Maki and his comrades aren’t disputing Hadid’s victory in the international competition, but instead making a plea for some adjustments to the design. The group have organized a symposium on October
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The UNC Charlotte team is calling their UrbanEden "a tree planted in the forest of the city." The Solar Decathlon home is designed for Charlotte’s temperate climate and increasingly urban lifestyle and
Speaking about Wilkinson Eyre and Grant Associates' collaboration for Singapore's Gardens by the Bay project, RIBA President Stephen Hodder highlighted that “Cooling plants in a sub-tropical climate is
Kawerau Geothermal plant by Mighty River Power New Zealand just announced the completion of the world's largest binary geothermal power plant! Designed by Mighty River Power, the 100 MW
The Texas student team created ADAPT with the belief that a home is not just a location or state of mind but a place where the heart is. The house was designed with desert living in mind and the
The first Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge, coordinated by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute in partnership with Make It Right, was launched in November of 2012. By June of
Totem House is a modern, three bedroom home built for a couple who collects sculptures and has a keen appreciation for minimalism. The home features bright white finishes inside with simple geometric
STEP 1: Gather all your materials. You'll need just soap bits, a plastic bottle, a grater, a cutting tool, and a pan for melting. STEP 2: Cut the bottom off of the plastic bottle to create a mold
As if the situation at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant weren't bad enough, we now have news that six clean-up workers were exposed to radioactive water when a pipe was mistakenly disconnected.
California-based company Click & Grow makes urban farming easy for even the least savvy green thumbs. Their electronic smart pots monitor plants and use a proprietary growth medium that eliminates
Photo via Shutterstock Texas-based company Skyonic hopes to make carbon capture profitable by turning pollutants into a common baking ingredient. The first of Skyonic's Skymine facilities is currently
The term "wilderness" has a different connotation for each Earthly observer: for some, nothing is as wild as lions ripping meat off their kill, while for others it doesn't get wilder than a trek through
In the desert, sun can be both a blessing and a curse - especially in urban environments beset with a host of other problems such as the heat island effect and pollution. A smart home, like the SHADE
It's frightening to think, but one of every six people in the world today doesn't have enough safe water to drink. Within 30 years, thirst will spread to three-quarters of the world’s population. But
Image via Shutterstock There's no denying that fracking is bad, really bad. But what about natural gas from other sources? California's Clean Energy Fuels has just announced that they have begun the
2013 is the first time Stanford has competed in the Solar Decathlon - and they brought an impressive entry to the net-zero home competition. Based on the typical climate for the Palo Alto region, the
A new Energy Information Administration report estimates that the US will end 2013 as the world's largest producer of petroleum and natural gas, with a combined production of 25 million barrels of oil a
Rao previously used shipping containers as an office space and he even stacked four containers vertically to build an artificial climbing wall at Sarjapur. When he worked in Germany in 2006 he lived in
When Judah Schiller discovered that the new portion of the Bay Bridge bike path in San Francisco would only go halfway across, he decided to adapt his own bike to get to work - on water! With previous
The 1,300 square foot home is a simple, low-slung L-shaped construction made up of two modules—a 'dry module' that hosts all of the home's living areas and a 'wet module' containing all of Ecohabit's
Water is life - without a source of clean water for drinking and cooking, humans become very sick and often die. In wealthy countries, clean drinking water is taken for granted. In developing countries,
For a week, Luzinterruptus traveled around the Spanish town borrowing plastic containers, taking note of the names of each original owner. Once 500 were collected, the installation process began. A sea of
The designers of PopTarts Works were alarmed by the growing disappearance of Toronto's bees, so they went about trying to find a design solution that could help their fuzzy, flying local friends. What
The 131 Moyle duplex is the latest of a series of dwellings SMPLy MOD Prefab Homes has built in Yellowknife, NWT. This duplex sits adjacent to their other duplex, 133 Moyle, and remains energy efficient
Watch Ford and the AIANY’s ‘Design With a Purpose’ Webcast Featuring a Panel of Leading Architects & Auto Designers!
On October 3rd, 2013, Inhabitat kicked off NY's Archotober with a fantastic panel discussion and live webcast at New York's Center For Architecture, to talk about resilient design and the intersection of
Giant Panda [Status: Endangered] The Giant Panda is the rarest member of the bear family. Pandas live in the bamboo forests high in the mountains of western China. They subsist almost entirely on bamboo.
For centuries, the Dutch have manipulated the landscape to move water away from their dwellings. Instead of battling the elements, Netherlands-based firm Waterstudio just announced plans to construct the
The Solar Decathlon 2013 competition officially kicked off 3 October, 2013; to celebrate the ribbon cutting ceremony, groups of officials and decathletes gathered to take a much deserved break from all
Living in America, it’s easy to forget that developing countries have a harder time providing the many things we take granted such as water, electricity, and education. Now a South African-based
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