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Structural Steel Gives Space-Saving Tin Man House an Industrial Chic Vibe in Bangkok

Structural Steel Gives Space-Saving Tin Man House an Industrial Chic Vibe in Bangkok

In a country where bamboo reigns king as a construction material, the use of structural steel can seem like a strange and inhospitable choice for a home. But Junsekino Architect and Design challenges that

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Sprout Watches Are Sustainably-Crafted Timepieces With Eco Elegance

Sprout Watches Are Sustainably-Crafted Timepieces With Eco Elegance

Sprout's commitment to the environment is evident in each one of their uniquely crafted watches. Every single one of Sprout's watches are happily designed in a variety of environmentally sensitive

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Are Mangroves The Solution to Urban Sustainability in Asia?

Are Mangroves The Solution to Urban Sustainability in Asia?

Mangrove forests are some of the most carbon-rich habitats on earth, but unintentional urban shifts continue to threaten these sensitive and essential environments. Policies to conserve and restore these

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Why Building With Bottles Makes Sense

Why Building With Bottles Makes Sense

Here at Build Abroad, we have found that it is best to build with local materials. Local materials can vary from mud bricks to bamboo depending on the region, but the one thing they have in common is they

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World’s First Plane Made Out of Hemp Flies High Next Year

World’s First Plane Made Out of Hemp Flies High Next Year

Despite an ongoing controversy in parts of the world, hemp is widely used in a large variety of applications, including soap, clothing, building supplies and fuel. But next year we will be able to add a

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Rent This Surreal Tikki Beach Barge Complete With Huts and Palms

Rent This Surreal Tikki Beach Barge Complete With Huts and Palms

Debra Dawson, who bought the vessel in Wisconsin and then brought it to Florida, moored the Tikki Beach Barge at the Fontainebleau Hotel on Miami Beach until 2009. It is now one of nine boats available

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Can You Believe This Gorgeous Puerto Rican School Building Was Abandoned for More Than 20 Years?

Can You Believe This Gorgeous Puerto Rican School Building Was Abandoned for More Than 20 Years?

Before Puerto Rican architecture firm Díaz Paunetto Arquitectos were commissioned to refit this annex building at the Guardería Ecológica La Mina in Corozal, it had been abandoned for more than 20

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Activists Show What it Would Look Like if Bikes Took Up as Much Room as Cars

Activists Show What it Would Look Like if Bikes Took Up as Much Room as Cars

Automobiles have pretty bad space economy, but it’s hard to visual just how bad. So a group of Latvian cycling advocates decided to create a visual demonstration for International Car Free Day on

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6 Cozy Campfire Recipes for Fall

6 Cozy Campfire Recipes for Fall

1. Dutch Oven Paella Try cooking up this savory Spanish style dish over a campfire to achieve the authentic crispy bottom layer! Ingredients:  4-6 chicken thighs 4 sausages, sliced Olive

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Steel from San Francisco’s Old Bay Bridge to be Recycled Into Public Art

Steel from San Francisco’s Old Bay Bridge to be Recycled Into Public Art

The old San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, deemed earthquake unsafe a few years ago, is being torn down piece-by-piece after its replacement was completed nearby. But rather than sending all of the

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Pomona College’s New Sustainable Art Hall Bonds the Creative Process with Surrounding Nature

Pomona College’s New Sustainable Art Hall Bonds the Creative Process with Surrounding Nature

The new 35,000-square-foot Studio Art Hall will be home to various disciplines of the art-making process and was built to provide a tranquil, collaborative atmosphere to explore new innovative ideas and

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Costa Rica’s Breathtaking Lapa Rios Eco Resort is Powered by Pig Waste

Costa Rica’s Breathtaking Lapa Rios Eco Resort is Powered by Pig Waste

Guests of the resort have the option of enjoying a full sustainability tour of the facilities, including the pig poop feces bio-gas-powered kitchen. The hotel recycles more than 80 percent of the waste

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PHOTOS: Ai Weiwei’s Amazing Chinese Dragon Flies Through the Air at Alcatraz

PHOTOS: Ai Weiwei’s Amazing Chinese Dragon Flies Through the Air at Alcatraz

Ai Weiwei's With Wind installation greets visitors with a colorful explosion of paper forms that take flight within the former prison. The dragon is a symbol of power and freedom, however its paper

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Munchausen’s Amazing LEGO Kitchen is Made From Thousands of Toy Bricks!

Munchausen’s Amazing LEGO Kitchen is Made From Thousands of Toy Bricks!

You might be forgiven for assuming that LEGOs are just child’s play. Forgiven, that is, until you see this stunning kitchen renovation. Parisian designers Simon Pillard and Philippe Rosetti created a

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DIY: Grow Your Own Living Treehouse

DIY: Grow Your Own Living Treehouse

  There’s green building and then there is green building. While there are plenty of great options out there for creating an eco-friendly playhouse for the family, there is nothing greener

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Villa Escudero’s Waterfall Restaurant Lets You Dine at the Foot of the Falls

Villa Escudero’s Waterfall Restaurant Lets You Dine at the Foot of the Falls

The entire villa is in fact a historical plantation surrounded by mountains and coconut trees. Once guests have dried off from their refreshing lunch, they can enjoy numerous local activities such as

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews Metropol Parasol Architect Juergen Mayer H.

VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews Metropol Parasol Architect Juergen Mayer H.

Inhabitat: How did you get your start in architecture? Juergen Mayer: I found a book, which had a picture of Erich Mendelsohn’s Shocken department store, in Stuttgart. It was such a beautiful building

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Vo Trong Nghia Unveils Lovely Low-Cost Housing Made from Locally Sourced Palm Trees

Vo Trong Nghia Unveils Lovely Low-Cost Housing Made from Locally Sourced Palm Trees

The frame, made from precast concrete, is covered with nipa palm branches and polycarbonate panels that provide doors that can be opened to bring natural light and fresh air inside. The external surfaces

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G-pod’s Tiny ‘Dwell’ Container Home Expands to Nearly Three Times Its Size

G-pod’s Tiny ‘Dwell’ Container Home Expands to Nearly Three Times Its Size

True to its container heritage, the Dwell can be relocated anywhere a shipping container can be delivered. Once in situ, the unit takes around three hours to set up, with pack down taking the same amount

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DIY: How to Make a Bird Feeder From a Plastic Bottle!

DIY: How to Make a Bird Feeder From a Plastic Bottle!

The cooler half of the year is right around the corner (though most of us don't want to admit it!), and all over the northern hemisphere, little feathered friends will be looking for food to help them

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Support the Urban Biotope Buzzbench to Help Save Wild Bees in Amsterdam

Support the Urban Biotope Buzzbench to Help Save Wild Bees in Amsterdam

The world remains perplexed by the mysterious and dramatic decline in our wild bee populations, but that hasn't stopped designers like Dutch artist AnneMarie van Splunter from trying to help out. In a bid

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Rehabilitated Shipyard Reuses Old Boats as Shops and Offices in Amsterdam

Rehabilitated Shipyard Reuses Old Boats as Shops and Offices in Amsterdam

The Municipality of Amsterdam granted space&matter and their associates access to the De Ceuvel site with a 10-year lease. Because of the temporary nature of the project, the designers’ budget was

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Henrique Oliveira’s Powerful Recycled Wood “Tridimensional” Sculptures Burst Through Gallery Walls

Henrique Oliveira’s Powerful Recycled Wood “Tridimensional” Sculptures Burst Through Gallery Walls

Initially a painter, Oliveira was inspired by an old wooden fence he saw through his window across the street from his studio in Sao Paulo. The wood was so weathered that it split into layers, which

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6 Environmentally Conscious Wineries Around the World

6 Environmentally Conscious Wineries Around the World

Bodegas Portia, Ribera del Duero, Spain Designed by Foster + Partners, the Bodegas Portia Winery features a dramatic central hub that makes use of gravity rather than machines to move grapes and wine

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EXCLUSIVE PICS: Shipping Container Home Pops Up in NY

EXCLUSIVE PICS: Shipping Container Home Pops Up in NY

Founder, Michael de Jong came up the idea for the MEKA after years of building luxury homes in Belize, hiring Jason Halter and Christos Marcopoulous for the design. Michael states, "Many prospective

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How Building a Treehouse Led to a Career in Arbortecture

How Building a Treehouse Led to a Career in Arbortecture

Many children spend hours playing in treehouses, but only a select few of them turn that pursuit into a career path. As a nod to days of youthful splendor, a then-23-year-old Dustin Feider created the

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Finally: A 100% Natural Alternative to Sickening Air Fresheners

Finally: A 100% Natural Alternative to Sickening Air Fresheners

Any car owner knows that the inside of a vehicle can get really "aromatic" over time, especially if pets and kids are regular passengers. Fortunately, a group of young entrepreneurs has a solution to

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Creating a Public School in One of Malawi’s Poorest Communities

Creating a Public School in One of Malawi’s Poorest Communities

Malawi is one of the poorest countries, and the vast majority of children have been orphaned by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Education has been severely lacking in that region, but there's a group that's

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KPF’s Pre-Certified LEED Gold Tianjin Riverside 66 Will Be One of China’s Longest Buildings Upon Completion This Fall

KPF’s Pre-Certified LEED Gold Tianjin Riverside 66 Will Be One of China’s Longest Buildings Upon Completion This Fall

The massive building will comprise an area of nearly 40 acres and according to Audrey Choi, Job Captain, "will be built with 22 seven-story high concrete ribs and over 10,000 panels of glass." After

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5 Species That Eat Pollution for Breakfast

5 Species That Eat Pollution for Breakfast

Bioremediation can refer to the use of microbes, fungi (mycoremediation) or plants (phytoremediation) that have the ability to remove pollutants from the environment. Microbes and fungi generally

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