Moreau Kusunoki Architectes’ ‘Art in the City’ wins Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition

Moreau Kusunoki Architectes’ ‘Art in the City’ wins Guggenheim…

Moreau Kusunoki Architectes’ ‘Art in the City’ was determined winner by an 11-member international jury after a yearlong competition process. All architecture teams involved were…

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The U.S. Army is developing a 173 MPH hoverbike

The U.S. Army is developing a 173 MPH hoverbike

Since Return of the Jedi, the concept of a hoverbike has been undeniably cool, but the flying machines may also have many practical advantages over standard helicopters—namely that…

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The 2015 Serpentine Gallery is a colorful cocoon that filters light like stained glass

The 2015 Serpentine Gallery is a colorful cocoon that filters light…

New images of the 2015 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion reveal a playful plastic web of alien cocoon-like corridors as construction nears completion before next week's opening. From above,…

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Microchips lined with human cells win Design of the Year Award

Microchips lined with human cells win Design of the Year Award

London's Design Museum has chosen a strange, but very promising technology as Design of the Year 2015. Having even outdone Google’s self-driving car, the Human Organs-on-Chips design…

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Here's what riding the high-speed Hyperloop train could look like

Here's what riding the high-speed Hyperloop train could look like

The entire Hyperloop system, in Argo Design’s concept, is comprised of four levels, much like an airport terminal. The high-speed tube will be designed to carry vehicles and cargo as…

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Vietnam’s Vegan House is covered from top to bottom in vibrantly painted shutters

Vietnam’s Vegan House is covered from top to bottom in vibrantly…

The city of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, has just gained a charming and colorful addition to its peaceful neighborhoods. Keeping in line with other traditional, “tube houses” in the area,…

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Could printing synthetic GMO rhino horns help save real rhinos from extinction?

Could printing synthetic GMO rhino horns help save real rhinos from…

After 40 million years roaming the earth, the rhinoceros has reached a point where it is classified as "critically endangered"—the Western black rhino was declared extinct, and only…

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Santiago shuts down as air pollution skyrockets off the charts

Santiago shuts down as air pollution skyrockets off the charts

Santiago authorities declared an environmental state of emergency for the Chilean town on Monday, due to a thick layer of smog that has overtaken the city. This means that 1,300…

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Morgan unveils all-electric 3 Wheeler with vintage charm

Morgan unveils all-electric 3 Wheeler with vintage charm

British motoring company Morgan has announced that they will unveil an all-electric version of their classic, sporty 3 Wheeler at the Goodwood Festival of Speed later this month. The…

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6 ways the Tesla Powerwall is changing the energy landscape

6 ways the Tesla Powerwall is changing the energy landscape

6 Ways the Tesla Powerwall is Changing the Energy Landscape Elon Musk has been trying to drive the adoption of solar power through his Tesla Motors and SolarCity companies. With…

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Transform a 2003 Casablanca bombing site into a public library for a shot at $10,000

Transform a 2003 Casablanca bombing site into a public library for a…

In 2003, the city of Casablanca suffered the deadliest terrorist attacks in Morocco’s history. To take a stand against extremist acts, Homemade Dessert (HMMD) launched the Casablanca…

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archimania's Conservation Hall is a sunken extension that preserves a historic governor's mansion

archimania's Conservation Hall is a sunken extension that preserves a…

Memphis-based architecture firm archmania designed an extension to a historic governor’s mansion in Nashville, Tennessee, and created an "unbuilding"-the architects created a sunken…

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Ismaili Center in Toronto is topped with a stunning angular glass dome

Ismaili Center in Toronto is topped with a stunning angular glass dome

Ismaili Center in Toronto, designed by Charles Correa Associates and Moriyama & Teshima Architects, provides the city's Islamic community with a new cultural center dominated by a…

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New EPA report reveals the 180 billion dollar cost of climate change

New EPA report reveals the 180 billion dollar cost of climate change

The Environmental Protection Agency has just released what is being called the most comprehensive report on the impact of global emissions on climate change. Titled “Climate Change in…

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OAS1S "treescrapers" are modern skyscrapers inspired by trees

OAS1S™ INTRODUCES THE NUMBER 1 GREEN ARCHITECTURE OAS1S™ introduces its concept for the number 1 green architecture; the unique design of houses as trees and communities as…

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Nine dead fin whales discovered off the coast of Alaska and no one knows what is killing them

Nine dead fin whales discovered off the coast of Alaska and no one…

The endangered fin whales’ numbers hover in the tens of thousands, so any die off is significant, but since May of this year, nine dead fin whales have been discovered in the water…

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HWKN chosen to design $3 million Bard College campus expansion

HWKN chosen to design $3 million Bard College campus expansion

New York based architectural firm HWKN has been announced as the designers of The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College new campus design. Related: HWKN’s Spiky-Armed…

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Climate change could reverse 50 years of global health progress

Climate change could reverse 50 years of global health progress

Climate change is (still) the greatest global health threat of the century, according to a fresh report from the 2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change. The commission…

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Soofa's solar bench lets people charge electronics on city streets for free

Soofa's solar bench lets people charge electronics on city streets for…

Part bench, part USB charger, Soofa's solar bench soaks up sun and provides a welcome place to rest one's bum.

