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DWELL ON DESIGN: Day 1 – Affordability and the City

DWELL ON DESIGN: Day 1 – Affordability and the City

This afternoon’s Dwell On Design session focused on affordability and the city. The lineup included San Francisco architect David Baker, Los Angeles architect Brian Lane of Koning Eizenberg

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AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMPETITION

AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMPETITION

August seems to be the month for competitions. Right on the heels of Electrolux’s Design Lab 2006 is the deadline for the “How to Provide Affordable Housing” competition co-sponsored by Ashoka’s

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THE HOME HOUSE PROJECT: the future of affordable housing

THE HOME HOUSE PROJECT: the future of affordable housing

Good Design. Sustainability. Affordability? Rarely could these ever describe the same project, much less a single attitude towards housing. In 2003, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA)

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Dwell on Design 2015: America’s largest design event is coming to Los Angeles!

Dwell on Design 2015: America’s largest design event is coming to Los Angeles!

Dwell on Design, America’s largest design event, will return to the Los Angeles Convention Center from May 29-31, 2015! Curated by the talented editors of Dwell magazine, this inspiring three-day

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VIDEO: How to install Voltaic solar panels on your car

VIDEO: How to install Voltaic solar panels on your car

In the old days, if you wanted a solar panel, you had to buy one of those giant clunky things that were not only pricey, but also a real pain in the you-know-what to install. But times have changed,

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Tesla launches pre-owned sales of Model S EV; expects 31% bigger Roadster battery in August

Tesla launches pre-owned sales of Model S EV; expects 31% bigger Roadster battery in August

Things at Tesla keeping getting bigger and better. On the evening of April 30, CEO Elon Musk announced details of their Powerwall home battery system, and earlier the same day another, quieter

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Help Nepal earthquake survivors and renewable energy by Kickstarting the Solarpuff portable solar lantern

Help Nepal earthquake survivors and renewable energy by Kickstarting the Solarpuff portable solar lantern

SolarPuff is a little lantern that is making a huge impact, and now you can help make it even bigger. Right now, SolarPuff is offering Kickstarter rewards that will benefit the victims of the earthquake

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Rogers Partners & ASD to team up for new St. Petersburg pier

Rogers Partners & ASD to team up for new St. Petersburg pier

St. Petersberg is getting a new pier -- again. A group of Tampa-based architects, including ASD, Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers, and Ken Smith Landscape Architect have been announced as the

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Astrophysicists draw most comprehensive 3D map of the universe ever

Astrophysicists draw most comprehensive 3D map of the universe ever

A new map of the universe, the most comprehensive to date, boldly goes where no map has gone before. Astrophysicists in France have crafted a 3D map that includes galaxies from across almost two billion

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to Housing Reclaimed Author Jessica Kellner About Debt Free Homes

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to Housing Reclaimed Author Jessica Kellner About Debt Free Homes

INHABITAT: What inspired you to write Housing Reclaimed? Jessica Kellner: I was inspired to write Housing Reclaimed after hearing stories on the news day after day about all the people losing their homes

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Can drones plant one billion trees?

Can drones plant one billion trees?

Can Drones Plant One Billion Trees? By Steve Daly Each year, the earth loses about 26 billion trees to lumber, mining, agriculture, and development. About 15 billion

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Ancient Graeco-Roman papyrus offers a curious natural hangover remedy

Ancient Graeco-Roman papyrus offers a curious natural hangover remedy

At some point, many of us have found ourselves in the unfortunate position of being willing to try just about anything to rid oneself of the morning-after curses of a night of excessive inebriation. So

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EcoCasa Suyana is an sustainable, open-source home project in Argentina

EcoCasa Suyana is an sustainable, open-source home project in Argentina

First ecological, economical and social home 100% open source in Argentina. Suyana means “hope” in Quechua language. EcoCasa Suyana is a project lead by a young couple of engineers and travelers.

