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Andrew Berman Architects Design a Gorgeous Light-Filled Writing Studio That Melds into its Surroundings

Andrew Berman Architects Design a Gorgeous Light-Filled Writing Studio That Melds into its Surroundings

A large, twelve-foot door is the only entrance to the studio, and it opens up to a wooden staircase that leads to a private library lined with the owner's books. Upstairs, the studio's "tree canopy"

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Sea Mirror: Yann Kersalé’s Dazzling LED and Heliostat Installation Opens in Sydney

Sea Mirror: Yann Kersalé’s Dazzling LED and Heliostat Installation Opens in Sydney

Sea Mirror, also called Miroir de Mer, is Yann Kersalé's newest light project for Sydney. The permanent installation is suspended next to One Central Park with the mirrors directed down towards the

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UpSki Snow Parachute Ditches the Chairlifts for an Adrenaline-Filled Trip Up the Mountain

UpSki Snow Parachute Ditches the Chairlifts for an Adrenaline-Filled Trip Up the Mountain

For some winter sports fanatics, sitting on a chairlift is wasted time that could be better spent dominating the slopes. A team of designers in Colorado have invented the UpSki to offer skiers a fun and

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Zvi Hecher’s Hivelike Ramot Polin Housing Complex is an Ambitious Failed Experiment in Israel

Zvi Hecher’s Hivelike Ramot Polin Housing Complex is an Ambitious Failed Experiment in Israel

The Israeli government commissioned the project in the aftermath of the Six Day War as an experiment in geometry and architectural construction. The housing complex was planned for a stop atop a hill,

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DIY Foodie Gift: 7 Easy Recipes for Pickled Veggies

DIY Foodie Gift: 7 Easy Recipes for Pickled Veggies

If you're fond of making food gifts for the holidays, chances are that you've already started baking or assembling tasty niblets like almond bark, cookies, fudge, and other tasty treats. Although most

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7 Festive Holiday Wreaths You Can Make From Recycled Materials!

7 Festive Holiday Wreaths You Can Make From Recycled Materials!

'Tis the season to be decking the halls! If you're looking for a way to spruce up your home or office for the holidays, but would rather not use (formerly) living trees and ivy, have we got the tutorial

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Giant Buddha Statue Made of Recycled Materials Pops Up on Brooklyn Waterfront

Giant Buddha Statue Made of Recycled Materials Pops Up on Brooklyn Waterfront

For the past week, this enormous Buddha statue has been charming Brooklynites with its headdress made of hats, elbows made of old umbrellas and blingy necklace made of computer keyboards. The recycled

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Karolinska Institute’s Green Walled Future Learning Environment is a Home Away From Home for Students

Karolinska Institute’s Green Walled Future Learning Environment is a Home Away From Home for Students

The Karolinska Institute is one of Europe's largest and most prestigious medical universities. Tengbom won a design challenge to further enhance the institute's facilities by revamping an underutilized

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Occupy Madison Builds Tiny Homes for the Homeless Using Recycled and Repurposed Materials

Occupy Madison Builds Tiny Homes for the Homeless Using Recycled and Repurposed Materials

Occupy Madison, a non-profit organization from Wisconsin, has built a tiny house for the homeless using recycled and repurposed materials. The 96 square foot home was built in only two months for about

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Adidas Unveils 100 Percent Recycled Cardboard Sneakers Designed By Chris Anderson

Adidas Unveils 100 Percent Recycled Cardboard Sneakers Designed By Chris Anderson

It wouldn't be the smartest footwear in foggy old London, but that's where British artist Chris Anderson has unveiled a new collaboration with Adidas: models of the upcoming Spring/Summer 2014 collection

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Infographic: How Vehicles are Recycled When They Go to the Scrapyard

Infographic: How Vehicles are Recycled When They Go to the Scrapyard

Millions of people across the states drive a car to work every day - but did you ever stop to consider what happens to vehicles at the end of their lifecycles? Most wind up in salvage yards, where an

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Iris Industries Launches a Cool New Textile and Building Material Made from Recycled Denim

Iris Industries Launches a Cool New Textile and Building Material Made from Recycled Denim

Iris Industries has just launched it's new sustainable composite: Denimite. This material utilizes recycled denim and resin to create a solid, lightweight, durable material that can be used for

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Self-Assembled Sandwichbike Starts Shipping Next Month

Self-Assembled Sandwichbike Starts Shipping Next Month

The much anticipated Sandwichbike, which can be assembled like a piece of IKEA furniture, will start shipping this December. Designed by Bastens Leijh’s Dutch studio Bleijh Industrial, the bike will be

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Saietta R: World’s First Electric Sports Bike to be Unveiled in Colorado

Saietta R: World’s First Electric Sports Bike to be Unveiled in Colorado

The world's first all-electric sports bike is set to be unveiled this December at the Clean and Cool Missions in Colorado, U.S. The London-based cleantech company Agility Global will showcase its flagship

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The “Wagon of Knowledge” is a Mobile Cultural Center for Remote Communities in Ecuador

The “Wagon of Knowledge” is a Mobile Cultural Center for Remote Communities in Ecuador

The Wagon of Knowledge is not defined by any one purpose, and was even designed with interchangeable components that allow it to morph from conference space to performance venue right before your eyes.

