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Concrete Re-visioned at the Elegant Hanil Visitors Center

Concrete Re-visioned at the Elegant Hanil Visitors Center

The Hanil Visitors Center is positioned between a restored hillside and an industrial complex to the west. As a vivid example of how concrete can be used with a lowered environmental impact, the Center

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Tiny Hut in Spain Built with Concrete and a Cow

Tiny Hut in Spain Built with Concrete and a Cow

Trufa (a.k.a the Truffle) is a tiny (25 square meters or about 270 square feet), single room building that has all the cool characteristics of a stone cave. Though comprised of concrete, it resembles

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CONCRETE CLOTH: Flexible Material Makes Durable Disaster Shelters

CONCRETE CLOTH: Flexible Material Makes Durable Disaster Shelters

When a disaster strikes, it's often difficult to get shelters up in time for displaced residents. Enter Concrete Canvas's new Concrete Cloth, a durable waterproof building material made of cement

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Concrete Mushrooms: Transforming Abandoned Bunkers Into Eco Hostels

Concrete Mushrooms: Transforming Abandoned Bunkers Into Eco Hostels

There are reportedly over 750,000 abandoned concrete bunkers scattered throughout Albania, remnants of Communist dictator Enver Hoxha and his policies of paranoid xenophobia. Now graduate students Gyler

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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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This classic Eichler was renovated to become a naturally-cooled home that blends indoors and out

This classic Eichler was renovated to become a naturally-cooled home that blends indoors and out

Klopf Architecture recently remodeled a classic Eichler mid-century home, honoring the iconic home’s style while expanding it to suit the needs of the new homeowners. Working along side Arterra

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James Whitaker designs funky light-filled office space out of shipping containers

James Whitaker designs funky light-filled office space out of shipping containers

An advertising agency commissioned Whitaker to develop the Hechingen Studio design as a low-cost cargotecture workspace near the rural German town of Hechingen. Although the project was never

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Study shows biodegradable plastics do not break down more quickly in landfills

Study shows biodegradable plastics do not break down more quickly in landfills

Plastic products labeled as biodegradable may not decompose any more quickly than standard plastics. A new study by Susan Selke and Rafael Auras in the ACS journal, Environmental Science & Technology,

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Glassy timber-clad La Chasse Galerie home harmonizes with the lush Laurentian Forest

Glassy timber-clad La Chasse Galerie home harmonizes with the lush Laurentian Forest

The gorgeous la-Chasse-Galerie house is a light filled home designed by Thellend Fortin Architects to harmonize with the wooded area it sits upon. Located in the Laurentian forest outside of Montreal,

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Haptic Architects’ Highlevel Road two timber extensions will change color over time

Haptic Architects’ Highlevel Road two timber extensions will change color over time

London-based Haptic Architects designed two extensions to an old Victorian house in London and created new spaces that exude warmth though the use of natural materials-untreated larch and oak-combined

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