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Modolo 10×10 Prefab House Brings Affordable Living to Northern Mexico’s Poor

Modolo 10×10 Prefab House Brings Affordable Living to Northern Mexico’s Poor

The Modolo prefab is clad in large recycled fiberglass panels, which lived former lives as construction scaffolding and framework on other building projects. More panels can easily be added or taken away

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SeArc Reintroduces Marine Life in Coastal Cities with ECOncrete

SeArc Reintroduces Marine Life in Coastal Cities with ECOncrete

Marine infrastructures create severe stress on natural ecosystems, namely through shoreline degradation and erosion near coastal population centers. The shifting and blocking of land masses at the

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Films on Fridges: Outdoor Cinema Made Entirely from Recycled Refrigerators Pops Up in London!

Films on Fridges: Outdoor Cinema Made Entirely from Recycled Refrigerators Pops Up in London!

Thanks to a $7,000 cash injection from Kickstarter and a joint effort between Sims Recycling Solutions, Picture House Hackney, and the event´s organizers, Films on Fridges is now a reality. The sold-out

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Recycled Greenhouse Pavilion Pops Up in the Dutch Countryside

Recycled Greenhouse Pavilion Pops Up in the Dutch Countryside

Earlier this summer, Studio Elmo Vermijs was commissioned by Landart 2011 (initiated by Groene Woud and BKKC) to create a meeting place near a farm in Sint Oedenrode, The Netherlands. Inspired by the many

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Home Less Home: Shipping Container House Questions the Necessities of Modern Living

Home Less Home: Shipping Container House Questions the Necessities of Modern Living

‘HomeLessHome’ is a small home composed of rough frames that was built entirely from standard parts and materials like scaffolding pipes, bright red shipping containers, and waterproof plastic mesh,

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Lantern-like Hanging Japanese Tea House Brings Visitors in Touch With Nature

Lantern-like Hanging Japanese Tea House Brings Visitors in Touch With Nature

We’ve seen adult-sized tree houses sprouting up around the world lately, but Jameson’s structure hangs independently. The teahouse is based on the design of a traditional Japanese lantern, and it

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AIA Launches New Initiative to Revive Stalled Construction Sites Across the Country

AIA Launches New Initiative to Revive Stalled Construction Sites Across the Country

Over the last couple years, Americans have become increasingly familiar with the sight of stalled construction sites due to the recession. To help mitigate this ugly issue, the American Institute of

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Urban Umbrella: UrbanSHED Competition Unveils Winning Prototype

Urban Umbrella: UrbanSHED Competition Unveils Winning Prototype

New York City sidewalks are constantly covered with construction sheds and scaffolding, and, needless to say, they do little for the Big Apple's looks. Always dark, somewhat sketchy, and magnets for

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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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Over 7,000 Cassettes Used to Construct Pop Up Tapehouse in Edinburgh

Over 7,000 Cassettes Used to Construct Pop Up Tapehouse in Edinburgh

McNamara collected the tapes from friends' old collections, charity shops and a tape dealer in Manchester. 7,200 tapes were organized and arranged according to color and maybe even to some extent by

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Swanky VIP Lounge Made of Shipping Containers Rocks the Voodoo Music Festival

Swanky VIP Lounge Made of Shipping Containers Rocks the Voodoo Music Festival

Most people would think to build a grand stand from traditional scaffolding, but not Stefan Beese. The production designer, who is used to thinking outside of the box, decided to think inside of the box

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Pop Up London Restaurant Built From Borrowed Materials

Pop Up London Restaurant Built From Borrowed Materials

Studio Dining East was a three week dining experience for London pop-up experts Bistrotheque, whose third foray into pop up spots turned out to be an eco-success. Groarke, who is known for projects that

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DJ Lights: 85 Colorful LED Globes Controlled by Body Movement

DJ Lights: 85 Colorful LED Globes Controlled by Body Movement

If we didn't have to worry about spewing carbon into the atmosphere we would probably be on a plane to Lima, Peru to see this intriguing LED installation called DJ Lights in person. The interactive art

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Cheese-Making Bacteria Could Be Used to Produce Biofuels

Cheese-Making Bacteria Could Be Used to Produce Biofuels

A team at Concordia University recently discovered a novel way to produce sustainable biofuels using bacteria commonly used to transform milk into cheese. According to the study, professors Vincent Martin

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Futuristic Vertical City Holds Plug-In Hexagonal Housing Units

Futuristic Vertical City Holds Plug-In Hexagonal Housing Units

Malaysian architect Tay Yee Wei recently unveiled a towering vertical city populated with hexagonal housing units that offer a solution to urban population growth problems in Asian cities. The tower

