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Inhabitat’s top 6 DIY stories of 2014

Inhabitat’s top 6 DIY stories of 2014

DIY stories are so inspiring, aren't they? Seeing a project that someone else put together encourages us to put our own creativity and craftiness to work, whether it's a small project like turning

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Inhabitat’s top original photos of 2014

Inhabitat’s top original photos of 2014

  Here at Inhabitat, we're fortunate enough to be able to write about some truly spectacular topics, and occasionally we also have the opportunity to travel around and take great photos to

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Inhabitat’s Top 9 Interviews of 2014

Inhabitat’s Top 9 Interviews of 2014

In the past year Inhabitat had the privilege of speaking with a variety of talented designers, architects and thinkers. We chatted with Bianca Bosker about architectural mimicry and Boyan Slat filled us

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Inhabitat’s top 6 green technology and science stories of 2014

Inhabitat’s top 6 green technology and science stories of 2014

This year there was a range of technological innovations that could not only improve our lives but help save the planet as well. We saw a group of 16-year old girls who revolutionized crop yields, an

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Inhabitat’s top design stories of 2014 – vote for your favorite!

Inhabitat’s top design stories of 2014 – vote for your favorite!

Green design will save the world, and this year designers went all out with an incredible range of innovations. Sada brought us an incredible hubless folding bike while Klemmens Torggler introduced the

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Tiny prefab Shepherd Hut is a picturesque time portal to the 19th century

Tiny prefab Shepherd Hut is a picturesque time portal to the 19th century

The Shepherd Hut’s old-fashioned look was achieved through Güte’s careful attention to detail and handmade furnishings. For example, the design team installed cast iron wheels instead of regular tube

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Inhabitat’s Top 7 Most Inspiring Stories of 2014

Inhabitat’s Top 7 Most Inspiring Stories of 2014

Every year you come across those stories that warm your heart and lift your spirits. Whether it involves a tough old lady who refused to back down to developers or a teenager with a brilliant idea that

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Charming timber-clad bungalows blend into Portugal’s bucolic landscape

Charming timber-clad bungalows blend into Portugal’s bucolic landscape

To complement the predominantly rural surroundings, the wooden volumes were crafted with a simple silhouette inspired by the traditional architecture of the Azores. The design encompassed four main

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Man quits job to convert old van into a cozy solar-powered mobile cabin

Man quits job to convert old van into a cozy solar-powered mobile cabin

Formerly a systems engineer, Hudson quit his job after months of daydreaming about living and traveling out of a DIY camper van. He took the leap in October 2013, and despite not having any prior building

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Inhabitat’s top 6 art stories of 2014

Inhabitat’s top 6 art stories of 2014

People have been creating art to inspire and communicate ideas to one another since we first put handprints on cave walls, and here at Inhabitat, we've been fortunate enough to discover some of the most

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Top 6 Inhabitat architecture stories of 2014 – which is your favorite?

Top 6 Inhabitat architecture stories of 2014 – which is your favorite?

2014 was yet another inspiring year for architecture lovers, and there was no shortage of cool stories about the built environment on Inhabitat. From a hair-raising house on the side of a cliff to a

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Inhabitat’s top 6 animal stories of 2014 – vote for your favorite!

Inhabitat’s top 6 animal stories of 2014 – vote for your favorite!

We've covered some pretty spectacular animal stories over the past year, ranging from "aww"-inspiring to downright freaky. We saw photos of a little girl who grew up with elephant and cheetah friends in

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Hurricane-resistant cabins overlook coastal marshlands in the Chesapeake Bay

Hurricane-resistant cabins overlook coastal marshlands in the Chesapeake Bay

Located near the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, the 2,200-square-foot House on Hoopers Island enjoys views of a pristine estuarine marshland ecosystem, pine forest, and bay. The vacation residence

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INTERVIEW: We Talk With Prefab Home Architect Toby Long

INTERVIEW: We Talk With Prefab Home Architect Toby Long

We at Inhabitat are bona fide prefab lovers. And while we tout the benefits of the prefab process every day, it's also important to step back and examine the potential of the prefab market, its

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Energy-efficient Casa SIP m3 house is made from stackable prefab modules

Energy-efficient Casa SIP m3 house is made from stackable prefab modules

Although Casa SIP m3 was built from modules, the architects' careful combination and arrangement gave the home a visually dynamic appearance. They designed a variety of 3D modules for the floors, walls,

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The Prefab MUJI House is a Daylit Minimalist Dream Home in Tokyo

