Andrés Jaque's mesmerizing water-purifying pavilion wins MoMA PS1's 2015 YAP Competition

Andrés Jaque's mesmerizing water-purifying pavilion wins MoMA PS1's…

MoMA PS1's courtyard will come to life once again in June 2015 with the debut of Andrés Jaque's giant water-purifying pavilion, which took home the grand prize for this year's 2015…

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OBRA's Villa OSA in Costa Rica blurs the lines between outdoors and in

OBRA's Villa OSA in Costa Rica blurs the lines between outdoors and in

This lovely house, located on a former mango farm in Costa Rica, was designed for an American doctor and his family who were looking for a new home which would allow them to get…

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Davide Rampello’s Milan Expo Pavilion Zero wins 2015 Wallpaper Design Award

Davide Rampello’s Milan Expo Pavilion Zero wins 2015 Wallpaper…

The upcoming 2015 World Expo in Milan received yet another major mark of distinction—the international design magazine Wallpaper crowned the Expo’s Pavilion Zero with the Wallpaper…

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Carl Turner's Floating House is a sustainable solution for flood zones

Carl Turner's Floating House is a sustainable solution for flood zones

Carl Turner Architects, award-winning design firm, is back with a unique design for a home that addresses the growing problem of flooding in places like self-sufficient and…

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She’s a brick (guest) house… but she used to be a laundry room

She’s a brick (guest) house… but she used to be a laundry room

The brick guesthouse measures just 8' 2" x 11' 6" feet, or approximately 93 square feet. The guesthouse may be small, but it has enough space to include a full kitchen tucked along…

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'Missing' oil from BP disaster located at the bottom of the ocean

'Missing' oil from BP disaster located at the bottom of the ocean

When the Deepwater Horizon oil rig burst in 2010, about 200 million gallons of crude oil was released into the fragile ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico. While much of that oil washed…

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How one Bay Area couple plans to save the bees by planting one billion wildflowers

How one Bay Area couple plans to save the bees by planting one billion…

Bee populations have been in decline for over a decade now as the alarming phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder sees worker bees vanish from their hives. But Bay Area parents…

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SOMA Architects' luxury Shaza Hotel breaks ground in Doha

SOMA Architects' luxury Shaza Hotel breaks ground in Doha

SOMA Architects just announced that their project for a new Shaza Hotel in Doha, Qatar, broke ground and is expected to open early next year. The signing of this iconic hotel was…

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Stanford University's rammed earth Windover Contemplative Center provides a tranquil space for students

Stanford University's rammed earth Windover Contemplative Center…

Designed by San Fransisco-based architects Aldin Darling Design and constructed by Rammed Earth Works, Stanford University's newly-opened Windover Contemplative Center is a carefully…

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Matthew Rosenberg's mixed-use towers will reshape the Las Vegas landscape

Matthew Rosenberg's mixed-use towers will reshape the Las Vegas…

The towers house both living and working spaces-the short distance between work units and living quarters are utilized as common areas for residents and employees to meet and socialize.…

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The elegant NOX SV electric speedboat helps to preserve waterways

The elegant NOX SV electric speedboat helps to preserve waterways

In an utterly understandable move, the ban on combustion engine motor boats is spreading from region to region like wildfire. Boaters have always been aware that the key to preserving…

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Coop Himmelb(l)au unveils Flying Garden Tower for Frankfurt's airport district

Coop Himmelb(l)au unveils Flying Garden Tower for Frankfurt's airport…

  Sustainable design will soon be transforming one of Europe's most active transportation hubs. The Flying Garden Tower, designed by Austria's Coop Himmelb(l)au studio, will…

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7 ways to revel in an eco-friendly Mardi Gras

7 ways to revel in an eco-friendly Mardi Gras

Recycle your Beads Mardi Gras "throws", the trinkets thrown by Krewe members from floats to parade goers, have a pretty rich history. Modern throws however, are largely made up of…

