London's only floating bookshop finally has a permanent home

London's only floating bookshop finally has a permanent home

London's only floating bookstore takes readers on a bit of a journey, a "quirky" one says co-owner Paddy, "the Doctor," says. Along with co-owners John Privett and a mysterious boat…

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Run over to the New York Public Library's serene outdoor reading room before it closes today

Run over to the New York Public Library's serene outdoor reading room…

The New York Public Library is opening “The Outdoor Reading Room 2015: Read Everywhere!” on the plaza of its landmark Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street,…

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Adam Knibb's twin wooden homes seem to hover above the ground

Adam Knibb's twin wooden homes seem to hover above the ground

The twin wooden cedar homes have narrow facades topped by thin gable roofs, and sit away from the street like the surrounded houses. As well as matching the area's style, they needed…

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Too much kale could actually be bad for you

Too much kale could actually be bad for you

Kale. It's what's good for you. Or is it? Kale may be all the rage from hipster smoothie bars to crunchy mama play groups, but really, eating so much kale might not be that great a…

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ANMA transforms marine hangars into a naturally-ventilated housing block in Bordeaux

ANMA transforms marine hangars into a naturally-ventilated housing…

Paris-based Agence Nicolas Michelin et Associés transformed existing buildings of the heritage site in Bordeaux into a housing block that offers a variety of living units and engages…

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World’s largest public sauna unveiled in the Arctic Circle

World’s largest public sauna unveiled in the Arctic Circle

Created to celebrate an ‘Arctic state of mind,’ the SALT festival is a year-long event that features indigenous architecture, art, music, and food combined with international…

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All-electric Corvette could hit a record-breaking top speed of over 200 mph

All-electric Corvette could hit a record-breaking top speed of over…

Chevrolet has a pretty impressive bevvy of EVs in the Volt, Spark and soon to be released Bolt, but the company hasn't yet delved into high performance luxury EVs—and it doesn't look…

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This building's geometric facade transforms to regulate daylight

This building's geometric facade transforms to regulate daylight

One of the building's most important features is the responsive facade made of perforated metal screens-1600 in total-which reference the site and regulate the amount of natural light…

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Leonardo DiCaprio donates another $15 million to save the world

Leonardo DiCaprio donates another $15 million to save the world

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is a favorite in environmental circles for many reasons, and his eco-conscious actions aren’t new to us. Over the years, he’s spent millions (and millions…

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Mysterious Faraday Future is poaching Tesla employees to build its own electric car

Mysterious Faraday Future is poaching Tesla employees to build its own…

Tesla may be given a run for its money soon by a mysterious new up-and-comer located right in its neighborhood. Little is known about Faraday Future, which is reported to launch in 2017…

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The insane plan to build an airport right above city streets

The insane plan to build an airport right above city streets

London’s Bartlett School of Architecture asked this year’s senior students to “develop a utopian dream” for their Unit 16 final project. Sutton responded with the Stockholm City…

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Denmark's massive circular Around Pavilion is made entirely from locally-sourced wood

Denmark's massive circular Around Pavilion is made entirely from…

The circular Around Pavilion is located on the grounds of the 17th-century Rosenborg Castle within the Danish capital. Its geometric design matches the garden's meticulous layout and…

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Japanese wedding chapel is lined with intricate hand-carved flowers to connect the past with the future

Japanese wedding chapel is lined with intricate hand-carved flowers to…

Hopeful visitors to the chapel will need to travel to the Ana Crowne Plaza Hotel in Hiroshima, Japan. There, they’ll find a steel-arched dome, measuring 6m (20 ft) high and 19m (62…

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INFOGRAPHIC: 9 eco-friendly cleaning tips for keeping your home spotless

INFOGRAPHIC: 9 eco-friendly cleaning tips for keeping your home…

Want to keep your bedroom fresh and spotless without resorting to chemical cleaners? WIMDU’s infographic has 9 great eco-friendly tips for maintaining a clean and green home. From…

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These life-sized willow whales swim through a sea of plastic bottles to raise pollution awareness

These life-sized willow whales swim through a sea of plastic bottles…

A sculpture of two life size whales, made from Somerset willow and 70,000 upcycled plastic bottles, has been unveiled in Bristol to mark the city’s status as the UK’s first European…

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Designers breathe fresh air into this Garden House in the German countryside

Designers breathe fresh air into this Garden House in the German…

The Garden House utilizes an existing boundary wall on the property, turning what may have been a drab space into one that invites tranquility and quiet appreciation of the area. Atop…

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Have you noticed NYC's new WiFi hotspot garbage cans?

Have you noticed NYC's new WiFi hotspot garbage cans?

From smelly nuisance to public hotspot? Sure, why not? Massachusetts-based company Big Belly has found a way to make NYC Garbage pull double duty as public Wifi Spots. Cities…

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HOW TO: Recycle a Tin Can Into a Gorgeous Outdoor Lantern for Summer Parties

HOW TO: Recycle a Tin Can Into a Gorgeous Outdoor Lantern for Summer…

STEP 1: GATHER YOUR MATERIALS All you need to do to get started on this eco-friendly summer craft project is gather the following materials: 2-4 cleaned, empty tin cans (you can…

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Off-grid Candle Charger powers up two cell phones in just six hours

Off-grid Candle Charger powers up two cell phones in just six hours

Charging your cell phone during a black out or natural disaster could be as easy as lighting a candle. The Candle Charger was designed by Andy Byrnes, a co-founder of Stanford’s…

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London air pollution responsible for 9,500 deaths each year

London air pollution responsible for 9,500 deaths each year

Just living in London can kill you, apparently, according to a new data presented by King’s College. Almost 9,500 people die each year from long-term exposure to air pollution, more…

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Hundreds of twins on tandem bikes set new world record at Central Park

Hundreds of twins on tandem bikes set new world record at Central Park

    If you were in Central Park yesterday, no, you weren't seeing double. You were seeing Twinning. A special Tandem Bike Parade with…

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Did SeaWorld send this employee undercover to infiltrate animal rights protests?

