Tropical Box House stays naturally cool with geometric perforated concrete skin

Tropical Box House stays naturally cool with geometric perforated…

Interior climate control is an important factor when designing homes for the tropical heat of Kuala Lumpur. In order to combat the blistering sun sustainably and economically, WHBC…

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This crazy Chinese shopping mall has a massive vertical aquarium, an LED canopy and gondola rides

This crazy Chinese shopping mall has a massive vertical aquarium, an…

Los Angeles-based studio amphibianArc designed an unusual shopping mall in China, inspired by the traditional Chinese treasure bowl which symbolizes good fortune and piece. The Dongfeng…

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Fiji's new floating pizzeria is a tasty slice of paradise

Fiji's new floating pizzeria is a tasty slice of paradise

Located just off the coast of Fiji and accessible via a 45-minute boat ride from Port Denarau, Cloud 9 feels like a remote slice of paradise surrounded by nothing but stunning…

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UNStudio and DP Architects complete phase one of sustainable Singapore University of Technology & Design

UNStudio and DP Architects complete phase one of sustainable Singapore…

Established in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, SUTD offers a unique east-meets-west multidisciplinary education built upon four key academic pillars:…

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ValorisationLab upcycles vintage scarfs into unique handmade caps

ValorisationLab upcycles vintage scarfs into unique handmade caps

ValorisationLab. is an up and coming independent headwear brand based in Ukraine, Kyiv. Founded in 2014 the street wear brand upcycles genuine vintage and reclaimed scarves giving them…

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Amazon just opened a dedicated solar power store in India

Amazon just opened a dedicated solar power store in India

Amazon in India has opened a store devoted to solar-powered products. The Indian government has announced a variety of initiatives to increase its share of renewable energy, including…

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Julian Lechner's Kaffeeform espresso cups made of coffee grounds are dishwasher safe

Julian Lechner's Kaffeeform espresso cups made of coffee grounds are…

Can you imagine how many tons of coffee grounds go to waste every day as people worldwide feed their caffeine habit on a daily basis? Concerned about this very thing, German designer…

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The World as I See It art installation reveals a view of the world from a wheelchair

The World as I See It art installation reveals a view of the world…

The world is not always as you see it. Building, bodies, and streets become an unrecognizable wall that encapsulate you. The works aims to address a topic that is never discussed, the…

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The Lilypad tiny house in Portland features two loft spaces and a lot of personality

The Lilypad tiny house in Portland features two loft spaces and a lot…

Picture Move over, all you clutter-free tiny houses with stark interiors and no sign of personality, there's a new kid on the block. This Portland tiny home, dubbed the Lilypad, is a…

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Ditch your iPhone charger with Native Union's genius KEY cable

Ditch your iPhone charger with Native Union's genius KEY cable

You're running late for work and your iPhone battery is low (again), but you can't, for the life of you, locate your stupid charger. And anyway, the thing is so frayed it's bound to…

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UK Student Builds Surprisingly Sturdy Stools With Bacteria, Sand and Pee

UK Student Builds Surprisingly Sturdy Stools With Bacteria, Sand and…

Edinburgh College of Art student Peter Trimble has built a ready-made machine for making compostable furniture. Called Dupe, the machine converts sand, urine and bacteria into a new…

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Architects and artists sling harsh criticism at Heatherwick's Garden Bridge project

Architects and artists sling harsh criticism at Heatherwick's Garden…

When someone says “Everyone is a critic,” they’re typically exaggerating. If architect Thomas Heatherwick is saying it now, it might actually seem true. A host of prominent…

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Glistening glass-enclosed penthouse to rise atop historic Soho building

Glistening glass-enclosed penthouse to rise atop historic Soho…

The design is "based in the language of the historic context—specifically the repetition and proportion of architectural elements, the shadows produced by layers on the facade, and…

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Airbnb and other rentals linked to more frequent evictions in San Francisco neighborhoods

Airbnb and other rentals linked to more frequent evictions in San…

According to a report released by Budget Analyst Harvey Rose, between 950 and 1,960 units in San Francisco have been removed from the housing market by hosts like AirBnB and VRBO…

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60 lucky chickens live to bawk another day after falling off a truck in Williamsburg

60 lucky chickens live to bawk another day after falling off a truck…

Related:These Chickens Eat More Food from Four-Star NYC Restaurants Than You Do Via Gothamist Lead image via Shutterstock nyc animals, chickens, brooklyn, chicken…

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This tiny solar-powered home is for sale on eBay, starting at just $10K

This tiny solar-powered home is for sale on eBay, starting at just…

http://vimeo.com/121906128 Every year, Studio H teaches high school and middle school students from Berkeley’s REALM Charter School how to design and build public architecture…

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Futuristic Urban Algae Folly grows food, fuel and shade

Futuristic Urban Algae Folly grows food, fuel and shade

The future of food is green. Really green. We first saw a prototype of the Urban Algae Folly in 2014 at the Fuori Salone, but London-based ecoLogicStudio has taken their innovative…

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Google announces new site for Mountain View HQ by Heatherwick and BIG

Google announces new site for Mountain View HQ by Heatherwick and BIG

Earlier this week we saw the design for Google's new sprawling headquarters in Mountain View, California, but the plans for the new Googleplex were thrown into jeopardy after the…

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This 3D-printed titanium bike has vibrating handlebars to give you directions

This 3D-printed titanium bike has vibrating handlebars to give you…

Designed by Portland-based company Industry, in partnership with Ti Cycles, the 'Solid' bike is intended as the "ultimate urban utility bike", and the world's "first connected,…

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Danish architects deck out Viborg town hall with green roofs and solar panels

