Green Design Competitions

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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Costa Concordia Architecture Competition Rethinks Disaster to Create a New Seaside Park in Italy

Costa Concordia Architecture Competition Rethinks Disaster to Create a New Seaside Park in Italy

First place was awarded to Alexander Laing & Francesco Matteo Belfiore from London, who envisioned the transformation of the wreck by exploring the dichotomy between removal and storage. They proposed

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LAST CHANCE TO VOTE for Your Favorite Finalists in Inhabitat’s 2012 Green Halloween Costume Contest – POLLS CLOSE TONIGHT!

LAST CHANCE TO VOTE for Your Favorite Finalists in Inhabitat’s 2012 Green Halloween Costume Contest – POLLS CLOSE TONIGHT!

This is your last chance to vote for your favorite Green Halloween Costume Contest finalists! Hey Inhabireaders! Today is the last day to vote in our annual Green Halloween Costume Contest. We

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FASHION MEETS TECHNOLOGY: 6 Examples of Groundbreaking High-Tech Fashion

FASHION MEETS TECHNOLOGY: 6 Examples of Groundbreaking High-Tech Fashion

From a dress that tweets to Google glasses coming down the runway at New York Fashion Week, we've been seeing a growing intersection between fashion and technology in the past few years. This

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Studio a+i’s Revised AIDS Memorial Park is a Meditative Green Trellis

Studio a+i’s Revised AIDS Memorial Park is a Meditative Green Trellis

While their original concept was denied by community members, Studio a+i has gone back to the drawing board to create a second take on the international competition to design AIDS Memorial Park in

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The Emirates Glass LEAF Awards Announce Their 2012 Shortlist

The Emirates Glass LEAF Awards Announce Their 2012 Shortlist

Mixed-Use Building of the year: + Steven Holl Architects, with Daeyang Gallery & House, Seoul, South Korea + Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects, with Tidemill Academy and Deptford Lounge, Deptford,

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eVolo Announces Their 2013 Skyscraper Competition

eVolo Announces Their 2013 Skyscraper Competition

The 2013 eVolo Skyscraper Competition is now open for business and looking for the most outrageous, exceptional, unusual, and forward-thinking designs out there. One of our favorite

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WIN THIS: 40-Piece Tegu Magnetic Wooden Building Block Explorer Set (Worth $125)!

WIN THIS: 40-Piece Tegu Magnetic Wooden Building Block Explorer Set (Worth $125)!

Whether you're a pint-sized builder or a full-fledged designer these eco-friendly Tegu blocks are sure to stir your imagination. This month we're participating in the Tegu Summer Building Contest in

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University of Maryland Team Sets New Human-Powered Helicopter Flight Time Record!

University of Maryland Team Sets New Human-Powered Helicopter Flight Time Record!

A team of 40 researchers and students at the University of Maryland’s Department of Aerospace Engineering set a new world record for a flight time set by a human-powered helicopter. Actually, they

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HOK Selected To Lead Design of New Medical School in Downtown Buffalo

HOK Selected To Lead Design of New Medical School in Downtown Buffalo

Buffalo, NY was once known for its architectural riches. The Rust Belt city boasts several structures designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan and Daniel Burnham -- but most of them were built more

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The Living Building Challenge Wins the 2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge!

The Living Building Challenge Wins the 2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge!

Living Building Challenge founder Jason McLennan What if every single act of design and construction made the world a better place? It seems a far cry from our current situation, right? Lofty thought

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Morphosis Architects Chosen To Design First CornellNYC Tech Building on Roosevelt Island

Morphosis Architects Chosen To Design First CornellNYC Tech Building on Roosevelt Island

Big news out of the Big Apple: Cornell University announced last night that Thom Mayne of Morphosis Architects will design the first of three net-zero academic buildings on its new applied sciences campus

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Winners Announced for National Mall Design Contest in Washington, DC

Winners Announced for National Mall Design Contest in Washington, DC

OLIN & Weiss/Manfredi will redesign the Sylvan Theater, which is located southeast of the Washington Monument, and Rogers Marvel Architects & Peter Walker and Partners will reimagine

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James Corner Field Operations Wins Competition To Redesign Chicago’s Navy Pier

James Corner Field Operations Wins Competition To Redesign Chicago’s Navy Pier

In addition to the large swimming pool, which will be converted into an ice skating rink in the winter, Corner's plan calls for constructing a dramatic seating area on the east end of the pier overlooking

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Enter Your Tape Sculpture in Scotch’s “Off The Roll” Contest to Win $5000

Enter Your Tape Sculpture in Scotch’s “Off The Roll” Contest to Win $5000

Any regular Inhabitat reader knows that we are suckers for awesome art made from recycled or repurposed materials. So we were totally excited to discover Scotch’s “Off the Roll” design

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100 Mile House Competition Challenges Architects to Design a Home Using Only Local Materials

