INFOGRAPHIC: How we can help reduce the impact of natural disaster

INFOGRAPHIC: How we can help reduce the impact of natural disaster

  Studies show that the number of people displaced by natural disasters has nearly doubled since the 1970s and scientists believe that, ultimately, urbanization is to blame for…

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This abandoned 300-year-old home was turned into a cafe wrapped in a bamboo frame

This abandoned 300-year-old home was turned into a cafe wrapped in a…

The cafe's house was part of a dozen of abandoned homes, where families flew the small town of Kasang-ri Kyung-book to go to the city. The cafe arises after the architects removed and…

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Evan Z. Crane brings his playful brand of modern heirloom furniture to BKLYN Designs

Evan Z. Crane brings his playful brand of modern heirloom furniture to…

Evan Z. Crane is a Brooklyn-born and raised designer and craftsman of modern heirloom furniture. He combines traditional woodworking techniques with modern technology, such as…

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Reclaimed Home offers a collection of vintage, salvaged housewares at BKLYN Designs

Reclaimed Home offers a collection of vintage, salvaged housewares at…

Thrifty New Yorkers know that scoring a great deal on home decor means a visit to Reclaimed Home. The Crown Heights-based restoration and rehabilitation store is a treasure trove of…

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WINTERCHECK FACTORY designs utilitarian products with powerful geometric forms

WINTERCHECK FACTORY designs utilitarian products with powerful…

WINTERCHECK FACTORY demonstrates the infinite beauty of simplicity with their diverse range of furniture and lighting. Using durable materials that have been conscientiously sourced by…

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Recycled Brooklyn showcases gorgeous salvaged wood furniture

Recycled Brooklyn showcases gorgeous salvaged wood furniture

Recycled Brooklyn is a full-scale fabrication and design shop that builds custom furnishings from salvaged wood and recycled materials. Founded by brothers Matt and Steve Loftice, the…

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This bamboo bicycle kit comes to you in the mail

This bamboo bicycle kit comes to you in the mail

If regular bikes aren't quite sustainable enough for you, this bamboo bike kit could be the answer. The Bamboo Bike Club, which started as a bike-building workshop in London, now…

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Pernt handmade furniture reclaims fallen trees in the name of art

Pernt handmade furniture reclaims fallen trees in the name of art

Christopher Beidel, the artist behind Pernt handmade furniture, creates tailored pieces with the precision of an architect—partly because he was trained as one. Dedicated to smart,…

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Morrissey to Live Earth: go vegan because 'meat consumption is killing the planet'

Morrissey to Live Earth: go vegan because 'meat consumption is killing…

What do you do when you’re unhappy with decisions a politician is making? You write a letter, of course. Morrissey penned a sharp-tongued missive to former vice president Al Gore and…

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Does BKLYN Designs 2014!

VIDEO: Inhabitat Does BKLYN Designs 2014!

If you weren't able to make it to BKLYN Designs this year, see what you missed in our new video of the Inhabitat editors shouting out their favorite green designs from the show. From…

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Fully automated parking garage helps reduce vehicle emissions in Turkey

Fully automated parking garage helps reduce vehicle emissions in…

The garage is located in the busiest district of the city where three main boulevards create congestions and produce high levels of air pollution. It has been built completely of steel…

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Colorful Spinning Tops transform traditional toys into large-scale interactive art in Atlanta

Colorful Spinning Tops transform traditional toys into large-scale…

The architects took inspiration from the form and movement of traditional spinning top toys, which they translated into the over 30 large-scale “tops” that make up the “Los…

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TroutHouse: A fun and functional LEED Gold building with outdoor space on every level

TroutHouse: A fun and functional LEED Gold building with outdoor space…

The three partners at thread collective always imagined designing a home for themselves, a chance to inhabit their vision of a sustainable, elegant architecture integrated with the…

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Pikaplant's self-watering systems are made for the gardener on the go

Pikaplant's self-watering systems are made for the gardener on the go

Have you ever aspired to care for your own plants yet fear that your busy modern life will lead to the neglect and death of your botanical wards? You need not worry anymore, for 21st…

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This amazing log cabin in Norway is worthy of a modern day Viking

This amazing log cabin in Norway is worthy of a modern day Viking

The owner wanted to preserve parts of the three existing cabins and incorporate them into a much bigger space made up of two old volumes and a new addition. In order to create a…

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Mecanoo and Sasaki’s landmark Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Center is a catalyst for growth in Boston

Mecanoo and Sasaki’s landmark Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Center is a…

Designed to house 500 employees of the Boston Public Schools, the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Center stitches together three 19th-century buildings—the 1895 Ferdinand Building, the…

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Perforated brick screens create private space admist busy Bangkok streets

Perforated brick screens create private space admist busy Bangkok…

Screens of perforated brick shield the residents of Bangkok’s Ngamwongman House, designed by Jun Sekino, from prying eyes of neighbors and passersby. Amidst the densely populated city…

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Sees Green at BKLYN Designs

VIDEO: Inhabitat Sees Green at BKLYN Designs

If you read Inhabitat, you know that we're huge fans of BKLYN Designs, the annual furniture exhibition that takes place in DUMBO, Brooklyn. This year, we were saddened that the show did…

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Architect Todd Saunders' family home cantilevers with a swing set hanging underneath

Architect Todd Saunders' family home cantilevers with a swing set…

Building a home for himself meant that Saunders could tailor the designs to fit the desires and requests of his two children and his wife. The family sought to make the most use of…

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Raunjiba's innovative furniture pieces are as provocative as they are sculptural

Raunjiba's innovative furniture pieces are as provocative as they are…

Raunjiba means "lounge" in Japanese, but you don't have to speak a different language to appreciate the beauty of Scott Benjamin Tucker's sculptural pieces. Tucker founded the…

