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Golden Water installation dazzles onlookers with mesmerizing LED lights

Golden Water installation dazzles onlookers with mesmerizing LED lights

The artist was inspired by the ancient Hohokam Indians who once occupied the northern Arizona and were among the first cultures to rely on irrigation canals. The resulting structure is a large-scale

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The EPA just spilled 1 million gallons of mustard-colored mine waste into a Colorado river

The EPA just spilled 1 million gallons of mustard-colored mine waste into a Colorado river

On Wednesday of this week, like so many days of so many other weeks, environmental workers were using heavy equipment to cleanup an area near a disused mine. This time, near Durango, Colorado, something

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Eco-conscious Neeson Cripps Academy will empower Cambodia’s impoverished youth

Eco-conscious Neeson Cripps Academy will empower Cambodia’s impoverished youth

The five-story Neeson Cripps Academy will offer free education to approximately 300 students from the local families who previously made a living off of scavenging the former Steung Meanchey dumpsite. The

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Pop-up art gallery brings beauty back to a public square in Oslo

Pop-up art gallery brings beauty back to a public square in Oslo

Students from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design teamed up with Rintala Eggertsson Architects to create an art gallery intervention on the streets of the Norwegian capital. The MM1 Exhibition Room

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Yerka’s “unstealable bike” to hit the pavement next spring

Yerka’s “unstealable bike” to hit the pavement next spring

Here on Inhabitat, we get to share with our readers a whole lot of really cool designs that you can’t actually buy, and we know it frustrates the heck out of you—because you tell us so. Good news!

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Ultra modern PV+ House boasts scissored solar panels for a super energy boost

Ultra modern PV+ House boasts scissored solar panels for a super energy boost

Among the several sustainable features of the design is a roof that uses an inverted scrissor struss that provides optimal solar orientation and allows air to flow through the house. Natural ventilation

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Gorgeous isolated cabin with volcano views is only accessible by boat

Gorgeous isolated cabin with volcano views is only accessible by boat

Located above the rocky south shore, the House on Todos Los Santos Lake serves as a single-family weekend getaway. The precarious and steep site required a careful construction system and use of

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Nowlab’s 100% recyclable stool was inspired by melting glaciers

Nowlab’s 100% recyclable stool was inspired by melting glaciers

Berlin-based design studio NOWlab created a piece of furniture inspired by layering and natural recycling of ice inside a glacier. The idea of the optimum material cycle has been translated into furniture

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Dubai is building the world’s longest indoor ski slope – in the desert

Dubai is building the world’s longest indoor ski slope – in the desert

The 3.67-million-square-meter Meydan One won’t be home to Dubai’s first indoor ski resort, though it will beat the old record by three times. The extravagant desert city nabbed the Guinness World

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Watch Lexus’ working hoverboard fly over water and jump a moving car

Watch Lexus’ working hoverboard fly over water and jump a moving car

Since 1989, and the release of Back to the Future, Part II, the world has been anxiously waiting for the ability to scoot over the sidewalk on our own personal hoverboards. There's been some previous

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Zoo Zurich’s new elephant house is topped with a lace-like wooden dome

Zoo Zurich’s new elephant house is topped with a lace-like wooden dome

The sprawling new elephant pavilion expands the animals’ space by six times, creating seamless space between indoors and out. The new compound comfortably houses ten elephants, giving them free reign to

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Scientists just discovered the building blocks of life on a comet

Scientists just discovered the building blocks of life on a comet

Following last year’s landing on comet 67P, studies are uncovering the presence of organic compounds and the scientific community is buzzing at the larger implication: comets really could be carrying

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Heatherwick’s gorgeous green-roofed Maggie’s center makes a whole building out of a garden

Heatherwick’s gorgeous green-roofed Maggie’s center makes a whole building out of a garden

The city officials granted permission for the construction of the building yesterday, two months after the design was first unveiled to the public. The curved structures with green roofs combine private

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108-square-foot floating Walden Raft in France pays homage to Henry David Thoreau

108-square-foot floating Walden Raft in France pays homage to Henry David Thoreau

This floating rustic cabin, designed by Elise Morin and Florent Albinet, is a space built by combining wood and acrylic glass which allow it to act as a transparent structure whose privacy is only secured

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Brilliant VeinViewer makes it easier (and less painful) to find a patient’s vein

Brilliant VeinViewer makes it easier (and less painful) to find a patient’s vein

Whether you're terrified of needles or perfectly at ease in the nurse's chair, feeling the "stick" is far from a pleasant feeling, never mind the increasing tension that comes with being stuck multiple

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Kengo Kuma to expand Portland Japanese Garden with LEED-certified buildings

