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3Gatti Unveils Plans for Bizarre Bubble Building Wrapped in Inflatable Antibacterial Skin

3Gatti Unveils Plans for Bizarre Bubble Building Wrapped in Inflatable Antibacterial Skin

The inflatables used to cover the building would oscillate with the wind. During daytime, when the building is full of people, the new bubble-like façade would be in full tensile capacity and well

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Beautiful Black Bamboo Community Center in Indonesia Built for Just $2,500

Beautiful Black Bamboo Community Center in Indonesia Built for Just $2,500

The Black Bamboo Community Center in Kampung Pakuncen, Yogyakarta, was built on stilts on top of a drainage channel and in-between houses. Locals and bamboo specialists worked together to construct

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Tesla Opens Assembly Plant in the Netherlands

Tesla Opens Assembly Plant in the Netherlands

American electric car company Tesla Motors opened an assembly plant last week in the Netherlands. The new Tilburg facility will serve as the final assembly and distribution point for Tesla Model S sales

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How ‘Soft Infrastructure,’ Like Wetlands and Green Roofs, Could Help Protect NYC from Future Storms

How ‘Soft Infrastructure,’ Like Wetlands and Green Roofs, Could Help Protect NYC from Future Storms

As the climate changes and sea levels rise, cities that were previously thought to be relatively safe are looking more and more vulnerable -- just ask anyone in New York who lived through Hurricane Sandy.

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Former Director of NYC Dept. of City Planning Says Giant Rotterdam-Style Floodgates Could Protect NYC from the Next Superstorm

Former Director of NYC Dept. of City Planning Says Giant Rotterdam-Style Floodgates Could Protect NYC from the Next Superstorm

Before Hurricane Sandy, building giant sea walls to protect NYC from storm surges may have sounded extreme, but now respected urban planners are considering it as a viable solution. The New York Observer

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Easehouse Pop-Up Toilet is an Outhouse with a View in Rotterdam

Easehouse Pop-Up Toilet is an Outhouse with a View in Rotterdam

The Easehouse features two toilets of different sizes - one for children and one for adults. This height differentiation is achieved with a diagonal step in between the two. The folded down roof serves a

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Tomas Saraceno’s Solar Bell Sculpture Explores the Concept of Flying Buildings

Tomas Saraceno’s Solar Bell Sculpture Explores the Concept of Flying Buildings

The Solar Bell sculpture follows a series of work through which Saraceno explored the concept of levitating buildings and the interplay between wind and sound. His Cloud City project - a network of

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Sustainable Makokos Floating School in Nigeria is Finally Complete

Sustainable Makokos Floating School in Nigeria is Finally Complete

The floating locality of Makoko has around 100,000 habitants, a congregation of fishermen that settled in the area 200 years ago. Dubbed "Africa's Venice," it is situated on a lagoon at the edge of Lagos

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Arctic Ice Melt is a Ticking Time Bomb That Could Release 50 Gigatons of Methane, Cost the World $70 Trillion

Arctic Ice Melt is a Ticking Time Bomb That Could Release 50 Gigatons of Methane, Cost the World $70 Trillion

Ice Melt photo from Shutterstock Arctic ice is melting at an alarming rate, and a new report by a group of economists and polar scientists published in Nature asserts that the thaw is an economic

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10 Must-See Design Destinations Around The World

10 Must-See Design Destinations Around The World

If you're daydreaming about your next vacation, and looking for something a little off the beaten path, why not consider embarking on a global design tour? The world is full of inspiring destinations for

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Dreamhouse: 1950′s Rotterdam Building Revived With a Lush Living Roof

Dreamhouse: 1950′s Rotterdam Building Revived With a Lush Living Roof

Claus en Kaan Architecten's volumetric 1052 square meter Dreamhouse consists of three stories. The second floor projects over the first to create a dramatic covered storefront at street level. The

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Vaulout & Dyèvre’s Insectopia Installations Look Like Densely-Populated Bug Hotels

Vaulout & Dyèvre’s Insectopia Installations Look Like Densely-Populated Bug Hotels

Intricate conglomerates of small wooden dwellings populate the parks of the 13th arrondissement in Paris and look like tiny futuristic insect hotels. From a distance, the structures look like pixelated

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Artist Giuseppe Licari Transforms a Dutch Gallery into an Indoor Park

Artist Giuseppe Licari Transforms a Dutch Gallery into an Indoor Park

For his new "Public Room" exhibition, artist Giuseppe Licari transformed the Hommes Gallery in Rotterdam into an indoor park - complete with a large grassy lawn, small trees, and even birds. The

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First-Time Dutch Home Buyers Can Build Their Own IbbN Flat-Packed Prefab Houses for Under $150k

First-Time Dutch Home Buyers Can Build Their Own IbbN Flat-Packed Prefab Houses for Under $150k

The Dutch city of Nijmegen wants to help first time home buyers get into the market even if they don't have a lot of money. Families who earn between €30,000 and €47,000 have an opportunity to join

