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Smart’s Forvision EV Concept Features a Futuristic Yet Funky Form

Smart’s Forvision EV Concept Features a Futuristic Yet Funky Form

The most striking feature of the car is the hexagon sprinkled roof. The glass top is covered in solar cells and the numerous shaped boxes covering them work as light transmitters that use the solar energy

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GMP Architekten Completes 3 Sparkling Crystalline Stadiums for Shenzhen’s Universiade Games

GMP Architekten Completes 3 Sparkling Crystalline Stadiums for Shenzhen’s Universiade Games

The overall master plan for the complex places the three stadiums as a centerpiece with landscaped elements and a lake surrounding them. GMP Architekten made use of the typical elements of a traditional

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HEXigloo: Honeycomb Cardboard Pavilion Pops Up in Bucharest!

HEXigloo: Honeycomb Cardboard Pavilion Pops Up in Bucharest!

The HEXigloo cardboard pavilion features an organic repetitive pattern that mimics the cellular structure of honeycombs. The recyclable honeycomb cells are attached to each other using standard plastic

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Honeycomb-Shaped ‘Beehive’ Solar Panels Could Energize Building Facades

Honeycomb-Shaped ‘Beehive’ Solar Panels Could Energize Building Facades

Israeli startup SolarOr has developed a brilliant new transparent solar panel that is modeled after the complex forms found in honeycomb. Called BeeHive PV, the solar panels are designed to integrate into

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Eden Project: Giant Bubble Biomes Form the World’s Largest Greenhouse

Eden Project: Giant Bubble Biomes Form the World’s Largest Greenhouse

Located in Cornwall, the Eden Project was conceived by Tim Smit and designed by famed architect Nicholas Grimshaw. The covered biomes were inspired by the moon and are constructed from a tubular steel

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Edward Chew Creates Stunning Geometric Lamps From Recycled Tetra Paks

Edward Chew Creates Stunning Geometric Lamps From Recycled Tetra Paks

Each spherical Tetra Pak lamp requires approximately 450 empty soft drink packets and is 260mm in diameter. The boxes were unfolded and then transformed into 108 hexagons by cutting 6 strips of 6 squares,

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Urbanarbolismo Unveils Gorgeous Vertical Garden Set Within a Sweeping Ceramic Facade

Urbanarbolismo Unveils Gorgeous Vertical Garden Set Within a Sweeping Ceramic Facade

The vertical garden was designed to create a sound barrier between the club's outdoor central courtyard and nearby apartments. As the plants grow to maturity, they will help absorb more sound and create a

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Massive Energy-Generating Wind Tower Proposed for Japan

Massive Energy-Generating Wind Tower Proposed for Japan

When considering wind power as an energy source, it's best to think big. Japan-based ZENA Systems is working on developing a new type of wind energy generator that will dwarf anything before it. The 50

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Elegant Biodegradable WallArt Tiles Made From Renewable Sugar Cane Bagasse

Elegant Biodegradable WallArt Tiles Made From Renewable Sugar Cane Bagasse

This chic modern WallArt tiles add an extra dimension to boring plain walls. Made from recycled bagasse (a fibrous residue leftover from the process of extracting the sweet juice from sugarcane stalks),

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Amazing HaitiSOFTHOUSE Provides Immediate Disaster Relief for Communities

Amazing HaitiSOFTHOUSE Provides Immediate Disaster Relief for Communities

After a massive 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti last year, architects and designers immediately took to the drawing boards to develop projects to reconstruct the devastated island. While many creative designs

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Designer Ed Chew Creates Brilliant Lamps From Recycled Drink Cartons

Designer Ed Chew Creates Brilliant Lamps From Recycled Drink Cartons

The TetraBox Spherical Lamp required approximately 450 empty soft drink packets and is 260mm in diameter. The boxes were unfolded and then transformed into 108 hexagons by cutting 6 strips of 6 squares,

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Designtree’s Honeycomb Inspired Nectar Lamp is 100% Recyclable

Designtree’s Honeycomb Inspired Nectar Lamp is 100% Recyclable

It's clear that designer Rebecca Asquith was inspired by the beauty of a beehive when she designed the aptly named Nectar hanging lamp that will debut at the Milan Furniture Fair next week. Made of 100%

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15 Mind Blowing Skyscrapers – From Vertical Farms to Shipping Container Towers and Buried Cities

15 Mind Blowing Skyscrapers – From Vertical Farms to Shipping Container Towers and Buried Cities

Finalists in the 2011 eVolo Skyscraper competition, these innovative buildings address a unique set of environmental and social challenges. The Nomad Skyscraper featured at the top of this article, for

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Brilliant Recycled Cardboard Plamp! Lamp is its Own Packaging

Brilliant Recycled Cardboard Plamp! Lamp is its Own Packaging

Chilean designer Paloma Agliati's Plamp! lamp is a blooming pendant light made entirely of recycled, recyclable, and biodegradable cardboard. Inspired by the need to reduce packaging, Agliati designed a

