Russia has ambitious plans to build a superhighway to Alaska

Russia has ambitious plans to build a superhighway to Alaska

Russia has announced big plans for a superhighway that would effectively connect all the continents in the Northern Hemisphere, making it possible to travel from New York westward…

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U.S. approves $350,000 hunt of endangered black rhino in Namibia

U.S. approves $350,000 hunt of endangered black rhino in Namibia

A hunter who last year paid $350,000 at a Dallas auction to hunt an endangered Black Rhino in Namibia has been permitted by U.S. authorities to bring the so-called trophy back to the…

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Morphosis plans ultra-thin reflective skyscraper for Swiss resort valley

Morphosis plans ultra-thin reflective skyscraper for Swiss resort…

The '7132 Tower' is intended to be an impressive and eye-catching feature in itself, but the architects also worked to make sure the building cooperates with its beautiful natural…

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Star Wars Tatooine villages in Tunisia have been taken over by ISIS

Star Wars Tatooine villages in Tunisia have been taken over by ISIS

The infamous Tunisian Star Wars sets, that represent Luke Skywalker's desert planet of Tatooine, have had it rough in the past. If it's not Imperial Stormtroopers, then the sets are…

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James Whitaker designs funky light-filled office space out of shipping containers

James Whitaker designs funky light-filled office space out of shipping…

An advertising agency commissioned Whitaker to develop the Hechingen Studio design as a low-cost cargotecture workspace near the rural German town of Hechingen. Although the project was…

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Azerbaijan's 2015 Expo Pavilion Keeps a Small Energy Footprint Inside a Slatted Timber Shell

Azerbaijan's 2015 Expo Pavilion Keeps a Small Energy Footprint Inside…

The designers created a modular system within the Azerbaijan pavilion so that various levels can be reconfigured to accommodate a variety of different uses. Each floor is connected via…

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Nymph's Workshop makes unique, handcrafted lamps out of coconut shells

Nymph's Workshop makes unique, handcrafted lamps out of coconut shells

Artist from Lithuania creates lamps out of coconuts that not only looks like a piece of jewelry but also shines amazing light art. Nymphs lamps are handcrafted out of coconut shell by…

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SoNo Arhitekti unveils prismatic Slovenia Pavilion for the 2015 World Expo

SoNo Arhitekti unveils prismatic Slovenia Pavilion for the 2015 World…

SoNo Arhiteki won the bid to design the Slovenian Pavilion for the 2015 Milan Expo. Inspired by the expo's theme "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life," SoNo Arhiteki based their…

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A Church in the Netherlands has been converted into a house of coffee worship

A Church in the Netherlands has been converted into a house of coffee…

An 18th-Century abbey in the Netherlands has been transformed into a center of worship for caffeine and great conversation. Located in the hamlet of Abshoven in the Dutch province of…

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Dine at these restaurants on Sunday to raise money for hunger-relief

Dine at these restaurants on Sunday to raise money for hunger-relief

Looking for a place to grab brunch, lunch or dinner on Sunday? Why not stop in at one of the 70+ restaurants participating in Time Out For Hunger to raise money for hunger-relief while…

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Vo Trong Nghia Unveils Towering Bamboo Lotus Pavilion for the World Expo 2015

Vo Trong Nghia Unveils Towering Bamboo Lotus Pavilion for the World…

Vo Trong Nghia's lotus pavilion was inspired by local flora, but it holds a universal message. "Growing from the muddy ponds it rises above the surface to bloom with remarkable beauty.…

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DIY: Make Your Own Herb Planter With NativeCast's Fun Kits!

DIY: Make Your Own Herb Planter With NativeCast's Fun Kits!

