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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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Architects ‘Turn Around’ an Aging Victorian Home to Flood it With Natural Light

Architects ‘Turn Around’ an Aging Victorian Home to Flood it With Natural Light

Reworking the home's boundaries involved creating a whole new configuration for the structure and removing an existing bathroom. In addition to "turning" the house around, the architects added a new

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Patrick Nadeau’s Green-Roofed Wave Home Changes Appearance with the Seasons in France

Patrick Nadeau’s Green-Roofed Wave Home Changes Appearance with the Seasons in France

The Wave Home has two floors. On the ground level the living room, kitchen and multimedia space open up towards the exterior by sliding walls. The upper level houses two bedrooms and a bathroom that can

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Zaha Hadid’s Messner Mountain Museum tunnels through an alpine peak

Zaha Hadid’s Messner Mountain Museum tunnels through an alpine peak

The striking 10,700-square-foot Messner Mountain Museum Corones is located 7,500 feet above sea level and accessible via cable car from within the Kronplatz ski resort in South Tyrol, Italy. Each museum

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Problem solving architects give Venetian apartment a flood-proof upgrade

Problem solving architects give Venetian apartment a flood-proof upgrade

The city of Venice, Italy celebrates its commitment to history by preserving, and still utilizing, its canals throughout the city. Citizens have seen a need, however, to address some natural consequences

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This expanding ‘origami’ bridge gives victims of natural disasters instant access to supplies

This expanding ‘origami’ bridge gives victims of natural disasters instant access to supplies

Natural disasters are Mother Nature’s way of showing us just how powerful she is and how fragile and unpredictable our lives can be. Survivors of such events find themselves without some of the most

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Urban Crepe is a blooming Buenos Aires food stall in a repurposed shipping container

Urban Crepe is a blooming Buenos Aires food stall in a repurposed shipping container

Urban Crepe is located at the 'Distrito Arcos Premium Outlet', an open-air mall on a former railway area within the leafy Palermo. It's massive discount clothes stores are sheltered in re-adapted railway

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There’s an ‘uprooted’ house suspended above this German square

There’s an ‘uprooted’ house suspended above this German square

Construction sites are unconventional spaces for art exhibits, but it is the perfect spot for Leandro Erlich’s “Pulled Up by the Roots” installation, in Germany. Featuring a house suspended from a

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Palo Santo is a lush, eco-friendly hotel wrapped in 800 varieties of plants

Palo Santo is a lush, eco-friendly hotel wrapped in 800 varieties of plants

< Palo Santo opened last October in the green and trendy 'Palermo Hollywood' neibourgh. Inspired by the Patric Blanc's vertical gardens at Musée du Quai Branly and Caixa Forum, its front and back

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Chinese company ‘builds’ 3D-printed villa in less than 3 hours

Chinese company ‘builds’ 3D-printed villa in less than 3 hours

The company completed approximately 90 percent of the construction in an off-site factory before shipping the modular pieces to the installation site. This efficient and timesaving process dramatically

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Yusuke Seki stacks 25,000 discarded ceramics to form a mind-boggling floor

Yusuke Seki stacks 25,000 discarded ceramics to form a mind-boggling floor

Hasami ceramics are characterized by their simple and minimalist geometry and their modular and stackable design. Seki’s installation pays homage to Hasami’s heritage by giving the discarded pieces a

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Coffee Bar by jones | haydu brings a San Francisco neighborhood back to life

Coffee Bar by jones | haydu brings a San Francisco neighborhood back to life

Design firm jones | haydu designed the interior of a small cafe in downtown San Francisco simultaneously revitalizing the stretch of sidewalk in front of it, which has been neglected for over twenty

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7 Bright red shipping containers repurposed as modern offices in Israel

7 Bright red shipping containers repurposed as modern offices in Israel

Tel Aviv studio Potash Architects repurposed seven shipping containers and transformed them into a modern office located near Israel's capital. The stacked red boxes accommodate office spaces, event areas

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C.F. Møller completes low-energy research building covered in beautiful prefab screens

C.F. Møller completes low-energy research building covered in beautiful prefab screens

Set within a lush green landscape, the 21,000-square-meter university structure houses facilities for four different departments arranged around a central “Common Square” atrium. The courtyard-like

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BYTR architecten’s extension of a 19th century home combines old and new under one roof

BYTR architecten’s extension of a 19th century home combines old and new under one roof

