Yamazaki Kentaro's House in Kashiwa showcases the art of leaving things unfinished

Yamazaki Kentaro's House in Kashiwa showcases the art of leaving…

Situated in the small city of Kashiwa, not far from Tokyo, this family house was imagined as an adaptable space that the inhabitants design by living in it. Yamazaki Kentaro Design…

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Experimental eco-hostel promotes Andean culture and Pachamama love in Bolivia

Experimental eco-hostel promotes Andean culture and Pachamama love in…

Originally from a left-wing family from La Paz, 'hermana Libertad' keeps herself busy with the hostel, giving offerings to the lake and teaching bioarchitecture as well as empowering…

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IKEA is launching a line of official hacking kits

IKEA is launching a line of official hacking kits

Ikea hacks are really popular—in the past we've looked at how the modular furniture can be hacked to suit tiny apartments, one of our own editors has come up with some hacks of her…

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Archohm wants to connect all of Helsinki's museums with a massive loop

Archohm wants to connect all of Helsinki's museums with a massive loop

The space would serve as a key cultural destination for both the local community and tourists. It would act as an important link that binds together the past and future of art, creating…

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Artist Olafur Eliasson invites you to build a giant LEGO city on the High Line

Artist Olafur Eliasson invites you to build a giant LEGO city on the…

Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson The Collectivity Project has previously been installed in public squares in Tirana, Albania (2005); Oslo, Norway (2006); and Copenhagen,…

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Nendo creates timber-like furnishings out of Alcantara artificial suede

Nendo creates timber-like furnishings out of Alcantara artificial…

Don’t be fooled by the swirling wood grain-like textures—these beautiful gray-toned furnishings are actually made from Alcantara artificial suede. Prolific Japanese design studio…

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Dramatic timber-clad N House turns difficult terrain into a design advantage

Dramatic timber-clad N House turns difficult terrain into a design…

From the outside, the four-person family N House appears to comprise two separate structures: a low-lying, single-story volume adjacent to the street and a second building that sharply…

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Wood Innovation Design Center rises as world's largest timber office building

Wood Innovation Design Center rises as world's largest timber office…

WIDC was designed as both a functional center, but also as a showcase of the durability and design potential of timber. The bottom floor and foundation are made from reinforced…

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Portable, low-energy shipping container office pops up in Copenhagen

Portable, low-energy shipping container office pops up in Copenhagen

Arcgency constructed Unionkul’s cargotecture framework in just two days by stacking the shipping containers atop a series of minimal site impact pillars. Although the shipping…

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Poop-powered bus breaks world speed record

Poop-powered bus breaks world speed record

PLEASE ADD HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0SLywYl_zI   The UK's poop-powered bus has set a speed record for a regular service bus with a top speed of 76.8 miles per…

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How one Bay Area couple plans to save the bees by planting one billion wildflowers

How one Bay Area couple plans to save the bees by planting one billion…

Bee populations have been in decline for over a decade now as the alarming phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder sees worker bees vanish from their hives. But Bay Area parents…

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Solar-powered Christian Street House is made from locally sourced materials in Brisbane

Solar-powered Christian Street House is made from locally sourced…

Backed up against a hillside, the long and rectangular Christian Street House stretches east to west. High gabled roofs face the street and create shelter for a patio and garage.…

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Watch this man set the world record for farthest hoverboard flight

Watch this man set the world record for farthest hoverboard flight

Catalin Alexandru Duru, an inventor from Canada, set the world’s record recently for the longest flight by hoverboard. Ever since Marty McFly surfed the streets of Hill Valley on a…

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7 beautiful drought-friendly lawn alternatives

7 beautiful drought-friendly lawn alternatives

Intro - western drought, particularly California (link to IH posts) Culprits - lawns, etc. What can you do? Save water and cut costs - not to mention maintenance. Drought tolerant…

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YOD Design Lab's modern cabins mirror the forest in Ukraine

YOD Design Lab's modern cabins mirror the forest in Ukraine

Secluded in the forested Poltova region of the Ukraine, Relax Park Verholy is a modernist escape, offering sleek new guest houses designed by Studio YOD. The simple, prefabricated…

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Splyt's LED light trees are made from modular parts - so you can build your own!

Splyt's LED light trees are made from modular parts - so you can build…

Do you ever look at designers and think, wow, I wish I could do that? Well, there's a way for you to try out your lighting design skills without having to do all the hard work thanks to…

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Plug n Play is a modular classroom that can be modified to suit local conditions

Plug n Play is a modular classroom that can be modified to suit local…

The aim is to provide creative and comfortable spaces for children where they can grow learn and “play” This is achieved through the proposed modular design that offers the end…

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80% of popular sunscreens don't protect your skin and may be harmful to your health

80% of popular sunscreens don't protect your skin and may be harmful…

It's summertime, which means people are trusting sunscreen to protect them from the sun during outdoor activities. But a new guide released by the Environmental Working Group (EWG)…

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Bjarke Ingels chosen to design swanky yet 'affordable' High Line-hugging condos in Chelsea

Bjarke Ingels chosen to design swanky yet 'affordable' High…

HFZ's principal Ziel Feldman told Bloomberg that he aspires for the site to be a "self-contained kind of city", with a porte cochere, street-level retail, restaurants, and a small…

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FitDesk Lets You Pedal Your Way to Fitness While You Work

FitDesk Lets You Pedal Your Way to Fitness While You Work

Telecommuting saves workers money on subway or gas costs while conserving energy - but it can also mean less exercise. The folks at FitDesk have a solution - a brilliant bicycle/desk…