NativeCast’s biodegradable boxes provide everything you need to create your own indoor garden. The boxes are shaped like hearts, squares, and round shapes, and inside you'll find a…

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Google's self-driving car will have exterior airbags to protect pedestrians

Google's self-driving car will have exterior airbags to protect…

Google is hard at work on its upcoming self-driving car and now it's been revealed that the little car could have a new technology to protect pedestrians - external airbags. It's being…

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The world's first functional 'human-powered' cardboard treadmill is a confusing feat

The world's first functional 'human-powered' cardboard treadmill is a…

We've seen cardboard bikes, surfboards and a huge amount of cardboard furniture, but in what must be a world-first, Lue Nuwame—better known as Homemade Game Guru—has created a…

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Classic Eichler renovated into a naturally-cooled home that blends indoors and out

Classic Eichler renovated into a naturally-cooled home that blends…

Klopf Architecture recently remodeled a classic Eichler mid-century home, honoring the iconic home’s style while expanding it to suit the needs of the new homeowners. Working along…

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Submit your architecture projects to ARCHITECT Magazine’s 2015 R+D Awards

Submit your architecture projects to ARCHITECT Magazine’s 2015 R+D…

ARCHITECT Magazine is now accepting architecture submissions to its ninth annual R+D Awards, a competition that celebrates the most innovative building research, materials, and…

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Elegant Flying Point home rises gracefully out of restored sand dunes

Elegant Flying Point home rises gracefully out of restored sand dunes

Flying Point is a contemporary one-story structure that is comprised of the main house, a pool and a pool house. Although the home maintains a simplistic sophistication, the project was…

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Inhabitat's favorite green designs from the 2015 Architectural Digest Home Design Show

Inhabitat's favorite green designs from the 2015 Architectural Digest…

Artist Breon Dunigan's cruelty-free “Trophy Heads” made us do a double-take over at the Gallery Schoolhouse booth. Made from repurposed furniture and textiles, the sculptures offer…

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Samoo Architects & Engineers reveal plans for Ulju Government Complex in South Korea

Samoo Architects & Engineers reveal plans for Ulju Government…

The architects designed the project as an attempt to combine history, nature and accessibility and create diverse spaces within the complex. While there is a high degree of independence…

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SelgasCano unveils colorful chrysalis-like designs for the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion

SelgasCano unveils colorful chrysalis-like designs for the 2015…

Spanish architects Jose Selgas and Lucia Cano of SelgasCano just unveiled designs for the 2015 Serpentine Pavilion, a temporary summer structure to be built in London’s Kensington…

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VIDEO: Father and daughter team recreate Jurassic Park with $100,000 of LEGOs

VIDEO: Father and daughter team recreate Jurassic Park with $100,000…

Want to watch Jurassic Park with your kids? Afraid it’s too gory? Try this new, Lego-ized version. A father and daughter team has recreated the best scenes from Jurassic Park using…

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VIDEO: See the Tesla Model X up close on the road in Palo Alto

VIDEO: See the Tesla Model X up close on the road in Palo Alto

This isn't the first time that we've seen videos of the Tesla Model X on the road, but this is the first time we've seen it this close up. YouTube user nbkagzw13 recently caught a…

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Temperature-regulating Thermo Tents offer the most comfortable camping experience ever

Temperature-regulating Thermo Tents offer the most comfortable camping…

Summer is coming and we can't wait to go camping! However, those freezing nights and hot mornings can suck the fun out of the experience and make the most adventurous people grumpy.…

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Henning Larsen Architects reveal plans for a new mosque in Copenhagen that marries Islamic and Nordic design

Henning Larsen Architects reveal plans for a new mosque in Copenhagen…

Henning Larsen Architects has released its plans for a new mosque and Islamic community centre in Dortheavej—an area in northern Copenhagen, Denmark. Commissioned by The Islamic…

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AgriDust transforms food waste into green packaging and plant pots

AgriDust transforms food waste into green packaging and plant pots

AgriDust is a project that envisions turning food waste into biodegradable material which can be used to make packaging and plant pots. Marina Ceccolini devised a way to transform six…

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Kengo Kuma wins design competition for new Paris Metro station

Kengo Kuma wins design competition for new Paris Metro station

Japan-based architecture firm Kengo Kuma & Associates has been named as the winner of the design competition for a new Paris Metro station. The 45,000-square-metre metro stop,…

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Toyota's three-wheeled i-ROAD is the perfect solution for crowded city driving

