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Electric “BamBoo” Concept Car Evokes Endless Green Summer

Electric “BamBoo” Concept Car Evokes Endless Green Summer

Though only the interior of this car is actually constructed from its namesake material, the new BamBoo concept car from Rinspeed is the perfect summer getaway car -- that is, if you're escaping stress

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Bamboo Bridge School Wins a 2010 Aga Khan Award

Bamboo Bridge School Wins a 2010 Aga Khan Award

Li Xiaodong was asked to design a small school for the village of Xiashi in the Fujian Province, and he had the idea to combine the school with a pedestrian bridge that connected two historic toulou

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Stylish Lounger Woven from Rings of Bamboo

Stylish Lounger Woven from Rings of Bamboo

This Bamboo Lounger by London-based design firm Objekt Incorporated showcases the potential for using bamboo in its unprocessed state. Rings of the fast-growing material were woven together to create a

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Bamboo and Paper Pendant Lamp Tells a “Story of Life”

Bamboo and Paper Pendant Lamp Tells a “Story of Life”

Victor Vetterlein recently unveiled a new pendant lamp that showcases biodegradable materials and eco-friendly construction techniques. Dubbed "Study of Life", the lamp consists of two concentric forms

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Indonesian Bamboo Restaurant Is a Striking Open-Air Design

Indonesian Bamboo Restaurant Is a Striking Open-Air Design

This extraordinary Japanese noodle restaurant located in Jakarta, