95 local students envision awesome features for NYC's underground Lowline park (PHOTOS)

95 local students envision awesome features for NYC's underground…

The interactive exhibit features the students' handmade 3D models, which illustrate their most fantastical aspirations for the Lowline from trees and ponds to fountains, historic…

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SOM reveals design for new sustainable capital city in Egypt

SOM reveals design for new sustainable capital city in Egypt

Egypt is getting a new and improved capitol city designed by architecture firm SOM. The privately-funded project consists of a 700-square meter development with an urban park,…

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Haptic Architects' Highlevel Road two timber extensions will change color over time

Haptic Architects' Highlevel Road two timber extensions will change…

London-based Haptic Architects designed two extensions to an old Victorian house in London and created new spaces that exude warmth though the use of natural materials-untreated larch…

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VIDEO: Clever woman lives, works and sleeps in a tiny space the same size as her bed

VIDEO: Clever woman lives, works and sleeps in a tiny space the same…

Chu's very modestly-sized room is actually part of what is called a "1.5 apartment" in Brooklyn, New York, where a roommate occupies a larger bedroom and Chu lives in the half-bedroom.…

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BP is the latest company to ditch ALEC

BP is the latest company to ditch ALEC

Following in the footsteps of major companies like eBay, Google, Microsoft and AOL, oil giant BP has announced that it is leaving the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)…

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Coy Yiontis Architects use bold geometry to extend a Victorian home

Coy Yiontis Architects use bold geometry to extend a Victorian home

A family living in a small Victorian terrace in Melbourne sought a creative solution to the challenge of housing an extended family. Coy Yiontis Architects answered their brief with a…

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NASA to test insane 18-motor electric plane concept

NASA to test insane 18-motor electric plane concept

NASA is quietly working on a pretty ambitious plan to help a "significant portion" of the aircraft industry transition to electric propulsion within the next decade. It's a noble—and…

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NexusHaus is an affordable, plus-energy house built for the 2015 Solar Decathlon

NexusHaus is an affordable, plus-energy house built for the 2015 Solar…

NexusHaus is an plus-energy affordable one-story pavilion built by the students from the Technische Universität München (TUM) and the University of Texas at Austin (UTA) for the Solar…

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Barcelona’s greenest bridge will be made from smog-eating, glow-in-the-dark concrete

Barcelona’s greenest bridge will be made from smog-eating,…

The Sarajevo Bridge is the northernmost piece of infrastructure to span the Avinguda Meridiana, a highway that brings southbound traffic into the Catalonia capital. The elevated…

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Philips to install LED streetlights in Poland for a 70 percent energy savings

Philips to install LED streetlights in Poland for a 70 percent energy…

Philips Lighting has announced that they have been selected to conduct a massive overhaul of over 5,000 streetlights in Poland's historic "floating garden" city of Szczecin. By…

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Artist Ren Ri works with honeybees to create gorgeous wax maps of the world

Artist Ren Ri works with honeybees to create gorgeous wax maps of the…

Rather than traditional marble, plaster or wood, artist Ren Ri has turned to nature to help make his sculptures, by partnering with honeybees! The artist has teamed up with a fleet of…

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This virtual mouse brain could help end animal testing forever

This virtual mouse brain could help end animal testing forever

Animal testing is a much-maligned practice in the development of medicines and cosmetics, but many companies are hanging on to lab mice because they lack an adequate alternative. This…

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Kazuteru Matumura renovated an old townhouse in Osaka using curtains instead of walls

Kazuteru Matumura renovated an old townhouse in Osaka using curtains…

The house was built for a young couple that wanted to renovate the old building instead of buying a new one. Everything within the interior was demolished and removed and the architect…

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Join the IIDA NY Chapter’s 7th Annual Sustainable Quilt Auction benefiting Be Original Americas

Join the IIDA NY Chapter’s 7th Annual Sustainable Quilt Auction…

Join the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) New York Chapter this Wednesday, March 25th for their 7th Annual Sustainable Quilt Auction! Taking over the Open House Gallery…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Ten tips to save you 25,000 gallons of water

INFOGRAPHIC: Ten tips to save you 25,000 gallons of water

With World Water Day this Sunday, it's the perfect time to consider all the small changes you can make to be water smart. For instance, if every American home replaced their old toilets…

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India's "Water Gandhi" harvests rainwater to transform dust bowls into…

By using an ancient method of rainwater harvesting, Rajendra Singh is bringing about massive change to drought-stricken areas of India. 30 years ago, Singh visited Rajasthan--one of the…

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Nueva School in California explores architecture's role in learning

Nueva School in California explores architecture's role in learning

The Nueva School is part of a mixed-use development in San Mateo, California, and was designed in order to connect students to a complex world around them. The architects are aiming for…

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6 heartwarming ways that 3D printing has helped animals

6 heartwarming ways that 3D printing has helped animals

The popularity of 3D printing has exploded within the past couple of years, and one of the most revolutionary uses for it has been that of prosthetics. But humans aren’t the only ones…

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Architects unveil vibrant design for “Brooklyn Strand” greenway

Architects unveil vibrant design for “Brooklyn Strand” greenway

WXY principal Claire Weisz and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership presented the Strand during a Community Board 2 meeting last week. The presentation included updated design renderings…

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6 Scrumptious Meals You Can Cook in a Dishwasher (Yes, You Read That Right)

6 Scrumptious Meals You Can Cook in a Dishwasher (Yes, You Read That…

Dill Lemon Cream Salmon It’s an oldie but a goodie. Poached salmon can be particularly tricky if you’re not closely watching the temperature. Cooking it in a dishwasher, however,…

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Laughing Chickens offers DIY chicken coops that can fit in bike boxes for portability

