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The Cocoon House is an Amorphous Green-Roofed Retreat on a UNESCO Heritage Site

The Cocoon House is an Amorphous Green-Roofed Retreat on a UNESCO Heritage Site

Designed for a site in Gotjawal Village and just one part of the Jeju Airest City, an integrated residential and business resort, the Cocoon House features a central cocoon around which the rest of the

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The Kantana Film Institute is Shaded by a Sawtooth Brick Wall in Thailand

The Kantana Film Institute is Shaded by a Sawtooth Brick Wall in Thailand

The $1 million Kantana Institute in Kakhonprathom province was dedicated to Thailand's master of drama Pradit Kaljareuk. It is a one story facility separated into five sections, namely an administrative

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Lively Palencia Civic Center Rehabilitated from Dingy Prison in Spain

Lively Palencia Civic Center Rehabilitated from Dingy Prison in Spain

The 19th century load-bearing brickwork was left untouched, although the structure's perimeter is now clad in bright glazing that acts as a segway between the city and interior activities. The building

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7 Biggest Threats to the Environment – Why We Still Need Earth Day

7 Biggest Threats to the Environment – Why We Still Need Earth Day

Climate Change Climate change is first and foremost an issue because people can't even agree on whether or not it's an issue in the first place. Before we even get into the solutions, we all (regardless

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10,000 Birds Die from Avian Cholera, Water Shortage from Low Snowfall to Blame

10,000 Birds Die from Avian Cholera, Water Shortage from Low Snowfall to Blame

The unseasonably warm winter this past year has caused over 10,000 migrating birds to die from avian cholera in Northern California and Southern Oregon. The birds would typically rest and feed at wetland

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Transparent Typographical ‘Teacher’s House’ Facade Doubles as a Sunscreen in Norway

Transparent Typographical ‘Teacher’s House’ Facade Doubles as a Sunscreen in Norway

As it stands, Teacher's House (also known as the jewelry box) will rely on state energy supplies for about 50-100 peak hours a year, which isn't much given the building's northern latitude. So how is this

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Duo-Gard’s Blossoms of Hope Bus Shelter Sprouts in Minneapolis

Duo-Gard’s Blossoms of Hope Bus Shelter Sprouts in Minneapolis

Incorporating public art into new developments is not a new practice, but one developer in Minneapolis took the idea to the next level, commissioning a bright, vibrant sculpture to be a gateway into the

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6 Hard-to-Kill Plants for the Recovering Brown Thumb

6 Hard-to-Kill Plants for the Recovering Brown Thumb

ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) Sorry for using morbidity to illustrate our point, but the ZZ plant is so hardy, it will most likely outlive you. This cockroach of the plant world thrives in almost all

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New Study Links Regular Dental X-Rays To Cancer

New Study Links Regular Dental X-Rays To Cancer

If you've been to the dentist's office recently, chances are good that your dentist asked to take X-rays of your teeth. Dental radiographs have become very common because they show hidden cavities and

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Shiny Copper-Clad Hive Library Built to Resist Climate Change Until 2050

Shiny Copper-Clad Hive Library Built to Resist Climate Change Until 2050

Satisfying a wide range of public services in one compact building, the Worcester library incorporates a host of sustainability features that make the building adaptable to climate change predicted by

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“Weapon of Mass Instruction” is a Mobile Library That Disseminates Free Books in Argentina

“Weapon of Mass Instruction” is a Mobile Library That Disseminates Free Books in Argentina

Activist-artist Raul Lemesoff’s “Arma De Instruccion Masiva“, or “Weapon of Mass Instruction,” may seem militant but it’s actually a peaceful mobile library. The

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Book Camera Created From Recycled Photography Texts

Book Camera Created From Recycled Photography Texts

We love seeing quirky cameras made from inventive materials here at Inhabitat - in the past we've showcased everything from Lego TLR cameras to Leica-style paper pinhole cameras. The latest kit to catch

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Kéré Architecture Wins Global Holcim Award With a Passive Cooling School in Burkino Faso

Kéré Architecture Wins Global Holcim Award With a Passive Cooling School in Burkino Faso

Kéré Architecture is a German firm with heaps of experience around the globe specializing in beautiful and effective humanitarian designs. Diébédo Francis Kéré and his firm were recently award the

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Alicia Martin’s Amazing Book Sculptures Pour out of Windows and Into the Streets

Alicia Martin’s Amazing Book Sculptures Pour out of Windows and Into the Streets

Martin’s most recent project, called “Biografies”, is based in her home town of Madrid. Biografies incorporates three of Madrid’s historic buildings - cascades of books pour out of each building

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6 Amazing Origami Designs!

