Edinburgh College of Art student Peter Trimble has built a ready-made machine for making compostable furniture. Called Dupe, the machine converts sand, urine and bacteria into a new biomaterial similar to
Dutch designer Richard Hutten just unveiled his new Layers Cloud Chair, which is set to debut at the 2014 Milan Furniture Fair. The chair is made entirely from Kvadrat's multicolored Divina fabric, and it
You wouldn't expect cardboard to be strong enough to build load-bearing infrastructure, but that's exactly what ingenious architect Shigeru Ban used to build a bridge across the Gardon River in France.
UK-based Cyclehoop has found a way to use pieces of recycled plastic to keep cyclists safe on the road. Their clever "Armadillo" lane dividers can be easily installed on roads to divide bike lanes from
Kuma's eye-catching cake shop stands in the middle of a residential area in Tokyo's Aoyama, with a memorable cloud-like shape. The intricate structure takes inspiration from traditional bamboo baskets,
In contrast to the café, the bar is an enclosed whole that is accessible via stepping stones connecting it to the shore. The structural dome is 10m high, spanning 15m across. The main frame is built from
Designed in collaboration with Daniele Mainetti, this layered garden is located at the back of a family home in the town of Chiavari on the Italian Riviera. The garden measures 540 x 40 square feet, and
Watershed Materials produces beautiful and sustainable masonry blocks that use half the cement of traditional concrete blocks. Concrete has a giant carbon footprint yet concrete blocks are a ubiquitous
The Woodlands Community Garden shed is surrounded by raised vegetable beds. It was crafted entirely from cedar wood with an angled roof that forms a puzzling lattice. This way, cool breezes and natural
SolTech Energy, a Swedish company selling solutions for clean solar power, has developed a unique home heating system contained within roofing tiles made out of ordinary transparent glass. The attractive
INHABITAT: Why did you decide to start Nuclic?
David: I've always considered myself a creative person and having studied at Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY), I have surrounded myself with creative thinkers
Some of the homes built by actor Brad Pitt’s Make it Right foundation, a non-profit responsible for constructing 100 homes in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina, are beginning to rot despite being only
The Nomadic Sand Bath, Rensink's latest work, was unveiled during the last Dutch Design Week. It naturally follows his previous installation, a pop-up inflatable spa that we spotted last year at the grand