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Soaring city of "Vertical Factories" would produce goods made for New…

Architect Stuart Beattie’s design Made In New York would create a series of vertical factories right in the city, allowing New York to meet its own supply and demand. Chosen as an…

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Dazed and infused: the Porthole, by Crucial Detail

Dazed and infused: the Porthole, by Crucial Detail

007 liked his cocktails shaken, not stirred, but the innovative Porthole creates flavorful cocktails through cold infusion while acting as the main centerpiece in any setting.…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Why the shipping container revolution became popular

INFOGRAPHIC: Why the shipping container revolution became popular

Cargotecture is one of our favorite topics on Inhabitat and it should be no wonder why—building with shipping containers can be an affordable way to provide high-quality housing.…

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Wolfgang Buttress-Led Team Wins Bid to Design 2015 UK Milan Expo Pavilion

Wolfgang Buttress-Led Team Wins Bid to Design 2015 UK Milan Expo…

A team led by artist Wolfgang Buttress just scooped the winning bid to design a beehive-like structure for the UK pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo. Titled BE, the "pulsating virtual…

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France's oldest tree, alive since Louis IX, hides treehouse chapels within its trunk

France's oldest tree, alive since Louis IX, hides treehouse chapels…

The Oak chapels are not your average tree houses - it's not known exactly when they were built, but they are estimated to be between 800 and 1200 years old! In the late 1600s the tree…

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Smarter traffic light programming could help cut carbon emissions, MIT study shows

Smarter traffic light programming could help cut carbon emissions, MIT…

Idling cars create unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions, so common sense indicates that less time sitting in traffic would lead to a cleaner world. A new study by researchers at MIT…

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Super-efficient graphene LED bulbs to hit the stores this year

Super-efficient graphene LED bulbs to hit the stores this year

Graphene—everyone's favorite super strong carbon material—may just be set to revolutionize the LED. A dimmable bulb is set to be launched in UK stores later this year that contains…

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Kettal and Patricia Urquiola create Kettal Cottage: a part tiny house, part tent escape

Kettal and Patricia Urquiola create Kettal Cottage: a part tiny house,…

Spanish architect and designer, Patricia Urquiola, creates unique furniture pieces and her collaboration with furniture manufacturer Kettal has resulted with interesting lines of…

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Help a colorful pavilion made of recycled materials bloom this summer on Governors Island

Help a colorful pavilion made of recycled materials bloom this summer…

This summer, visitors to Governors Island will get to enjoy not one, but two City of Dreams Pavilions made from recycled materials. Izaskun Chinchilla Architects’ gorgeous Organic…

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Tadao Ando's first New York condominium design features one of the largest green walls in the city

Tadao Ando's first New York condominium design features one of the…

The design is a long-awaited unveil from the world-renowned Pritzker-award-winning Japanese architect, and the early images show a stark and simple rectangular building composed mostly…

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Portland architecture students build incredible outdoor stage from 520 recycled pallets

Portland architecture students build incredible outdoor stage from 520…

Calling all indie music fans! Oregon's Pickathon Indie Roots Music Festival is coming to life this August, and we've got your inside look at the awe-inspiring, sustainably crafted stage…

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Thomas Kroeger Architekt transformed this 19th-century barn into a gorgeous holiday home in Germany

Thomas Kroeger Architekt transformed this 19th-century barn into a…

This 19th century Lanhaus-country house- is located in a small village near Berlin. The architects renovated its large double-height hall, removed damaged and rotten structure, leaving…

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How to Grow Your Own Lemon Tree from a Seed

How to Grow Your Own Lemon Tree from a Seed

If you love plants but don't have much outdoor space to indulge your green thumb, you might feel a bit bummed about all the things you can't grow indoors. Fortunately, there are plenty…

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Winners announced for the 2015 eVolo Skyscraper Competition

