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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Cellular Morphology Facade uses design to allow buildings to adapt to different climatic conditions

Cellular Morphology Facade uses design to allow buildings to adapt to…

The building's facade retrofitted with a new skin consists of multiple hexagonal components controlled through an algorithm that alters its density and attraction. Six functional zones…

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Times Squared 3015 skyscraper concept stacks a beach, a farm and a forest into one soaring tower

Times Squared 3015 skyscraper concept stacks a beach, a farm and a…

Want a beach or a redwood forest as a backyard, while still enjoying the convenience of a big city? The Times Squared 3015 design is an innovative lifestyle that brings great green…

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'The Burden' film shows how the U.S. military is fighting for a clean energy future

'The Burden' film shows how the U.S. military is fighting for a clean…

America's dependence on fossil fuels is the greatest long-term national security threat facing the nation. That is according to a new documentary called "The Burden" that held its world…

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China's massive toxic lake will make you question buying another electronic device

China's massive toxic lake will make you question buying another…

If you’ve seen images of the tar sands tailings ponds and couldn’t believe your eyes, hang onto your seats because this massive toxic lake in China puts Canada’s oil patch to…

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"Deep Skins" skyscraper concept takes inspiration from sharks for its…

Skyscrapers come in all shapes, these days, and here’s one more. This most unique part of this design is obvious from the outside. The building’s skin resembles that of a shark,…

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Gabriel Schama creates intricate wooden sculptures with laser-cutting technology

Gabriel Schama creates intricate wooden sculptures with laser-cutting…

These beautiful wooden sculptures combine natural materials and abstract Islamic and Buddhist patterns with the 3d printing technology. Oakland-based artist Gabriel Schama creates these…

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Body-embracing Honest Chair is crafted from compound-curved plywood sheets

Body-embracing Honest Chair is crafted from compound-curved plywood…

The Honest Chair’s organic shape was inspired by the curvaceous designs of Frank Gehry. The complex construction process starts with a hand-cut foam prototype that provides the mold…

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Trans Canada officially halts construction of pipeline terminal due to endangered belugas

Trans Canada officially halts construction of pipeline terminal due to…

It’s official. Trans Canada has confirmed it’s canceling its pipeline port terminal in Cacouna, Quebec due to protest and concerns over potential impacts to endangered beluga whale…

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Celebrate Easter with these 6 fun vegan-friendly Easter egg alternatives

Celebrate Easter with these 6 fun vegan-friendly Easter egg…

Love the festive Easter spirit but wish it were more vegan-friendly? You’re in luck—we’ve rounded up six vegan-friendly ways to decorate Easter “eggs” to let you enjoy this…

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8 eggs-travagantly egg-shaped buildings for Easter

8 eggs-travagantly egg-shaped buildings for Easter

Josef Stöger's Bavarian Forest National Park Treetop Walk Josef Stöger's winding timber walkway isn't just in the shape of an egg--it's also the longest treetop walk in the world!…

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Soil is more affected by climate change than scientists previously thought

Soil is more affected by climate change than scientists previously…

Soil organic matter may be more negatively affected by climate change than even scientists previously thought. Plants, which send as much as 60 percent of their photosynthetically fixed…

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Beautiful eco-friendly timber frame home was built in just 10 weeks

Beautiful eco-friendly timber frame home was built in just 10 weeks

The two-story house contains a garage, four bedrooms on the second floor, and an open-plan kitchen, dining, and living area on the ground floor. Large steel-framed windows maximize the…

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HOW TO: Decorate Easter eggs using flowers and foliage

HOW TO: Decorate Easter eggs using flowers and foliage

Easter season is upon us, and many families enjoy decorating eggs as a way to celebrate and spend time together. You're not stuck fiddling with messy dye kits from the grocery store,…

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ENOTA's Velenje car park is a brilliant alternative to parking lot sprawl

ENOTA's Velenje car park is a brilliant alternative to parking lot…

The city of Velenje in Slovenia was designed as a garden city, so as increased car use put pressure on the city to increase parking spaces, sprawling parking lots began taking over the…

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Basic House is a Golden Self-Inflating Home That Fits in Your Pocket!

Basic House is a Golden Self-Inflating Home That Fits in Your Pocket!

Made of metallic polyester, the basic house is like a tiny, self-inflating prefab home. As soon as it interacts with either body temperature or heat from the sun, the inflatable shelter…

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Show Reliance Foundry how you bike to work and you could win $5,000 in bike equipment!

Show Reliance Foundry how you bike to work and you could win $5,000 in…

Winter is finally gone and it’s time to bring our bikes out of storage and into our daily commutes. In promotion of National Bike to Work Week (May 11 - 15), Reliance Foundry just…

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Hivernacle: Barcelona's luscious hidden garden center is a renovated wonderland

Hivernacle: Barcelona's luscious hidden garden center is a renovated…

Hivernacle is one of Barcelona’s hidden gems. It is a garden center like no other, located in a restored historic building that dates back to 1884, when architect Josep Amargós…

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Kouichi Kimura's Cozy House is a secluded space in a busy Japan neighborhood

Kouichi Kimura's Cozy House is a secluded space in a busy Japan…

How do you design a house that provides high levels of privacy in a densely populated neighborhood like the one in Japan's Shiga prefecture? Local firm FORM, led by architect Kouichi…

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California issues first-ever mandatory water restrictions to combat disastrous drought

California issues first-ever mandatory water restrictions to combat…

As record low snow packs increase the seriousness of California's drought, Governor Jerry Brown has issued the first mandatory water restrictions in the state's history.

