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Inhabitat is Looking for London Design Festival Correspondants!

Inhabitat is Looking for London Design Festival Correspondants!

Hey European Design Fans! The London Design Festival kicks off next week from September 18th-25th, and Inhabitat is looking for a few great correspondents to help us cover this year’s show! This is

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London’s Jellyfish Theatre Made From Pallets Opens Today!

London’s Jellyfish Theatre Made From Pallets Opens Today!

The Jellyfish Theatre opens today with an eco-themed play called Oikos (pronounced "ee-kos", the Greek root for economy and ecology) by Simon Wu. The piece will be followed by Protozoa by Kay Adshead.

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Moss Your City: Gorgeous Living Walls Sprout in London

Moss Your City: Gorgeous Living Walls Sprout in London

Photo by Danica O.Kus Norwegian design studio PUSHAK recently installed a breathtaking series of moss-covered arches in the entry and gallery space of The Architecture Foundation's London headquarters.

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First Skyscraper With Built-In Wind Turbines Opens in London!

First Skyscraper With Built-In Wind Turbines Opens in London!

Designed by BFLS (formerly known as Hamiltons), the Strata is a 43-story architectural wonder that already has a distinct and recognizable profile in the London skyline. Oriented to take advantage of the

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Hat-itecture: Architects, Artists Create Hats Inspired by London

Hat-itecture: Architects, Artists Create Hats Inspired by London

Hats and architecture may not appear to have anything in common—at first blush, anyway—but architect-turned-milliner Gabriela Ligenza begs to differ. For the London Festival of Architecture, Ligenza

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London’s Bicycle Superhighway Opens Today!

London’s Bicycle Superhighway Opens Today!

As a way to encourage bike commuting and improve safety for bicyclists on the road, London is opening a series of bike superhighways along important commuter routes. The first two Barclays Cycle

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Leading Architects Unveil Luxury Bug Hotels in London

Leading Architects Unveil Luxury Bug Hotels in London

The five competing firms and designs include: the Insect Hotel by Arup Associates; Brookfield Bug Buddies by Brookfield Europe and the Pinnacle team; Bumblebee City Nesters by Fisher Tomlin; Inn

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View Tube: A Two Floor Lime Green Shipping Container Cafe in London

View Tube: A Two Floor Lime Green Shipping Container Cafe in London

Who wouldn't want to have a spot of afternoon tea at this delightful lime green shipping container cafe overlooking the site of the London 2012 Olympics? Dubbed the View Tube, the eatery and gallery

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Dazzling Solar Powered OR2 Tree Structure Pops Up in London

Dazzling Solar Powered OR2 Tree Structure Pops Up in London

Don't be startled if you see a luminous pink tree sitting in London's Belgrave Square this weekend -- it's just OR2, a combination shading device and solar-powered chandelier designed by London-based

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Architects Design Luxe Bug Hotels For London Parks

Architects Design Luxe Bug Hotels For London Parks

The five shortlisted designs provide homes for various insects found in the city and include everything from skyscraping bug towers, landscape and garden installation, a mountain chalet, and luxury bug

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Fuel Cell Taxis Unveiled for 2012 London Olympics

Fuel Cell Taxis Unveiled for 2012 London Olympics

A prototype of London's future fuel cell taxi fleet was just unveiled at their city hall yesterday and has us a lil' jealous of their forward thinking plans. The fleet of water emitting "black cabs" will

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UK’s First Water Desalination Plant Opens in London

UK’s First Water Desalination Plant Opens in London

You wouldn't think it at first glance, but London is a 'water-stressed' city. According to the UK Environmental Agency, with an ever-growing population, climate change and occasional 'drought conditions'

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London’s Hybrid Double-Decker Bus Officially Unveiled Today

London’s Hybrid Double-Decker Bus Officially Unveiled Today

Transport for London has been working on a new, more efficient, double-decker bus for London to replace the classic Routemaster. Today, London Mayor Boris Johnson and Transport for London officially

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Cleaved Apartment Complex in London Creates Its Own Garden Views

Cleaved Apartment Complex in London Creates Its Own Garden Views

Studio Seilern Architects turned a challenge into an opportunity when they designed the Whitehorse Street Apartments for an urban infill lot in London. Located on Whitehorse Street in the prestigious

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The UK’s First BREEAM Outstanding Office Tower Rises in London

The UK’s First BREEAM Outstanding Office Tower Rises in London

BREEAM, Europe’s leading green building rating system, has just given the new PriceWaterhouseCooper office tower its highest rating of “outstanding”. This is a first for an office building this size

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Will London 2012 be ‘The Green Olympics’?