Did SeaWorld send this employee undercover to infiltrate animal rights…

Strange things are afoot at SeaWorld these days. We’ve known that for a while, what with the practice of sedating orcas with anti-depressants and proposed legislation that would make…

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Daniel Libeskind and Immersive's spectacular LED light towers bloom in Milan

Daniel Libeskind and Immersive's spectacular LED light towers bloom in…

London-based multidisciplinary studio Immersive teamed up with Studio Libeskind and Siemens and created four 33-feet-high LED sculptures for this year's Expo in Milan. The sculptures…

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Floating villas with submerged bedrooms let you sleep under the sea

Floating villas with submerged bedrooms let you sleep under the sea

The market for luxury living at sea will soon no longer be cornered by yacht industries, as an Asian firm is seeking commission to build standalone villas that float pontoon-style on…

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Fledgling startups want to suck greenhouse gases right out of the atmosphere

Fledgling startups want to suck greenhouse gases right out of the…

Much of the discussion on climate change has focused on mitigating the long-term consequences of climate change. For example, lowering greenhouse gas emissions over time, hopefully en…

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Will Tesla's Gigafactory be the largest building on Earth?

Will Tesla's Gigafactory be the largest building on Earth?

Tesla is constructing a building that can hold enough battery power for 500,000 Tesla cars, completely powered by renewable energy. And it's going to be huge. It's quite possible that…

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Backyard BI(h)OME is a tiny, low-cost house with a light environmental footprint

Backyard BI(h)OME is a tiny, low-cost house with a light environmental…

This tiny low-cost, low-impact home which contains a bedroom, kitchen, living room, bathroom and dining room, was designed as a semi-permanent housing solution that can be recycled and…

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Solar Impulse grounded in Hawaii until April 2016 for repairs to damaged batteries

Solar Impulse grounded in Hawaii until April 2016 for repairs to…

The experimental solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2 will remain grounded in Hawaii until at least April 2016, according to the latest update from the team. In the process of its…

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Super skinny 1.8-meter-wide house slots into a narrow Tokyo lot

Super skinny 1.8-meter-wide house slots into a narrow Tokyo lot

Could you live in a house that’s just 1.8 meters (about 6 feet) wide? You might not have much choice in land-scarce Tokyo. Luckily, YUUA Architects and Associates have set an…

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The passive MOS Museum of Outdoor Arts can expand in a Fibonacci sequence

The passive MOS Museum of Outdoor Arts can expand in a Fibonacci…

Visionaries Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample from MOS are very keen on modular architecture as it allows them to make a project naturally grow just like a living organism's pattern.…

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Cecilia Levy upcycles old Spiderman comics into delicate teacups and saucers

Cecilia Levy upcycles old Spiderman comics into delicate teacups and…

Levy comes from a background in graphic design and bookbinding, but turned to papier-mâché art after experimentation in 2009. She began by tearing apart the pages of an old book into…

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INFOGRAPHIC: How the European Union is tackling energy consumption

INFOGRAPHIC: How the European Union is tackling energy consumption

Energy efficiency is a top priority for the European Union. To that end, the EU set several ambitious targets, including cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 40% as compared with 1990…

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A sculptural timber roof turns a crumbling holiday home into a green forest getaway

A sculptural timber roof turns a crumbling holiday home into a green…

Transformation Forest House On top of an existing 1950s holiday home, hidden in the forest, a sculptural, compact and sustainable rooftop extension climbs out of the original…

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A massive London church is transformed into an extraordinary luxury home

A massive London church is transformed into an extraordinary luxury…

Building renovations are about taking an old structure and making it new again, either by returning it to its original glory or by instilling new life in aging architecture. This…

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Compressed-earth bird-watching center in Switzerland celebrates ancient building methods

Compressed-earth bird-watching center in Switzerland celebrates…

The rammed earth walls, created by compacting layers of damp earth in a mould, form the centre's load-bearing structure. The ancient building method was used for its low environmental…

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41 Bond's gorgeous greenery-clad homes offer expansive great rooms and wall-to-wall windows

41 Bond's gorgeous greenery-clad homes offer expansive great rooms and…

DDG's 41 Bond was named one of the finalists for the Urban Land Institute's prestigious Global Awards for Excellence. It was the only New York building out of 22…

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FoPo wants to end hunger by turning near-expired produce into nutrition-packed powder

FoPo wants to end hunger by turning near-expired produce into…

According to the United Nations, around 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted each year, a figure which includes 40 percent of all fruit that is produced. And the reason for the waste of…

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8 Tips to Keep Your Summer Fruits and Vegetables Fresher for Longer

8 Tips to Keep Your Summer Fruits and Vegetables Fresher for Longer

Broccoli + Lettuce + Celery Suffering from limp celery, soft broccoli, or less that sprightly salads? Keep these greens their crispest by wrapping them in tin foil before storing them…

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Brilliant new app may help the blind safely navigate the New York subway system

Brilliant new app may help the blind safely navigate the New York…

A new app on the market may just be the thing to help the blind navigate the sprawling New York subway system. Lantern, designed by New York-based copywriter Eugene Gao, would work by…

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Massive fish farms fill 2.6 hectare foundation of world's wannabe tallest skyscraper

Massive fish farms fill 2.6 hectare foundation of world's wannabe…

When Broad Sustainable Buildings (BSB) unveiled plans for a 220-story prefab tower that would not only surpass the Burj Khalifa as the world's tallest, but that would be built in just…

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