Nituniyo builds cardboard elephant from over 6,000 recycled paper tubes

Nituniyo builds cardboard elephant from over 6,000 recycled paper…

Nituniyo stacked thousands of recycled paper tubes in a cell pattern to form the easily recognizable shape of an elephant. Unlike the majority of Fallas Festival installations, which…

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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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Peru's Chontay house was made using locally-sourced wood and clay to help it blend in with the surrounding mountains

Peru's Chontay house was made using locally-sourced wood and clay to…

This rustic house on a mountain slope near Peru's capital accentuates the stunning beauty of the Andes mountain range and proves that the most beautiful living spaces are achieved by…

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Scotland to ban genetically modified crops

Scotland to ban genetically modified crops

The Scottish government is planning to ban the growing of GM crops in Scotland, using a new EU rule that allows countries to opt-out of GM. The move will widen the political gap between…

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Japan just restarted its first nuclear reactor since the post-Fukushima shutdown

Japan just restarted its first nuclear reactor since the…

The catastrophe wrecked by the Fukushina Daiichi nuclear power plant in the wake of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, forcing 160,000 people from their homes, left many in Japan highly…

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Zinc-clad Midden Studio hides a cozy interior with a see-through floor

Zinc-clad Midden Studio hides a cozy interior with a see-through floor

Described as the “lovechild of native granite and the local buildings,” the Midden Studio is a surreal atavistic building that derives its name from the Victorian midden wall on…

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8 buses converted into gorgeous mobile homes perfect for adventure

8 buses converted into gorgeous mobile homes perfect for adventure

Renovated wood-lined school bus by architecture grad Hank Butitta Most architecture students submit a written thesis for their final project, but not University of Minnesota grad…

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Arckit's architectural building blocks make LEGOs look like child's play

Arckit's architectural building blocks make LEGOs look like child's…

Like LEGO, Arckit offers interchangeable components that can be combined in an almost infinite number of ways. According to the Arckit blog, "the freeform system makes it possible to…

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Shell tells U.S. it's ready to begin drilling 8,000 feet below Arctic seabed

Shell tells U.S. it's ready to begin drilling 8,000 feet below Arctic…

Last month, Royal Dutch Shell, were given approval to drill at two sites in the Arctic's Chukchi Sea, but were informed by the Federal government that they lacked the appropriate…

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Redesign Burning Man’s town plan in the Black Rock City competition

Redesign Burning Man’s town plan in the Black Rock City competition

The weeklong Burning Man arts festival changes themes every year, but the layout of its pop-up town—Black Rock City, Nevada—does not. Black Rock City Ministry of Urban Planning has…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Which indoor plant is right for you?

INFOGRAPHIC: Which indoor plant is right for you?

Houseplants are awesome - they spruce up your pad, purify the air and can even boost healing. But not every plant is right for every person. Besides light needs, some plants require a…

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Amada Levete's MPavilion is an LED-lit forest canopy that sways in the breeze

Amada Levete's MPavilion is an LED-lit forest canopy that sways in the…

British architect Amanda Levete designed a blooming LED-lit temporary pavilion for Australia's annual MPavilion in Melbourne which will immerse visitors into a unique soundscape. The…

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This mini-mountain of waste will teach visitors about the benefits of composting

This mini-mountain of waste will teach visitors about the benefits of…

The proposal was created by Daniel Gillen, Colby Suter, Philipp Ohnesorge, and Gustav Fagerstrom using digital design processes. The team analyzed the topography of the Circle Acres…

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5-foot-long python hitches ride on Baltimore’s floating Water Wheel

5-foot-long python hitches ride on Baltimore’s floating Water Wheel

Baltimore’s Water Wheel picked up an unexpected and alarming visitor last week: a five-foot-long ball python found cozied up on the machine’s solar power inverter. The managers of…

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The Big Green Bus is a retired city bus renovated into a mini traveling hotel

The Big Green Bus is a retired city bus renovated into a mini…

Collier-Woods bought the 31-year-old public transport bus on eBay for £4,500 (approx $7,400). "I had a look on eBay and found that double deckers were not as expensive as I would have…

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Three little piggies make adorable debut at the Prospect Park Zoo

Three little piggies make adorable debut at the Prospect Park Zoo

Prospect Park Zoo welcomed three adorable new residents last week. A trio of Juliana pigs debuted in the barn area of the zoo, making it the first time the Brooklyn zoo has had pigs on…

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Is Tesla planning to compete with Uber using their own self-driving cars?

Is Tesla planning to compete with Uber using their own self-driving…

A Tesla earnings call this week has started rumours that Elon Musk is planning a foray into the world of ride-sharing using the company's new self-driving cars. A few weeks ago, Uber…

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These cork Topo Coasters are carved with the geography of real places

These cork Topo Coasters are carved with the geography of real places

From passionate party-throwers to interior decor enthusiasts, everyone knows that details matter a great deal. One way to impress guests is by putting a spin on the traditional drink…

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Bangladesh police kill six tiger poachers

Bangladesh police kill six tiger poachers

Six alleged poachers were killed in the Sundarbans National Park in Bangladesh on Sunday after a raid by local police. Three adult Bengal tiger skins were found at the poachers’ camp,…

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Gigantic 40-foot-tall spiderwebs engulf streets in Dallas

Gigantic 40-foot-tall spiderwebs engulf streets in Dallas

If you suffer from a touch of the arachnophobia, avoid Dallas, Texas at all costs. The neighborhood of Lakeside Park has become home to a canopy of spiderwebs that cover the trees,…

