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IS IT GREEN?: Concrete

IS IT GREEN?: Concrete

Concrete is a familiar substance. Its durable nature and versatile applications have made its usage ubiquitous throughout our cities. However this primary building material is also extremely energy

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Columbia Materials Conference on Concrete – with Lafarge

Columbia Materials Conference on Concrete – with Lafarge

Calling all architects in New York City who like concrete! From October 1st through the 3rd, Columbia's Graduate School of Architecture is organizing a series of conferences on materials. This year the

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Using CO2 to Make Concrete

Using CO2 to Make Concrete

Carbon sequestration has been a hot topic lately, with various methods being proposed to help cut down on the amount of greenhouse gases spewed into our skies. Many past solutions have focused on

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New Precast Concrete Sucks CO2 Out of the Air

New Precast Concrete Sucks CO2 Out of the Air

Canadian environmental consultants, Carbon Sense Solutions, may have just developed a carbon storage method that could reduce global CO2 emissions by as much as 1% a year. Their new method called, CO2

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Pasadena EcoHouse: First LEED Certified Concrete Home

Pasadena EcoHouse: First LEED Certified Concrete Home

Adding to the growing LEED Platinum collection of homes in southern California including Project7Ten House and the Living Homes design by Ray Kappe, the Pasadena EcoHouse designed by StudioRMA is cited to

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THE CONCRETE HOUSE: How green is concrete?

THE CONCRETE HOUSE: How green is concrete?

Australian Architects Peter Poulet and Michael Harvey contemplate concrete’s green side with The Concrete House, a free-flowing assembly of gravity-secured precast columns and slabs that the designers

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ASKEW CONCRETE TABLE by Oso Industries

ASKEW CONCRETE TABLE by Oso Industries

On display at BKLYN Designs this weekend, the Askew Table, from OSO industries is gorgeous, sturdy, and difficult to break! Why would that be, you may ask? Well, because the table is made from

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GORE DESIGNS CONCRETE COUNTERTOP WORKSHOPS

GORE DESIGNS CONCRETE COUNTERTOP WORKSHOPS

Don't have plans this summer? Go to concrete camp! Gore Designs of Phoenix is offering a series of weekend workshops that will teach you how to make your own concrete countertops, sinks or even

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INFLATABLE CONCRETE CANVAS

INFLATABLE CONCRETE CANVAS

Take the Concrete Canvas, add air and water, wait twelve hours, and you have a portable building that offers more structural stability than a tent at half the cost of existing portable buildings.

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CONCRETE BLOND WALLED PAPER

CONCRETE BLOND WALLED PAPER

For those of you who have a hard time choosing between the minimalist aesthetic of unadorned concrete, and the warm, decorative aesthetic of wallpaper - your heart need be torn no longer. Concrete

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ORGANIC CONCRETE

ORGANIC CONCRETE

Lisbon based e-studio has recently developed an organic concrete. The Beto Organico has a permeable surface which allows plants to grow out of it. This new material exploits concrete?s capacity to trap

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TRANSLUCENT CONCRETE

TRANSLUCENT CONCRETE

Brutalists look out. A new type of concrete has been developed, and it looks almost ethereal. Images of LiTraCon, the Light Transmitting concrete - make it look strangely like styrofoam. Hungarian

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BENDY CONCRETE

BENDY CONCRETE

It's concrete week here at Inhabitat. First there was spray-on concrete - now there is bendable concrete. Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a new type of fiber-reinforced concrete

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GRANCRETE: Quick-dry sprayable concrete

GRANCRETE: Quick-dry sprayable concrete

Grancrete, developed by Dr. Arun Wagh at Argonne National Laboratory, is a sprayable ceramic that is stronger than concrete, fire resistant and provides good insulation in both hot and cold climates.

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6 Emergency Essentials for Surviving 72 Hours Without Power

6 Emergency Essentials for Surviving 72 Hours Without Power

  The motto "always be prepared" is a good one to keep in mind, but one might not understand the importance of that until immersed in a situation that one hasn't prepared properly for at all.

