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Ultra modern PV+ House boasts scissored solar panels for a super energy boost

Ultra modern PV+ House boasts scissored solar panels for a super energy boost

Among the several sustainable features of the design is a roof that uses an inverted scrissor struss that provides optimal solar orientation and allows air to flow through the house. Natural ventilation

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Gorgeous isolated cabin with volcano views is only accessible by boat

Gorgeous isolated cabin with volcano views is only accessible by boat

Located above the rocky south shore, the House on Todos Los Santos Lake serves as a single-family weekend getaway. The precarious and steep site required a careful construction system and use of

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Nowlab’s 100% recyclable stool was inspired by melting glaciers

Nowlab’s 100% recyclable stool was inspired by melting glaciers

Berlin-based design studio NOWlab created a piece of furniture inspired by layering and natural recycling of ice inside a glacier. The idea of the optimum material cycle has been translated into furniture

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Dubai is building the world’s longest indoor ski slope – in the desert

Dubai is building the world’s longest indoor ski slope – in the desert

The 3.67-million-square-meter Meydan One won’t be home to Dubai’s first indoor ski resort, though it will beat the old record by three times. The extravagant desert city nabbed the Guinness World

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Zoo Zurich’s new elephant house is topped with a lace-like wooden dome

Zoo Zurich’s new elephant house is topped with a lace-like wooden dome

The sprawling new elephant pavilion expands the animals’ space by six times, creating seamless space between indoors and out. The new compound comfortably houses ten elephants, giving them free reign to

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Heatherwick’s gorgeous green-roofed Maggie’s center makes a whole building out of a garden

Heatherwick’s gorgeous green-roofed Maggie’s center makes a whole building out of a garden

The city officials granted permission for the construction of the building yesterday, two months after the design was first unveiled to the public. The curved structures with green roofs combine private

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108-square-foot floating Walden Raft in France pays homage to Henry David Thoreau

108-square-foot floating Walden Raft in France pays homage to Henry David Thoreau

This floating rustic cabin, designed by Elise Morin and Florent Albinet, is a space built by combining wood and acrylic glass which allow it to act as a transparent structure whose privacy is only secured

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Kengo Kuma to expand Portland Japanese Garden with LEED-certified buildings

Kengo Kuma to expand Portland Japanese Garden with LEED-certified buildings

Considered one of the top destinations for tourists in Oregon, the Portland Japanese Garden has experienced rapid visitor growth over its 52-year lifespan and currently serves 300,000 visitors a year—a

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Music festival-ready SPECK mobile kiosk is 100% powered by the sun

Music festival-ready SPECK mobile kiosk is 100% powered by the sun

The owners custom-built the 384-square-foot solar-powered vending vehicle from the ground up in 2014. Set atop a reinforced trailer, the quirky kiosk is built in the shape of a house laid on its side. The

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Shigeru Ban Architects’ Oita Prefectural Art Museum opens in Japan

Shigeru Ban Architects’ Oita Prefectural Art Museum opens in Japan

The new Oita Prefectural Art Museum, designed by Shigeru Ban Architects, is an open environment nestled into a box-like volume. The building is highly sensitive to context and local climate, with

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100,000 LEED-certified ceramic tiles clad Milan’s restored Rainbow Tower

100,000 LEED-certified ceramic tiles clad Milan’s restored Rainbow Tower

Originally built in the 1960s an anonymous water tower, the 115-foot-tall structure was saved from demolition in 1990 and renovated into the Torre Arcobaleno, a colorful totem dedicated to the Soccer

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Solar-powered LEED-certified home in Portland boasts a dazzling array of eco-friendly features

Solar-powered LEED-certified home in Portland boasts a dazzling array of eco-friendly features

Located on an infill site on Southeast Portland's Mount Tabor, the Ash + Ash house, designed by architects Hennebery Eddy, combines stylish modern design with an array of eco-friendly features, making the

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Deceptively small home in Denmark hides spacious living quarters at the forest edge

Deceptively small home in Denmark hides spacious living quarters at the forest edge

A newly completed Villa by CF Moller features maximized living space and minimized building footprint, allowing the inhabitants to enjoy it's enviable forest edge location near Aarhus in Denmark. Click

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Revolutionary construction system builds low-cost Syrian refugee schools out of sand

Revolutionary construction system builds low-cost Syrian refugee schools out of sand

The RE:BUILD system’s re-deployable and environmentally friendly structures can be easily and quickly assembled by a small team of people with no construction experience. Here’s how it works:

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Solar-powered POD-Idladla is a tiny flat-pack home for two that lets you live almost anywhere

Solar-powered POD-Idladla is a tiny flat-pack home for two that lets you live almost anywhere

If the POD-Idlala looks familiar, it’s likely you’ve seen images of its predecessor, the Indawo/lifePOD, also designed by Almeida and Dokter+Misses. While the rebranded POD-Idlala sports a similar

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Double domed Copagri Pavilion in Milan can be reassembled again and again

Double domed Copagri Pavilion in Milan can be reassembled again and again

The Love IT Pavilion for Copagri at Expo Milano 2015 is a pair of open-slatted wooden domes. Designed by EMBT, the beautiful structures sit around a large circular pool meant for a scenic meeting place.

