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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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The shingled spherical Podzook is an eco-friendly pod that fits in your backyard

The shingled spherical Podzook is an eco-friendly pod that fits in your backyard

If the coconut-shaped Podzook pod looks familiar, you’re most likely thinking of the Archipod, the British-designed original. Waldoboro-based Judy Bernier founded the Podzook company last year after she

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BIG launches Kickstarter for a steam ring generator atop the world’s cleanest power plant

BIG launches Kickstarter for a steam ring generator atop the world’s cleanest power plant

Back in 2013, the Bjarke Ingels Group broke ground on what is slated to become the world's cleanest power plant. Located in Copenhagen, Denmark, the 95,000 sq m Amagerforbrændingen Energy Plant will not

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Modern chapel makes a powerful but minimalist statement in the Austrian countryside

Modern chapel makes a powerful but minimalist statement in the Austrian countryside

The Maria Magdalene chapel was constructed from self-compacting concrete (SCC) with a radiant white color that reflects changing light and weather conditions as different colors, from a bright glossy

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Groundbreaking Solar Classroom in a Box to be deployed in every single county in Kenya

Groundbreaking Solar Classroom in a Box to be deployed in every single county in Kenya

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s69yJFg0Aw0 Aleutia’s solar classroom isn’t the first, but its design shows major improvements over previous models used by other companies. The UK company figured

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The Fangshan Tangshan National Geopark celebrates the diversity of the Palaeozoic era

The Fangshan Tangshan National Geopark celebrates the diversity of the Palaeozoic era

The geopark's public plaza needed to take into account the site's commercial interests while preserving its historical, natural, and cultural significance. "Our response celebrates the plaza's gateway

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8 common weeds you probably never thought you could eat

8 common weeds you probably never thought you could eat

  Violet Leaves   Violets may be known for their beauty, but their petals aren't the only coveted part of the plant. It's amazing that these beautiful plants are considered "weeds" and often

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Four overlapping shipping containers make a charming multi- terraced house in Indonesia

Four overlapping shipping containers make a charming multi- terraced house in Indonesia

The modern Container for Urban Living challenged designers Atelier Riri to repurpose four shipping containers at the clients’ request, while making the most of a 150 square meter area of land. Located

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Now you can rent a room in Japan’s Nakagin Capsule Tower via Airbnb

Now you can rent a room in Japan’s Nakagin Capsule Tower via Airbnb

Ginza's Nakagin Capsule Tower is a rare existing example of Metabolism, a post-war Japanese architectural movement that applied organic biological growth to architectural mega structures. The building

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Increased demand for lion bones threatens endangered species more than ever

Increased demand for lion bones threatens endangered species more than ever

The king of the jungle is in more trouble than ever. Researchers are now warning that endangered lions could be targeted for their bones, in addition to all the other reasons hunters are already killing

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400-Year-Old Arctic Plants Frozen by Glaciers Come Back From the Dead

400-Year-Old Arctic Plants Frozen by Glaciers Come Back From the Dead

A crop of 400-year-old plants that were wiped out by glaciers have come back from the dead, BBC News reports. Researchers exploring the Teardrop Glacier high up in the Canadian Arctic say that the ice has

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