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Connecticut’s Hotchkiss School Boasts an Undulating Green Roof and a Biomass Power Plant

Connecticut’s Hotchkiss School Boasts an Undulating Green Roof and a Biomass Power Plant

Located at the bottom of a sloping landscape, the building on the Hotchkiss school site sits in between a golf course and marshes. Thanks to its green roof, the structure collects and filters rainwater

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Design Students Show Off Their Creative Prowess at Ventura Lambrate During Milan Design Week 2013

Design Students Show Off Their Creative Prowess at Ventura Lambrate During Milan Design Week 2013

These organic-shaped ceramic bowls are actually precise measuring cups, corresponding to commonly used volumes in cooking recipes. The shapes refer to the mound of spices found in markets. Salt is used as

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Rotterdam Citizens Crowdfund Fantastic Wooden Luchtsingel Footbridge

Rotterdam Citizens Crowdfund Fantastic Wooden Luchtsingel Footbridge

The new crowdfunded bridge will connect the Hofplein area with the Northern district of Rotterdam. The original schedule was to fully complete the project in 30 years time, but the founders decided to

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Sinterhab’s 3D-Printed Space Station on the Moon Would Be Made from Lunar Soil

Sinterhab’s 3D-Printed Space Station on the Moon Would Be Made from Lunar Soil

The key ingredient to Sinterhab’s space station is lunar soil, which would be transformed into a ceramic-like material called regolith with a microwave-sinter process. NASA robots would print the

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Shift Architecture + Urbanism Transforms a 1930s Dutch Villa Into a Light-Filled Modern Dental Clinic

Shift Architecture + Urbanism Transforms a 1930s Dutch Villa Into a Light-Filled Modern Dental Clinic

The existing building was a traditional Dutch home with a brick exterior and slate roof. Shift Architecture + Urbanism's renovation honored the history of the existing home and added a new volume

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Roeland Otten Camouflages Ugly Public Utilities with Giant Photographic Installations

Roeland Otten Camouflages Ugly Public Utilities with Giant Photographic Installations

From afar, passersby may not notice Otten’s awesome photographic installations at all. Taken from the same vantage points at which they are mounted, each side of his photographic coverings depict the

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Vilamarina Housing Complex Faces a Self-Irrigating Park Outside of Barcelona

Vilamarina Housing Complex Faces a Self-Irrigating Park Outside of Barcelona

The growing area of Viladecans was once hampered due to the lowlands and waterways that meander through the area. With Batlle i Roig’s plan, the once unusable waterways were transformed into public

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Open Exchange Combines Social Interaction with Learning Technology for a Library of the Future

Open Exchange Combines Social Interaction with Learning Technology for a Library of the Future

The focal point that differs from present day libraries is the building’s unique covered outdoor lobby. Named “The Feed,” visitors are greeted with strips of LED signs that constantly spew data

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Rotterdam’s Stepped Central Library Sprouts a Green Roof and a Beehive!

Rotterdam’s Stepped Central Library Sprouts a Green Roof and a Beehive!

The Rotterdam Central Library launched in 1983 as an “open, inviting, centrally located building that is accessible to everyone.”  Its main feature is its striking array of yellow-painted round

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Rotterdam’s Solar-Powered Floating Pavilion is an Experimental Climate-Proof Development

Rotterdam’s Solar-Powered Floating Pavilion is an Experimental Climate-Proof Development

Aiming to be the World Capital of CO2 by reducing fifty per cent its carbon emissions, Rotterdam has ambitious plans to adapt to rising sea levels. The idea is to build a community of floating homes,

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Happy Thanksgiving from All of Us at Inhabitat!

Happy Thanksgiving from All of Us at Inhabitat!

Happy Thanksgiving image via Shutterstock Happy T(of)urkey Day, readers! It's hard to believe that another holiday season is upon us — where does the time go?! We love Thanksgiving here at Inhabitat,

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Shigeru Ban Unveils Temporary Cardboard Tube Pavilion for the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Gorky Park, Moscow

Shigeru Ban Unveils Temporary Cardboard Tube Pavilion for the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Gorky Park, Moscow

Using locally produced paper tubes, Shigeru Ban designed an oval wall which encompasses an area of 2,400 square meters, including a rectangular exhibition space, a bookshop and a café. The wall reaches a

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Beatrixkwartier Light Rail Station is a Tubular Space-Frame Viaduct in The Hague

Beatrixkwartier Light Rail Station is a Tubular Space-Frame Viaduct in The Hague

The Beatrixkwartier light rail station is one of the newest additions to the RandstadRail system, which connects passengers between The Hague and Rotterdam. The new station provides service for those

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Shanghai is the Most Vulnerable Major City in the World To Serious Flooding

Shanghai is the Most Vulnerable Major City in the World To Serious Flooding

Photo via Shutterstock A joint report from University of Leed's School of Civil Engineering and Dutch authorities reveals that in a new study of nine coastal cities around the world, Shanghai is the

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