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LOT-EK’S RECYCLED AIRPLANE LIBRARY

LOT-EK’S RECYCLED AIRPLANE LIBRARY

Move out of the way shipping containers... there's a new kid on the block: airplane fuselages. New York's urban architect recyclers, LOT-EK, have recently designed a library in Guadalajara made

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FOSTER’S GREEN BERLIN LIBRARY

FOSTER’S GREEN BERLIN LIBRARY

Greetings from Berlin! The first installment in my design tour of Germany and Scandinavia brought me to the Philology Library at the Free University of Berlin. Completed just last fall as part of an

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8 common weeds you probably never thought you could eat

8 common weeds you probably never thought you could eat

  Violet Leaves   Violets may be known for their beauty, but their petals aren't the only coveted part of the plant. It's amazing that these beautiful plants are considered "weeds" and often

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Researchers discover massive new carbon sink that stores GHG emissions

Researchers discover massive new carbon sink that stores GHG emissions

Scientists are always looking for ways to combat carbon emissions, and it’s common knowledge that plants consume carbon dioxide and turn it into oxygen, effectively cleaning our atmosphere. That’s one

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Space, Not Spikes humanizes London’s shameful anti-homeless initiative

Space, Not Spikes humanizes London’s shameful anti-homeless initiative

Urban planners in London are determined to make life even more difficult for the homeless by placing spikes on commonly used areas for sleeping and sitting. The spikes are placed in all the “right”

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How to make a foraged salad with plants you can find in your backyard

How to make a foraged salad with plants you can find in your backyard

Field Garlic Yellow Wood Sorel Cattails Poor man's pepper

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What really wiped out the Woolly Mammoth?

What really wiped out the Woolly Mammoth?

As we trudge into what scientists are calling the Holocene extinction, it is difficult to ignore the destructive power that humans wield over the natural world. The passenger pigeon, the thylacine

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4a Architekten transformed a 1926 Barry Dierks villa into an airy escape on the French Riviera

4a Architekten transformed a 1926 Barry Dierks villa into an airy escape on the French Riviera

The villa was originally built for a the architect, Barry Dierks, and his partner. It was built in 1926, sold in 2011, after which 4a Architekten were commissioned to renovate the building. The team

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Liz West’s ‘An Additive Mix’ immerses visitors in a psychedelic experience of light and color

Liz West’s ‘An Additive Mix’ immerses visitors in a psychedelic experience of light and color

A dazzling and psychedelic display of colored lights awaits visitors at the UK’s National Media Museum. Manchester-based artist Liz West recently unveiled her latest work, An Additive Mix, as part of

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London’s only floating bookshop finally has a permanent home

London’s only floating bookshop finally has a permanent home

London's only floating bookstore takes readers on a bit of a journey, a "quirky" one says co-owner Paddy, "the Doctor," says. Along with co-owners John Privett and a mysterious boat owner referred to as

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Cecilia Levy upcycles old Spiderman comics into delicate teacups and saucers

Cecilia Levy upcycles old Spiderman comics into delicate teacups and saucers

Levy comes from a background in graphic design and bookbinding, but turned to papier-mâché art after experimentation in 2009. She began by tearing apart the pages of an old book into small pieces and

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J Mayer H. Architects unveil modern Sonnenhof complex in Jena, Germany

J Mayer H. Architects unveil modern Sonnenhof complex in Jena, Germany

The small German city of Jena has an ultramodern new addition to it's historical skyline. J Mayer have just completed a 9555 m2 complex offering office, residential and retail space within four

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INFOGRAPHIC: These pollution-busting houseplants will have you breathing easier

INFOGRAPHIC: These pollution-busting houseplants will have you breathing easier

With all those nasty chemicals floating inside our homes, its no wonder that indoor air quality can be downright dismal. Gasses from things like benzene in paints and detergents, and formaldehyde in

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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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The world is perilously close to global food shock

The world is perilously close to global food shock

A new report envisions a nightmare scenario in which just three climate change-driven disasters could lead to global food shock, resulting in food riots as the price of basic crops skyrockets and stock

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Ismaili Center in Toronto is topped with a stunning angular glass dome