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Construction Commences on MVRDV’s Massive Amanora Vertical City Apartments in India

Construction Commences on MVRDV’s Massive Amanora Vertical City Apartments in India

Construction has just broken ground on Phase 1 of MVRDV's Amanora Apartment City - Future Towers in Pune, India. Developed by City Corporation - a leading real estate development corporation in the Indian

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The Best Sustainable Ceramics From Cevisama 2011

The Best Sustainable Ceramics From Cevisama 2011

Lifearq Ceramic Bamboo Tiles by Natucer Natucer showcased a series of beautiful bamboo tiles that can be used to create stand-alone shade screens and room dividers. Dubbed Lifearq, the extruded porcelain

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15 Green Lamps to Light up Your Life

15 Green Lamps to Light up Your Life

Different types of lighting Directional Lighting Directional lighting refers to light fixtures that focus illumination in a single direction. When set in a series, these fixtures provide dynamic focus

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Transparent Solar Material Could Lead to Photovoltaic Windows

Transparent Solar Material Could Lead to Photovoltaic Windows

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Brookhaven and Los Alamos National Laboratories have created a new type of transparent photovoltaic film that can be spread over large areas to absorb light and

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Beehive Tower is a Honeycomb Inspired Vertical Farm for London

Beehive Tower is a Honeycomb Inspired Vertical Farm for London

The aim of the Beehive Tower is to provide the Canary Wharf community of city dwellers a place to garden and live. The tower's hexagonal mega structural lattice contains greenhouse spaces that also serve

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Michael Cornelissen’s Brilliant Bowls Made From Colored Pencils

Michael Cornelissen’s Brilliant Bowls Made From Colored Pencils

Dutch designer Michael Cornelissen has created a beautiful new use for classic hexagonal pencils by arranging them into brilliantly-hued bowls. The pencils are held by a central connector created from

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Inhabitat Reports From ICFF 2010!

Inhabitat Reports From ICFF 2010!

Inhabitat's editors hit the scene at the Javits center this weekend to check out this year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair - New York's premier annual design event. We sifted through thousands

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Glowing Snap-Together Crystal LED Light is Lamp, Puzzle, Toy all in one

Glowing Snap-Together Crystal LED Light is Lamp, Puzzle, Toy all in one

Here at Inhabitat we're huge fans of double duty designs that let you get more bang for your buck, and the latest example of an awesome multifunctional object that has us buzzing is this spectacular

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Incredible Shigeru Ban Pompidou-Metz Art Museum Rises in France

Incredible Shigeru Ban Pompidou-Metz Art Museum Rises in France

Construction is nearly complete on Centre Pompidou-Metz, an incredible new extension of the original Centre Pompidou modern art museum in Paris. Designed by architects Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines,

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Karim Rashid Unveils Beautiful Energy Efficient “Trex” Lamps

Karim Rashid Unveils Beautiful Energy Efficient “Trex” Lamps

Superstar designer Karim Rashid just unveiled a beautiful new modular lighting system that continues his trek along the path towards greener designs. Dubbed ‘Trex’, the lamp has a soft and stunning

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Hexicon’s Floating Wind Platform Keeps Wind Power Afloat

Hexicon’s Floating Wind Platform Keeps Wind Power Afloat

They've solved all of these problems with their adaptable, floating offshore wind and wave generation platform. The renewable energy plant of the future. The platform is designed to deal with extreme

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Michael Jantzen’s Awe-Inspiring Wind Farm Celebration Center

Michael Jantzen’s Awe-Inspiring Wind Farm Celebration Center

The newest building concept to spring from the mind of eco-designer and artist Michael Jantzen is a testament to the power of renewable energy. His monumental Wind Farm Celebration Center is designed to

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ACME United Nations Memorial Space Inspired by Cells

ACME United Nations Memorial Space Inspired by Cells

A recent competition earlier in 2009 held by the city of Chungju in South Korea made a call for a memorial space in the city's United Nations Peace Park. Coming in at 3rd place was London-based firm ACME

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Solé Power Tiles: Curved Solar Shingles Make Installation Easy

Solé Power Tiles: Curved Solar Shingles Make Installation Easy

While scientists work to increase the efficiency of photovoltaics, designers are striving to make them sleeker, more adaptive, and easier to install. Case in point: SRS Energy's Solé Power Tile, a

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Sietch Nevada: Desert Oasis for a Drought-Stricken Future

Sietch Nevada: Desert Oasis for a Drought-Stricken Future

Sietch Nevada is a futuristic concept city that envisions a dystopian water-hoarding society where drought is a constant state and wars are fought over water. Designed by Matsys Designs, the underground

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Top Five Green Gadgets We Wish Really Existed

Top Five Green Gadgets We Wish Really Existed

From time to time we come across some ideas that are so brilliant that it's a no-brainer for them to be out there in the marketplace. This last year in particular we've seen a number of green gadgets that

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