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RE-Place Redefines the Nature of Building Renovation

RE-Place Redefines the Nature of Building Renovation

Buildings influence our behaviour. They are where we live, work, and eat, and they always seem to be evolving. It's part of human nature to constantly look for ways to rethink and redesign our

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The Serenity Passive House Redefines the 21st Century Country Manor

The Serenity Passive House Redefines the 21st Century Country Manor

First things first, this house is huge at 16,000 square feet and is estimated to cost over 11 million dollars to build. That's a lot - so what does it have to justify the extravagances? The sumptuous

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BP Faces up to $18 Billion in Fines for Gross Negligence Over Deepwater Horizon

BP Faces up to $18 Billion in Fines for Gross Negligence Over Deepwater Horizon

BP was yesterday found guilty of being "grossly negligent" and "reckless" in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil rig blowout. The blowout killed 11 workers and caused the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill that

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How to Avoid Fines and Not Get Caught Up in California’s Drought/Lawn Watering Catch-22

How to Avoid Fines and Not Get Caught Up in California’s Drought/Lawn Watering Catch-22

The worst drought in 500 years Most authorities agree that this is the worst drought in the last 500 years, and many believe that it will continue for at least another year – though there is evidence

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China to Levy Unlimited Fines Against Major Polluters

China to Levy Unlimited Fines Against Major Polluters

The Chinese legislature has voted in favor of changes to its environmental policies for the first time in 25 years. The new law gives government the ability to levy unlimited fines against polluters in a

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Butchers & Bicycles Redefines Urban Mobility with Mk1 Tilt-Action Cargo Trike

Butchers & Bicycles Redefines Urban Mobility with Mk1 Tilt-Action Cargo Trike

If you love the functionality of a cargo bike but prefer the fluid steering of an upright bicycle, you'll love Butchers & Bicycles' Mk1, a belted tilt-action cargo trike that combines the best of both

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BP Attempts to Shrink Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Estimate, Reduce Fines

BP Attempts to Shrink Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Estimate, Reduce Fines

The BP Deepwater Horizon trial has been pottering on in the New Orleans Federal Court since February, and as it enters its second phase today, BP will attempt to argue down government estimates as to how

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We Uncover the Salone del Mobile’s Finest Green Design Gems in Milan’s Brera District

We Uncover the Salone del Mobile’s Finest Green Design Gems in Milan’s Brera District

Palermo-based designer Alfred von Escher of Studio247 reclaims old scaffolding and wood stock and recycles every single piece to create Leftover. Using nothing but the dismantled crates, the simple design

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Japanese Restaurant Fines Diners For Not Finishing Their Meals

Japanese Restaurant Fines Diners For Not Finishing Their Meals

Thought your mom was harsh about finishing your meal? At least she didn't charge you for leaving food on your plate. The Hachikyo seafood restaurant in Sapporo, Japan will fine diners for not eating every

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Transocean Pleads Guilty to Gulf Oil Spill and Agrees to Pay $1.4 Billion in Fines

Transocean Pleads Guilty to Gulf Oil Spill and Agrees to Pay $1.4 Billion in Fines

The US Department of Justice announced today that Swiss company Transocean Ltd, the owner of the Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded and sank in 2010, has agreed to pay $1.4 billion for the oil spill

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Kirchplatz Office + Residence in Switzerland by Oppenheim and Huesler Redefines Live-Work

Kirchplatz Office + Residence in Switzerland by Oppenheim and Huesler Redefines Live-Work

Oppenheim and Huesler successfully walked the fine line between restoring the historic feel of the original farm house and creating a contemporary, minimal aesthetic that is appropriate for today. They

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Daly Genik’s Tahiti Housing Complex in Santa Monica Redefines Sustainable Low-Income Housing

Daly Genik’s Tahiti Housing Complex in Santa Monica Redefines Sustainable Low-Income Housing

  Santa Monica-based architecture firm Daly Genik teamed with a local nonprofit agency to redevelop this low-rise apartment complex at an entrance to the I-10 freeway in downtown Santa Monica. The

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$1 Million 24-Carat Gold Vacuum Cleaner Defines Wretched Excess, Has its Own Rap Song

$1 Million 24-Carat Gold Vacuum Cleaner Defines Wretched Excess, Has its Own Rap Song

There are mainly pointless designed object in the world, but this has got to top the list of wretched excess.  GoVacuum.com has created a 24-carat gold vacuum cleaner that comes with the hefty price

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Suivez le Guide Redefines Flexible Workspace with Movable Modules

Suivez le Guide Redefines Flexible Workspace with Movable Modules

Using plywood, 5AM constructed seven rectangular modules that are lined up in the middle of the sprawling warehouse-like office space. The modules are framed in steel, and set on wheeled casters below

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Costello Tagliapietra Redefines Romance for Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week

Costello Tagliapietra Redefines Romance for Fall 2012 New York Fashion Week

Wondering where to look for beautiful, feminine dresses this season?  How about frocks that also happen to be made using water-saving AirDye technology?   Robert Costello and Jeffery Tagliapietra

