Noah Oasis Skyscraper transforms offshore oil rigs into vertical bio-habitats

Read More >

Advertisement

World's Tiniest Tiny Home Constructed in Tucson, AZ

Worlds Tiniest Tiny Home, Smallest Tiny Home, Worlds Smallest House

Tiny homes are becoming more and more popular, and new design ideas seem to pop up every other day. We’ve seen some pretty impressive micro dwellings from all over the world, but this miniature masterpiece from Tucson Arizona is officially the teensiest house on Earth – so small in fact that it is almost impossible to fit inside. Measuring a mere 2′ long by 2′ wide, the 4 square foot home is approximately the size of person, but thanks to a bit of ingenuity and space-saving design principles, it has everything its owner, 32-year-old Randall Walker, could possibly need.

Read More >

NYC's High Line Park So Popular That Creators Plan a High-Speed Tram to Move Pedestrians

by , 04/01/15
filed under: Inhabitat NYC

High Line Park People Mover, High Line Tram, high line, high line train, april fools, april fools post, green transportation

Jeff Koons may want to hang a train over the High Line, but the park’s creators, Friends of the High Line, have decided to put a train back on the High Line in order to keep up with the park’s extreme popularity. Because of the park’s growing crowds every summer, which are anticipated to double when the final section is complete, the architects and engineers have decided it is time to put a people-mover style tram on the High Line to help pedestrians get from one side of the High Line to the other. While the original rails will still be daintily planted with wildflowers and grasses, a high-speed levitating train line will be built alongside the park to transport tired and crowd-weary tourists the 1.3-miles, end to end.

Read More >

Advertisement

The Grama Eco Vehicle Comes With A Green Roof!

Grama Green Roof vehicle, Hydrogen power green roof vehicle, Tolos Grama, Green roof vehicle, green vehicle, eco vehicle, eco car, green car

Innovation sometimes strikes from the least likely places, and this concept is proof of this statement. The Grama, by Portuguese luxury car company Tolos, is a hydrogen-powered vehicle that compliments its sleek design with a brand new fueling solution. Whereas most hydrogen vehicles face the problem of a lack of fueling stations, the Grama solves this by turning water into hydrogen thanks to its unique green roof!

Read More >

People-Powered Skyscraper to Claim New "World's Tallest" Crown in Dubai

It’s been just three months since the Burj Khalifa took the title of “world’s tallest building”, and already the shifting sands of Dubai have spawned a successor! A paragon of modern architecture, the iconic ICARUS tower is currently soaring towards the sky to become the next “World’s Tallest Building”. Designed by Daedalus Architects, the timeless skyscraper blends seamlessly into its surrounding environment and harnesses a nearly inexhaustible resource to provide for 100% of it’s energy needs: human labor.

Read More >

Man Hacks Prius to Run on San Francisco MUNI Electric Bus Power Lines

sierra hartman, bold italic, prius, franken-hybrid, franken-prius, san francisco, muni, april fools, muni bus, transportation, bus, hybrid cars,

When we first spotted this crazy picture of a Prius driver hitching a free energy ride on San Francisco’s MUNI power lines, we couldn’t believe it! Equipped with a giant trolley pole, the Franken-Prius hacks into the same overhead electrical system that propels the city’s buses, getting free power from San Francisco‘s public transportation infrastructure.

Read More >

Scientists Create World's First 3D-Printed 3D Printer!

by , 04/01/15

3d printer, 3d printing, 3d printed 3d printer, three dimensional printing, green design, sustainable design, green technology, april fools, april 1st, grey goo, self-replicating machines, molecular nanotechnology, self-replicating robots

Researchers at Germany’s Doppelbock University just opened the door to the future of rapid prototyping technology by developing the world’s first 3D-printed 3D printer! Dubbed the Ecophage, the duplicitous device is capable of using readily available materials to create copies of itself – albeit at a slightly smaller scale. Best of all, it’s outfitted with a built-in material re-processor that can convert virtually any carbon-based substance into filament for 3d-printing.

Read More >

Chinese Developer Attempts to Copy Colonial Williamsburg, VA, Replicates Hipster Williamsburg, Brooklyn Instead

by , 04/01/15

china, williamsburg, duplitecture, chinese architecture, duplicate architecture, copycat architecture, brooklyn, new york, colonial williamsburg, april fools

China’s copycat architecture trend has been well documented – so far the nation has built full-scale replicas of the Eiffel Tower, the canals of Venice, and even an entire Austrian village. However when Chinese developer AuthentiCity Ltd. sought to recreate the historic hamlet of Colonial Williamsburg, it wound up with something else entirely – an exact replica of hipster haven Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Read More >

NYC Will Replace Taxis With New Driverless Google Cabs

Google driverless taxi cabs, mayor bloomberg, google driverless NYC taxis, google taxis, google driverless cars, nyc replaces taxis with google cars, google car, google vehicles, driverless vehicles, google zippers, google evs, nyc transportation, nyc taxis

News has just broke that NYC Mayor de Blasio has signed a contract with Google to replace all the city’s yellow cabs with Google’s patented driverless cars. The mayor’s office reported that 5000 driverless cabs will hit New York City streets by 2016, and the vehicles will come specially outfitted to meet the needs of busy New Yorkers. New in-vehicle amenities will include everything from ATMs, hot food vending machines, and what the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission calls “better entertainment options”.

