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Spanish Retailer Zara Accused of Using Brazilian “Slave Labor”

Spanish Retailer Zara Accused of Using Brazilian “Slave Labor”

High fashion for low prices? There has to be a catch -- and it appears that there is. Spanish retailer Zara, once described by Louis Vuitton’s fashion director as "possibly the most innovative and

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Lacy Inflatable Mobile Pavilion Pops Up Like A Circus Tent for Mobilizarte in Brazil

Lacy Inflatable Mobile Pavilion Pops Up Like A Circus Tent for Mobilizarte in Brazil

Mobile Cultural Mobilizarte is an ephemeral and itinerant pavilion made up of three elements, all which pack neatly into containers for shipment. A set of scaffolding towers, which are easily assembled,

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Controversial Belo Monte Hydroelectric Dam in Brazil’s Amazon Gets Go-Ahead

Controversial Belo Monte Hydroelectric Dam in Brazil’s Amazon Gets Go-Ahead

The Belo Monte Dam is one of the most controversial projects in the world. The $17 billion hydro-electric dam will, when constructed, generate enough energy for over 23 million homes. However, its

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The Orchidarium Professor Ruth Cardoso: A Dazzling Daylit Dome In Brazil

The Orchidarium Professor Ruth Cardoso: A Dazzling Daylit Dome In Brazil

Recently completed in 2010, the Orchidarium is located in the Villa-Lobos Park in Brazil and can be accessed via a gently sloping ramp. Buried 1.5 meters below the surface, the bottom part of the dome is

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Brilliant Brazilian Office Tower Marries Form with Efficiency

Brilliant Brazilian Office Tower Marries Form with Efficiency

This beautiful mid-rise in Brazil will soon be the home of the Council of Administration of Santa Catarina. AUM arquiteto’s winning design not only achieves visual richness in a simple form, but it

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Mobilizarte: Prefab Balloon Pavilion Will Travel Throughout Brazil Before 2016 Olympics

Mobilizarte: Prefab Balloon Pavilion Will Travel Throughout Brazil Before 2016 Olympics

This balloontasic mobile art pavilion will make its debut next summer in Brazil where it will travel to ten different cities in honor of the 2014 World Cup and then the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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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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This Star Wars retrofitted R2D2 Volkswagen van is just the droid you’re looking for

This Star Wars retrofitted R2D2 Volkswagen van is just the droid you’re looking for

The classic Volkswagen Camper Van has been given custom paint jobs for almost as long as it's been around; admittedly the vast majority by the free-loving, tie-dyed and Deadhead crowds. But mimaki

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China threatens to slice through the Amazon with a 3,300-mile rail network

China threatens to slice through the Amazon with a 3,300-mile rail network

China is floating plans to build a 3,300 mile railway network in South America, jeopardizing one of the most critical and bio-diverse ecosystems on Earth. Next week China's Premier Li Keqiang will move

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Enel’s solar-powered Expo pavilion is a virtual forest made of 650 LEDs

Enel’s solar-powered Expo pavilion is a virtual forest made of 650 LEDs

Enel, Europe's second largest electricity and gas operators and official partner of Expo Milan 2015, unveiled their 900-square-meter pavilion made of 650 polycarbonate grafted vectors. This amazing light

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See how a Tetra Pak carton be re-used as a DIY LED lamp

See how a Tetra Pak carton be re-used as a DIY LED lamp

Tetra Paks are a great invention. They can keep milk and other perishable items fresh for months without refrigeration. It can also be better than commercial canning because the Paks aren’t lined with

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Can drones plant one billion trees?

Can drones plant one billion trees?

Can Drones Plant One Billion Trees? By Steve Daly Each year, the earth loses about 26 billion trees to lumber, mining, agriculture, and development. About 15 billion

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Livin Out is brilliantly-colored, flexible furniture that fits in any space

Livin Out is brilliantly-colored, flexible furniture that fits in any space

You know when we get restless? This is Livin Out, a restlessness in the soul. We want to create new things, reinvent what already exists, show you a new vision of time and lifestyle. We want to travel

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14 Awe-inspiring aerial photographs capture the beauty of the Earth

14 Awe-inspiring aerial photographs capture the beauty of the Earth

©Yann Arthus-Bertrand/Altitude Heart in Voh in New Caledonia "Heart in Voh" is a heart-shaped mangrove swamp in New Caledonia. Located in tropical coastal regions, these mangrove swamps contain rich

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