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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Donghyun Kim's Micro-Housing Concept Aims to Turn Wasted Space into Tiny Apartments

Donghyun Kim's Micro-Housing Concept Aims to Turn Wasted Space into…

Kim, an Architectural Designer at Neal Beckstedt Studio with an MArch from Cornell University, conceptualized his micro-housing project as a response to New York City's current housing…

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Couple uses ladders to navigate their Tokyo 'Ninja' house

Couple uses ladders to navigate their Tokyo 'Ninja' house

In 2013, the couple who commissioned the renovation, Tatsumi Terado and his wife Hanae, talked to CNN about their home. Responding to the absence of interior walls, the gaping floor…

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NASA is looking for alien life on Europa

NASA is looking for alien life on Europa

“Is there life on Mars?” Perhaps the question is a bit dated. While the past existence of Martian life seems increasingly likely, scientists look towards Jupiter’s moon Europa as…

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Futuristic inflatable spa engulfs visitors in mist on the River Thames

Futuristic inflatable spa engulfs visitors in mist on the River Thames

The Nine Elms Horticultural Spa & Apothecary Experience is an experimental public space created to coincide with the ongoing Chelsea Fringe Festival and the London Festival of…

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Hipster Grannies get some spray paint. This is what happens next

Hipster Grannies get some spray paint. This is what happens next

New forms of art almost always seem outrageous to the preceding generation. Rock n' roll. Rap. Graffiti. That's the stereotype anyway, but LATA 65 wants to break it down. In an effort…

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Thousands of dead fish wash ashore in Long Island's Peconic Bay

Thousands of dead fish wash ashore in Long Island's Peconic Bay

As beach season in Long Island is not starting as planned, as thousands of dead bunker fish wash ashore in Peconic Bay. The bay has been the subject of local news lately, as hundreds of…

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Street artist wraps NYC gentrification victims with 'Gentrification in Progress' crime tape

Street artist wraps NYC gentrification victims with 'Gentrification in…

Bushwick-based street artist Ann Lewis, a.k.a. Gilf!, wrapped shuttered storefronts, big name stores and iconic NYC landmarkes with yellow Gentrification In Progress tape in an effort…

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AART Architects Norwegian housing development is shaped like a wooden mountain range

AART Architects Norwegian housing development is shaped like a wooden…

Featuring a whopping 209,900-square-foot area, the Waterfront is one of Europe's largest wooden residential developments. Its shape takes inspiration from the Norwegian mountains while…

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Zaha Hadid and Daniel Libeskind's CityLife complex nears completion in Milan

Zaha Hadid and Daniel Libeskind's CityLife complex nears completion in…

The 366,000-square-meter City Life district was masterplanned by Hadid, Libeskind, and Japanese architect Arata Isozaki. In addition to the City Life residences, the mixed-use district…

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If you want to avoid BPA, avoid these brands like the plague..

If you want to avoid BPA, avoid these brands like the plague..

Since I lead a fairly mobile life, I'm often on the lookout for healthy food that travels well, but I'm terrified of canned foods that contain the hormone-disrupting chemical…

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California oil spill pipeline had corroded all the way through

California oil spill pipeline had corroded all the way through

An investigation by federal regulators has shown that the ruptured petroleum pipeline that recently spilled 101,000 gallons of crude oil near Santa Barbara was allowed by its owner to…

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Extraordinary sinkhole pops up beneath a busy Parisian highway

Extraordinary sinkhole pops up beneath a busy Parisian highway

Galerie Itinerrance commissioned 1010, who teamed up with construction company SEMPA, to paint the 4,500-square-meter Le Périphiérique across eight traffic lanes. The optical illusion…

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Killing dogs and cats for meat is still legal in 44 U.S. states

Killing dogs and cats for meat is still legal in 44 U.S. states

China's massive dog meat festival is a annual source of international outrage, and the Humane Society has recently announced extraordinary successes in helping curb the farming of dogs…

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Steve Axford's new photos unveil the enchanting world of fungi

Steve Axford's new photos unveil the enchanting world of fungi

Steve Axford's photographs are a beautiful reminding that nothing exists in isolation and the closer you look, the more you find. And what he found is an astonishing collection of rare…

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Liberty Manufacturing Co.’s sustainable industrial-style tables are 100% made in the U.S.

Liberty Manufacturing Co.’s sustainable industrial-style tables are…

Liberty Manufacturing Co. designs their tables from the ground up with durability, sustainability, and style on the mind. Made from industrial grade cold-rolled steel and…

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INFOGRAPHIC: The future of construction techniques

INFOGRAPHIC: The future of construction techniques

Construction is changing in a big way. From 3D printing to self-healing concrete, the future of building is full of all kinds of exciting advancements. This infographic from Gutter…

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