Crazy home carved into a coastal cliff has a swimming pool roof

Crazy home carved into a coastal cliff has a swimming pool roof

This amazing concrete house in carved into a cliff overlooking the Aegean Sea. OPA designed Casa Brutale as a brutalist building that reminds of the iconic Casa Malaparte in Naples,…

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Inspiring LOSEV center in Turkey teaches visitors how to lead sustainable lives

Inspiring LOSEV center in Turkey teaches visitors how to lead…

Turkish architecture firm MuuM Architects designed this unique educational and recreational complex meant to be located in the dry Anatolian plains in central Turkey. LOSEV Natural Life…

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Google's RideWith takes on Uber in Israel

Google's RideWith takes on Uber in Israel

Look out Uber, the mighty Gorg is on your tail. Google is now entering the “hire a ride” business with RideWith, a chance for you to pay to carpool with someone else. Or vice versa.…

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Bender Bound repurposes old books with a boozy surprise inside

Bender Bound repurposes old books with a boozy surprise inside

+ Booze Books Kickstarter "Our books pay homage to some of the literary greats while instilling a bit of rebellion by helping our customers hide alcohol in plain sight." Kevin…

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Ekaggrat Singh Kalsi 3D-prints masterpieces with light

Ekaggrat Singh Kalsi 3D-prints masterpieces with light

Though the technology is in its infancy, 3D printing has already found a wide range of uses. 3D printers have been used to create prosthetic limbs, meat, entire two story homes, and…

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Gorgeous Doll’s House extension transforms a drafty bungalow into an energy-efficient home

Gorgeous Doll’s House extension transforms a drafty bungalow into an…

Australian design firm BKK Architects completed the Doll’s House, a flexible and energy-efficient addition to a former drafty bungalow. Taking inspiration from the traditional…

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Modern open-plan home in Jackson Hole reduces construction waste with six prefab units

Modern open-plan home in Jackson Hole reduces construction waste with…

Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture teamed up with Method Homes to make a sprawling prefab home in breathtaking Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Set in the footprint of the property’s…

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Malaysian EcoSky development plans to collect rainwater, daylight, and compost its way to greener luxury living

Malaysian EcoSky development plans to collect rainwater, daylight, and…

With the population booming and housing expansion taking place in all corners of the world, catching wind of a swanky new high-rise in a distant land can lead to some raised eyebrows.…

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WIN a queen-sized organic cotton mattress worth $679!

WIN a queen-sized organic cotton mattress worth $679!

My Green Mattress founder Tim Masters was first drawn to the business not for financial reasons, but as a worried parent. Soon after Tim and his wife Cindy's second daughter Emily was…

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Solar-powered Stella Lux family car generates more energy than it uses

Solar-powered Stella Lux family car generates more energy than it uses

Most of the super efficient green cars on the market and in concept aren’t really designed for the lives of regular folks. In fact, some of the vehicles with the highest fuel economy…

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Plans for world’s first self-sufficient floating city advance to next phase

Plans for world’s first self-sufficient floating city advance to…

The Seasteading Institute is on target to launch the world’s first floating city by 2020. The Floating City Project is set to have political autonomy, although the concept involves an…

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Passive solar beach house is a contemporary take on the Australian beach shack

Passive solar beach house is a contemporary take on the Australian…

The sculptural Northern Rivers Beach House reinterprets traditional building materials, including corrugated metal, fibre-cement sheeting, and timber. Vertical steel cladding wraps…

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Urban farmers in São Paulo are growing food in unexpected places

Urban farmers in São Paulo are growing food in unexpected places

Brazil’s capital of São Paulo is the most populous city in the Americas. Almost twelve million people reside within the city limits, while the Greater São Paulo area is home to more…

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'From Piss to Pilsner' recycles urine to make beer

'From Piss to Pilsner' recycles urine to make beer

The urine from the estimated 100,000 visitors to the Roskilde Festival in Denmark this summer will have the odd opportunity to recycle their urine- into beer. “From Piss to Pilsner”…

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Colorful community center was built from recycled materials from the London Olympics

Colorful community center was built from recycled materials from the…

London-based design studio LYN Atelier designed a temporary community center in Hackney Wick, constructed using recycled materials from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The…

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Adorable Gobble furniture is made of recyclable cardboard to teach children about sustainability

Adorable Gobble furniture is made of recyclable cardboard to teach…

It’s never too early to teach kids about the importance of green. Eco-conscious design firm Form Maker wants to make the learning process fun and easy with Gobble, a series of…

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INFOGRAPHIC: These pollution-busting houseplants will have you breathing easier

INFOGRAPHIC: These pollution-busting houseplants will have you…

With all those nasty chemicals floating inside our homes, its no wonder that indoor air quality can be downright dismal. Gasses from things like benzene in paints and detergents, and…

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Camille Kurowsky's Green Roof House is a rustic leisure home in Brazil

Camille Kurowsky's Green Roof House is a rustic leisure home in Brazil

This green-roofed terraced house, designed by architect Camille Kurowsky, was conceived for the hot and humid climate of Brazil. Thanks to its green roof and a pergola built from…

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Tubular school canteen made from 4 prefab modules pops up in 90 days

Tubular school canteen made from 4 prefab modules pops up in 90 days

This tubular primary school canteen in Oviedo, Spain, was built from four prefabricated modules in only 90 days. Spanish architect Miguel Ángel García-Pola Vallejo designed the…

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Infographic Shows Surprising Trends in Summer Energy Use Across the United States

Infographic Shows Surprising Trends in Summer Energy Use Across the…

It's no secret that households across the US blast the AC when the summer heat sets in, leading to high electricity loads - but did you know that renewable energy production peaks…

