Kengo Kuma unveils cocoon-like paper kitchen pavilion at Milan Design Week's Fuorisalone 2015

Kengo Kuma unveils cocoon-like paper kitchen pavilion at Milan Design…

“Irori kitchenhouse” by Kengo Kuma at Fuorisalone 2015 in Milan Among numerous Fuorisalone installations located within ancient walls of University of Milan (in via Festa del…

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Cantilevered Living Garden House blurs the lines between indoors and out

Cantilevered Living Garden House blurs the lines between indoors and…

In order to create privacy, the ground floor was positioned parallel to the road, acting as a wall to keep the back yard in seclusion with a nearly solid brick façade. Around the back…

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Element 1 is a modern prefab island retreat that frames views of Puget Sound

Element 1 is a modern prefab island retreat that frames views of Puget…

Method Home’s Element 1 was the perfect fit for Karen Kiest, a landscape architect who purchased a plot of land on Marrowstone Island that had stunning views but lacked buildable…

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Cumulus Studio renovates Art Deco pumphouse to create enviable eco retreat in Tasmania

Cumulus Studio renovates Art Deco pumphouse to create enviable eco…

Cumulus Studio have adapted two unique art deco heritage buildings situated on the banks of Australia's deepest lake within the Tasmanian wilderness to create an enviable eco retreat. …

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Daniel Libeskind's striking geometric

Daniel Libeskind's striking geometric "Future Flowers" pavilion brings…

For the entire week of Milanese Furniture Fair and beyond (up to May, 24) one of the ancient patios of University of Milan (in via Festa del Perdono, 7) will be occupied by an…

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PETITION: Tell Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker that climate censorship is not OK

PETITION: Tell Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker that climate censorship…

Strange things are afoot in the state of Wisconsin, where a state agency has banned its employees from "working on or speaking about climate change." Florida's state Department of…

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Gorgeous rainbow honeycomb mural spruces up Halle, Germany

Gorgeous rainbow honeycomb mural spruces up Halle, Germany

The All You Can Paint Festival Project was part of a revitalization effort for Halle, a German city with a declining population. After Zumi agreed to participate, she was given a…

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7 innovative designs spotted at Mood Object during Milan Design Week 2015

7 innovative designs spotted at Mood Object during Milan Design Week…

“Mood – Object” is an exhibition at the 2015 Milan Furniture Fair that is dedicated to the works of Chinese designers. The exhibition is a spiritual spot at Fuorisalone at…

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Freight Farms may be the future of sustainable food

Freight Farms may be the future of sustainable food

    Freight Farms enable food production to be managed from anywhere, at anytime.  Track air and water quality,  monitor crops anytime through live, in-farm cameras…

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will.i.am launches roll-out of EKOCYCLE recycled bottle sheets across W Hotel rooms around the world

will.i.am launches roll-out of EKOCYCLE recycled bottle sheets across…

W Hotels Worldwide, will.i.am and The Coca-Cola Company Introduce the EKOCYCLE™ Brand to W Hotel Guest Rooms across the Globe Stylish Sustainability Initiative Launches Tonight in New…

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Google is looking for longer lasting batteries, according to WSJ

Google is looking for longer lasting batteries, according to WSJ

The search for better batteries continues. It seems like every tech company from Apple to Tesla and now Google is constantly on the prowl for the key to longer battery life. Now, Google…

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Pickathon Music Festival lineup announced - buy your tickets today!

Pickathon Music Festival lineup announced - buy your tickets today!

http://inhabitat.com/portland-architecture-students-build-incredible-outdoor-music-venue-from-520-recycled-pallets-for-pickathon-music-festival/ Pickathon Music Festival has been the…

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to successfully grow an herb garden

INFOGRAPHIC: How to successfully grow an herb garden

Whether you’re looking to beautify your home or save money in the kitchen, growing your own windowsill or indoor herb garden is an economical way to satisfy both goals. While all…

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Iconic VW Camper van to be revived as a battery-electric vehicle

Iconic VW Camper van to be revived as a battery-electric vehicle

Since its launch in the early 1950s, the Volkswagen Westfalia Camper has been an enduring classic, an icon of cross-country adventures and the traveling lifestyle. Production ceased in…

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Sky garden-lined hotel in PyeongChang is a sustainable retreat for the 2018 Winter Olympics

Sky garden-lined hotel in PyeongChang is a sustainable retreat for the…

Planning Korea Designs’ green terrace-lined hotel for PyeongChang, South Korea will snake in cascading curves that form an infinity shape. Designed for the 2018 Winter Olympics, the…

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Could a giant blob be causing our crazy weather?

Could a giant blob be causing our crazy weather?

Yup. You read that right. Scientists say a "blob" in the Pacific Ocean could be to blame for the drought in the West and the East's seemingly endless season of snow. Apparently, about…

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Passively cooled Olympia Residence is a modern home on the prairie

Passively cooled Olympia Residence is a modern home on the prairie

The clients, Eric and Melinda, sought a simple yet contemporary home that emphasized a connection with nature. Unlike the farmhouse aesthetic common in Yelm, the custom-designed Olympia…

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The top 5 issues affecting interior design today

The top 5 issues affecting interior design today

By Crandon Gustafson, Dean of the School of Interior Architecture at Boston Architectural College How human-centered experience is changing interior design Interior design is…

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Fentress Architects' new Tom Bradley Terminal receives LEED Gold Certification

Fentress Architects' new Tom Bradley Terminal receives LEED Gold…

The new Tom Bradley International Airport (LAX), the Los Angeles landmark building, has achieved LEED Gold certification. The building, designed by Fentress Architects, features a…

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Belgian leisure center pays tribute to local history and sustainability

