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RIBA’s interactive exhibition invites you to play on a “Brutalist Playground” made from foam

RIBA’s interactive exhibition invites you to play on a “Brutalist Playground” made from foam

Part sculpture, part architectural installation, the exhibition revisits the mid-century playgrounds often made from concrete. Featuring examples from a number of London estates, including Churchill

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Koen Olthuis of WaterStudio.nl Talks About Design for a Water World

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Koen Olthuis of WaterStudio.nl Talks About Design for a Water World

In light of all the dire news related to climate change, rising sea levels and the natural disasters which have stricken numerous coastal areas around the world, we here at Inhabitat would like to

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Myrtle Cottage Garden Studio is a cozy workspace that doubles as a secluded spot for deer-watching

Myrtle Cottage Garden Studio is a cozy workspace that doubles as a secluded spot for deer-watching

Bath-based architecture firm Stonewood Design created this small green-roofed studio as a secluded workspace and spot for deer-watching. Built using locally sourced stone and patinated copper, the

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Gigantic swimmable ball pit takes over D.C.’s National Building Museum

Gigantic swimmable ball pit takes over D.C.’s National Building Museum

As any Washingtonian would know, our nation’s capital is sadly not home to any beaches (and we don’t recommend taking a dip in the Potomac River!). For a few months in 2015, however, you can finally

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Tree Church is a living, breathing chapel made of real trees

Tree Church is a living, breathing chapel made of real trees

After Barry Cox traveled the world admiring churches, he decided to build his own--out of trees. Using five different tree species and a tree spade from his work at Treelocations, the New Zealand resident

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Philips’ new GrowWise indoor farm will revolutionize food production

Philips’ new GrowWise indoor farm will revolutionize food production

Related: The world's largest indoor farm produces 10,000 heads of lettuce a day in Japan + Philips All images courtesy Philips

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Pod-like Survival Capsule protects those who can’t flee a tsunami

Pod-like Survival Capsule protects those who can’t flee a tsunami

While the rest of us watched in horror as tens of thousands died in the tsunamis of 2004 and 2011, two Seattle aerospace designers felt compelled to design a shelter that could protect people in such a

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Self-driving electric robocabs could slash greenhouse gas emissions 94%

Self-driving electric robocabs could slash greenhouse gas emissions 94%

Autonomous vehicle research and development is hot, hot, hot. Google’s self-driving cars are on the streets already, Uber is laying the groundwork, and Tesla’s upcoming update for the Model S will

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Bright and bold QUO shipping container mall springs up in Buenos Aires

Bright and bold QUO shipping container mall springs up in Buenos Aires

QUO Container Center is a bold and bright idea by architect Cecilia Bertezzolo, founder of BZZ Arquitectura, and built by EcoSan.  It is situated in a leafy up and coming small town, and hour and a half

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Crazy home carved into a coastal cliff has a swimming pool roof

Crazy home carved into a coastal cliff has a swimming pool roof

This amazing concrete house in carved into a cliff overlooking the Aegean Sea. OPA designed Casa Brutale as a brutalist building that reminds of the iconic Casa Malaparte in Naples, Italy, by acting as

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Inspiring LOSEV center in Turkey teaches visitors how to lead sustainable lives

Inspiring LOSEV center in Turkey teaches visitors how to lead sustainable lives

Turkish architecture firm MuuM Architects designed this unique educational and recreational complex meant to be located in the dry Anatolian plains in central Turkey. LOSEV Natural Life Center &

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Gorgeous Doll’s House extension transforms a drafty bungalow into an energy-efficient home

Gorgeous Doll’s House extension transforms a drafty bungalow into an energy-efficient home

Australian design firm BKK Architects completed the Doll’s House, a flexible and energy-efficient addition to a former drafty bungalow. Taking inspiration from the traditional children’s doll’s

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Modern open-plan home in Jackson Hole reduces construction waste with six prefab units

Modern open-plan home in Jackson Hole reduces construction waste with six prefab units

Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture teamed up with Method Homes to make a sprawling prefab home in breathtaking Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Set in the footprint of the property’s former home, the

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Malaysian EcoSky development plans to collect rainwater, daylight, and compost its way to greener luxury living

Malaysian EcoSky development plans to collect rainwater, daylight, and compost its way to greener luxury living

With the population booming and housing expansion taking place in all corners of the world, catching wind of a swanky new high-rise in a distant land can lead to some raised eyebrows. The EcoSky living

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Solar-powered Stella Lux family car generates more energy than it uses

Solar-powered Stella Lux family car generates more energy than it uses

Most of the super efficient green cars on the market and in concept aren’t really designed for the lives of regular folks. In fact, some of the vehicles with the highest fuel economy are only made to

