One of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded made landfall in the Philippines early Friday. At 1,200 miles across, the storm is expected to inflict widespread damage. Meteorologists clocked the
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Under normal circumstances it can take up to 50 years before a nuclear power plant is fully decommissioned, but in the case of the Fukushima plant, it could take much longer. The next step of the process
Launched in September 2012, the Breathe competition challenged international architects to submit innovative urban design concepts for a medium density residential village in the recovering town. The
The ambitious idea to link Europe and Asia via a sea tunnel was first conceived in 1860 by a sultan of the Ottoman Empire, but Abdoul Medjid lacked the technology and funds to turn the idea into reality.
First an 18 foot oarfish appeared off the coast of California, followed five days later by a second sea serpent, and now a super-rare "saber-toothed" whale has washed ashore on Venice Beach near Los
Just five days after divers discovered a huge 18-foot oarfish off the coast of California, a second 14-foot sea serpent has washed up on a beach in San Diego county. The only other times more than one of
San Francisco's Richard Johnson Design took an aging cottage made of materials salvaged from the 1906 earthquake and transformed it into a gorgeous "urban cabin" that opens up to the outdoors and welcomes
The Fukushima nuclear power plant remains a toxic disaster more than two years after an earthquake and tsunami struck coastal Japan. While damages to local residents and the environment are still being
Beloved Japanese Architect Shigeru Ban continues to impress the public with designs using cardboard as a construction material. This time Shigeru Ban Architects has designed a mountain lodge hut on
In the latest of a now seemingly endless series of devastating, embarrassing debacles at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, operating utility Tepco has found that radiation levels in seawater
As if the situation at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant weren't bad enough, we now have news that six clean-up workers were exposed to radioactive water when a pipe was mistakenly disconnected.
Image via Shutterstock There's no denying that fracking is bad, really bad. But what about natural gas from other sources? California's Clean Energy Fuels has just announced that they have begun the
Rao previously used shipping containers as an office space and he even stacked four containers vertically to build an artificial climbing wall at Sarjapur. When he worked in Germany in 2006 he lived in
Q4 Architects recently unveiled the CORE House - a virtually indestructible tornado-proof home designed for communities in Missouri. The project features a 600 square foot indestructible concrete core and
Image © Shutterstock After a prolonged debate over the Congressional budget and the effective date of the new healthcare law, Democrats and Republicans have failed to reach an agreement on
Having 10 extra minutes of cell phone battery life in emergency situations such as hurricanes and earthquakes can literally save lives. Designers Bob Panos and Karl Lee have designed a case that can
The giant structure is made from a translucent purple membrane that can fully inflate in two hours and seat 500 people. Built in the northeast of Japan using repurposed tsunami-damaged cedar trees as
Video Still via YouTube A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck a rural area of southern Pakistan yesterday in a disaster that has claimed over 270 lives, left hundreds injured and many more homeless. As the
Alchemy Architects' weeHouses are constructed as pre-built modules framed with steel and wood. They can be built in as little as six to nine months and take some serious abuse from nature. The architects
Foldes Architects distilled the shape and spirit of the volcano into an abstracted architectural volume that subtly refers to its inspiration through a subdued color and materials palette. “Instead of
Pierluigi Bonomo used CLT to replace the damaged brick house. He built a box inside the remnants of the previous house, creating a “new home” for the inhabitants. The passivhaus principles are
By gathering water during heavy periods of rainfall, the building would be able to use its mass, in combination with an impressive set of design features, to act as a defense mechanism against
The Department of Homeland Security and NASA have teamed up to create a new technology capable of detecting the heartbeats of disaster victims through up to 30 feet of rubble, 20 feet of solid concrete,
Photo via Shutterstock Natural disasters tend to strike when we're least prepared. Horrified by the long-term damage caused by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, researchers from the U.S.
Spanning Colombo Street, the city's main artery, the elevated walkway was made defunct when one of the connecting buildings became marked for demolition. Drawing inspiration from the walkway's inoperative
Seismic Harvest is a proposed energy-efficient green belt above a freeway near San Francisco that combines wind, solar energy and train vibration to generate enough energy required for farming. It
Inhabitat Talks to Lisa Katayama About ‘We Are All Radioactive’: a Crowdfunded Video Series About Surfers Rebuilding Japan
INHABITAT: What made you decide to start the We Are All Radioactive series? Lisa: I grew up in Japan, and my family and friends still live there -- so the earthquake was really shocking to me. My first
Fracking is short for hydraulic fracking. It’s a process that involves injecting gallons of water, sand, and chemicals at enormous pressure to extract oil and natural gas from shale rock formations.
Richard Rogers’ practice, Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners (RSHP), has designed the Homeshell as a way of addressing the increasing housing problem in the UK, and as an opportunity to experiment with
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