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Packaging the Future: REI “Unpackages” Five of Their Popular Products

Packaging the Future: REI “Unpackages” Five of Their Popular Products

"Before" example of a kids Novara bike: Smarter, lightweight packaging means most of the waste above is eliminated. According to Eric Abraham, REI's packaging engineering manager, the future is all

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Spectacular Tusen Restaurant in Sweden Rises From the Ground Like a Snow-Covered Mountain

Spectacular Tusen Restaurant in Sweden Rises From the Ground Like a Snow-Covered Mountain

Built in 2008, the restaurant was named Tusen, which means "thousand" in Swedish. The architects' aim was to design a modern Swedish building using locally sourced materials that could fit

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Ice Cube Raps About the Eames and Going Green 1949-Style

Ice Cube Raps About the Eames and Going Green 1949-Style

While rapper Ice Cube is certainly known for his lyrical stylings, what you may not know is that he studied architectural drafting before he got big. He also has a deep appreciation for design - and he

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The Liina Transitional Modular Shelter Needs No Tools for Assembly

The Liina Transitional Modular Shelter Needs No Tools for Assembly

The building blocks for the Liina Shelter are prefabricated, wooden sandwich panels built from plywood and LVL (laminated veneer lumber) panels with wood-fiber insulation. The panels are lightweight and

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Will Habitat 67 Be the Next LEGO Architecture Model? Cast Your Vote Now!

Will Habitat 67 Be the Next LEGO Architecture Model? Cast Your Vote Now!

LEGO bricks are still as much fun as they were when we're kids, and we're especially fond of the LEGO Architecture series, which pays homage to some of the great buildings of the world. Right now LEGO is

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Sliding Hubs Prefab Modular Housing Has 64 Different Combinations

Sliding Hubs Prefab Modular Housing Has 64 Different Combinations

Easily transported and installed in almost any environment, the Sliding Hubs system was designed for flexibility in housing. Each square box is completely prefabricated and includes structural stability,

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Minho University’s Engineering Research Institute to Feature a Solar Nanotube-Inspired Facade

Minho University’s Engineering Research Institute to Feature a Solar Nanotube-Inspired Facade

The Engineering Research Institute is a new facility planned for Portugal's Minho University which has been designed to break the monotony of the surrounding grey buildings. Covered in a skin inspired by

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Zooom Productions’ Picturesque Salzburg Eco Office Blends into its Environs

Zooom Productions’ Picturesque Salzburg Eco Office Blends into its Environs

Sphere2 is situated adjacent to the facility's existing buildings, which were built using pre-fabricated KLH panels. The new building makes use of concrete and masonry construction clad with raw steel

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Fantastic Woodland Eco-Workspaces Now Available for Rent in England

Fantastic Woodland Eco-Workspaces Now Available for Rent in England

Arranged around a common courtyard, the grouping of eight new wooden buildings are aimed at promoting good practice in woodland management. The four pairs of two-and-a-half story units have been designed

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Rice University’s New LEED Gold Dorms Feature Prefab Bathroom Pods

Rice University’s New LEED Gold Dorms Feature Prefab Bathroom Pods

The new dormitories expanded the undergraduate accommodations by 30% back in 2009. The dorms are built around a shared commons and linked by a shaded arcade. Each building has its own dining facility -

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The Newly Completed Gateway Building Is the UK’s Largest Strawbale Building

The Newly Completed Gateway Building Is the UK’s Largest Strawbale Building

Make Architects was not only responsible for the design of the new science facility, but also the larger masterplan for the Sutton Bonington campus. The facade of the building is made up of repetitive

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Solar-Powered Greenhouse in Finland Doubles as a Spare Summer Room

Solar-Powered Greenhouse in Finland Doubles as a Spare Summer Room

The pitched Garden Shed made from sustainably-sourced Finnish pine features a handy tool shed area that is accessible via double doors, which allow users to see all of the tools at once quick glance. A

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Robert Oshatz’s Floating Fennell House is a Passive Riverside Dream Home

Robert Oshatz’s Floating Fennell House is a Passive Riverside Dream Home

The entire structure is made from Glulam wood beams that Oshatz stacked and connected to make his signature swirling and curved design. Glulam is made from a number of small pieces of timber glued

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The Rubber House is a Prefab Home Made from Secondhand Materials in The Netherlands

The Rubber House is a Prefab Home Made from Secondhand Materials in The Netherlands

Located just outside of Amsterdam, De Eenvoud is a follow-up settlement to the experimental housing settlements “De Fantasie” and “De Realiteit” developed in the 1980s. This time around though,

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‘On The Corner’ Apartment Building Occupies a Disused Triangular Plot of Land

‘On The Corner’ Apartment Building Occupies a Disused Triangular Plot of Land

The neighborhood of Shiga prefecture is a mixed residential and industrial area, which also has a thriving nightlife scene. The odd shaped lot was left abandoned for years without a buyer, or city

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UFO Hotel Room: The Newest Suite at the Treehotel is Shaped Like a Flying Saucer!

