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World’s First Urban Algae Canopy Produces the Oxygen Equivalent of Four Hectares of Woodland Every Day

World’s First Urban Algae Canopy Produces the Oxygen Equivalent of Four Hectares of Woodland Every Day

Forming part of the Future Food District project curated by Carlo Ratti Associati, the Urban Algae Canopy marks the culmination of six years worth of research. A custom designed ETFE cladding system,

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Architecture Students Build Tiny Mirrored Lookout That Blends Seamlessly into the Scottish Landscape

Architecture Students Build Tiny Mirrored Lookout That Blends Seamlessly into the Scottish Landscape

Built by hand, the Lookout consists of a timber frame structure that was fabricated offsite and then trucked into the National Park. Once on site, Ritchie and Tyler installed sheets of mirrored stainless

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GUN Architects’ Rainforest Pavilion Creates an Exotic Oasis in London

GUN Architects’ Rainforest Pavilion Creates an Exotic Oasis in London

The five-meter-high structure simulates the atmosphere of the rainforest and brings the exotic climate of South America to the streets of London. Seven columns with hexagonal tops create the framework for

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Gulskogen Bicycle Hotel Stashes Over a Hundred Bikes Behind an Intricate Filigree Facade

Gulskogen Bicycle Hotel Stashes Over a Hundred Bikes Behind an Intricate Filigree Facade

At the entrance, a concrete tongue-shaped ramp spills out from a circular wooden border that frames a metal doorway. A porous filigree pattern sprawls across the metal doorway and gable wall. Drammen’s

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Solar-Powered Bang Bang Tents Charges Your Gadgets While You Rock Out in Style

Solar-Powered Bang Bang Tents Charges Your Gadgets While You Rock Out in Style

Bang Bang Tents are four person tents that come in six different styles. Users have the choice between nature-inspired prints, including grass, chopped wood or butterflies, or more psychedelic patterns

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Oregon Man Lives Inside 727 Airplane Home in the Middle of the Woods!

Oregon Man Lives Inside 727 Airplane Home in the Middle of the Woods!

Rather than turning the plane into something like a modern house, Campbell is reusing much of the original equipment for his needs. After a decade Campbell’s enthusiasm for the project has not waned. He

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100-Foot-Long Balancing Barn Suspends Hotel Guests in Mid-Air in the UK

100-Foot-Long Balancing Barn Suspends Hotel Guests in Mid-Air in the UK

Surrounded by beautiful English countryside, the Balancing Barn's rustic form was created in reference to the nearby Suffolk farmhouses with a modern and bold. Known for their playful designs, MVRDV

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Seville’s New Shipping Container Cruise Terminal is a Flexible & Bioclimatic Port Stop

Seville’s New Shipping Container Cruise Terminal is a Flexible & Bioclimatic Port Stop

Despite Seville's inland location, the city does in fact have a port on the River Guadalquivir in the heart of town. River cruises arrive at the port and dock to let passengers on and off, with easy

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Want Your Own Honeycomb Hive? Vivid Sydney’s LED Cellular Tessellation Pavilion is For Sale!

Want Your Own Honeycomb Hive? Vivid Sydney’s LED Cellular Tessellation Pavilion is For Sale!

Cellular Tessellation was built by Bond Architecture staff and students, who had to fit together 1,200 laser-cut pieces and 3,000 bolts and plywood spacers. The interesting fact about the installation is

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ASUL Unveils Gorgeous ‘Think Tank’ Prefab Home Office in Savannah

ASUL Unveils Gorgeous ‘Think Tank’ Prefab Home Office in Savannah

ASUL’s prefab home system allows for easy customization and can be adapted to any type of site. In the case of the Savannah extension, the site was within a FEMA-regulated flood zone, which was easily

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Charming Green Roof and Terrace Tops Modern Light-Filled Houseboat in the Netherlands

Charming Green Roof and Terrace Tops Modern Light-Filled Houseboat in the Netherlands

Commissioned by a young family, ParkArk was built to match the intimacy of the client's former steel ship home while offering a larger floor plan. The architects used 3D modeling to carefully map out the

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Amazing Photos Reveal the World of People Living Outside the System

Amazing Photos Reveal the World of People Living Outside the System

Eric Valli takes amazing pictures of outcast and autonomous people disconnected from the system. His job has taken him around to some of the world’s most remote places giving him the opportunity to peek

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Awesome Floating Bedroom Maximizes Space in Tiny London Apartment

Awesome Floating Bedroom Maximizes Space in Tiny London Apartment

Hanging a bed from the ceiling is not only a practical solution for small apartments - it also creates a strong design statement. The owners of this tiny London apartment maximized their living space by

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Governor’s Cup Pavilion Weaves Through Trees With Over 25,000 Recycled Cups

Governor’s Cup Pavilion Weaves Through Trees With Over 25,000 Recycled Cups

Here at Inhabitat, we love seeing artists transform recycled materials into larger-than-life sculptures, which is why we popped over to Governors Island to check out Governor's Cup, a giant recycled-cup

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Ancient Underwater City Flooded by the Chinese Government Becomes Major Tourist Attraction

Ancient Underwater City Flooded by the Chinese Government Becomes Major Tourist Attraction

The city remains undisturbed from the surface at a depth of 26-40m, and has provided scientists and archaeologists a glimpse into what life in ancient China was really like. Many of the intricate stone