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Adjustable XBO Mobile Unit Redefines the Mobile Home

Adjustable XBO Mobile Unit Redefines the Mobile Home

XBO Mobile was initially conceived as part of the innovative European exhibition called PARASITE, a forward thinking architecture show standing for “Prototypes for Amphibious, Readymade, Advanced,

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The Periscope Project: Hip Shipping Container Art Space Redefines Architecture in San Diego

The Periscope Project: Hip Shipping Container Art Space Redefines Architecture in San Diego

Construction on the exhibition and studio space began back in 2007 and has slowly progressed over the years with the addition of the containers. The exhibition space is composed of 5 shipping containers,

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19th-Century London Toilet Transformed into a Haven for Coffee Lovers

19th-Century London Toilet Transformed into a Haven for Coffee Lovers

The Attendant serves not only coffee, but has breakfast and lunch menus, serving food seven days a week. It provides protection from the elements to passersby and offers a place to sit in the outside

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Water Theft on the Rise as California Drought Drags On

Water Theft on the Rise as California Drought Drags On

As the Californian drought drags on and on, water theft is on the rise around the state. Given the severity of the situation – with almost 60 percent of the state currently experiencing exceptional

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Green Car Reports: Tesla Superchargers, New Hybrids, and Toyota’s First Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle

Green Car Reports: Tesla Superchargers, New Hybrids, and Toyota’s First Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle

What defines a "green car" can be the source of much discussion among environmentalists, advocates, and actual buyers. Every week Green Car Reports shines a light on the industry with coverage of

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Top 6 Creepiest Buildings for a Frightful Halloween

Top 6 Creepiest Buildings for a Frightful Halloween

Check out the 6 Creepiest Buildings for a Frightful Halloween: GEOtube is a Building That Grows its Own Weblike Saline Skin Ancient London Crypt Resurrected as a Creepy Contemporary Art Gallery Wim

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There Are Still 2 Million Barrels of BP’s Deepwater Horizon Oil Hanging Out in the Gulf of Mexico

There Are Still 2 Million Barrels of BP’s Deepwater Horizon Oil Hanging Out in the Gulf of Mexico

A new study by a team from the University of California-Santa Barbara, University of California-Irvine, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute has found that there are still two million barrels-worth

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INTERVIEW: Julie Torres Moskovitz Discusses Passive Houses & Her New Book ‘The Greenest Home’

INTERVIEW: Julie Torres Moskovitz Discusses Passive Houses & Her New Book ‘The Greenest Home’

We recently cornered Moskovitz and pressured her to answer all our questions. What better expert on passive houses is there than someone who builds them and has studied them extensively? Her book The

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Air Pollution Levels in China Reach 20 Times the Safe Limit for Human Health

Air Pollution Levels in China Reach 20 Times the Safe Limit for Human Health

China is known for having some of the world’s worst air pollution, but air quality in the country recently hit a new high at 20 times greater than the safety limit for human health. The Guardian reports

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This Super Durable Cardboard Surfboard Won’t Disintegrate When it Hits the Ocean

This Super Durable Cardboard Surfboard Won’t Disintegrate When it Hits the Ocean

Most people think that water and cardboard are don't mix, but this new cardboard surfboard changes everything. Developed by Ernest Packaging Solutions and Signal Snowboards, this Cardboard Surfboard is

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Water Architect Koen Olthuis on Floating Buildings & Hydro-Cities

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Water Architect Koen Olthuis on Floating Buildings & Hydro-Cities

Architect Koen Olthuis of Waterstudio.nl has been fascinating the Inhabitat editors for years with his innovative floating buildings and aqua-tecture. Far from being confined by convention -- or by the

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Poachers in Mozambique are Killing Thousands of Elephants on an Industrial Scale

Poachers in Mozambique are Killing Thousands of Elephants on an Industrial Scale

The elephant poaching crisis in Africa, fueled in part by demand for ivory in the far east, is getting worse. Environmentalists warn that elephants are being killed on an industrialized scale in

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26 Years, 9 Tons of Limestone, and a Whole Lot of Love Went into this Magical Fairytale House

26 Years, 9 Tons of Limestone, and a Whole Lot of Love Went into this Magical Fairytale House

Bear in mind that Chris started working on his home back in the 1980s, which may seem like the dark ages to our younger readers, but puts into perspective the fact that he had access to a completely

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HUD Launches $1 Billion National Disaster Resilience Competition

HUD Launches $1 Billion National Disaster Resilience Competition

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is partnering again with The Rockefeller Foundation to help communities become more resilient in the face of increasingly severe weather from a

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Mysterious Fire Damages Florentijn Hofman’s Moon Gazing Rabbit in Taiwan

Mysterious Fire Damages Florentijn Hofman’s Moon Gazing Rabbit in Taiwan

The giant bunny was placed at the Dayuan Town Naval Base in Taiwan. Leaning back on a grassy wall, the adorable animal references an old East Asian tale about a rabbit that lives on the moon. Wood was

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