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Alain Gilles’ Portable Nomad Solar Lamp Is a Safe Lighting Solution for Developing Countries

Alain Gilles’ Portable Nomad Solar Lamp Is a Safe Lighting Solution for Developing Countries

Kerosene lamps have been known to cause serious accidents in developing countries, but this new design by Alain Gilles provides a safe lighting alternative that relies simply on the energy of the sun to

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Elodie Antonie Draws Nuclear Landscapes With Humble Black Thread

Elodie Antonie Draws Nuclear Landscapes With Humble Black Thread

Using only thread as her drawing tool, Belgium artist Elodie Antonie illustrates big structures and industrial landscapes carefully by hand. Cranes, electric pylons, bridges and even nuclear landscapes

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Switzerland’s Breathtaking Sphinx Observatory is the Highest Altitude Structure in Europe

Switzerland’s Breathtaking Sphinx Observatory is the Highest Altitude Structure in Europe

The observatory is a critical element in a range of long-term experiments - it serves as a solar spectrometer for the Institute of Astrophysics and Geophysics at the University of Liège, Belgium, and

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Alain Gilles’ Nomad Solar-Powered Portable Lamp is Much Safer Than Kerosene

Alain Gilles’ Nomad Solar-Powered Portable Lamp is Much Safer Than Kerosene

Addressing a string of deadly kerosene lamp accidents in slums that have killed hundreds of people and left even more homeless, designer Alain Gilles created a safer alternative called the Nomad solar

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6 Incredible Futuristic Train Stations

6 Incredible Futuristic Train Stations

Newport Station in Wales This Grimshaw Architects-designed rail station in Newport, Wales is a spiraling futuristic facility that connects both sides of the city. Newport Station was renovated in 2010 in

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Jean Nouvel & MDW Architecture Unveil Passive Tower for Belgium

Jean Nouvel & MDW Architecture Unveil Passive Tower for Belgium

We don't have a lot of details about Charleroi's new police headquarters, except that the 3rd towering vertical wing of the existing brick building will incorporate passive solar design in order to ensure

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Ancient 298 Million Year Old Forest Found Beneath Coal Mine in China

Ancient 298 Million Year Old Forest Found Beneath Coal Mine in China

Scientists just discovered an incredibly preserved 298-million-year-old forest buried deep beneath a coal mine in Wuda, China. The ancient forest in Inner Mongolia was preserved by volcanic ash, much like

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Modern Prefabricated LoftCube Pops Up at 19th Century Belgian Castle

Modern Prefabricated LoftCube Pops Up at 19th Century Belgian Castle

The LoftCube in Belgium offers tenants a few unforgettable moments of intimacy and isolation, taking advantage of the bucolic landscape and exceptional daylighting. All of the composite materials are

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New Seed Bomb McDonald’s Ad is Illegal to Remove Because It’s Made of Protected Poppies

New Seed Bomb McDonald’s Ad is Illegal to Remove Because It’s Made of Protected Poppies

This new McDonald’s ad that appeared on the side of the road in California has more staying power than any regular billboard because it's actually illegal to remove.  The sign is actually the result of

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83-Year-Old Woman Gets the World’s First 3D Printed Replacement Jaw

83-Year-Old Woman Gets the World’s First 3D Printed Replacement Jaw

An 83-year-old woman in Belgium is now the proud owner of what could be possibly the coolest lower jaw in history: a 3D printed titanium mandible replacement. The jaw was implanted successfully a few

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Amazing Cathedral Made From 55,000 LEDs Rises at Belgium’s Festival of Lights

Amazing Cathedral Made From 55,000 LEDs Rises at Belgium’s Festival of Lights

The eye-catching structure will be a stand out out in the town and is the work of Luminarie De Cagna, an Italian family business. During local festive occassions, the company would light up buildings

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Strook’s Reverse Moss Graffiti Mural Emerges from a Wall of the STUK Arts Centre In Belgium

Strook’s Reverse Moss Graffiti Mural Emerges from a Wall of the STUK Arts Centre In Belgium

The Belgian artists was commissioned by De Invasie and STUK as part of a larger exhibition on sustainable living. A wall along a staircase leading into the centre was covered with moss and Strook used it

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UNStudio’s Scotts Tower is a Soaring Skyscraper Complete with Sky Gardens and a Green Roof

UNStudio’s Scotts Tower is a Soaring Skyscraper Complete with Sky Gardens and a Green Roof

The Scotts Tower is the first development under the Far East Organization’s SOHO brand, which plans to redesign Singapore to conserve space. Acting as a vertical neighborhood, the tower is constructed

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Designers Breathe New Life Into Old Chairs at ‘Chairs for Charity’

Designers Breathe New Life Into Old Chairs at ‘Chairs for Charity’

Before you throw away that wobbly old stool, or that faded easy chair with Aunt Maggie's favorite pattern on it, consider giving it a second chance at life with a good sanding, some new screws, and

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MDW Architecture Revamps Belgium Le Lorraine Apartment Complex with Green Roofs and Natural Lighting

MDW Architecture Revamps Belgium Le Lorraine Apartment Complex with Green Roofs and Natural Lighting

