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Couple spent 20 years building Freedom Cove, their self-sufficient floating oasis

Couple spent 20 years building Freedom Cove, their self-sufficient floating oasis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tIkzvloehc Adams and King have been living in their own self-made floating island since 1992. They are both artists, Adams is a carver and King, a retired ballerina

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Hiroki Tominaga uses 130 shipping pallets to design a fresh office space for $2300

Hiroki Tominaga uses 130 shipping pallets to design a fresh office space for $2300

Thanks to a new wave of designers who find value in recycling materials, office renovations no longer have to cost thousands of dollars. Japan's Hiroki Tominaga Atelier was approached by a video

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300 naked logs surround the Nordic forest history museum in Sweden

300 naked logs surround the Nordic forest history museum in Sweden

Finnish migrants, who were nicknamed the Forest Finns, introduced slash-and-burn agriculture to Sweden in the 1600s. "The Forest Finns lived from burning the forest and using the leftover pieces of land

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Google’s new Mountain View headquarters will be built by robots

Google’s new Mountain View headquarters will be built by robots

A new breed of hybrid robot cranes will help Google expand their headquarters in the heart of Silicon Valley. Architecture Journal recently accessed planning documents Google submitted to the City of

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Bacteria “mini-factories” could someday replace consumer plastics

Bacteria “mini-factories” could someday replace consumer plastics

The developers envision their machines as, one day, being part of “mini-factories” which can mass produce needed products for today’s consumers. The Growduce machine holds a SCOBY which feeds on

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Interactive Kaleidome activates a public park in Hong Kong

Interactive Kaleidome activates a public park in Hong Kong

The LAAB team designed and manually constructed the Kaleidome, also known as a Voronoi tessellation in mathematics, using digital fabrication techniques. The designers started by generating the form as a

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Does BKLYN Designs 2014!

VIDEO: Inhabitat Does BKLYN Designs 2014!

If you weren't able to make it to BKLYN Designs this year, see what you missed in our new video of the Inhabitat editors shouting out their favorite green designs from the show. From reclaimed wood sofas

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Fully automated parking garage helps reduce vehicle emissions in Turkey

Fully automated parking garage helps reduce vehicle emissions in Turkey

The garage is located in the busiest district of the city where three main boulevards create congestions and produce high levels of air pollution. It has been built completely of steel construction and

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Colorful Spinning Tops transform traditional toys into large-scale interactive art in Atlanta

Colorful Spinning Tops transform traditional toys into large-scale interactive art in Atlanta

The architects took inspiration from the form and movement of traditional spinning top toys, which they translated into the over 30 large-scale “tops” that make up the “Los Trompos” installation.

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This amazing log cabin in Norway is worthy of a modern day Viking

This amazing log cabin in Norway is worthy of a modern day Viking

The owner wanted to preserve parts of the three existing cabins and incorporate them into a much bigger space made up of two old volumes and a new addition. In order to create a consistent space, the

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Mecanoo and Sasaki’s landmark Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Center is a catalyst for growth in Boston

Mecanoo and Sasaki’s landmark Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Center is a catalyst for growth in Boston

Designed to house 500 employees of the Boston Public Schools, the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Center stitches together three 19th-century buildings—the 1895 Ferdinand Building, the 1888 Curtis Building,

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Perforated brick screens create private space admist busy Bangkok streets

Perforated brick screens create private space admist busy Bangkok streets

Screens of perforated brick shield the residents of Bangkok’s Ngamwongman House, designed by Jun Sekino, from prying eyes of neighbors and passersby. Amidst the densely populated city streets, the brick

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Architect Todd Saunders’ family home cantilevers with a swing set hanging underneath

Architect Todd Saunders’ family home cantilevers with a swing set hanging underneath

Building a home for himself meant that Saunders could tailor the designs to fit the desires and requests of his two children and his wife. The family sought to make the most use of outdoor space, so

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Forested Austrian Milan Expo Pavilion produces oxygen for 1,800 people an hour

Forested Austrian Milan Expo Pavilion produces oxygen for 1,800 people an hour

Klaus K. Loenhart’s Austrian forest impressively provides oxygen for 1,800 people per hour—an amount close to 62.5 kg of fresh oxygen per hour. The lush vegetation uses evapotranspiration to create a

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Kengo Kuma’s new community center hides a hilly indoor landscape under its zigzag-roof

Kengo Kuma’s new community center hides a hilly indoor landscape under its zigzag-roof

Kuma's eye-catching community centre is located in a city called Towada, in Japan's Aomori Prefecture.  Topped by spiky, steel, zigzag roof, its clad in vertical strips of Japanese cedar wood and