Danish architects deck out Viborg town hall with green roofs and solar…

The new town hall building in Viborg, Denmark is a marvel of sustainable and striking design, thanks to Henning Larson Architects. Features of the complex stay true to the clean, sharp…

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Elon Musk defends $4.9 billion in government subsidies

Elon Musk defends $4.9 billion in government subsidies

Elon Musk’s has built an empire through innovation in electric car, solar and space technology, but it now looks like his success has been supported by roughly $4.9 billion in…

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Apply to the 2015 Bark Live-Build student workshop to learn eco-friendly construction techniques

Apply to the 2015 Bark Live-Build student workshop to learn…

Are you a student who knows all the sustainable architecture buzzwords but has little to no idea how to apply those eco-friendly techniques on-site? You’re not alone. To help students…

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INFOGRAPHIC: 10 tips to save water in your home

INFOGRAPHIC: 10 tips to save water in your home

Water is important to everyone and everything: we use it every day and, as a result, sometimes don't realize how much we waste. With the recent devastating droughts impacting huge…

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Google launches $20 million challenge to innovate designs for people with disabilities

Google launches $20 million challenge to innovate designs for people…

The one billion plus people around the world who live with a disability, physical or developmental, face enormous challenges that too often are ignored by the able-bodied majority.…

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6 ways to make your wedding more sustainable

6 ways to make your wedding more sustainable

If you haven’t considered how to have a more sustainable wedding, you’re missing out on more than just a chance to give back to the environment. Making your nuptials a more…

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6 Brilliant Studios Perfect For The Eco Artist

6 Brilliant Studios Perfect For The Eco Artist

Green-Roofed Weaving Studio in Washington Located on the San Juan Islands in Washington is this gorgeous weaving studio designed by Prentiss Architects. Topped off with a grass-covered…

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Is this Chinese building a knockoff of Herzog and de Meuron's

Is this Chinese building a knockoff of Herzog and de Meuron's "Jenga"…

As they say, imitation is the highest form of flattery. Savvy investigation by NY Curbed has uncovered that the Chinese developer Wide Horizon is a huge fan of Herzog and de Meuron's…

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The Flatiron Building is the next model in Lego Architecture line

The Flatiron Building is the next model in Lego Architecture line

The Flatiron Building in New York City is an iconic staple that has been at the corner of Broadway and Fifth Avenue for over 100 years. Now, LEGO Architect has taken the Flatiron and…

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Nature lover makes incredibly detailed map of park's individual trees

Nature lover makes incredibly detailed map of park's individual trees

Image via Wikipedia Related: + Tompkins Trees Via The Villager Tompkins Square Park, Tompkins Square Park leaf map, green space nyc, parks nyc, parks east village, east…

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Ben & Jerry's aims to fight climate change using the ultimate weapon – ice cream

Ben & Jerry's aims to fight climate change using the ultimate…

Picture Can ice cream save the world? It's no surprise that to Vermont ice cream makers Ben & Jerry's, the answer is a resounding "yes". Their new flavour, Save Our Swirled is…

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s historic home cuts energy bill 60% with over 2,000 LEDs

Frank Lloyd Wright’s historic home cuts energy bill 60% with over…

Two of Frank Lloyd Wright’s historic estates are being updated with super efficient LEDs as part of an overall effort to reduce energy use, while keeping true to Wright's vision.…

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World’s tallest wood building proposed in Paris could store 3,700 metric tons of carbon

World’s tallest wood building proposed in Paris could store 3,700…

Michael Green Architecture (MGA) just unveiled a proposal for a carbon neutral wooden skyscraper in Paris that, if constructed, will be the world’s tallest wood building. Created in…

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This home is a small timber cottage on the inside and an automated concrete monolith on the outside

This home is a small timber cottage on the inside and an automated…

You wouldn't think it, but this modern suburban home located in Melbourne, Australia, was once a small timber cottage. Dubbed "Green House", the structure is topped with a roof made…

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Europe's largest living wall unveiled in the UK

Europe's largest living wall unveiled in the UK

National Grid is the latest group to claim the largest living wall in Europe. This may or may not be true, but that seems tangential to the crux of this story. The site that controls…

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Hyperloop CEO says the 700mph ride could be free for passengers

Hyperloop CEO says the 700mph ride could be free for passengers

The Hyperloop track proposed to offer super-speed travel between San Francisco and Los Angeles has to be one of the most exciting projects slated for the coming decade. In concept, the…

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Sunflower House’s quirky cube cluster soaks up the Mediterranean sun

Sunflower House’s quirky cube cluster soaks up the Mediterranean sun

When the clients purchased the seaside plot, they expected that their future house would be “fully exposed” to the impressive views. However, a site analysis revealed several…

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Bad weather forces Solar Impulse to make unscheduled stop in Japan

Bad weather forces Solar Impulse to make unscheduled stop in Japan

Over the weekend, Solar Impulse finally departed from China to begin its five-day, five-night solar-powered journey across the Pacific Ocean. This leg of the round-the-world expedition…

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Texas upholds ban on Tesla’s direct car sales model

Texas upholds ban on Tesla’s direct car sales model

  In many states, Tesla’s direct sales model has brought on legal challenges. Most recently, the electric car company has been doing battle in Texas, where existing laws…

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Zaha Hadid's stainless steel facility weaves around existing buildings and an ancient sequoia

Zaha Hadid's stainless steel facility weaves around existing buildings…

Zaha Hadid's smooth curving addition to the University of Oxford weaves through the site and changes height and turns to avoid an existing Sequoia tree. The new structure, clad in…

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Jeb Bush meets with coal industry barons in private, press-free forum

Jeb Bush meets with coal industry barons in private, press-free forum

Likely Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush will deliver the keynote speech and meet with potential donors at the upcoming Coal & Investment Leadership Forum. Off limits to…

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