies, eco friendly cleaning, eco cleaning, non chemical cleaning,

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6 Most riveting projects made from upcycled airplanes

6 Most riveting projects made from upcycled airplanes

Plane as a Hotel Room Standing on the edge of a National Park, in Costa Rica, the amazing Costa Verde Resort has a unique hotel suite made from an old 60s. Boeing 727. A former South Africa Air plane,

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Barbara Wildenboer turns books into complex works of art

Barbara Wildenboer turns books into complex works of art

The canvases on which she explores include books of maps, atlases and science, that she transforms into works of art by finely cutting their pages into thin strips of paper that then splay out from each

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Eclectic Mill No. 5 is an innovative hipster haven housed within a converted textile mill in Lowell

Eclectic Mill No. 5 is an innovative hipster haven housed within a converted textile mill in Lowell

Envisioned as a haven for creatives, Mill No. 5 is anchored by office spaces for small tech start-ups. The mixed-use building, however, is very different from your average office complex. In addition to

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Fornebu S in Norway is the first shopping mall to receive BREEAM Outstanding certification

Fornebu S in Norway is the first shopping mall to receive BREEAM Outstanding certification

Fornebu S shopping mall outside Oslo is the first shopping mall to receive BREEAM Outstanding certification. It is part of a larger development owned by KLP Eiendom and predicted to become a medium-sized

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Albert Frey’s tiny Palm Springs house makes the desert an extension of his living room

Albert Frey’s tiny Palm Springs house makes the desert an extension of his living room

When you're an architect, you have the unique ability to make sure that your own house rocks as much as your clients' homes do. For Albert Frey, that meant building a home in the rocks—well, in the

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5 Ways to kick off your green spring cleaning with feng shui principles

5 Ways to kick off your green spring cleaning with feng shui principles

Image via Shutterstock 1. Look Under Your Bed Our beds are tied closely to our personal energy, but we often forgot or avoid cleaning underneath them. While you’re down there, maybe it’s time to

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Renton House overlooks the lake near one of the greenest U.S. cities

Renton House overlooks the lake near one of the greenest U.S. cities

The house was built for two avid cyclists and has a separate entrance and a lot of bike storage and repair spaces. The upper floors are open and provide stunning views of Lake Washington, while retaining

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