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RhOME for denCity’s Passive Solar Home Wins Grand Prize at Solar Decathlon Europe 2014

RhOME for denCity’s Passive Solar Home Wins Grand Prize at Solar Decathlon Europe 2014

The RhOME for denCity team consists of professors and researchers from the Architecture, Business Studies and Engineering departments of the Università degli Studi Roma Tre, and a department of

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Solar Philéas: Modular Apartment Upgrade for 120-Year-Old French Building Wins Energy Efficiency Prize at Solar Decathlon Europe

Solar Philéas: Modular Apartment Upgrade for 120-Year-Old French Building Wins Energy Efficiency Prize at Solar Decathlon Europe

The Cap 44 building is part of the city's heritage as one of the first reinforced concrete buildings in the world; a style that was later copied in thousands of buildings around the globe. The Atlantic

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Solar Liv-Lib’ Capsule Home is Powered by a Futuristic Energy-Generating Hub

Solar Liv-Lib’ Capsule Home is Powered by a Futuristic Energy-Generating Hub

The Liv-Lib' project consists of two elements: “hubs” and “habitation capsules.” The hubs are solar-powered urban infrastructure cores that contain technological and ecological systems necessary

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Gorgeous Detroit Bus Shelters Made of Materials From Abandoned Homes

Gorgeous Detroit Bus Shelters Made of Materials From Abandoned Homes

If you have ever had to wait around in the rain or snow for hours waiting for a bus to arrive, then you can imagine the public transport situation in Detroit. With half of the bus routes cancelled and a

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17John: Design New York City’s First Crowdsourced Hotel and Win $50,000 in Prizes!

17John: Design New York City’s First Crowdsourced Hotel and Win $50,000 in Prizes!

Heads up architects, designers, and creatives - Prodigy Design Lab just launched a groundbreaking competition where you can contribute to the design of 17John - New York City's first crowdsourced hotel -

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6 Easy-to-Do DIY Projects That Won’t Ruin Your Relationship

6 Easy-to-Do DIY Projects That Won’t Ruin Your Relationship

TABLE FOR TWO If you've ever coveted one of those designer, distressed-wood coffee tables, here's your chance to make your own and save a whole lot of loot while you're at it. This DIY was done by our

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Submit Your Architecture Projects to the 2014 Holcim Awards – $2 Million in Prize Money Awarded!

Submit Your Architecture Projects to the 2014 Holcim Awards – $2 Million in Prize Money Awarded!

THE HOLCIM AWARDS IS NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES! Since accepting its first application back in 2005, the Holcim Awards has recognized more that 150 innovative architecture projects from across the globe that

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LAST CHANCE: Vote for the Worst Kitchen in Inhabitat’s Project Kitchen Upgrade Photo Contest!

LAST CHANCE: Vote for the Worst Kitchen in Inhabitat’s Project Kitchen Upgrade Photo Contest!

Tonight is the last chance to vote for your favorite entry! We received nearly 200 amazing submissions in our Kitchen Upgrade Photo Contest over the last few weeks, and after countless hours of

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Prix Pictet Shortlist Reveals 11 Artists’ Visions of Consumption

Prix Pictet Shortlist Reveals 11 Artists’ Visions of Consumption

Motoyuki Daifu - Project Family #10 It’s no secret that living space is at a premium in Japanese households, and in this playful series called Project Family, Motoyuki Daifu tackles the cramped living

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Meet the Winners of the First Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge

Meet the Winners of the First Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge

The Winners of the first Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge were announced this weekend at the Institute’s Innovation Celebration in New York City. Organized by the Cradle to Cradle Products

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Enter Your Kiddie Costumes in the 2013 Inhabitots Green Halloween Contest!

Enter Your Kiddie Costumes in the 2013 Inhabitots Green Halloween Contest!

CALLING ALL COSTUME CRAFTING GREEN PARENTS! Hey, Inhabiparents! It's that time of year again and we've just launched our annual Inhabitots Green Halloween Costume Contest! We're looking for the cutest

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14 Awesomely Creative Homemade Halloween Costumes For Kiddos

14 Awesomely Creative Homemade Halloween Costumes For Kiddos

Homemade R2D2 Set your little one off on a galactic adventure with this papier-mâché R2D2 costume! This comfortable, yet super detailed costume was even designed with fully functioning lights and sound

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Designers Create Imaginative Urban Playgrounds for Children and Adults in the Building Trust International Competition

Designers Create Imaginative Urban Playgrounds for Children and Adults in the Building Trust International Competition

With so much dead space plaguing urban cities today, charity organization Building Trust International put together a competition asking designers to reimagine these blights as innovative playgrounds for

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Buckminster Fuller Challenge Unveils 2013 Finalists!

Buckminster Fuller Challenge Unveils 2013 Finalists!

