Though DesertSol was developed as a second home, or "base camp" for an adventurous couple between the ages of 35 and 75, the home is well-suited to serve as a full-time residence for those with minimal
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Sekita Design Studio just unveiled a series of beautiful flat-pack paper chairs that pop up in a snap without the use of screws or glue. The modular chairs can be assembled, reshaped, and transformed by
The Russian government announced on Wednesday that they would be charging 14 Greenpeace activists with piracy for their activism in the Arctic. Two weeks ago, a group of 30 people staged a protest aboard
Nothing rocks harder than sustainability. That is why Otis & Eleanor teamed up with designer Megan Sebold to create a lightweight bluetooth speaker set made from one of the fastest growing plants on
A new UK study shows that the fumes emitted by cars may have a devastating impact on honeybees' ability to find and recognize flowers to use as food. The scientists found that pollutants in diesel
The 440,000-square-foot building, located in Washington’s business district NOMA, comprises a four story renovated warehouse from the 1920’s and a seven story extension. The entire development will
Almost entirely surrounded by edible and native plants, the landscaping blurs the line between interior and exterior environments, doubling the amount of usable space, and creating an expansive sense of
Sci-Arc/Caltech & DALE Sci-Arc/Caltech not only have home court advantage for this year's competition being the closest to Irvine, but they also have a experience in previous competitions. Their
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon judges the twenty solar homes on design, construction, cost-effeciency, energy-efficiency and appearance. And from the looks of the fluxHome design and
Photo via Shutterstock A recent spike in the illegal wildlife trade is threatening to undo years of work by NGOs and governments around the world to save endangered rhinos. A new video series released
Photo: Adam Gregor / Shutterstock Fracking for shale gas doesn't exactly have the best track record for safety or positive environmental impact. Well, go ahead add another unfortunate environmental
The airport's design also makes reference to the River Don, which is the origin of the city. Facilities in the area such as the train station, car park, hotel and office buildings are connected through
INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Chats with J Mays, VP of Global Design and Chief Creative Officer at Ford Motor Company
Automotive designer J Mays has become well-known as the design director of Ford Motor Company. Born in rural Oklahoma, Mays started working at his family's auto parts store at an early age with
Image © Shutterstock After a prolonged debate over the Congressional budget and the effective date of the new healthcare law, Democrats and Republicans have failed to reach an agreement on
The crowning feature of this particular McDonalds is the lush green roof that provides an all-natural aesthetic, and camouflages the building amongst the naturally occurring vegetation on its outskirts.
The courtyard sitting at the end of a narrow entrance from the roadside is an important pacifying element of the house. It creates a clear transition between the busy outside world and the tranquil
Team UNC oriented UrbanEden to maximize winter solar exposure while reducing solar gain during hot summer months. The 8.7kW rooftop solar array is mounted on a flexible track that can be swung over to
"These little red bikes are a great symbol of change. You can see them in cities all across this country and now they're here in Montgomery County," said County Council member Hans Riemer (D-At Large).
Three men were arrested earlier this month in Zimbabwe for killing 81 elephants by dumping cyanide into their watering hole. Spurred on by the high prices ivory can fetch, the poachers were also
The BP Deepwater Horizon trial has been pottering on in the New Orleans Federal Court since February, and as it enters its second phase today, BP will attempt to argue down government estimates as to how
There's no shortage of environmental concerns associated with the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. From projected annual spills of 34,000 gallons of oil to the ticking carbon bomb of 360 to 510 billion tons
Westerners often look on in bewilderment at Japanese architectural design. The West is more accustomed to the idea that worth runs parallel to pageantry and plethora, to the point where it is assumed that
If you've ever visited Texas, you know that for the most part, it's a hot and dry environment. In and around El Paso, mountains create rocky soil, and hot temperatures often combine with strong winds for
In my last column for The Biomimicry Manual, I mentioned the way the sea snake keeps herself clean of barnacles and algae by shedding her skin. Keeping surfaces clean is a huge challenge and a big
Following five points of InSiteful design, the Middlebury team has sought to build a home that is economically, environmentally and socially sustainable. Clad with reclaimed barnwood from Vermont, the
If you're afraid of flying stinging insects, the Asian giant hornet might just be your worst nightmare. The bug can reach two inches long, fly at 25 miles an hour and their stings, which have been
Scientists in the International Panel on Climate Change convened in Stockholm this morning to confirm that humans are "extremely likely" to blame for "unequivocal" global warming since the 1950s. Though
After losing his lower leg in a motorcycle accident four years ago, 32-year-old Zac Vawter has undergone experimental surgery to become the recipient of the world's first thought-controlled bionic leg.
A team of Stanford engineers just created the world's first computer made from carbon nanotubes! The invention has the potential to launch a new generation of electronic devices that are faster, lighter
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