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Lotus Belle Outback Tent provides a temporary luxury space with multiple purposes

Lotus Belle Outback Tent provides a temporary luxury space with multiple purposes

  has an innate bohemian feel to the design, but that doesn't restrict its applications. This light, airy tent serves as the perfect fair-weather guest room, a temporary yoga studio, or a unique

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The UK’s first natural public swimming pool will use plants, not chemicals, to stay clean

The UK’s first natural public swimming pool will use plants, not chemicals, to stay clean

Adventurous Londoners will soon be able to take a dip in the chemical-free King’s Cross swimming pool, a man-made freshwater pond filtered and kept clear through natural processes. Designed by Rotterdam

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Refuge du Goûter: Space-Age Self-Sufficient Alpine Lodge is the Highest Building in France

Refuge du Goûter: Space-Age Self-Sufficient Alpine Lodge is the Highest Building in France

Located on one of the most popular routes used by climbers hoping to scale Mont Blanc, the Refuge du Goûter took five years to plan and three more to build. Dubbed a 'high-altitude hotel,' the project

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Brilliant Mold-Detecting Fruit Bowl Alerts You to Rotting Fruit Before it Goes Bad

Brilliant Mold-Detecting Fruit Bowl Alerts You to Rotting Fruit Before it Goes Bad

Who hasn't experienced the frustration of picking a piece of fruit out of a bowl only to toss it out because it's covered in a nasty layer of mold? Student designer Jagjit Chodha hopes to put an end to

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From trash to Transformers: A father-son team earns over $160,000 building giant robots from junk

From trash to Transformers: A father-son team earns over $160,000 building giant robots from junk

The Transformers empire is big in China, so the recycled larger-than-life models are drawing quite a bit of attention there. Yu Zhilin of Zhangmu saw the exploding success of the films as a promising

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Nation’s largest shipping container restaurant was installed in just 3 days

Nation’s largest shipping container restaurant was installed in just 3 days

Located on a former brownfield along the French Broad River, the Smoky Park Supper Club is a shining example of adaptive reuse and brownfield reclamation. Logan, owner of the downtown Asheville restaurant

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Russia has ambitious plans to build a superhighway to Alaska

Russia has ambitious plans to build a superhighway to Alaska

Russia has announced big plans for a superhighway that would effectively connect all the continents in the Northern Hemisphere, making it possible to travel from New York westward through Russia and on to

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Morphosis plans ultra-thin reflective skyscraper for Swiss resort valley

Morphosis plans ultra-thin reflective skyscraper for Swiss resort valley

The '7132 Tower' is intended to be an impressive and eye-catching feature in itself, but the architects also worked to make sure the building cooperates with its beautiful natural environment. To that

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James Whitaker designs funky light-filled office space out of shipping containers

James Whitaker designs funky light-filled office space out of shipping containers

An advertising agency commissioned Whitaker to develop the Hechingen Studio design as a low-cost cargotecture workspace near the rural German town of Hechingen. Although the project was never

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Azerbaijan’s 2015 Expo Pavilion Keeps a Small Energy Footprint Inside a Slatted Timber Shell

Azerbaijan’s 2015 Expo Pavilion Keeps a Small Energy Footprint Inside a Slatted Timber Shell

The designers created a modular system within the Azerbaijan pavilion so that various levels can be reconfigured to accommodate a variety of different uses. Each floor is connected via an escalator and

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Vo Trong Nghia Unveils Towering Bamboo Lotus Pavilion for the World Expo 2015

Vo Trong Nghia Unveils Towering Bamboo Lotus Pavilion for the World Expo 2015

Vo Trong Nghia's lotus pavilion was inspired by local flora, but it holds a universal message. "Growing from the muddy ponds it rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty. The flower is proof

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Classic Eichler renovated into a naturally-cooled home that blends indoors and out

Classic Eichler renovated into a naturally-cooled home that blends indoors and out

Klopf Architecture recently remodeled a classic Eichler mid-century home, honoring the iconic home’s style while expanding it to suit the needs of the new homeowners. Working along side Arterra

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Samoo Architects & Engineers reveal plans for Ulju Government Complex in South Korea

Samoo Architects & Engineers reveal plans for Ulju Government Complex in South Korea

The architects designed the project as an attempt to combine history, nature and accessibility and create diverse spaces within the complex. While there is a high degree of independence between different

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Temperature-regulating Thermo Tents offer the most comfortable camping experience ever

Temperature-regulating Thermo Tents offer the most comfortable camping experience ever

Summer is coming and we can't wait to go camping! However, those freezing nights and hot mornings can suck the fun out of the experience and make the most adventurous people grumpy. Irish firm Thermo Tent

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AgriDust transforms food waste into green packaging and plant pots

