One-fourth of cars are causing 90% of air pollution we breathe

One-fourth of cars are causing 90% of air pollution we breathe

It's no secret that "clunkers" on the road contribute to greenhouse gas emissions at an alarming rate. A new study from the University of Toronto confirms what ecologists have theorized…

Read More >

Advertisement

How a team of students transformed a group home into a haven through Habilitative Design

How a team of students transformed a group home into a haven through…

Dr. Dak Kopec, Architectural Psychologists and Director of the Boston Architectural College’s (BAC) Master of Design Studies (MDS) in Design for Human Health (DHH) led a team of…

Read More >

Top Eco-Friendly Camping Gear for Conscientious Outdoor Enthusiasts

Top Eco-Friendly Camping Gear for Conscientious Outdoor Enthusiasts

Reliable Big Horn wall tent Tents Reliable Tent & Tipi Company has been making tents since 1945, using canvas and natural materials for a variety of different shelter styles. If…

Read More >

Advertisement

Göktürk 118 apartment building blends into Istanbul's neighborhoods with a sustainable glass mosaic facade

Göktürk 118 apartment building blends into Istanbul's neighborhoods…

The two volumes have different heights-12.5 m and 15.50 m, but meet at the corner to create a unified whole. Two separately perceived prisms act as an extension of the street fronts…

Read More >

Take a closer look at the finalists in the Guggenheim Helsinki museum design competition

Take a closer look at the finalists in the Guggenheim Helsinki museum…

Submissions are kept anonymous so the jury can remain impartial, yet it is known that the final six consists of the following creators: AGPS Architecture Ltd., Asif Khan Ltd., Fake…

Read More >

A living room of found furniture pops up in Times Square (PHOTOS)

A living room of found furniture pops up in Times Square (PHOTOS)

Since last year, Bettman has been setting up impromptu “rooms” all over New York City, having created facets of living room scenes in Bushwick, Chelsea and the Lower East Side…

Read More >

Biodegradable GOODFLOSS is perfect for on-the-go dental hygiene

Biodegradable GOODFLOSS is perfect for on-the-go dental hygiene

Dental floss may be great for maintaining healthy teeth, but conventional plastic floss is bad for the environment. Goodwell solves that dilemma by swapping plastic for a biodegradable…

Read More >

New research concludes: climate change causes weather extremes

New research concludes: climate change causes weather extremes

A new study shows global warming is already having significant impacts on Earth in the form of more severe weather events, which will just continue to get worse as climate change…

Read More >

The Urban Homesteader brings back ancestral know-how to inspire future generations

The Urban Homesteader brings back ancestral know-how to inspire future…

Many people call themselves (and are) urban homesteaders, but these folks are The Urban Homesteader. Urban dwellers with an interest in adding some sustainable practices to their own…

Read More >

Adorable tiny cottage is a Japanese-inspired teahouse on wheels

Adorable tiny cottage is a Japanese-inspired teahouse on wheels

Lined with light-colored knotty pine, the Tea House includes over a dozen glazed openings to flood the interior with natural light. The walls are fortified with high-density Eco-bat…

Read More >

This elegant, organic LED lamp will make your reading nook cozier than ever

This elegant, organic LED lamp will make your reading nook cozier than…

LEDs are firmly established as the energy-saving, long-lasting successor to incandescent bulbs, but the next wave might just come in the future of organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs).…

Read More >

Pratt Institute’s GAUD students show off term work with beautiful digitally fabricated art installation

Pratt Institute’s GAUD students show off term work with beautiful…

The large art installation consists of over 800 custom laser cut panels, each clad with a carefully selected section of student work. The panels were sorted by color and assembled to…

Read More >

Could Audi's new carbon-neutral diesel drive out dirty oil?

Could Audi's new carbon-neutral diesel drive out dirty oil?

