INFOGRAPHIC: The greenest buildings in the world

INFOGRAPHIC: The greenest buildings in the world

Sustainability and environmentally friendly design has become an important part of the world of construction. This infographic explores some of the world’s most efficient buildings,…

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Eucalyptus is a beautiful and sustainable alternative to wood flooring

Eucalyptus is a beautiful and sustainable alternative to wood flooring

Eco-conscious homeowners have a lot of options when it comes to flooring, and we're quite smitten by the new sustainable line of eucalyptus flooring from Cali Bamboo. Although they deal…

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Top chefs to serve dishes made from food scraps inside famed NYC restaurant Blue Hill

Top chefs to serve dishes made from food scraps inside famed NYC…

We've heard of restaurants that serve foraged food, but what about food waste? That's the idea behind NYC's newest pop-up experiment: WastED. Starting today, renowned chef and…

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How to Prolong the Lifespan of 6 Items You Care About

How to Prolong the Lifespan of 6 Items You Care About

Image via Shutterstock Jeans Dirt rarely shows its face on denim until it's really dirty, so unless you're wearing jeans to trek through mud or you always go commando, don't wash them…

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6 Places You Can Find Trash to Transform into Treasure

6 Places You Can Find Trash to Transform into Treasure

Photo via Shutterstock 1. Thrift Stores Go to any town or city and you are bound to find a thrift store. Whether its run by Salvation Army, Goodwill, SPCA or owned by a private…

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Yu Ito’s Linito chair is made from a laser-cut steel sheet and eco-friendly fabric

Yu Ito’s Linito chair is made from a laser-cut steel sheet and…

Japanese designer Yu Ito unveiled Linito, a chair made from a folded laser-cut steel sheet to evoke the image of a modern royal “throne.” Designed for Formabilio, the sculptural…

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Fernandes Architects will transform the Campos do Jordão railway station into a new community hub for São Paulo

Fernandes Architects will transform the Campos do Jordão railway…

The redevelopment project—in partnership with EBEI Engineering—aims to dust off the architectural grandeur of the historic Emilio Ribas Station and expand and modernize its…

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National Parks Service maps show noise levels across the US—with and without humans

National Parks Service maps show noise levels across the US—with and…

A recently published map by the National Parks Service (NPS) gives a snapshot of the average sound levels across the lower 48 U.S. states on a typical summer's day. While the map was…

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Explore the hidden oasis tucked inside of this Midtown office building (PHOTOS)

Explore the hidden oasis tucked inside of this Midtown office building…

The Ford Foundation building is a bit of a fortress-like structure that stands out amongst the neo-gothic-infused neighborhood of the Tudor City complex. Framed in exposed Cor-Ten steel…

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Beautiful Roma music center in Hungary shows how socially-conscious design can cultivate talent

Beautiful Roma music center in Hungary shows how socially-conscious…

The incredible Snetberger Music Talent Center in Felsoors, Hungary, has become something of a national treasure in the country. Comprised of a series of studios and apartment buildings,…

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Enter the [TOKYO] Music Center architecture competition for a shot at $6,000 in prizes

Enter the [TOKYO] Music Center architecture competition for a shot at…

[AC-CA] just launched the [TOKYO] Music Center, an international competition inviting architects, students, and engineers from around the world to design a new music center in the heart…

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7 amazing projects by 2015 Pritzker Prize winning architect Frei Otto

7 amazing projects by 2015 Pritzker Prize winning architect Frei Otto

Roof for the 1972 Munich Olympic Stadium Designed in collaboration with Gunther Behnisch, the roofing for the 1972 Munich Olympic Stadium was considered a pioneer in lightweight…

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VIDEO: Massive Louisiana sinkhole creates ghost town now overrun by feral kittens

VIDEO: Massive Louisiana sinkhole creates ghost town now overrun by…

On August 2, 2012, a salt dome operated by the petrochemical company Texas Brine collapsed near Bayou Corne, Louisiana, creating a sinkhole that forced the entire town to evacuate.…

