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Akihisa Hirata to Unveil “Photosynthesis” Solar Ecosystem at Milan Design Week 2012

Akihisa Hirata to Unveil “Photosynthesis” Solar Ecosystem at Milan Design Week 2012

Milan Design Week is still more than a month away, but we’re already excited about one eco design set to be unveiled at this year’s show – Panasonic’s dynamic

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Decaying 17th Century Italian Farmhouse Preserved as Sustainable Public Space in Milan

Decaying 17th Century Italian Farmhouse Preserved as Sustainable Public Space in Milan

The groups see the project as a way of creating opportunities for the community to come together, supporting social inclusion. And by the look of their photo gallery they are already enjoying the open

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Carmina Campus Recycles Mini Roadster Parts Into Luxury Handbags

Carmina Campus Recycles Mini Roadster Parts Into Luxury Handbags

Fans of the Mini Roadster will get a kick out of Carmina Campus's new line of the eco-friendly purses made from actual Mini parts! The upcycled line, which was launched at Milan Fashion Week is

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7 Gorgeous Green Home Furnishings

7 Gorgeous Green Home Furnishings

Decorating your home can be a rewarding way to spend your time and money - and investing in beautiful, eco-friendly furnishings is a great way to express yourself and give any room a boost while

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PEGA’s Paper Alloy Could Bring Paper Laptops Our Way

PEGA’s Paper Alloy Could Bring Paper Laptops Our Way

PEGA Design and Engineering's latest award-winning material might just put more paper on your desk — in the form of a laptop computer! The material, Paper PP Alloy, is said to be a strong, sturdy,

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Pawel Grunert’s SIE43 Chair is Made from a Cascade of Clear Blue Plastic Bottles

Pawel Grunert’s SIE43 Chair is Made from a Cascade of Clear Blue Plastic Bottles

This watery blue chair by Pawel Grunert is as refreshing as the liquid that was once contained in the plastic bottles it's made from. Called the SIE43 Chair, the piece was constructed for the ‘Eco Trans

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The Mod Green CUBE Restaurant Is Now Open For Reservations in Milan

The Mod Green CUBE Restaurant Is Now Open For Reservations in Milan

The concept of The Cube was to create a lightweight restaurant that could easily be assembled and disassembled in order to travel around Europe and find a new location on top of important monuments

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Announcing the Winners of Inhabitat’s 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards!

Announcing the Winners of Inhabitat’s 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards!

AND THE READERS HAVE SPOKEN! For the last two weeks, Inhabitat readers have been weighing in and voting on their favorite green stories of 2011. From a high tech beehive designed for city dwellers to a

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Unit Fusion’s Moveable Modules Could Be the Future Neighborhoods of Hong Kong

Unit Fusion’s Moveable Modules Could Be the Future Neighborhoods of Hong Kong

In regards to Hong Kong’s rising economy, Y Design Office’s solution is to build vertical communities that benefit each of a neighborhood members. The Unit Fusion vertical tower provides modular units

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Top 6 Green Architecture Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Green Architecture Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

2011 saw more exciting, innovative and record-breaking green buildings than ever before, and judging from the popularity of our eco architecture stories, many of you agree! From the world's largest

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Israeli Designer Talia Mukmel Makes Funky Objects from Earth, Flour, Sand and String

Israeli Designer Talia Mukmel Makes Funky Objects from Earth, Flour, Sand and String

Inspired by the crafts and basic materials used by African tribes, Israeli designer Talia Mukmel created a series of the funky, bumpy containers seen above. Made using knotting techniques like macramé

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Top 6 Furniture and Interior Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Furniture and Interior Stories of 2011 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Long gone are the days of dressing up your interior spaces with faded love seats and boring Picasso reprints - 2011 proved yet again that furniture and interior designers are working hard to churn out

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Peter Marigold’s Polygonal ‘Split’ Furniture is Formed by a Simple Geometric Principle

Peter Marigold’s Polygonal ‘Split’ Furniture is Formed by a Simple Geometric Principle

Designer Peter Marigold has created a unique flexible storage system based upon the simple geometric principle that states 'the inverted angles of a shape split into pieces will always add up to 360

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Waterproof Crumpled City Maps are Lightweight, Durable, and Recyclable

Waterproof Crumpled City Maps are Lightweight, Durable, and Recyclable

Crumpled City maps are durable, waterproof, light, recyclable and fun to use maps conceived by Italian designer Emanuele Pizzolorusso. They are designed to replace big and clumsy standard paper maps,

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Sliding Hubs Prefab Modular Housing Has 64 Different Combinations

Sliding Hubs Prefab Modular Housing Has 64 Different Combinations

Easily transported and installed in almost any environment, the Sliding Hubs system was designed for flexibility in housing. Each square box is completely prefabricated and includes structural stability,

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Norway’s Seljord Lookout Point Peers Out to the Water Searching for the Selma Sea Monster

