Bolivia's atmospheric Jardín de Asia features cozy cocoons made of natural materials

Bolivia's atmospheric Jardín de Asia features cozy cocoons made of…

The stunning Jardín the Asia is part of Los Tajibos Hotel, Santa Cruz de la Sierra's most luxurious accomodation. Envisioned by local architect Juan Carlos Menacho, it features a grand…

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Pope Francis chastises Ecuador's president in call for environmental protection

Pope Francis chastises Ecuador's president in call for environmental…

Ecuador is rich in natural resources and Pope Francis encouraged the people of Ecuador, on Tuesday, to keep it that way. Calling for the protection of the Amazon rain forest and the…

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idA's Greenhouse Botanical Garden Grueningen is a Parametrically Designed Artificial Forest in Switzerland

idA's Greenhouse Botanical Garden Grueningen is a Parametrically…

The parametrically designed pavilion is organized similar to natural cell division. Using the Voronoi diagram, which illustrates organization and spatiality of crystals and cell growth,…

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BYTR architecten's extension of a 19th century home combines old and new under one roof

BYTR architecten's extension of a 19th century home combines old and…

Rotterndam-based BYTR architects designed an extension of a detached 19th century home in the city of Zeist, in The Netherlands, and combined the two spaces under one roof. Mansard…

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NYSERDA investing $14.5 million to clean up power plants

NYSERDA investing $14.5 million to clean up power plants

Power plants state wide could soon be delivering cleaner, more efficient energy to customers thanks to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) new…

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Bjarke Ingels defies gravity with new office building for Philadelphia's Navy Yard

Bjarke Ingels defies gravity with new office building for…

Philadelphia’s historic Navy Yard office park is home to a new project designed by starchitect Bjarke Ingels. The 1200 Intrepid office building will be the latest in a string of…

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Controversial LG office tower in the Palisades will be redesigned to protect beloved view

Controversial LG office tower in the Palisades will be redesigned to…

Thomas P. Campbell, director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, said in a statement that “LG’s hearteningly responsible decision to lower the height of its planned new headquarters…

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Graypants' Mobius Lamp mimics flocks of starlings with sparkling cubes strung from fiber optic cables

Graypants' Mobius Lamp mimics flocks of starlings with sparkling cubes…

The Möbius strip or Möbius band has become a popular motif in design and it's easy to see why. It's challenging to come up with a piece limited to one surface and one boundary, which…

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This futuristic bracelet tells you how toxic your environment is

This futuristic bracelet tells you how toxic your environment is

Become a citizen scientist, simply by wearing this bracelet. Researchers at Oregon State University recently found that common silicone bracelets -- like those Livestrong bracelets that…

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Weed growers are a huge drag on Denver's energy grid

Weed growers are a huge drag on Denver's energy grid

The rise of legal marijuana in Denver may be bolstering the local economy, but meeting the demands is putting a strain on the local grid. With the pot business booming, the influx of…

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Stekke + fraas' Brutopia brings idyllic communal living to Brussels

Stekke + fraas' Brutopia brings idyllic communal living to Brussels

Brutopia is a sprawling role model of cohousing in Brussels, which combines residential living with urban gardening, business spaces and a service center in the Belgian capital.…

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Live off the grid and rent-free in the charming Wohnwagon mobile caravan

Live off the grid and rent-free in the charming Wohnwagon mobile…

The green roof helps insulate the home during the winter and cool it during the summer months. Triple-glazed windows punctuate the larch shell, bringing in natural light and framing…

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Tom Selleck sued for stealing tens of thousands of gallons of public water in California

Tom Selleck sued for stealing tens of thousands of gallons of public…

As California languishes in the worst drought in the state's history, the uber-wealthy are finding themselves "drought shamed" for wasting massive quantities of water, flouting…

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Circular Infinite Bridge provides panoramic views in Aarhus, Denmark

Circular Infinite Bridge provides panoramic views in Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus’ Sculpture by the Sea—Denmark’s biggest annual outdoor sculpture exhibitions—spotlighted nearly 60 fantastic art installations this year, and one of our favorites is…

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Local Motors to roll out world's first production line of 3D-printed cars

Local Motors to roll out world's first production line of 3D-printed…

Phoenix-based Local Motors has announced the winner of its most recent design challenge, which will be used as the basis of the company’s upcoming production line of 3D-printed cars.…

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Can the world's first underwater greenhouses revolutionize farming?

Can the world's first underwater greenhouses revolutionize farming?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1FpeRZGKUc#t=270 Italian divers at the Ocean Reef Group have taken the concept of new and sustainable farming ideas and blown it out of the water -…

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Honda Civic Tourer breaks world record for fuel efficiency with 83 mpg across 24 countries

Honda Civic Tourer breaks world record for fuel efficiency with 83 mpg…

Honda’s Civic Tourer just made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for lowest fuel usage in a month-long trek across 24 adjoining European nations, coming in at an average of…

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A Canadian man built this off-grid shipping container home for just $20,000

A Canadian man built this off-grid shipping container home for just…

Dupuis is the architect of this peculiar home in the woods. That is, if you call a man who makes a home out of shipping containers an architect. By day, Dupuis is an engineer and…

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45-Ton Azura generator harvests energy from Hawaii's waves

45-Ton Azura generator harvests energy from Hawaii's waves

The United States has caught the perfect wave and may be surfing its way to a clean energy future. Azura, a prototype wave energy generator and the first of its kind in the United…

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Comoditi is a modular bed headboard made with eco-friendly fabric

Comoditi is a modular bed headboard made with eco-friendly fabric

Designer Daniele De Santis created Comoditi, a modular and elegant headboard that can effortlessly spruce up any bedroom. Made up of pillows of different sizes and colors, Comoditi is…

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The Bringley bike is car alternative for busy urban environments

The Bringley bike is car alternative for busy urban environments

The Bringley model is designed to work as a car alternative in modern urban environments, whilst being compact enough to fit in a normal domestic elevator and be stored in an apartment…

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This book about trees can be planted to grow into a tree

This book about trees can be planted to grow into a tree

Inhabitat has made a habit of highlighting amazing products which integrate the life cycle of a plant into its design. There's the plantable table that invites nature to dinner, the…

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Astonishing water-sensitive building material acts just like pine cones

Astonishing water-sensitive building material acts just like pine…

Royal College of Art design student Chao Chen has developed a revolutionary new building material that responds to the presence of water.

