Tropical Swiss Thai House wraps a reclaimed wood deck around an azure pool

Tropical Swiss Thai House wraps a reclaimed wood deck around an azure…

Located near the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand in South East Asia, this home is smartly laid out in two stories. The main floor holds the kitchen, dining area, and a large living…

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Cabin 2 is a gorgeous contemporary extension to a mid-century holiday retreat

Cabin 2 is a gorgeous contemporary extension to a mid-century holiday…

The 110-square-meter holiday home extension was created to accommodate extended visits from family members and guests. Since Cabin 2 was designed as a separate unit from the existing…

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Climbers on Mt. Everest have caused a really crappy problem

Climbers on Mt. Everest have caused a really crappy problem

Climbing Mount Everest is meant to be one of the greatest achievements in the world. However, so many people are attempting to conquer the world's highest mountain that the peak is now…

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Design a tiny home community to help fight homelessness and you could win $1,500!

Design a tiny home community to help fight homelessness and you could…

Unused vacant land and homelessness are two major problems faced by almost every city in the world. To address these issues, the AIA North Carolina Activate14 committee and the…

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VIDEO: Google's new California headquarters is a greenhouse utopia by BIG and Heatherwick

VIDEO: Google's new California headquarters is a greenhouse utopia by…

Earlier in the week, we brought you news that Heatherwick Studio and BIG are collaborating on the design of Google's new Mountain View campus. And now, Google has just published a video…

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Senate fails to override Obama's Keystone XL veto

Senate fails to override Obama's Keystone XL veto

The Senate put one more nail in the Keystone XL Pipeline’s coffin yesterday when it failed to override President Obama’s presidential veto of the project. With a two-thirds majority…

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Infamous climate change denier Wei-Hock “Willie” Soon loses funding amid bribery scandal

Infamous climate change denier Wei-Hock “Willie” Soon loses…

It looks like funders are abandoning Dr. Wei-Hock “Willie” Soon, after the prominent U.S. climate change denier may have failed to disclose petroleum companies were paying him. The…

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Anti-pollution documentary goes viral in China, gaining over 155 million hits in one day

Anti-pollution documentary goes viral in China, gaining over 155…

Last week, a stark, simple 104 minute documentary by Chinese journalist and mother Chai Jing was uploaded to popular video-sharing site Youku. Titled "Under the Dome" Chai describes her…

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What do Robert Moses and Batman have in common? A lot, according to this new graphic novel

What do Robert Moses and Batman have in common? A lot, according to…

Published by Nobrow, “The Master Builder of New York City” gives factual insight into the incredible hold Moses had on the development of the city beginning as early as in the…

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Edmonton locals could ice skate to work using the new Freezeway

Edmonton locals could ice skate to work using the new Freezeway

Landscape architecture student Matthew Gibbs wants to be getting around the chilly Canadian city of Edmonton a lot more easy- and fun. Designed for his thesis project, the city is…

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Mecanoo's incredible Delft train station opens to the public

Mecanoo's incredible Delft train station opens to the public

The architects aimed to design a station that would reflect the city history while providing a contemporary space "that makes it clear to visitors that they have arrived in Delft." The…

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INTERVIEW: Becky Northey and Peter “Pook” Cook on the Tree Shaping Art of Pooktre

INTERVIEW: Becky Northey and Peter “Pook” Cook on the Tree Shaping…

INHABITAT: What obstacles did you face in figuring out your design process, and what methods did you try before arriving at Pooktre? POOKTRE: There are many trees in our valley that…

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Gorgeous Hawaiian school features an outdoor auditorium and reef pool so no child is left indoors

Gorgeous Hawaiian school features an outdoor auditorium and reef pool…

This multi-building campus features at its heart a winged-canopy open air auditorium, where students gather for announcements, assemblies, and other events. The eight-paneled pavilion…

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Stone and glass Torispardon House is a modern take on traditional Scottish farmhouses

