O-office Architects transform a factory dormitory into a modern youth hotel in Shenzhen

O-office Architects transform a factory dormitory into a modern youth…

The renovation process incluuded two major interventions-firstly, a new central corridor had to be formed in order to create new hotel infrastructure and living units, and secondly, its…

Read More >

Advertisement

Apple invests $850 million in massive California Flats Solar Project

Apple invests $850 million in massive California Flats Solar Project

Apple is the latest player in a movement by American corporations to make big investments in renewable energy. The tech company just announced a deal to put $848 million into the…

Read More >

 Modern Japanese home creatively finds extra room in a repurposed train car

Modern Japanese home creatively finds extra room in a repurposed…

When architect Takanobu Kishimoto was commissioned to build his client’s house, he originally planned to remove the old train car that occupied the site. After he learned that the old…

Read More >

Advertisement

New quantum theory says universe has 'no end and no beginning'

New quantum theory says universe has 'no end and no beginning'

Philosophy undergrads aren’t the only ones who get to sit around questioning the origins of our existence. Quantum theorists have a similar job, and they’ve developed a new…

Read More >

OMA to design the High Line's latest project

OMA to design the High Line's latest project

OMA is the latest in a list of internationally acclaimed architects to contribute to New York City's High Line. The architecture firm has been tapped by developer Related Companies to…

Read More >

ROOT countertop garden helps you grow organic, sustainable food in your own kitchen

ROOT countertop garden helps you grow organic, sustainable food in…

Local. Organic. Sustainable. We all know how we should be eating – but it’s not always easy or practical. What if there were a way that you could bring the farm to your…

Read More >

Water catastrophes: lessons from the 2014 chemical spill in West Virginia

Water catastrophes: lessons from the 2014 chemical spill in West…

In January 2014, an estimated 10,000 gallons of 4-methylcyclohexanemethanol (or MCHM for short) spilled from a ruptured Freedom Industries storage tank into the Elk River near…

Read More >

This is what NYC would look like if sea levels rose 100 feet

This is what NYC would look like if sea levels rose 100 feet

Climate change is scary, people, and here's a map that may give you a little chill down your spine. Jeffrey Linn, a Seattle resident with a background in geography and urban planning,…

Read More >

100 million roses grown for Valentine's Day produce 9,000 metric tons of CO2

100 million roses grown for Valentine's Day produce 9,000 metric tons…

Roses may be red, but they're definitely not green according to research from Scientific American. As millions of partners exchange bunches of red roses in the run up to Valentine's…

Read More >

A sandy urban beach could be coming to the East River shoreline

A sandy urban beach could be coming to the East River shoreline

Civitas partnered with State Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez to work on the report, focusing on potential designs to regenerate the currently derelict stretch of waterfront. With input…

Read More >

Utopia Arkitekter unveils gorgeous green-walled plan for transforming a Stockholm neighborhood

Utopia Arkitekter unveils gorgeous green-walled plan for transforming…

Stockholm-based Utopia Arkitekter proposed a redevelopment plan for the Södermalm district of Stockholm and designed three dynamic apartment buildings and a new metro station which…

Read More >

Spiraling wedding chapel in Japan looks like gently twining ribbons

Spiraling wedding chapel in Japan looks like gently twining ribbons

The spiraling Ribbon Chapel by Tokyo-based Hiroshi Nakamura is a gracefully flowing structure tucked away in a luxury resort on the Hiroshima shoreline. The building is wrapped in two…

Read More >

VIDEO: Watch giant squid flash different colors to communicate

VIDEO: Watch giant squid flash different colors to communicate

Giant Humboldt squid have a unique way of communicating. Rather than relying on sounds or gestures, they speak to each other using flashes of color - a squid may burst from red to white…

Read More >

Adorable TIPI Lamps are made from natural materials and 100% wool felt

Adorable TIPI Lamps are made from natural materials and 100% wool felt

Designer Javier Herrero designed TIPI, an adorable table lamp inspired by Native American teepee houses and developed for the Valencia-based children’s lighting workshop BUOKIDS.…

Read More >

Stressed-out young bees contribute to colony collapse disorder, research shows

Stressed-out young bees contribute to colony collapse disorder,…

Colony Collapse Disorder, a condition represented by the sudden disappearance of bee colonies, has long been a source of concern. The devastating epidemic is generally thought to be…

Read More >

Millennials choose gas station nachos and Slurpees over healthy eats

Millennials choose gas station nachos and Slurpees over healthy eats

A new study by researchers from the NPD Group has shown that young adults are chowing down on more convenience store junk food than ever. In their 2014 Eating Patterns in America…

Read More >

Enter the Architecture in Transformation student competition for a chance to win $15,000

Enter the Architecture in Transformation student competition for a…

The annual UIA-HYP Cup International Student Competition in Architectural Design just announced this year’s competition topic: “Transformation: Place, Tradition and Modernism in…

Read More >

Kaleidoscopic Kids Museum of Glass is China's first design museum for children

Kaleidoscopic Kids Museum of Glass is China's first design museum for…

Next week China is opening its first design museum for kids with an immersive experience that explores the amazing capabilities of glass in design. Designed by Shanghai based firm…

Read More >

Two college students build a tiny home for under $500

Two college students build a tiny home for under $500

According to The Des Moines Register, Andrews and Van Kooten were inspired to build a tiny house for their senior school project after a class trip to Costa Rica, where they were housed…

Read More >

Ravenous robot vacuum attacks owner, tries to eat her head

Ravenous robot vacuum attacks owner, tries to eat her head

People have been worried about the possibility of robots turning on their owners for years, and it would appear that such fears are justified. A South Korean woman was forced to call…

Read More >

U.S. Government launches $3.2 million campaign to save monarch butterflies

U.S. Government launches $3.2 million campaign to save monarch…

Spurred into action by monarch butterflies' declining numbers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service launched a campaign yesterday to save these iconic, endangered insects. Monarch…

Read More >

Planning Korea unveils plans for futuristic pod city in the middle of Paris

Planning Korea unveils plans for futuristic pod city in the middle of…

Forget the blocky, monolithic buildings of yesteryear—urban dwellers in Paris could soon be living in futuristic and glazed pod-shaped habitats. Seoul-based architecture group…

Read More >

Could fecal transplants be making people fat?