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Wood and metal sandwich panels clad PAN Architects’ striking Marseille Architecture School extension

Wood and metal sandwich panels clad PAN Architects’ striking Marseille Architecture School extension

The prefab new addition of Marseille’s Architecture School, designed by French architecture firm PAN Architecture, is a low-cost prefab building clad in vertical metal strips and corrugated iron which

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Off-grid earthen abode in Senegal gets all its energy from wind and solar

Off-grid earthen abode in Senegal gets all its energy from wind and solar

Unlike many earthen structures, the Khamsa earth house looks quite luxurious. Atelier Koe constructed the home from concrete-reinforced bricks made from clay, which was harvested from the site on which

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San Francisco college student upcycles old skateboards into one-of-a-kind guitars

San Francisco college student upcycles old skateboards into one-of-a-kind guitars

Pourfard began woodworking when he was 18, after a skateboarding injury left him with six months of extra time on his hands for recovery. What started as an experimental foray into reworking skateboard

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The UK’s largest earth sculpture is a gigantic horse leaping across the land

The UK’s largest earth sculpture is a gigantic horse leaping across the land

South Wales is home to the UK’s largest earth sculpture in the form: a giant, leaping horse constructed right into a grassy field in Parc Penalta. Photographer Steve Brockett captured these stunning

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World’s longest and tallest tunnel slide to be installed on Anish Kapoor’s London tower

World’s longest and tallest tunnel slide to be installed on Anish Kapoor’s London tower

Erected in 2012, the gigantic ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower dominates the Olympic Park landscape. The tower was built from 2,000 tonnes of steel, almost 60 percent of which was recycled. The proposed

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This home in rural Ghana was built from rammed earth and recycled plastic

This home in rural Ghana was built from rammed earth and recycled plastic

Anna Webster, fourth-year student at the Cass, London Metropolitan University’s School of Architecture, has designed a simple but sturdy house that fits right into the Ghanaian countryside where it has

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Tres Birds Workshop’s Wooden Nests Mimic Bird Habitats in Vail, CO

Tres Birds Workshop’s Wooden Nests Mimic Bird Habitats in Vail, CO

Sun Bird Park’s giant wooden nests were inspired by surrounding bird habitat and even evoke the imagery of flowers. The curving, ski-inspired ribs were constructed from various wood species and treated

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Tiny Abod Shelters Provide Humane Housing for Slum Dwellers in Just One Day

Tiny Abod Shelters Provide Humane Housing for Slum Dwellers in Just One Day

Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, Doug amassed a team of designers to help him with his latest philanthropy project - lightweight shelters that can be easily shipped and erected anywhere in the world.

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Architects ‘Turn Around’ an Aging Victorian Home to Flood it With Natural Light

Architects ‘Turn Around’ an Aging Victorian Home to Flood it With Natural Light

Reworking the home's boundaries involved creating a whole new configuration for the structure and removing an existing bathroom. In addition to "turning" the house around, the architects added a new

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Refuge Tonneau: Cassina’s 1930s Pod Home Looks Like a Futuristic Space Shuttle

Refuge Tonneau: Cassina’s 1930s Pod Home Looks Like a Futuristic Space Shuttle

The shelter has a dodecahedron structure which was ahead of its times and was used in the Antarctic in 2002 and at the Mars Society Desert Research Station in 2011. The structure is lightweight and easy

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Colossal Green Value Farm Flourishes Within a Former Factory in China

Colossal Green Value Farm Flourishes Within a Former Factory in China

The colossal 2,100 square meter factory has become a testing ground for a number of green ideas. Within the confines of the space, the studio preserved the original factory features, such as old walls,

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Escape Traveler is a tiny cabin on wheels that can be moved anywhere

Escape Traveler is a tiny cabin on wheels that can be moved anywhere

If the Escape Traveler looks familiar, it’s because the tiny mobile home came from the same minds—Kelly Davis and Dan George Dobrowolski—that created the Escape Cabin. Like its eco-friendly

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Parasitic pod homes attach to buildings to provide additional housing

Parasitic pod homes attach to buildings to provide additional housing

Since 2010, the number of homeless people 'sleeping rough' on the streets of London has risen 77 percent, according to James Furzer, the architectural assistant at Spatial Design Architects. In response

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Patrick Nadeau’s Green-Roofed Wave Home Changes Appearance with the Seasons in France

Patrick Nadeau’s Green-Roofed Wave Home Changes Appearance with the Seasons in France

The Wave Home has two floors. On the ground level the living room, kitchen and multimedia space open up towards the exterior by sliding walls. The upper level houses two bedrooms and a bathroom that can

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