Modern Renovation Brings Victorian Ranelagh House Back from the Brink in Dublin

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INTERVIEW: Takaharu Tezuka Incorporates Nature and Function in Architecture

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BIG's Hualien Residences Look Like Gigantic Green-Roofed Mountains

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Richard Branson Unveils Amazing Mahali Mzuri Eco-Camp in Kenya

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Philips's New LED Bulb Looks and Feels Like an Incandescent

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Practically everyone knows that LED and fluorescent light bulbs are better than inefficient incandescents, but many consumers just can’t resist the familiar shape and soft, warm glow. Philips plans on changing all that with an LED bulb that looks like an old reliable incandescent and gives off a similar glow, which may just convince the hold-outs to convert.

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Japanese-Inspired Woven Willow Kagome Sandpit Offers Natural Play for Kids in Vienna

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Festo Uses Biomimicry to Design an Energy Efficient Bouncing Bionic Kangaroo

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The prospect of a bouncing robotic kangaroo may seem crazy, but German-based engineering company Festo discovered that basing robot motion on the kangaroo’s hop is incredibly energy efficient. Known for other successful biomimetic creations such as flying seagulls and wind turbines that absorb energy like flapping bird wings, the company’s Bionic Kangaroo will be hopping onto the stage to make its debut at the Hannover Messe from April 7, 2014.

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Tiny Polyhedral Noa Prefab is a Geometry Lover's Dream Home

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Australia's Largest Cargotecture House is a Modern Masterpiece Built from 31 Shipping Containers

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Madrid Gets Ready to Launch its First Electric Bike Sharing Program

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Madrid is making it easier and greener to get around town with its first electric bike-share program. Dubbed BiciMad, the program mirrors similar programs in place in Barcelona, London and Paris where commuters are able to rent an electric bike for use around the city. The program will include 1,500 bikes at 120 bike stands throughout the city.

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Bycatch: There’s More Than Just Your Seafood on the Line

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Americans love to eat seafood. In fact, seafood consumption in the United States has grown 50 percent in the last 50 years, with shrimp, tuna and salmon topping the list as most popular choices. What many people may not know, however, is that their shrimp cocktail or swordfish steak may come with a side-order of dead sea turtle, dolphin or shark. Bycatch, the catch of non-target fish and ocean wildlife, is a persistent threat to marine ecosystems around the world. According to some estimates, bycatch may amount to 40 percent of the world’s fishing catch, totaling 63 billion pounds a year.

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Fantasized: Belgian Designer Creates Livable Products Out of Discarded Fans

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Belgian designer Sep Verboom partnered with social environmentalist Hon. Nida Cabrera to innovate the waste management in Cebu City. Old fans are purchased in Philippine junkshops and combined with traditional weavings by local craftsmen. The rattan materials provide a natural touch and connect the products to a rich culture of weaving industries. Currently, Fantasized is launching at the Milan Furniture Fair with a pre-order campaign on INDIEGOGO. Become a FAN!

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'Broken' Furniture Finds Beauty in Cracked and Unwanted Wood

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Finnish designer and woodworker Jalmari Laihinen‘s amazing new collection of furniture celebrates the beauty of cracked, harsh edged wood that would otherwise go unnoticed or discarded. Laihinen’s Broken series utilizes cast-off planks in clever ways, giving us a whole new way to appreciate this “flawed” natural material.

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Remistudio's Massive Floating Ark Battles Rising Tides

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PTW Architects Unveil Glittering Gold Brazzaville Stadium Design for the 2015 All-Africa Games

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Australian architectural firm PTW Architects designed a glistening golden stadium for the upcoming 2015 All-Africa Games taking place in Republic of the Congo. Congruent with its brassy exterior, the Brazzaville stadium will be built with ultra-modern sports facilities along with quite a few ecological features. According to the architects, the shiny golden facade of the stadium was inspired by the “sun’s rays, as a symbolic interpretation of the longevity of the games and the excitement and colour that competition brings to the African countries participating in the event.”

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Buy a Stylish Peace Bicycle and You'll Also Donate a Bike to A Child in Need

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In the United States cycling is often perceived as a leisure activity for kids or a highly competitive sport, but things are much different abroad. Everyone rides bikes in cities like…

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Could This Proposed Tax Break Help Citi Bike with Its Financial Woes?

Could This Proposed Tax Break Help Citi Bike with Its Financial Woes?

It's no secret now that Citi Bike is having financial woes, but New York Senator Charles Schumer has an idea that could help them out. Schumer has proposed an amendment to a tax bill…

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Antler Handlebars Add Hipster Flair to Picnic-Ready Lumburr Bicycle

Antler Handlebars Add Hipster Flair to Picnic-Ready Lumburr Bicycle

Spring is finally here, which means fair-weather cyclists and picnickers are popping up in droves at parks across the nation. In celebration of craft and the great outdoors, Lumbürr Co…

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BMW Designs Ritzy Subway Trains for Kuala Lumpur's New Transit System

BMW Designs Ritzy Subway Trains for Kuala Lumpur's New Transit System

BMW subsidiary Designworks USA is helping the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur move into the 21st century with 58 ritzy trains for the city's new subway system. The new three-line metro…

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Tavern on the Green Set to Reopen This Month with a Menu Featuring Local Ingredients

Tavern on the Green Set to Reopen This Month with a Menu Featuring…

After two years of renovations and a series of hold ups, Central Park's historic Tavern on the Green restaurant is finally set to reopen this month. Philadelphia restaurateurs Jim…

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