INFOGRAPHIC: Are our homes becoming more sustainable overall?

INFOGRAPHIC: Are our homes becoming more sustainable overall?

Our current climate situation is a big problem without one simple answer. In order to slow or halt climate change, we are going to need to change many different aspects of modern life.…

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Problem solving architects give Venetian apartment a flood-proof upgrade

Problem solving architects give Venetian apartment a flood-proof…

The city of Venice, Italy celebrates its commitment to history by preserving, and still utilizing, its canals throughout the city. Citizens have seen a need, however, to address some…

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This expanding 'origami' bridge gives victims of natural disasters instant access to supplies

This expanding 'origami' bridge gives victims of natural disasters…

Natural disasters are Mother Nature’s way of showing us just how powerful she is and how fragile and unpredictable our lives can be. Survivors of such events find themselves without…

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FDA bans import of some Mexican cilantro after feces found at farms

FDA bans import of some Mexican cilantro after feces found at farms

The FDA has announced a ban on imports of cilantro grown in specific areas of Mexico, as well as heightened inspections for all Mexican-grown cilantro after a series of inspections…

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This gigantic shimmering disc is made from 14,000 eyeglass lenses

This gigantic shimmering disc is made from 14,000 eyeglass lenses

Calgary-based artists Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett reused discarded and broken eyeglass lenses to create a massive installation suspended over the historic facade of Pera…

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Futuristic self-sufficient vertical city rises from the Sahara Desert

Futuristic self-sufficient vertical city rises from the Sahara Desert

French architectural design firms Nicholas Laisné Associés and OXO Architectes teamed up to design a concept for a massive vertical city in the Saharan desert. The La Tour des Sables…

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World's oldest panda celebrates with cake and bamboo. Happy Birthday Jia Jia!

World's oldest panda celebrates with cake and bamboo. Happy Birthday…

Celebrations took place Tuesday July 28 at the Ocean Park Center in Hong Kong as their oldest Giant Panda, Jiu Jiu turned 37 and her place in the Guinness Book of World Records as not…

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Outdoor pop-up libraries bring literary love to little ones in East Harlem and the South Bronx

Outdoor pop-up libraries bring literary love to little ones in East…

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Villa One is an affordable prefab home that accommodates a growing family

Villa One is an affordable prefab home that accommodates a growing…

The architects designed the flexible 136-square-meter home with a Y-shaped floorplan to maximize communal spaces and views out to the landscape, courtyard, and secret garden. The shape…

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Hillary Clinton wants to increase U.S. solar power 700% by 2027

Hillary Clinton wants to increase U.S. solar power 700% by 2027

As the race to the White House heats up, Hillary Clinton is in the spotlight more than ever. Like her opponents, Clinton has begun issuing proposals for responding to climate…

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Amazing wood Pequod caravan comfortably fits a family of four

Amazing wood Pequod caravan comfortably fits a family of four

Currently parked in Indiana, the Pequod is on the larger side of tiny homes. Weighing 11,500 pounds, the tiny house measures 26 feet in length and a maximum of 8.5 feet in width, with…

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Shigeru Ban will reuse earthquake rubble to build Nepal relief shelters

Shigeru Ban will reuse earthquake rubble to build Nepal relief…

Shigeru Ban and his humanitarian organization Volunteer Architects Network (VAN) announced plans to build emergency shelters for Nepal back in May, but it wasn’t until now that the…

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How one woman turned an old school bus into the coziest little home

How one woman turned an old school bus into the coziest little home

Stephanie Adams began her Tiny Home Bus Conversion by purchasing a 220 square foot school bus for $2,125 from an online auction. The 2000 diesel model, with 98,000 miles clocked, proved…

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Four-legged prehistoric snake offers clues about the reptile's evolution

Four-legged prehistoric snake offers clues about the reptile's…

A 113-year-old fossil uncovered in Brazil has provided the first evidence that snakes did, at one stage, have four legs—and it's believed that these limbs were used for burrowing as…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Learn the history behind modernist design

INFOGRAPHIC: Learn the history behind modernist design

Have you ever wondered where all the beautiful modernist buildings featured on Inhabitat got their roots? London’s modern furniture store ARAM sheds light on the history of modernist…

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Extreme hanging pods create a meditative, light-controlled space for rock climbers

Extreme hanging pods create a meditative, light-controlled space for…

The pods, commissioned by Manz Wine Estate Cape Town, have a specific function of reducing harmful light wavelengths and control and edit visual hallucinations and mirages induced by…

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Deepwater Wind breaks ground on the U.S.'s first offshore wind farm (finally)

Deepwater Wind breaks ground on the U.S.'s first offshore wind farm…

While offshore wind farms have been operational in Europe since the 1990s, efforts to establish any such projects off the U.S. coast have stalled amid funding and environmental…

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Ride down this 270-foot-long water slide when it comes to NYC this weekend

Ride down this 270-foot-long water slide when it comes to NYC this…

Urban water sliding sounds a bit like an extreme sport made up for a sitcom script, but it’s real, and it’s coming back to Manhattan. Next month, Slide the City will set up a…

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Could this simple new ring empower women to protect themselves against HIV?

