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Noah’s Ark is a Sustainable Floating City for a Post-Apocalyptic World

Noah’s Ark is a Sustainable Floating City for a Post-Apocalyptic World

Aleksandar Joksimovic and Jelena Nikolic are from Serbia and designed Noah's Ark, a sustainable floating city, for the 2012 eVolo Skyscraper Competition. Their hope was to design a safe and

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Plans for Frank Gehry-Designed WTC Performing Arts Center Are Looking Bleak

Plans for Frank Gehry-Designed WTC Performing Arts Center Are Looking Bleak

The plan to build the Frank Gehry-designed World Trade Center Performing Arts Center is looking bleak. The project currently has less than half of the funds it needs for construction, and there has been

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Giant Wine Barrel Room Overlooks the Black Forest in Germany

Giant Wine Barrel Room Overlooks the Black Forest in Germany

There are five "squares" or rooms on a farm in Sasbachwalden village - a tiny community known for its wine-making and wood processing. Named after the kind of wine that was stored in each of the enormous

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Giant Green Roofs Top MenoMenoPiu’s Wind-Powered Taichung City Cultural Center

Giant Green Roofs Top MenoMenoPiu’s Wind-Powered Taichung City Cultural Center

Although Japanese architecture firm SANAA snapped up the winning bid, we felt that MenoMenoPiu Architects and Atelier Castro Denissof's inspiring proposal was too good not to share. Located next to the

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DEVELOPING NEWS: Huge Explosion and Building Collapses Rock East Harlem

DEVELOPING NEWS: Huge Explosion and Building Collapses Rock East Harlem

Photo: Alyssa Alimurung Emergency crews are on the scene near 116th Street and Park Avenue in East Harlem this morning after receiving calls about a massive explosion and partial building collapse. 11

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Ambitious Eiffel Tower Renovation Turns the Aging Icon’s 1st Floor into a Green Energy Powerhouse

Ambitious Eiffel Tower Renovation Turns the Aging Icon’s 1st Floor into a Green Energy Powerhouse

The $34.6 million dollar project includes demolition and reconstruction of the first floor Eiffel and Ferrié pavilions, which house the welcoming center, shops and a restaurant. Upon completion, the

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Gigantic Airship Hangar Transformed Into Tropical Island Resort

Gigantic Airship Hangar Transformed Into Tropical Island Resort

The dome is the world's largest freestanding building, and it was originally owned by a company attempting to develop a transport dirigible. When that company went belly-up, a Malaysian company took the

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Ben Thomas Depicts Tokyo as a Tiny Version of Itself Using Tilt-Shift Photography

Ben Thomas Depicts Tokyo as a Tiny Version of Itself Using Tilt-Shift Photography

The photographer's work aims to present viewers with something that requires more than just one look to understand. While the locations he shoots are familiar to most people, the tilt-shift effect infuses

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Man Builds Amazing Geodesic Houseboat for Just $2,000

Man Builds Amazing Geodesic Houseboat for Just $2,000

Buckminster Fuller must be smiling down on this DIY geodesic houseboat built for just about $2,000. Buffalo, NY resident Michael Weekes decided to create the floating digs out of sustainable plywood and

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World’s First Quiet Treehouse Provides Safe Haven in a Noisy Environment

World’s First Quiet Treehouse Provides Safe Haven in a Noisy Environment

Luxury treehouse design and construction firm Blue Forest has charmed us before with their beautiful timber structures and this year’s Quiet Treehouse is no exception. Inspired by the shape of a small

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Bercy Chen Studio’s Green-Roofed Edgeland House Transforms a Former Brownfield in Texas

Bercy Chen Studio’s Green-Roofed Edgeland House Transforms a Former Brownfield in Texas

The form of the home itself is shaped like a scar, perhaps commenting on the site's industrial past, while the lush sod represents healing. According to the architects, the home is a modern

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Design-Apart Unveils Beautiful New 3D-Printed Lamps

Design-Apart Unveils Beautiful New 3D-Printed Lamps

Dedicated to "deliver[ing] bespoke Italian design around the world," Design-Apart brings together Italy's top designers and manufacturers to collaborate on these made-to-measure works of art. These

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Mysterious 1960′s Avoriaz Ski Resort is Straight Out of a Fantasy Film Noir

Mysterious 1960′s Avoriaz Ski Resort is Straight Out of a Fantasy Film Noir

The Avoriaz resort was the brainchild of 1960's Olympic downhill gold medal winner Jean Vuarnet. After Vuarnet returned home triumphant from the games, the municipality of Morzine asked the professional

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Help Reaction Housing Send Stackable Exo Emergency Shelters to Refugees in Syria!

Help Reaction Housing Send Stackable Exo Emergency Shelters to Refugees in Syria!