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Starbucks’ 500th LEED Store Boasts a Roof of Coffee-Fed Lemongrass at Disney World Resort in Orlando

Starbucks’ 500th LEED Store Boasts a Roof of Coffee-Fed Lemongrass at Disney World Resort in Orlando

This latest of Starbucks exquisitely-designed coffee shops is located right in the heart of the magical kingdom of Disney World in Downtown Disney West Side. David Daniels, Senior Designer for Starbucks,

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Binky Campervan: Rent a Tiny Home on Wheels for Your Next Road Trip Adventure

Binky Campervan: Rent a Tiny Home on Wheels for Your Next Road Trip Adventure

Sleeping in the Binky camper is both comfortable and flexible. Two single beds, one double or one king size bed sit snugly inside the van. A roof bed can sleep an additional two, and the extendable awning

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Five Stunning Homes Take Home the AIA Award for Best Small Houses of the Year

Five Stunning Homes Take Home the AIA Award for Best Small Houses of the Year

Fall House by Fourgeron Architecture The Fall House by Fourgeron Architecture is a three bedroom home on the California coast near Big Sur. Besides offering spectacular ocean views, this small home also

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8 Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts for the Procrastinator’s Papa

8 Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts for the Procrastinator’s Papa

Do you and your dad share a love of nature? If so, honor him by sending the Nature Conservancy a donation in his name. He'll receive a Father's Day eCard with one of three designs inspired by the great

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Amazing Net Zero House in the Canary Islands has On-Site Wind Turbines

Amazing Net Zero House in the Canary Islands has On-Site Wind Turbines

Using only locally-sourced materials such as stone and basalt insulation, in addition to certified timber, this home has a very small carbon footprint. This same material menu allows it to mesh with the

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Rebuild By Design Competition Winners Announced – $1 Billion Awarded to Protect East Coast From Future Storms

Rebuild By Design Competition Winners Announced – $1 Billion Awarded to Protect East Coast From Future Storms

"The winning proposals are truly transformative and serve as blueprints for how we can safeguard the region and make it more environmentally and economically resilient," said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan.

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MAD Architects Unveil Mountain-Shaped Nanjing Zendai Himalayas Center

MAD Architects Unveil Mountain-Shaped Nanjing Zendai Himalayas Center

Located in one of China's most historically and culturally significant cities, the Nanjing Zendai Himalayas Center will strive to preserve traces of the city's historic past while celebrating its

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Creative Machines’ Glowing Heart Beacon Lights Up in Sync With Your Heartbeat

Creative Machines’ Glowing Heart Beacon Lights Up in Sync With Your Heartbeat

Creative Machines' Heart Beacon sculpture serves as a symbol of hope and resilience at the Emergency Coordination Center in Portland, OR. Using a touch-activated sensor, people can use their pulse to

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15-Year-Old Develops Flashlight Powered by Body Heat, Wins Top Prize in Google Science Fair

15-Year-Old Develops Flashlight Powered by Body Heat, Wins Top Prize in Google Science Fair

From a sleeping bag that charges your gadgets to entire buildings warmed by body heat, scientists are harvesting the heat emitted by humans as a source of renewable energy. But the latest development in

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Fakro’s Innovative Windows Transform Into Airy Rooftop Balconies!

Fakro’s Innovative Windows Transform Into Airy Rooftop Balconies!

Designed for skylight windows on a pitched roof, the system works by installing two upward- and downward-opening windows instead of just a single skylight. The bottom window sash opens forward, creating a

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Modulorbeat Builds One Man Sauna on an Abandoned Factory Site for Those Who Don’t Like to Share

Modulorbeat Builds One Man Sauna on an Abandoned Factory Site for Those Who Don’t Like to Share

The One Man Sauna project was designed as part of the art festival Das Detroit-Projekt in Bochum, a year-long international project that aims to connect four European Opel cities: Bochum(Germany),

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Could BIG’s “Big U” Proposal Protect New York City From the Next Hurricane Sandy?

Could BIG’s “Big U” Proposal Protect New York City From the Next Hurricane Sandy?

BIG U: A Day in the Life from Rebuild by Design on Vimeo. "The Big U is an example of what we call Social Infrastructure," said Bjarke Ingels, BIG's Founding Partner. "The High Line shows how a

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Urban Skyfarm: Vertical Hydroponic Farm and Community Hub Offers Food Security for the Future

Urban Skyfarm: Vertical Hydroponic Farm and Community Hub Offers Food Security for the Future

This living skyscraper can house over 1.5 million square feet of common space and has pathways and skybridges integrated into the design. These allow visitors to navigate through the maze of gardens,

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Spain’s Cubic GG Bioclimatic House Cuts Heating Bills by 76.77%

Spain’s Cubic GG Bioclimatic House Cuts Heating Bills by 76.77%

In order to optimize construction details while minimizing costs, Alventosa Morell Arquitectes opted to use wood as the sole building material. This forced them to work with a specific industry, which

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FOUNDHouse: a Charming Tiny WikiHouse Clad in Recycled Shipping Pallet Tiles

FOUNDHouse: a Charming Tiny WikiHouse Clad in Recycled Shipping Pallet Tiles

Fndry's Patrick Beseda and Lacy Williams created FOUNDHouse as additional student housing needed for the DesignBuildBLUFF (DBB) initiative last year. Designed using the non-profit platform WikiHouse and

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