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Forested Austrian Milan Expo Pavilion produces oxygen for 1,800 people an hour

Forested Austrian Milan Expo Pavilion produces oxygen for 1,800 people…

Klaus K. Loenhart’s Austrian forest impressively provides oxygen for 1,800 people per hour—an amount close to 62.5 kg of fresh oxygen per hour. The lush vegetation uses…

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Re Rag Rugs use textile industry discards to create stylishly sustainable floor coverings

Re Rag Rugs use textile industry discards to create stylishly…

Re Rag Rug started as an experimental design project that explores the social and ecological sustainability of the rug. Using material that is waste and excess from the textile industry…

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Foster & Partners wins bid to design an incubator of creative talent for the Dubai Design District

Foster & Partners wins bid to design an incubator of creative…

Foster & Partners today released design renders for the second phase of the Dubai Design District (d3), their latest in a series of competitive wins in the United Arab Emirates.…

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Bill Clinton visits Solar Sister site in Tanzania, where women are empowered by clean energy

Bill Clinton visits Solar Sister site in Tanzania, where women are…

President Bill Clinton took some time to tour a Solar Sister program site in Karatu, Tanzania. Solar Sister is part of Sustainable Energy Solutions powered by Women's Enterprise - a…

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Like Chernobyl all over again: Forest fires release plutonium particles into the air

Like Chernobyl all over again: Forest fires release plutonium…

Forest fire danger is taking on a new dimension in the Ukraine, where a raging wildfire near the abandoned Chernobyl nuclear disaster site is sending radioactive plutonium particles…

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Kengo Kuma's new community center hides a hilly indoor landscape under its zigzag-roof

Kengo Kuma's new community center hides a hilly indoor landscape under…

Kuma's eye-catching community centre is located in a city called Towada, in Japan's Aomori Prefecture.  Topped by spiky, steel, zigzag roof, its clad in vertical strips of Japanese…

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Undulating German pavilion brings a

Undulating German pavilion brings a "field of ideas" to Milan Expo…

The German pavilion, whose form evokes the configuration of the country’s field and meadow landscapes, invites visitors to become active participants in its exhibitions. Design studio…

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HOW TO: Grow an Avocado Tree from an Avocado Pit

HOW TO: Grow an Avocado Tree from an Avocado Pit

Avocados are one of the wonderful fruits of summer. High in nutrition and flavor, nothing signals the start of summer like a zesty lime guacamole dip with tortilla chips. The next time…

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Chevy lowers the 2016 Volt's price to $33,995, almost $1,200 less than the current model

Chevy lowers the 2016 Volt's price to $33,995, almost $1,200 less than…

When Chevy unveiled the all-new 2016 Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid earlier this year at the Detroit Auto Show, Chevy revealed everything from the Volt's revamped exterior to its longer EV…

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Daniel Libeskind's Vanke Pavilion cleans the air with pollution-scrubbing tiles

Daniel Libeskind's Vanke Pavilion cleans the air with…

This is the first time in the world expo's history that a private company has its own pavilion and it tells quite a story. Designed by Daniel Libeskind and clad in three dimensional red…

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City Library Bruges' new rusty facade gets more beautiful over time

City Library Bruges' new rusty facade gets more beautiful over time

The clients' brief was to make the library more visible from the street and that it will stand out with its very own identity among other services in the same building. But the…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Top 10 mobile apps for the building and construction industry

INFOGRAPHIC: Top 10 mobile apps for the building and construction…

Whether you work in the building industry or are a backyard hobbyist, chances are that you’d rather spend more time building and less time on calculations and estimates. Luckily, many…

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Solar Impulse is gearing up for five-day solar-powered flight across the Pacific Ocean

Solar Impulse is gearing up for five-day solar-powered flight across…

Solar Impulse, the experimental solar-powered aircraft with just enough room for a pilot, is still on its way around the world, despite a number of delays due to poor weather…

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Modular organic farming commune is topped with a green roof in Argentina

Modular organic farming commune is topped with a green roof in…

IR arquitectura designed Yerbas del Paraiso with triangular modules in order to lessen the building’s impact on the landscape. The modular architecture gave the architects the freedom…

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Elegant Zero-Energy Furniture can store heat and regulate indoor temperatures

Elegant Zero-Energy Furniture can store heat and regulate indoor…

Heating and cooling are no longer exclusively an architectural issue, but one that can be tackled with smart furniture design. This elegant-looking Climatic Table can regulate indoor…

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Win $5,000 in the 2015 NXT City Prize public space competition

Win $5,000 in the 2015 NXT City Prize public space competition

Have a brilliant idea to improve Toronto’s urban fabric? Submit your ideas to studio Distl and Oxford Properties’ 2015 NXT City Prize and you could win $5,000 to implement your…

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Monaco brings repurposed freight containers and vertical gardens to Expo Milan 2015

Monaco brings repurposed freight containers and vertical gardens to…

The Expo Milan 2015 is in full effect and the rest of the world is taking peeks at the breathtaking pavilions and their promising messages for the future. The Principality of Monaco has…

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Pickett Furniture showcases playful heirloom furniture at BKLYN Designs

Pickett Furniture showcases playful heirloom furniture at BKLYN…

Inhabitat favorite Jeremy Pickett of Pickett Furniture returned to BKLYN Designs 2015 showcasing stunning new furniture. His Red Hook, Brooklyn-based design studio is known for…

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Ikea imagines a refrigerator-free kitchen for 2025

Ikea imagines a refrigerator-free kitchen for 2025

From bio-refrigerators that cool food with gel to zero-energy clay alternatives, we see a lot of designs that look to make one of the home's most energy-hungry appliances more…

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