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Access your own 25,000-sq-ft rooftop

Access your own 25,000-sq-ft rooftop "hipster playground" at ODA's new…

The 25,500 sf of modulating landscaped rooftop which will include: + ODA Architecture ODA Architecture, 10 Monieth street, green roofs, architecture, brooklyn design,…

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Cracked cellphone screens will soon be able to repair themselves

Cracked cellphone screens will soon be able to repair themselves

Have you ever been misfortunate or clumsy enough to drop your phone, leaving a spiderweb of cracks that, at best, serves as an embarrassing conversation starter or, at worst, turns your…

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Lush green oasis will top Saudi Arabia’s new dune-inspired metro station

Lush green oasis will top Saudi Arabia’s new dune-inspired metro…

The new Olaya Metro Station design is part of the country’s plan to redevelop Riyadh’s metro system. Gerber Architekten won the bid for the design in a 2012 competition. Inspired by…

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OOPEAA crafts Finland’s tallest wooden apartment block from sustainable CLT modules

OOPEAA crafts Finland’s tallest wooden apartment block from…

Created for housing developer Lakea Oy, Puukuokka is 'the tallest wooden apartment block in the country' according to its architect, Anssi Lassila. Situated in Kuokkala, the 8-storey…

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Amazing floating hotel allows guests to sail away in their own private yachts

Amazing floating hotel allows guests to sail away in their own private…

Having trouble deciding between a luxury yacht and a waterfront resort for your next vacation? Then this floating hotel, created by Serbian yacht designers Salt & Water, is your…

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8 Sustainable British buildings from the 2015 RIBA awards

8 Sustainable British buildings from the 2015 RIBA awards

The Foundry by Architecture 00 Architecture 00 repurposed a former shoe-polish factory into the Foundry, an office facility that houses various charities in London. Built on a former…

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Samsung designs "see-through" trucks to make the roads safer

Most of us have been there at one time or another; stuck behind a truck on a narrow two lane road with the choice between cruising impatiently at the back or taking a potentially…

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New devices generate renewable energy from evaporation

New devices generate renewable energy from evaporation

Evaporation is a key component of the Earth's water cycle, and one of the world's most dominant forms of energy transfer—and it's believed that as the climate warms, evaporation rates…

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France says "no more" to selling Roundup over the counter

Citing a probably link to cancer, France announced that Roundup weedkiller -- glyphosate -- will no longer be available for sale over the counter at garden centers throughout the…

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Thousands of freaky sea slugs wash up on California beaches as water temperatures rise

Thousands of freaky sea slugs wash up on California beaches as water…

Sea hares can grow up to 30 inches long and 15 pounds heavy. If you were to pick one up, however, you might find that they ooze a purplish ink. This ooze may have fooled curious…

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Beautiful adobe hotel in Bolivia belongs in a fairy tale

Beautiful adobe hotel in Bolivia belongs in a fairy tale

With shelters shaped like a tortoise, a teepee, a sea tower and a snail among other natural forms, Las Olas can be easily spotted down from the bay. As it's built on a slope, each room…

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LEGO is investing $150 million to make better, more sustainable toy bricks

LEGO is investing $150 million to make better, more sustainable toy…

Whether it's used in architecture or animal prosthesis, we have an enduring affection for LEGO—but it does have a nagging problem; the blocks and all their packaging are made of…

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The US just declared all captive chimps to be endangered

The US just declared all captive chimps to be endangered

Chimpanzees are now officially considered an endangered species, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and will be designated as such under the Endangered Species Act. The…

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INFOGRAPHIC: 9 green DIY air freshener ideas let you ditch the chemicals

INFOGRAPHIC: 9 green DIY air freshener ideas let you ditch the…

If you want to keep your home smelling fresh without resorting to chemical-laden sprays, Chadwicks’ latest infographic ‘9 Green Air Freshener Ideas’ is just what you’re looking…

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Andreco used nature as art to create this intriguing living wall

Andreco used nature as art to create this intriguing living wall

In the climate change era, the environment needs new symbols to inspire change. 
One artist is making that happen by creating artworks that focus on the relationship between humanity…

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Indian Prime Minister Says Yoga Could Help Stop Climate Change

Indian Prime Minister Says Yoga Could Help Stop Climate Change

Quick! Take 30 seconds and think of everything you can possibly do to combat climate change. Done? We're guessing that yoga wasn't on that list. But India’s new prime minister thinks…

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Climate Hope City: The Guardian unveils the ideal green city in Minecraft

Climate Hope City: The Guardian unveils the ideal green city in…

Lush, green rooftop gardens and multi-story farms growing fruits and vegetables for the people in the city. Hydrogen-powered boats that sail down crystal-clear rivers and canals and…

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Watch the Tesla Model S P85D take on gas-guzzling muscle cars in a race

Watch the Tesla Model S P85D take on gas-guzzling muscle cars in a…

When the Tesla Model S was introduced, Tesla boasted about its 250+ mile driving range, but no one expected it to ever be able to take on sports cars on the performance circuit. Several…

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Copenhagen’s largest school will be powered by solar energy

Copenhagen’s largest school will be powered by solar energy

Located on the water’s edge, CIS Nordhavn is sandwiched between the public waterfront and Copenhagen’s urban fabric. A promenade outside the school provides public access to the…

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NYC announces permanent car ban for Central Park and Prospect Park

NYC announces permanent car ban for Central Park and Prospect Park

“Prospect Park has always been my family’s backyard. That’s a sentiment New Yorkers in every borough feel about their parks. Making the loop drives in Central and Prospect Parks…

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Google brings in Heatherwick to design its London headquarters

Google brings in Heatherwick to design its London headquarters

The original one million square foot Google headquarters in Lonon, designed by London-based architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris(AHMM), has reportedly been deemed too boring and…

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