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Brazilian Kids Contruct World’s Tallest LEGO Tower at 102 ft!

Brazilian Kids Contruct World’s Tallest LEGO Tower at 102 ft!

Chile, eat your LEGO heart out! Brazil recently broke the world record for tallest LEGO structure when a group of its citizens (most of whom aren't very tall themselves because they're children) built at

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RoboCop-Like Glasses Will Scan and ID 400 Faces Per Second at Brazilian World Cup

RoboCop-Like Glasses Will Scan and ID 400 Faces Per Second at Brazilian World Cup

While the World Cup certainly means heightened excitement for its host country, rightly so it also brings forth a considerable number of concerns for spectator security. To ensure that soccer fans are

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Brazil Breaks Chile’s Record for the World’s Tallest Lego Tower

Brazil Breaks Chile’s Record for the World’s Tallest Lego Tower

Here at Inhabitat, we've got a whole lotta Lego going on, but even we couldn't come close to Sao Paulo's love for the colorful building blocks. Breaking last year's record set by Chile, Brazil built the

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Football Legacy Center in Santa Cruz, Brazil Raises Awareness of Homelessness

Football Legacy Center in Santa Cruz, Brazil Raises Awareness of Homelessness

The 8th Annual Homeless World Cup drew homeless people from all over the world together to play soccer -- and the organization decided to go far beyond just hosting the tournament. They gave even more

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Green-Roofed Sebrae HQ Harnesses Passive Design to Keep its Cool in Brazil

Green-Roofed Sebrae HQ Harnesses Passive Design to Keep its Cool in Brazil

The office building is deceptively simple from a distance, appearing as a 3-story vertical grid of screened windows on one side flanked by concrete walls. Visitors who venture closer discover an

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Brazilian Home Showcases Light, Art, and Salvaged Materials

Brazilian Home Showcases Light, Art, and Salvaged Materials

The Eugenia House by Brazilian Architect João Diniz tells a story of sunlight, cool breezes and art. The home's tall, simple roof creates a large open living space that is light, airy and provides views

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Brazilian Mopi School Has a Beautiful Branch Pattern Facade

Brazilian Mopi School Has a Beautiful Branch Pattern Facade

The school was conceived as four distinct volumes connected by open balconies. The volumes form a "U" shape that opens toward a nearby forest park and mountains - a backdrop this writer would have much

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Brazilian House Harnesses Natural Materials and Smart Design

Brazilian House Harnesses Natural Materials and Smart Design

This Bahian house in Salvador is a five-bedroom home designed as a square with an interior courtyard. A reflecting pool on one side of the courtyard helps cool the air as breezes blow across it. Two large

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Wind and Solar Powered Eco Community Unveiled in Brazil

Wind and Solar Powered Eco Community Unveiled in Brazil

Brazil recently unveiled one of its first eco communities equipped with wind and solar energy! A total of 58 houses in a village on the coast of the country have been built on the concept of zero waste --

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Brazilian House on Stilts is a Beautiful Low-Impact Retreat

Brazilian House on Stilts is a Beautiful Low-Impact Retreat

Perched on the foothills near Camos do Jordão in Sao Palo, Brazil, the House For A Couple is a thoughtful residence made from low-impact materials that minimizes any disturbance of its site. The

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Reverse Graffiti Hits the Streets of Porto Alegre, Brazil

Reverse Graffiti Hits the Streets of Porto Alegre, Brazil

Reverse graffiti — removing paint or dirt from a wall to create a pattern — is a hot trend internationally, and many cities have had a hard time figuring out how to handle it legally.

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NYC EVENT: ‘Interconnected’ Design from Portugal and Brazil

NYC EVENT: ‘Interconnected’ Design from Portugal and Brazil

Hey NYC! If you’re looking for a leisurely activity to fill this fine Sunday afternoon, head on over to the Meatpacking District to check out TOUCH’s latest exhibition “Interconnected.” Featuring

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Brazil Promotes Sustainability with São Paulo Eco-Park

Brazil Promotes Sustainability with São Paulo Eco-Park

Anna Dietzsch, Managing Director of Davis Brody Bond Aedas' São Paulo office and Levisky Arquitetos Associados designed this beautiful eco-park on what was once a contaminated brownfield in São Paulo,

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The Breezy, Beautiful Brazilian Leaf House

The Breezy, Beautiful Brazilian Leaf House

Outside of Rio de Janeiro, on a beautiful little beach with amazing blue water, sits a little house with a flowering roof that shades and protects like a big tropical banana leaf. Designed by Mareines +

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SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Brazilian-Chic Sin Sandals by Melissa

SUSTAINABLE STYLE: Brazilian-Chic Sin Sandals by Melissa

We love our sustainable sandals here at Inhabitat, so we were psyched to come upon more styles of cute Melissa shoes to help us glide into the sizzling summer months. Melissa’s Brazilian-made Sin Sandal