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BIODIVER[CITY] floating artificial reef lets visitors view ocean wildlife

BIODIVER[CITY] floating artificial reef lets visitors view ocean…

The futuristic BIODIVER[CITY] floats on the ocean, creating an island-community above water, and marine-life fostering artificial reef below. The massive faux-reef would invite visitors…

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Winter Loses its Cool: Climate Central shows us how winter nights will warm by 2100

Winter Loses its Cool: Climate Central shows us how winter nights will…

In spite of last year's polar vortex, and the recent exceptionally heavy snow fall in the North East, winters are—on average—getting warmer. A new report from Climate Central looks…

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Foster + Partners' 250 City Road Towers have bike parking spaces for every apartment

Foster + Partners' 250 City Road Towers have bike parking spaces for…

Foster + Partners' twin-towered residential development in London features once bike parking space per bedroom (1,486 in total), bike lifts and workshops, but only 200 car parking…

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VIDEO: How to Winter-Proof Your Home, With Eco-Blogger Starre Vartan

VIDEO: How to Winter-Proof Your Home, With Eco-Blogger Starre Vartan

If you're worried about keeping warm and cozy these next few months, look no further than our video on how to button up your home for the cold season and cut your utility bills while…

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Minimalist Rigo Letto bed frame adds an effortless, contemporary feel to the bedroom

Minimalist Rigo Letto bed frame adds an effortless, contemporary feel…

Environmentally friendly furniture brand Formabilio recently announced their latest addition: the Rigo Letto, a raised bed frame made from lacquered plywood that boasts a minimalist…

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Why are there USB drives sticking out of the walls of New York buildings?

Why are there USB drives sticking out of the walls of New York…

What would you do, or think, if you saw a USB drive sticking out of a wall as you walked down the street? Some New Yorkers have already run into this conundrum as they've encountered…

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8 of the Worst Architectural Disasters of All Time - Infographic

8 of the Worst Architectural Disasters of All Time - Infographic

A lot of careful planning has to go into every architectural design, from choosing the right materials for the job to deciding how to orient a building. As this infographic below shows,…

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Climate change means more volcanic eruptions in Iceland

Climate change means more volcanic eruptions in Iceland

Iceland is rising. No, it’s not a thrilling new ride at a theme park. Iceland is actually being lifted by climate change. This means Iceland is getting more land freed up by melting…

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Tiny one-room timber cabin boasts picturesque lakeside views in Norway

Tiny one-room timber cabin boasts picturesque lakeside views in Norway

Elevated atop concrete plinths, the 188-square-foot cabin sits lightly on the landscape while its untreated wooden facade blends into the natural surroundings. Although Woody15 is…

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New report shows Scandinavian countries are best-prepared for the effects of climate change

New report shows Scandinavian countries are best-prepared for the…

Worried about rising water levels, increased frequency and strength of storms as well as other potential natural disasters? Well, according to the latest Global Adaptation…

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China's Hanergy to launch five new solar-powered cars this fall

China's Hanergy to launch five new solar-powered cars this fall

One of the great ongoing discussions as electric cars gain in popularity revolves around the matter of how to ensure that the power source is as green as the vehicle. One Chinese solar…

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Can you build an urban house with just 250 Euros? Enter the Shabbyshabby Apartments Competition to make your affordable dwelling reality in Munich

Can you build an urban house with just 250 Euros? Enter the…

Are you a city lover who’s feeling the pinch of high real estate prices? The German architecture group raumlaborberlin understands your struggle, which is why they’ve launched the…

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Keystone XL to emit 1.37 billion tons of greenhouse gases, EPA finds

Keystone XL to emit 1.37 billion tons of greenhouse gases, EPA finds

If President Obama was looking for any additional reasons to veto the senate's recent vote in favor of Keystone XL, the EPA just handed him 1.37 billion. That's the number of metric…