Laughing Chickens offers DIY chicken coops that can fit in bike boxes…

Laughing Chickens is a Marin County, California-based workshop that's been making beautiful hen houses and runs exclusively from reclaimed redwood fence boards. With interest in their…

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Presso Design upcycles burlap coffee sacks into stylish bags and sleeves

Presso Design upcycles burlap coffee sacks into stylish bags and…

Presso Design is a small, family owned brother & sister business dedicated to crafting laptop, iPad, iPhone etc. sleeves and computer bags made from upcycled coffee sacks and real…

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Spiraling green-covered walkway unfurls from an office window

Spiraling green-covered walkway unfurls from an office window

Polish architects Zalewski Architecture Group have designed a lush spiraling walkway that could spruce up the concrete courtyard outside of their offices in Gliwice. Suspended from the…

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Italy is suffering from an overabundance of architects

Italy is suffering from an overabundance of architects

You’ve heard of too many cooks in the kitchen, but what happens when there are too many architects? A new report from the Architects’ Council of Europe shows that 27 percent of all…

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6 green spring cleaning tips to help organize and simplify your home

6 green spring cleaning tips to help organize and simplify your home

TIP 1: Crush Clutter Nothing creates a feeling of claustrophobia faster than too much stuff. Before you can clean anything, you have to get rid of some those unused items causing…

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KAMJZ and Kurylowicz unveil designs for green-roofed, energy-efficient Polish office building

KAMJZ and Kurylowicz unveil designs for green-roofed, energy-efficient…

Gdańsk’s new Central Business District Development will be located along the city’s main axis roads and rail routes and in close proximity to the sea and university campus. The…

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Donate now to help Project H students build tiny homes to help their community

Donate now to help Project H students build tiny homes to help their…

https://vimeo.com/121906128 Project H is a non-profit organization based in California that encourages creativity among young people in the community. Working with a group of…

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Earth's newest volcanic island is photographed for the first time—and maybe the last

Earth's newest volcanic island is photographed for the first…

No one had set foot on the new island until recently, when Tongan hotel owner Gianpiero Orbassano and his son set out to explore the area and determine its potential for tourism. They…

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Perth's Carnegie Wave Energy project produces power AND fresh water from the motion of the ocean

Perth's Carnegie Wave Energy project produces power AND fresh water…

The Carnegie Perth Wave Energy Project is rolling out its multimillion-dollar plans to prove that waves not only have power but can generate it for the electric grid on land. Submerged…

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The Vipp Shelter is a plug-and-play prefab home that can be placed just about anywhere

The Vipp Shelter is a plug-and-play prefab home that can be placed…

Although Vipp is best known for its designer garbage cans, the company developed the Vipp Shelter to show off their design prowess in the prefab market. The modular nature retreat is…

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President Obama launches $150 million textiles-innovation competition

President Obama launches $150 million textiles-innovation competition

Last week, President Barack Obama rolled out a plan to reinvigorate textile manufacturing in America. Part of the new plan is a challenge issued by the Department of Defense worth $150…

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The Future of Medicine May Lie in the Fur of the Sloth

The Future of Medicine May Lie in the Fur of the Sloth

As bacteria become increasingly resistant to antibiotics, we're going to have to find a different way to fight the diseases that threaten us. After all, we tend to take for granted that…

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Olle Lundberg Transformed a Salvaged Ferry Boat into a Dynamic Live/Work Space

Olle Lundberg Transformed a Salvaged Ferry Boat into a Dynamic…

Have you ever wished that you could trade your apartment & crappy office space for a floating live/work houseboat in the San Francisco Bay? I know I have. A few years ago, The New…

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Towering Magic Mountain Lodge is a Hill-Like Hobbit Highrise Straight Out of Middle Earth

Towering Magic Mountain Lodge is a Hill-Like Hobbit Highrise Straight…

The Lodge sits on a diverse forest region in northern Patagonia and is a base camp at the Hulio Hulio preserve for ecotourists looking to spot a puma or explore the local waterfalls.…

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Middle school class builds a Frozen-themed 3D-printed prosthetic hand for a little girl

Middle school class builds a Frozen-themed 3D-printed prosthetic hand…

A class of Wisconsin eight-graders designed and built a 3D-printed prosthetic hand for a six-year-old named Ariah, who was born without a right hand. Built as part of a forward-thinking…

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How To: Dye Easter eggs the natural way

How To: Dye Easter eggs the natural way

Dyeing Easter eggs doesn't have to be an exercise in dipping into a multitude of chemicals. This year, dye your eggs the natural way. The process takes a bit longer, but produces a…

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This gorgeous t-shirt is a glamorous way to charge your phone with solar power

This gorgeous t-shirt is a glamorous way to charge your phone with…

When you hear the term "photovoltaic" the first word that probably comes to mind isn't glamorous. But Pauline van Dongen is changing that with her Solar Shirt, a beautiful shirt that…

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Lundberg Design's Moss Room Adds a Dramatic Breath of Fresh Air to the California Academy of Sciences

Lundberg Design's Moss Room Adds a Dramatic Breath of Fresh Air to the…

When Lundberg Design was hired to create the restaurant design, the biggest challenge they faced was figuring out how to attract people from the natural-history museum's exciting…

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Roots Up's Dew Collector greenhouse provides veggies and water in Ethiopia

Roots Up's Dew Collector greenhouse provides veggies and water in…

Roots Up’s Dew Collector green house can help farmers in arid climates raise fresh vegetables, even during droughts. Dedicated to creating a system of self- reliant farmers in…

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Pedal-powered Raht Racer cycle can travel as fast as a car

Pedal-powered Raht Racer cycle can travel as fast as a car

If you love cycling to work, but wish you could get there a bit faster, then the RAHT RACER may be for you. This hybrid vehicle, which has just launched a Kickstarter campaign,…

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