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Arkitema Architects Design an Elegant New Home that Supposedly Requires Zero Maintenance

Arkitema Architects Design an Elegant New Home that Supposedly Requires Zero Maintenance

The Innovation Maintenance-Free House by Arkitema Architects promises to last 150 years, with minimal maintenance during the first third of its lifespan. The prefab structure was built completely

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The World’s Tallest Vertical Garden Lives and Breathes in Sydney

The World’s Tallest Vertical Garden Lives and Breathes in Sydney

Designed by Parisian architect Jean Nouvel in collaboration with French artist and botanist Patrick Blanc, One Central Park's living green facade exhibits 250 species of native Australian flowers and

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This Amazing Cave Home in France Cost Just One Euro

This Amazing Cave Home in France Cost Just One Euro

The home, known as Chez Hélène-Amboise Troglodyte, is situated in the Loire Valley. It sits about two miles out of Amboise, which was once home to Leonardo da Vinci. Troglodyte homes are common in the

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INTERVIEW: Bamboo builder, and Ibuku Founder Elora Hardy on Creating Incredible Green Buildings with Bamboo

INTERVIEW: Bamboo builder, and Ibuku Founder Elora Hardy on Creating Incredible Green Buildings with Bamboo

We’ve showcased numerous bamboo designs over the years, from furniture to entire buildings, but when it comes to combining green building and renewable materials, Ibuku’s incredible bent-bamboo

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Interview: Adrian McCarroll on Building Villa Amanzi in an Open Tropical Environment

Interview: Adrian McCarroll on Building Villa Amanzi in an Open Tropical Environment

Inhabitat: How would you characterize the kind of architecture you create? Is there a unifying theme behind all your projects? Our principle driving force is to create places and spaces where people

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IBM’s New Sunflower-Shaped Solar Concentrators Produce Energy AND Fresh Water!

IBM’s New Sunflower-Shaped Solar Concentrators Produce Energy AND Fresh Water!

IBM Research and Swiss solar technology company Airlight Energy just unveiled a cutting-edge solar system that resembles a 10-meter-high sunflower! The High Concentration PhotoVoltaic Thermal (HCPVT)

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The Elegant Teshima Art Museum is a Luminous Droplet in the Japanese Countryside

The Elegant Teshima Art Museum is a Luminous Droplet in the Japanese Countryside

    The shape of the building mirrors that of a drop of water, created out of a thin concrete slab that rises up gently before curving back down to the earth. Two elliptical openings

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KPF’s Pre-Certified LEED Gold Riverside 66 Opens Today in Tianjin!

KPF’s Pre-Certified LEED Gold Riverside 66 Opens Today in Tianjin!

More than just a retail centerpiece for Tianjin's new commercial district, Riverside 66 also serves as a crucial connection node between the Hai He River and the pedestrian realm. The whale-like building

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BFI Announces Seven Pioneering Finalists for the 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

BFI Announces Seven Pioneering Finalists for the 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

The Force Majeure The Force Majeure is a large-scale, holistic response to global warming and accelerated resource exploitation. Created by world-renowned artists Helen and Newton Harrison, the project

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Zig-Zagging Constellations Bar Rocks Urban Rehabilitation in Liverpool’s Arts District

Zig-Zagging Constellations Bar Rocks Urban Rehabilitation in Liverpool’s Arts District

We love urban rehabilitation projects, and this one in Liverpool is especially inspiring. The zig-zagging Constellation Bar is an outdoor venue located on a former industrial site that has been converted

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9 Groundbreaking New Materials On Display at 100% Design

9 Groundbreaking New Materials On Display at 100% Design

Eric Klarenbeek's material samples are 3D printed from living organisms, such as mycelium, and combined with local raw materials. The fully compostable creations have a negative carbon footprint.

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The Mini House by Jonas Wagell is a Modern Prefab That Pops Up in Two Days!

The Mini House by Jonas Wagell is a Modern Prefab That Pops Up in Two Days!

The Mini Home's exterior materials are comprised of an Iverit façade and a bitumen roof while the floor is laid with hardwood panels. All of the prefabricated modules and add ons, including a compact

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INTERVIEW: Landscape Architect James Corner On NYC’s High Line Park

INTERVIEW: Landscape Architect James Corner On NYC’s High Line Park

NYC’s High Line is a project that exemplifies effective adaptive urban re-use in a city that is littered with structures and spaces that have since reached the end of their useful life. By turning an

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New NASA Tech Lets You Design and Print Your New Martian Home in Just 24 Hours

New NASA Tech Lets You Design and Print Your New Martian Home in Just 24 Hours

The idea of living on Mars is no longer just the stuff of science fiction. In fact, one way or another, humans will likely be hanging out on the red planet within the next few decades. But landing there

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Spiky Sea Urchin-Inspired Hydroelectric House Converts Wave Energy into Electricity

Spiky Sea Urchin-Inspired Hydroelectric House Converts Wave Energy into Electricity

Cast in concrete, the outer semi-circular shell attaches the house to the shoreline with sand foundations. Solar cells line the outer shell to take advantage of Cape Town's abundant sunshine however; the

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