If you thought CO2 and methane were contenders for the most destructive greenhouse gases on the planet, then you will be shocked to learn that researchers have discovered another chemical that is
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10 Landscape Design Projects That Turn Damaged and Neglected Spaces Into Healthy, Beautiful Environments
The High Line Park in NYC. Photo by Jill Fehrenbacher for Inhabitat Landscape architects frequently work to transform areas that contain industrial and toxic waste, infrastructure no longer in use, or
To accommodate an anticipated twofold increase in daily visitors, Schmidt Hammer Lassen organized the library's new extension into an open plan layout with 3,000 new study spaces. Located next to an
What do you get when you combine 1,800 pounds of butter, 7,200 eggs, 7,200 pounds of flour and truck-loads of candy? The world's biggest gingerbread house! Located at the Texas A & M Traditions Club
Service dogs can help people in numerous immeasurable ways, from mountain rescue to saving bee colonies, but until now, they haven’t really been able to help with one of life’s most mundane tasks:
Wrapped in 16,000 hexagonal aluminum tiles, Museo Soumaya's shining, serpentine skin was built to reflect the sun's light and to stand the test of time. The weight of the spiraling form is supported by 28
The halls were packed with an enthusiastic crowd, and you could tell that the business of construction was back in a big way. The first place we hit was the Passive House Zone where a strong contingency
The World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) beautiful Living Planet Center in Woking, England has achieved BREEAM Outstanding. Designed by Jason Bruges Studio, the solar-powered complex, which serves as a home base
Kids these days. With all the awesome technology swirling around our homes and schools, the simple joy of a book, or climbing a tree, are lost on them. In order to encourage life-saving exercise, play,
Like iridescent fish scales, the Barclays Headquarters' triangular panels form a pattern on the street-facing façade. Rather than using real marble, the marble effect was achieved by screen-printing
A team from the University of Twente has devised a hard drive that can store data long after the human race has ceased to exist. The team, led by Jeroen de Vries from the university's MESA+ Institute for
Most of the existing barn was left intact. A swath of roof was removed and replaced by a length of skylights to compensate for the small windows. A soapstone woodstove delineates the living room, and a
Reinier de Jong just launched a new scaled-down version of his brilliant expanding REK Bookcase. The bookcase is made of poplar plywood sourced from sustainably managed forests in Europe, and it's able to
As the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) prepares for the most dangerous phase of decommissioning the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japan's Liberal Democratic party (LDP) is calling for
Composed of two intersecting building masses, the X-shaped contemporary hotel was built using white-painted, locally milled Black Spruce to make the inn look like a natural extension of the wintry
Did you know that humans have only explored 5 percent of the world's oceans? That means we know almost nothing about the plants, animals, and other forms of life that exist below the waves. Exploring the
A new University of Colorado Boulder study reveals a level of warming in the Eastern Canadian Arctic that likely hasn't been seen since the end of the last interglacial period 120,000 years ago.
Los Angeles-based firm Gehry Partners and British architects Foster & Partners have been chosen to design the third phase of the Battersea Power Station mixed-use development. The ambitious and
The “moving wall”, positioned on the north façade of the Cultural Center's library, can create different atmospheres through the use of an automatic system. It enables the creation of different
Schweder first conceived the bubble home as a rentable hotel room for the exhibition “Draft Urbanism” for the 2013 Biennial of the Americas in Denver a few months ago. The exhibition at Philip
The Pyramid House features glass walls that offer exceptional views of the surrounding landscape and allow natural light to penetrate its deepest corners. The openings vary from narrow slits to large
Image via Shutterstock There's no denying that fracking is bad, really bad. But what about natural gas from other sources? California's Clean Energy Fuels has just announced that they have begun the
Watch Ford and the AIANY’s ‘Design With a Purpose’ Webcast Featuring a Panel of Leading Architects & Auto Designers!
On October 3rd, 2013, Inhabitat kicked off NY's Archotober with a fantastic panel discussion and live webcast at New York's Center For Architecture, to talk about resilient design and the intersection of
Giant Panda [Status: Endangered] The Giant Panda is the rarest member of the bear family. Pandas live in the bamboo forests high in the mountains of western China. They subsist almost entirely on bamboo.
Living in America, it’s easy to forget that developing countries have a harder time providing the many things we take granted such as water, electricity, and education. Now a South African-based
The building is located in the Gateway District of Taichung Gateway Park and houses a library and museum in opposite volumes. The library is located in the horizontal oval space, while the museum takes up
We visited NTU's School of Art, Design and Media as part of a recent trip hosted by Singapore's Buildings and Construction Authority. We'd always known that the 5-story building had a spectacular green
In celebration of Archtober happening this month in NYC, the Ford Motor Company and the American Institute of Architects New York (AIANY) chapter are teaming up to bring us a brand new panel discussion
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