Could fecal transplants be making people fat?

People blame rapid weight gain on a great many causes, including the stress of a new job, smoking cessation, and plain old genetics. One woman points to a fecal transplant from her…

Read More >

What's causing

What's causing "milky rain" to fall in the Pacific Northwest?

Scientists may have uncovered the cause of a strange “milky rain” that fell on large parts of Oregon and Eastern Washington state last week. The unusual rainfall left a powdery…

Read More >

Infographic: What the net-zero homes of the future will look like

Infographic: What the net-zero homes of the future will look like

While previously the purview of a very niche/expensive housing market, net-zero homes are quickly becoming both an economically sound and sustainable proposal. The average price of an…

Read More >

Green valentine idea: express your love with seeds

Green valentine idea: express your love with seeds

We stumbled across a gorgeous valentine gift idea over at the Mother of a Hubbard website: instead of candy, this heart-shaped box is full of seeds! Ideal for avid gardeners or foodies,…

Read More >

Make these fun recycled Valentine's Day crafts out of trash

Make these fun recycled Valentine's Day crafts out of trash

Ready for a mind-blowing Valentine’s Day fact? About 13 million dollars annually is spent on Valentine’s Day between the flowers, the dinner, the decorations, and the gifts. Though…

Read More >

Manhattan school becomes second in NYC to serve all-vegetarian lunch

Manhattan school becomes second in NYC to serve all-vegetarian lunch

Manhattan's Peck Slip School has officially gone all veggie! Although the elementary school has been serving vegetarian fare for years now, it recently announced that it will be…

Read More >

8 real life love nests built by romantic couples

8 real life love nests built by romantic couples

Your home is where your heart is and these couples have also put their blood, sweat and maybe even tears into their projects to build their love shacks. DIY home construction is no easy…

Read More >

Study reveals planets that orbit red dwarf stars could sustain life

Study reveals planets that orbit red dwarf stars could sustain life

A new study that calculates the influence of cloud behavior on climate doubles the number of potentially habitable planets orbiting red dwarfs, the most common type of star in the…

Read More >

New Essex Crossing renderings show what the forthcoming LES complex will look like

New Essex Crossing renderings show what the forthcoming LES complex…

The SPURA plan for the area around Delancey and Essex Streets has been met with mixed reactions, as it will drastically change the landscape of the Lower East Side. But with a growing…

Read More >

UK invests 314 times as much on fossil fuels than clean energy

UK invests 314 times as much on fossil fuels than clean energy

As nations around the globe look to clean energy to solve environmental and economic problems, the burden is on the wealthiest nations to lead the way. The UK has broken a promise to…

Read More >

Eco-friendly youth center is built from bamboo, earth bricks, and recycled plastic bottles in Phnom Penh

Eco-friendly youth center is built from bamboo, earth bricks, and…

__A group of six, young, Finnish architects has designed and realized an ecologically and socially sustainable youth center in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The center hosts teaching in…

Read More >

Bald eagles shack up in New York City for the first time in a century

Bald eagles shack up in New York City for the first time in a century

Exciting news avian aficionados! According to the National Audubon Society, a pair of bald eagles has decided to shack up on an uninhabited island off the Staten Island coast, marking…

Read More >

NASA video sheds light on the dark side of the moon

NASA video sheds light on the dark side of the moon

Ever wonder what lurks on the dark side of the moon? Now you can see it like never before. The hemisphere of the moon that always faces away from Earth was largely uncharted until 1959,…

Read More >

Casa MMMMMS is a beautiful solar-powered Catalan stone house in Spain

Casa MMMMMS is a beautiful solar-powered Catalan stone house in Spain

The exterior of the house is dominated by a canopy which offers shade, views and creates a central space for the house, while pertaining to its exterior. The large volume of the house…

Read More >

Incredible De Markies trailer folds out to triple its size with adjustable awnings

Incredible De Markies trailer folds out to triple its size with…

It’s no surprise that we here at Inhabitat really love the tiny houses, convertible homes, and smart camper makeovers. The Dutch-designed “De Markies” trailer is our latest…

Read More >

This sea slug steals genes from algae so it can photosynthesize like a plant

This sea slug steals genes from algae so it can photosynthesize like a…

Scientists have confirmed for the first time that one extraordinary species of sea slug 'steals' genes from the algae it eats, which enables it to photosythesize like a plant and gain…

Read More >

MU Architecture unveils tiny copper and glass huts for Canada's Bigwin Island

MU Architecture unveils tiny copper and glass huts for Canada's Bigwin…

Canadian architecture firm, MU Archicture studio + MU Architects MU Architects, the Giants of Bigwin, architecture, Lake of Bays, Canada, Bigwin island housing…

Read More >

DIY: 7 Valentine's Day gifts you can make for your sweetheart

DIY: 7 Valentine's Day gifts you can make for your sweetheart

    Massage bars: http://wellnessmama.com/4770/lotion-bars/ Shadow box memorabilia Heart-Shaped Hand Warmers Keep your sweetie's paws toasty by whipping…

Read More >

inhabitat inhabitat

Welcome to Inhabitat, your online guide to the best green design ideas, innovations and inspiration to build a cleaner, brighter, and better future.

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home