Previously, walls blocked most of the light that would have otherwise penetrated the buildings, so MDW raised the complex's elevation so that it is now illuminated during the day without artificial

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Green-Roofed Jeju Natural Heritage Center is Carved from South Korea’s Volcanic Landscape

Green-Roofed Jeju Natural Heritage Center is Carved from South Korea’s Volcanic Landscape

From above the center is almost indistinguishable from the landscape, as the stepped green roof tops a pair of undulating wings. Views of the landscape dominate from this vantage point, which allows

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Mint Hotel Is a Posh Green Walled Tower Right In the Heart of London

Mint Hotel Is a Posh Green Walled Tower Right In the Heart of London

Designed by Bennetts Associates Architects, the Mint Hotel Tower of London is a modern boutique hotel located right in the heart of the city. Topped with a lush green roof and padded with Europe's largest

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Team Belgium’s E-Cube 2011 Solar Decathlon House is a DIY Modular Kit-Home

Team Belgium’s E-Cube 2011 Solar Decathlon House is a DIY Modular Kit-Home

Through their various decisions, the 40-member team from Ghent University constantly stressed affordability and efficiency. The house begins with a starter unit that, and according to the buyer’s time

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2,000-Mile WAVE Rally of Electric Vehicles and Bikes Travels from Paris to Prague

2,000-Mile WAVE Rally of Electric Vehicles and Bikes Travels from Paris to Prague

Louis Palmer, the Swiss man famous for driving his Solar Taxi all over the world, has just completed his latest project, the WAVE Rally (a.k.a. World Advanced Vehicle Expedition) which took 20 vehicles

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20 Stunning Energy-Efficient Homes in the 2011 Solar Decathlon!

20 Stunning Energy-Efficient Homes in the 2011 Solar Decathlon!

The 2011 Solar Decathlon is heating up as 20 teams of students from around the world construct stunning, energy-efficient homes at the National Mall’s West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. The

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Inflatable Ark Nova Concert Hall Will Bring Music to Japan’s Tsunami Victims

Inflatable Ark Nova Concert Hall Will Bring Music to Japan’s Tsunami Victims

The inflatable concert hall is a giant amorphous amphitheater that seats 500 to 700 spectators. Rising out of a long tunnel entranceway, the stretchy, bright red skin encases the oval interior. A ramped

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PHOTOS: Solar Decathlon Opens in Washington DC

PHOTOS: Solar Decathlon Opens in Washington DC

Sixteen of the teams are from American colleges and universities, with the other four teams coming from China, Canada, New Zealand, and Belgium. The InhabitatNYC team is particularly excited because three

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Pop-Up Boutique in Former Solar Panel Shop Decorated With Recycled Materials

Pop-Up Boutique in Former Solar Panel Shop Decorated With Recycled Materials

Based in Antwerp, Belgium, the design collective works from the former solar panel shop, turning it into an event space at will. They employ recycled and found materials in their décor as a tribute to

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Artist Kris Verdonck’s Enclosed Bio-Dome Is Full of Belgium’s Most Invasive Species

Artist Kris Verdonck’s Enclosed Bio-Dome Is Full of Belgium’s Most Invasive Species

Verdonck’s EXOTE transformed stark, white gallery into an enclosed bio-dome featuring a lush, but poisoned ecosystem that speaks of man’s increasing interference in nature and its consequential havoc

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Art Collector’s Flat Renovated with Reclaimed Wood from the Rotterdam Rijksmuseum

Art Collector’s Flat Renovated with Reclaimed Wood from the Rotterdam Rijksmuseum

Located on the waterfront in Belgium, the large loft is bookended with large windows overlooking the Rubensplein. Ooze wanted to evoke a gallery-like setting that would not compete with the art work, so

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Surrey Crowdsources Inspiration For New $30 Million Green Library on Facebook

Surrey Crowdsources Inspiration For New $30 Million Green Library on Facebook

Surrey City Centre Library, British Columbia's latest architectural landmark, was designed with the input of hundreds of community members. Local firm Bing Thom Architects made space for the public voice

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Renzo Piano Unveils Green-Roofed Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center for Athens

Renzo Piano Unveils Green-Roofed Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center for Athens

The cultural center has been in the works since 2009, but the final plans were only just revealed at the end of June. The SNFCC overlooks the Athens' waterfront and will house a new opera house for the

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6,000 Circular Windows Flood Japan’s Kanazawa Library With Light

6,000 Circular Windows Flood Japan’s Kanazawa Library With Light

The 45 x 45 meter building kept complexity to a minimum in order to make the most of available space and daylight. The dotted exterior walls contain thousands of round windows sized at 200, 250 and 300

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Kaspar Hamacher Uses Fire-Sculpting to Create Spectacular Tree Trunk Furniture

Kaspar Hamacher Uses Fire-Sculpting to Create Spectacular Tree Trunk Furniture

Belgium designer Kaspar Hamacher works from his primal instinct when creating his spectacular wood furniture pieces. Dubbed ‘Ausgebrannt’ (‘Burnt Out’), his collection of wooden tables and stools

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