LTL Architects Create a Living Green Wall Shaped Like Central Park for a NYC Office

LTL Architects Create a Living Green Wall Shaped Like Central Park for…

From the largest living wall in North America to high rises wrapped in vertical gardens, we have seen quite a few impressive green walls. But LTL Architects has built an 84-foot-long…

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Frankfurt named the most sustainable city on the planet

Frankfurt named the most sustainable city on the planet

When it comes to sustainability, Frankfurt is the place to be. The German city, known widely for its green initiatives, took top spot in the recently released Sustainable Cities Index…

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Diamond-Shaped Tornado Treehouse Made From Reclaimed Wood Springs Up in LA

Diamond-Shaped Tornado Treehouse Made From Reclaimed Wood Springs Up…

Since the Bel Air tree house had to be finished in less than two weeks, Romero called in the help of his friend, designer and carpenter Jeff Casper. Together, they constructed the…

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Jill Adams’ Ebola protective suit to debut at New York Fashion Week

Jill Adams’ Ebola protective suit to debut at New York Fashion Week

Humanitarian design might not be the first thought that comes to mind when you think of New York Fashion Week, but that’s the angle that wedding dress designer Jill Adams is taking in…

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Interview: Ruud Visser transforms old churches and water towers into incredible modern homes

Interview: Ruud Visser transforms old churches and water towers into…

According to Visser, he first became interested in the preservation of old buildings when studying at the University of Delft in southern Holland. Since then, he has developed a strong…

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Will Smith says son

Will Smith says son "has refused to be a slave to money"

According to Will Smith, his son refuses to be a slave to money and it is part of a larger trend in values that he sees developing. “It’s such a strange thing. Jaden, my…

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Australia's oldest man is helping penguins by knitting them sweaters

Australia's oldest man is helping penguins by knitting them sweaters

When oil spills around Australia injured hundreds of penguins, the oldest man in the country stepped up to the plate to help out. 109-year old Alfred Date has long been an active…

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Why, exactly, are chickens wearing sweaters?

Why, exactly, are chickens wearing sweaters?

We've knit mittens for koalas and put shoes on sled dogs, but the question remains, what about the chickens? Do our feathered flocks really need new frocks? The Internet is surprisingly…

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 6 heart-shaped natural wonders from around the world

6 heart-shaped natural wonders from around the world

  Heart Reef, Australia A coral formation off the Whitsunday Islands in Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the beloved Heart Reef grew and protruded naturally from the surface…

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Grand Canyon's first grey wolf in 70 years killed by coyote hunter

Grand Canyon's first grey wolf in 70 years killed by coyote hunter

She was the first grey wolf seen in the Grand Canyon in 70 years, having traveled 500 miles from her home to the majestic Arizona canyon, and now she’s gone. Known as “Echo,” the…

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France will pay citizens $11,000 to upgrade to electric vehicles

France will pay citizens $11,000 to upgrade to electric vehicles

Getting a green vehicle in France could bank you some greenbacks, provided you have an old gas guzzler to exchange. France is implementing a new initiative to financially compensate car…

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Aladdin City: Construction to begin on Dubai Creek's epic fantasy towers next year

Aladdin City: Construction to begin on Dubai Creek's epic fantasy…

Dubai is no stranger to outlandish architectural endeavors, and the latest project to get the go ahead will be no exception. Based on the tales of Aladdin and Sindbad, the 4,000 acre…

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This new Nissan Leaf glows in the dark!

This new Nissan Leaf glows in the dark!

Nissan has created a very unique version of the Leaf electric vehicle that glows in the dark. Nissan has applied a unique glow-in-the-dark paint that absorbs UV light during the day so…

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Eight lucky hens live in this high-end chicken coop equipped with underfloor heating in New York

Eight lucky hens live in this high-end chicken coop equipped with…

Architecture Research Office carried out extensive research into the design of the chicken coop, from the ideal square footage for different bird breeds to the best ways to bring…

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This adorable tiny cabin by Peter Jungmann is called the Ufogel

This adorable tiny cabin by Peter Jungmann is called the Ufogel

The 485 square-foot sculptural holiday home is built mostly from glass, metal and Larch wood, a highly-ecological, waterproof and rot-resistant timber typically used for building yachts…

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U.S. to face worst droughts in 1,000 years, says new study

U.S. to face worst droughts in 1,000 years, says new study

Hang on to your water bottles; the United States is set to experience the worst droughts the country has seen in 1,000 years – all thanks to climate change. Projections by climate…

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New shipwrecked parklet is an urban oasis in San Francisco

New shipwrecked parklet is an urban oasis in San Francisco

Right outside of a popular coffee shop in San Francisco’s Mission District, passersby might be surprised to see what looks like a wooden shipwreck washed ashore on the curb. Parklets,…

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These brothers build astounding, massive snow sculptures in their yard

These brothers build astounding, massive snow sculptures in their yard

Every winter, the Bartz brothers, Austin, 20, Trevor, 19, and Connor, 16, spend their spare time creating ginormous snow sculptures in their front yard. This year, a sea (snow?) turtle…

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NYC DEP announces 6 super-soaking projects that will help prevent flooding and sewage overflow

NYC DEP announces 6 super-soaking projects that will help prevent…

Yesterday, NYC's Department of Environmental Protection announced six exciting stormwater solutions that will help protect vulnerable parts of the city from future storms and…

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Lilian van Daal creates a Biomimicry-inspired, 3D-printed chair

Lilian van Daal creates a Biomimicry-inspired, 3D-printed chair

It’s no secret that the modern-day upholstered couch or chair is a nightmare of processing, materials and almost impossible to recycle. Dutch designer Lilian van Daal is looking at…

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Boston might dump snow in the harbor for an old-fashioned iced tea party

