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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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Stylists convert retro trailer into chic and funky HairStream studio

Stylists convert retro trailer into chic and funky HairStream studio

Brick and mortar businesses seem to be going the way of the dodo, and instead, unconventional structures are popping up, providing the same services with tons more flair and coziness. Take the HairStream

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3 Green Bars Building wins Hammer & Hand’s net-zero energy architecture competition

3 Green Bars Building wins Hammer & Hand’s net-zero energy architecture competition

Now in its second year, the annual perFORM competition challenges architecture students and interns to design a mixed-use building that’s both high performance and high design. The 3 Green Bars Building

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Gorgeous Pond House is a zero-energy ‘dream house’ retreat in Louisiana

Gorgeous Pond House is a zero-energy ‘dream house’ retreat in Louisiana

The Pond House has been a long project in the making. When Holly, who is also a principal of Holly & Smith Architects, and his wife Denise purchased the 15.5-acre plot of land, the couple saw the

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Pumpkin Ridge Passive House consumes 90% less heating energy than a conventional house

Pumpkin Ridge Passive House consumes 90% less heating energy than a conventional house

This "super-efficient demonstration home" consumes 90% less heating energy than a conventional house, while providing all the amenities of a comfortable private residence. Called The Pumpkin Ridge

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Glass-bottomed sky pool will be suspended 115 feet in the air

Glass-bottomed sky pool will be suspended 115 feet in the air

Want a rush of adrenaline with your morning swim? Ballymore developers have unveiled an amazing transparent “sky pool” that’ll make swimmers feel like they’re floating through the air in London.

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Zimbabwe charges game park owner for illegal hunt of Cecil the lion

Zimbabwe charges game park owner for illegal hunt of Cecil the lion

In the wake of the illegal killing of Cecil—a 13-year-old black-maned lion and popular tourist attraction—in Zimbabwe, authorities have charged a nearby game park owner in association with the lion's

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Incipit is a wire mesh sculpture by the sea that looks totally unreal

Incipit is a wire mesh sculpture by the sea that looks totally unreal

Incipit is a site-specific installation built adjacent to the Tyrrhenian Sea so that viewers can see through the wire mesh sculpture and out towards the expansive sea and sky beyond. The landscape and the

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Inflatable traveling museum brings the story of pre-Hispanic Mexico to local school children

Inflatable traveling museum brings the story of pre-Hispanic Mexico to local school children

The traveling museum is part of a state-supported program that aims to educate elementary school students about the ancient Teuchitlan tradition and compare it to contemporary Mexico. The minister of

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Aston Martin confirms their 800 horsepower Tesla Model S rival will hit the road in 2 years

Aston Martin confirms their 800 horsepower Tesla Model S rival will hit the road in 2 years

While several automakers have confirmed plans to introduce new electric vehicles that will rival the Tesla Model S's 200+ mile driving range, no one has attempted to be as powerful - until now. Aston

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Abandoned fountain transformed into a pop-up urban spa in Mexico

Abandoned fountain transformed into a pop-up urban spa in Mexico

http://vimeo.com/135483947 Centrally located in the city of Chihuahua, Urueta Park comprises two separate areas: a sports area and small woodland that are joined by a century alley. The objective of

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LA bungalow given a modern makeover with recycled materials

LA bungalow given a modern makeover with recycled materials

There’s a reason TV shows about home renovations and flipping crumbling houses are so popular: the results are often so spellbinding and they tap into the amateur designer in all of us. One world

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Historic stone stable in Tuscany hides a beautiful contemporary interior

Historic stone stable in Tuscany hides a beautiful contemporary interior

Roy David Studio faced two major challenges with the Motelparo villa project: first, was the task of designing the renovation from overseas, and second, the firm had to contend with the region’s strict

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Unmanned solar-powered Mayflower research ship will cross the Atlantic in 2020

Unmanned solar-powered Mayflower research ship will cross the Atlantic in 2020

There won’t be any pilgrims aboard the Mayflower when it sails across the Atlantic in 2020. There actually won’t be anyone aboard the ship, as this research vessel will be entirely unmanned. The wind-

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Gorgeous Sayama Forest Chapel in Japan resembles hands clasped in prayer

Gorgeous Sayama Forest Chapel in Japan resembles hands clasped in prayer

The architect first planted additional trees and created the building around them. While the adjacent Community Hall building has a more horizontal configuration, with its circular plan and radial wooden

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Mirrored Ziggurat connects the earth and sky in Sydney

Mirrored Ziggurat connects the earth and sky in Sydney

The Mirrored Ziggurat was inspired by the ancient pyramidal Ziggurat structures built in Mesopotamia for religious purposes. The enormous temples had been designed to bring worshippers closer to the

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Scientists just found what could be the mythical ‘first flower’

Scientists just found what could be the mythical ‘first flower’

Paleobotanists have discovered what may be the Earth’s very first flowering plant, adding to a growing volume of information on the origin of all plant life. The Montsechia vidalii plant was first found

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Solar-powered Sustainer Homes give you the freedom to live anywhere

Solar-powered Sustainer Homes give you the freedom to live anywhere

Sustainer Homes was conceived as a solution to the housing crisis faced by younger generations, which struggle with rising rents and exorbitant housing prices. “Independence and sustainability define

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Breathtaking House Katarina feels like a modern treehouse

Breathtaking House Katarina feels like a modern treehouse

http://vimeo.com/78902134 Residents access the House Katarina via a winding road that leads into a green-roofed garage. The stairway from the garage leads directly to the second floor, which comprises

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Dwell Development’s outstanding zero-energy Emerald Star home in Seattle is almost entirely reclaimed

Dwell Development’s outstanding zero-energy Emerald Star home in Seattle is almost entirely reclaimed

With a cutting-edge combination of green features, Dwell's most recent residential project will be the firm's 100th certified home, expected to achieve the highest rating when it comes to sustainability.

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Beautiful bakery in Ukraine brings back the look and familiarity of old European patisseries

Beautiful bakery in Ukraine brings back the look and familiarity of old European patisseries

This beautiful bakery in Ukraine encapsulates the rustic quality and domestic atmosphere of old European patisseries. Custom-made furniture, natural materials and local design were the main assets used by

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Stealth GPS in fake elephant tusks maps illegal smuggling routes

Stealth GPS in fake elephant tusks maps illegal smuggling routes

Using GPS tracking devices, a journalist has mapped the smuggling route of elephant tusks out of Congo's Garamba National Park. The devices, installed into a pair of fake ivory tusks, helped investigative

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Organic rooftop farm grows atop an elementary school in China

Organic rooftop farm grows atop an elementary school in China

A team led by Professor Li Bojun from the Zhejiang Province Agricultural Academy designed the Pujia Primary School’s expansive rooftop garden. The horseshoe landscape includes arable land, terraced

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