inhabitat

NAS Architecture's Spectacular 'Breath Box' Reflects the Landscape With 345 Mirrors

by , 07/31/14

Read More >

Advertisement

Mysterious Sinkholes Found at the Construction Site of Korea's Largest Tower

by , 07/31/14
filed under: Architecture, News

Kohn Pedersen Fox, Lotte World Tower, Lotte World Tower Seoul, Lotte World Tower sinkholes, sinkholes construction site, construction site halt, tower Korea, skyscraper Korea, LEED certification, LEED certified tower Korea

Sinkholes have appeared at the construction site of the Lotte World Tower in Seoul, the Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed skyscraper set to become the tallest structure on the Korean peninsula. At first, the appearance of holes has been reported on two roads close to the site-half a meter wide and 20 centimeters deep. Now it appears the adjacent lake is shrinking.

Read More >

Biber Architects Breaks Ground on USA Pavilion With Edible Vertical Garden for the Milan Expo 2015

by , 07/31/14

Read More >

Advertisement

Berlin Baumraum Treehouse Lets You Swap Your City Apartment For a Room Among the Leaves

by , 07/31/14

Read More >

Artemide's Flat-Pack Copernico Pendant is a Heliocentric Starburst of LED Light

by , 07/31/14

Copernico, Copernico Pendant Lamp, Artemide, Carlotta de Bevilacqua, LED, led lighting, led lamp, green interiors, green lighting, sustainable design, green design, green lighting, energy-efficient lighting, light emitting diode, green products

Artemide’s Copernico Luminaire is an out-of-this-world pendant lamp that consists of nine concentric rings stamped from a single plate of lightweight aluminum. 384 white LEDs line the rings, which rotate independently on two different axes, enabling the light emission to be directed and numerous spatial configurations to be obtained. Corpernico was designed by Carlotta de Bevilacqua, who drew inspiration from the heliocentric theory of Nicolaus Copernicus.

+ Artemide

+ Carlotta de Bevilacqua

Via Interior Deluxe

The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

 

ART

What's a Pop-Up Cornfield Doing in the Heart of Milan?

by , 07/31/14

Read More >

Commuter X4: Powerful Strap-on Fiber Optic Light Makes Cyclists Super Visible at Night

by , 07/31/14

Veglo, Commuter X4, strap on light, fiber optic light, clean tech, green design, reader submitted content, bicycle light, cycling safety, urban cycling, green transportation, city cycling

Cyclists don’t ever have to worry about riding at night again! Veglo’s award-winning safety light, the Commuter X4, is a fiber optic light worn over cyclists’ shoulders to create a unique illuminated shape aiding drivers to judge the distance and speed of cyclists and motorcyclists more quickly and accurately. The company was founded by passionate cyclist Ed Ward and Lucy Lynn-Evans after Ed was knocked off his bike from behind and thrown into a busy four-way junction in London. They have been on a mission to bring more powerful, practical and affordable lights to cyclists ever since. The Commuter X4 has certainly proven its popularity in the marketplace, having smashed its initial target to reach an incredible 120% funding on the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter in April, allowing it to roll out large scale production of the fiber optic light, which will be in stores this winter.

+ Veglo

The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

 

Check Out This Giant Map of NYC Neighborhoods Made From Hundreds of Smaller Maps

by , 07/31/14
filed under: Inhabitat NYC

ground floor gallery Brooklyn, the great nyc mapping project, martin mccormick, nyc local artists, urban exploration, new york city maps,

It’s rare to see anyone using paper maps nowadays since we’ve become so accustomed to pulling up directions on our phones. But for artist Martin McCormack, creator of The Great NYC Mapping Project, old-fashioned maps are far from obsolete; rather, they serve as mementos and as means to preserve the history of a constantly changing city. The self-described urban explorer scavenged New York City streets for over four years, collecting sundry maps from various restaurants and small businesses throughout the five boroughs. The result of his work, an epic 10′x16′ collage of the city, is on display now at the Ground Floor Gallery’s “Staycation” summer exhibition through August 17.  His work is one of six original art displays from local artists bringing a view of New York City through the eyes of its creative talent.

