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Swingrest hanging lounger is a floating basket-like nest for the entire family

Swingrest hanging lounger is a floating basket-like nest for the entire family

The structure shares part of its name and most of its structure with DEDON's iconic Nestrest hanging lounger. It is one of the first products to emerge from Dedon Island resort, our Outdoor Living Lab in

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Villa Ladybird is an elegant coastal retreat clad in Siberian larch and zinc

Villa Ladybird is an elegant coastal retreat clad in Siberian larch and zinc

Although coastal dwellings often boast spectacular views, they’re also more vulnerable to the elements and rising sea levels. Swedish architecture firm Johan Sundberg Arkitektur skillfully mitigates

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WoodWorks announces its 2015 Wood Design Award Winners

WoodWorks announces its 2015 Wood Design Award Winners

WoodWorks, an initiative of the Wood Products Council, just announced the winners of its 2015 Wood Design Awards at the Bay Area Wood Solutions Fair in Oakland, and the designs are stunning! The buildings

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Timber artist’s house and atelier imitates northern Italy’s mountainous landscape

Timber artist’s house and atelier imitates northern Italy’s mountainous landscape

Located on a small and sloping site, the house and atelier’s bifurcated lower level is partially buried underground and built from concrete; large glass windows pour natural light into the lower level,

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Hungarian pianist gives the grand piano a sleek, modern makeover

Hungarian pianist gives the grand piano a sleek, modern makeover

pic Hungarian pianist and inventor Gergely Bogányi unveiled his new grand piano that looks more like a sports car than a musical instrument. The transformed piano takes one of the most iconic shapes

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Lush sky garden opens in Rafael Viñoly’s ‘Walkie Talkie’ skyscraper in London

Lush sky garden opens in Rafael Viñoly’s ‘Walkie Talkie’ skyscraper in London

Rafael Viñoly teamed up with landscape studio Gillespies, who were responsible for the garden design, and created a green space that looks like a mountain slope. Three terraces are planted with various

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Artist Simon Beck creates gigantic winter crop circles by walking in the snow!

Artist Simon Beck creates gigantic winter crop circles by walking in the snow!

Located in the beautiful valley of Savoie, France, Beck’s patterned snow circles decorate the expanses of the frozen lakes outside of the ski runs at Les Arcs ski resort.  Overlooking Mont Blanc, the

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Gorgeous Catalan building renovated into an eco-friendly hostel in Barcelona

Gorgeous Catalan building renovated into an eco-friendly hostel in Barcelona

The project name “Yök”was inspired by the Catalan word “lloc”, meaning place or location. This echoes the design prinicples that drove the renovation process-yök taps into sustainable interior,

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Daniel Libeskind’s Jewish Museum Berlin remembers the Holocaust to prevent future acts of genocide

Daniel Libeskind’s Jewish Museum Berlin remembers the Holocaust to prevent future acts of genocide

Seventy years ago today, Auschwitz, the Nazi regime’s largest death camp, was liberated by the Soviet troops. In commemoration of the over 7 million Holocaust victims, the U.N. established January 27 as

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Tiny, beautifully detailed children’s playhouse is made from locally milled spruce in Finland

Tiny, beautifully detailed children’s playhouse is made from locally milled spruce in Finland

Barcelona architecture couple Anna & Eugeni Bach built an adorable, light-filled playhouse for their young children on their grandparent’s farm in Finland. Constructed in just two weeks, the beautifully

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Plus energy Villa Bondö overlooks beautiful lakeside in Sweden

Plus energy Villa Bondö overlooks beautiful lakeside in Sweden

The 2,690-square-foot house is located in a birch and pine forest on the outskirts of the Swedish city Gothenburg. To maximize views towards the adjacent Gravsjön lake, Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

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World’s largest candy carpet made from 13 tonnes of sweets pops up in Chengdu, China

World’s largest candy carpet made from 13 tonnes of sweets pops up in Chengdu, China

What's sweet, colorful, and covered with adorable panda patterns? Why, it's the world's largest—and sweetest—candy carpet! Made from a staggering 13 tonnes of colorful candy pieces, the nearly

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Plans for affordable Micropolis houses can be purchased and downloaded as PDFs

Plans for affordable Micropolis houses can be purchased and downloaded as PDFs

Chapel Hill architect Arielle Condoret Schechter came up with a design for modern small houses for those that might not have the budget for traditional full architectural services. Custom-designed plans

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OMA and Olin chosen to transform Washington D.C.’s 11th Street Bridge into a High Line-style park

OMA and Olin chosen to transform Washington D.C.’s 11th Street Bridge into a High Line-style park

The design for the 11th Street Bridge Park in Washington, D.C. will feature the proposal submitted by a collaboration between OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture) and Olin Studios. The design by

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Architect tops his sophisticated Irish farmhouse with repurposed shipping containers

Architect tops his sophisticated Irish farmhouse with repurposed shipping containers

