Two-story penthouse at One57 becomes the most expensive condo ever sold in New York City

Two-story penthouse at One57 becomes the most expensive condo ever…

The 10,923-square-foot condo is housed in the luxurious mixed-used building on West 57th between Sixth and Seventh avenues. At 1,000-feet-tall, One57 is currently the tallest…

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Beijing's hazardous air is so bad, it's off the charts

Beijing's hazardous air is so bad, it's off the charts

Despite taking steps to limit carbon output, Beijing’s toxic air is still breaking records. In fact, Beijing’s air is so bad that last Thursday, it was literally off the charts.…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Why urban forests are essential to successful cities

INFOGRAPHIC: Why urban forests are essential to successful cities

It’s no secret that the world’s most beautiful urban spaces are almost always lined with trees. However, urban forests offers far more than just beautification benefits—trees do…

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Harry Potter fans succeed in push for fair trade chocolate treats

Harry Potter fans succeed in push for fair trade chocolate treats

Some of the world’s biggest Harry Potter fans have gathered together for a sweet reason- ethically sourced chocolate. The Harry Potter Alliance, an actual group of Hogwarts…

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What would NYC's 42nd Street look like as a pedestrian haven with a light rail system?

What would NYC's 42nd Street look like as a pedestrian haven with a…

Ateliergeorges Studio's design, From Infrastructure to Urban Renewal, focuses on connecting the city's existing transportation systems into a new urban transit hub while simultaneously…

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Despite falling oil prices, renewables still cost less

Despite falling oil prices, renewables still cost less

Despite falling oil prices, a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows that renewable energy is highly competitive with fossil fuels. But solar power…

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What’s your brilliant idea to improve the world? Submit it to the INDEX: Award contest for a chance to win €500,000!

What’s your brilliant idea to improve the world? Submit it to the…

Do you have a brilliant idea that could change the world for the better? If so, submit your life-improving designs to the 2015 INDEX: Award competition for a chance to win €500,000…

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Watch a little polar bear cub experience snow for the first time

Watch a little polar bear cub experience snow for the first time

Apparently it's not just human kids who react adorably the first time they play in the snow. Although polar bears live in icy environs, their young are born in relatively warm dens and…

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Charles Wright's self-sufficient Alkira House in Northern Australia on sale for $15 million

Charles Wright's self-sufficient Alkira House in Northern Australia on…

The Alkira Resort House shocked the design world when it emerged like a spacecraft from the World Heritage rainforests of Queensland, Australia, in 2012. After serving as an…

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Architecture for Humanity headquarters shuts down

Architecture for Humanity headquarters shuts down

Architecture for Humanity, the international nonprofit that addresses global humanitarian problems with sustainable architectural solutions, recently shut down its San Francisco…

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6 designs that could save your life

6 designs that could save your life

Inhabitat readers know that good design can save the world - but did you know design could also save your life? Engineers, designers, and hackers around the world are harnessing…

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Óbidos Technological Park's floating architecture frames the Portuguese landscape

Óbidos Technological Park's floating architecture frames the…

The project aims to increase the presence of green surfaces. This attitude informed the overall shape of the buildings, which creates a large piazza in the middle of a countryside. The…

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Need a home? Now you can 3D print one—out of mud

Need a home? Now you can 3D print one—out of mud

Inspired by the mud dauber, a little wasp which builds its home with mud, Massimo Moretti later learned of bio-architecture and started to work to put the two together. Concerned about…

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NASA images reveal just how much climate change is transforming the planet

NASA images reveal just how much climate change is transforming the…

    The lawsuit argues that Harvard, by investing in companies that contribute to climate change, is going against its charter, which speaks of working…

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NASA and NOAA confirm 2014 was the hottest year ever recorded

NASA and NOAA confirm 2014 was the hottest year ever recorded

pic In a startling announcement, NASA and NOAA researchers reported that 2014 was the hottest year ever, beating the previous high temperature records by 0.07F (0.04C). Last year…

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Germany more than doubled its wind power capacity in 2014

Germany more than doubled its wind power capacity in 2014

In 2014, Germany’s capacity for wind power generation jumped to more than double the previous year’s figures. The work of 543 offshore wind turbines establish Germany’s offshore…

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Energy-efficient Queenscliff House overlooks breathtaking ocean views in Sydney

Energy-efficient Queenscliff House overlooks breathtaking ocean views…

Closely sandwiched between neighboring buildings on the east and west sides, the Queenscliff House uses large fin walls to provide privacy for the upper level bedroom wing. The…

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Amazing 5-foot-long Boeing 777 replica is made from over 2,000 hand-made pieces of manila folders

Amazing 5-foot-long Boeing 777 replica is made from over 2,000…

Luka found the inspiration for the project during a high school art architecture class in 2008. He acquired the schematic designs of an Air India 777-3000ER and began building the…

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Study shows mass die-offs of birds, fish and marine invertebrates increasing

Study shows mass die-offs of birds, fish and marine invertebrates…

A new analysis of 727 mass die-offs of 2,500 animal species in the last 70 years has found a marked increase in deaths among birds, fish and marine invertebrates—and decreasing deaths…

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BP fine for Gulf of Mexico oil spill capped at $13.7 billion

BP fine for Gulf of Mexico oil spill capped at $13.7 billion

A federal judge determined this week that BP will face a maximum fine of $13.7 billion for its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. This penalty is several billion dollars less than…

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INFOGRAPHIC: The 7 best treehouses on Earth

INFOGRAPHIC: The 7 best treehouses on Earth

Treehouses appeal to the child in all of us, but some of them go far above and beyond the simple structures of our youth. These seven treehouses, brought to you by Heiton Buckley and…

