Cacoon is a hanging tent that lets you get away from it all

Cacoon is a hanging tent that lets you get away from it all

The Cacoon hanging tent is the perfect place to escape from it all. Part hammock, part tent, it's an indoor/outdoor cocoon that can travel wherever you go - even if you never leave your…

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Parasitic pod homes attach to buildings to provide additional housing

Parasitic pod homes attach to buildings to provide additional housing

Since 2010, the number of homeless people 'sleeping rough' on the streets of London has risen 77 percent, according to James Furzer, the architectural assistant at Spatial Design…

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Only four Northern White Rhinos remain on the planet

Only four Northern White Rhinos remain on the planet

Nabire was a 31-year-old Northern White Rhino who called Czech Republic's Dvur Kralove Zoo home until her death, which was announced Tuesday. Nabire suffered from uterine cysts, which…

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Exclusive video: The Barr Brothers perform at the Pickathon Music Festival

Exclusive video: The Barr Brothers perform at the Pickathon Music…

Somewhere between a dusty Americana and West African groove lies the soulful grit and instrumentally diverse folk-rock sound evoked from The Barr Brothers. The Montreal-based quartet…

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Patrick Nadeau's Green-Roofed Wave Home Changes Appearance with the Seasons in France

Patrick Nadeau's Green-Roofed Wave Home Changes Appearance with the…

The Wave Home has two floors. On the ground level the living room, kitchen and multimedia space open up towards the exterior by sliding walls. The upper level houses two bedrooms and a…

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Facebook unveils solar-powered Aquila plane that will beam the internet to remote locations

Facebook unveils solar-powered Aquila plane that will beam the…

It has long been in the works, but Facebook’s solar-powered, internet-giving plane is finally ready to take to the skies. The social media giant recently unveiled the Aquila, a…

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California senators push for emergency drought relief measures

California senators push for emergency drought relief measures

California lawmakers are finally getting serious about the worsening drought in the coastal state. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer jointly introduced a bill this week that…

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Seascape cottage is a self-sustaining getaway made from locally-sourced materials

Seascape cottage is a self-sustaining getaway made from…

Annandale Seascape Cottage, designed by New Zealand-based architectural firm Pattersons, is a gorgeous retreat set into a rock escarpment in a tiny boulder strewn South Pacific cove.…

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Beijing was just selected to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games

Beijing was just selected to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games

Bird's Nest stadium Water Cube artificial snow-making plan

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Submit your proposals for ‘architecture that reacts’ to the Laka Competition 2015

Submit your proposals for ‘architecture that reacts’ to the Laka…

Public arts initiative Laka is inviting designers from around the world to submit their ideas of ‘architecture that reacts’ to the Laka Competition 2015. Although interpretations of…

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VIDEO: LiveStream from this weekend's Pickathon, the world's most sustainable music festival

VIDEO: LiveStream from this weekend's Pickathon, the world's most…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR0Yo6kIIog The Mountain Stage is Pickathon’s main outdoor venue which has the distinction of being one of the world’s largest temporary…

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Baines&Fricker reveal a stylish portable research lab for Fieldwork

Baines&Fricker reveal a stylish portable research lab for Fieldwork

Baines&Fricker were commissioned by consultancy firm Fieldwork to design and make a portable research lab. The lab comes in a custom built flightcase with rollers on one side. The…

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Cat Camp opens today in NYC (adorable video)

Cat Camp opens today in NYC (adorable video)

cat camp, cat camp nyc, cat cafe, cat cafe nyc, purine one, purine one cat camp, cats nyc, cute cats, openhouse nyc, nyc cat camp From the people who brought you the first ever Cat…

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You can wear these removable 3D-printed casts in the shower - and they speed up the healing process

You can wear these removable 3D-printed casts in the shower - and they…

Bespoke, manufacturer of custom prosthetic limbs, has started using 3d printing to make custom cast prototypes that would stabilize broken body parts just like conventional casts.…

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Cantilevered timber-clad retreat overlooks lakeside views in Canada

Cantilevered timber-clad retreat overlooks lakeside views in Canada

The top-heavy retreat is split into two main volumes: the smaller lower level housing a dormitory-style bedroom and the mechanical rooms, and the larger upper level comprising two…

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Australia reveals the world's first solar powered “e-paper” traffic signs

Australia reveals the world's first solar powered “e-paper”…

Sydney is leading the way in eco-friendly traffic signs by using solar-powered, “electronic ink” signs. Completely sustainable and able to be updated at the drop of a hat, the…

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Scientists transform human cells into lasers

Scientists transform human cells into lasers

That youthful glow you sometimes exude may no longer be just the light. Scientists from Harvard Medical School have developed three ways to use individual cells and turn them into…

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Would you buy this wooden bicycle for $11,000?

Would you buy this wooden bicycle for $11,000?

Designer Paule Guerin and woodworker Till Breitfuss founded the Keim studio and chose to work with wood for its potential as a sustainable and durable building material. The duo…

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Cantilevered shipping container coffee shop pops up in Johannesburg

Cantilevered shipping container coffee shop pops up in Johannesburg

Made from stacked and cantilevered shipping containers, the Foghound Interactive Coffee Company in Johannesburg is a sustainable flagship for the ambitious company. Designed by…

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Zaha Hadid’s Messner Mountain Museum tunnels through an alpine peak

Zaha Hadid’s Messner Mountain Museum tunnels through an alpine peak

The striking 10,700-square-foot Messner Mountain Museum Corones is located 7,500 feet above sea level and accessible via cable car from within the Kronplatz ski resort in South Tyrol,…

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American public calls for extradition of lion poacher Walter Palmer