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New proposal calls for NYC commercial food vendors to separate organic waste to keep it out of dumps

New proposal calls for NYC commercial food vendors to separate organic…

All food service establishments in hotels with 150 or more rooms All food service vendors in arenas and stadiums with seating capacity of at least 15,000 people Food manufacturers…

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Unbelievable miniature Japanese village will astound you with its attention to detail

Unbelievable miniature Japanese village will astound you with its…

The 70-second video above is completely enchanting and serene. Gentle instrumental music accompanies the visuals and the video begins with scenes of everyday life in a quiet village in…

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Industrious Manhattan man drives to work in homemade electric vehicles made of old car parts

Industrious Manhattan man drives to work in homemade electric vehicles…

“I just carry a 50-foot extension cord in a storage box on board. I frequent restaurants and cafes that have parking in front or nearby and ‘top off’ charge at various waypoints.…

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Lithium battery technology breakthrough could totally change solar power

Lithium battery technology breakthrough could totally change solar…

Though the obstacles to a clean energy economy are largely political, one particular technological challenge to this goal is the expense and capacity of storage batteries. The sun may…

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BOOK REVIEW: Designed for the Future: 80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable World

BOOK REVIEW: Designed for the Future: 80 Practical Ideas for a…

Climate change, air pollution, and water scarcity—these are just a handful of reasons why you may be worried for Earth’s future. But all hope is not lost, at least that’s the…

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Adidas unveils new sneaker prototype made from reclaimed ocean trash

Adidas unveils new sneaker prototype made from reclaimed ocean trash

Adidas has just partnered up with Parley for the Oceans to create the world's first sneaker made from reclaimed ocean trash. The prototype design features sneaker uppers made from yarns…

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Germany plans to shut down coal-fired plants to reach climate goal

Germany plans to shut down coal-fired plants to reach climate goal

Pushing forward on its lofty climate goals for the year 2020, Germany announced Thursday that it plans to shut down some polluting coal-fired plants across the country. The plants,…

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Las Vegas Extreme Sports Park Combines Wakeboarding, Organic Food and Repurposed Shipping Containers

Las Vegas Extreme Sports Park Combines Wakeboarding, Organic Food and…

Los Angeles-based M-Rad design studio has proposed an extreme sports park for Las Vegas as a way to draw people outside.

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Ergonomically-Correct 'Wellbeing Toilet' Helps You Poop the Right Way

Ergonomically-Correct 'Wellbeing Toilet' Helps You Poop the Right Way

The toilet, ubiquitous as it is, hasn't changed much in design or function since indoor plumbing became a thing. In honor of World Toilet Day, plumbing and drain specialists Dyno-Rod…

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Cocoon Tree: A Lightweight, Spherical Treehouse for Sustainable Living

Cocoon Tree: A Lightweight, Spherical Treehouse for Sustainable Living

Cocoon Tree is a spherical aluminium structure that weighs only 130 pounds. Rigged up with ropes and secured by nets, the structure has 12 locking points for both the suspension and for…

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SketchUp's Open-Source 3D-Printable WikiHouse Snaps Together Like Lego Bricks

SketchUp's Open-Source 3D-Printable WikiHouse Snaps Together Like Lego…

What if you could assemble your house like Legos using free modeling software and a 3D printer? That's the idea behind Eric Schimelpfening's WikiHouse - a home designed entirely in…

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HOW TO: Make delicious tie-dye fruit yogurt popsicles

HOW TO: Make delicious tie-dye fruit yogurt popsicles

Eating an icy popsicle is one of our favorite ways to cool off on a hot summer day. And there’s no reason to settle for a store-bought ice pop when you can easily make your own.…

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Colorful noise-pollution barriers that also generate solar energy being tested in the Netherlands

Colorful noise-pollution barriers that also generate solar energy…

Technology research is often about finding ways to combine two different functions into one tool or, as you might have heard it said before, kill two birds with one stone. In the…

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Artist Transforms Tiny Studio into Mind-Blowing Surreal Landscapes

Artist Transforms Tiny Studio into Mind-Blowing Surreal Landscapes

The South Korean artist patiently worked for weeks to even months, laboring on the minutiae of her artwork to achieve each frame’s Alice in Wonderland-like dreamscape. The studio,…

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Conqueror makes the ultimate self-sufficient campers for outdoor adventures

Conqueror makes the ultimate self-sufficient campers for outdoor…

Traveling cross-country is an adventurer’s dream, but it often means you have to adjust to lower comfort levels. Conqueror Australia is set to bust that myth with a camper trailer…

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Walmart is selling "Made in the USA" goods that are made in China

When shopping at Walmart, that made in the USA t-shirt might not be so US-manufactured after all. According to Truth in Advertising, the company's website contains over 100 items that…

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Robin Williams forever memorialized with a rainbow tunnel in his name

Robin Williams forever memorialized with a rainbow tunnel in his name

How fitting that a tunnel fronted with a giant rainbow arch would be named after Robin Williams, the man who could put a smile on just about anybody's face. Soon after the late actor…

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Win a twin size $494 organic cotton mattress

Win a twin size $494 organic cotton mattress

We spend a third of our days in bed, but we rarely give much thought to the mattress underneath us. But here's why you should: conventional mattresses have all kinds of dangerous…

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How to make organic red, white and blue popsicles for the 4th of July

How to make organic red, white and blue popsicles for the 4th of July

With temperatures rising well over 100 degrees in many parts of the country, this summer has been one of the hottest on record, and the first week of July figures to be no different.…

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