Watch out oil barons, Audi recently announced it has invented a new diesel fuel that could revolutionize the automobile industry and dramatically reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Even…

Read More >

Seattle teens make solar powered tiny homes for area homeless

Seattle teens make solar powered tiny homes for area homeless

Do-gooder teenagers have built an incredible tiny home community for homeless adults in Seattle. The project, called Impossible City and run by Sawhorse Revolution, teaches teens basic…

Read More >

INFOGRAPHIC: Eco-savvy hacks for cleaning your kitchen

INFOGRAPHIC: Eco-savvy hacks for cleaning your kitchen

  Did you know that popping a tab of Alka-Seltzer into the back of your fridge will eliminate odors within 24 hours? Or that adding a packet of Lemon-Lime Kool-Aid to your…

Read More >

Texas A&M students design much-needed new hospital for Roatán Island, Honduras

Texas A&M students design much-needed new hospital for Roatán…

Roatán Island lies around 35 miles of the coast of Honduras, and is home to a population of some 100,000 people—yet its outdated hospital has only 38 beds. According to Dr. Raymond…

Read More >

Life-size hot rod made entirely from LEGO bricks runs on air!

Life-size hot rod made entirely from LEGO bricks runs on air!

LEGO savants Steve Sammartino and Raul Oaida have constructed a life-sized car made almost entirely out of LEGO bricks - and it runs entirely on air! The pair put out a message on…

Read More >

Can drones plant one billion trees?

Can drones plant one billion trees?

Can Drones Plant One Billion Trees? By Steve Daly Each year, the earth loses about 26 billion trees to lumber, mining, agriculture, and…

Read More >

Ancient Graeco-Roman papyrus offers a curious natural hangover remedy

Ancient Graeco-Roman papyrus offers a curious natural hangover remedy

At some point, many of us have found ourselves in the unfortunate position of being willing to try just about anything to rid oneself of the morning-after curses of a night of excessive…

Read More >

Terraced wooden nursery school brings the Japanese landscape indoors

Terraced wooden nursery school brings the Japanese landscape indoors

Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop was challenged to design a nursery school that not only included a variety of programmed spaces but also minimized the number of blind spots for safety…

Read More >

Beastly tower of recycled tires rises up in the New Zealand countryside

Beastly tower of recycled tires rises up in the New Zealand…

If you find yourself wandering the countryside north of Auckland, do not be alarmed if you encounter a very funky rubber tree. No, this forty foot folly is not a giant Wookiee or a…

Read More >

HOW TO: Make a hanging planter with a recycled plastic soda bottle

HOW TO: Make a hanging planter with a recycled plastic soda bottle

STEP 1: Prep your bottle Use a sharp utility knife to cut off the base of the bottle about 1 inch above the bottom, and then wash and try the bottle thoroughly. STEP 2: Tape…

Read More >

Biber Architects Breaks Ground on USA Pavilion With Edible Vertical Garden for the Milan Expo 2015

Biber Architects Breaks Ground on USA Pavilion With Edible Vertical…

To showcase the event's 2015 theme, the architects have developed a massive and literal green machine, inside and out. The large vertical garden will be planted with edible plants and…

Read More >

Home Depot to phase out use of toxic phthalates in vinyl flooring

Home Depot to phase out use of toxic phthalates in vinyl flooring

Various forms of ortho-phthalate chemicals have been associated with developmental and reproductive problems—especially in male infants—and linked to liver tumors in animals. So…

Read More >

World's First Urban Algae Canopy Produces the Oxygen Equivalent of Four Hectares of Woodland Every Day

World's First Urban Algae Canopy Produces the Oxygen Equivalent of…

Forming part of the Future Food District project curated by Carlo Ratti Associati, the Urban Algae Canopy marks the culmination of six years worth of research. A custom designed ETFE…

Read More >

Bees are addicted to the nicotine in neonicotinoid pesticides, and it's killing them

Bees are addicted to the nicotine in neonicotinoid pesticides, and…

Think an addiction of nicotine is bad for you? Well, it's nothing compared to the bees who are getting addicted to it from pesticides call neonicotinoids. These pesticides affect the…

Read More >

Knafo Klimor Architects Unveil Living 'Fields of Tomorrow' Wall for the 2015 Milan Expo

