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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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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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Abandoned brick building renovated into ‘house within a house’ children’s center

Abandoned brick building renovated into ‘house within a house’ children’s center

South Korean architecture firm UTAA renovated a drab brick building into Pinocchio, a fun and welcoming children’s center. Located in a secluded rural landscape near Pocheon’s Unak Mountain, the

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MIT’s groundbreaking MultiFab 3D printer can print with 10 materials simultaneously

MIT’s groundbreaking MultiFab 3D printer can print with 10 materials simultaneously

This week, an MIT research team announced what they have developed a low-cost 3D printer that can use up to 10 different materials for one project. The innovation comes out of MIT's Computer Science and

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India’s high-flying Hornbill House is a treetop paradise built with stone and mud

India’s high-flying Hornbill House is a treetop paradise built with stone and mud

Hidden deep into the forests of southern India, this renovated bungalow provides an ideal quiet space for those looking to escape the city and enjoy nature. Called Hornbill house, the building is part of

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VIDEO: How to install Voltaic solar panels on your car

VIDEO: How to install Voltaic solar panels on your car

In the old days, if you wanted a solar panel, you had to buy one of those giant clunky things that were not only pricey, but also a real pain in the you-know-what to install. But times have changed,

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Chandelier-like canopy is made from 10,000 recycled BIC pens

Chandelier-like canopy is made from 10,000 recycled BIC pens

The ubiquitous BIC pen is one of the best symbols of modern consumerism—efficient, affordable, and easily disposable, these pens often wind up in the landfill at the end of their lifecycle. A team of

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Hand-powered Circo dishwasher saves time, space, money and water

Hand-powered Circo dishwasher saves time, space, money and water

It is estimated that 75% of the global population will live in urban areas by 2050. While this urbanization presents great opportunities, it will be an enormous challenge to ensure that energy and space

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Polarmond’s cocoon-like All-In-One combines 3 camping essentials into one

Polarmond’s cocoon-like All-In-One combines 3 camping essentials into one

Usually, when choosing lightweight, waterproof and warm gear for camping, things get complicated. Sleeping bags, sleeping pads, and tents all come separately, meaning you have to research, test, and buy

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Mexico City’s busiest avenue returning to residents as a stunning elevated public park

Mexico City’s busiest avenue returning to residents as a stunning elevated public park

One of Mexico City's busiest roads will soon become a pedestrian's dream - a sloping public park with an elevated promenade will transform the 10-lane road that runs west to east between Chapultepec Park

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Low-impact offSET Shed House is a modern beach home in New Zealand

Low-impact offSET Shed House is a modern beach home in New Zealand

Irving Smith Jack Architects designed a couple of “sheds” that couldn’t be more different from the garden-variety types you’ve seen before. Set in a coastal town near Gisborne, New Zealand, ISJ

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The motion-powered Million Mile Light is a runner’s dream come true

The motion-powered Million Mile Light is a runner’s dream come true

Runners, unless they prefer to exclusively jog well-lit hiking trails or the gym treadmill, all face a similar dilemma: staying visible and safe while pounding the pavement. The designers at the Million

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Nuevo South and GOOD Magazine transform a 100-year-old craftsman into a community home for kids

Nuevo South and GOOD Magazine transform a 100-year-old craftsman into a community home for kids

Having a place to be creative and socialize could be life-changing for kids living in unsafe city neighborhoods. Members of the inspiring Nuevo South community organization in South LA, dedicated to

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Innovative Gap House in Seoul saves space with communal living areas

Innovative Gap House in Seoul saves space with communal living areas

In order to tackle Seoul's population density and lack of communal spaces, local studio Archihood WXY designed a residential block where those occupying the units function more like housemates than

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South Africans revolutionize small-scale concentrated solar that’s cheaper than diesel

South Africans revolutionize small-scale concentrated solar that’s cheaper than diesel

Concentrated solar power, or CSP, is a pretty extraordinary technology; it uses an array of mirrors to focus the sun's energy onto a central tower, where the heat is then turned into electricity. There

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Xi’an unveils plans for green and highly walkable Innovation Harbor

Xi’an unveils plans for green and highly walkable Innovation Harbor

Giant towns popping up from seemingly nowhere have become a common sight in China. Xi’an, the central Chinese city best known as the home of the Terracotta Army, has unveiled ambitious plans for one

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BOARD designs a column-free lightweight bridge extension for a school in Germany

BOARD designs a column-free lightweight bridge extension for a school in Germany

Rotterdam-based studio BOARD designed a 120-meter-long elegant bridge building that would connect two existing schools and bring them spatially and functionally together. In addition to the bridge, the

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5 Spectacular car-free camping trips around the San Francisco Bay Area

5 Spectacular car-free camping trips around the San Francisco Bay Area

5 Spectacular Places to Hike and Camp (on Public Transportation) in the Bay Area/near San Francisco Summer in the city can get claustrophobic no matter where you live. Have you been lurking on

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Olson Kundig-designed lush public park hides on the ninth floor of a department store

Olson Kundig-designed lush public park hides on the ninth floor of a department store

Passing by a twelve story department store in Uijeongbu, South Korea, one wouldn't imagine that atop the ninth floor sits a surprising 20,000-square-foot park! Architecture firm Olson Kundig Architects

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This jaw-dropping luxury resort is 100% solar-powered

This jaw-dropping luxury resort is 100% solar-powered

The world's first 5-star resort to be completely powered by solar proves that luxury does not have to be sacrificed in the name of sustainability. Finolhu Villas, a jaw-dropping over-water resort on Kaafu

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Solar-powered Suite GO prefab was constructed in just 10 weeks

Solar-powered Suite GO prefab was constructed in just 10 weeks

Barcelona-based NOEM architecture studio designed and built a modern solar-powered timber home that took just a day-and-a-half to pop up on-site. Named Studio GO, the beautiful prefab was built in just 10

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Exquisite blown-glass trumpets are inspired by the changing seasons

Exquisite blown-glass trumpets are inspired by the changing seasons

Rahmil is best known for his glass dab masks, however, has expanded his portfolio to include antiques, a trumpet series, and other works that have been exhibited across the country. Siegel, on the other

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Innovative geothermal office nabs Germany’s highest environmental certification

Innovative geothermal office nabs Germany’s highest environmental certification

This elegant office building which replaced a derelict post-war lodge in Stuttgart is one of the stellar examples of sustainable office design in Germany. The building, designed by Blocher Blocher

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This LEGO-like modular skyscraper is made up of customizable pre-fab elements

This LEGO-like modular skyscraper is made up of customizable pre-fab elements

Indian residential developer Pooja Crafted Homes commissioned Penda to design the Vijayawada Garden Estate so to allow residents to personalize their homes. The building is meant to be located on a corner

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