SNAP clip-on legs let you turn practically anything flat into a piece of furniture

SNAP clip-on legs let you turn practically anything flat into a piece…

Hello Inhabitat team, We are Erika and Maria, the founders of Be-elastic. We just launched our first big project, SNAP, which we want to share with you. Our lives are continuously…

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Maze-like Buitenschot Land Art Park cuts ground noise from nearby airport in half

Maze-like Buitenschot Land Art Park cuts ground noise from nearby…

Landscape artist Paul de Kort teamed up with H+N+S Landscape Architects to design a 80-acre diamond-shaped green space right next to the runways of Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.…

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Traditional Swiss ski chalet renovated into two modern flex-space units

Traditional Swiss ski chalet renovated into two modern flex-space…

A traditional ski chalet in the Swiss Alps has been transformed into two timber-clad apartments by Dutch architect Christian Müller. Named Casa Sur Ual, the historic home rests in the…

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UK’s biggest supermarket to donate unsold food to women and children in need

UK’s biggest supermarket to donate unsold food to women and children…

Britain’s largest supermarket chain, Tesco, will donate unsold food from 10 of their UK stores to women’s shelters and children’s breakfast programs. Tesco’s announcement came…

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NASA is going to test a flying saucer over Hawaii

NASA is going to test a flying saucer over Hawaii

There's long been a healthy connection between science fiction and groundbreaking technology, but it's still likely that those who catch a glimpse of NASA's new flying saucer-shaped…

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Pandora-like Arclight mangrove forest pops up in Sydney Harbor

Pandora-like Arclight mangrove forest pops up in Sydney Harbor

Students and staff from the Abedian School of Architecture at Bond University created this beautiful light installation that looks like a bioluminescent mangrove forest and is…

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Viagra could be key to preventing the spread of malaria

Viagra could be key to preventing the spread of malaria

Originally developed as a treatment for high blood pressure, the world's favorite "little blue pill" has an array of uses other than in the bedroom—it can treat prostate cancer,…

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Famed French lighting artist to illuminate NYC's quirky 6 1/2 Avenue with dramatic LED sculptures

Famed French lighting artist to illuminate NYC's quirky 6 1/2 Avenue…

French lighting artist Thierry Dreyfus has just been announced as a collaborator on an under-construction new public space in New York.Dreyfus, who designed the permanent lighting…

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Wi-Fi-powered electronics make Nikola Tesla's dream a reality

Wi-Fi-powered electronics make Nikola Tesla's dream a reality

What if you could power your iPhone from thin air? Making wires redundant was said to be one of Nikola Tesla's biggest dreams, a dream University of Washington researchers want to…

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Concrete Waterfall House pushes the boundaries of local building laws

Concrete Waterfall House pushes the boundaries of local building laws

This concrete coastal Swedish house pushes the limits of the country's new building regulations which allow anyone to build a four-meter-high building with a maximum area of 25 square…

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Peter Kostelov's beautiful patchwork house is shielded by a slotted wooden facade

Peter Kostelov's beautiful patchwork house is shielded by a slotted…

Each section of the project varies in size, shape, and color, creating the unusual aesthetic of a patchwork blanket. Dachas are traditionally constructed using any materials which…

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Australia's Pittwater House opens and closes with timber shade facade

Australia's Pittwater House opens and closes with timber shade facade

The Pittwater House’s floor plan is divided into pavilions, one addressing the beach and the other facing the street or “front” of the home. Either side is connected with a…

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Tesla co-founder Ian Wright is transforming garbage trucks into electric green machines

Tesla co-founder Ian Wright is transforming garbage trucks into…

Ian Wright is one of the co-founders of Tesla who doesn’t often make headlines, especially since he left the electric car company in 2005 when it was still a startup. His latest…

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All-electric flying bicycle takes to the skies in first manned flight

All-electric flying bicycle takes to the skies in first manned flight

Flying bikes have come a long way since Steven Spielberg sent Eliot flying towards the moon in E.T; notably, there are some very real, Hollywood-SFX-free ones in development. Aeroflex's…

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Electroloom builds the world’s first desktop 3D printer for clothes

Electroloom builds the world’s first desktop 3D printer for clothes

Electroloom is the first company to make a desktop 3D printer for clothing... that uses biodegradable materials... to make sustainable, eco-friendly fabric... with little to no waste.…

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5,600-Square-Foot Tah.Mah.Lah. Passive House Restores the Surrounding Environment

5,600-Square-Foot Tah.Mah.Lah. Passive House Restores the Surrounding…

The house, which takes its name from the Native American Ohlone word for “mountain lion,” was mostly constructed with salvaged materials. Its recycled steel roof, limestone…

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3 Rooms, 3 Trees and a Meadow Adorn the Roof of House S in Germany

3 Rooms, 3 Trees and a Meadow Adorn the Roof of House S in Germany

The three new boxes on the roof house a master bedroom, dressing room and bath room, as well as a personal living room and home office. There's a meadow and apple tree in one corner, a…

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Arquitecturia built this darling Girona artist studio in a mere 3 weeks

Arquitecturia built this darling Girona artist studio in a mere 3…

Is there anything more romantic than a Spanish artist? How about a Spanish artist's studio? We're in love with this 861-square-foot garden studio in Girona. Josep Camps & Olga…

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9-year-old girl builds tiny homes from scratch for the homeless

9-year-old girl builds tiny homes from scratch for the homeless

For the last four years, Hailey Fort has donated produce grown in her garden to the local food bank, with a whopping 128 pounds of food donated just last year. She was inspired to build…

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Teen makes grad dress out of math homework to raise money for the Malala Fund