Stone and glass Torispardon House is a modern take on traditional…

The house was inspired by the Gaelic word Tor, which describes piles of rock located at the top of a hill. It references traditional stone architecture and combines it with contemporary…

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Daan Roosegaarde's Waterlicht light installation mimics the beauty of Aurora Borealis

Daan Roosegaarde's Waterlicht light installation mimics the beauty of…

Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde created a mesmerizing light installation that mimics the effect of northern lights. The Waterlicht installation created above a flood channel of the…

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Ringling Bros Circus will stop exploiting elephants for entertainment by 2018

Ringling Bros Circus will stop exploiting elephants for entertainment…

  In an announcement that marks a huge win for animal welfare activists, Ringing Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's infamous elephants from…

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OFIS clads contemporary Ljubljana villa with double-perforated metal

OFIS clads contemporary Ljubljana villa with double-perforated metal

Centrally located in the Mirje Suburbs of Ljubljana, the villa’s stacked boxy volume is evocative of a pyramid; the shape is in reference to the Plecknik-designed pyramidal pedestrian…

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Japanese wedding chapel is lined with intricate hand-carved flowers to connect the past with the future

Japanese wedding chapel is lined with intricate hand-carved flowers to…

Hopeful visitors to the chapel will need to travel to the Ana Crowne Plaza Hotel in Hiroshima, Japan. There, they’ll find a steel-arched dome, measuring 6m (20 ft) high and 19m (62…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Could we end our fossil fuel addiction by 2050?

INFOGRAPHIC: Could we end our fossil fuel addiction by 2050?

Scientists say that unless we change our ways quickly, we could be seriously screwed when it comes to climate change. But since we are reliant on fossil fuels, is it even possible to…

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Marcel van Heeswijk designs airy office for GoodHabitz in Eindhoven

Marcel van Heeswijk designs airy office for GoodHabitz in Eindhoven

GoodHabitz, an online education hub in Eindhoven, Netherlands, hired Marcel van Heeswijk to design the interior of their new office space. Since the company's mandate is the transfer…

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This colorful Belgian apartment has beds built right into the walls!

This colorful Belgian apartment has beds built right into the walls!

The rooms were designed as mirrored spaces with one of them inside the chalet, while the other one faces it. The chalet protrudes outside in one of the rooms, while being positioned…

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Packaging the Future: Biodegradable Planter Pots for Spring Gardening

Packaging the Future: Biodegradable Planter Pots for Spring Gardening

Over the last decade there has been a dramatic increase in the availability of biodegradable plant pots, and I'm finding them everywhere from my beloved Gilbertie's Herb Gardens (which…

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Artist Sarah Hatton's newest artworks feature more dead honeybees arranged in intricate patterns

Artist Sarah Hatton's newest artworks feature more dead honeybees…

Sarah Hatton, a Canadian artist, uses dead bees to create beautiful works of art and bring attention to the plight of bees around the world. Her work features bees arranged in patterns…

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DIY hugelkultur: how to build raised permaculture garden beds

DIY hugelkultur: how to build raised permaculture garden beds

Although the term "hugelkultur" was coined by German horticulturalists Hans Beba and Herman Andra in the late 1970s, the actual technique has probably been used for thousands of years.…

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How to get your home featured in Dwell magazine's upcoming Brooklyn home tours

How to get your home featured in Dwell magazine's upcoming Brooklyn…

Dwell magazine is gearing up for its 2015 Brooklyn Home Tours, and they're currently on the lookout for unique homes in the borough to showcase as part of the event on Saturday, May…

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Pani Community Center in Bengal is made entirely from local and recycled materials

Pani Community Center in Bengal is made entirely from local and…

A new bamboo multi-use structure designed by SchilderScholte has popped up in the Bengalese town of Rajarhat. Funded by the Pani foundation out of the Netherlands, the building was made…

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Leonardo DiCaprio's eco-friendly NYC apartment rents for a cool $25,000 a month

Leonardo DiCaprio's eco-friendly NYC apartment rents for a cool…

A photo of a similar apartment in the Delos that was being eyed by Kim Kardashian. As reported by the NY Post and 6sqft, DiCaprio leased out his $10 million Delos apartment to…