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Light-Filled Three Cusps Chalet is a Beautifully Renovated 19th Century Portuguese Palace

Light-Filled Three Cusps Chalet is a Beautifully Renovated 19th Century Portuguese Palace

Working with limited space, Tiago do Vale decided to give the three-story home a vertical loft-style renovation that separates individual areas by level. The bottom level is currently the home's office or

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Rzlbd’s Light-Filled Tetris House Wins at Architecture by Eliminating Wasted Space

Rzlbd’s Light-Filled Tetris House Wins at Architecture by Eliminating Wasted Space

The Tetris House is located on a narrow 40’ by 110’ lot with tight zoning that minimized the allowable building footprint. Compounding challenges from the compact footprint, the client asked for the

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Sou Fujimoto’s Modular Outlook Tower is Cooled by Indoor Waterfalls

Sou Fujimoto’s Modular Outlook Tower is Cooled by Indoor Waterfalls

Sou Fujimoto's Outlook Tower is designed for a site at the end of a large avenue in Doha, Qatar. "From afar, the volumes are perceived as a gateway connecting the Corniche Sea with the mainland while

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Super Fast-Charging EVA Electric Taxi Unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show

Super Fast-Charging EVA Electric Taxi Unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show

Those attending the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show this week just got the first look at a vehicle that could change the taxi industry in tropical countries. TUM CREATE, a joint research program by Technische

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Norway, US, and UK Pledge $280 Million to Fight Deforestation

Norway, US, and UK Pledge $280 Million to Fight Deforestation

Deforestation image via Shutterstock At the UN climate talks in Warsaw on Wednesday, the US, UK, and Norway announced a joint plan to dedicate $280 million to a new initiative aimed at cutting

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Philips’ New LED Carpeting Ensures You’ll Never Get Lost in the Airport Again

Philips’ New LED Carpeting Ensures You’ll Never Get Lost in the Airport Again

Philips has achieved a new milestone in its quest to integrate energy-efficient LEDs into all surfaces. We've seen the company install LEDs on ceilings, walls and now they are putting them in floors.

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Fireclay Tile Turns Old CRT TVs & Monitors into Stunning Recycled Glass Tiles

Fireclay Tile Turns Old CRT TVs & Monitors into Stunning Recycled Glass Tiles

Not too long ago your TV and computer monitor used CRT technology to project moving images. This glass is extremely thick and shatter-resistant, which makes it durable - but it also makes it hard to

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Julie Peppito Creates Colorful “Connected” Art from Recycled Materials

Julie Peppito Creates Colorful “Connected” Art from Recycled Materials

Julie Peppito's "Connected" art exhibit consists of sculptures and drawings comprised of intricately drawn on, stitched, and smashed together debris. Her eclectic pieces make metaphorical connections

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U.S. Banker Saves a Dozen Ducklings Jumping from a Ledge!

U.S. Banker Saves a Dozen Ducklings Jumping from a Ledge!

Who said bankers are heartless and only care about money? Washington State banker Joel Armstrong helped a family of tiny ducklings reach the local river in a wonderful act of kindness. As the baby ducks

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New Images of Apple’s Solar-Powered Spaceship Headquarters Unveiled

New Images of Apple’s Solar-Powered Spaceship Headquarters Unveiled

The “spaceship” will cover 2.8 million square feet and host up to 14,000 employees. Roughly 260,000 square meters of office space, corporate fitness facilities, auditoriums and cafeterias that will

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‘Retrash’ Coffee Table Book Offers Up Inspired Upcycled, Recycled, and Repurposed Designs

‘Retrash’ Coffee Table Book Offers Up Inspired Upcycled, Recycled, and Repurposed Designs

Here at Inhabitat, we love designers and crafters that find innovative ways to turn trash into new, modern treasures. Now there's a book called Retrash that features an array of artists from around the

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SAA Architects Unveil Lush Garden-Filled Terminal 4 for Singapore’s Changi Airport

SAA Architects Unveil Lush Garden-Filled Terminal 4 for Singapore’s Changi Airport

In keeping with Singapore's "garden city" moniker, Terminal 4 will welcome visitors with large vertical green walls and lush gardens. Inside the impressive two-story glazed facade, colorful skylight

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How Ancient Workers Hauled 100 Ton Stones 43 Miles to Build China’s Forbidden City

How Ancient Workers Hauled 100 Ton Stones 43 Miles to Build China’s Forbidden City

Photo of the Forbidden City via Shutterstock A new study by a team of engineers from two Beijing universities and Princeton University reveals how ancient Chinese workers hauled 100 ton plus stones

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‘Beads’ Art Installation Made From Recycled Plastic Bags Pops Up in Israel

‘Beads’ Art Installation Made From Recycled Plastic Bags Pops Up in Israel

'Beads' is a community art installation made of used plastic bags that is located in a shopping center in Zichron Ya'akov, Israel. For a period of 2 months Noa Mer and Tali Buchler held an open activity

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Rainer Mutsch Uses Recycled Fiber to Create His Incredible Sculptural Pendant Lamps

Rainer Mutsch Uses Recycled Fiber to Create His Incredible Sculptural Pendant Lamps

These gorgeous, handmade 'soft light' pendants by Austrian designer Rainer Mutsch are sculpted from eco-friendly materials. Mutsch created a series of pendants for Molto Luce from recycled fiber cement,

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