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5 Tips to Make Your Home Safe, Green & Healthy from Zem Joaquin

5 Tips to Make Your Home Safe, Green & Healthy from Zem Joaquin

You've all heard the tired mantras about changing your lightbulbs and recycling at home in order to save the planet - are you yawning yet? Many consumers think that going green is a gesture of

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Move over Tesla, the electric Toroidion Supercar is here

Move over Tesla, the electric Toroidion Supercar is here

This is the Toroidion. It’s Finnish. No one knows how to pronounce it, so don’t worry about that. All you need to know is that it’s very pretty and -- oh yeah. It’s electric. In fact, it’s

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The Casa Caja “Box House” by S-AR is a model for low-cost concrete housing

The Casa Caja “Box House” by S-AR is a model for low-cost concrete housing

On the outskirts of Monterey, Mexico, the Galváns  recently completed construction on their first family home: la Casa Caja, or the "Box House." For years, the five-member family has shared a house with

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How living in a 200-square-foot school bus has made me an ultra-minimalist

How living in a 200-square-foot school bus has made me an ultra-minimalist

Sometimes, I sit in my lawn chair at night, next to the campfire, and look at the big blue bus in my campsite spot -- or in the parking lot of a Walmart -- or wherever we may be at the moment, and I

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The American Institute of Architects announces their top 10 best green buildings of 2015

The American Institute of Architects announces their top 10 best green buildings of 2015

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) selected the best green buildings of 2015 that enhance and promote ecological design. The projects feature different integrated approaches to sustainable design

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Minimalist steel cabin floats above a rugged slope in Quebec

Minimalist steel cabin floats above a rugged slope in Quebec

Located in the Eastern Townships, the Bolton Residence is built on a natural plateau just below the highest point on the site. Its minimalist gabled form is a contemporary twist on the local vernacular

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PETITION: Call for the world’s two biggest charities to divest from fossil fuels

PETITION: Call for the world’s two biggest charities to divest from fossil fuels

The Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust charities are a force for good in so many ways, sp why are they still funding companies that invest in fossil fuel extraction? Now you can show them we

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IKEA’s temporary shop explores the future of kitchen design at Milan Design Week

IKEA’s temporary shop explores the future of kitchen design at Milan Design Week

IKEA’s new slogan "There is so much more to food than food" is the fundamental concept behind the brand’s ingenious designs at their temporary shop. The exhibit’s sustainable approach towards food

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Rocket Lab’s new rocket is 3D-printed and powered by batteries

Rocket Lab’s new rocket is 3D-printed and powered by batteries

Add “rocket” to the list of things you can print with a 3D printer. Space company Rocket Lab revealed the Rutherford engine, an engine made of parts created in a 3D printer. Capable of 4,600 pounds of

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Benefits of organic food go far beyond vitamins and minerals, despite study results

Benefits of organic food go far beyond vitamins and minerals, despite study results

It makes sense to this writer that organic food is a healthier option than convention produce, which is grown with synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. Take away those harmful chemicals, and organic

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Offshore wind is already cheaper than gas or nuclear power

Offshore wind is already cheaper than gas or nuclear power

Team green energy recently scored another goal in the ongoing match for power affordability supremacy, when a recent analysis showed wind energy is already cheaper than both gas and nuclear power. The

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2015 Chevy Spark EV price slashed to $14,995 after tax credits in some states

2015 Chevy Spark EV price slashed to $14,995 after tax credits in some states

A few years ago electric cars were far out of reach for most buyers, since they had sticker prices that were way too expensive for more car buyers. Today electric cars continue to get cheaper, while the

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San Diego County is building a massive $1 billion desalination plant to address drought

San Diego County is building a massive $1 billion desalination plant to address drought

As the drought in California reaches desperate proportions, San Diego County has undertaken to build the largest desalination plant in the western hemisphere, one which will transform 50 million gallons

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New cheap, flexible aluminum battery charges in a minute flat

New cheap, flexible aluminum battery charges in a minute flat

Researchers at Stanford University have unveiled a new aluminum-ion battery that could one day replace the lithium-ion batteries that power everything from our watches to our tablets and our electric

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The Blue Diversion Toilet is an off-grid portable potty that filters waste water for washing

The Blue Diversion Toilet is an off-grid portable potty that filters waste water for washing

Touted by its creators as an "appealing, affordable and safe solution for washers as well as wipers," the Blue Diversion Toilet is designed to provide off grid sanitation for low income areas. Not only

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Fluidstance helps keep you moving while you work

Fluidstance helps keep you moving while you work

We all know that sitting all day is bad. We’ve read the statistics. People who sit four or more hours a day take years off their life. But standing all day doesn’t seem to do a lot more than make our

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Tesla launches new base Model S 70D to appeal to mainstream luxury car buyers

Tesla launches new base Model S 70D to appeal to mainstream luxury car buyers

Tesla continues to make its popular Model S even better and now it's announced the introduction of the new Model S 70D, which will now act as the entry point for the Model S lineup. The Model S 70D

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