The Prefab MUJI House is a Daylit Minimalist Dream Home in Tokyo

The Japanese retailer recently built their first new dwelling in Tokyo. Designed to maximize its small city plot, it features three levels with a minimalist aesthetic that's so common in Japanese

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Gorgeous Lookout House is a contemporary twist on Australian farmhouse typology

Gorgeous Lookout House is a contemporary twist on Australian farmhouse typology

The main entryway to the Lookout House is accessed through a large sliding barn door that blends in with the north side’s nearly windowless timber-clad façade wall. In contrast, the other three

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Cabin-like home in Belgium has 14 different facades

Cabin-like home in Belgium has 14 different facades

m architecture's Thuin house is a modern wooden dwelling that fuses high-quality materials with economical design strategies. Its boxy design consists of a series of interconnected cubes clad in locally

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White Pine Bungalow Passive House is the perfect energy-efficient retreat for retirees

White Pine Bungalow Passive House is the perfect energy-efficient retreat for retirees

The 3,283-square-foot south-facing home stretches east to west on a plot of land in the undulating Austrian countryside Althöflein. Large triple-glazed windows line the south facade and overlook a

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Soleta ZeroEnergy One: Gorgeous Tiny Home Can be Remote Controlled by a Smartphone

Soleta ZeroEnergy One: Gorgeous Tiny Home Can be Remote Controlled by a Smartphone

Given its versatile and affordable design, the Soleta zeroEnergy One can be used as a tiny home, an office, or as a vacation home. It is constructed of all natural materials sourced locally, including

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You’ll never believe what’s hiding inside this boulder

You’ll never believe what’s hiding inside this boulder

Through a 6 week residency with Verbier 3d Foundation, André Bloc and Claude Parent of Bureau A designed and built the micro shelter which they call Antoine. They were inspired by the writings of Swiss

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Funniest Inhabitat stories of 2014 – vote for your favorite!

Funniest Inhabitat stories of 2014 – vote for your favorite!

2014 was a tough year, particularly after the world lost Robin Williams, someone whose incomparable comedic mind helped teach us that sometimes laughter is the only way to see through all of the tears.

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The 6 Most Horrifying Inhabitat Stories of 2014

The 6 Most Horrifying Inhabitat Stories of 2014

This year we witnessed a number of inspiring stories across the world, but as always, there was also a fair share of horribly disturbing stories we published that shocked us to the core. From a depressing

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Sinato cleverly adds an L-shaped wood partition to expand a small apartment in Japan

Sinato cleverly adds an L-shaped wood partition to expand a small apartment in Japan

Sinato fit eleven different spaces within the 689-square-foot apartment, which features a limited materials palette comprising warm-toned wood, gray concrete, and white-painted walls. The spaces are

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This brilliant house fits perfectly into its mountain site, thanks to computer mapping

This brilliant house fits perfectly into its mountain site, thanks to computer mapping

The architects used raw materials for both the interior and exterior. Concrete slabs and OSB sheets are projected away from the main volume of the house, while an angled roof protects the interior from

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Passive House Che in Romania has a super fun indoor net canopy

Passive House Che in Romania has a super fun indoor net canopy

Located in northern Romania in the town of Suceava surrounded by a mature forest, Passive House Che enjoys its surrounding environment by engaging with it through large windows. Although most passive

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Energy-efficient, pine-clad Danish home is heated with geothermal energy

Energy-efficient, pine-clad Danish home is heated with geothermal energy

The Villa Buresø covers an area of 2,561 square feet and is positioned on the south bank of a slope. Although the home's north facade is largely glazed, the south facade is mostly closed save for a few

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Stufish’s Wanda Movie Theme Park is shaped like an enormous golden beehive in Wuhan

Stufish’s Wanda Movie Theme Park is shaped like an enormous golden beehive in Wuhan

The Wuhan Bells, a traditional icon of the local Chu-Han culture, inspired the Wuhan Movie Theme Park’s golden hive-like shape. The rounded structures were replicated at different scales and then

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Artists Recreate Famous Art Galleries Using Gingerbread and Candy

Artists Recreate Famous Art Galleries Using Gingerbread and Candy

Inspired by an interest in architecture, the artistic duo took gingerbread houses to a whole new level by reinventing famous architectural images using candy. The malleable and sticky medium posed

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5 healthy and delicious treats to make for Christmas

5 healthy and delicious treats to make for Christmas

Paleo Chocolate-Walnut Truffles Truffles without the dairy and the cups of sugar? Yes, its possible! Try this recipe for a paleo-inspired truffle made with antioxidant-packed dark cocoa and

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