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Mayor de Blasio opens first rebuilt section of new resilient Rockaway Beach Boardwalk

Mayor de Blasio opens first rebuilt section of new resilient Rockaway…

TEXT “Today is a great day for the Rockaways and for our city. The boardwalk is central to this community’s history and identity – and the new boardwalk will be a…

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INFOGRAPHIC: How vertical farming could help cities feed themselves

INFOGRAPHIC: How vertical farming could help cities feed themselves

As arable land decreases and urban populations increase, planners and designers worldwide have begun looking at vertical farming as a way to boost urban food security. Like its name…

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Massive storms bring flooding, tornadoes to Texas and Oklahoma

Massive storms bring flooding, tornadoes to Texas and Oklahoma

Flash floods in Texas and Oklahoma have created a disaster situation that Texas governor Greg Abbott likens to a tsunami. On Monday, Abbott declared a state of emergency in 37 Texas…

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Portland shuts down a car lane to make room for more cyclists

Portland shuts down a car lane to make room for more cyclists

The city of Portland, Oregon is giving the city's bikers and pedestrians, if only for a little while. As of Friday (May 22) and through June 5, the city is creating “pop-up” bike…

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Haworth Tompkins completes $1.2 billion renovation of London's brutalist National Theatre

Haworth Tompkins completes $1.2 billion renovation of London's…

Originally deigned by Denys Lasdun in 1976, London's National Theatre is considered one of the finest examples of brutalist architecture for the public sector. Comprised of three…

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Peruvian cockfighting arena transformed into a vibrant garden

Peruvian cockfighting arena transformed into a vibrant garden

An old cockfighting arena received a makeover in Lima, Peru recently. 2.8x Architects have transformed the space so that one wouldn’t guess it had such a dark history. Lush, green…

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Scientists used public images on the web to create amazing time-lapsed photos

Scientists used public images on the web to create amazing time-lapsed…

Researchers from Google and the University of Washington are combining their efforts to gather time-stamped and geo-tagged photos to build a mine of time-lapse photography. The team is…

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5 Ways to Avoid Burning Dinosaurs This Summer

5 Ways to Avoid Burning Dinosaurs This Summer

  It's been a long winter, people, but Jack Frost went packing to the North Pole and the summer sun is back in the lifeguard seat. Summer's always been the best time to be…

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France forces big supermarkets to donate unsold food to charity

France forces big supermarkets to donate unsold food to charity

In an effort to tackle the dual problems of food waste and poverty, France has passed a groundbreaking law that requires supermarkets to give unsold food to charity, or face fines of up…

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Solar-powered Paleisbrug pedestrian and cycle bridge doubles as a raised park in The Netherlands

Solar-powered Paleisbrug pedestrian and cycle bridge doubles as a…

The Paleisbrug raised park and pedestrian and cycle bridge is a 250-meter-long connection between the historic center and the Paleiskwartier neighborhood in 's-Hertogenbosch, The…

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Florist converts a dilapidated Detroit home into a vibrant floral display

Florist converts a dilapidated Detroit home into a vibrant floral…

Florist Lisa Waud has some grand ideas to turn a long-forgotten home in Detroit into a spectacular display of flower blossoms and growth. The Flower House will serve as a testament to…

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Take a first look at the gigantic Gigafactory Tesla is building in Nevada

Take a first look at the gigantic Gigafactory Tesla is building in…

https://youtu.be/YSyE2RorjRI If you were still on the fence about whether to get a drone camera for personal use, this video might just change your mind. A newbie user captured HD…

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LG unveils a 55-inch 'wallpaper' OLED TV that hangs on the wall with magnets

LG unveils a 55-inch 'wallpaper' OLED TV that hangs on the wall with…

It's been four years since LG Display first showed the world their first curved OLED (organic light-emitting diode) televisions, but by the time this year's CES rolled around, they were…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Inspirational DIY projects to get you started on upcycling

INFOGRAPHIC: Inspirational DIY projects to get you started on…

Upcycling, the process of converted old materials into a product with greater value and use, has many benefits. Not only can upcycling cut down on the global garbage stream, it can also…

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8 scrumptious vegan BBQ recipes to enjoy this summer

8 scrumptious vegan BBQ recipes to enjoy this summer

©woodleywonderworks Teriyaki Grilled Eggplant Grilling eggplant brings out a rich, smokey flavor, making each slice the perfect main dish to eat alone or pile on a bun. Try an Asian…

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Four stylish green grills for a sustainable Memorial Day

Four stylish green grills for a sustainable Memorial Day

Like many Americans, you may be lighting up the barbecue this holiday weekend — but if you want to set yourself apart from the bands of boring black grills, take a cue from our guide…

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NYC's first prefab micro-unit apartment building starts to rise in Manhattan (PHOTOS)

NYC's first prefab micro-unit apartment building starts to rise in…

Actors Fund HDC, adAPT Nyc, eco design, green design, Kips Bay, micro apartments, micro ny, MIcro NYC, Monadnock Development LLC, nARCHITECTS, sustainable design, tiny dwellings, tiny…

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Incredible video shows the first 21 days of a bee's life

Incredible video shows the first 21 days of a bee's life

What will save the bees? In an effort to explore the issue, National Geographic commissioned writer Charles C Mann and photographer Anand Varma to produce a story called Quest for a…

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Does the bare-bones Maison D house take utilitarian architecture too far?

Does the bare-bones Maison D house take utilitarian architecture too…

Located in the suburbs of Couëron in Western France, the two-story Maison D sticks out like a sore thumb among its more traditional neighbors. The architects built the bioclimatic home…

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