Will London 2012 be ‘The Green Olympics’?

The Winter Olympics are over and amongst the medals and trouncing the US at hockey, Vancouver was praised for hosting the "greenest Olympics ever" with LEED certified buildings, the use of recaptured gas

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London’s Unpackaged Grocery Shop Eliminates Wasteful Packaging

London’s Unpackaged Grocery Shop Eliminates Wasteful Packaging

What do you get when you combine clever marketing, a cute shop, delicious and beautiful food, and eliminate the packaging? A genius idea we wish we had thought of first! Unpackaged is a boutique grocery

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London’s Olympic Stadium to Be Made Out of Recycled Guns and Knives!

London’s Olympic Stadium to Be Made Out of Recycled Guns and Knives!

As the world eagerly awaits the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, London is ramping up their own construction plans for the 2012 Olympics. And we just learned this exciting little tidbit about the super

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London’s Battersea Power Station To Get Major Eco-Renovation

London’s Battersea Power Station To Get Major Eco-Renovation

Recognize this abandoned power plant? Of course you do - it's one of the more well-known power plants in the world, featured in more movies, music videos and albums covers than you probably realize.

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Zero-Power Digital Cloud Shows Images and Data in the London Skyline

Zero-Power Digital Cloud Shows Images and Data in the London Skyline

It sounds like something out of a science fiction novel, but architects at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have a plan to build a massive digital cloud above the London skyline. The Cloud, which

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Art and Design Converge at the 2009 London Design Festival

Art and Design Converge at the 2009 London Design Festival

One of our favorite shows from the 2009 London Design Festival was Corn Craft, a beautiful showcase of sustainable materials hosted by Gallery FUMI and Studio Toogood. Held in Gallery's FUMI's personal

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Inhabitat Reports from London Design Festival 2009

Inhabitat Reports from London Design Festival 2009

The London Design Festival is in full swing, and Inhabitat has been on the scene to give you the scoop on the dazzling examples of sustainable design presented at this year's event. Read on for our

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London Design Festival 2009: Greengaged

London Design Festival 2009: Greengaged

After an energetic launch in 2008 that saw a huge mix of designers, strategists, chemists, policy writers, clients and agitators, the Greengaged sustainable design hub returns for its second year at the

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The Shard: Vertical City Will Tower Over London

The Shard: Vertical City Will Tower Over London

Construction has begun on the Shard, a skyscraper that will be the tallest building in Western Europe and will provide amazing views of London. Designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop (who was also

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100% Design London

100% Design London

The contemporary interior design competition in London, UK.  September 24-27.

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Futuristic London Bridge Sprouts Solar Powered Vertical Farm

Futuristic London Bridge Sprouts Solar Powered Vertical Farm

Recently Chetwood Architects unveiled a stunning proposal for a futuristic London Bridge that sprouts a towering vertical farm in the midst of the Thames river. The bridge's solar-powered spires are

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Hybrid Double Decker Volvo Buses Hit London Streets

Hybrid Double Decker Volvo Buses Hit London Streets

London's iconic double-decker buses recently received an eco update as six highly efficient hybrid Volvo vehicles hit the streets for the first time. The new B5L two-story buses retain their classic red

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Sustainable ‘Alphabet Drawers’ from Kent and London

Sustainable ‘Alphabet Drawers’ from Kent and London

Kent and London know the ABC's of sustainable design, and we're singing the praises of their stylish, FSC approved, solid oak chest of Alphabet Drawers. These 26 letter drawers spell function for the

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Floating Farmacy Provides Plants and Herbs to Heal London

Floating Farmacy Provides Plants and Herbs to Heal London

Traditional medicine may be the best choice for some ailments, but sometimes all we need is a little help from Mother Nature. Samantha Lee's Farmacy is a floating urban farm that grows medicinal plants

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London Approves a Solar Powered Student Tower

London Approves a Solar Powered Student Tower

By 2011 the city of Wembley will have a spiraling new student housing tower powered by solar panels. Located close to Wembley Stadium, this multi-tiered tower designed by London-based CZWG will contain

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