James Cameron-backed school will be the first in the U.S. to go fully vegan

James Cameron-backed school will be the first in the U.S. to go fully…

Known for directing films such as Avatar and Titanic, James Cameron has another blockbuster of a project on the horizon: a fully vegan elementary school. Muse School in Calabasas,…

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Stockholm architecture firm Joliark converts historic brewery into a light-filled headquarters for Octapharma

Stockholm architecture firm Joliark converts historic brewery into a…

The brewery was built in the 1890s and experienced its heyday between 1895 and 1910 before going bankrupt. The brick-and-wood structure has been used in a variety of ways since but was…

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Pair of tranquil hillside cabins provide space for art, yoga, and guests

Pair of tranquil hillside cabins provide space for art, yoga, and…

The cabins were designed to fit into nature, rather than disrupt it. The structures were designed to fit in between existing trees, so that minimal destruction of nature would be needed…

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Mirrored modern home appears to vanish into the Polish forest

Mirrored modern home appears to vanish into the Polish forest

Izabelin House 2’s large reflective surfaces and minimalist boxy structure is characteristic of Tomaszewski’s work. The modern home comprises two different sized levels: the bottom…

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51-1 arquitectos renovate Peruvian home with spiraling, grassy terraces

51-1 arquitectos renovate Peruvian home with spiraling, grassy…

Lima-based 51-1 arquitectos where commended to adapt an existing home with a small back garden for a new family. But as the new owners wanted plenty of grassy outdoors, they had to…

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MVRDV redesigns the Ilôt Vandamme mixed-use block in Paris

MVRDV redesigns the Ilôt Vandamme mixed-use block in Paris

MVRDV has been granted approval to renovate a 1970s complex in Paris and transform it into a mixed-use development that "reintroduces the lost human scale." This colorful version of the…

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INFOGRAPHIC: The world's most fascinating unbuilt buildings

INFOGRAPHIC: The world's most fascinating unbuilt buildings

There are countless buildings around the world that we all recognize and love, from the Empire State Building to the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower, and the Burj Khalifa. But what about…

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Biomimicry in buildings: 6 animal-shaped architectural wonders

Biomimicry in buildings: 6 animal-shaped architectural wonders

Sea shells have influenced the form of buildings in Japan, Monte Carlo, and Mexico, to name a few. This nautilus-shaped home in Mexico City, imagined by Javier Senosiain, was inspired…

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BIG unveils a luminescent geodesic dome biomass power plant, and it's also a public park

BIG unveils a luminescent geodesic dome biomass power plant, and it's…

Power plants are, in general, rather dowdy structures—unless you live in the world of Bjarke Ingels. The Danish architect and his firm, BIG, was invited to design a new biomass power…

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6 Extraordinary Airbnb homes that you can rent around the world

6 Extraordinary Airbnb homes that you can rent around the world

Sleep in a Dreamy Tree house in Atlanta Secluded Intown Treehouse offers fairytale-like accommodation for grownups in one of their three rustic cabins in Atlanta. They are entirely…

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This Japanese robot-hat will feed you tomatoes while you jog

This Japanese robot-hat will feed you tomatoes while you jog

File under 'things we never knew we needed'... and are actually pretty sure we still don't: this robot/hat/backpack contraption by Japanese ketchup kings Kagome will feed you a steady…

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Surge of earthquakes in Oklahoma puts fracking under fire

Surge of earthquakes in Oklahoma puts fracking under fire

Oklahoma used to have, on average, one or two perceptible earthquakes a year. Now the state is averaging two or three a day. There were more magnitude 3 or greater tremors here last…

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New study suggests that feeding peanut products to infants may reduce peanut allergies

New study suggests that feeding peanut products to infants may reduce…

You may have heard the often-repeated advice that infants with food allergies shouldn’t be given peanuts or peanut products because it may increase their risk of developing…

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7 DIY face masks for healthy, gorgeous spring skin

7 DIY face masks for healthy, gorgeous spring skin

These DIY masks can work wonders for a variety of skin issues—from dry, cracked cheeks and dull foreheads to acne breakouts. Try to use organic ingredients whenever possible, as the…

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NASA sending probe to Europa in search of ancient sub-glacial life

NASA sending probe to Europa in search of ancient sub-glacial life

With past life on Mars already likely, NASA is making plans to venture further into the solar system by sending a probe to Europa. One of Jupiter’s many moons, about the size of…

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Submit your unrealized designs to the red dot award: design concept competition

Submit your unrealized designs to the red dot award: design concept…

Have a visionary concept that you think could be the next design breakthrough? If so, submit your brilliant idea to the red dot award: design concept competition and you could win the…

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Giant NYC heart sculpture will soon transform into a

Giant NYC heart sculpture will soon transform into a "Heartseat"

“We are very excited to extend the life of HeartBeat by transforming it into HeartSeat, a public seating sculpture that, after its time in Times Square, will become part of a public…

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Father and son launch handmade wooden turntables on Kickstarter, get embroiled in copyright concerns

Father and son launch handmade wooden turntables on Kickstarter, get…

Seattle-based Silvan Audio Workshop launched a crowdsourcing effort to fund the creation of custom handmade wooden turntables. The father and son woodworking team has been making the…

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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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