The Exo Shelter is inspired by the humble coffee cup - a sturdy, stackable, insulated object that is easily transported and utilized to deliver life-saving sustenance. Turn that coffee cup upside down and

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Starbucks Opens First LEED-Certified Store in Downtown Disney District, California

Starbucks Opens First LEED-Certified Store in Downtown Disney District, California

Millions of guests visiting the Disneyland Resort in California this year will have the opportunity to relax and recharge in the new Starbucks store that opened yesterday. The new store features a large

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100-Year-Old Utah Church Lifted 40 Feet Above Ground Without Moving an Inch

100-Year-Old Utah Church Lifted 40 Feet Above Ground Without Moving an Inch

A historical treasure and city landmark, the Provo Tabernacle was originally constructed from 1883 to 1898 and has since been used as a gathering place for community meetings and cultural events, most

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Artist Kathy Klein Creates Amazing Mandalas with Flowers and Seeds

Artist Kathy Klein Creates Amazing Mandalas with Flowers and Seeds

Inspired by both nature and mandalas, Klein has found her own unique way of expressing the beauty and abundance of her surroundings. She uses all sorts of natural finds to represent the ancient Hindu and

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Solar-Powered Bragg Hill Barn-Inspired Home Was Built to Last Several Generations in Rural Pennsylvania

Solar-Powered Bragg Hill Barn-Inspired Home Was Built to Last Several Generations in Rural Pennsylvania

When Barney and Nancy Leonard decided to move out of Philadelphia to Chester County and build a new home, they knew the home would be super sustainable. They hired Matthew Moger of Moger Mehrhof

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Sou Fujimoto’s Tree-Inspired Tower Sprouts Balconies Like Leaves

Sou Fujimoto’s Tree-Inspired Tower Sprouts Balconies Like Leaves

The city of Montpellier launched its ambitious 12-building "Folies" competition in hopes of enriching its 21st century architectural heritage. A product of both Japanese and Mediterranean influences,

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Man Spends $35,000 to Convert His Home into a Feline Fantasyland

Man Spends $35,000 to Convert His Home into a Feline Fantasyland

The most extensive change to the house involves a series of walkways that run throughout the house: a spiralled walkway that leads from the kitchen up to the second floor, a scaled-down staircase that

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Tiny $33K Home Offers Off-Grid Luxury Living on Wheels

Tiny $33K Home Offers Off-Grid Luxury Living on Wheels

By building their tiny home on wheels, the Morrisons were able to bypass many of the building codes and regulations that normally stand in the way of building tiny homes. Although hOMe measures just 8.5

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Do You Agree with Liam Neeson’s Stance About Horse-Drawn Carriages in NYC?

Do You Agree with Liam Neeson’s Stance About Horse-Drawn Carriages in NYC?

It looks like actor Liam Neeson is not "Taken" with NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio's efforts to ban horse-drawn carriages in the city. While de Blasio has blasted hansom cabs as a cruel practice, Neeson argues

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The Biomimicry Manual: What Can Leaf-Cutter Ants Teach Us About Farming?

The Biomimicry Manual: What Can Leaf-Cutter Ants Teach Us About Farming?

About twelve thousand years ago, humans hit on a bright idea. Why not grow food in our backyards instead of having to go look for it every time our tummies grumble? It was a masterful stroke of conscious

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Are Pedro Sousa’s Futuristic Pod Lounges Modern Sculptures or Orbiting Spaceships?

Are Pedro Sousa’s Futuristic Pod Lounges Modern Sculptures or Orbiting Spaceships?

The enormous spherical pods are left a bland, white color on the exterior, but each interior reveals a bold, neon-colored lounge equipped with simple lighting and seating for two. Upon entering the

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Norway Unveils Beautiful “Memory Wound” Dedicated to Utoya Island Massacre Victims

Norway Unveils Beautiful “Memory Wound” Dedicated to Utoya Island Massacre Victims

Swedish artist Dahlberg designed two national public art memorial sites: one located on the Sørbråten island north of Utoya Island with the second located in Oslo. The design proposes cleaving

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The Biomimicry Manual: What Can the Platypus Teach Us About Collision-Avoidance?

The Biomimicry Manual: What Can the Platypus Teach Us About Collision-Avoidance?

The platypus is a funny little mammal found in Eastern Australia and Tasmania. Aside from echidnas (the also-very-weird Australian spiny anteaters) they are the only living mammals that lay eggs. This

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Could These Artificial Composting Islands Be the Future of NYC Sanitation?

Could These Artificial Composting Islands Be the Future of NYC Sanitation?

No one wants a landfill in their backyard, but the alternative - trucking garbage to other states - is an obvious drain on funds, fuel and energy. Present Architecture recently proposed a plan that they

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Madeover Maine Bus is a Groovy Guest Home on Wheels

Madeover Maine Bus is a Groovy Guest Home on Wheels

Complementing the micro home movement, bus renovations allow people to not only minimalize their lifestyle, but enjoy the benefits of traveling while doing so. The Maine Bus renovation was built for a

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The Sands of the Namib Desert Swallow an Abandoned Mining Settlement in Namibia

The Sands of the Namib Desert Swallow an Abandoned Mining Settlement in Namibia

The mining town first came into existence when diamonds were discovered in 1908, and at its peak, had a population of just over 1,000 people. While its lifespan was less than 50 years, the town was widely

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Federico Babina Reinterprets Iconic Artworks into Architectural Forms

Federico Babina Reinterprets Iconic Artworks into Architectural Forms

Babina has charmed us before with other illustrative architectural series including Archicine, a set of iconic buildings in film and Archibet, an illustrated alphabet of architecture. His latest Archist

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