Paula Hayes' intriguing 'Gazing Globes' take over Madison Square Park (PHOTOS)

Paula Hayes' intriguing 'Gazing Globes' take over Madison Square Park…

Scattered across the northwest promenade in the park, Hayes' Gazing Globes emerge from the ground atop white opaque pedestals that, in recent weather, appear like fingers of ice,…

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5+design stacks a dramatic mountain-inspired mixed-use project atop a transit hub in Shenyang

5+design stacks a dramatic mountain-inspired mixed-use project atop a…

Chinese code ordinances require that residential buildings receive a minimum of two hours of sunshine on the shortest day of the year. Due to that requirement, 5+design faced the…

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Is the Paleo diet really Paleo?

Is the Paleo diet really Paleo?

The Paleo diet is all the rage as a way to “get back” to the way our Paleolithic ancestors ate. The only problem with the diet - besides being environmentally unsustainable - is…

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This honeycomb-like residential structure sits atop an existing car park in London

This honeycomb-like residential structure sits atop an existing car…

London-based Architects of Invention designed a proposal for a residential block which would be built atop an existing car park located in the vicinity of the historic Staines Bridge in…

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ASU’s new Biomimicry Center offers first-ever master’s degree in biomimicry

ASU’s new Biomimicry Center offers first-ever master’s degree in…

Biomimicry, a discipline that draws inspiration from nature to create solutions to real world problems, is relatively new as an academic study path. In an effort to lead the way,…

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An amazing 650-foot-long undulating green roof tops this Parisian lab

An amazing 650-foot-long undulating green roof tops this Parisian lab

The Espace Bienvenüe sits in the Campus Descartes, a cluster of buildings in Marne-la-Vallée, east of Paris. Topped by a green cruvy roof, it meets the needs of the programme imposed…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Discover the cleanest cities in the world

INFOGRAPHIC: Discover the cleanest cities in the world

There's a movement afoot to find ways to create super clean cities. Birmingham, England is slashing emissions like a CO2 ninja, while Oslo boasts the honor of having not a single…

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Noocity Growbeds enable urban agriculture in any space - now available via Indiegogo

Noocity Growbeds enable urban agriculture in any space - now available…

Concern regarding the origins of the products we consume is increasing, and cities like New York, São Paulo, and Paris are filled with mini-markets for organic produce, street fairs…

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Pavegen to install people-powered kinetic energy tiles in SNCF’s Parisian office

Pavegen to install people-powered kinetic energy tiles in SNCF’s…

Pavegen’s installation within SNCF’s office is the first step to innovation within our transport hubs “Pavegen are demonstrating the potential of footfall power and the…

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Camper Bike: A Pedal-Powered RV For One

Camper Bike: A Pedal-Powered RV For One

The pedal powered camper was constructed in April 2008 and is built for one. Attached to a burly tricycle frame made to haul goods, the cab-over easily sits on the back platform. Like a…

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Sew Much Style upcycles vintage men's suits into stylin' messenger bags

Sew Much Style upcycles vintage men's suits into stylin' messenger…

Designer Terry Lischka’s innovative bags transform thrift store men’s items into fashion-forward unisex messenger bags. Designing under the name Sew Much Style, Lichska scours…

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Is the Christian Coalition solar power's most unlikely new ally?

Is the Christian Coalition solar power's most unlikely new ally?