AgriDust transforms food waste into green packaging and plant pots

AgriDust is a project that envisions turning food waste into biodegradable material which can be used to make packaging and plant pots. Marina Ceccolini devised a way to transform six types of

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Kengo Kuma wins design competition for new Paris Metro station

Kengo Kuma wins design competition for new Paris Metro station

Japan-based architecture firm Kengo Kuma & Associates has been named as the winner of the design competition for a new Paris Metro station. The 45,000-square-metre metro stop, located in the northern

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Glassy timber-clad La Chasse Galerie home harmonizes with the lush Laurentian Forest

Glassy timber-clad La Chasse Galerie home harmonizes with the lush Laurentian Forest

The gorgeous la-Chasse-Galerie house is a light filled home designed by Thellend Fortin Architects to harmonize with the wooded area it sits upon. Located in the Laurentian forest outside of Montreal,

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United Nations to send 10,000 flat-packed IKEA shelters to refugees worldwide

United Nations to send 10,000 flat-packed IKEA shelters to refugees worldwide

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) has partnered with social enterprise Better Shelter to move forward on a plan to bring 10,000 of IKEA’s incredible solar-powered flat pack

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Architect builds tiny timber barn for adorable pygmy goats in Bavaria

Architect builds tiny timber barn for adorable pygmy goats in Bavaria

Inspired by the region’s traditional timber homes, Kühnlein built the small barn out of wooden planks and raised it off the ground on timber legs. The structure is made up of stacked spruce lengths

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This flowering Japanese paper sculpture creates a unique sky gazing experience

This flowering Japanese paper sculpture creates a unique sky gazing experience

Environmental Design student Shoko Konishi was inspired by the sky to create her paper structure "Transition". At first it appears humble, with little clue to it's intended use. Once inside the small

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Jubilee Pavilion in Karlsruhe will help the city celebrate its 300th anniversary in style

Jubilee Pavilion in Karlsruhe will help the city celebrate its 300th anniversary in style

The wooden structure will cover an area of 1000 square meters, and will be composed of the ground floor, including function hall, a stage and cafeteria as well as an exposition floor and two viewing

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Kiyoshi Mino’s startlingly realistic felt sculptures blow taxidermy away

Kiyoshi Mino’s startlingly realistic felt sculptures blow taxidermy away

Kiyoshi’s collection of eight animal sculptures are now offered through the Chicago design shop ODLCO. Each bear, lamb, pig, cat, horse, duck, chipmunk, and bird sculpture is started with the face in

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Contemporary Bedford Park House modestly hides its many green features

Contemporary Bedford Park House modestly hides its many green features

The Bedford Park House’s modest and traditional appearance—the house matches the scale, setback, and exterior brick-and-wood detailing of its neighbors—belies its many impressive sustainable

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Tiny Mogo Freedom trailer transforms into a camper for two

Tiny Mogo Freedom trailer transforms into a camper for two

The adorable and completely portable Mogo Freedom gullwing trailer makes your next road trip an easy overnight experience. The tiny trailer can comfortably sleep two, at night, while toting a bunch of

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Adjaye Associates to transform a Johannesburg industrial building into a verdant residence

Adjaye Associates to transform a Johannesburg industrial building into a verdant residence

A disused 1970s industrial building in Johannesburg may be getting a plant-covered overhaul by London-based designers, Adjaye Associates. Headed up by David Adjaye, the design would revamp the Hallmark

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Heimplanet’s inflatable 6-person Nias tent pitches in a snap

Heimplanet’s inflatable 6-person Nias tent pitches in a snap

The large and breathable Nias tent comprises an inner tent, fly sheet, and the inflatable diamond grid frame. These parts work together in unison for extremely fast pitching so that all users need to do

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Green-roofed concrete outbuilding is an extension of the rural Spanish landscape

Green-roofed concrete outbuilding is an extension of the rural Spanish landscape

The multipurpose outbuilding serves as a warehouse and workshop with space for changing rooms, a new biomass boiler, and farm machinery. Located between the farmhouse and farmland, the green-roofed

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Architects reveal the world’s first shadowless skyscrapers in London

Architects reveal the world’s first shadowless skyscrapers in London

The design is based on the idea of using concave reflective surfaces adapted specifically to the sun’s path in the sky. An algorithm unique to the buildings’ location was used to utilize the sun

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Easy DIY ways to stay warm without turning up the thermostat

Easy DIY ways to stay warm without turning up the thermostat

Spring has sprung (according to our calendars, but we’re still weathering some pretty cold temperatures. Because of the drawn out winter, so much money has already been spent warming up your home, that

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Aljoud Lootah’s Oru origami furniture is made from teak, felt and copper

Aljoud Lootah’s Oru origami furniture is made from teak, felt and copper

We've seen different objects shaped according to the principles of origami, but these beautiful furniture pieces by Dubai-based designer Aljoud Lootah use timber in an unexpected way that looks both

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