Kengo Kuma to expand Portland Japanese Garden with LEED-certified buildings

Considered one of the top destinations for tourists in Oregon, the Portland Japanese Garden has experienced rapid visitor growth over its 52-year lifespan and currently serves 300,000 visitors a year—a

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Music festival-ready SPECK mobile kiosk is 100% powered by the sun

Music festival-ready SPECK mobile kiosk is 100% powered by the sun

The owners custom-built the 384-square-foot solar-powered vending vehicle from the ground up in 2014. Set atop a reinforced trailer, the quirky kiosk is built in the shape of a house laid on its side. The

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Shigeru Ban Architects’ Oita Prefectural Art Museum opens in Japan

Shigeru Ban Architects’ Oita Prefectural Art Museum opens in Japan

The new Oita Prefectural Art Museum, designed by Shigeru Ban Architects, is an open environment nestled into a box-like volume. The building is highly sensitive to context and local climate, with

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This incredible 390-year-old bonsai tree survived an atomic bomb blast

This incredible 390-year-old bonsai tree survived an atomic bomb blast

70 years ago, on 6 August 1945, the atomic bomb "Little Boy" was dropped over Hiroshima killing around some 200,000 people and causing incalculable long term damage. Yet just two miles from the site of

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100,000 LEED-certified ceramic tiles clad Milan’s restored Rainbow Tower

100,000 LEED-certified ceramic tiles clad Milan’s restored Rainbow Tower

Originally built in the 1960s an anonymous water tower, the 115-foot-tall structure was saved from demolition in 1990 and renovated into the Torre Arcobaleno, a colorful totem dedicated to the Soccer

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Solar-powered LEED-certified home in Portland boasts a dazzling array of eco-friendly features

Solar-powered LEED-certified home in Portland boasts a dazzling array of eco-friendly features

Located on an infill site on Southeast Portland's Mount Tabor, the Ash + Ash house, designed by architects Hennebery Eddy, combines stylish modern design with an array of eco-friendly features, making the

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World’s first moldable glue lets you fix and improve nearly anything

World’s first moldable glue lets you fix and improve nearly anything

Sugru is a handy moldable glue ideal for any number of household, DIY and craft projects.

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Delightful pop-up Camping restaurant brings the great outdoors to busy Buenos Aires

Delightful pop-up Camping restaurant brings the great outdoors to busy Buenos Aires

Camping is located at Buenos Aires Design's terrace, in one of Argentina's capital most affluent neighborhoods, Recoleta. It was envisioned by Gabi Balan, who created a horizontal organization together

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Revolutionary construction system builds low-cost Syrian refugee schools out of sand

Revolutionary construction system builds low-cost Syrian refugee schools out of sand

The RE:BUILD system’s re-deployable and environmentally friendly structures can be easily and quickly assembled by a small team of people with no construction experience. Here’s how it works:

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Solar-powered POD-Idladla is a tiny flat-pack home for two that lets you live almost anywhere

Solar-powered POD-Idladla is a tiny flat-pack home for two that lets you live almost anywhere

If the POD-Idlala looks familiar, it’s likely you’ve seen images of its predecessor, the Indawo/lifePOD, also designed by Almeida and Dokter+Misses. While the rebranded POD-Idlala sports a similar

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World’s first Braille smartwatch gives blind people a lifeline to information

World’s first Braille smartwatch gives blind people a lifeline to information

In countries where smartphones are popular, it’s common to see folks walking down the street, tiny screen in hand, as they navigate to a new cafe, text with a buddy, or read an email from their boss.

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Double domed Copagri Pavilion in Milan can be reassembled again and again

Double domed Copagri Pavilion in Milan can be reassembled again and again

The Love IT Pavilion for Copagri at Expo Milano 2015 is a pair of open-slatted wooden domes. Designed by EMBT, the beautiful structures sit around a large circular pool meant for a scenic meeting place.

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Off-grid earthen abode in Senegal gets all its energy from wind and solar

Off-grid earthen abode in Senegal gets all its energy from wind and solar

Unlike many earthen structures, the Khamsa earth house looks quite luxurious. Atelier Koe constructed the home from concrete-reinforced bricks made from clay, which was harvested from the site on which

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Homeless folks help feed their entire shelter with this flourishing rooftop garden

Homeless folks help feed their entire shelter with this flourishing rooftop garden

Metro Atlanta Task Force For The Homeless, homeless shelters, homeless planted garden, rooftop garden, urban gardening, healthy eating, healthy food, organically grown produce, green roof Metro Atlanta

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Chevy Volt battery covers recycled as adorable nesting boxes for endangered birds

Chevy Volt battery covers recycled as adorable nesting boxes for endangered birds

Electric cars may be better for the planet than we thought. In addition to their potential mitigating effect on climate change, their physical components are proving to be excellent homes for wildlife,

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