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Plastic Concrete: Building Bricks Made From Landfill Waste

Plastic Concrete: Building Bricks Made From Landfill Waste

Recent RPI Masters of Architecture graduate Henry Miller has devised a way to reuse waste plastic as an aggregate in cement, circumventing the energy-intensive process of plastic recycling. By grinding up

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Form Meets Function in Modular Concrete Home

Form Meets Function in Modular Concrete Home

Whether you think form follows function or function follows form, the Pentimento House proves that form and function can work gracefully together. An elegant and contemporary version of the Lincoln Log

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MIT Discovery Means Next-Gen Concrete Could Last for 16,000 Years

MIT Discovery Means Next-Gen Concrete Could Last for 16,000 Years

Civil engineers at MIT are currently exploring ways to create concrete with reduced creep that will be able to last for 16,000 years. Concrete is one of the most frequently used and widely produced

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Holey Concrete: Pervious Paving Reduces Stormwater Run-off

Holey Concrete: Pervious Paving Reduces Stormwater Run-off

Let’s be clear - paving a surface does not reduce storm water run-off, but if you must create a street, parking lot, driveway, or any other form of this detriment, an apples-to-apples comparison between

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A Clearing in the Streets: NYC Spouts a Meadow Amid Concrete

A Clearing in the Streets: NYC Spouts a Meadow Amid Concrete

As the topic of urban restoration garners more attention, we have seen an increase in the investigation and experimentation relating to NYC's ecological past. NYC Wildflower Week demonstrated a rise in

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Mosstika Moss Graffiti Brings Greenery to the Concrete Jungle

Mosstika Moss Graffiti Brings Greenery to the Concrete Jungle

When it comes to eco-art, it doesn't get much better than Edina Tokodi's awesome green graffiti made from living moss. Inhabitat has been following artist Edina Tokodi and her tongue-in-cheek moss art

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Cracked Concrete Garden Springs up to Claim ASLA Award

Cracked Concrete Garden Springs up to Claim ASLA Award

Think you need an open plot of land with plenty of soil in order to cultivate a garden? Think again. CMG Landscape Architecture's Cracked Concrete Garden proves that many plants have a way of surviving

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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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Tropical Swiss Thai House wraps a reclaimed wood deck around an azure pool

Tropical Swiss Thai House wraps a reclaimed wood deck around an azure pool

Located near the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand in South East Asia, this home is smartly laid out in two stories. The main floor holds the kitchen, dining area, and a large living room surrounded by

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Cabin 2 is a gorgeous contemporary extension to a mid-century holiday retreat

Cabin 2 is a gorgeous contemporary extension to a mid-century holiday retreat

The 110-square-meter holiday home extension was created to accommodate extended visits from family members and guests. Since Cabin 2 was designed as a separate unit from the existing cabin, the new

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OFIS clads contemporary Ljubljana villa with double-perforated metal

OFIS clads contemporary Ljubljana villa with double-perforated metal

Centrally located in the Mirje Suburbs of Ljubljana, the villa’s stacked boxy volume is evocative of a pyramid; the shape is in reference to the Plecknik-designed pyramidal pedestrian archway sited

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Marcel van Heeswijk designs airy office for GoodHabitz in Eindhoven

Marcel van Heeswijk designs airy office for GoodHabitz in Eindhoven

GoodHabitz, an online education hub in Eindhoven, Netherlands, hired Marcel van Heeswijk to design the interior of their new office space. Since the company's mandate is the transfer of knowledge, van

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Artist Sarah Hatton’s newest artworks feature more dead honeybees arranged in intricate patterns

Artist Sarah Hatton’s newest artworks feature more dead honeybees arranged in intricate patterns

Sarah Hatton, a Canadian artist, uses dead bees to create beautiful works of art and bring attention to the plight of bees around the world. Her work features bees arranged in patterns symbolically linked

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Gleaming Holy Cross House saves energy with passive design and natural ventilation

Gleaming Holy Cross House saves energy with passive design and natural ventilation

Holy Cross House by Thomas Balaban Architecte is an aluminum-clad home in Montreal, Canada, designed to optimize the use of natural lighting and provide a balanced living space for a family that

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SwimCity offers 3D-printed floating housing for students in Stockholm

SwimCity offers 3D-printed floating housing for students in Stockholm

Belatchew Labs is an experimental studio under the umbrella of Belatchew Arkitekter, based in Stockholm. The Labs take on projects where it is necessary to solve urban problems with creative thinking,

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Green Building in Cold Climates: Inhabitat Interview with Bernat and Kate of Maison Durable Portneuf

Green Building in Cold Climates: Inhabitat Interview with Bernat and Kate of Maison Durable Portneuf

We've seen many examples of how well green buildings can work in temperate and warm climates, but what about the harsher conditions that can lash homes in rural Quebec? Inhabitat recently had the

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Vienna set to build the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper

Vienna set to build the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper

Architecture firm Rüdiger Lainer and Partner has unveiled plans to build the world's tallest wooden skyscraper in the Seestadt Aspern area of Vienna. The 276ft, 24 story HoHo tower will house a hotel,

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