Knafo Klimor Architects Unveil Living 'Fields of Tomorrow' Wall for…

The living wall is purposely representative of the theme of the 2015 Expo, which is "Feeding the planet, energy for life." The vertical wall, constructed using modular tiles fixed to an…

Read More >

NY Attorney General announces $1.8 million community program to combat climate change

NY Attorney General announces $1.8 million community program to combat…

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that the creation of a new $1.8 million program to fund the development of local responses to climate change. The Community Climate…

Read More >

Poland’s Rozove Cafe captures the feeling of home within a small flexible space

Poland’s Rozove Cafe captures the feeling of home within a small…

The client wanted a space that would evoke a cozy and welcoming home-like environment. Thus mode:lina swapped the typical cafe counter with a moveable kitchen island located at the…

Read More >

Gustavo Penna completes the Elegant Forluz skyscraper in Brazil

Gustavo Penna completes the Elegant Forluz skyscraper in Brazil

The building is located on Av. Barbacena, in the Santo Agostinho district, in the central region of Belo Horizonte. It is meant to establish an aesthetic relationship with the…

Read More >

Enter the Triple Bridge Waterfront Competition for a chance at US$5,000!

Enter the Triple Bridge Waterfront Competition for a chance at…

Homemade Dessert (HMMD) just launched their latest architecture competition: The Triple Bridge Waterfront, which seeks visions for a proposed development along the Liepaja Canal in…

Read More >

WING multi-use loft transforms a derelict warehouse into a cultural hub in Hong Kong

WING multi-use loft transforms a derelict warehouse into a cultural…

This breezy loft in Hong Kong, designed by LEED-Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design, is the latest addition to the city’s up-and-coming Chai Wan neighborhood.…

Read More >

Why are state governments shutting down community seed libraries?

Why are state governments shutting down community seed libraries?

All across the United States, from Boston, Massachusetts to Oakland, California, seed libraries and seed swaps help local gardeners and benefit communities in numerous ways. Seed…

Read More >

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects unveil designs for earthquake-resistant New Central Library

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects unveil designs for…

Christchurch’s Recovery Plan envisions a “greener, more accessible city with a compact city centre and a strong identity.” In keeping with that vision, the Danish architecture…

Read More >

Vineyard Schmidt's striking tasting room is wrapped in a vertical wooden lattice

Vineyard Schmidt's striking tasting room is wrapped in a vertical…

Although the same family has run Vineyard Schmidt for generations, this stunning wooden building is completely new. Located among rolling hills and luscious farmlands, it was designed…

Read More >

EcoCasa Suyana is an sustainable, open-source home project in Argentina

EcoCasa Suyana is an sustainable, open-source home project in…

First ecological, economical and social home 100% open source in Argentina. Suyana means “hope” in Quechua language. EcoCasa Suyana is a project lead by a young couple of…

Read More >

Aromatherapy pyramid releases natural cedar scent into your space

Aromatherapy pyramid releases natural cedar scent into your space

  Designer Anatoliy Omelchenko of Triangle Tree, whose crop circle towels we featured a couple of months ago, has created a new, eco-friendly piece of home decor: the Cedar…

Read More >

"YES IN MY BACK YARD!" garden made from reused plastic bottles…

You wouldn’t think it, but these beautiful colorful flowers of the Scartell flowerbed are made from plastic waste. Italian artist and sustainability enthusiast Francesca De Marinis…

Read More >

Take a tour of this professional snowboarder's innovative off-grid cabin

Take a tour of this professional snowboarder's innovative off-grid…

Mike Basich was one of the early innovators in professional snowboarding, and now he’s leading the way in stylish off-grid living. On his 40 acres of land near Truckee, California,…

Read More >

Giant reservoir of molten magma discovered under Yellowstone National Park

Giant reservoir of molten magma discovered under Yellowstone National…

A new report has revealed the underground workings of the Yellowstone National Park volcanic system – and in the process unveiled new details of how one of the world’s largest…

Read More >

inhabitat inhabitat

Welcome to Inhabitat, your online guide to the best green design ideas, innovations and inspiration to build a cleaner, brighter, and better future.

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home