  A fight over net metering for Indiana solar power users just got a lot more interesting, after the ‘yes’ side took on an unlikely ally–the Christian Coalition of…

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Hiroshi Nakamura's Nasu Tepee home features a cluster of timber-clad peaks mingling with the trees

Hiroshi Nakamura's Nasu Tepee home features a cluster of timber-clad…

From the exterior, a guest may not be able to immediately discern whether the home is a collection of small buildings or one cohesive space. The playful curiosity raised by this…

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UGE's Vertical Axis Wind Turbines now provide green power for the Eiffel Tower

UGE's Vertical Axis Wind Turbines now provide green power for the…

UGE VisionAIR5 "The location for the wind turbines, 400ft (120m) above ground level, was strategically chosen to maximize energy production, allowing the wind turbines to harvest the…

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Experts say more snow often leads to prettier spring gardens

Experts say more snow often leads to prettier spring gardens

If this unfathomably long, cold winter is getting you down, you'll be happy to hear that there is a silver lining to our cold-weather doldrums. According to local NYC ecology experts,…

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Revolutionize your daily commute with the stylish and futuristic Spark e-bike

Revolutionize your daily commute with the stylish and futuristic Spark…

Canadian company Shocke bikes designed a new kind of electric bike that’s guaranteed to spice up your daily commute. Introducing the Shocke Spark, a stylish and sleek all-terrain…

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Chair of U.N. climate panel steps down amid sexual harassment allegations

Chair of U.N. climate panel steps down amid sexual harassment…

The long-time head of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (I.P.C.C.) stepped down yesterday amid allegations of sexual harassment filed in his home country,…

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Have you seen the revolutionary

Have you seen the revolutionary "Dryline" flood barrier coming to…

The Dryline - BIG Teams Vision for Rebuild by Design from BIG on Vimeo. It looks like the Bjarke Ingels Group's BIG U proposal to create a flood barrier along Manhattan's East River…

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schmidt hammer lassen architects wins bid to design BREEAM Excellent mixed-use complex in Oslo

schmidt hammer lassen architects wins bid to design BREEAM Excellent…

Located on Ruseløkkveien Street in Oslo’s historic city center, the 630,000-square-foot complex uses landscape design and generous amounts of glazing to strengthen connections…

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Check out + POOL's free art installation at the Ace Hotel to learn about NYC's first river-purifying pool

Check out + POOL's free art installation at the Ace Hotel to learn…

If the idea of taking a dip on a warm, sunny summer day sounds really good to you right about now, + POOL has a treat for you over at the Ace Hotel. The team behind the initiative to…

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Minnow creates spectacular lamps from New Zealand Macrocarpa and laser-cut bamboo

Minnow creates spectacular lamps from New Zealand Macrocarpa and…

Each piece is handmade in a workshop in Christchurch, New Zealand. The veneer is sourced from Auckland, and all the other components are made by local Christchurch firms. The copper…

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Obama vetoes Keystone XL bill, but the fight continues

Obama vetoes Keystone XL bill, but the fight continues

In spite of being passed by both the Senate and the House, President Obama has maintained his promise to veto a controversial bill that sought to expedite construction of the Keystone…

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Helix unveils “world’s best folding bike” that folds down to the size of its wheels

Helix unveils “world’s best folding bike” that folds down to the…

Designed to be smaller, lighter, safer, and easier to use than any other folding bike on the market, Helix is made of durable titanium and weighs in at just 21 pounds. Thanks to its…

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Charles Pétillon's 'Invasions' of white balloons fill empty spaces and abandoned buildings

Charles Pétillon's 'Invasions' of white balloons fill empty spaces…

In this series of incredible photographs, Pétillon uses hundreds of crisp, clean-looking balloons as poetic representations of many things throughout his photos: a symbol of…

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Arup and RFA Fenwick Iribarren Architects unveil plans for the new Qatar Foundation Stadium

Arup and RFA Fenwick Iribarren Architects unveil plans for the new…

The Qatar Foundation and the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy has officially unveiled the design for the Qatar Foundation Stadium. Part of the Health and Wellness Precinct…

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World's largest monocoque roof is taking form atop China's Suzhou Center

World's largest monocoque roof is taking form atop China's Suzhou…

  Benoy architectural and design firm has unveiled its design for the Suzhou Center in Suzhou, China. Scheduled for completion in 2017, this unique structure will feature the…

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VIDEO: Dream of living in your own tiny home? You need to watch this

VIDEO: Dream of living in your own tiny home? You need to watch this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6pj3jVgeh8 Good things come in teeny tiny packages, or so we are told. But as much as we love to extoll the virtues of those adorable micro homes,…

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The world's first plantable coffee cup replenishes local flora

The world's first plantable coffee cup replenishes local flora

In America alone, over 145 billion disposable coffee cups are discarded annually. People's coffee habits have led to a startling amount of waste, much of which fails to end up in…

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Could a Spillway Bar Pavilion Manage Seine Flooding in Paris?