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TOUCH | NY: Brazilian Eco Design hits NYC

TOUCH | NY: Brazilian Eco Design hits NYC

While we're looking forward to all of New York Design Week this year, there is one event in particular has piqued our interest. We've got our eye on TOUCH | NY, a three day design exhibit that will

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ECOHOUSE BRAZIL

ECOHOUSE BRAZIL

In the Urca neighborhood near the base of Sugarloaf mountain and the shores of Rio de Janeiro, architect Alexandra Lichtenberg tackled a remodeling project that demonstrates that being green isn't the

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Gustavo Penna’ Shining Freedom of The Press Monument Wins World Architecture Festival Award

Gustavo Penna’ Shining Freedom of The Press Monument Wins World Architecture Festival Award

Gustavo Penna designed a translucent structure that rises from the ground like a beacon. Penna was inspired by the concept of freedom and the local culture. Its ethereal quality interprets freedom through

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The NativeScapeGR Project Encourages Green Roofing with Native Species

The NativeScapeGR Project Encourages Green Roofing with Native Species

Developed at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, The NativeScapeGR project focuses on uses native plant species and biocrusts to create green roofs with low water requirements, adapted to

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India Bans Import of All Cosmetics Tested on Animals

India Bans Import of All Cosmetics Tested on Animals

The Indian government announced on Monday that as of next month it will no longer permit the importation of cosmetics that have been tested on animals. The embargo comes less than five months after a

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Air Pollution Levels in China Reach 20 Times the Safe Limit for Human Health

Air Pollution Levels in China Reach 20 Times the Safe Limit for Human Health

China is known for having some of the world’s worst air pollution, but air quality in the country recently hit a new high at 20 times greater than the safety limit for human health. The Guardian reports

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World’s First Kinetic Energy-Powered Football Stadium Opens in Rio de Janeiro

World’s First Kinetic Energy-Powered Football Stadium Opens in Rio de Janeiro

It's a strange partnership, but Brazilian football legend Pelé and Shell Oil have teamed up to launch the world's first player-powered community football field--right in the heart of a Rio de Janeiro

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Can You Spot this Moss-Covered “Invisible Bike” Hiding in the Forest?

Can You Spot this Moss-Covered “Invisible Bike” Hiding in the Forest?

Designer and cycling enthusiast Lorenzo Martone designed this "Invisible Bike" - a moss- and foliage-covered bicycle that appears to disappear when placed against a lush outdoor background! Inspired by

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Industrial Giant Cargill Announces Promise to Stop Leveling Rainforests

Industrial Giant Cargill Announces Promise to Stop Leveling Rainforests

Mega agricultural and industrial company Cargill has announced at the UN Climate Summit that it will begin to support the New York Declaration on Forests- and stop leveling rainforests. The company, which

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1000-Foot-Tall Tower in the Amazon Will Monitor Climate Change From High in the Sky

1000-Foot-Tall Tower in the Amazon Will Monitor Climate Change From High in the Sky

If you think trees in the rainforest are pretty tall, a new tower being built in the Amazon to monitor climate change will make them look tiny. The Amazon Tall Tower is a joint effort between Brazil and

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Amazon Deforestation Jumped a Devastating 29% in 2013

Amazon Deforestation Jumped a Devastating 29% in 2013

The Amazon Rainforest saw a 29 percent jump in deforestation last year, spelling bad news for one of the world’s most important forests and the future of humanity. According to the Guardian, final

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Reverse Graffiti: Street Artists Tag Images on Walls by Scrubbing Them Clean

Reverse Graffiti: Street Artists Tag Images on Walls by Scrubbing Them Clean

    Art piece by Scott Wade  The UK's Paul Curtis, better known as "Moose," is one of the technique's pioneers. Although based in London, he has traveled around the world,

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Giants: Os Gemeos Convert Six Enormous Silos into Awesome Works of Art in Vancouver

Giants: Os Gemeos Convert Six Enormous Silos into Awesome Works of Art in Vancouver

In what will be the Brazilian street artists' largest work yet and their first in Canada, the project is part of their international series, Giants. Similar to previous works in the series, the makeover

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19 Central American Coffee Farms Now Generate Energy from Wastewater

19 Central American Coffee Farms Now Generate Energy from Wastewater

Did you know that only 1 percent of freshwater in the world is available for human consumption? Or that 140 litres of water are required to produce a single cup of coffee? Over 70% of water used in

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Watch as Isolated Amazon Tribe Makes Contact With the Outside World for the First Time

Watch as Isolated Amazon Tribe Makes Contact With the Outside World for the First Time

In a rare event that few people have ever witnessed, a previously isolated tribe encountered the outside world for the first time - and the surprising moment was all caught on video. Several indigenous

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