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The Ecological House 3.0 is a prefab bioclimatic dwelling that’s controlled by a smartphone

The Ecological House 3.0 is a prefab bioclimatic dwelling that’s controlled by a smartphone

The 1,033-square-foot Ecological House 3.0 boasts a modern design with rounded edges to match its innovative, 100% digital design, manufacturing, and home automation. Thanks to the digitization process,

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Mercedes-Benz unveils self-driving, hydrogen-powered F 015 Luxury in Motion vehicle at CES

Mercedes-Benz unveils self-driving, hydrogen-powered F 015 Luxury in Motion vehicle at CES

Mercedes-Benz just unveiled its vision of the future of the automobile at CES 2015 - and it drives itself. The F 015 Luxury in Motion research vehicle is "an illustration of how the car will grow beyond a

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Daniel Libeskind unveils design for geometric recreational attraction in Lithuania

Daniel Libeskind unveils design for geometric recreational attraction in Lithuania

Architect Daniel Libeskind just unveiled renderings for a year-round recreational and leisure destination that’s designed in his signature dynamic and geometric style. Located at the highest point in

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Green design keeps this tiny mobile home warm in Canada’s below-freezing winters

Green design keeps this tiny mobile home warm in Canada’s below-freezing winters

Located in Pelly Crossing, a small community north of Whitehouse, Yukon, the 97-square-foot version.3 tiny house currently serves as the home for the instructor/coordinator of the Yukon College Campus. To

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Could Gogoro’s new electric Smartscooter and battery swapping infrastructure revolutionize urban transport?

Could Gogoro’s new electric Smartscooter and battery swapping infrastructure revolutionize urban transport?

Sprawling mega-cities in Asia, such as Jakarta, Beijing, Taipei, are already full of scooters as the primary mode of personal transport, and the air quality is notoriously unhealthy for these urban

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Futuristic Antarctic Research System is a modular shelter for modern-day nomads

Futuristic Antarctic Research System is a modular shelter for modern-day nomads

These futuristic mobile pods were designed to provide optimal living and working conditions for researchers exploring the coldest, driest, and windiest continent on Earth: Antarctica. Henry Mckenzie

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Recycled paper cup lamp is a glowing honeycomb of light

Recycled paper cup lamp is a glowing honeycomb of light

Disposable cups are hardly ever re-used, and they often find their end at the local landfill. So to cut back on this paper waste, six innovative designers in Japan have banded together to save the world

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LEED-certified Miami Beach Convention Center’s responsive facade emulates the nearby ocean

LEED-certified Miami Beach Convention Center’s responsive facade emulates the nearby ocean

The new design takes its inspiration from the ocean, emulating the movement of coral reefs, waves, and manta rays. Media sculptures located in the new grand lobby of the center reference fan corals, and

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Batlab defines a space-saving loft bedroom with an eye-catching orange ribbon

Batlab defines a space-saving loft bedroom with an eye-catching orange ribbon

Per the clients’ wishes, batlab placed the bed directly above the door and created a pair of stairs with male and female characteristics. The “male” side is located to the left of the bed and is

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Help fund the brilliant Warka Water tower to pull drinking water out of thin air

Help fund the brilliant Warka Water tower to pull drinking water out of thin air

The Warka Water project was inspired by a trip the design team took in 2012 to isolated villages in northeast Ethiopia that lacked access to clean and safe water. Determined to improve the villagers’

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Margot Krasojevic’s Fresnel Hydrofoil Trimaran is a solar-powered perpetual-motion vehicle

Margot Krasojevic’s Fresnel Hydrofoil Trimaran is a solar-powered perpetual-motion vehicle

The hydrofoils, which are similar to airfoils used by airplanes, lift the boat's hull out of the water to decrease drag and allow for greater speeds. The combination of the Fresnel lens and holographic

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Acclaimed architects unveil plans for the Obama Presidential Center library in Hawaii

Acclaimed architects unveil plans for the Obama Presidential Center library in Hawaii

Hawaii is up against the University of Chicago and Columbia University in New York, which are the current favorites to win. But Hawaii hopes to earn the honor with a proposal that includes a multi-use

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ÁBATON unveils minimalist prefab micro home in Spain

ÁBATON unveils minimalist prefab micro home in Spain

Faced with grey fiber cement board, this dwelling unit houses a living room/kitchen, a full bathroom and a bedroom. It stands at just about 3.5 meters tall, and can be altered so that all openings become

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Affordable Boulder is a tiny mobile home that’s big on contemporary style

Affordable Boulder is a tiny mobile home that’s big on contemporary style

Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses had two main design goals when they started the Boulder project: first, to design a tiny house with a more contemporary aesthetic, and second, to complete a high-quality model

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Beer Can House: Texas Home Made with 50,000 Cans Now a Designated Landmark

Beer Can House: Texas Home Made with 50,000 Cans Now a Designated Landmark

Milkovisch was born during the Depression, so was taught at a young age to always reuse and repurpose whatever was brought into the house. Saving old cans in the attic, he got the idea to repurpose them