Norway’s Seljord Lookout Point Peers Out to the Water Searching for the Selma Sea Monster

The municipality of Seljord commissioned the Oslo-based firm to design a series lookout points around the lake for visitors and locals to experience the water in new ways. The project consisted of two

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Interactive BotoxUtopia Installation Made From Emergency Blankets Fitted with LEDs

Interactive BotoxUtopia Installation Made From Emergency Blankets Fitted with LEDs

The pyramids are made from cardboard and reflective emergency blankets. Low-energy LEDs were then embedded into the geometrical pieces, which are hooked up on either end of the 10' x 26' installation to

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Volta Announces It Will Release New BCN Electric Motorcycle in 2012

Volta Announces It Will Release New BCN Electric Motorcycle in 2012

This sexy new electric motorcycle, called the Volta BCN, is set to hit the market in Q2 of next year in Spain and promises to be the perfect ride for the urban environmentalist. The electric motorcycle

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Flourishing ‘Patient Gardener’ Pavilion Made of Living, Growing Cherry Trees Pops Up in Milan!

Flourishing ‘Patient Gardener’ Pavilion Made of Living, Growing Cherry Trees Pops Up in Milan!

Visiondivision and their helpers employed a variety of gentle techniques to mold the trees in a specific way. These include bending, twisting, pruning, grafting, braiding, and weaving. They have even

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6 Creepy Churches Made of Bones

6 Creepy Churches Made of Bones

Our Lady of the Conception of the Capuchins Sedlec Ossuary Monastery of San Francisco   San Bernardino alle Ossa Czermna Chapel Capela dos Ossos Our Lady of the Conception of the

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Passive Bamboo Residence Keeps Cool With Pixelated Green Brise Soleil Facade

Passive Bamboo Residence Keeps Cool With Pixelated Green Brise Soleil Facade

Along with Group 8’s Coral House, the Bamboo residence was part of a plan to redesign the former industrial neighborhood of Chandieu into a residential area with public and private green spaces. A

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Transforming Crates Unfold to Reveal Incredible Furniture Sets and Foosball Table

Transforming Crates Unfold to Reveal Incredible Furniture Sets and Foosball Table

Inspired while unpacking artwork from shipping crates in Milan, the Beijing-based artist began designing her furniture range to embody unusual forms, yet remain adaptable. A graduate from London's

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Zombie-Powered Vertical Farm Keeps Inhabitants Safe from the Living Dead

Zombie-Powered Vertical Farm Keeps Inhabitants Safe from the Living Dead

Just in case Night of the Living Dead becomes a reality, zombie enthusiasts across the globe are gearing up to plan for the potential zombie apocalypse. The folks at Architects Southwest have devised a

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Bosco Verticale in Milan Will Be the World’s First Vertical Forest

Bosco Verticale in Milan Will Be the World’s First Vertical Forest

The Bosco Verticale is a system that optimizes, recuperates, and produces energy. Covered in plant life, the building aids in balancing the microclimate and in filtering the dust particles contained in

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PHOTOS: Sanitov Studio’s Green Roofed Floating Home is Almost Complete – Exclusive at London Design Festival!

PHOTOS: Sanitov Studio’s Green Roofed Floating Home is Almost Complete – Exclusive at London Design Festival!

Alexander Host, the Danish designer behind many of the project's most special features, including an illuminated, sculptural facade, a waterproof hull, 93% recycled stone cladding, and many of the

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Designboom’s Shipping Container Summer Offices Make Us Green With Envy

Designboom’s Shipping Container Summer Offices Make Us Green With Envy

We're green with envy over Designboom's summer offices on the island of Sardinia, west of their home base in Milan. Seeking to get out of the city for the summer, the Designboom team tackled a DIY project

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Dominic Wilcox Upcycles Old Paint Brushes Into Fun Coat Hooks

Dominic Wilcox Upcycles Old Paint Brushes Into Fun Coat Hooks

We first fell for artist and designer Dominic Wilcox last year at the Milan Furniture Fair with his living shoe laces exhibition. But more recently, the designer has created an installation of coat

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Bright Green Las Palmas Parasite Hangs on the Shoulder of Abandoned Rotterdam Warehouse

Bright Green Las Palmas Parasite Hangs on the Shoulder of Abandoned Rotterdam Warehouse

As the featured project of the exhibition, Las Palmas is a protype prefabricated home. Perched atop the warehouse’s elevator shaft, the fluorescent yellow residence hangs on the shoulder of the

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Shiny Lapin Kulta Solar Kitchen Restaurant is an Experiment in Green Gastronomy

Shiny Lapin Kulta Solar Kitchen Restaurant is an Experiment in Green Gastronomy

It turns out that cooking with solar energy completely changes the taste and texture of dishes cooked with other forms of energy. In part this is because the sun heats all of the food simultaneously

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