What is going on with all these gigantic spiky eco towers popping up all over Russia and the former Soviet Union? First it was the piercing Siberian eco-tower in Mansyisk, then the sharp and very
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Moscow’s rapidly growing skyline will soon feature an eye-popping new addition: Crystal Island, which will be the world’s biggest building when completed. Sir Norman Foster’s mountainous 27 million
Once it’s finished, the tower will become China’s tallest building and the world’s second tallest building. Located on an ex-golf course in Shanghai’s fast-growing Pudong District, the tower will
Zoos sometimes get a bad rap, but they are still wildly popular and a fascinating way to get up close to animals you would never see otherwise. Enter Zootopia - a kindler, gentler, more human zoo that
Levi’s Stadium achieved LEED certification for its practical and sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. Measures include
The stadium features a retractable roof that spans 1,017 feet. The dome’s key characteristic is that it uses one-third of the steel weight per square meter compared to other large span structures of the
The undulating structure is made up of 3,600 panels of glass, which in turn make up giant overlapping “sails.” The angles of each sail will allow natural light inside while also protecting from direct
The main building is completely wrapped with the white mesh-like facade, which is separated from the interior by a patio and glass gallery. The large facade panels are attached to metal posts surrounding
Industrial design consultancy MAP just saved Virgin Atlantic millions of dollars in fuel costs by simply redesigning the airline's in-flight meal tray. By streamlining the tray's design, the British firm
Entitled ‘The Land of Hope,’ the project integrates Chinese traditional architecture with modern technologies. Its floating roof was designed as a timber structure that references the Chinese
Urban farming is on the rise across the globe; people all over are bringing their food source closer to their doorstep by farming in abandoned lots and on empty rooftops. Ian Marvy, the Executive Director
We wrote about Dr. Berokh Khoshnevis’ revolutionary robot-builder that could 3D print entire houses, and now the ‘contour crafting’ technology has caught the eye of NASA and multinational building
Photo of solar panels in Arizona via Shutterstock Apple has faced a lot criticism for failing to monitor its manufacturing partners' questionable work safety standards, but it looks like the company is
Community-driven urban design just scored a big win in San Francisco with a newly announced public-private investment that will transform an underutilized street into a green pocket park. Architecture for
The crowning feature of this particular McDonalds is the lush green roof that provides an all-natural aesthetic, and camouflages the building amongst the naturally occurring vegetation on its outskirts.
New Investigation Reveals ‘Appalling’ Treatment of Migrant Laborers Working on Qatar’s 2022 World Cup
A recent investigation conducted by The Guardian has revealed alarming data on Qatar’s treatment of migrant workers engaged in preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. According to findings, at least
Chicago’s Sustainable Backyards Program Helps Citizens Combat Stormwater Runoff and Climate Change at Home
"Green Your Yard, Green Your Wallet." Sound like a good deal to you? Chicago Sustainable Backyards is betting on it by offering Chicagoans a financial incentive to combat climate change and stormwater
Heatherwick Studio just unveiled plans for a new greenery covered pedestrian bridge to be built across the River Thames in London. Looking like a luscious garden suspended over the water, the bridge will
Photo Via Shutterstock Apple just announced new details regarding its plans to produce its next line of Macs stateside. In a Senate hearing last week, Chief Exec Tim Cook said that Apple has invested
Photo via Shutterstock We all know LED lights help us save energy, but did you know that they could also help us to fight colds? Researchers at Wageningen UR, in a partnership with Philips Lighting,
Like much of China, the Flower City will inhabit an area of the country with heavily polluted waterways. In order to ensure the longevity of the region, the local government called for urban plans that
NVIDIA's massive new headquarters is set to rival those of California tech giants Apple and Facebook. The 250,000 square foot triangular structures conceived by Gensler, are designed to facilitate the
Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic - the world’s first commercial spaceline - just announced that its SpaceShipTwo (SS2) successfully conducted its first rocket-powered flight. The test, which saw
The waterfront façade of the Harpa Concert Hall is made of individual polygonal glass frames resembling sparkly fish scales, which reflect water and light, creating a kaleidoscope of luminous colors.
Hear What Leading Automotive Designers and Architects Had to Say at Our ‘Design with a Conscience’ Webcast!
Hey Inhabitat readers! In case you missed it, we just wrapped up our broadcast of the Design with a Conscience conference in San Francisco, CA! We teamed up with Ford Motor Company and the American
As an extension of China's $16 billion plan to combat air pollution in its cities, today the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced an ambitious plan to export the nation's emissions to
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