Belgian leisure center pays tribute to local history and…

The Open Oproep 28 design competition presented the challenge of creating a space dubbed a “leisure center” for the people of Edegem, Belgium. Part community center, part art…

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Vancouver will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy

Vancouver will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy

Vancouver, Canada, has become the latest city to commit to running on 100 percent renewable energy. Following on from a City Council vote in favor of making the switch on 26 March…

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S-House is a see-through glass home with an M.C. Escher-like interior

S-House is a see-through glass home with an M.C. Escher-like interior

The generously glazed S-House design is a continuation of architect Yuusuke Karasawa’s interest in “complicated network space,” a term related to how technology, like the…

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Never buy toothpaste again with this nanotech toothbrush

Never buy toothpaste again with this nanotech toothbrush

Japanese designer Kosho Ueshima of The Industrial Design Studio created Misoka, the nanotechnological toothbrush that can clean teeth without the use of toothpaste. The designer teamed…

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Ford unveils a living grass foosball table inspired by the GT supercar at Milan Design Week

Ford unveils a living grass foosball table inspired by the GT supercar…

A sail boat, a guitar, and a living grass covered foosball table? Add these to the list of unlikely items you'd expect to be designed by an American car company. Unbeknownst to most,…

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Reclaimed wood artwork beautifies downtown Johannesburg

Reclaimed wood artwork beautifies downtown Johannesburg

Artist r1 beautified Johannesburg’s urban fabric yet again with his recently completed reclaimed wood art installation. Commissioned by the owners of the new Betty Fox grocery store…

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Edith Macefield's 'Up' house may come down after auction closes on April 20

Edith Macefield's 'Up' house may come down after auction closes on…

The world has closely followed the story of this little Seattle house that belonged to a tough old lady named Edith Macefield. When developers sough to build a shopping mall on her…

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Gustavo Penna's modular bus stop blends into the urban landscape in Brazil

Gustavo Penna's modular bus stop blends into the urban landscape in…

Gustavo Pena Arquiteto & Associados just completed their design for the BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) bus stop in Brazil- a modular metallic structure that blends into the urban…

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Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba Hotel opens in Peru's Sacred Valley of the Incas

Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba Hotel opens in Peru's Sacred Valley of the…

  World-recognized sustainable tourism leader Inkaterra has announced the opening of its latest resort hotel in Peru: the Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba. The modern, luxury hotel…

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Breathtaking Thorncrown Chapel is one of America’s greatest architectural masterpieces

Breathtaking Thorncrown Chapel is one of America’s greatest…

Built in 1980, Thorncrown Chapel was the vision of owner Jim Reed who hired Jones to create a glass chapel that would celebrate the beautiful Ozark Hills. Inspired by Paris’ Sainte…

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Cantilevered home takes advantage of a tiny, sloping lot in Kirkland, Washington

Cantilevered home takes advantage of a tiny, sloping lot in Kirkland,…

Inhabitat favorite Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture is no stranger to tackling challenging design projects. So when the owner of a tiny, steep, vegetated lot in Kirkland,…

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Jungle Bar is a sustainable insect-infused protein bar

Jungle Bar is a sustainable insect-infused protein bar

Icelandic startup Crowbar Protein is crowdfunding sustainable protein bars made using edible insects. Jungle Bar is a protein bar made with dates, sesame, sunflower & pumpkin…

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This sweet animation aims to help save the British hedgehog

This sweet animation aims to help save the British hedgehog

https://vimeo.com/110566773 Once a common sight throughout Britain, hedgehogs are now disappearing quickly. These iconic animals numbered close to 30 million back in the 1950s, and…

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Guidacci develops unconventional Italian home addition out of sustainable zinc siding

Guidacci develops unconventional Italian home addition out of…

One solution to the dilemma of needing more space in one’s home, yet only having a small lot on which to build, is to build up. And that is what designer Raimondo Guidacci chose to do…

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Mayor de Blasio launches largest public housing energy savings program in the nation

Mayor de Blasio launches largest public housing energy savings program…

Nearly 300 existing New York City Housing Authority will be getting sustainable upgrades in a $100 million city project announced by Mayor de Blasio last week. A series of Energy…

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Amazing Life-Sized Lego Furnishings that You Can Really Live With

Amazing Life-Sized Lego Furnishings that You Can Really Live With

Lego DJ Table If you think this Lego DJ table is cool, you might want to try making one yourself. DIY instructions for the table were created (in German) by Kai Muller of Spy…

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10 awesome eco-activities to do this Earth Day

10 awesome eco-activities to do this Earth Day

Happy Hikers, Shutterstock 1. Take a Hike There is no better way to get back in touch with the Earth's rhythms than to actually go outdoors and experience its many wonders. This Earth…

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CORE designs solar-powered holiday home for founder's family

CORE designs solar-powered holiday home for founder's family

CORE Architects have designed a gorgeous glass and timber holiday home for founding principal Charles Gane, in the idyllic Georgian Bay in Ontario, Canada. Set on the edge of the bay,…

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Don't miss ESNYC's celebrity chef-studded benefit tonight + chef Kevin Pemoulié's turnip carpaccio recipe

Don't miss ESNYC's celebrity chef-studded benefit tonight + chef Kevin…

Turnip Carpaccio Kevin Pemoulié, Thirty Acres 4 servings Ingredients: 4 medium-large sized purple top turnips 2 watermelon radishes, sliced thin 1bu chives, sliced 1/2 cup…

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The Moon was created when young Earth collided with another planet, says new study

The Moon was created when young Earth collided with another planet,…

Ever looked up at the moon and wonder from whence that glowing orb came? A new study has added momentum to the theory that the moon was formed from debris leftover from a collision…

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