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8 Green Design Valentines for the Designers We Love

8 Green Design Valentines for the Designers We Love

Design crush: Bjarke Ingels Ode to Bjarke: Buildings worthy of climbing, cascading roofs of green, on you I am so keen. Do you happen to have a wife, your designs are larger than life. From New York

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Superstar Architects Team Up To Design BOOM, a Sprawling Desert Eco Community

Superstar Architects Team Up To Design BOOM, a Sprawling Desert Eco Community

The 100-acre development is an attempt to rethink home, community and wellness, and will include 300 private residences in 8 different neighborhoods. Desert sensitive landscaping, pathways and recreation

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Shipping Container Penthouse With an Empire State Building View!

Shipping Container Penthouse With an Empire State Building View!

The penthouse consists of two main portions - a refurbished mechanical room and a 20 foot truck container. The yellow aluminum container encapsulates a pretty spacious bedroom, but also has room for a

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Steven Holl Unveils Light-Filled Glasgow School of Art

Steven Holl Unveils Light-Filled Glasgow School of Art

The Glasgow School of Art just announced that New York-based architect Steven Holl won the competition to design an elegant new studio, teaching and research building. The project focuses on reducing

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Puma City Shipping Container Store Pops Up in NYC

Puma City Shipping Container Store Pops Up in NYC

photo credit: SampleSaleShop.com In honor of the World Cup, Puma has set up shop at South Street Seaport in lower Manhattan with a shipping container installation designed by LOT-EK. Our friends at

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Stunning Shipping Container City Springs up in Mexico

Stunning Shipping Container City Springs up in Mexico

This hip, colorfully painted shipping container city recently sprung up just outside of Mexico City. Created by a small community of businesses, the project features restaurants, gallery space, bars,

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Shipping Containers Transform Warehouse Into Office Space

Shipping Containers Transform Warehouse Into Office Space

After finding an affordable and convenient warehouse space in the industrial section of Santa Ana, Orange County, local printing company MVP decided to turn part of their premises into an office space.

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Modern, Colorful and Creative Shipping Container Home in Houston

Modern, Colorful and Creative Shipping Container Home in Houston

Shipping container homes just keep on getting cooler. Developers Katie Nichols and John Walker along with architect Christopher Robertson wanted to create affordable and sustainable homes for the emerging

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Puma City Shipping Container Store Comes to Boston’s Fan Pier

Puma City Shipping Container Store Comes to Boston’s Fan Pier

When we first heard about Puma City, the tri-level, 11,000-square-foot retail store and event space made of 24 refurbished shipping containers, we were intrigued by the popular sportswear brand's pre-fab

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PREFAB FRIDAY: ‘Puma City’ Shipping Container Store

PREFAB FRIDAY: ‘Puma City’ Shipping Container Store

Refurbished shipping containers aren't just useful for clever economical housing anymore. Like London subway car architecure and the Greentainer Design Project, this design concept makes public space

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ZAHA HADID’s Mobile Art Pavilion for Chanel or Central Park?

ZAHA HADID’s Mobile Art Pavilion for Chanel or Central Park?

It used to be that Manhattan’s Central Park was reserved for leisurely Sunday strolls, ultimate Frisbee on the Great Lawn, and narrated carriage rides for out-of-towners. There was a policy to keep

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SHIPPING CONTAINER PLAYGROUND by Phooey Architects

SHIPPING CONTAINER PLAYGROUND by Phooey Architects

We're always impressed with creative design reuse, but this children's playground made from recycled shipping containers takes the cake for one of the most imaginative examples of shipping container

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Cliffside Shipping Container Home in New Zealand

Cliffside Shipping Container Home in New Zealand

We're always excited to see architects reuse industrial materials, and in the prefab world there's no match for the simplicity, low cost, and customization capabilities of the stalwart shipping container.

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Smart Car’s ‘Sideways’ Art Project

Smart Car’s ‘Sideways’ Art Project

It’s official that the eco-chic Smart Car is coming to the USA in 2008, and to add to this momentum, Smart is releasing a gorgeous creative anthology, “Sideways: A Smart Art Project”, as

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Container House by Leger Wanaselja

PREFAB FRIDAY: Container House by Leger Wanaselja

We've featured a variety of different shipping container homes, from a quick emergency shelter, to LOT-EK's container home kit, student housing , and even an entire container city in London. One thing's

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VIDEO: Sustainable Design at Postopolis!

VIDEO: Sustainable Design at Postopolis!

At the recent Postopolis event in NYC designers, architects, and bloggers came out to discuss issues surrounding architecture, urbanism, sustainability and a slew of other topics. If you were reading

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Container City in London

PREFAB FRIDAY: Container City in London

We've featured container-architecture here at Inhabitat before -- from Lot-Ek's altered and extruded prefab container houses, to Cargotecture's Studio 320 and emergency housing. Clearly, we love the idea

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POSTOPOLIS!

POSTOPOLIS!

Despite the 90 degree weather, 100% humidity and interesting “acoustic issues” we encountered while holed in the tiny concrete (un-air-conditioned) Storefront gallery space for 5 days, the

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POSTOPOLIS BEGINS!

POSTOPOLIS BEGINS!

Postopolis opened yesterday to a warm reception over at the Storefront For Art and Architecture Gallery on Kenmare street in SoHo. I was thrilled to see all four of our blogs' names posted in giant

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POSTOPOLIS STARTS TODAY!

POSTOPOLIS STARTS TODAY!

Calling all architecture fans in New York City! If you're a New Yorker who likes architecture, we've got an exceptional 5 day event starting TODAY at the Storefront For Art and Architecture Gallery.

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OPEN HOUSE NYC – the Solaire

OPEN HOUSE NYC – the Solaire

The Solaire's green roof garden This weekend was Open House New York - that special time of year when private architecture is opened up for public viewing. This year there was a focus on green design,

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BACK TO SCHOOL

BACK TO SCHOOL

The days are getting cooler, the leaves are getting crisper, and fall is in the air. For many of you out there, this means just one thing: back to school! I just started back to school this week myself,

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DAVID HERTZ’ PANEL HOUSE

DAVID HERTZ’ PANEL HOUSE

Constructing buildings with industrial detritus seems to be a trend of late. We recently covered LOT-EK's airplane fuselage library, and a few months back you may have heard of the 747 Wing House -- a

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