London’s iconic Big Ben clock tower might be getting a solar facelift. The Guardian reports that the House of Commons is looking into plans that would add solar panels to the landmark’s clock face.
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The "floating" shade structure stretches over 1,000 square meters and it's supported by a steel frame. An irregular network of steel cables gives shape to the inflated membrane cushion, which is made of
Isaac Cordal is famous for tackling big political issues through a tiny medium. In his series "Waiting for Climate Change," Cordal created a set of ephemeral and partially submerged installations to draw
The designers approached the project with a variety of green infusions, incorporating plants into the open modern design of the hotel. Throughout the hotel, hanging bag-planters are slung over exposed
Artist Luke Jerram wants to bring a little fun to the streets of Bristol by transforming a road into the world's biggest slip and slide! If all goes according to plan, the artist’s "Park and Slide"
The Regeneration Film Festival, an open-entry short film festival dedicated to the theme of sustainable regeneration and construction, will be held during the annual Ecobuild exhibition in London. This
Encouraged by the rapid success of the "Boris Bike" sharing program, London has announced plans for an electric car sharing network. French billionaire Vincent Bolloré, the brains and money behind Paris'
The photographer's work aims to present viewers with something that requires more than just one look to understand. While the locations he shoots are familiar to most people, the tilt-shift effect infuses
Luxury treehouse design and construction firm Blue Forest has charmed us before with their beautiful timber structures and this year’s Quiet Treehouse is no exception. Inspired by the shape of a small
Old skips have been transformed into a lush and verdant organic vegetable garden at Kingscross Skip Garden. Situated in the center of London on a former bus park site, the garden has been designed to be
As the earth warms, people all over the world will have to adjust to deal with rising sea levels, droughts, storms, and wildfires. Those living in Africa and South America may also have to prepare for an
Industrial designer Kenneth Cobonpue transformed the commonplace rickshaw into Eclipse, a high-tech and stylish means of transportation designed for the 21st Century traveler. The three-wheeled
Statue of Liberty photo from Shutterstock A new study warns that world cultural landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, the Sydney Opera House and the Tower of London will be lost to rising sea levels
The Grand Palais is a famous historic site in Paris that holds a number of worthwhile attractions, including an exhibition hall and science museum. Inspired by London's Crystal Palace, the grand hall is
Built at the end of the client's garden, this cedar-clad writer's retreat is a quiet sanctuary that preserves views to the yard and maximizes natural light through skylights and frameless glazing. The
A new startup wants to give fans a chance to sample lab-grown meat infused with the DNA of their favorite celebrities! BiteLabs has creepy plans to make salami comprised of manufactured animal meat and
At the recent Design Indaba conference in Cape Town, Kenyan technology firm Ushahidi unveiled a lightweight and portable internet router designed to work anywhere in the world - even in places with
While floating homes have been the norm in the Netherlands for many years, they're just starting to gain in popularity in the UK. Houseboats are increasingly dotting the Thames in London, and waterborne
Jason and Camilla Iftakhar INHABITAT: Tell us a bit about your background in eco-design. What made you decide to focus on scooters? I was first introduced to the concept of sustainability and eco
Although the exterior of the stadium is certainly eye-catching thanks to the assortment of blob-shaped holes that cover the building, the building's unique design is more than just aesthetic. By using an
Top image: A child is put to work at a militia-run mine in Watsa. © Marcus Bleasdale/National Geographic Captured during a 2004 visit to the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, Bleasdale's
Rojkind Adds a Futuristic Open Air Canopy to Newly Renovated Mexico National Film Archive and Film Institute
The renovation process included installing extra cinema screens, an outdoor 750 seat amphitheater, additional storage vaults for the institute's extensive film archive and a Latin American cinema museum.
Six major architecture firms have been shortlisted in a contest to rebuild Joseph Paxton’s famous Crystal Palace in London that was destroyed by fire in 1936. The list includes three former Stirling
Echelman first conceived of her elaborate net sculptures during her Fulbright lectureship in India, where she learned net weaving from the local fisherman of the Mahaballipuram region. She has used her
When architects from Public: Architecture + Communication visited the University of British Columbia, they noticed a slight flaw in the campus' urban design plan. Although the main university avenue was
Beijing's record-breaking air pollution has spurred officials and designers to come up with innovative solutions - and the architects at London-based Orproject recently proposed the creation of gigantic
Originally built in 1910, this Edwardian town hall was extended in 1937 into a 7,500 square meter building. It fell victim to numerous modifications until it was vacated and left to decay in 1993. In
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