Like a fairytale, 'The Forest' plugs a void between the city and the river with a series of trees, trails, and performance spaces. Existing sculptures will remain, although Atelier Why proposes to move
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If you're a fan of the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid, but have wanted a bit more style, General Motors might have something for you. Next month GM is going to unveil the 2014 Cadillac ELR extended-range
Collision Works is a project under development to create a boutique hotel and mixed use space for community use. Originally called The Detroit Hotel Project, the facility will have 36 hotels rooms built
Joshua Smith is a 9-year-old boy who gets things done. His home city of Detroit is currently suffering from serious financial hardship, preventing it from providing some basic services, like maintaining
'Mobile Homestead' is one of the last works by the late artist Mike Kelley, a piece he used as a way to reconnect with his childhood roots. Having grown up in a working-class town on the outskirts of
Inhabitat's Jill Fehrenbacher recently hit the scene of the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, where she toured the laser-filled show to bring you an exclusive look at the world's
Often dubbed a "shrinking city", Detroit has been plagued by urban decay and is known for its vacant houses and abandoned plots of land. But in some areas local residents are reinventing the urban
The Prius c has the same basic bits you find in any small Toyota--nothing special here other than a digital nav screen that is necessary to monitor the hybrid system but seems slightly upmarket for such a
Volkswagon Electric E-Bugster Can you imagine being a fly on the wall when Volkswagen finally took the covers off of its closely guarded E-Bugster electric concept vehicle? The curvaceous auto
The car's interior layout marks a distinct turn from traditional models. Featuring a center driving position flanked by two rear seats, it can seat three people. The design allows for ample legroom, close
There is plenty of electric vehicle buzz at this year's North American International Auto Show and Volvo just added to the green transportation hype by showcasing the world's first (and second) plug-in
Renault Showcases All-Electric Zoe Z.E. Concept Car at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show – Exclusive Photos!
The Zoe Z.E. made its initial debut in 2009 but it still has a fresh design sensibility, as we saw at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit -- it's futuristic enough to turn heads but
Tata Technologies decided to go small for the Michelin Challenge Design showcase and came up with the eMO electric mini car being displayed now at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The new NSX Concept combines a new direct-injected 3.5-liter V6 engine with a 40-horsepower motor, plus two more 27-horsepower motors at the rear wheels, while reducing consumption by 10 percent and
Nissan has been testing its electric van concept in London with FedEx, making use of the Nissan LEAF drivetrain and a quick-charging system that juices up the versatile delivery vans to 80 percent
Toyota's goal with the NS4 was to create a simple and intuitive interior that brought the driver information more quickly than ever. Unique features include adaptive headlights that aim away from
With its aerodynamic body and hourglass grill, the Lexus LF-LC Sports Coupe Concept Car is one of the most futuristic and innovative hybrid vehicles we've ever seen from the luxury auto maker, and wait
Smart CEO Annete Winkler said, "We at Smart love pickups – if they are small on the outside, large on the inside, very safe and extremely comfortable. With the Smart For-Us a petrol station is no longer
The E300 features a turbodiesel engine with 204 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque (read: plenty) with an electric motor pushing out another 27 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque (plenty more). We love
With smoke machines, lasers, 360 degree giant monitors, and cars continually driving onto the stage, these Ford stage show planners really don't mess around when it comes to dramatic unveils at the NAIAS.
Volkswagen really stepped up their green game at the 2012 NAIAS as this new Jetta makes them one of the very few automakers that offers both clean-diesel and hybrid versions of the same vehicle. The car
Lexus LF-LC Sports Coupe Concept Many automakers will be bringing a hybrid or electric car to the 2012 Detroit auto show for the first time, but Lexus has been at this hybrid thing for a while, so we
Inhabitat is reporting live from the floor of the 2012 Detroit Auto Show! Heads up green transportation fans - Team Inhabitat is gearing up for an exciting day at the 2012 North American International
Lexus just released the first photos of its hot new LF-LC Hybrid sports coupe a week before its official unveiling at theDetroit Auto Show. While details of what exactly is under the hood have not yet
Last year I had the good fortune to attend the North American International Auto Show (or NAIAS) in Detroit - for the first time - and the timing couldn't have been more perfect! I had never attended an
Mercedes-Benz-owned Smart has announced plans to unveil an ultra-compact plug-in electric pickup truck called the For-US at the Detroit auto show next week. The vehicle will use the same platform as a
The Detroit auto show kicks off next week, and Volkswagen already has the newswires buzzing with plans to unveil an all-electric concept car inspired by the Beetle. The company says the car will take
If you don't live near Detroit, you may have missed a remarkable change. While in the past the Detroit 3 automakers--General Motors, Ford and Chrysler--didn't take input from outsiders (even while their
In the 1960's a giant chasm in the middle of Mexican Town was cut to make way for I-96 and I-75, as part of an effort to ease congestion on the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit to Windsor in Canada.
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