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Green Architect & Cradle to Cradle Founder William McDonough

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Green Architect & Cradle to Cradle Founder…

INHABITAT: What inspired you to write 'Cradle to Cradle' (the book) and launch the Cradle to Cradle system? William McDonough: From an early age, I was fascinated by differing…

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General Mills announces plans to use only cage-free eggs

General Mills announces plans to use only cage-free eggs

General Mills, the food giant that brings you items like Betty Crocker cake mixes, Progresso soups and Pillsbury products, has joined other big food companies in working towards using…

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NY Hall of Science's breathtaking Great Hall reopens with massive interactive wall showcasing sustainability

NY Hall of Science's breathtaking Great Hall reopens with massive…

“This is one of the hidden gems of mid-century modern architecture in New York City,” said Todd Schliemann of Ennead Architects, who designed the renovation. “It’s…

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RIBA's interactive exhibition invites you to play on a

RIBA's interactive exhibition invites you to play on a "Brutalist…

Part sculpture, part architectural installation, the exhibition revisits the mid-century playgrounds often made from concrete. Featuring examples from a number of London estates,…

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Koen Olthuis of WaterStudio.nl Talks About Design for a Water World

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Koen Olthuis of WaterStudio.nl Talks About Design…

In light of all the dire news related to climate change, rising sea levels and the natural disasters which have stricken numerous coastal areas around the world, we here at Inhabitat…

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Myrtle Cottage Garden Studio is a cozy workspace that doubles as a secluded spot for deer-watching

Myrtle Cottage Garden Studio is a cozy workspace that doubles as a…

Bath-based architecture firm Stonewood Design created this small green-roofed studio as a secluded workspace and spot for deer-watching. Built using locally sourced stone and patinated…

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Gigantic swimmable ball pit takes over D.C.’s National Building Museum

Gigantic swimmable ball pit takes over D.C.’s National Building…

As any Washingtonian would know, our nation’s capital is sadly not home to any beaches (and we don’t recommend taking a dip in the Potomac River!). For a few months in 2015,…

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Tree Church is a living, breathing chapel made of real trees

Tree Church is a living, breathing chapel made of real trees

After Barry Cox traveled the world admiring churches, he decided to build his own--out of trees. Using five different tree species and a tree spade from his work at Treelocations, the…

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Philips' new GrowWise indoor farm will revolutionize food production

Philips' new GrowWise indoor farm will revolutionize food production

Related: The world's largest indoor farm produces 10,000 heads of lettuce a day in Japan + Philips All images courtesy Philips

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Pod-like Survival Capsule protects those who can't flee a tsunami

Pod-like Survival Capsule protects those who can't flee a tsunami

While the rest of us watched in horror as tens of thousands died in the tsunamis of 2004 and 2011, two Seattle aerospace designers felt compelled to design a shelter that could protect…

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White House rolls out plan to install solar panels on subsidized housing

White House rolls out plan to install solar panels on subsidized…

Solar power is a booming industry, thanks to technology that is more affordable than ever. Yet, only one percent of grid power in the United States comes from the sun. President Barack…

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Self-driving electric robocabs could slash greenhouse gas emissions 94%

Self-driving electric robocabs could slash greenhouse gas emissions…

Autonomous vehicle research and development is hot, hot, hot. Google’s self-driving cars are on the streets already, Uber is laying the groundwork, and Tesla’s upcoming update for…

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INFOGRAPHIC: 8 of the world’s greatest city parks

INFOGRAPHIC: 8 of the world’s greatest city parks

Urban parks are one of the most important components of a healthy and livable city. Not only do they sequester carbon and provide respite from the concrete jungle, but parks are also…

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Bkeeper upcycles unused beehives into furniture and design for the home

Bkeeper upcycles unused beehives into furniture and design for the…

  Israel-based Bkeeper - motto: "the art of saving bees" - takes old beehives and turns them into eclectic furniture and design for the home. According to the founder, Hagar…

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Bright and bold QUO shipping container mall springs up in Buenos Aires

Bright and bold QUO shipping container mall springs up in Buenos Aires

QUO Container Center is a bold and bright idea by architect Cecilia Bertezzolo, founder of BZZ Arquitectura, and built by EcoSan.  It is situated in a leafy up and coming small town,…

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Brooklyn's green sewing camp for aspiring designers is eco-fabulous!

Brooklyn's green sewing camp for aspiring designers is eco-fabulous!

Summer camp attendees will work on DIY projects based on their own suggestions, restyle old clothes and create reusable shopping bags. “I try to help children understand that not…

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Crazy home carved into a coastal cliff has a swimming pool roof

Crazy home carved into a coastal cliff has a swimming pool roof

This amazing concrete house in carved into a cliff overlooking the Aegean Sea. OPA designed Casa Brutale as a brutalist building that reminds of the iconic Casa Malaparte in Naples,…

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