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Taichung InfoBox Is a Bamboo Clad Community Space Retrofit of an Airport Hanger

Taichung InfoBox Is a Bamboo Clad Community Space Retrofit of an Airport Hanger

The original thought was to reclaim an airport terminal for displays of the proposed green development, but when the budget came in so low, the design team took a fresh tact by reclaiming the immense

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Project Utopia: A Floating Island Paradise at Sea

Project Utopia: A Floating Island Paradise at Sea

Project Utopia is similar in size to a commercial cruise liner and is big enough to host a small population. The “island” is circular in shape, measures 330 feet in diameter, and spans 11 decks of

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Lockheed’s HALE-D Blimp Is A Solar-Powered Spy Satellite

Lockheed’s HALE-D Blimp Is A Solar-Powered Spy Satellite

We love that blimps and airships are making a comeback to rule the next generation's eco-friendly skies. But whenever Lockheed Martin gets its hands on technology, we start to think about the less

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EMPAC Is a Cutting-Edge Glowing Glass Green Performing Arts Center

EMPAC Is a Cutting-Edge Glowing Glass Green Performing Arts Center

EMPAC's mission is to provide high quality space for innovative digital art to change perceptions about the nature of sound and vision. From the protruding, airship-like theatre floating inside the

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Real Life Version of the UP House Attached to 300 Balloons Takes Flight

Real Life Version of the UP House Attached to 300 Balloons Takes Flight

We couldn't believe our eyes when we saw these wild images of a real-life version of the balloon-lofted house from the Pixar animated film UP on My Modern Met this morning. The house was launched from

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Octopus-Like Migrating Floating Gardens are Not Aliens

Octopus-Like Migrating Floating Gardens are Not Aliens

The verdant dirigibles would target areas where the heat island effect is greatest, and could be programmed to travel to southern cities during winter months vice versa. Each plant would have sensors

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World’s First Solar-Powered Blimp Set to Cross the English Channel

World’s First Solar-Powered Blimp Set to Cross the English Channel

Can a blimp propelled entirely by solar power cross the English Channel? We're about to find out! Nephelios, the world's first solar blimp, was built by Projet Sol'r -- a collaboration between students at

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New Hybrid Army Aircraft Will Fly Surveillance Missions Over Afghanistan

New Hybrid Army Aircraft Will Fly Surveillance Missions Over Afghanistan

The Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicle -- or LEMV for short -- may look like a silly little blimp, but it is oh, so much more than that. It's a 300 foot long hybrid aircraft that is capable of

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Crazy Mushroom Inspired Enoki Eco City

Crazy Mushroom Inspired Enoki Eco City

Spotted over at designboom, OFL Architecture's Enoki Eco City is a fantastical, sustainable model for Rome. Possibly inspired by fungi sprouting up from the ground, the city is a series of

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EADS Develops First Algae Fuel-Powered Aircraft

EADS Develops First Algae Fuel-Powered Aircraft

We've seen algae-powered cars and biofuel-powered planes, but European aerospace company EADS is the first to combine the two with an algae fuel-powered aircraft. The company's twin-engine Diamond DA 42,

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Bio-Grow Uses Electronic Waste to Make Algae for Biodiesel

Bio-Grow Uses Electronic Waste to Make Algae for Biodiesel

Talk about sustainable multi-tasking. Not only have students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign created a device that cultivates algae for biofuel production, they've made it out of old

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DARPA Unveils Speedy Solar-Powered Smart Blimp

DARPA Unveils Speedy Solar-Powered Smart Blimp

The military often gets to check out exciting green technology before the general public. Case in point: DARPA's new smart blimp, an automated, unmanned airship featuring an advanced radar system, solar

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Flying Sailboat Soars Through the Sky On Solar Power

Flying Sailboat Soars Through the Sky On Solar Power

Ever wished you could sail through the sky? Designer Damien Grossemy wants to make that dream a reality with his Zep'lin, a flying sailboat designed for Renault. The vertically-built Zep'lin concept

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Zeppelin House is a Treetop Escape

Zeppelin House is a Treetop Escape

Magically appearing from the trees along Great Ocean Road, Australia is Cocoon, an incredible weekend getaway by the terrific design duo Bellemo & Cat. One part zeppelin, one part finely-crafted

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Mobile Mecha-Towers Take Suburbia by Storm

Mobile Mecha-Towers Take Suburbia by Storm

While several of the finalists in our ReBurbia design competition tended towards the surreal, a few futuristic entries took an approach that was downright dystopian. In Radial Erect-Urbia Michael Hughes

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REBURBIA TOP 20 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED!

REBURBIA TOP 20 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED!

If you've been reading Inhabitat at all over the past month, you've hopefully seen our countless announcements and banners about the Reburbia Design Competition - the contest we've been running to come up

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Solar Powered Blimp Set to Fly Across English Channel

Solar Powered Blimp Set to Fly Across English Channel

Perhaps propelled by the recent dawn of solar powered airplanes, this stunning solar powered blimp is poised to take flight by harnessing sunlight for fuel. Dubbed Nephelios, the solar-powered helium

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Hot Air Balloons Could Power Your House

Hot Air Balloons Could Power Your House

Hot air balloons have long fueled the imagination and now Brisbane-based Solartran has conceived of a way to harness the serene floating forms to generate significant amounts of renewable energy as well.

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