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Innovative energy solutions bring light and warmth to a remote Thai village

Innovative energy solutions bring light and warmth to a remote Thai…

Solar power and biogas solutions are helping residents of a remote Thai village to create their own grid. Those who live in Pa Deng in Kaeng Krachan, Phetchaburi, have homes that seem…

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PETITION: Free Ricky the bear from her inhumane cage at an ice cream shop

PETITION: Free Ricky the bear from her inhumane cage at an ice cream…

Ricky is an 18-year-old bear who has spent her entire life inside a concrete-floored cage at Jim Mack’s Ice Cream Parlor in York, PA. The Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) has filed a…

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Aviator's Villa Built From Salvaged Airplane Parts Simulates Life in the Clouds

Aviator's Villa Built From Salvaged Airplane Parts Simulates Life in…

Open to grand views on three sides, "Villa for an Aviator" comprises raised and stacked vertical volumes that mimic the motion of an ascending plane. Rather than keep a plane's…

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Herbal Cold Care: DIY Throat Drops and Cough Syrup

Herbal Cold Care: DIY Throat Drops and Cough Syrup

If you have any interaction with the public at all, you've probably noticed that there are a lot of sickly people out there right now. Half my Facebook feed consists of folks who are…

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Google seeks automakers' help to get autonomous cars on the road

Google seeks automakers' help to get autonomous cars on the road

Google recently announced that functional prototypes of its self-driving car are now ready for real-world testing and now Google is reportedly reaching out to suppliers that will help…

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Enter to win a ZumZum kid's balance bike worth $249!

Enter to win a ZumZum kid's balance bike worth $249!

Know a cool kid that needs a cool bike? Inhabitots is now offering up a brand new balance bike to one lucky giveaway winner! The ZumZum is the coolest new balance bike on the…

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Tommaso Guerra unveils whimsical interior for cat cafe in Rome

Tommaso Guerra unveils whimsical interior for cat cafe in Rome

Romeow Cat Bistrot concept comes from Japanese Neko Cafè and European Cat Cafè, and arrives in Rome becoming something more: a bistro, with sophisticated vegan and raw cuisine and…

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Giant "Balloon Swing" could bring your childhood dreams to Long Island…

If chosen for the event, Lockhart-Krause's balloon swing would be located in a small clearing in the park adjacent to the East River in Long Island City. According to the architect, it…

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BKSK Architects' LEED Gold-Seeking Complex Boasts Modern Amenities and Green Space in the East Village

BKSK Architects' LEED Gold-Seeking Complex Boasts Modern Amenities and…

New York-based BKSK Architects is aiming high with their latest project, The Jefferson. The 115,000-square-foot, multi-family complex located on the East Village site of a former…

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Alarming research shows sea levels are rising 25 percent faster than we thought

Alarming research shows sea levels are rising 25 percent faster than…

A new study indicates that sea levels are rising 25% faster than previously thought. The Harvard-led research reevaluated measurements from 600 tidal gauges across the globe to…

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Sweden’s greenest City Hall is topped by solar panels and a green roof in Lund

Sweden’s greenest City Hall is topped by solar panels and a green…

Equipped with solar panels and earth water cooling, Lund City Hall only uses a fraction of the energy normally consumed by typical government buildings. Its dynamic, W-shaped facade was…

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VIDEO: How to Save Money and Energy With a Programmable Thermostat

VIDEO: How to Save Money and Energy With a Programmable Thermostat

If your wallet is already feeling the pinch from your monthly energy bill as we head into the colder months, you'll be happy to know that you can keep those expenses down using a simple…

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Elon Musk announces plans to build a supersonic Hyperloop test track

Elon Musk announces plans to build a supersonic Hyperloop test track

As promised, billionaire inventor Elon Musk has revealed plans for his Hyperloop test track. Musk announced the news on Twitter, as is his habit, saying that the test track will “most…

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HWKN unveils verdant 100,000-sq.-ft. YOTEL hotel in Brooklyn

HWKN unveils verdant 100,000-sq.-ft. YOTEL hotel in Brooklyn

HWKN's Matthias Hollwich, Brad Engelsman, Jerry Figurski, Fan Zhang, Brandon Conde and Andrew McBride designed the inventive structure in collaboration with YOTEL and Synapse…

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Pope Francis announces that climate change is mostly man's fault

Pope Francis announces that climate change is mostly man's fault

Pope Francis made his clearest—and likely most divisive—statement on the environment Thursday, when he announced that man is primarily responsible for climate change. Speaking to…

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Plant Power: Dutch company harvests electricity from living plants to power streetlights, Wi-Fi, and cell phones

Plant Power: Dutch company harvests electricity from living plants to…

A Dutch company harnesses electricity from living plants, and then uses it to power cell phone chargers, Wi-Fi hotspots, and now over 300 LED streetlights in two sites in the…

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Could super-insulated clothes eliminate need for indoor heat?

Could super-insulated clothes eliminate need for indoor heat?

When you complained about the cold as a kid, Dad used to say, "Put on a sweater." He might have be onto something. A research team at Stanford University has been working on textiles…

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Amazing Replica of Harry Potter's Hogwarts School of Wizardry Made from 400,000 LEGO Bricks

Amazing Replica of Harry Potter's Hogwarts School of Wizardry Made…

The project features architecturally accurate recreations of the Harry Potter sets such as the Great Hall, the Quidditch Courtyard, the Defense Against the Dark Arts classroom and the…

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DIY: How to build a sweet set of cabinets from disused shipping pallets

DIY: How to build a sweet set of cabinets from disused shipping…

Handy with a table saw and a hammer? If you're looking for a new furniture project to take on, then check out the latest tutorial from avid DIY builder and passionate recycler James…

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