100 Mile House Competition Challenges Architects to Design a Home Using Only Local Materials

Prior to the widespread use of polluting fossil fuels, most buildings were made from local materials, using techniques that made sense for the local climate and lifestyle. Now the Architecture

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AECOM + BIG Unveil Plans to Revamp Chicago’s Navy Pier with a Vertical Farm and Roof Gardens

AECOM + BIG Unveil Plans to Revamp Chicago’s Navy Pier with a Vertical Farm and Roof Gardens

Although Navy Pier is the top tourist attraction in Illinois, Chicago residents will tell you that in its current state the pier is feeling dated, kitschy and, well, cheesy. First and foremost, the

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Building Trust International Unveils Winning School Design For Child Refugees in Burma

Building Trust International Unveils Winning School Design For Child Refugees in Burma

Through their School 4 Burma competition, Building Trust International aimed to provide a modular educational facility for Burmese child migrants and refugees - and the winners have finally been

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NYIT Students Redesign a Failing Waste Management Unit for a Costa Rican Community

NYIT Students Redesign a Failing Waste Management Unit for a Costa Rican Community

A team of architecture students have put their creative skills to practice to design this waste management solution for a Costa Rican community. Winning the New York Institutute of Technology's (NYIT)

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ANNOUNCING: The Inhabitat 2011 Green Halloween Costume Contest Winners!

ANNOUNCING: The Inhabitat 2011 Green Halloween Costume Contest Winners!

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Tesco Plastic Bag Warrior Princess Ria Burns took first place with her amazing Tesco Plastic Bag Warrior Princess costume, which is made entirely from old supermarket bags. Putting

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LAST CHANCE TO VOTE: Halloween Costume Contest Ends TONIGHT!

LAST CHANCE TO VOTE: Halloween Costume Contest Ends TONIGHT!

We were super impressed with the entries in our 2011 Green Halloween Contest, including some really imaginative ones like Rob Miller's awesome costume that replicates the famous pose of Han Solo when he

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LAST CALL: Enter Inhabitat’s 2011 Green Halloween Costume Contest!

LAST CALL: Enter Inhabitat’s 2011 Green Halloween Costume Contest!

Today is the last day to submit your DIY costumes! Halloween may have come and gone, but there's still time to enter our Green Halloween Costume Contest for a shot at fame, fortune, and some fantastic

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Announcing the Inhabitots 2011 Green Halloween Costume Contest!

Announcing the Inhabitots 2011 Green Halloween Costume Contest!

ATTENTION ALL CUTELY COSTUMED BOYS AND GHOULS (and their parents)! Halloween is less than two weeks away - are you ready to get crafty? If you've concocted a creative costume (or are planning to) for

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Midtown Buzz: Design an Urban Beehive and Support Biodiversity in London

Midtown Buzz: Design an Urban Beehive and Support Biodiversity in London

Are you an aspiring designer with a love of honey? Then have a go at creating a hive fit for urban bee-keeping in the brilliant Midtown Buzz competition from The Architecture Foundation (AF) and

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GIVEAWAY: Enter to Win a Sloan AQUS Grey Water Toilet System That Recycles Your Sink Water (Worth $189)!

GIVEAWAY: Enter to Win a Sloan AQUS Grey Water Toilet System That Recycles Your Sink Water (Worth $189)!

Win a Sloan AQUS Grey Water System! Saving water is one of the most important things we can do to ensure environmental and social sustainability for generations to come - but while many of us try to be

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San Francisco’s Imaginatively Interconnected Harrison 1×2 Residences by Studio 12

San Francisco’s Imaginatively Interconnected Harrison 1×2 Residences by Studio 12

One of the Harrison Street Residences lies parallel to the street, cloaking the inner courtyard and allowing for greater privacy, space and light shared within a dense urban area. The second residence

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BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY: Enter to Win a HP Pavilion dv6 Laptop and Green Prize Package (Worth $1155!)

BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY: Enter to Win a HP Pavilion dv6 Laptop and Green Prize Package (Worth $1155!)

While no one likes to bid adieu to summer, if you're a student gearing up to go back to school, September couldn't come sooner! New people, new classes, new possibilities - the excitement is building. If

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Hybrid House: Extraordinary Green Home Can be Built for Under $300

Hybrid House: Extraordinary Green Home Can be Built for Under $300

Joseph Sandy’s incredible Hybrid House design was recently honored as one of the winners of the $300 House competition, a contest launched by both the Harvard Business Review blog and Ingersoll Rand

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Vote Now for Barbie’s New Sustainably Designed Dream House!

Vote Now for Barbie’s New Sustainably Designed Dream House!

Now that Barbie has taken on the profession of architecture, it’s about time for her dream house to receive a sustainable makeover. Thankfully, four out of the five finalists in AIA’s Architect

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