In celebration of Monaco's leading yacht industry, Foster + Partners designed the building after the likeness of a giant ship. Its large, sun-drenched terraces are shaped like ship decks and offer views
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Flat bicycle tires could be a thing of the past thanks to BriTek's amazin Energy Return Wheel. Whereas most bike tires regulate tire firmness with air pressure, with the Energy Return Wheel one simply
The main building is completely wrapped with the white mesh-like facade, which is separated from the interior by a patio and glass gallery. The large facade panels are attached to metal posts surrounding
The 485 square-foot sculptural holiday home is built mostly from glass, metal and Larch wood, a highly-ecological, waterproof and rot-resistant timber typically used for building yachts and other exterior
Marine engineer Graham Hawkes spent his life designing submersibles for both the military and the oil and gas industry before he happened upon the idea of creating a vehicle that could 'fly' underwater.
The Biomimicry Manual: What can We Learn About Resilience, Weight Loss, and Kidney Disease from the Grizzly Bear?
I'm off to the wilds of Montana this week, doing some in-person, up-close biomimicry research, and I've got my fingers crossed I'll see a grizzly bear. But you know, over there, not over here. With five
Together with a naval architect and a building engineer, WHIM architecture is developing an island prototype that employs recycled coastal pollution as building material. The RE:Villa would be constructed
The Caravisio comes at a time when interest in caravan traveling is dwindling. According to Tabbert, the registration for camper vans in Europe is at an all-time low, and many believe that it's an
A soaring zero-gravity space hotel set atop a man-made island might sound like the latest project proposed for Dubai, but Mobilona and designer Erik Morvan plan to construct just such a resort off the
The 80,000-seat stadium features traditional Badgheer openings which enable the capture and manipulation of the wind. These are created in the outer layer of the stadium and positioned to allow the
Bercy Chen Studio’s one-of-a-kind shelter consists of two elliptical floors that are joined by a swirling staircase. The lower level has a wooden deck mainly used for lounging next to the water and
NASA has announced plans to launch the world’s largest solar sail in 2014 - and it will be travelling an incredible two million miles from Earth. The giant solar sail will use photons from the sun for
Foldable Cuts has created a line of greetings that can be turned into a keepsake and shown off. Their range of DIY boat cards consists of designs that can be cut out in pieces and re-assembled into a
The Pigrovo Resort comprises a wide array of commercial facilities: a house, a yacht club, guest houses, and a restaurant. The greenhouse compliments the overall design approach of the resort: like most
The project is consistent in one major way – it is based on prefabricated elements that can be dismantled at any time (dry construction). These are completed with compact cellulose panels, cellular
Normally luxury and sharing aren't words we mention in the same sentence. Those who can afford it pay millions to have their own cars, jets, and yachts - precisely so they don't have to share with anyone.
Fashion designer Ralph Lauren was at the center of a massive controversy when it was revealed that Team USA’s Olympic uniforms were made in China this week. “I think they should take all the
NC-Office has designed a new eco-luxe resort that trickles down a lush mountain onto the shores of the Lesser Antilles. Designed to integrate within the natural beauty of the tropical shoreline, the world
Wouldn’t it be amazing to be able to simply raise an anchor and move your home to a new country? Well, if you live on a luxury Orsos Island, you can do just that. The floating home resorts are
G-PODS are sleek prefabricated structures that can be placed just about anywhere, including rooftops and gardens. They are rain-resistant and the interiors are covered in the same materials used in
Located on Heart Island, the 127 room Boldt Castle rises to six stories, and is built in the style of 16th Century European castles. The island, originally called Hart Island, was transformed to create
This morning, Inhabitat reader and environmental econ major Samantha Morton sent us her cool and quirky video, 'The ABC’s of Living Minimally'. Created for one of her college electives this past
The Golden Gate Bridge is a vital 1.7 mile transportation link that serves 40 million vehicles a year. Now, thanks to Richard Bulan, this 75-year-old pedestrian-friendly feat of engineering could become
Placed on a densely populated block, the two story house boasts a great deal of well-utilized outdoor space including an enormous roof terrace, a hanging balcony from the second floor and a decked dining
Compressed waste bamboo makes a beautiful panel that is so much healthier for the earth than the fiberglass typically used, and it is exceptionally renewable since it is one of the fastest growing plants
Traditionally, a super-yacht is a vast, luxurious vessel whose opulence is only matched by its fuel consumption. However, more recently, the super wealthy have been making an attempt to show their
Organizers of America's Cup expect at least five million people to turn out for this year's spectacular yacht race in San Francisco, which is slated to be a zero-waste affair. In a mammoth undertaking,
Microsoft is one of the biggest companies in the world, and probably has a lot to answer for when it comes to global power consumption and social responsibility. While founder Bill Gates has done his
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