READ MORE >

 

 

McDonald's to Add Lab-Grown 'Chicken' McNuggets to its Menu

mcdonald's, lab-grown meat, lab meat, chicken mcnuggets, sustainable food, livestock, peta, fake meat, stem cells, mcnuggets, mcdonalds, fast food, sustainable agriculture, sustainable fast food, green fast food, april fools

McDonald‘s just announced it will be the first fast food restaurant in the United States to add lab-grown meat to its menu. Following the success of Sergey Brin’s lab-grown burger experiment in London last year, McDonald’s says they will ‘grow’ their own chicken McNuggets in special laboratories across New Jersey. The move is expected to reduce the number of real chickens needed to supply the company’s 35,000 outlets across the globe.

Read More >

Google Purchases Dubai’s World of Islands to Reconfigure into Google Shaped Floating Cities

google, google islands, google shaped islands, floating city, dubai, dubai islands, Google Starts Construction on Google Shaped Islands in Dubai, april fools, inhabitat april fools

At the beginning of 2011, Dubai‘s most notorious man-made islands, a.k.a. The World, made a splash with news that they were slowly but surely sinking into the sea. Now, in a bizarre twist of events that even had us surprised (and trust us, we thought we’d seen it all when it comes to The World), Google has announced that it purchased the troubled archipelago and will be reconfiguring it to form the shape of the Google logo. While we’ve seen the search engine giant dabble in everything from green energy to self-driving cars, this is the first we’ve heard of them making their way into island real estate. Once complete, the Google-shaped landmasses will be self-sustaining floating cities, and the company reports that it plans to retain a portion of the development for its own private use and sell the rest off to the highest bidders.

Read More >

New Zealand guest house fits luxurious living in a tiny space

Read More >

Facebook to test its enormous internet-beaming solar drone this summer

by , 03/31/15

facebook internet drone

As part of their ambitious plan to bring internet connectivity to the estimated 5 billion people who are currently unable to access the internet, Facebook plans to conduct tests of a solar-powered drone that is the size of a commercial airliner. The drone is designed to beam internet signal to communities currently outside the reach of conventional cellular data networks, and could ultimately stay aloft for months, if not years, at a time.

Read More >

INFOGRAPHIC: Tips to lower your carbon footprint

infographic, reducing carbon footprint, carbon emissions, reducing carbon emissions, home carbon emissions, home carbon footprint, reducing energy use, reducing electricity use, Part Select, reader submission

Lowering your carbon footprint at home depends on limiting your electricity usage, since electricity accounts for the majority of residential carbon emissions. If you can’t move to wind or solar, your best option is finding ways to reduce how much electricity you use. This infographic provides a wealth of tips for lowing your carbon footprint at home and may save you a little cash in the process. How low can you go?

Read More >

Bio-Pyramid turns Egypt’s ancient pyramids into a gigantic desertification-fighting skyscraper

Read More >

Sugru helps you repair and rejuvenate your stuff so you don't have to throw it away

Sugru helps you repair and rejuvenate your stuff so you don't have to…

  When you find a hole in one of your boots, or the handle snaps off your favorite tool, what do you usually do? Probably swear a fair bit and then toss the broken item in the…

Read More >

North West Bicester eco-town is the UK’s first zero carbon community

North West Bicester eco-town is the UK’s first zero carbon community

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_IpG7Ntjlg The master plan of the North West Bicester eco-community, "UK's most sustainable development", has been proposed by a UK-based shared…

Read More >

Nine Stories gorgeous Elsie cabinets up cycle automotive metal from junk yards

Nine Stories gorgeous Elsie cabinets up cycle automotive metal from…

Nine Stories Furniture Company’s new upcycled Elsie cabinets made their debut at the Architectural Digest’s MADE pavilion last week. The series of casegoods transform sheet metal…

Read More >

Soaring city of

Soaring city of "Vertical Factories" would produce goods made for New…

Architect Stuart Beattie’s design Made In New York would create a series of vertical factories right in the city, allowing New York to meet its own supply and demand. Chosen as an…

Read More >

Dazed and infused: the Porthole, by Crucial Detail

Dazed and infused: the Porthole, by Crucial Detail

007 liked his cocktails shaken, not stirred, but the innovative Porthole creates flavorful cocktails through cold infusion while acting as the main centerpiece in any setting.…

Read More >

inhabitat inhabitat

Welcome to Inhabitat, your online guide to the best green design ideas, innovations and inspiration to build a cleaner, brighter, and better future.

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home