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Stunning Bamboo Forest Continues to Grow Atop Met Museum

Stunning Bamboo Forest Continues to Grow Atop Met Museum

This summer the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art sprouted an incredible bamboo jungle as artists Doug and Mike Starn erected their “Big Bambú: You Can’t, You Don’t and You Won’t Stop”

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Parasitic Guerrilla Architecture Hijacks the Arche de la Défense

Parasitic Guerrilla Architecture Hijacks the Arche de la Défense

Pocket of Active Resistance is a modular housing system stuck to the interior walls of la Défense that grows organically out of the insurrection and malcontent of the people. Homes consists of modules

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Human-Scale Spider Web Made from 700 Rolls of Clear Packing Tape

Human-Scale Spider Web Made from 700 Rolls of Clear Packing Tape

Design team Numen/For Use transformed 700 rolls of clear packing tape into an incredible human-size inhabitable spider web at DMY Belin 2010. The weaving took place over four consecutive days inside of

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Massive Crate Man Lords Over Johannesburg

Massive Crate Man Lords Over Johannesburg

All hail the Coca-Cola man of Johannesburg. This giant "Cratefan", located at the fan park in Newtown, is built out of 2,500 Coke bottle crates. Cratefan weighs a whopping 25 tons and measures 54 feet

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New Technique Grows Dental Implants Right in Your Mouth

New Technique Grows Dental Implants Right in Your Mouth

If only we were like sharks -- or perhaps like ourselves as kindergartners. But alas, when a full grown human loses a full grown tooth there are only two options - dentures or dental implants. Until now -

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The Roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Sprouts a Bamboo Forest

The Roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Sprouts a Bamboo Forest

Photo credit: Mike & Doug Starn on Metropolitan Museum of Art Flickr The New York Times tells us that the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is currently bursting forth with a beautiful new

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MIT Researchers Harness Viruses to Split Water

MIT Researchers Harness Viruses to Split Water

A team of researchers at MIT has just announced that they have successfully modified a virus to split apart molecules of water, paving the way for an efficient and non-energy intensive method of producing

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Scientists Use 3D Printer to Create First “Printed” Human Vein

Scientists Use 3D Printer to Create First “Printed” Human Vein

3D Printing technology has recently leapt into a new realm -- we've seen printers that can create entire buildings out of stone, delicious meals out of simple ingredients, and now -- perhaps weirdest and

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Cité du Design: Solar Powered International Design Center Unveiled

Cité du Design: Solar Powered International Design Center Unveiled

Situated in an defunct arms manufacturing facility in Saint-Etienne, the recently unveiled Cité du Design is a stunning international center for design. Designed by LIN, the project completely renovated

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Bubbletecture Stadium Popping Up in Melbourne

Bubbletecture Stadium Popping Up in Melbourne

A bubbly new soccer and rugby stadium is popping up in Melbourne that will feature a highly engineered exterior structure combined with many sustainable features. Designed by Cox Architects, the Melbourne

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World’s First Tower Made of Hundreds of Living Trees

World’s First Tower Made of Hundreds of Living Trees

Treehouses are nothing new to enterprising kids, but a group of architects at the University of Stuttgart in Germany have brought a new twist to the idea: the first tower made entirely out of living

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Naomi Dean Gives Reclaimed Office Furniture New Life

Naomi Dean Gives Reclaimed Office Furniture New Life

Office furniture often gets sent to die in a dark, damp landfill, where it remains for much longer than we care to admit. It tends to be cheap, molded, made from particle board and sometimes includes

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Building Made Entirely of Recycled Kitchen Sinks

Building Made Entirely of Recycled Kitchen Sinks

This incredible reclaimed pavilion defies the old "everything but" cliché - it is entirely made of kitchen sinks. Built by 2012 Architechten in cooperation with Jeanne van Heeswijks of Jeanneworks, the

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The Stunning Assadi + Pulido Eco-Pavilion

The Stunning Assadi + Pulido Eco-Pavilion

Chile is exporting a lot more than a mean pisco these days. The XVI Chilean Architecture Biennial, a celebration of great Chilean architecture, recently wrapped this week in Santiago where the main theme

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PREFAB FRIDAYS: Kieran Timberlake Associates

PREFAB FRIDAYS: Kieran Timberlake Associates

Our friends over at Treehugger introduced us to Kieran Timberlake Associates, an award-winning architecture firmed focused on integrating multiple strategies and perspectives into holistic design

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