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In celebration of Monaco's leading yacht industry, Foster + Partners designed the building after the likeness of a giant ship. Its large, sun-drenched terraces are shaped like ship decks and offer views
Mayors from around the nation met this week in Dallas, Texas to discuss the issues important to their communities - and one of the major topics this year was climate change. Mayors from New Orleans to
World Cup fever is in the air - but in Santiago, Chile it’s literally polluting the skies. The governor of Santiago recently put a call out to citizens not to light their barbecues during World Cup
Inhabitat: So tell me about your work here at American Steel Studios. ERIC: I build gardens like these. This is the smallest one I’ve ever done with an aquarium on the bottom and a garden on
Google just announced the winner of the 2014 Doodle 4 Google competition: 11-year-old Audrey Zhang from Long Island, New York! For the seventh year, Google asked children from grades K-12 to draw an
Living Breakwaters from Rebuild by Design on Vimeo. The proposed necklace of breakwaters includes a “reef street,” and micro-pockets that would be used as habitats for finfish, shellfish and
The platform's design was inspired by the Finnish Laavu, a traditional shelter intended for temporary residence during fishing and hunting trips. The Laavu was typically a primitive, triangular shape made
Feeling good in our homes or offices isn't just a matter of having a beautiful space: No matter how fabulous your furnishings, a poorly designed indoor environment can literally make you sick. Building
Has the world gone topsy turvy? You say no - and then the table you’re looking at suddenly shifts into an alternate dimension. The amazing transforming coffee table above is just one of the innovative,
Every year, stormwater runoff carries tons of trash and debris from the streets and streams of the Jones Fall watershed down into the mouth of the Jones Falls stream and out into the Baltimore Harbor. "I
The “animal box – jungle” by bleebla, a toy design company based in Portugal, is a minimal rectangular block with 10 animals peeking out of its regular geometry. The set is smooth
Across the town of Nagoro, which is in the valleys of Shikoko, it seems people can be seen going about their regular activities. Couples garden together, or snuggle on a bench in one of the village’s
3D printing is the coolest thing since sliced bread, but what should we print with? This could go horribly wrong if we don't take the opportunity to stop and ask how the rest of nature would do it.
MAT-TER Architects Unveil Plans for Typhoon-Resilient Guiuan National High School in the Philippines
MAT-TER Architects designed the typhoon-resilient school as part of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that crowdsourced design concepts for an affected area where Typhoon Haiyan destroyed 4,500 schools.
Firefighters are struggling to contain a raging wildfire in the Los Angeles foothills. High temperatures and single digit humidity levels have caused the blaze to grow, and hot 80-mph winds have pushed
Inhabitat Talks to Elea Robinson, Founding Faculty at New Amsterdam School, About Growing a Green School
Do you remember the antsy feeling you would get in school while waiting for the recess bell to ring? Luckily, more kids today are spending time outdoors as educators begin to realize the link between
Design firm MVRDV recently won a competition to transform Moscow’s Serp & Molot (Hammer & Sickle) factory into a sprawling mixed use development. The former steel factory will be integrated into
Beverly Hills has become the latest city in the United States (and the first city in California) to ban hydraulic fracturing -- the controversial practice of blasting a mix of water and chemicals into
STIK Chair is made from a bundle of precisely cut natural sticks tied together with cords. Designers Johan Jeppesen and Jesper Su Rosenmeier took some of the conventional binding techniques used in making
Danish designer Johanna Riedl's Saw Dust Chair redefines waste minimization by reusing sawdust from its own manufacture to create a comfy cushion. Sawdust created while constructing the chair's wood frame
With 250 days of sunshine a year, Mongolia's potential for solar energy is vast but mostly underutilized. That's beginning to change though - a new government sponsored initiative aims to equip
MaterialConnexion is a material library with the latest innovations for design schools, architects, and creatives to use for inspiration and exploration. It also includes a wide range of sustainable
This magnificent gabled structure serves as an activities center and crèche for the Wilberforce Primary School in Westminster, London. But it used to be nothing more than a dimly lit portakabin.
The main building is composed of two classrooms, both of which are wrapped in breathable bamboo screens. Space between the two classrooms have been converted to a shaded rest area thanks to a ceiling
Reading, writing and 'rithmetic may have sufficed in the past, but nowadays there are many more factors - like health and and environmental awareness - that come into play in a child's education. If
The Asian carp population has exploded in the US - the fish can now be found in 12 states, despite attempts to curb the species' spread. Now the state of Kentucky has hit upon a novel solution: send the
Despite being incredibly remote, Fogo Island is still susceptible to human impact. The Shorefast Foundation is eager to protect both the dynamic, rough natural surroundings without disrupting an
Once the desolate land was bought by the municipal government in 2010, individual building plots were sold to local developers, and the community areas around the old military fort were installed with
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