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Bottled water companies fight plans to reduce plastic pollution in National Parks

Bottled water companies fight plans to reduce plastic pollution in National Parks

We’re already pretty mad at some bottled water companies for sucking the water out of California and other drought-threatened areas, but this latest news is really one for the history books. In a last

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Lightweight pavilion mimics the structure of water spider nests

Lightweight pavilion mimics the structure of water spider nests

This year's research pavilion designed and built by students and researchers at the ICD and ITKE in Stuttgart was inspired by underwater nest structures of water spiders. As with the previous pavilions

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Curious home has ‘eyes’ pointed in different directions, just like a chameleon

Curious home has ‘eyes’ pointed in different directions, just like a chameleon

The skin of the house was covered in a semi-glossy coat that reflects the colors of its surroundings like an amphibian. The living room faces the apple tree, the master bedroom looks onto a cherry tree,

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Tenderloin’s rehabilitated “Prison Park” taps into San Francisco’s geothermal energy

Tenderloin’s rehabilitated “Prison Park” taps into San Francisco’s geothermal energy

Besides being one of the city's densest neighborhoods, Tenderloin is also notorious for it poverty. The adjacent Boeddeker Park has been a problematic area for years which earned it the nickname "Prison

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Bolivia boasts the world’s longest cable car system

Bolivia boasts the world’s longest cable car system

The best way to start to get a grasp of how huge and busy the Bolivian capital is, it's from one of the gleaming flying pods. Measuring 6.2 miles long, the system currently has three lines (red, yellow

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COBE unveils designs for green bicycle-friendly university square in Copenhagen

COBE unveils designs for green bicycle-friendly university square in Copenhagen

Located between the Amager Fælled nature reserve and KUA’s newly built university buildings, the planned 20,000-square-meter square will serve as a threshold and transitional zone between the two

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Jason Middlebrook paints geometric shapes on found wood to illustrate the mark man leaves on nature

Jason Middlebrook paints geometric shapes on found wood to illustrate the mark man leaves on nature

Although Middlebrook has been working on the man-nature subject for the past decade, his recent Wall Works and vertical Planks really stand out. They are made from found chunks of Maple and other

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Kantoor Karavaan’s micro offices let you ditch your cubicle to work in the woods

Kantoor Karavaan’s micro offices let you ditch your cubicle to work in the woods

Tom van de Beek, founder of Kantoor Karavaan, describes the necessity for such a simple design: "These times of technological innovation and wireless connectivity provide us with the ultimate combination:

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Pneuhaus’ temporary Bubble Dome is made from hundreds of TPU balls

Pneuhaus’ temporary Bubble Dome is made from hundreds of TPU balls

Soon after completing their inflatable RGBubble pavilion on the Brown University campus, Rhode Island-based design collective Pneuhaus unveiled their Bubble Dome made up of hundreds of TPU balls. The

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C.F. Møller completes low-energy research building covered in beautiful prefab screens

C.F. Møller completes low-energy research building covered in beautiful prefab screens

Set within a lush green landscape, the 21,000-square-meter university structure houses facilities for four different departments arranged around a central “Common Square” atrium. The courtyard-like

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The Vintages boasts 15 painstakingly restored trailers in one retro park

The Vintages boasts 15 painstakingly restored trailers in one retro park

You don't have to haul a trailer to the woods to enjoy the thrill of hanging out in a retro trailer. This amazing collection of 15 trailers straight out of a Lucy and Desi movie, rests in the Willamette

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6 barns converted into beautiful new homes

6 barns converted into beautiful new homes

A good barn conversion can look stunning. An old and derelict work building can be brought back to life with a sensitive and imaginative transformation. Here are five ideas. Barns need imagination A

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Green-roofed tubular Casa Trasanquelos is built right into the Spanish hillside

Green-roofed tubular Casa Trasanquelos is built right into the Spanish hillside

New York-based OneOfficeArchitects designed a house embedded into an existing slope in Galicia, Spain. Casa Trasanquelos comprizes two slightly shifted tubular volumes stacked on the other in order to

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World’s first sliding pitch makes Tottenham Hotspur Stadium fit for both US and UK football

World’s first sliding pitch makes Tottenham Hotspur Stadium fit for both US and UK football

Architecture firm Populous has unveiled their updated design for the new Tottenham Hotspur foot ballstadium expected to revolutionize the way audiences and players interact. The 61,000-seat structure will

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Belgium’s largest passive office building breaks ground in Brussels

Belgium’s largest passive office building breaks ground in Brussels

The Herman Teirlinch mixed-use building will be constructed on one of the city’s last large-scale development locations at Thurn and Taxis, an area easily accessible by public transportation and