Winners announced for the 2015 eVolo Skyscraper Competition

    The first place was awarded to BOMP (Ewa Odyjas, Agnieszka Morga, Konrad Basan, and Jakub Pudo) from Poland for their project Essence Skyscraper. The…

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Gogoro to launch battery-swapping electric Smartscooter this summer in Taipei

Gogoro to launch battery-swapping electric Smartscooter this summer in…

This past January Gogoro unveiled its battery-swapping Smartscooter - and the startup just announced that its zippy electric scooters will hit the streets of Taipei this summer! The…

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After scandal, GNC commits to test all herbal supplements for unlabeled and fraudulent ingredients

After scandal, GNC commits to test all herbal supplements for…

In the wake of a scandal which found that herbal supplements at major national retailers contain anything from powdered rice and asparagus to cheap fillers—and allergens—such as…

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Foster + Partners reveal plans for new metro system in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Foster + Partners reveal plans for new metro system in Jeddah, Saudi…

Award-winning architecture firm Foster + Partners has been chosen to create a new city-wide public transportation plan for Jeddah—one of the most vibrant city centres in Saudi…

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Spaceship-like ski chalet sheds snow with its sharp crystalline form

Spaceship-like ski chalet sheds snow with its sharp crystalline form

Commissioned by Martin and Sue Hadaway, the eponymous 460-square-meter home is clad in ipe hardwood planks and punctuated by shard-like glazing strips and black steel. The shape of the…

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Berlin's Tchoban Foundation Museum shelters architectural history within an energy-saving, hand-drawn concrete facade

Berlin's Tchoban Foundation Museum shelters architectural history…

Resolutely modern, the Tchoban Foundation’s Museum for Architectural Drawing springs forth from the end of a row of hundred year old apartment buildings at the entrance to the…

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'Raven Loft' is a small, sustainable treehouse home in BC, Canada

'Raven Loft' is a small, sustainable treehouse home in BC, Canada

The story of Raven loft started with the idea to live simply, sustainably, and low-cost. Geoff de Ruiter, owner of Raven Loft, bought a half acre forested plot of land for $35,000…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Make your own solar phone charger

INFOGRAPHIC: Make your own solar phone charger

The sun is the perfect source for clean, free energy, but sometimes the technology to harvest our nearest star's power can be a bit expensive. So why not take matters into your own…

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See IK Studio's curvaceous Torqueing Spheres at Socrates Sculpture Park this May

See IK Studio's curvaceous Torqueing Spheres at Socrates Sculpture…

The Architectural League of New York has chosen IK Studio’s Torqueing Spheres as the winner of their 2015 Folly Design Competition. Each year, the league invites emerging architects…

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This energy-harvesting plastic could have revolutionary green energy and medical applications

This energy-harvesting plastic could have revolutionary green energy…

We’re learning a lot about new green energy technology these days, from wireless solar power to smog-eating concrete. And now this: a plastic used in tubing can actually produce…

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Czech Republic’s prefab pavilion is built around a swimming pool to keep cool at the 2015 World Expo

Czech Republic’s prefab pavilion is built around a swimming pool to…

The three-story, prefabricated pavilion features a long rectangular swimming pool with a bar at its entrance. Inside, visitors will have a choice of three restaurants as well as a…

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PETITION: Tell presidential candidates to stop lying about climate change!

PETITION: Tell presidential candidates to stop lying about climate…

In 2016, the American people will select a new president, and that person will face some of the most difficult challenges this world has ever seen. Climate change and the human impact…

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Historic Australian church is transformed into a modern residence

Historic Australian church is transformed into a modern residence

The historic stone chapel was built in 1877 from bluestone. Although the religious effects are long gone, the façade still boasts the original church bell, which rang for the small…

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Inhabitat is hiring contributors to cover the 2015 Milan Furniture Fair!

