Gorgeous solar-powered and pedestrian-friendly housing development is coming to Turkey

Gorgeous solar-powered and pedestrian-friendly housing development is…

The Ahk Kundu development is strategically located 20 kilometers west from the city center at the edge of Antalya’s tourism zone, and within a stone’s throw from the Mediterranean…

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Wilmotte & Associés unveil the BREEAM-certified 6 Pancras Square in King's Cross

Wilmotte & Associés unveil the BREEAM-certified 6 Pancras Square…

Located close to Saint-Pancras station, the building is currently under construction and is due to complete in October 2014. The building's interface to the masterplan was conceived…

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Transformable Motus House changes with the weather

Transformable Motus House changes with the weather

This high-tech house transforms to adjust to different environmental conditions. By sliding in and out, specific parts of the house provide shading, additional insulation and protect…

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Amazing 'roller coaster' made of hundreds of cafe chairs pops up in France

Amazing 'roller coaster' made of hundreds of cafe chairs pops up in…

If most people saw 1200 chairs, they would likely think, "oh, we should stack them up," or "oh, we should line them up." If you're Baptiste Debombourg, you think, "Let's turn them into…

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Airbus just patented a hypersonic jet that would fly from NYC to London in 1 hour

Airbus just patented a hypersonic jet that would fly from NYC to…

A new hypersonic jet design from Airbus, which was just approved by the US Patents and Trademark Office, looks to create something of a successor to the now-retired Concorde. But,…

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Tesla unveils futuristic robotic snake charger for electric vehicles

Tesla unveils futuristic robotic snake charger for electric vehicles

Tesla is one step closer to making its revolutionary robotic “snake arm” charging system commercially available with today’s release of a video demonstrating the serpentine…

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12 eco-friendly backpacks for tweens & teens

12 eco-friendly backpacks for tweens & teens

The back-to-school shopping season is upon us, and that often means shelling out some hard-earned cash for another backpack that will likely not survive to see the following summer.…

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Giant reverse graffiti eco-mural cleans up Poland’s largest dam

Giant reverse graffiti eco-mural cleans up Poland’s largest dam

The Solina Dam, completed in 1969, generates 200 MW of electricity and was responsible for the creation of the country’s largest artificial lake, Lake Solina. The dam also serves as a…

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The World's First 3D Printed Room is a Mind-Boggling Baroque Interior

The World's First 3D Printed Room is a Mind-Boggling Baroque Interior

Hansmeyer and Dillenburger’s 3D printed “room” looks like a historic temple or an architectural fragment from a more decorative era. The room was printed in large chunks over the…

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Enter to win a pair of comfy cruelty-free faux leather shoes

Enter to win a pair of comfy cruelty-free faux leather shoes

Our sister site Ecouterre is giving away free and comfy, vegan-leather espadrilles—and winning a pair couldn’t be easier. Created by PETA and “footwear with a purpose’ brand…

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HOW TO: Learn How to Make a Mini Felt Planter to Green Your Walls

HOW TO: Learn How to Make a Mini Felt Planter to Green Your Walls

Step 1: Gather Your Materials Craft felt (preferably at least 21 inches long) Sewing machine and thread Scissors Pattern (print pattern here, cut out and tape together or…

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Vaulout & Dyèvre's Insectopia Installations Look Like Densely-Populated Bug Hotels

Vaulout & Dyèvre's Insectopia Installations Look Like…

Intricate conglomerates of small wooden dwellings populate the parks of the 13th arrondissement in Paris and look like tiny futuristic insect hotels. From a distance, the structures…

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Free Cat Cafe features colorful kitty skywalks and adoptable feline friends in Hoboken

Free Cat Cafe features colorful kitty skywalks and adoptable feline…

Wednesday 8/5 until Sunday 8/9 and the goal of the café is to get cats adopted and generate donations to help support North Shore Animal League America (NSALA). The Cat Café has…

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Students in Rotterdam are turning wasted fruit into a leather alternative

Students in Rotterdam are turning wasted fruit into a leather…

Food waste is a major problem across the world, and while food sharing and conservation programs are making a dent in the issue, some students in Rotterdam decided that they wanted to…

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New solar panel coating could improve efficiency by more than 30 percent

New solar panel coating could improve efficiency by more than 30…

Researchers at University of California Riverside have created a coating for solar panels that could improve solar photovoltaic efficiency by 30 percent or more. “The infrared region…

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Mobile school "walking classrooms" are helping change lives in Kenya

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqdcj6ViCIc&w=537&h-302 In Marsabit County, Kenya, less than 15% of girls over the age of six attend school, and literacy rates are an abysmal…

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Yunak Evleri is a 5-star hotel built into ancient Turkish caves

Yunak Evleri is a 5-star hotel built into ancient Turkish caves

Many caves were carved out of the soft limestone cliffs in the region of Cappadocia, whose history dates back to the 6th century.  The hotel was completed in 2000 after extensive…

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Remote House is a sustainable modular home that can be anchored anywhere in the world

Remote House is a sustainable modular home that can be anchored…

Assadi's minimal home is mounted on metal pillars on the ground. It has two glazed facades that flood the interiors with daylight while framing stunning views into the Ocean and…

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Underwater "Stonehenge" discovered near Sicily is over…

Off the coast of Sicily, researchers have discovered a giant stone monolith submerged in a shallow channel. A report published in Science Direct suggests the man-made object was created…

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The world's fastest charging electric bus powers up in 10 seconds flat

The world's fastest charging electric bus powers up in 10 seconds flat

The world's fastest-charging electric bus, which takes as little as 10 seconds to completely recharge, is now in service in the coastal city of Ningbo, China. The bus, manufactured in…

