Casa Pentimento: Prefab Ecuadorian House Made From 900 LEGO-Like Concrete Blocks

Casa Pentimento: Prefab Ecuadorian House Made From 900 LEGO-Like…

Casa Pentimento is a dwelling placed on a gentle slope that is made almost entirely from precast concrete modules which simultaneously determine its structure and its relationship with…

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Virgin Mobile is offering employees a year of maternity AND paternity leave

Virgin Mobile is offering employees a year of maternity AND paternity…

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson is no stranger to blazing new paths, but this time he isn't focused on travel or mobile technology, but parental leave. Under the company's new…

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TOFU CHAIR - Leonardo Talarico's Durable Chair Tests The Structural Limits of Tofu

TOFU CHAIR - Leonardo Talarico's Durable Chair Tests The Structural…

Vegetarians of the world rejoice — the world's first TOFU chair is here! Designed by Leonardo Talarico, the Tofu Chair lives up to its name and is made entirely from tasty soy bean…

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Johanna Mårtensson Built a City Out of Bread Just to Watch it Mold

Johanna Mårtensson Built a City Out of Bread Just to Watch it Mold

The Earth will probably continue to turn long after humans are devoured by rat-size snails or flesh-eating zombies, but A Design award winner Johanna Mårtensson wanted to explore the…

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Luminair's Spherical Tree Tents Let You Camp High Up in the Branches

Luminair's Spherical Tree Tents Let You Camp High Up in the Branches

The Tree Tent is the culmination of three years of work and research into sustainable shelter systems, fabric structures and timber engineering by Luminair. The company sought to create…

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A student-designed drone is hunting illegal loggers in the Amazon Rainforest

A student-designed drone is hunting illegal loggers in the Amazon…

Images from the Landsat satellite have provided a devastating look at the scale of deforestation in the Amazon—with Google creating a timelapse video of 40 years of destruction in the…

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The Freedom Room is a Low-Cost Micro Apartment Designed by Prison Inmates

The Freedom Room is a Low-Cost Micro Apartment Designed by Prison…

There is a large carpentry shop in the High Security Prison in Spoleto, Italy where inmates build furniture for other correctional facilities. Cibic Workshop and Comodo (Comunicare…

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The World’s first floating private islands get the green light in Dubai

The World’s first floating private islands get the green light in…

The World, Dubai’s artificial archipelago of over 300 islands, will soon be home to 33 luxury floating homes, each with its own garden, pool, and beach and tailor-made to the…

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Awesome treehouse office in London makes work a walk in the park

Awesome treehouse office in London makes work a walk in the park

London-based Tate Harmer teamed up with Gensler and artists Natalie Jeremijenko and Shuster + Morseley to design and build a temporary pod-like office space meant to encourage people…

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Google is considering investing 'tens of millions' in Africa's largest wind power project

Google is considering investing 'tens of millions' in Africa's largest…

Google is reportedly stepping up their investments in renewable energy. Apple may be the world's greenest tech company, but the search engine giant is primed to get serious about clean…

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10 Successful kickstarters creating a better world

10 Successful kickstarters creating a better world

It’s a beautiful thing when businesses align profits and purpose for a better world. And with the growth of crowdfunding, the concept of launching a company funded by others, an…

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Texas-based EzGro Garden allows anyone, anywhere to grow crops vertically

Texas-based EzGro Garden allows anyone, anywhere to grow crops…

Larry Johnson used to be a computer guy, but he decided he wanted to work outside instead. Although he didn’t know much about plants at the time, Johnson got into vertical farming and…

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Ditch the pods: Trinity ONE is the Swiss Army Knife of coffee makers

Ditch the pods: Trinity ONE is the Swiss Army Knife of coffee makers

A new brewing experience awaits coffee lovers with Trinity ONE. The charming device needs no electricity, doesn't use wasteful pods and best of all, its innovative design not only makes…

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This factory turned family home uses curved walls to play with light

This factory turned family home uses curved walls to play with light

Belgian designers Graux and Baeyens have taken a warehouse loft near Kortrijk and turned it into a luxurious, and curvy, family home. The home also features classic, earth tones and…

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks With Swifty Scooters Creative Director Jason Iftakhar

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks With Swifty Scooters Creative Director…

 Jason and Camilla Iftakhar INHABITAT: Tell us a bit about your background in eco-design. What made you decide to focus on scooters? I was first introduced to the concept of…

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Score some sweet terrariums by backing the world's first underground park

Score some sweet terrariums by backing the world's first underground…

lowline, Lowline Lab, lowline kickstarter, sustainable design, sustainable solar devices, lowline lab, underground park, subterranean park, lower east side, nyc community space,…

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This sweet dog and lion duo proves that friendship transcends all barriers

This sweet dog and lion duo proves that friendship transcends all…

Meet Honey the dog and Kwanza the white lion cub: a pair of best friends at the Darling Downs Zoo in Queensland, Australia. Kwanza's mum wasn't producing enough milk for him, so the…

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Giant pyramid of real flowers blooms on the Long Island City waterfront

Giant pyramid of real flowers blooms on the Long Island City…

Agnes Denes, art installation nyc, flower art, flower pyramid, flower sculpture, living art, Living Pyramid, park art, Public Art, pyramid of flowers, queens waterfront, Socrates…

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The Lowline Underground Park Initiative's Kickstarter campaign is now live!