American public calls for extradition of lion poacher Walter Palmer

The American dentist who allegedly paid $55,000 to kill a beloved lion in Zimbabwe has come under fire since his identity was disclosed to the public this week. Stories about Cecil the…

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Rotterdam is building the world's largest electric vacuum cleaner to suck up smog and turn it into jewelry

Rotterdam is building the world's largest electric vacuum cleaner to…

A Smog Free Tower that stands 23 feet tall is being built to scrub pollution out of the air in parks and other public outdoor spaces in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. On a mission to…

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Large-scale solar is nearly the same cost as other fuels in world's three biggest markets

Large-scale solar is nearly the same cost as other fuels in world's…

If you remember anything from your first economics class, it probably has something to do with supply and demand. The more abundant a product, the lower the price drops. In the case of…

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Daniel Libeskind to build soaring pyramid skyscraper in Jerusalem

Daniel Libeskind to build soaring pyramid skyscraper in Jerusalem

Studio Daniel Libeskind and local architect Yigal Levi, unveiled  new renderings of the high-rise design in Jerusalem's downtown area, first unveiled in 2011. Dubbed the Pyramid, this…

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Google starts equipping Street View cars with air pollution sensors

Google starts equipping Street View cars with air pollution sensors

Google Street View cars have been patrolling for years now, providing limitless information about the world we live in and creeping us out when we search for our own homes. Recently,…

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Nendo’s versatile twig chair lets you swap out different wooden backrests

Nendo’s versatile twig chair lets you swap out different wooden…

Prolific Japanese studio Nendo unveiled twig, a versatile chair created for Italian furniture brand Alias. The minimal two-toned chair is made up of a white aluminum base with four…

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Toyssimi brings together children and designers to create dream toys for charity

Toyssimi brings together children and designers to create dream toys…

TOYSSIMI 100 Children + 100 Designers = 100 Extraordinary Toys and even more 24 July – 11 September 2015 TDMEducation - La Balena At the TDMEducation - La Balena area,…

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The first humans were smaller and

The first humans were smaller and "scrappy," new study shows

The first humans were smaller, but “scrappy” according to a new comprehensible dataset. These humans emerged from South Africa and were from a smaller-bodied species called Homo…

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Gorgeous cantilevering roof made of timber tops Hungary's spectacular new Pancho Arena

Gorgeous cantilevering roof made of timber tops Hungary's spectacular…

The Hungarian Football Academy decided to build a UEFA category III football stadium suitable for hosting Hungarian league matches and junior tournaments as well as different…

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Look up at the Empire State Building tomorrow to see giant endangered animals projected  on the side

Look up at the Empire State Building tomorrow to see giant endangered…

If you're in New York City tomorrow night, don't forget to look up. The facade of the iconic Empire State Building is set to double as a giant canvas from 9pm to midnight. 33 floors of…

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Richard Branson calls to protect all sharks after surfer Mick Fanning's amazing escape

Richard Branson calls to protect all sharks after surfer Mick…

Sir Richard Branson is using Mick Fanning's recent brush with death via shark to call for greater protection for all sharks. He urged in a recent blog post that "the coverage of this…

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Eero Saarinen's iconic JFK terminal to be reborn as swanky airport hotel and convention center

Eero Saarinen's iconic JFK terminal to be reborn as swanky airport…

MCR Development will revamp JFK's Eero Saarinen-designed TWA Flight Center into a lavish hotel and convention center, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday at a luncheon in…

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Roger Partners and ASD unveil plans for a new public pier in St. Petersburg, Florida

Roger Partners and ASD unveil plans for a new public pier in St.…

New York studio Rogers Partners, landscape architect Ken Smith and local firm ASD were selected to design the new hybrid pier and park that will replace the existing inverted-pyramid…

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Ford's new headlights can automatically shine a light on pedestrians and animals

Ford's new headlights can automatically shine a light on pedestrians…

Driving at night can be a bit unnerving on unlit roads, since it can be a bit difficult to see potential hazards on the road. Ford has revealed that it is working on new advanced…

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NEXT Architects reveals undulating Shouxi Stone-inspired Fuzhou apartment complex

NEXT Architects reveals undulating Shouxi Stone-inspired Fuzhou…

Architecture firm NEXT completed an apartment complex inspired by the famous local 'seal-stone' or 'shouxi-stone' of Fuzhou, the capital of the Fujian Province. The meandering balconies…

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This house has a special staircase designed just for dogs

This house has a special staircase designed just for dogs

Located next to the regular stairwell, the pooch-friendly staircase has smaller steps and even a doggy balustrade. The short riser height and shallow incline translates to a much longer…

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Is Bernie Sanders our best defense against climate change?

Is Bernie Sanders our best defense against climate change?

Could Bernie Sanders be our best hope to save the planet from catastrophic climate change by leading a clean energy revolution in the United States? The 2016 Democratic presidential…

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Urine-deflecting walls in San Francisco will make you think twice about Number One

Urine-deflecting walls in San Francisco will make you think twice…

Ah, urination. One of life’s simple pleasures, enhanced when performed in an outdoor setting. Though public peeing is best is done in natural spaces with some privacy, city folk…

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FeltForms are handmade felt acoustic panels that merge art and function

FeltForms are handmade felt acoustic panels that merge art and…

FELTFROMS - 3D acoustic panels FeltForms are a series of handmade acoustic 3D panels. It's the result created through the Research of felt material and the variety of forms that it…

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Studio Vara converts a boring old box building into a refreshing green office space in San Francisco

Studio Vara converts a boring old box building into a refreshing green…

With a smart design strategy, even the most boring buildings can be transformed into interesting spaces. Architecture firm Studio Vara redesigned a plain commercial box building in San…

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