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Staggered timber-clad Haus am Hang by MVRDV climbs a Stuttgart slope like stairs

Staggered timber-clad Haus am Hang by MVRDV climbs a Stuttgart slope…

MVDRV designed a timber-clad family home in Stuttgart with staggered, stair-like floors, each with its outdoor space and views of the surroundings. Haus am Hang, completed in 2005,…

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This adorable little sea slug is solar powered

This adorable little sea slug is solar powered

Costasiella kuroshimae, known commonly as Leaf Sheep, is an ocean-dwelling grazer, though unrelated to its namesake. The Leaf Sheep is a species of sea slug that munches on algae…

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The West Coast is still on track for a huge El Niño event this year

The West Coast is still on track for a huge El Niño event this year

NASA and other agencies are finding indications that an intense El Niño event may be heading to the west coasts of the North and South Americas soon. While this may sound dandy for…

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Primus Arkitekter upgrades an old factory into a chic solar-powered library and community center

Primus Arkitekter upgrades an old factory into a chic solar-powered…

Primus Arkitekter expanded the footprint of the former factory to connect it with the main library located in the neighboring brick building. The side of the building closest to the…

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Watch this amazing machine transform plastic bags into fuel

Watch this amazing machine transform plastic bags into fuel

But Japanese inventor Akinori Ito created a machine that converts ubiquitous plastic bags into fuel. The carbon negative system is now being sold by Ito's Blest Corporation.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Why our global fisheries are in crisis and how you can help

INFOGRAPHIC: Why our global fisheries are in crisis and how you can…

Did you know that the true cost of your seafood dinner is much more than the menu price? Consumer habits and unsustainable industry practices have placed global fish stocks under…

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Santos, Brazil is bringing attention to biodiversity with street guides and the country's first urban birdwatching tower

Santos, Brazil is bringing attention to biodiversity with street…

Santos is the first city in Brazil to install birds pictures in streets and squares. Located on the southeastern coast of the country and surrounded by the Atlantic Forest, Santos…

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Chiltern House weaves together concrete, steel and raw timber formwork

Chiltern House weaves together concrete, steel and raw timber formwork

The house features woven steel reinforcement and raw timber formwork combined with concrete walls, creating deeps spaces and extensive windows. A large swimming pool dominates the rear…

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Technicolor Porch Parade offers Vancouver pedestrians a cool place to people watch

Technicolor Porch Parade offers Vancouver pedestrians a cool place to…

The installation is a fanciful take on relaxation—notably because these porches aren’t attached to houses or any other kind of building. This row of sitting spaces is more akin to a…

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Hide from the world at this mirrored sauna that disappears into the woods

Hide from the world at this mirrored sauna that disappears into the…

The Cadyville Sauna seems simple, but the design is quite smart, like Hisel's other designs. The structure was built from local western red cedar and stones, lending a natural…

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Golden Water installation dazzles onlookers with mesmerizing LED lights

Golden Water installation dazzles onlookers with mesmerizing LED…

The artist was inspired by the ancient Hohokam Indians who once occupied the northern Arizona and were among the first cultures to rely on irrigation canals. The resulting structure is…

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Enter the 2016 City of Dreams Pavilion competition and see your design come to life on Governors Island

Enter the 2016 City of Dreams Pavilion competition and see your design…

FIGMENT has opened the call for entries in its 2016 City of Dreams Pavilion Design Competition for Governors Island.

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The EPA just spilled 1 million gallons of mustard-colored mine waste into a Colorado river

The EPA just spilled 1 million gallons of mustard-colored mine waste…

On Wednesday of this week, like so many days of so many other weeks, environmental workers were using heavy equipment to cleanup an area near a disused mine. This time, near Durango,…

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Fuelled by drought conditions, California's 70,000-acre Rocky Fire is completely unpredictable

Fuelled by drought conditions, California's 70,000-acre Rocky Fire is…

The 70,000 acre Rocky Fire that is still raging near Clear Lake California has defied firefighter's predictions of how a wildfire should behave. It has already crossed highways, fire…

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A community fridge in Spain lets residents avoid food waste by sharing

A community fridge in Spain lets residents avoid food waste by sharing

What if you could walk down the street and pick up a half a quart of milk without paying anything? What if you were going on vacation and instead of tossing that unused cheese or those…

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California's drinking water source Lake Oroville plummets to 33%

California's drinking water source Lake Oroville plummets to 33%

Lake Oroville, a source of drinking water for 23 million Californians, has plummeted dangerously to a low 33 percent capacity. Illustrated in an emotional narrative by Diana Marcum for…

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Eco-conscious Neeson Cripps Academy will empower Cambodia’s impoverished youth

Eco-conscious Neeson Cripps Academy will empower Cambodia’s…

The five-story Neeson Cripps Academy will offer free education to approximately 300 students from the local families who previously made a living off of scavenging the former Steung…

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Study shows planting street trees can make residents feel up to 7 years younger

Study shows planting street trees can make residents feel up to 7…

A new study published in the journal Nature has a shown a strong correlation between an abundance of street trees and local residents' improved sense of well-being.

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Russia makes a massive Arctic land grab for oil exploration

Russia makes a massive Arctic land grab for oil exploration

If you thought Santa Claus was as American as apple pie and baseball, think again. The jolly old elf might soon need to apply for a Russian passport if Russia's new claim over a vast…

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Submit your futuristic and eco-friendly pavilion designs to the 2016 City of Dreams competition

Submit your futuristic and eco-friendly pavilion designs to the 2016…

FIGMENT NYC’s City of Dreams Pavilion competition—one of our favorite annual design competitions—just issued its call for proposals. For the sixth year in a row, the international…

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