Rotterndam-based BYTR architects designed an extension of a detached 19th century home in the city of Zeist, in The Netherlands, and combined the two spaces under one roof. Mansard architecture and modern

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RIBA’s interactive exhibition invites you to play on a “Brutalist Playground” made from foam

RIBA’s interactive exhibition invites you to play on a “Brutalist Playground” made from foam

Part sculpture, part architectural installation, the exhibition revisits the mid-century playgrounds often made from concrete. Featuring examples from a number of London estates, including Churchill

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Koen Olthuis of WaterStudio.nl Talks About Design for a Water World

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Koen Olthuis of WaterStudio.nl Talks About Design for a Water World

In light of all the dire news related to climate change, rising sea levels and the natural disasters which have stricken numerous coastal areas around the world, we here at Inhabitat would like to

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Myrtle Cottage Garden Studio is a cozy workspace that doubles as a secluded spot for deer-watching

Myrtle Cottage Garden Studio is a cozy workspace that doubles as a secluded spot for deer-watching

Bath-based architecture firm Stonewood Design created this small green-roofed studio as a secluded workspace and spot for deer-watching. Built using locally sourced stone and patinated copper, the

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Pod-like Survival Capsule protects those who can’t flee a tsunami

Pod-like Survival Capsule protects those who can’t flee a tsunami

While the rest of us watched in horror as tens of thousands died in the tsunamis of 2004 and 2011, two Seattle aerospace designers felt compelled to design a shelter that could protect people in such a

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INFOGRAPHIC: 8 of the world’s greatest city parks

INFOGRAPHIC: 8 of the world’s greatest city parks

Urban parks are one of the most important components of a healthy and livable city. Not only do they sequester carbon and provide respite from the concrete jungle, but parks are also great cultural and

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Crazy home carved into a coastal cliff has a swimming pool roof

Crazy home carved into a coastal cliff has a swimming pool roof

This amazing concrete house in carved into a cliff overlooking the Aegean Sea. OPA designed Casa Brutale as a brutalist building that reminds of the iconic Casa Malaparte in Naples, Italy, by acting as

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Malaysian EcoSky development plans to collect rainwater, daylight, and compost its way to greener luxury living

Malaysian EcoSky development plans to collect rainwater, daylight, and compost its way to greener luxury living

With the population booming and housing expansion taking place in all corners of the world, catching wind of a swanky new high-rise in a distant land can lead to some raised eyebrows. The EcoSky living

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Prefab Parisian housing is clad in a double-skin timber facade to optimize solar shading

Prefab Parisian housing is clad in a double-skin timber facade to optimize solar shading

Tectône won the project bid in a 2011 design competition that specified wood as the primary structural material. The housing development was built on a former industrial site and includes 39 multi-family

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Gorgeous cantilevering green-roofed home soars over Beverly Hills

Gorgeous cantilevering green-roofed home soars over Beverly Hills

This daylit private residence is nestled into a hillside surrounded by over 130 protected oak trees, in Southern California. Inspired by the beauty of the site, the Oak Pass House features elegant

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Colorful rainbow bridge pops up to brighten a gloomy Monday in London

Colorful rainbow bridge pops up to brighten a gloomy Monday in London

Spark Your City is a 'global movement dedicated to spark joy in everyday city life'. They are a new group of creative change makers designing disruptive temporary installations to turn urban spaces into

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INTERVIEW: Bamboo builder, and Ibuku Founder Elora Hardy on Creating Incredible Green Buildings with Bamboo

INTERVIEW: Bamboo builder, and Ibuku Founder Elora Hardy on Creating Incredible Green Buildings with Bamboo

We’ve showcased numerous bamboo designs over the years, from furniture to entire buildings, but when it comes to combining green building and renewable materials, Ibuku’s incredible bent-bamboo

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Green-roofed Ruckers Hill House gives curated views of nearby Melbourne

Green-roofed Ruckers Hill House gives curated views of nearby Melbourne

The Ruckers Hill House, designed by Gardiner Architects, is a glassy sustainable abode for a young family of five in Melbourne. The sprawling home was designed to give the family members different views

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Gorgeous Miesian-inspired glass pavilion floats above a natural dam

Gorgeous Miesian-inspired glass pavilion floats above a natural dam

Located on the site of a former citrus fruit orchard, the small and elegant Wirra Willa Pavilion serves as a spa and guesthouse for a larger residence on the same grounds. Its remote location and

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