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The facade of this Chinese art museum was inspired by the undulating curves of the Yellow River

The facade of this Chinese art museum was inspired by the undulating…

This art museum near Yinchuan, China mimics the flow and layers of sediment in the Yellow River. Located between the wetlands and the desert on the eastern outskirts of the city, the…

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400 Alaskan villagers are set to be the U.S.'s first climate change refugees

400 Alaskan villagers are set to be the U.S.'s first climate change…

Kivalina is a tiny, remote Alaskan village that sits on a barrier island some 83 miles above the Arctic circle, and the most recent estimates show that the village—home to 400…

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Pizzly bears are appearing in the rapidly warming Arctic

Pizzly bears are appearing in the rapidly warming Arctic

Climate change, hybrids, and bears, oh my! In an unusual twist of the climate change saga, polar bears and grizzly bears are increasingly interbreeding and scientists are taking note.…

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Lucy is a robotic sunlight reflector that brings light into every dark corner of your house

Lucy is a robotic sunlight reflector that brings light into every dark…

Every home has a corner that is so far from the sunlight, it practically feels like perpetual night. But this brilliant little device - dubbed Lucy - is about to bring the sun into…

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Modular POD tents connect to create multi-room camping getaways for family and friends

Modular POD tents connect to create multi-room camping getaways for…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4t_fWoO8WuY POD Tents are rather spacious, with the Maxi design sleeping a maximum of eight people and the Mini up to four. Not only can connectors…

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Solar-powered Elevate Structure is wrapped in a living, breathing wall of green

Solar-powered Elevate Structure is wrapped in a living, breathing wall…

Family-run Elevate Structure Inc. is bringing gorgeous new contender to the rapidly growing collection of eco-friendly homes and constructions that seem to be catching everyone’s eye.…

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Frank Gehry to revitalize the LA River as

Frank Gehry to revitalize the LA River as "a water reclamation…

Frank Gehry is one of our favorite architects here at Inhabitat. We’ve been eagerly awaiting his designs for the next two buildings at Facebook’s California HQ and now we have…

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The WalkCar is a zippy electric vehicle that fits in a backpack

The WalkCar is a zippy electric vehicle that fits in a backpack

Anyone that has ever tried to park a car in a crowded city like San Francisco or New York City knows how much of a headache it can be with the packed streets and overpriced parking…

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Eduardo Catalano's iconic 65-foot metal flower blooms again in Buenos Aires

Eduardo Catalano's iconic 65-foot metal flower blooms again in Buenos…

Catalano's Floralis Generica stands at Plaza de las Naciones Unidas (United Nations Park), at one of Buenos Aires most affluent neibourghs, Recoleta. The 65 foot high flower…

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15-year-old invents zero-energy 'Vaxxwagon' to deliver live-saving vaccines quickly and efficiently

15-year-old invents zero-energy 'Vaxxwagon' to deliver live-saving…

A remarkable amount of effort goes into transporting vaccines to people who desperately need them, in areas of the world where fancy hospitals, cars, and refrigeration are not common.…

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Industrial modern Sawmill House is built from recycled concrete blocks

Industrial modern Sawmill House is built from recycled concrete blocks

Built on the site of a former gold mine-turned-sawmill, the Sawmill House references the site’s history with an earth-toned materials palette and rough sawn macrocarpa screens. The…

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The ESA launched kombucha into space to see whether it can survive

The ESA launched kombucha into space to see whether it can survive

The preferred fermented beverage of every modern flower child is currently bolted onto the outside of the International Space Station, exposed to the harsh elements beyond our…

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Design a Krakow Oxygen Home for a chance at a $10,000 prize fund

Design a Krakow Oxygen Home for a chance at a $10,000 prize fund

As one of the oldest cities in Europe, Krakow draws in millions of tourists every year; however, it's also home to some of the highest levels of air pollution in Europe. Studies have…

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Students use rippling carbon fiber to create an innovative architectural facade

Students use rippling carbon fiber to create an innovative…

In the past year, we’ve witnessed a large growth of composite applications in architecture. Last year we covered the IIT College of Architecture's FIBERwave Pavilion. This year,…

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Astronauts are munching on lettuce grown in space for the first time ever

Astronauts are munching on lettuce grown in space for the first time…

In what feels like a moment right out of Star Trek, members of the Expedition 44 crew on the International Space Station will eat the very first crops grown in space -- lettuce. Monday,…

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How to make edible LEGO jello shot minifigs for your next summer soiree

How to make edible LEGO jello shot minifigs for your next summer…

vegetarian lego, agar agar, agar agar shots, vegan jello, vegan jello shots, vegetarian jello, jello lego, vegan lego pieces, edible lego pieces, edible legos, alcoholic jello, jello…

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Citi Bike rolls out two new stations on Governors Island

Citi Bike rolls out two new stations on Governors Island

Citi Bike activated two new docking stations on Governors Island this week for its bike share program, which has racked up 2 million trips since its inception in 2013. This marks a huge…

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NASA's new web apps allow Earth-bound explorers to take a trip to Mars

NASA's new web apps allow Earth-bound explorers to take a trip to Mars

On the third anniversary of the Mars landing of NASA's Curiosity rover, NASA has released two new online applications that will allow Earth-bound explorers to take a trip to the…

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Gorgeous solar-powered and pedestrian-friendly housing development is coming to Turkey

Gorgeous solar-powered and pedestrian-friendly housing development is…

The Ahk Kundu development is strategically located 20 kilometers west from the city center at the edge of Antalya’s tourism zone, and within a stone’s throw from the Mediterranean…

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