Could this simple new ring empower women to protect themselves against…

For decades now women have had multiple options when it comes to maintaining control of their reproductive system, but the same cannot be said when it comes to protecting against STDs,…

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Low-cost Eucalyptus screen shields a hospital dormitory from Rwanda's scorching sun

Low-cost Eucalyptus screen shields a hospital dormitory from Rwanda's…

New York-based Sharon Davis Studio completed a housing project in Rwanda, built by local residents using regional materials. The new building will accommodate and provide community…

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Space, Not Spikes humanizes London's shameful anti-homeless initiative

Space, Not Spikes humanizes London's shameful anti-homeless initiative

Urban planners in London are determined to make life even more difficult for the homeless by placing spikes on commonly used areas for sleeping and sitting. The spikes are placed in all…

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Urban Crepe is a blooming Buenos Aires food stall in a repurposed shipping container

Urban Crepe is a blooming Buenos Aires food stall in a repurposed…

Urban Crepe is located at the 'Distrito Arcos Premium Outlet', an open-air mall on a former railway area within the leafy Palermo. It's massive discount clothes stores are sheltered in…

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Sneak a peek at IKEA's food-centric 2016 catalog and newly unveiled products

Sneak a peek at IKEA's food-centric 2016 catalog and newly unveiled…

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Rising sea levels are suffocating already-endangered turtle eggs

Rising sea levels are suffocating already-endangered turtle eggs

As climate change drives sea levels to rise around the globe, scientists are warning that it could have a devastating effect of the survival rate of turtle eggs. In the new research,…

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Crazy "missing link" Darwin fish can breathe air, walk on land AND…

In Australia, there is a fish that has lungs, can walk on dry land, and breathe air, for up to six days. It's not a new species, but it's on the move. This has scientists warning that…

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There's an 'uprooted' house suspended above this German square

There's an 'uprooted' house suspended above this German square

Construction sites are unconventional spaces for art exhibits, but it is the perfect spot for Leandro Erlich’s “Pulled Up by the Roots” installation, in Germany. Featuring a house…

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Palo Santo is a lush, eco-friendly hotel wrapped in 800 varieties of plants

Palo Santo is a lush, eco-friendly hotel wrapped in 800 varieties of…

< Palo Santo opened last October in the green and trendy 'Palermo Hollywood' neibourgh. Inspired by the Patric Blanc's vertical gardens at Musée du Quai Branly and Caixa Forum,…

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Brilliant SALt lamp runs 8 hours on just 1 glass of salty water

Brilliant SALt lamp runs 8 hours on just 1 glass of salty water

Rural communities in the Philippines will soon be trading in candles and battery-powered devices for lamps which run on salt water to illuminate their homes. The Sustainable Alternative…

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World's top climate scientists warn coastal cities will soon be uninhabitable

World's top climate scientists warn coastal cities will soon be…

A new study, penned by 17 of the world’s top climate change experts, suggests that rates of glacial melt have been drastically underestimated and, with this new information, sea…

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The Hubs is a backyard geodesic dome that goes up in under an hour

The Hubs is a backyard geodesic dome that goes up in under an hour

When it comes to backyard projects, there's nothing like a do-it-yourself build to get the whole family out in the fresh air for a while. The Hubs maximizes that concept with an…

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Shelters for Nepal earthquake survivors can be built from reclaimed materials in two days

Shelters for Nepal earthquake survivors can be built from reclaimed…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfFXLHJ_D6c Charles Lai and Takehiko Suzuki collaborated with AONA architecture studio and the One Village Focus Fund to deliver the design to a…

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Bow-wow House is a dog-friendly guesthouse in South Korea

Bow-wow House is a dog-friendly guesthouse in South Korea

The clients’ site is located on a hillside above the town of Sowon-myeon Padori in Chungcheongnam Province. The architects mitigated the slope by dividing the building onto two…

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Why are people randomly falling asleep in Kazakhstan?

Why are people randomly falling asleep in Kazakhstan?

In 2013 reports of a strange affliction began emerging from the remote towns of Kalachi and Krasnogorsky in Kazakhstan; people were seemingly randomly falling asleep—sometimes while…

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15-in-1 BauBax jacket is like the Swiss Army Knife of travel gear

15-in-1 BauBax jacket is like the Swiss Army Knife of travel gear

Wish you could ditch your bag and travel lighter? The BauBax jacket could be just what you’re looking for. The travel jacket includes 15 pockets specially designed for common items,…

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Spahaus and Trihaus are "ready-to-live" homes tucked in a Canadian…

Montreal-based design studio YH2 were commissioned to design two types of wood and concrete mountain retreats that would offer panoramic vistas of the gorgeous landscape of the…

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RECIPE: bread-free sushi sandwiches

RECIPE: bread-free sushi sandwiches

Get your sushi on - no rolling mat needed. These flour-free sandwiches combine nori, rice and vegetables for a nutrition-packed meal that can be adjusted to suit whatever you have lying…

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200-sq-ft mini mobile studios let artists and entrepreneurs escape out-of-control NYC rents

200-sq-ft mini mobile studios let artists and entrepreneurs escape…

ArtBuilt Mobile Studios are small mobile workspaces that let artists, social-service providers and micro-businesses work in new ways and in new places. These small, movable…

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