Could a Spillway Bar Pavilion Manage Seine Flooding in Paris?

With water levels rising worldwide, there's a very real risk of floods in any city that has a river at its core. Architect Dr. Margot Krasojević has envisioned a dynamic spillway…

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INFOGRAPHIC: How many miles do elevators in the world's tallest buildings travel a year?

INFOGRAPHIC: How many miles do elevators in the world's tallest…

Super-tall skyscrapers are more en vogue now than ever, but what is it like living in one? And more specifically, how long are the elevator rides? The inquisitive folks over at the…

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The Keystone XL battle should be about food security and climate change, not economics

The Keystone XL battle should be about food security and climate…

The Keystone XL Pipeline is no stranger to news headlines. Unfortunately, the headlines often mention the economy and only some vague kind of connection to the environment. In reality,…

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The Keystone-style pipeline you probably didn't know about

The Keystone-style pipeline you probably didn't know about

You've heard of the Keystone XL pipeline—but you've likely never heard of a new pipeline in Wisconsin that would make Keystone look minuscule in comparison. The 42-inch pipeline is…

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Melting polar ice reveals life forms frozen for thousands of years

Melting polar ice reveals life forms frozen for thousands of years

  As climate change continues to eat away at Earth’s glaciers and melt polar landscapes, things inside them frozen for millennia are starting to come alive again. Thawing…

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OMA unveils plans to transform former tobacco plant into local food hub in Louisville

OMA unveils plans to transform former tobacco plant into local food…

In an ambitious effort to bring food producers and consumers closer together, OMA has developed a masterplan that consists of all stages in the food chain. To that end, the Food Hub…

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Scientists discover new Ruby Seadragon species in the Pacific Ocean

Scientists discover new Ruby Seadragon species in the Pacific Ocean

While they’re not quite the Game of Thrones-style fire breathing kind, some new dragons have scientists pretty excited. A new species of sea dragon that was recently discovered in the…

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Artist carves incredibly intricate pop-culture figures onto Crayola crayons

Artist carves incredibly intricate pop-culture figures onto Crayola…

Tran started his crayon sculpting business in 2013, drawing inspiration from Diem Chau, an artist who also carves amazingly detailed figures onto crayons. After selecting the right…

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VIDEO: How to make an electricity-free radiant space heater that heats your home for pennies a day

VIDEO: How to make an electricity-free radiant space heater that heats…

Would you believe that you can heat your space with a few candles and a couple of flower pots, all for just pennies a day? It might be difficult to imagine, but it's easy to do, as this…

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HOW TO: Recycle a sweater into a cuddly pillow for your couch

HOW TO: Recycle a sweater into a cuddly pillow for your couch

Are the throw pillows on your couch getting a bit faded? Want to update your décor? Just follow our tutorial to learn how you can create cozy new covers from recycled sweaters. Read on…

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Australia’s first carbon-positive prefab house produces more energy than it consumes

Australia’s first carbon-positive prefab house produces more energy…

Australian architecture firm ArchiBlox recently unveiled Australia’s first carbon-positive prefab home that’s packed with eco-friendly features and gorgeous to boot. Contemporary…

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Kengo Kuma created an organic facade out of cedar strips for the University of Tokyo

Kengo Kuma created an organic facade out of cedar strips for the…

Most university campus buildings are hard on the outside, using brick, concrete, metal and stone to create their familiar facades. The people at Kengo Kuma wanted to break away from…

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