Architect and farmer, Patrick Bradley, has created an amazingly sophisticated rustic country retreat out of four repurposes shipping containers. Set in an idyllic Northern Ireland countryside, the

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A striking metallic shell shields this larch-clad cabin from harsh Swiss winters

A striking metallic shell shields this larch-clad cabin from harsh Swiss winters

Sited on an 8,600-square-foot plot of land, the Vallée de Joux house is located just a few steps from the shores of Lake Joux. The lakeside views and surrounding scenery are framed through rectangular

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Lana Crooks’ creepy textile sculptures look like something out of a Tim Burton movie

Lana Crooks’ creepy textile sculptures look like something out of a Tim Burton movie

Chicago-based textile sculptor and artist Lana Crooks makes tiny soft sculptures from hand-dyed wool and silk that look both beautiful and creepy at the same time. These antique-like pieces combine fabric

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Step into the fairytale world of the Brothers Grimm with these amazing landscape photos

Step into the fairytale world of the Brothers Grimm with these amazing landscape photos

Wanderings continues the theme of imagining how the backdrop of Grimm’s fairytales would look. Schönberger roamed Europe to capture beautiful these sights with a mystical flair worthy of the Grimm

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NL Architects design luxury hotel shaped like a massive amethyst geode

NL Architects design luxury hotel shaped like a massive amethyst geode

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the first Amethyst Hotel will be located on the man-made Ocean Flower Island in China, a country known for its literal architecture and reverence for amethyst. The hotel rooms are

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Passive solar Martin-Lancaster House is wrapped in glass and cedar shingles

Passive solar Martin-Lancaster House is wrapped in glass and cedar shingles

Overlooking the rugged Atlantic coast, the Martin-Lancaster House’s spatial layout is designed like a “procession toward the sea.” The courtyard home is divided into four primary components: a gable

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300 Ivy Street is a mixed-use block of pedestrian-friendly living

300 Ivy Street is a mixed-use block of pedestrian-friendly living

The mixed-used 300 Ivy Street development in San Francisco aims to return space to the public realm and create the comfortable, human-scaled edges. Designed by David Baker Architects, the development

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MVRDV proposes twisted, hourglass-like skyscraper in Vienna

MVRDV proposes twisted, hourglass-like skyscraper in Vienna

Rotterdam architecture firm MVRDV scooped the winning bid in a design competition for a modern, mixed-use skyscraper in Vienna. The proposed 361-foot-tall tower is sheathed in a glass curtain wall that

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Contemporary concrete chapel projects over a mountainside to take in spectacular lakeside views

Contemporary concrete chapel projects over a mountainside to take in spectacular lakeside views

Perched atop a grassy knoll, the Capilla Cardedeu chapel features a minimalist, demure design so as not to detract from the surrounding landscape. The wedge-shaped chapel is open on both sides, with the

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Taylor Mazer’s tiny architectural drawings are smaller than a pencil

Taylor Mazer’s tiny architectural drawings are smaller than a pencil

Artist Taylor Mazer’s drawings are as impeccably detailed as they are teeny tiny. Using a super-slender Micron pen, the artist has created a beautiful body of work of industrial and architectural

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Make 2015 your most organized year ever with these smart upcycled household items

Make 2015 your most organized year ever with these smart upcycled household items

Trying to get your house in order for the new year can cost a pretty penny, what with buying new bins, racks, baskets, etc. to handle all the storage and organizing. But there’s a very simple way to

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DOMAT designs low-cost, educational waste and recycling collection prototype in rural China

DOMAT designs low-cost, educational waste and recycling collection prototype in rural China

Waste Recycling Point for a Village School; Hunan, China 
 Waste disposal in villages throughout China is a visible, yet neglected issue. As urban influences have spread to rural areas, old habits of

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Dream-like Kaleidoscope is a mirrored, multi-sensory children’s playhouse in Spain

Dream-like Kaleidoscope is a mirrored, multi-sensory children’s playhouse in Spain

Although A2arquitectos kept the squash court building’s short and boxy structure, the space was majorly altered by the insertion of a 29.5-foot-long hexagonal tunnel. Measuring 6.5-feet-tall, the

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How to build a solar farm in California—a profile on the Topaz Solar Farm

How to build a solar farm in California—a profile on the Topaz Solar Farm

  With its capacity to power 160,000 average-sized American homes, the Topaz Solar Farm in southern California is one of the largest solar farms in the world. This sea of 9 million solar panels

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Charles Wright’s self-sufficient Alkira House in Northern Australia on sale for $15 million

Charles Wright’s self-sufficient Alkira House in Northern Australia on sale for $15 million

The Alkira Resort House shocked the design world when it emerged like a spacecraft from the World Heritage rainforests of Queensland, Australia, in 2012. After serving as an off-the-grid vacation rental,

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6 designs that could save your life

6 designs that could save your life

Inhabitat readers know that good design can save the world - but did you know design could also save your life? Engineers, designers, and hackers around the world are harnessing cutting-edge developments

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