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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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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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Crescent-shaped cutouts give Moon Hoon’s Two Moon building its playful edge

Crescent-shaped cutouts give Moon Hoon’s Two Moon building its playful edge

Two Moon’s quirky design was inspired by ‘Two Moon Junction,’ a movie drama about the affair between a college graduate and an older man and constrained by a very limited budget. The client

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Net-zero Happy Meadow Courtyard House is a perfectly passive residence in North Carolina

Net-zero Happy Meadow Courtyard House is a perfectly passive residence in North Carolina

Happy Meadows Courtyard House is a modern, age-in-place, net zero passive house designed by Chapel Hill, NC, architect Arielle Condoret Schechter. Constructed primarily of 5500 psi concrete, the

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London shoe polish factory transformed into RIBA award-winning charity offices

London shoe polish factory transformed into RIBA award-winning charity offices

The most distinctive feature of the social justice center’s facade is the zigzagging roofline that sits like a crown atop the new building extension. Clad in diamond-shaped zinc tile cladding, the three

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archimania’s Conservation Hall is a sunken extension that preserves a historic governor’s mansion

archimania’s Conservation Hall is a sunken extension that preserves a historic governor’s mansion

Memphis-based architecture firm archmania designed an extension to a historic governor’s mansion in Nashville, Tennessee, and created an "unbuilding"-the architects created a sunken courtyard building

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Cracked cellphone screens will soon be able to repair themselves

Cracked cellphone screens will soon be able to repair themselves

Have you ever been misfortunate or clumsy enough to drop your phone, leaving a spiderweb of cracks that, at best, serves as an embarrassing conversation starter or, at worst, turns your phone into an

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OOPEAA crafts Finland’s tallest wooden apartment block from sustainable CLT modules

OOPEAA crafts Finland’s tallest wooden apartment block from sustainable CLT modules

Created for housing developer Lakea Oy, Puukuokka is 'the tallest wooden apartment block in the country' according to its architect, Anssi Lassila. Situated in Kuokkala, the 8-storey building shelters a

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Why did this Florida man cover his entire house with aluminum foil?

Why did this Florida man cover his entire house with aluminum foil?

Indeed, Janowski says his art project is intended to help people think in uncommon ways about common goods. "Curious onlookers rarely identified the installation as art," Janowski said in a statement to

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Live in Harmony with Nature in These Super Sexy Tree House Cabins

Live in Harmony with Nature in These Super Sexy Tree House Cabins

Although the tree houses are custom made to order, the company builds each project with eco-friendly principles. Cutting edge computer technology is first used to detail every building aspect, and then

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Foster + Partners unveils new winery for Château Margaux in Bordeaux

Foster + Partners unveils new winery for Château Margaux in Bordeaux

Foster + Partners just completed the first building of the Château Margaux winery in Bordeaux, which includes refurbished buildings, a large new vinery and Vinothèque and existing two-century old

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Tom Kundig’s gorgeous Corten-clad Studhorse home is modeled after a wagon train

Tom Kundig’s gorgeous Corten-clad Studhorse home is modeled after a wagon train

In the spirit of the old West, the Studhorse complex was meant to evoke the nightly circle of wagon trains in which settlers would situate themselves around a fire to camp for the night on the long

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These affordable bamboo houses were built for just $2,500 each

These affordable bamboo houses were built for just $2,500 each

Atelier COLE, Building Trust International, and Habitat for Humanity Cambodia teamed up to design an affordable and eco-friendly housing scheme for families affected by HIV/AIDS. The innovative project

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Auneau Cultural Center in France mimics local covered market

Auneau Cultural Center in France mimics local covered market

Set back from the street, the Auneau Cultural Center is clad in a high performance concrete skin and glazed glass curtains, together keeping energy use low while efficiently making the climate comfortable

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The spectacular Palazzo Italia building in Milan is a smog-eating machine

The spectacular Palazzo Italia building in Milan is a smog-eating machine

Going to Expo-2015? Don’t forget to drop in Palazzo Italia, one of the best exhibition’s pavilions at this year Expo. Its striking and sustainable exterior as well as the unique interior experience

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New self-healing material could repair airplanes in mid-flight

New self-healing material could repair airplanes in mid-flight

First there were video phones and the along came self-driving cars. Now, it looks like another sci-fi cliche, self-healing technology, is set to become a part of everyday life. Scientists at the

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Chiangmai Life Construction creates homes using rammed earth, bamboo and recycled wood

Chiangmai Life Construction creates homes using rammed earth, bamboo and recycled wood

Chiangmai Life Construction in northern Thailand designs and builds modern, organic architecture using mainly earth and bamboo, but also concrete for foundations, recycled hardwood, and whatever else

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Old Alpine barn is revitalized into a beautiful and modern loft apartment in Slovenia

Old Alpine barn is revitalized into a beautiful and modern loft apartment in Slovenia

OFIS Architects gutted the old barn, keeping the original facade intact while replacing the interior with a new contemporary shell. The only major changes to the facade were the addition of circular

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Metal-clad House L is a contemporary holiday retreat in Finland

Metal-clad House L is a contemporary holiday retreat in Finland

House L began as a simple renovation project for a bathroom in the former 1970s farmhouse; however, the architects later decided to overhaul the entire building, only keeping the foundations and a small

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Gorgeous Spiegel Haus uses mirrors to reflect daylight inside

Gorgeous Spiegel Haus uses mirrors to reflect daylight inside

From the street, Spiegel Haus appears like two volumes, connected by an entryway with a large overhanging eave. To the left, a traditional-looking ranch style volume meets a modern two story brick volume

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Traditional Swiss ski chalet renovated into two modern flex-space units

Traditional Swiss ski chalet renovated into two modern flex-space units

A traditional ski chalet in the Swiss Alps has been transformed into two timber-clad apartments by Dutch architect Christian Müller. Named Casa Sur Ual, the historic home rests in the idyllic village of

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AART Architects Norwegian housing development is shaped like a wooden mountain range

AART Architects Norwegian housing development is shaped like a wooden mountain range

Featuring a whopping 209,900-square-foot area, the Waterfront is one of Europe's largest wooden residential developments. Its shape takes inspiration from the Norwegian mountains while paying homage to

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Zaha Hadid and Daniel Libeskind’s CityLife complex nears completion in Milan

Zaha Hadid and Daniel Libeskind’s CityLife complex nears completion in Milan

The 366,000-square-meter City Life district was masterplanned by Hadid, Libeskind, and Japanese architect Arata Isozaki. In addition to the City Life residences, the mixed-use district will also include a

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