UFO Hotel Room: The Newest Suite at the Treehotel is Shaped Like a Flying Saucer!

The UFO was prefabricated offsite and then transported via roads to its final destination at the Treehotel in Harads near the Lule River. Cast in durable composite material, the UFO is super lightweight,

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Gorgeous Lamps by Nir Meiri are Made from Grains of Desert Sand

Gorgeous Lamps by Nir Meiri are Made from Grains of Desert Sand

Like a hardened sand castle, the sand shades are smooth to the mould they were cast in. Meiri simply uses glue to to create the tactile shades, covering the mould with glue and then sand. After the glue

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GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: The History of The Kit Home

GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: The History of The Kit Home

Prefabricated housing has seen a surge in popularity over the last few years as an affordable, eco-friendly and modern alternative to custom stick-built housing or suburban tract homes. Although prefab

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Modolo 10×10 Prefab House Brings Affordable Living to Northern Mexico’s Poor

Modolo 10×10 Prefab House Brings Affordable Living to Northern Mexico’s Poor

The Modolo prefab is clad in large recycled fiberglass panels, which lived former lives as construction scaffolding and framework on other building projects. More panels can easily be added or taken away

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Superkul’s Shift Cottage is a Passive Lakeside Oasis That Connects With Nature

Superkul’s Shift Cottage is a Passive Lakeside Oasis That Connects With Nature

The 2,000 square foot home sits upon a plateau overlooking Lake Huron in Canada. A glass walkway connects the two house units that are made entirely of wood and stone, elements that echo the surrounding

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London’s First Certified Passivehaus Saves 90% Off its Energy Bill

London’s First Certified Passivehaus Saves 90% Off its Energy Bill

London’s first Passivehaus has a heavily insulated shell made from prefabricated European larch timber. The term Passivehaus refers to an advanced low-energy construction standard that ensures homes are

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Affordable Re_Home is Prepped for Natural Disaster Recovery

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Affordable Re_Home is Prepped for Natural Disaster Recovery

This year, a strong focus was placed on affordability and Team Illinois worked hard to minimize costs where possible through the use of materials. They estimate the final cost of the Re_home, which

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Bliss House: 6 Men Build 2 Prefab Houses in Just 6 Days in North London!

Bliss House: 6 Men Build 2 Prefab Houses in Just 6 Days in North London!

The two residences are each three stories tall and about 4,000 sq ft with 4 bedrooms and a backyard studio. A concrete foundation is topped with two levels of prefabricated materials that were assembled

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Iceland to Build World’s First Zero-Carbon Data Center

Iceland to Build World’s First Zero-Carbon Data Center

Iceland's ailing economy isn't going to keep it from making environmental strides - the city of Keflavik will soon be receiving 37 prefabricated components in order to complete the world's first

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2011 Solar Decathlon Sun-Powered House Competition Kicks Off in Washington DC – Exclusive Photos

2011 Solar Decathlon Sun-Powered House Competition Kicks Off in Washington DC – Exclusive Photos

We have affectionately nicknamed SCI-Arc's house the "puffy house," as it creatively wears its insulation on its exterior. The home is actually called CHIP, which stands for compact hyper-insulated

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Stockbox Grocers to Convert Shipping Containers into Local Grocery Stores in Food Deserts

Stockbox Grocers to Convert Shipping Containers into Local Grocery Stores in Food Deserts

Stockbox's grand vision is to have stores located in urban deserts so that residents have somewhere within walking or biking distance to buy fresh food. There's no need to build a giant grocery store - a

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Amazing Prefab “Green Box” Has a Double Vertical Garden Shooting Up Through Its Center

Amazing Prefab “Green Box” Has a Double Vertical Garden Shooting Up Through Its Center

The roof and vertical gardens are populated with autochthonaus plants, which basically means they require virtually no water, and since this one was installed in Spain, it features native species that

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Embry-Riddle Students Make History With “Eco Eagle” Hybrid Propulsion Aircraft

Embry-Riddle Students Make History With “Eco Eagle” Hybrid Propulsion Aircraft

Students at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University recently demonstrated an aviation first by cruising the sky in a hybrid propulsion aircraft. A team of nearly 200 students spent the last year and a half

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The New Norris House Brings a 21st Century Sustainable Model for Living to Tennessee

The New Norris House Brings a 21st Century Sustainable Model for Living to Tennessee

At the time, Norris was considered innovative and a model for modern and efficient living. The town was encircled by a greenbelt for use by the residents and the homes all had electricity -- something

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The World’s First Truly Mobile Apartment Building is Completed in Finland

The World’s First Truly Mobile Apartment Building is Completed in Finland

The team that designed and built the building used FIXCEL ® steel-frame sensors to construct the movable dream. FIXCEL is a triple seamed, steel material that was developed especially for use in modular

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