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This cave-like studio is an inspiring retreat for its resident writer

This cave-like studio is an inspiring retreat for its resident writer

At just over 300 square feet, this secluded writer’s retreat is a modern cave-inspired getaway built to foster creativity. The retreat, located in Itaipava, Petrópolis, Brazil, was…

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Tower of Refuge is a self-operating Noah's Ark that fights extinction

Tower of Refuge is a self-operating Noah's Ark that fights extinction

We are witnessing a dramatic increase in global deforestation, extinction of species and global sea level rise. In order to slow this trend down, Chen proposes to build structures which…

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Sleek BMW i8 hybrid sports car wins 2015 Green Car Award

Sleek BMW i8 hybrid sports car wins 2015 Green Car Award

BMW i8, a hybrid sports car, nabbed the 2015 Green Car Award this morning at the New York International Auto Show. The 2015 model year BMW i8 has an all-electric range of 23 mi (37…

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Unusually brief 'blood moon' lunar eclipse happens this Saturday

Unusually brief 'blood moon' lunar eclipse happens this Saturday

In just a few days, unusually brief total lunar eclipse will delight skywatchers in North America, Australia and East Asia. Expected on April 4th, the total eclipse will be its…

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This pallet-based patio proves that even renters can have stylishly-remodeled spaces

This pallet-based patio proves that even renters can have…

When it comes to architectural style, most rentals are bland, cold , and lifeless. Are you a renter or a home owner who dreams about a beautiful outdoor room that is so different from…

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Crowdfunding is under way to build a wildlife sanctuary castle in England

Crowdfunding is under way to build a wildlife sanctuary castle in…

  Plans to build a new castle in England are underway, but this isn't a stereotypical building full of royal folks in startling hats; it's going to be a wildlife sanctuary and…

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Toyota debuts the 2016 RAV4's new hybrid powertrain

Toyota debuts the 2016 RAV4's new hybrid powertrain

Toyota is planning to offer a hybrid version of every car in its lineup by the year 2020 - and today it took another step towards that goal by unveiling the 2016 RAV4 Hybrid at the New…

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New study shows global biodiversity loss can be reversed by tackling climate change

New study shows global biodiversity loss can be reversed by tackling…

You would be hard pressed to find someone who can deny that humanity has had a drastic and dire impact on nearly every other species on the planet over the course of our species’…

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7 indoor plants that purify the air around you naturally

7 indoor plants that purify the air around you naturally

Dendrobium and Phaeleonopsis Orchids Orchids have a bad reputation as being finicky and difficult to grow, but really, the opposite is true. On our last trip to Costa Farms, we…

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Massive Energy-Independent 'Tree of Life' Pavilion Unveiled for the World Expo 2015 in Milan

Massive Energy-Independent 'Tree of Life' Pavilion Unveiled for the…

Nemesi & Partners Srl, Proger SpA and BMS Progetti Srl just won an international competition to design the Padiglione Italia pavilion for the World Expo 2015 in Milan. The Italian…

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Portland bans an insecticide in an effort to help save threatened bee population

Portland bans an insecticide in an effort to help save threatened bee…

The city of Portland, Oregon is trying to do their part to save the bees by banning the use of neonicotinoid insecticides on city-owned property. The Portland city council unanimously…

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510 Cabin is a beautiful creation by architecture students from around the world

510 Cabin is a beautiful creation by architecture students from around…

When one client needed a flexible vacation spot on a budget that could sleep up to ten people, architects Hunter Leggitt Studio (HLS) created the 510 Cabin in the high desert near Lake…

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Community-designed eco-lodge saves wildlife in Cambodia

Community-designed eco-lodge saves wildlife in Cambodia

Saving wildlife through building community led eco-lodges in Cambodia: Building Trust international are pleased to announce a new sustainable design prototype for an eco-lodge that…

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Paul Lukez Architecture to build a small, energy plus home outside Boston

Paul Lukez Architecture to build a small, energy plus home outside…

Paul Lukez Architecture (PLA) is planning to build a small, energy efficient home located in suburban Boston, designed for a schoolteacher who wanted to stay in the area despite the…

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Architect Sarosh Mulla leads 88 volunteers to construct Longbush Ecosanctuary’s minimalist timber shelter

Architect Sarosh Mulla leads 88 volunteers to construct Longbush…

Architect Sarosh Mulla recently designed and built the Longbush Ecosanctuary Welcome Shelter with the help of 88 volunteers—the largest and most diverse group of volunteers to ever…

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Psychedelic rainbow makeover gives an old farmhouse a vibrant new glow

Psychedelic rainbow makeover gives an old farmhouse a vibrant new glow

O'Sullivan purchased the property, which dates back to 1840, in 2009, and has been renovating it with her partner, Mason Brown. The ongoing renovation project is largely funded by the…

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Molecule-inspired modular 3D-printed furniture is like tinker toys for adults

Molecule-inspired modular 3D-printed furniture is like tinker toys for…

inspired by molecular structures Christian Sjöström Related: Via Treehugger Images via Christian Sjöström

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Cellular Re-Generator Skyscraper grows like a living organism

Cellular Re-Generator Skyscraper grows like a living organism

The project addresses the issues of over-population and unsustainable construction techniques used across the globe. These problems are most acutely sensed in China, where urban sprawl…

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Submit your “inside” digital designs to Inside2015

Submit your “inside” digital designs to Inside2015

Inside 2015 invites students and young professionals to submit a collection of their "inside" work comprised of up to three digital images. By submitting your work, the contest invites…

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DIY: How to Make Your Own Herbal Tinctures

DIY: How to Make Your Own Herbal Tinctures

Many people who take an active role in their own health and well being also tend towards naturally-sourced nutritional supplements and remedies for minor ailments, such as taking a cup…

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