Ecovative The EPA has found that plastics make up 25% of the volume in our landfills, with expanded plastic foams being the worst contributor. These products are also highly flammable and have been

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Meet the Ten Finalists in the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge

Meet the Ten Finalists in the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge

The first Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge, coordinated by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute in partnership with Make It Right, was launched in November of 2012. By June of

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VIDEO: The Buckminster Fuller Institute

VIDEO: The Buckminster Fuller Institute

The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) is an organization after Inhabitat's own heart. It was formed by the visionary eco architect/designer's family in 1983 to champion Buckminster Fuller's amazing

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The BFI Announces the 2013 Semi-Finalists for the Buckminster Fuller Challenge

The BFI Announces the 2013 Semi-Finalists for the Buckminster Fuller Challenge

This week the Buckminster Fuller Institute announced the 19 semi-finalists that will take part in the 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge. The competition recognizes projects that solve some of humanity's

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Vote Now in SXSW Eco’s “Place By Design” Competition!

Vote Now in SXSW Eco’s “Place By Design” Competition!

Today, SXSW Eco’s first ever Place by Design Competition will be live and open to public vote. The competition, launched last month, honors visionary design work that produces positive community impact

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Announcing the Lighten Up LED Lighting Competition Winners!

Announcing the Lighten Up LED Lighting Competition Winners!

After weeks of submissions and an intense week of online voting, we're excited to finally announce the two winners of Inhabitat's Lighten Up! Lighting Design Competition. We received hundreds of entries

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LAST DAY TO VOTE for Your Favorite Lighten Up Competition Finalist!

LAST DAY TO VOTE for Your Favorite Lighten Up Competition Finalist!

TODAY is the LAST DAY to vote for your favorite finalists! We received nearly 200 amazing entries in our Lighten Up! LED Lighting Design Competition over the last few weeks, and after countless hours of

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Shortlist for the 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture Announced

Shortlist for the 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture Announced

The shortlist of nominees for the 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture were just announced in Spain - and the list includes outstanding projects ranging form a school in Afghanistan to a cemetery in

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LAST DAY: Enter to Win a $1000 Prize in Lighten Up! An LED Lighting Design Competition

LAST DAY: Enter to Win a $1000 Prize in Lighten Up! An LED Lighting Design Competition

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ENTER! Calling all architects, interior designers and lighting designers! Do you have a spectacular architecture or interior project that uses LED lighting? Share it with the

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Greenpeace Launches Competition to Design New Look for Iconic Survival Pod

Greenpeace Launches Competition to Design New Look for Iconic Survival Pod

Flip through our gallery and you'll see past Greenpeace survival pods in action. Used to fight drillers, whalers and other environmental "villains" in often extreme conditions, these compact pods keep

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Twelve Architects Announced in Competition to Build New Home for the Nobel Prize

Twelve Architects Announced in Competition to Build New Home for the Nobel Prize

Once a year, the whole world looks to the Nobel Center in Stockholm, Sweden to announce the Nobel Prizes. The center recently announced plans to relocate to a new building, and out of 140 architects, 12

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Announcing the $1000 Grand Prize Winner of the LightCollector Photo Contest!

Announcing the $1000 Grand Prize Winner of the LightCollector Photo Contest!

Drumroll please..... After six weeks of submissions and an intense judging period, we're thrilled to finally announce the winner of the LightCollector Photo Contest! We called upon designers,

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LAST CHANCE: Design a ‘THIS IS YOUR LIFE’ T-Shirt and You Could Win a $250 Prize & More!

LAST CHANCE: Design a ‘THIS IS YOUR LIFE’ T-Shirt and You Could Win a $250 Prize & More!

Do you have an inspiring idea for a t-shirt design? Enter it today in The Collective's brand new This Is Your Life T-Shirt Design Contest. The Collective has partnered up with Holstee to find two new

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LAST CHANCE: Pin Your Favorite Lamps.com Lighting Fixture and Win $250 to Spend at Their Store!

LAST CHANCE: Pin Your Favorite Lamps.com Lighting Fixture and Win $250 to Spend at Their Store!

LAST CHANCE TO PIN IT TO WIN IT! From sparkling pendants to swinging LED wall sconces to ultra mod-style lamps, there's certainly no shortage of beautiful, inspiring and unique lighting fixtures over

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Free Pass to Compostmodern 2013 in San Francisco (Worth $575)

GIVEAWAY: Win a Free Pass to Compostmodern 2013 in San Francisco (Worth $575)

Compostmodern kicks off next month in San Francisco, and we can't wait to see what the world's green thinkers have in store for us at this fantastic two-day event! This exciting conference will provide a

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Solar Decathlon Teams Visit Orange County, California in Preparation for 2013 Competition

Solar Decathlon Teams Visit Orange County, California in Preparation for 2013 Competition

Sunny Southern California is set to break out the photovoltaic panels as the U.S. Department of Energy prepares to host the 2013 Solar Decathlon in Orange County, CA. This marks the first time in history

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LAST CHANCE: Win an Eco-Friendly Sprout Watch (Worth Up To $80!)

LAST CHANCE: Win an Eco-Friendly Sprout Watch (Worth Up To $80!)

  A well-designed watch is a great way to add a little something extra to an outfit. From colorful faces with unique illustrations to more classic styles fashioned with sustainable

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