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Singita switches on solar energy in South Africa's Kruger National Park

Singita switches on solar energy in South Africa's Kruger National…

Built lightly into a 33,000-acre concession on the eastern reaches of Kruger National Park near the South Africa–Mozambique border, Singita Sweni Lodge and Singita Lebombo are…

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Foster + Partners debuts design for 80-story “The One” in Toronto

Foster + Partners debuts design for 80-story “The One” in Toronto

Foster + Partners has debuted the design for "The One" in downtown Toronto, which will be an 80-story mixed-use tower located at One Bloor West. The building will feature nine levels of…

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Congressmen introduce bill to enact U.S-wide ban on microbeads

Congressmen introduce bill to enact U.S-wide ban on microbeads

Two congressmen have introduced a bipartisan bill that, if passed, could see a nationwide ban on the use of microbeads in soaps and cosmetics. The tiny balls of exfoliating…

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Samsung's $30,000 Dream Doghouse gives your posh pooch a hot tub and treadmill

Samsung's $30,000 Dream Doghouse gives your posh pooch a hot tub and…

Samsung has unveiled a $30,000, two room "Dream Doghouse" that provides your thoroughly pampered pooch with a hot tub, astroturf-covered treadmill, paw-operated food dispenser, velour…

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The Cave is a gorgeous rammed earth villa that opens onto the Sierra Madres

The Cave is a gorgeous rammed earth villa that opens onto the Sierra…

The Cave is a beautiful rammed earth villa designed by studio Greenfield that harmonizes with the grounds of the Maderas del Carmen natural park in Mexico. Built for the staff of the on…

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Chance of California megaquake within the next three decades increases

Chance of California megaquake within the next three decades increases

Related: Even recent technological advances in seizmology, the study of earthquakes, don't give scientists the ability to predict when or where an earthquake will actually…

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A gorgeous patchwork of wooden shutters transforms this home in Vietnam

A gorgeous patchwork of wooden shutters transforms this home in…

Inspired by Ecopark’s forested and low-density urban landscape, the architects sought to emulate those landscape characteristics throughout the home and describe their ideas as…

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Win a wonder sponge that removes bacteria using just water + a luxurious Coyuchi air-weight bath towel

Win a wonder sponge that removes bacteria using just water + a…

coyuchi, organic towels, organic bathroom, zabada, zabada marvel, zabada handy, fair trade towels, green cleaning, green cleaning supplies, eco friendly cleaning, eco cleaning, non…

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London welcomes a geodesic dome to promote the

London welcomes a geodesic dome to promote the "Year of Mexico in the…

To celebrate 2015 as the official year of Mexico in the United Kingdom, Mexico Tourism Board teamed up with Freedomes - manufacturer of geodesic dome structures based in Poland and…

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Learn about water-sensitive urban design for FREE with this online course

Learn about water-sensitive urban design for FREE with this online…

Water, water everywhere. Developing water-sensitive urban areas is rapidly becoming a key factor in sustainability, but it's a challenging topic with a lot of moving parts.…

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6 Most riveting projects made from upcycled airplanes

6 Most riveting projects made from upcycled airplanes

Plane as a Hotel Room Standing on the edge of a National Park, in Costa Rica, the amazing Costa Verde Resort has a unique hotel suite made from an old 60s. Boeing 727. A former South…

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Re-discovering Perennial Vegetables

Re-discovering Perennial Vegetables

As the days lengthen and the sun grows stronger, many of us are champing at the bit to get our gardens started. Seed catalogues are being pored over, dog-eared, and circled, and some…

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INFOGRAPHIC: 8 of the world’s most unusual dream homes

INFOGRAPHIC: 8 of the world’s most unusual dream homes

What does your dream home look like? If your ideal vision favors the imaginative and avant-garde over McMansions, you’ll love this infographic that spells out some of the world’s…

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New preschool's 3,500-square-foot outdoor classroom will give Manhattan kids a different way to learn