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Casa Meztitla pays homage to nearby Aztec temple with volcanic walls

Casa Meztitla pays homage to nearby Aztec temple with volcanic walls

This stone-walled mountain home in Mexico has large glass doors that pivot from the walls and open up towards the surrounding landscape. Mexico City-based firm EDAA designed the building as a holiday and

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Hydro Hammock turns a relaxing camping trip into a hot tub party

Hydro Hammock turns a relaxing camping trip into a hot tub party

(embed video from Kickstarter page) Hot tubs can utilize hundreds of gallons of water, need regular maintenance, and require the use of often-harsh chemicals - not so easy on the environment or the

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D-House Urban Sandwich: Aging Polish home renovated with a sky garden oasis

D-House Urban Sandwich: Aging Polish home renovated with a sky garden oasis

For blocks surrounding the single family home, two storey tenements rise, all built in the early 1900s. The D House-Urban Sandwich is a local landmark, serving as a modern model for the historic

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Nightmarish figures made from old VHS tapes wander in frozen Iceland

Nightmarish figures made from old VHS tapes wander in frozen Iceland

Philip Ob Rey’s V project was designed in collaboration with Louie Otesanek and photographer Mailie Viney. The black-and-white photographs show the mysterious Lovecraftian figures in a desolate

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Futuristic Paris Smart City is filled with flourishing green skyscrapers

Futuristic Paris Smart City is filled with flourishing green skyscrapers

Vincent Callebaut's Paris Smart City plan includes a Mountain Tower and other green skyscrapers inspired by nature that fit within the existing structures of the city. The buildings take advantage of a

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Star in your own Jurassic adventure with this fossilized T-Rex bike

Star in your own Jurassic adventure with this fossilized T-Rex bike

The bike is named “Sue,” likely after the T-Rex at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, the most well-preserved fossil of its kind ever discovered. Oregonian Sue is 8.5’ tall and 12’

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An old coal mine was turned into a vast universe made out of plants and stones

An old coal mine was turned into a vast universe made out of plants and stones

What better use for an old coal mine than a whole new universe? This is just what the Duke of Buccleuch and architect Charles Jencks did with an open cast coal mine located within Scotland’s Lowther

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Mirrored beach hut reflects nature’s beauty and beachgoers’ curiosity in Sussex

Mirrored beach hut reflects nature’s beauty and beachgoers’ curiosity in Sussex

The installation of the timber structure was fairly simple, as you can see in the video above. The hut was delivered to the site with its walls already built, and the team needed only to assemble it, seal

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Colossal Camera Obscura frames the picture-perfect Dolomites

Colossal Camera Obscura frames the picture-perfect Dolomites

The camera obscura is an old-school optical device predating photography. Comprised of a box with a magnifying lens or hole on one end and an angled reflective surface inside, camera obscuras can project

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J Mayer H. Architects unveil modern Sonnenhof complex in Jena, Germany

J Mayer H. Architects unveil modern Sonnenhof complex in Jena, Germany

The small German city of Jena has an ultramodern new addition to it's historical skyline. J Mayer have just completed a 9555 m2 complex offering office, residential and retail space within four

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Beyonce inspired this curvy luxury skyscraper in Australia

Beyonce inspired this curvy luxury skyscraper in Australia

The actual name of the building is the Premiere Tower, located at 134 Spencer Street in downtown Melbourne, which is the second most populated city in Australia after Sydney. Rather than flat or angular

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Affordable community of tiny homes could revitalize abandoned railway tracks

Affordable community of tiny homes could revitalize abandoned railway tracks

Designed for an innovative housing competition, Small House on Tracks was envisioned as a livable low-cost commune for artists, students, and workers. Each micro unit measures 1.5 meters in width, 2.09

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Crystalline Skylodge offers sky-high accommodations above Peru’s Sacred Valley

Crystalline Skylodge offers sky-high accommodations above Peru’s Sacred Valley

Getting to one of the Skylodge Adventure Suites is the first challenge. Visitors must scale the 1,300 feet up to where their accommodations are dangling, or use a zipline to hike the ascent. The approach

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UFO-shaped Mazatlan Museum is heading to Mexico

UFO-shaped Mazatlan Museum is heading to Mexico

Fernando Romero Enterprise (FR-EE) have just unveiled their design for the UFO-shaped Mazatlan Museum in Mexico. The building's form, which resembles a minimalist alien spaceship, was actually inspired by

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Drones will soon carry critical supplies to remote areas across Switzerland

Drones will soon carry critical supplies to remote areas across Switzerland

Snail mail is set to be a thing of the past in Switzerland, where testing is underway for unmanned drones able to carry packages up to 10 kilometers away. The Swiss Post has been developing drone

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