The Lowline Underground Park Initiative's Kickstarter campaign is now…

New Kickstarter campaign Related: + The Lowline Kickstarter + The Lowline Images via Lowline Facebook lowline, Lowline Lab , lowline kickstarter,…

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May was the wettest month in U.S. history as climate change continues to wreak havoc on the country

May was the wettest month in U.S. history as climate change continues…

This past May has set another record for climate extremes in the U.S., with NOAA reporting that while California continued to languish in drought, the contiguous U.S.as a whole had the…

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Exar Architecture's House Decroly is an award winning minimalist day-lit home in Belgium

Exar Architecture's House Decroly is an award winning minimalist…

The House Decroly, designed by Belgian architecture office Exar Arhitecture, is a daylit home in Uccle, Belgium. Its minimalist design includes large glass surfaces that provide…

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Elon Musk says Tesla Model X will arrive as early as this September

Elon Musk says Tesla Model X will arrive as early as this September

As per usual, Tesla CEO Elon Musk was full of exciting news at the annual shareholders meeting, held on Tuesday in Mountain View, California. The pinnacle of his speech was an update on…

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How the United States can be powered by 100% renewable energy by 2050

How the United States can be powered by 100% renewable energy by 2050

As divided as Americans are, there is at least one issue on which they can agree. 87% of Americans believe that renewable energy is an important part of their country’s future, while…

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Sydney's mind-blowing 'Light Origami' is a crystal cavern filled with mirrors

Sydney's mind-blowing 'Light Origami' is a crystal cavern filled with…

Light Origami was part of this year's bustling Vivid Sydney, an 18-day festival of light, music and ideas within the beautiful Australian city. The Japanese artist's aim was to create…

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Italy's eels have a cocaine problem

Italy's eels have a cocaine problem

There are vast quantities of man-made waste polluting our oceans and waterways—studies have found that fish are being poisoned via plastic microbeads and around 50 percent of sea…

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Central China's most populous city gets New Urban redesign by Foster + Partners

Central China's most populous city gets New Urban redesign by Foster +…

Central China’s most populous city will soon be home to a highly walkable and livable urban paradise. Foster + Partners recently received approval for their masterplan of Yuexiu…

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Truck full of sharks crashes while heading to an aquarium

Truck full of sharks crashes while heading to an aquarium

One shark has died after a truck carrying four sandbar sharks from Florida to the New York Aquarium in Brooklyn blew a tire on I-95 in Volusia County. The sharks, which are each about…

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New self-healing material could repair airplanes in mid-flight

New self-healing material could repair airplanes in mid-flight

First there were video phones and the along came self-driving cars. Now, it looks like another sci-fi cliche, self-healing technology, is set to become a part of everyday life.…

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G7 leaders pledge to phase out fossil fuels this century

G7 leaders pledge to phase out fossil fuels this century

In a monumental step forward against climate change, German chancellor Angela Merkel announced yesterday that the G7 leading industrial nations have agreed to phase out the use of…

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Atelier YokYok weaves ethereal blue tunnels inside a medieval cloister garden

Atelier YokYok weaves ethereal blue tunnels inside a medieval cloister…

The four enclosed string tunnels run diagonally from the corners of the garden to the central circular garden that’s framed on four sides by a string fence. The strings are attached…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Why indoor air pollution is a big problem and what you can do to protect yourself

INFOGRAPHIC: Why indoor air pollution is a big problem and what you…

Did you know that indoor air may be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air? Indoor air pollution is a problem that is often overlooked, but can cause serious damage to your…

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Chiangmai Life Construction creates homes using rammed earth, bamboo and recycled wood

Chiangmai Life Construction creates homes using rammed earth, bamboo…

Chiangmai Life Construction in northern Thailand designs and builds modern, organic architecture using mainly earth and bamboo, but also concrete for foundations, recycled hardwood, and…

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Leo DiCaprio donates massive solar reserve art installation to LACMA

Leo DiCaprio donates massive solar reserve art installation to LACMA

Our favorite eco-advocate and art collector, Leonardo DiCaprio is earning even more points with us, by donating his recent acquisition, Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada), to the Los…

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Florida man gets second-degree burns after making margaritas in the sun

Florida man gets second-degree burns after making margaritas in the…

Aaron Peers of Jacksonville, Florida made margaritas in his backyard on Memorial Day weekend. That’s not a newsworthy event until you hear about what happened two days later. Peel…

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New Tappan Zee Bridge will glow with dynamic LED light system by Philips

New Tappan Zee Bridge will glow with dynamic LED light system by…

The new Tappan Zee Bridge will glow sustainably, with an LED light system by Royal Philips. Lighting both the roadway and the architectural elements, the bridge will have the capacity…

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Aluminum-clad Bridge House is a multi-generational home optimized for solar gain

Aluminum-clad Bridge House is a multi-generational home optimized for…

Although the Bridge House looks like a single-family home from the front, the building actually accommodates three generations within its three stacked metal-clad volumes. Since the…

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Berlin artist uses found objects to make quirky mash-ups of everyday items

Berlin artist uses found objects to make quirky mash-ups of everyday…

Some of Roller’s more “out there” pieces are based on reducing items to their shape, and reconsidering how those shapes might be used. He crafted a makeshift slingshot from a…

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Suga Architects unveil the gorgeous green-roofed Takano Nursery in Japan

Suga Architects unveil the gorgeous green-roofed Takano Nursery in…

The narrow plot forced the architects to create an elongated volume topped with a vegetable rooftop garden. Its narrow street-facing sides are clad in treated red cedar, while the…

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EPA announces plans to limit airplane emissions

EPA announces plans to limit airplane emissions

Although the cost of airfare has declined dramatically since the late 1970s, an invisible cost of flying is rising as more travelers take to the skies. Aviation currently accounts for…

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PHOTOS: Step inside the world's largest bamboo maze!

PHOTOS: Step inside the world's largest bamboo maze!

It takes 1 second to get in and at least 2 hours to find your way out of the world's largest maze. This is the unique and appealing experience offered by the Labirinto della Masone…

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