Inhabitat is hiring contributors to cover the 2015 Milan Furniture…

Heads up design fans - are you a writer, photographer, designer, or media professional planning to attend the 2014 Milan Furniture Fair next month? Inhabitat is looking for a few great…

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Street artist Louis Masai Michel brings attention to colony collapse disorder with murals of bees

Street artist Louis Masai Michel brings attention to colony collapse…

Street artist Louis Masai Michel has been using is talent for painting photorealist murals to help bring awareness to dwindling bee populations around the world. Based in London, Michel…

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Students create a fire extinguisher that puts out flames using sound waves

Students create a fire extinguisher that puts out flames using sound…

  Using sound waves to put out fires could be the next big thing in fire fighting technology. George Mason University engineering students, Seth Robertson and Viet Tran have…

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Murman Arkitekter's timber-clad sauna soaks up stunning seaside views in Stockholm

Murman Arkitekter's timber-clad sauna soaks up stunning seaside views…

Murman Arkitekter created this timber-clad sauna for a seaside home on the Stockholm archipelago. The sauna has two wings which gentle fold out toward the Baltic Sea, allowing it to…

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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE500e is the brand's first plug-in hybrid SUV

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE500e is the brand's first plug-in hybrid SUV

Mercedes-Benz has revealed the 2016 GLE SUV, which officially replaces the popular M-Class SUV. The big news is that the GLE also introduces Mercedes' first plug-in hybrid SUV - the…

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Benjamin Spöth weaves leftover birch plywood into beautiful Upcycle lamps

Benjamin Spöth weaves leftover birch plywood into beautiful Upcycle…

Spöth starts with two-and-a-half-meter-long scrap pieces of plywood and cuts them into the millimeter-thin slices used in the lampshades. The thin, individually cut Multiplex slices…

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Biohackers can give you night vision—by injecting it into your eyeballs

Biohackers can give you night vision—by injecting it into your…

Definitely falling under the categories of "weirdest stuff we never thought we'd see" and "definitely not for the squeamish," a team of biohackers in California claims to have given a…

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Konya City Stadium's faceted astro-turf facade reflects the colors of the city's football team

Konya City Stadium's faceted astro-turf facade reflects the colors of…

The stadium is covered with artificial turf heated from below, with white-green colors of the local team. High-tech materials were used for the construction of the steel roof and…

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First-ever intensive biodiversity study reveals 30 new species of insects in Los Angeles

First-ever intensive biodiversity study reveals 30 new species of…

  Los Angeles just got a lot more diverse – not from an influx of new immigrants, but via the discovery of 30 new insect species that live in the City of Angels. A new…

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WastED: Behind the design of NYC's food waste pop-up serving dishes made from dinner scraps

WastED: Behind the design of NYC's food waste pop-up serving dishes…

Barber, a long-time advocate of the locavore movement and sustainable food awareness, created WastED as an experiment to see how foods that are usually thrown away could be reimagined…

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Elegant timber extension uses angular volumes to maximize natural light

Elegant timber extension uses angular volumes to maximize natural…

The two-level addition extends diagonally from the back of the house. A sloped roof section that connects the original cottage to the timber extension doubles as an angular overhang…

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18-year-old builds one-man DIY submarine out of a drainpipe

18-year-old builds one-man DIY submarine out of a drainpipe

Beckerman is inventing and engineering gadgets and gizmos at a time when many of us were just getting our driver’s licenses. He built a "Cleaning Car" device that mops and vacuums the…

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Facit Homes' D-Process creates buildings that snap together like LEGO bricks

Facit Homes' D-Process creates buildings that snap together like LEGO…

Using D-Process, Facit Homes designs each building on a computer in extremely detailed pieces which are then cut on a CNC router. The building components are shaped into LEGO-like…

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Grand Cancun eco island cleans up the ocean while generating renewable energy

Grand Cancun eco island cleans up the ocean while generating renewable…

The entire surface of the offshore platform will be covered in solar panels that will provide energy for both Grand Cancun and the main city's national grid. Vertical wind turbines and…

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