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PHOTOS: Weird But Wonderful Japanese Victorian Mash-Up Home Adds Flair to Brooklyn Neighborhood

PHOTOS: Weird But Wonderful Japanese Victorian Mash-Up Home Adds Flair to Brooklyn Neighborhood

If asked where this very unique home was located, New York City probably wouldn't be your guess - but that's exactly where it is! The curious Japanese/Victorian mash-up house can be found in the Park

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Ohio Professors Remediate Streams to Turn Toxic Runoff into Vibrant Paint Pigments

Ohio Professors Remediate Streams to Turn Toxic Runoff into Vibrant Paint Pigments

When heavy metals leach out of Ohio's abandoned coal mines, the sulfide minerals acidify the water and turn streams into sites of slimy toxic sludge, killing fish and destroying ecosystems. Ohio

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Redditor Builds Incredible Hobbit Hole Camper Trailer From Scratch!

Redditor Builds Incredible Hobbit Hole Camper Trailer From Scratch!

Most hobbits seem to be the stay-at-hole types - but there are a few who yearn for adventure. Redditor Samm1t has built an amazing hobbit hole camping trailer to take all the comforts of home with him as

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Energy-efficient Yatsugatake Villa unfolds like an origami fan in Japan’s countryside

Energy-efficient Yatsugatake Villa unfolds like an origami fan in Japan’s countryside

Following traditional Japanese design principles, the Yatsugatake Villa design emphasizes a harmonious relationship with the surrounding natural environment. MDS used passive house techniques to provide a

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LED-studded Han Show Theater lights up like a traditional Chinese paper lantern in Wuhan

LED-studded Han Show Theater lights up like a traditional Chinese paper lantern in Wuhan

Nicknamed “The Red Lantern,” the 2,000-seat theater in Wuhan was built to house the Franco Dragone-directed acrobatic water show, Han Show. Situated on Wuhan’s Donghu Lake, the Han Show Theater was

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Edouard Martinet’s enchanting metal animal sculptures are made from old bike parts

Edouard Martinet’s enchanting metal animal sculptures are made from old bike parts

  The French artist created his jolly running ostrich by securing the assorted metal parts with a few screws and opted not to use a welding iron. His pigeon and a very cute robin sculpture

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Menis Architects’ Agora Garden is a rock-like residential tower wrapped in vegetation

Menis Architects’ Agora Garden is a rock-like residential tower wrapped in vegetation

Agora Garden creates a symbiosis of volumes and vegetation. It was inspired by the shape of primitive rocks emerging from the earth, and continues the architects' interest in organic architecture and

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Four generations live under an energy-efficient and bioclimatic roof in France

Four generations live under an energy-efficient and bioclimatic roof in France

The 2 in 1 house derives its name from its spatial layout, which splits the building into two separated dwellings that are connected by a series of shared spaces. The communal areas, which help preserve

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Invisible canoe offers full view of the world under the sea

Invisible canoe offers full view of the world under the sea

Move over, glass-bottom boats: this canoe/kayak hybrid is entirely transparent. You might feel like Wonder Woman cruising in her invisible jet as you glide through the waters with a full view of

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Inhabitat’s top 6 DIY stories of 2014

Inhabitat’s top 6 DIY stories of 2014

DIY stories are so inspiring, aren't they? Seeing a project that someone else put together encourages us to put our own creativity and craftiness to work, whether it's a small project like turning

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Inhabitat’s top original photos of 2014

Inhabitat’s top original photos of 2014

  Here at Inhabitat, we're fortunate enough to be able to write about some truly spectacular topics, and occasionally we also have the opportunity to travel around and take great photos to

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Inhabitat’s top 6 green technology and science stories of 2014

Inhabitat’s top 6 green technology and science stories of 2014

This year there was a range of technological innovations that could not only improve our lives but help save the planet as well. We saw a group of 16-year old girls who revolutionized crop yields, an

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Inhabitat’s top design stories of 2014 – vote for your favorite!

Inhabitat’s top design stories of 2014 – vote for your favorite!

Green design will save the world, and this year designers went all out with an incredible range of innovations. Sada brought us an incredible hubless folding bike while Klemmens Torggler introduced the

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Tiny prefab Shepherd Hut is a picturesque time portal to the 19th century

Tiny prefab Shepherd Hut is a picturesque time portal to the 19th century

The Shepherd Hut’s old-fashioned look was achieved through Güte’s careful attention to detail and handmade furnishings. For example, the design team installed cast iron wheels instead of regular tube

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Charming timber-clad bungalows blend into Portugal’s bucolic landscape

Charming timber-clad bungalows blend into Portugal’s bucolic landscape

To complement the predominantly rural surroundings, the wooden volumes were crafted with a simple silhouette inspired by the traditional architecture of the Azores. The design encompassed four main

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