Toyota's three-wheeled i-ROAD is the perfect solution for crowded city…

In the not-too-distant future, personal transportation will take on a completely different shape than today. As more individuals move to city centers, public transportation will become…

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Arup's timber prefab Sky Believe in Better Building wins the 2014 Wood in Architecture Award

Arup's timber prefab Sky Believe in Better Building wins the 2014 Wood…

Arup beat the other five contenders thanks to their sustainable message and the short turnaround for the completion of the building. The project goes beyond zero embodied carbon and…

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Brick Lamp is an understated lamp that looks like a humble piece of concrete

Brick Lamp is an understated lamp that looks like a humble piece of…

HCWD Studio works strike to rediscover the using experience of daily object, and redefine the relationship between human scale, space and landscape. The New York-based design studio…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Are you living in an age-friendly city?

INFOGRAPHIC: Are you living in an age-friendly city?

By 2020, the number of people worldwide who are aged 65 or older will outnumber children under the age of 5. Citizens of advanced age have a very different set of needs than younger…

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Caminito del Rey, the world's most dangerous hike, reopens this weekend

Caminito del Rey, the world's most dangerous hike, reopens this…

Caminito del Rey, the world's most dangerous hike, reopens March 28 for the first time since it was shut down in 2001. "The King's little path" is situated near the town of El Churro,…

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DIY: Piled Up Egg Cartons Give Way to an Awesome Lightweight Seating Option

DIY: Piled Up Egg Cartons Give Way to an Awesome Lightweight Seating…

If you fancy getting your hands into some DIY projects this summer, the best way to start is take note from the DIY masters at ReadyMade (rest in peace). An idea straight from Andrew…

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Study shows biodegradable plastics do not break down more quickly in landfills

Study shows biodegradable plastics do not break down more quickly in…

Plastic products labeled as biodegradable may not decompose any more quickly than standard plastics. A new study by Susan Selke and Rafael Auras in the ACS journal, Environmental…

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Mercedes-Benz will release 10 new plug-in hybrids by 2017

Mercedes-Benz will release 10 new plug-in hybrids by 2017

Not to be outdone by Audi or BMW, Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to release 10 new plug-in hybrid models by 2017. Mercedes-Benz has also announced that the new plug-in hybrid models…

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SDA invites Ontario design students and recent grads to compete for a shot at $10,000

SDA invites Ontario design students and recent grads to compete for a…

The 2015 Sustainable Design Awards (SDA) just kicked off registration to their fifth annual design competition. Open to all post-secondary students and recent graduates in Ontario, the…

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Glassy timber-clad La Chasse Galerie home harmonizes with the lush Laurentian Forest

Glassy timber-clad La Chasse Galerie home harmonizes with the lush…

The gorgeous la-Chasse-Galerie house is a light filled home designed by Thellend Fortin Architects to harmonize with the wooded area it sits upon. Located in the Laurentian forest…

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Alexandra Kehayoglou Crafts Lush Grassy Carpets Inspired by the Pasturelands of Argentina

Alexandra Kehayoglou Crafts Lush Grassy Carpets Inspired by the…

These aren't your grandmother's shag carpets - Alexandra Kehayoglou creates incredible rugs that look like miniature pastures and meadows. Each hand-tufted piece is a tribute to the…

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United Nations to send 10,000 flat-packed IKEA shelters to refugees worldwide

United Nations to send 10,000 flat-packed IKEA shelters to refugees…

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) has partnered with social enterprise Better Shelter to move forward on a plan to bring 10,000 of IKEA’s incredible…

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This monstrous solar oven in Uzbekistan can melt metal with its laser-like sun beam

This monstrous solar oven in Uzbekistan can melt metal with its…

As part of the Soviet-run "Sun" research complex in Uzbekistan, a gigantic solar parabola reflects energy from the universe's largest star and focuses it into a light beam that can…

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Architect builds tiny timber barn for adorable pygmy goats in Bavaria

Architect builds tiny timber barn for adorable pygmy goats in Bavaria

Inspired by the region’s traditional timber homes, Kühnlein built the small barn out of wooden planks and raised it off the ground on timber legs. The structure is made up of stacked…

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