Boston might dump snow in the harbor for an old-fashioned iced tea…

The snow just won’t stop in Boston. In the last 30 days, six feet of the fluffy stuff have rained down on the Boston area. It’s OK, they’re used to it. But they are having a…

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Stereotank's giant heart-shaped sculpture drums up the love in Times Square (PHOTOS)

Stereotank's giant heart-shaped sculpture drums up the love in Times…

Each year, the Times Square Alliance holds a design competition for invited design teams to submit a proposal for a Valentine Heart sculpture, which is judged by the Architectural…

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UK invites fracking companies to drill under national parks lands

UK invites fracking companies to drill under national parks lands

Enjoy Britain’s national parks while you can, because they may soon be forever changed by shale gas exploration. UK lawmakers have amended earlier legislation to allow for fracking in…

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Yes, chicken diapers are actually a thing

Yes, chicken diapers are actually a thing

As backyard vegetable farming gains in popularity, many people are also choosing to raise chickens. These sweet birds aren't merely great for producing eggs--they eat unwanted insects…

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Whole packaged raccoons found in meat freezer of Los Angeles-area market

Whole packaged raccoons found in meat freezer of Los Angeles-area…

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is investigating after an alarmed customer found whole, dead, frozen raccoons for sale in her local Asian market. It's difficult to…

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World's largest lake has an algal bloom so massive it can be seen from space

World's largest lake has an algal bloom so massive it can be seen from…

New images show an algal bloom in the Caspian sea that's so big it can be seen from space. The recently released images taken by South Korea’s Kompsat-2 satellite in 2012 show green…

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Have an idea that could improve humankind? Submit it to [THE NEXT IDEA] to win €7,500

Have an idea that could improve humankind? Submit it to [THE NEXT…

Do you have a new, not-yet-produced idea that has the potential to positively impact the future of humankind? If so, Ars Electronica wants to hear it—and will award a €7,500 [THE…

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Tsuyoshi Kawata designs a charming curved house in Japan

Tsuyoshi Kawata designs a charming curved house in Japan

This curved house in Shiga Prefecture in Japan introduces organic shapes of flowing volumes into a neighborhood dominated by traditional pitched-roofed homes. Architect Tsuyoshi Kawata…

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Life Style Koubou's House In Itsuura is a timber treehouse-like home in Japan

Life Style Koubou's House In Itsuura is a timber treehouse-like home…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4WN8VaKGBE The elongated house is perched on two organically formed supports. The architects expect that, with time, the timber structure will…

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China's replica Manhattan is a half-built, abandoned ghost town amid economic woes

China's replica Manhattan is a half-built, abandoned ghost town amid…

China is now well established as the world capital of Duplitecture, with everything from its own rendition of the Eiffel Tower to a mock Venice. But the mock Wall Street financial…

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LEAPfactory unveils prefab snowboard school at the foot of Mont Blanc

LEAPfactory unveils prefab snowboard school at the foot of Mont Blanc

The building is located near Mont Blanc, on the south-east side of the France-Italy border. It was built using a prefabricated building kit developed by LEAPfactory specifically for…

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Mysterious abandoned 'Cloud House' discovered frozen in time

Mysterious abandoned 'Cloud House' discovered frozen in time

The house stands as a time capsule, protecting precious bits of the daily lives of its former inhabitants. Family photographs, clothing, shaving razors, and other personal effects…

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NanoFlowCell's new 1075 horsepower Quant F electric car is powered by saltwater

NanoFlowCell's new 1075 horsepower Quant F electric car is powered by…

Following last year's debut of the saltwater-powered electric car – the Quant e-Sportlimousine, NanoFlowCell has revealed a redesigned version of the concept, that is now dubbed the…

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PG&E announces plans to build 25,000 electric vehicle chargers in California

PG&E announces plans to build 25,000 electric vehicle chargers in…

California has detailed to put 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road in the state by 2025, which will help meet California's goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80…

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The UK's Lutz pod is the most adorable self-driving car to date

The UK's Lutz pod is the most adorable self-driving car to date

In the United Kingdom, driverless cars are now deemed safe enough to be tested on roadways, paving the way for new vehicles, like the Lutz Pathfinder pod. The electric-powered pod can…

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Luxury Villa Melkeveien is wrapped in sustainably sourced Kebony wood in Norway

Luxury Villa Melkeveien is wrapped in sustainably sourced Kebony wood…

LOGG Arkitekter built the Villa Melkeveien with floor-to-ceiling windows to take advantage of the breathtaking views of the city below as well as the surrounding landscape. A natural…

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OwnFone is an effortlessly simple printed phone that you can completely customize

OwnFone is an effortlessly simple printed phone that you can…

OwnFone is using Kickstarter to take the world's simplest mobile phone across the globe. Based in London, OwnFone is the world's first custom printed mobile phone that connects you…

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Jean Nouvel's Louvre Abu Dhabi is a museum that is its own work of art

Jean Nouvel's Louvre Abu Dhabi is a museum that is its own work of art

pic People tend to flock to art museums to behold amazing sculptures, beautiful paintings, and other gorgeous works of art. In the United Arab Emirates, art fans will soon gather to…

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DIY: homemade pumpkin peanut butter dog cookies that'll make your pup drool

DIY: homemade pumpkin peanut butter dog cookies that'll make your pup…

Armed with my trusty sidekick and test subject, Cooper, I set about the make these cookies out of some of his favorite things - pumpkin and peanut butter. Pumpkin is really good for…

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New MCNY exhibit brings New York architectural icons to life through animation and sound

New MCNY exhibit brings New York architectural icons to life through…

Next month, the Museum of the City of New York will invite visitors to experience NYC in a new, immersive way with an installation entitled Soundscape New York. The exhibit, which…

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