Read More >

Summer Streets NYC Will Once Again Ban Cars from 7 Miles of Manhattan in August

by , 07/31/14
filed under: Inhabitat NYC

Nyc summer streets, things to do in nyc, free things to do in nyc, nyc summer streets 6th year, new york city department of transportation, nyc free activities, nyc family friendly activities, nyc cool stops, nyc cooling locations, park avenue tunnel art display, chat travieso, Rafael Lozano-Hammer, Brooklyn bridge, central park, nyc summer activities

NYC’s annual Summer Streets festival is returning once again this August to turn almost 7 miles of Manhattan into a car-less haven for pedestrians. Residents, visitors and tourists alike will get a rare chance to walk the streets of the city without fear of being run down by taxi cabs or cars. The event will also offer a variety of performances, free bike rentals (and free helmets!), ziplining, health and wellness workshops, rockclimbing, water stations, art and more.

Read More >

Seed-Saving Part 2: Storing Beans, Squash, and Other Large Seeds

by , 07/31/14

Read More >

The World's First 3D Printed Room is a Mind-Boggling Baroque Interior

by , 07/31/14

Read More >

Massive Waves Could Shut Down Arctic Shipping Lanes Even as They Open

by , 07/31/14

Global warming has cleared away the ice that plagued potential Arctic shipping routes, opening them up for speedier and more reliable trade. But without ice to act as a breakwater, huge swells are developing, making the shipping lanes dangerous all over again. In addition, the increasingly large waves serve to destroy the remnant ice, and pose a storm surge threat to low-lying coastal communities.

Read More >

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Water Architect Koen Olthuis on How to Embrace Rising Sea Levels

by , 07/31/14

koen olthuis, koen olthius, waterstudio, waterstudio.nl, inhabitat interview, koen olthuis interview, floating architecture, global warming, storm surge, climate change, flooding, extreme flooding, rising sea levels, sea level rise, new york, jakarta, calcutta, miami, holland, dikes, design for disaster, flood-proof design, urban design, water issues, sustainable building, sustainable architecture, sustainable design, eco design, green design, green building, green architecture, city apps, floating buildings, floating cities, floating countries, maldives, kiribati, coastal cities

Sea levels are rising, floods are prevalent, and cities are at greater risk than ever due to climate change. Now that we’ve accepted these facts, it’s time to design and build more resilient structures. Koen Olthuis, one of the most forward-thinking and innovative architects out there, has a solution for rising sea levels. His solution: Embrace the water by incorporating it into our cities; creating resilient buildings and infrastructure that can handle extreme flooding, heavy rains, and higher water. Olthuis and his team at Waterstudio.nl have been showing coastal communities the benefits of building on the water. With countries like the Maldives and Kiribati having to build oceanside or move in order to escape rising sea levels, New York learning to battle storm surges, and Jakarta dealing with massive flooding, embracing water may be our only option for survival. We chatted with Olthuis about how coastal cities can become more resilient in the face of change—read on for our interview!

Read More >

8 Amazing Hidden Rooftop Houses You've Probably Never Noticed in New York City

by , 07/31/14
filed under: Inhabitat NYC

Read More >

Curiously Tiny Door Pops Up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

by , 07/31/14
filed under: Inhabitat NYC

Read More >

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.…

Read More >

How to Avoid Fines and Not Get Caught Up in California's Drought/Lawn Watering Catch-22

How to Avoid Fines and Not Get Caught Up in California's Drought/Lawn…

The worst drought in 500 years Most authorities agree that this is the worst drought in the last 500 years, and many believe that it will continue for at least another year –…

Read More >

Roomoon: Awesome Moon-Shaped Treehouse Tents are Perfect for Summer Glamping

Roomoon: Awesome Moon-Shaped Treehouse Tents are Perfect for Summer…

The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to…

Read More >

MAD and Studio Gang to Design George Lucas' Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago

MAD and Studio Gang to Design George Lucas' Museum of Narrative Art in…

Filmmaker George Lucas has appointed MAD and Studio Gang to design his proposed art museum in Chicago. The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (LMNA) will present a history of moving images…

Read More >

Europe is Turning the Iron Curtain Into a Cycling Path to Boost Bike Tourism and Promote Peace

Europe is Turning the Iron Curtain Into a Cycling Path to Boost Bike…

While East-West tensions are the highest they have been since the Cold War, European Union officials are planning to turn a symbol of that dark period -- the Iron Curtain -- into a…

Read More >

inhabitat inhabitat

Welcome to Inhabitat, your online guide to the best green design ideas, innovations and inspiration to build a cleaner, brighter, and better future.

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home