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UK lawmakers approve 3-parent in vitro babies

UK lawmakers approve 3-parent in vitro babies

In a landmark decision, UK lawmakers voted this week in favor of a law allowing a progressive in vitro fertilization (IVF) technique using DNA from three people. This technique would be…

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Scientists discover microorganism that hasn't evolved for over 2 billion years

Scientists discover microorganism that hasn't evolved for over 2…

Scientists have discovered a type of deep-sea microorganism that seems to be the exception to the rule of evolution. An international team of researchers say the organism does not…

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Asif Khan creates spectacular furniture with flowers

Asif Khan creates spectacular furniture with flowers

No longer a background flower, designer Asif Khan has taken the subdued aesthetic of Gypsophila (better known as Baby's Breath) and let it bloom into something splendid to sit…

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Kichler pendant lamp doubles as a fan for tiny apartments

Kichler pendant lamp doubles as a fan for tiny apartments

The Kichler Terna pendant lamp has blades made from translucent polycarbonate instead of wood that stretch up rather than out. Built to not only illuminate kitchen islands, offices,…

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Ferry service expansion to new NYC nabes could have you riding a boat to work

Ferry service expansion to new NYC nabes could have you riding a boat…

If you've been jealous of your friends who have the option to take the ferry to work, you may be in for some good news. In his State of the City address yesterday, Mayor Bill de Blasio…

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BYD Motors unveils world's first long-range electric coach bus

BYD Motors unveils world's first long-range electric coach bus

Hybrid-electric city buses and coaches are now common-place in many urban environments, however, the transition to battery electric has remains a reluctant one. BYD Motors, however…

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PAU is a minimalist bicycle wall rack made from birch plywood

PAU is a minimalist bicycle wall rack made from birch plywood

When it seems that everything has already been invented regarding bicycle storage ... a completely fresh and original new version arises! This cool, elegant and minimal stand is made…

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NASA's new satellite will help monitor droughts here on Earth

NASA's new satellite will help monitor droughts here on Earth

NASA launched an unmanned rocket last weekend to put a satellite into orbit that is expected to improve drought monitoring and flood forecasting. The satellite will be capturing data…

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INFOGRAPHIC: The History of the Bauhaus Movement

INFOGRAPHIC: The History of the Bauhaus Movement

If you're a fan of modern art, design and architecture, you've probably seen the work of Marcel Breuer, Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, and Paul Klee - but did you know these iconic figures…

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Radu Zaciu illuminates the beauty of fruits and veggies

Radu Zaciu illuminates the beauty of fruits and veggies

Fruits and veggies are a beacon of light in photographer Radu Zaciu’s new series. Appropriately titled “The Light Inside,” the beautifully rendered series shows everyday foods…

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Timber holiday home frames breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps

Timber holiday home frames breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps

Imagine waking up to breathtaking views of the snow-covered Alps—that’s reality for the lucky owners of this holiday home on the Rigi, Scheidegg in Switzerland. Designed by AFGH…

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Affordable wooden cabin is precariously perched over a cliff in Nova Scotia

Affordable wooden cabin is precariously perched over a cliff in Nova…

The 960-square-foot cabin was designed with a modest facade and minimal site disturbance so as to keep the focus on the surrounding untouched landscape. The low-budget project comprises…

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Cloud bursting service guarantees sunny wedding photos - for a mere £100,000

Cloud bursting service guarantees sunny wedding photos - for a mere…

You want your big day to be perfect, that's why weddings often turn into an event that swallows up most of your savings, now with a new service from UK based firm Oliver's Travels, if…

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VIDEO: Clever woman lives, works and sleeps in a tiny space the same size as her bed

VIDEO: Clever woman lives, works and sleeps in a tiny space the same…

Chu's very modestly-sized room is actually part of what is called a "1.5 apartment" in Brooklyn, New York, where a roommate occupies a larger bedroom and Chu lives in the half-bedroom.…

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