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HOW TO: Grow an Avocado Tree from an Avocado Pit

HOW TO: Grow an Avocado Tree from an Avocado Pit

Avocados are one of the wonderful fruits of summer. High in nutrition and flavor, nothing signals the start of summer like a zesty lime guacamole dip with tortilla chips. The next time you’re making

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Daniel Libeskind’s Vanke Pavilion cleans the air with pollution-scrubbing tiles

Daniel Libeskind’s Vanke Pavilion cleans the air with pollution-scrubbing tiles

This is the first time in the world expo's history that a private company has its own pavilion and it tells quite a story. Designed by Daniel Libeskind and clad in three dimensional red ceramic tiles

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City Library Bruges’ new rusty facade gets more beautiful over time

City Library Bruges’ new rusty facade gets more beautiful over time

The clients' brief was to make the library more visible from the street and that it will stand out with its very own identity among other services in the same building. But the architects' task wasn't

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Modular organic farming commune is topped with a green roof in Argentina

Modular organic farming commune is topped with a green roof in Argentina

IR arquitectura designed Yerbas del Paraiso with triangular modules in order to lessen the building’s impact on the landscape. The modular architecture gave the architects the freedom to build around

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Monaco brings repurposed freight containers and vertical gardens to Expo Milan 2015

Monaco brings repurposed freight containers and vertical gardens to Expo Milan 2015

The Expo Milan 2015 is in full effect and the rest of the world is taking peeks at the breathtaking pavilions and their promising messages for the future. The Principality of Monaco has taken on quite a

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In Milan, New Holland’s Earth Screening pavilion raises skepticism about big-ag and sustainable farming

In Milan, New Holland’s Earth Screening pavilion raises skepticism about big-ag and sustainable farming

The Expo Milan 2015 is upon us and for the next six months the world will see varying incarnations of the future of sustainable agriculture. Notable is Holland’s contribution, named Earth Screening and

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Japan’s Milan Expo pavilion is an earthquake resistant wooden ‘bowl of diversity’

Japan’s Milan Expo pavilion is an earthquake resistant wooden ‘bowl of diversity’

Japan has taken an almost literal approach to the Milan Expo 2015 theme "Feeding the planet, energy for life" with a three dimensional wooden pavilion that models a traditional Japanese ceramic Utsuwa

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Enel’s solar-powered Expo pavilion is a virtual forest made of 650 LEDs

Enel’s solar-powered Expo pavilion is a virtual forest made of 650 LEDs

Enel, Europe's second largest electricity and gas operators and official partner of Expo Milan 2015, unveiled their 900-square-meter pavilion made of 650 polycarbonate grafted vectors. This amazing light

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Environmental center by 24H Architecture is powered by the local forest

Environmental center by 24H Architecture is powered by the local forest

A public building of this size would typically burn 15,000 cubic meters of gas each year to stay warm. Known for their eco designs, Dutch firm 24H Architecture have created a naturally inspired wooden

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IKEA’s all-natural NIPPRIG line is handmade, and available for a limited time only

IKEA’s all-natural NIPPRIG line is handmade, and available for a limited time only

Everyone's favorite furniture store has an exciting new line that rocks our earth-loving world. IKEA teamed up with local producers from Vietnam and Indonesia to produce an exquisite line of handcrafted

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A brick wall perimeter gives Esse House privacy on the grounds of an Italian vineyard

A brick wall perimeter gives Esse House privacy on the grounds of an Italian vineyard

The director of the adjacent winery, his wife, two sons and elderly mother sought a new build to comfortably live near the vineyard without overshadowing it. The architects built the home’s thick stone

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Los Angeles completes city’s tallest vertical garden and DTLA’s first pocket park

Los Angeles completes city’s tallest vertical garden and DTLA’s first pocket park

The vertical green wall was designed as an extension of Pershing Square, a historic downtown L.A. public park that lies adjacent to the PacMutual Campus. “We want it to enliven and open up a streetscape

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Steel shell encloses contemporary dairy farmer’s house in Japan

Steel shell encloses contemporary dairy farmer’s house in Japan

Designed for the third generation of a dairy farming family, the contemporary residence is a new extension to the old house. The Fujisawa-based architect made way for the new structure by demolishing an

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Elding Oscarson floats a green-roofed home above a transparent, glass-clad ground floor

Elding Oscarson floats a green-roofed home above a transparent, glass-clad ground floor

The inspiration behind the House at Mölle’s daring all-glass ground floor was born out of the Elding Oscarson’s and client’s desire to “recover Mölle’s dormant architectural tradition,”

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