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Passive solar beach house is a contemporary take on the Australian beach shack

Passive solar beach house is a contemporary take on the Australian beach shack

The sculptural Northern Rivers Beach House reinterprets traditional building materials, including corrugated metal, fibre-cement sheeting, and timber. Vertical steel cladding wraps around much of the

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Urban farmers in São Paulo are growing food in unexpected places

Urban farmers in São Paulo are growing food in unexpected places

Brazil’s capital of São Paulo is the most populous city in the Americas. Almost twelve million people reside within the city limits, while the Greater São Paulo area is home to more than twenty

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‘From Piss to Pilsner’ recycles urine to make beer

‘From Piss to Pilsner’ recycles urine to make beer

The urine from the estimated 100,000 visitors to the Roskilde Festival in Denmark this summer will have the odd opportunity to recycle their urine- into beer. “From Piss to Pilsner” hopes to ignite a

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Colorful community center was built from recycled materials from the London Olympics

Colorful community center was built from recycled materials from the London Olympics

London-based design studio LYN Atelier designed a temporary community center in Hackney Wick, constructed using recycled materials from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The community center,

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Tubular school canteen made from 4 prefab modules pops up in 90 days

Tubular school canteen made from 4 prefab modules pops up in 90 days

This tubular primary school canteen in Oviedo, Spain, was built from four prefabricated modules in only 90 days. Spanish architect Miguel Ángel García-Pola Vallejo designed the project in order to

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Unbelievable miniature Japanese village will astound you with its attention to detail

Unbelievable miniature Japanese village will astound you with its attention to detail

The 70-second video above is completely enchanting and serene. Gentle instrumental music accompanies the visuals and the video begins with scenes of everyday life in a quiet village in rural Japan:

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BOOK REVIEW: Designed for the Future: 80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable World

BOOK REVIEW: Designed for the Future: 80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable World

Climate change, air pollution, and water scarcity—these are just a handful of reasons why you may be worried for Earth’s future. But all hope is not lost, at least that’s the attitude of writer and

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Las Vegas Extreme Sports Park Combines Wakeboarding, Organic Food and Repurposed Shipping Containers

Las Vegas Extreme Sports Park Combines Wakeboarding, Organic Food and Repurposed Shipping Containers

Los Angeles-based M-Rad design studio has proposed an extreme sports park for Las Vegas as a way to draw people outside.

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Cocoon Tree: A Lightweight, Spherical Treehouse for Sustainable Living

Cocoon Tree: A Lightweight, Spherical Treehouse for Sustainable Living

Cocoon Tree is a spherical aluminium structure that weighs only 130 pounds. Rigged up with ropes and secured by nets, the structure has 12 locking points for both the suspension and for lateral stability.

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Artist Transforms Tiny Studio into Mind-Blowing Surreal Landscapes

Artist Transforms Tiny Studio into Mind-Blowing Surreal Landscapes

The South Korean artist patiently worked for weeks to even months, laboring on the minutiae of her artwork to achieve each frame’s Alice in Wonderland-like dreamscape. The studio, which measures 11.8' x

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Conqueror makes the ultimate self-sufficient campers for outdoor adventures

Conqueror makes the ultimate self-sufficient campers for outdoor adventures

Traveling cross-country is an adventurer’s dream, but it often means you have to adjust to lower comfort levels. Conqueror Australia is set to bust that myth with a camper trailer that features almost

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Robin Williams forever memorialized with a rainbow tunnel in his name

Robin Williams forever memorialized with a rainbow tunnel in his name

How fitting that a tunnel fronted with a giant rainbow arch would be named after Robin Williams, the man who could put a smile on just about anybody's face. Soon after the late actor took his own life

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Rooftop cloud pods naturally cool the landscape with the power of evaporation

Rooftop cloud pods naturally cool the landscape with the power of evaporation

The Clouds Observatory was built atop the Casa Decor rooftop terrace, an outdoor entertaining space with a bar, moveable seating, artificial turf, and potted plants. Carolina González Vives’ urban

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5 (Mostly) Free and Easy Ways to Green Your 4th of July

5 (Mostly) Free and Easy Ways to Green Your 4th of July

Image credit: modified photo from Giolou's Flickr photostream Substitute Tofu Pups and Garden Burgers for hot dogs and hamburgers Raising livestock uses an incredible amount of energy and releases

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Atkins CIWEM announces 2015 Environmental Photographer of the Year winners

Atkins CIWEM announces 2015 Environmental Photographer of the Year winners

Kamati’s winning photograph shows a husband and wife in India watering watermelon saplings on the Teesta riverbank. “Some images immediately strike a chord. Some images linger in your mind and won’t

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