Teen makes grad dress out of math homework to raise money for the…

A Canadian teen is bringing global attention to women rights through an unlikely medium: recycled math homework. 18-year-old Erinne Paisley upcycled her old high school math assignments…

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Rzlbd's Light-Filled Tetris House Wins at Architecture by Eliminating Wasted Space

Rzlbd's Light-Filled Tetris House Wins at Architecture by Eliminating…

The Tetris House is located on a narrow 40’ by 110’ lot with tight zoning that minimized the allowable building footprint. Compounding challenges from the compact footprint, the…

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Woman accidentally tosses rare Apple I computer worth $200,000

Woman accidentally tosses rare Apple I computer worth $200,000

The managers of a recycling center in Silicon Valley are looking for a woman who dropped off an extremely rare early Apple I computer, which turned out to be worth $200,000. Several…

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LINDO Smart is a quirky electric car designed to take on city traffic jams

LINDO Smart is a quirky electric car designed to take on city traffic…

Here in the U.S. you probably have a higher chance of seeing a unicorn than a small three-wheeled rickshaw, like the Piaggio Tuk Tuk, but in several countries around the world, small…

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This family checked out of the daily grind and took up life on the road

This family checked out of the daily grind and took up life on the…

For this family, every day is a new adventure. Ever since 2011, when the Works family decided to sell their home and live in an Airstream trailer, they have been waking up in a new…

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World's first Ocean Cleanup Array will start removing plastic from the seas in 2016

World's first Ocean Cleanup Array will start removing plastic from the…

While still in his teens, Dutch inventor Boyan Slat conceived of an Ocean Cleanup Array that he believed could remove 7,250,000 tons of plastic waste currently polluting waters around…

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Enproyecto Arquitectura's Spanish Coastal Stone Cabin Holds More Than a Few Surprises

Enproyecto Arquitectura's Spanish Coastal Stone Cabin Holds More Than…

Located on the outskirts of a small agricultural village, the house is surrounded by cherry fields and is graced by a sweeping view of the coast. Zoning only allows for a 25 square…

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8 incredible parks created from landfills

8 incredible parks created from landfills

1. Mt. Trashmore, Virginia Beach Talk about turning trash into treasure - the satirically dubbed Mount Trashmore went from being an abandoned landfill to becoming the Virginia's most…

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Bill Gates warns that the world must prepare now for a Spanish Flu-like pandemic

Bill Gates warns that the world must prepare now for a Spanish…

You might think that the richest man in the world would sleep pretty easy, but billionaire Bill Gates recently told Ezra Klein at Vox about the one big fear that keeps him up at…

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IKEA pledges 1 billion euros to fight climate change

IKEA pledges 1 billion euros to fight climate change

Swedish mega design retailer, IKEA is proving their allegiance to their eco-consciousness, but pledging 1 billion euros ($1.13 billion) toward slowing climate change. Announced by Chief…

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Paul Cocksedge's living staircase spirals from floor to ceiling with lush greenery

Paul Cocksedge's living staircase spirals from floor to ceiling with…

Curving planters line the banisters of Paul Cocksedge's Living Staircase, creating lines of swirling greenery that reach from floor to ceiling. The overflowing plants create a welcoming…

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Bizarre clumps of worms gather on Texas highway after floods

Bizarre clumps of worms gather on Texas highway after floods

Officials from Eisenhower State Park in Denison, Texas were surprised to find clumps of worms on the center line of a highway after recent floods swept the state. From a distance the…

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Wooden Orchids reimagines the shopping mall as a living, breathing ecotopia

Wooden Orchids reimagines the shopping mall as a living, breathing…

What if you could go to a shopping center, and without having to search or try very hard, every single aspect of it was genuinely green and sustainable? This is what Vincent Callebaut…

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SpaceX close to launching internet-beaming satellites

SpaceX close to launching internet-beaming satellites

Things are about to get really interesting in space. On the heels of the news that SpaceX was awarded certification to bid for Pentagon satellite contracts, Elon Musk’s rocket company…

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Newly discovered underwater creatures caught on camera for the first time

Newly discovered underwater creatures caught on camera for the first…

The deep seas are host to a vast number of extraordinary, completely alien creatures, ranging from the rare and somewhat terrifying Goblin Shark to 18-foot-long sea serpents—and those…

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UK installs first new electricity pylons in 90 years

UK installs first new electricity pylons in 90 years

Danish architect Erik Bystrup has designed diamond-shaped electricity pylons for the UK-the first new pylons installed in the country in 90 years! Six T-Pylons have already been…

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Design a modular, ultra-flexible self-build home for a shot at £5000!

Design a modular, ultra-flexible self-build home for a shot at £5000!…

Think you could design a modular and eco-friendly home on a £40,000 shoestring budget? The National Custom & Self Build Association (NACSBA) wants to see your ideas and will offer…

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MOW is the world's first inductive wireless charging lamp

MOW is the world's first inductive wireless charging lamp

Powerful, handy and elegant, MOW is a portable lamp with no buttons and no wires that claims to be the world's first inductive wireless charging lamp.  The lamp is intuitive by…

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12 organizations fighting food waste around the globe

12 organizations fighting food waste around the globe

We all heard our mothers say it when we were young, "Don't waste your food," or perhaps, "Take all you want but eat all you take." Whether you were threatened with having your dinner…

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This woman can fit two years of trash in one small mason jar

This woman can fit two years of trash in one small mason jar

Have you ever thought about how much trash you produce in a day? How about a year or two years? The average person wastes 4.3 pounds of waste per day; that's 1,569 pounds per year. Not…

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