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Jawdropping: Oldest human fossil fills in a 2.8-million-year-old gap in evolution

Jawdropping: Oldest human fossil fills in a 2.8-million-year-old gap…

It’s been a big year for old bones. Archaeologists have unearthed a jawbone—with teeth—in Ethiopia that is believed to be the oldest remains ever found from early humans. The…

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World’s highest LEED-scoring school is powered by D.C.'s largest geothermal system

World’s highest LEED-scoring school is powered by D.C.'s largest…

Located a few streets down from the U.S. Capitol, the historic Dunbar High School was founded in 1870 as the nation’s first public high school for African Americans. The school was…

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6 green ways to ward off the winter blues (a.k.a. Seasonal Affective Disorder)

6 green ways to ward off the winter blues (a.k.a. Seasonal Affective…

WINDOWHOP It's easy to get depressed when your work schedule has you getting less sun than Edward Cullen (you've got the sickly pallor to match and it's not nearly as sexy on you).…

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Kulturzentrum Ischgl is a green-roofed village center in Austria

Kulturzentrum Ischgl is a green-roofed village center in Austria

The village center is a restored rectory that was built in 1763, and is meant to define the village identity and create a modern meeting place. It features a subterranean tunnel that…

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Massive LEGO Death Star made from 500,000 bricks unveiled in California

Massive LEGO Death Star made from 500,000 bricks unveiled in…

Later today, Legoland's California resort will unveil the latest addition to its Star Wars Miniland; a 1900lb model of the Death Star that is made from over 500,000 LEGO blocks! The…

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Gleaming Holy Cross House saves energy with passive design and natural ventilation

Gleaming Holy Cross House saves energy with passive design and natural…

Holy Cross House by Thomas Balaban Architecte is an aluminum-clad home in Montreal, Canada, designed to optimize the use of natural lighting and provide a balanced living space for a…

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Koenigsegg announces the world's fastest hybrid hypercar

Koenigsegg announces the world's fastest hybrid hypercar

A growing number of hybrid supercars are putting their gasoline-dependent counterparts to shame, with Porsche and Ferrari debuting impressive concepts and even Bugatti rumored to be…

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This sexy faucet saves water while you get your swirl on

This sexy faucet saves water while you get your swirl on

In his design, Qiu intended to keep to the "gentle and swirly" nature of water. To that end, he designed a system of turbines installed inside the faucet to create different swirly…

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SwimCity offers 3D-printed floating housing for students in Stockholm

SwimCity offers 3D-printed floating housing for students in Stockholm

Belatchew Labs is an experimental studio under the umbrella of Belatchew Arkitekter, based in Stockholm. The Labs take on projects where it is necessary to solve urban problems with…

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a21studio levitates a stone slab to create a unique Buddhist temple in Vietnam

a21studio levitates a stone slab to create a unique Buddhist temple in…

The pavilion is located on a rocky slope accessible via stone steps that create a promenade and lead to a small clearing among a patch of trees. The structure is open on all sides and…

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The Rock Bottom is a tiny off-grid reading cabin built for just $300 in Vermont

The Rock Bottom is a tiny off-grid reading cabin built for just $300…

The construction cost of the Rock Bottom Cabin was incredibly low thanks to Diedricksen's deft scrap scavenger abilities. In fact, most of the cabin is made up of recycled parts and…

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EcoQube aquaponics system transforms any desk into a mini farm

EcoQube aquaponics system transforms any desk into a mini farm

http://aquaponicsfilter.com/ My name is Ryan and I’m an undergrad at UC San Diego working on a really exciting project going on Kickstarter called the EcoQube. We have had previous…

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Calotopos: a utopian vision of sustainable settlements integrated with nature

Calotopos: a utopian vision of sustainable settlements integrated with…

Moldovan architect Maxim Calujac has a unique vision for sustainable urban design, and he has named it "Calotopos". Based on a set of principles including polycentrism, population…

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