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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World's top zoo organization linked to dolphin killings in Taiji, Japan

World's top zoo organization linked to dolphin killings in Taiji,…

Dolphin hunting in Taiji, Japan became public knowledge upon release of the documentary The Cove. Although the dolphin hunting reportedly ended after the release of the 2009 film, new…

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This flowering Japanese paper sculpture creates a unique sky gazing experience

This flowering Japanese paper sculpture creates a unique sky gazing…

Environmental Design student Shoko Konishi was inspired by the sky to create her paper structure "Transition". At first it appears humble, with little clue to it's intended use. Once…

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Japan is building a 250-mile concrete sea wall to keep tsunamis at bay

Japan is building a 250-mile concrete sea wall to keep tsunamis at bay

It’s an age-old philosophy: if you want to keep something out, just build a big wall. That’s exactly how Japan is approaching future tsunamis in the wake of the 2011 disaster that…

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Jubilee Pavilion in Karlsruhe will help the city celebrate its 300th anniversary in style

Jubilee Pavilion in Karlsruhe will help the city celebrate its 300th…

The wooden structure will cover an area of 1000 square meters, and will be composed of the ground floor, including function hall, a stage and cafeteria as well as an exposition floor…

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Design for discomfort: new products could force people to stop being so lazy

Design for discomfort: new products could force people to stop being…

  Imagine an elevator that stops one floor before the one you selected and tells you to get out and take the stairs the rest of the way, or a lamp that only turns on when you…

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Britain names Pitcairn Island as center of world's largest marine reserve

Britain names Pitcairn Island as center of world's largest marine…

When it comes to protecting marine life, Britain is going big. The announced plans earlier this week to create what will be the world’s largest fully protected marine reserve that…

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INFOGRAPHIC: The dangers of indoor pollution and how to deal with it

INFOGRAPHIC: The dangers of indoor pollution and how to deal with it

In 2012, household air pollution made up 7.7% of all global mortalities. Given that we spend 90% of our lives indoors, it's important that the air we breathe indoors is clean, which can…

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Spring's baby animals are easy prey for outdoor pets—help keep them safe!

Spring's baby animals are easy prey for outdoor pets—help keep them…

All around the world, songbirds are disappearing at an alarming rate. Although many of them perish due to habitat loss and poisoning by agricultural pesticides, a startling number of…

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The Parkolation Project helps special-education kids and brings green spaces to Boston

The Parkolation Project helps special-education kids and brings green…

Teaching fellow at Harvard Graduate School of Education, Wilhelmina Peragine, pulled together a team of students, volunteers, city officials and several nonprofits in order to transform…

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Pavegen's kinetic walkway in South African mall will power rural villages

Pavegen's kinetic walkway in South African mall will power rural…

Samsung and Pavegen have collaborated to give shoppers in Sandton City shopping mall a positive take on renewable energy, as part of Samsung’s ‘What If I Can’ campaign.

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Artist to install blooming Living Pyramid in Socrates Sculpture Park

Artist to install blooming Living Pyramid in Socrates Sculpture Park

Queens's Socrates Sculpture Park is going to be blooming with one very large flower tower this summer and you can join in on the fun! Artist Agnes Denes will be installing her…

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Cutest little lamb in Brooklyn spotted at hipster eateries around NYC

Cutest little lamb in Brooklyn spotted at hipster eateries around NYC

Brooklyn has a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb...and the adorable little fella's name is Smokey! After being abandoned by his mother and almost freezing to death, Smokey was…

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Kiyoshi Mino's startlingly realistic felt sculptures blow taxidermy away

Kiyoshi Mino's startlingly realistic felt sculptures blow taxidermy…

Kiyoshi’s collection of eight animal sculptures are now offered through the Chicago design shop ODLCO. Each bear, lamb, pig, cat, horse, duck, chipmunk, and bird sculpture is started…

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Hager Partner and nps tchoban voss collaborate to design a green-roofed rec center near Berlin

Hager Partner and nps tchoban voss collaborate to design a…

The city swimming baths at Nauen near Berlin will be transformed by a new green-roofed entrance building and recreation park designed by naps tchoban voss and Landscape Architects Hager…

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Naked filter is an affordable and easy solution to clean healthy water

Naked filter is an affordable and easy solution to clean healthy water…

The lack of access to clean water is a major humanitarian problem around the world. Silicon Valley startup Liquidity Nanotech wants to help solve that issue by bringing clean, healthy…

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Contemporary Bedford Park House modestly hides its many green features

Contemporary Bedford Park House modestly hides its many green features

The Bedford Park House’s modest and traditional appearance—the house matches the scale, setback, and exterior brick-and-wood detailing of its neighbors—belies its many impressive…

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Costa Rica powered by 100 percent renewable energy for over 75 days

Costa Rica powered by 100 percent renewable energy for over 75 days

Costa Rica has achieved an extraordinary clean energy milestone by running solely on renewable energy for the past 75 days. Heavy rainfall in the region has enabled the country to…

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