6 Amazing Origami Designs!

Anja Markiewicz's Amazingly Tiny Origami German artist Anja Markiewicz makes tiny origami figures from pieces of paper that are less than an inch long. Using a toothpick, her skilled hands and a load

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Humble Hackney Shed is a Peaceful Office Space in a London Garden

Humble Hackney Shed is a Peaceful Office Space in a London Garden

Located in the middle of a garden in North-East London, the Hackney Shed is a cozy little work space by  Office Sian Architecture + Design. Perfect for stay-at-home workers looking to get some air, this

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GMP Architekten Unveils Plans for Naturally Daylit Changzhou Culture Center

GMP Architekten Unveils Plans for Naturally Daylit Changzhou Culture Center

GMP Architekten recently won first prize in the international competition to build the culture center in the newly created Changzhou city center. The 350,000 sq meter project will be six times larger than

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Indonesia’s New University Library Will be a Swirling Green Roofed Mountain

Indonesia’s New University Library Will be a Swirling Green Roofed Mountain

The University of Indonesia's towers would project at various heights around the circumference of the green mound and play host to a bevy of functions, including meeting rooms, food courts, retail and

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Coca-Cola’s Graffiti Hits Historic New Orleans Neighborhoods Ahead of Final Four

Coca-Cola’s Graffiti Hits Historic New Orleans Neighborhoods Ahead of Final Four

Apparently Coca-Cola is really into New Orleans lassez-faire lifestyle, so much so that they decided to cover the sidewalks of the historic French Quarter and Treme neighborhoods with company logos as

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New Botanical Research Institute of Texas Campus is a LEED Platinum Green Think Tank

New Botanical Research Institute of Texas Campus is a LEED Platinum Green Think Tank

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) is located in Fort Worth, Texas and provides new research facilities for scientists dedicated to the study of plants and the living world. Completed in

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Beautiful French Prefab House by Djuric Tardio is Made Entirely of Sustainable Finnish Larch

Beautiful French Prefab House by Djuric Tardio is Made Entirely of Sustainable Finnish Larch

Placed on a densely populated block, the two story house boasts a great deal of well-utilized outdoor space including an enormous roof terrace, a hanging balcony from the second floor and a decked dining

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NPR Retracts Apple Factory Exposé But Many Horrific Truths Still Remain

NPR Retracts Apple Factory Exposé But Many Horrific Truths Still Remain

On Friday, NPR’s This American Life retracted its most popular episode ever (888,000 downloads): a stunning exposé of Apple’s employee abuses at Foxconn Technology, their supplier in Shenzen, China.

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7 Indoor Plants That Purify the Air Around You Naturally

7 Indoor Plants That Purify the Air Around You Naturally

Dendrobium and Phaeleonopsis Orchids Orchids have a bad reputation as being finicky and difficult to grow, but really, the opposite is true. On our recent trip to Costa Farms, we learned that orchids

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LED Architecture’s LINK Solar Power Skyscraper Will Revitalize Polluted Areas of Venice

LED Architecture’s LINK Solar Power Skyscraper Will Revitalize Polluted Areas of Venice

The ingenious Link Solar Power Skyscraper is designed to serve a number of functions. While providing an administrative center for the Venice and Veneto areas, it will house a number of energy generating

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UCLA’s Young Library Undergoes Landmark LEED Gold Renovation

UCLA’s Young Library Undergoes Landmark LEED Gold Renovation

UCLA's Charles E. Young Library was originally designed by A. Quincy Jones and Frederick E. Emmons in the 60s, but after the turn of the century had become outdated. Rather than tearing it down and

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Avant Garde Cineteca Madrid Glows With Dozens of LED Tubes

Avant Garde Cineteca Madrid Glows With Dozens of LED Tubes

Cineteca Madrid's library is intersected by a trapezoidal staircase woven with clear plastic tubes filled with energy saving LED lights that give off just enough light to allow visitors to browse an

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Donate to Save Buckminster Fuller’s Geodesic Dome Home!

Donate to Save Buckminster Fuller’s Geodesic Dome Home!

Richard Buckminster Fuller is considered by some to be the grandfather of the American green movement – an avid inventor and professor, “Bucky” is credited as the first designer to

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Wang Shu’s Xiangshan School Campus Brings Chinese Architecture Back To Its Roots

Wang Shu’s Xiangshan School Campus Brings Chinese Architecture Back To Its Roots

Wang Shu and his wife Lu Wenyu (Amateur Architecture Studio) began designing the Xiangshan School in 2002 and construction was completed in 2004 - a testament to how rapidly projects get built in China.

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Städel Museum Renovated with a Gorgeous Green Roof Dotted With Skylights

Städel Museum Renovated with a Gorgeous Green Roof Dotted With Skylights

The Städel Museum reopened to the public last weekend after 3 years of renovations and expansions by local Frankfurt firm, Schneider Schumacher. The renovation included an extension placed along the

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Solar-Powered DomoLab in France is a Candy Cane-Colored Paragon of Sustainability

Solar-Powered DomoLab in France is a Candy Cane-Colored Paragon of Sustainability

The DomoLab's roof is covered with SG solar tiles designed specifically for large installations. It is a freestanding system that is also completely waterproof. This takes care of renewable generation,

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