New preschool's 3,500-square-foot outdoor classroom will give…

Opening at 99 Suffolk Street near Delancey Street, the new school will combine bright and open classrooms with a landscaped backyard filled with various types of vegetation. Based on…

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Tasmania bans fracking for five more years, but the battle rages on

Tasmania bans fracking for five more years, but the battle rages on

At the end of a one-year fracking moratorium, the island state of Tasmania, Australia, confirmed that it will ban the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing for five more years,…

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Spreadhouse Coffee offers an

Spreadhouse Coffee offers an "anti-Starbucks" retreat and vegan donuts…

The space before Spreadhouse moved in and what it looks like now. As you might have guessed if you tried to google "Spreadhouse", Peter and Greg also run a video production company…

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Barbara Wildenboer turns books into complex works of art

Barbara Wildenboer turns books into complex works of art

The canvases on which she explores include books of maps, atlases and science, that she transforms into works of art by finely cutting their pages into thin strips of paper that then…

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Eclectic Mill No. 5 is an innovative hipster haven housed within a converted textile mill in Lowell

Eclectic Mill No. 5 is an innovative hipster haven housed within a…

Envisioned as a haven for creatives, Mill No. 5 is anchored by office spaces for small tech start-ups. The mixed-use building, however, is very different from your average office…

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Fornebu S in Norway is the first shopping mall to receive BREEAM Outstanding certification

Fornebu S in Norway is the first shopping mall to receive BREEAM…

Fornebu S shopping mall outside Oslo is the first shopping mall to receive BREEAM Outstanding certification. It is part of a larger development owned by KLP Eiendom and predicted to…

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Solar Impulse 2 sets world record for longest solar-powered flight by landing in India

Solar Impulse 2 sets world record for longest solar-powered flight by…

The world watched as Solar Impulse 2 (SI2) landed in India on March 10, marking the first time a solar-powered aircraft has landed in the Asian country, as well as setting the world…

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Albert Frey's tiny Palm Springs house makes the desert an extension of his living room

Albert Frey's tiny Palm Springs house makes the desert an extension of…

When you're an architect, you have the unique ability to make sure that your own house rocks as much as your clients' homes do. For Albert Frey, that meant building a home in the…

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INFOGRAPHIC: The true energy savings of living sustainably

INFOGRAPHIC: The true energy savings of living sustainably

If you want to reduce your energy bills and be kinder to the environment or if you’re looking to move into a new build home that’s more energy efficient then you’ll love this…

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Reclaim Design handcrafts upcycled planter pots for your eco-conscious garden

Reclaim Design handcrafts upcycled planter pots for your eco-conscious…

Reclaim Design uses recycled and reclaimed materials to craft their handmade line of planter pots, vertical gardens, and even wall-mounted and hanging terrariums, featuring reclaimed…

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Australian authorities kill nearly 700 koalas to save them from starving to death

Australian authorities kill nearly 700 koalas to save them from…

Mercy killing is a difficult concept to stomach, especially when the animals are as adorable as koalas. Unfortunately, nearly 700 koalas were killed by authorities in Australia after…

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Frei Otto named 2015 Pritzker Prize laureate just one day after his death

Frei Otto named 2015 Pritzker Prize laureate just one day after his…

Frei Otto has been named the 2015 Pritzker Prize laureate, in an announcement made Tuesday just one day after the German architect's death. Otto is perhaps best known for the stunning…

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5 Ways to kick off your green spring cleaning with feng shui principles

5 Ways to kick off your green spring cleaning with feng shui…

Image via Shutterstock 1. Look Under Your Bed Our beds are tied closely to our personal energy, but we often forgot or avoid cleaning underneath them. While you’re down there, maybe…

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Get one of 8,750 free trees being given away by MillionTreesNYC this spring!

Get one of 8,750 free trees being given away by MillionTreesNYC this…

New Yorkers sick of Old Man Winter now have another exciting reason to look forward to spring: New York's MillionTreesNYC just announced its annual spring tree giveaway! The PlaNYC…

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