Architect Koen Olthuis of Waterstudio.nl has been fascinating the Inhabitat editors for years with his innovative floating buildings and aqua-tecture. Far from being confined by convention -- or by the
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Updated weekly, ESA's Observing the Earth archive consists of thousands of photographs that date back to 2005. These Earth Observation images capture wide-angle snapshots of various landscapes with a
It seems that whenever the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan appears to be under control, something new happens to set back progress. The plant’s operator just discovered the worst leak since the
What is most impressive about the curated collection of material reuse architecture that Bahamón and Sanjinés found is the creativity. Peach pits are used as flooring, tire treads are used as roofing
A Southern live oak named after the people who used to own the property on which the tree stands, Angel Oak was most likely a robust sapling more than 1,000 years before the Mayflower landed in Cape Cod,
“Message in a Bottle” asked 50 artists to use the ancient tradition of throwing a bottle into the sea as inspiration to convey their own messages. Each was asked to recycle a bottle of their choice,
Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the embattled operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, just released a new video showing highly radioactive water inside the damaged number 3
Ryuichi Sakamoto "ART-ENVIRONMENT-LIFE" from YCAM on Vimeo. Imagine being able to watch and listen to the process of photosynthesis. After the massive earthquake that shook Japan in 2011, Ryuichi
Photo via Shutterstock Scientists from the government-backed Japan Atomic Energy Agency recently announced that they intend to conduct a controlled nuclear meltdown in order to learn how to prevent
The Butaro District Hospital serves over 400,000 people and it was built from local materials by local craftspeople and artisans. Not only is the hospital quite beautiful, it also provides much-needed
Life Box is an air-droppable, rapid-response emergency shelter that can be quickly inflated to provide housing for four people. The Red Dot Award-winning shelter contains supplies to provide relief to
3D printing is great for homes because it can let you print just about any plastic object you crave. But in Haiti, which is still recovering from a devastating earthquake, the technology has a more urgent
Singapore-based Nevhouse builds efficient prefab houses out of recycled plastic waste. The low-cost homes require minimal maintenance, they are fire and earthquake resistant, and they could provide
Fracking photo from Shutterstock Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has long been a controversial topic. For one side, the drilling method has prompted an economic boom. It's created jobs, increased
Ever since Hurricane Sandy wrought havoc on the East Coast, ‘resilient design’ has been a hot topic of conversation — and not just amongst architects and designers, but politicians, engineers and
Yellowstone photo from Shutterstock By now most people know that Yellowstone National Park lies on top of a massive supervolcano which has the potential to unleash a planet-altering eruption. However a
Stunning Film ‘The Human Scale’ Uses Architect Jan Gehl’s Voice to Inspire the World’s City Dwellers
Life in today’s mega cities is both tantalizing and troublesome - and by the year 2050, the percentage of the world’s population living in cities will rise from 50 to 80%. Due this growth, the
Working with limited space, Tiago do Vale decided to give the three-story home a vertical loft-style renovation that separates individual areas by level. The bottom level is currently the home's office or
IKEA Solar-Powered Flat Pack Shelter This flat pack, easy to transport shelter was developed in collaboration between the IKEA Foundation and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR).
Two separate structures make up the design: a two bedroom home with an adjoining office space. The surrounding landscape connects the two structures, adding size and unity to the entire project. The
The architects were concerned that since the site was about 11 feet above the road, the house would look larger than its actual size. So it is designed with setback volumes floating over open and
One of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded made landfall in the Philippines early Friday. At 1,200 miles across, the storm is expected to inflict widespread damage. Meteorologists clocked the
Under normal circumstances it can take up to 50 years before a nuclear power plant is fully decommissioned, but in the case of the Fukushima plant, it could take much longer. The next step of the process
The ambitious idea to link Europe and Asia via a sea tunnel was first conceived in 1860 by a sultan of the Ottoman Empire, but Abdoul Medjid lacked the technology and funds to turn the idea into reality.
First an 18 foot oarfish appeared off the coast of California, followed five days later by a second sea serpent, and now a super-rare "saber-toothed" whale has washed ashore on Venice Beach near Los
The Fukushima nuclear power plant remains a toxic disaster more than two years after an earthquake and tsunami struck coastal Japan. While damages to local residents and the environment are still being
Beloved Japanese Architect Shigeru Ban continues to impress the public with designs using cardboard as a construction material. This time Shigeru Ban Architects has designed a mountain lodge hut on
In the latest of a now seemingly endless series of devastating, embarrassing debacles at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, operating utility Tepco has found that radiation levels in seawater
As if the situation at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant weren't bad enough, we now have news that six clean-up workers were exposed to radioactive water when a pipe was mistakenly disconnected.
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