Ismaili Center in Toronto is topped with a stunning angular glass dome

Ismaili Center in Toronto, designed by Charles Correa Associates and Moriyama & Teshima Architects, provides the city's Islamic community with a new cultural center dominated by a beautiful angular

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Lush green oasis will top Saudi Arabia’s new dune-inspired metro station

Lush green oasis will top Saudi Arabia’s new dune-inspired metro station

The new Olaya Metro Station design is part of the country’s plan to redevelop Riyadh’s metro system. Gerber Architekten won the bid for the design in a 2012 competition. Inspired by the Arabian desert

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Copenhagen’s largest school will be powered by solar energy

Copenhagen’s largest school will be powered by solar energy

Located on the water’s edge, CIS Nordhavn is sandwiched between the public waterfront and Copenhagen’s urban fabric. A promenade outside the school provides public access to the waterfront. To

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The whole world is running out of water

The whole world is running out of water

We’ve reported heavily on the severe drought in California and on the devastating effects of water shortages in other areas of the world. Those situations are frightening enough on their own, but this

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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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MVRDV unveil plans for Zaanstad Cultural Cluster in the Netherlands

MVRDV unveil plans for Zaanstad Cultural Cluster in the Netherlands

MVRDV’s Cultural Cluster was created as part of the city’s new masterplan, a design led by Dutch architect Sjoerd Soeters that showcases a “new Zaan style” with strong references to traditional

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Italy’s eels have a cocaine problem

Italy’s eels have a cocaine problem

There are vast quantities of man-made waste polluting our oceans and waterways—studies have found that fish are being poisoned via plastic microbeads and around 50 percent of sea turtles are ingesting

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PHOTOS: Step inside the world’s largest bamboo maze!

PHOTOS: Step inside the world’s largest bamboo maze!

It takes 1 second to get in and at least 2 hours to find your way out of the world's largest maze. This is the unique and appealing experience offered by the Labirinto della Masone officially, which

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Zaha Hadid’s stainless steel facility weaves around existing buildings and an ancient sequoia

Zaha Hadid’s stainless steel facility weaves around existing buildings and an ancient sequoia

Zaha Hadid's smooth curving addition to the University of Oxford weaves through the site and changes height and turns to avoid an existing Sequoia tree. The new structure, clad in mirrored stainless

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Rural writer’s nook overlooks the English channel in northern France

Rural writer’s nook overlooks the English channel in northern France

A family in France commissioned Ziegler Antonin to add a writer's nook and garage to an existing home in Senneville sur Fécamp, located in the Normandie region of northern France. Designed to nurture

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MVRDV wins bid to design Seoul’s High Line-inspired park

MVRDV wins bid to design Seoul’s High Line-inspired park

Seoul is no stranger to the adaptive reuse of transit corridors: ten years ago, the city famously tore down a 14-lane freeway to develop Cheonggyecheon River Park, a 11-kilometer-long urban recreational

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen complete first part of the Malmö Live cultural complex

Schmidt Hammer Lassen complete first part of the Malmö Live cultural complex

Danish architecture firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen completed a part of the culture complex in Malmö, Sweden, which includes spaces from skating, public big screen and a new promenade along the canal located

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Apple partnering with World Wildlife Fund in China to create sustainable forests

Apple partnering with World Wildlife Fund in China to create sustainable forests

Apple has announced the next phase of their plans to protect the world’s environment. The iPhone maker is partnering with the World Wildlife Fund in China to create sustainable forests from which the

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Elding Oscarson floats a green-roofed home above a transparent, glass-clad ground floor

Elding Oscarson floats a green-roofed home above a transparent, glass-clad ground floor

The inspiration behind the House at Mölle’s daring all-glass ground floor was born out of the Elding Oscarson’s and client’s desire to “recover Mölle’s dormant architectural tradition,”

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INFOGRAPHIC: Spotlight on design star Philippe Starck

INFOGRAPHIC: Spotlight on design star Philippe Starck

Philippe Starck is a renowned architect, product and interior designer. Starck had a very constructive childhood dismantling bicycles, motorbikes and other objects. Not surprisingly, he kept the same

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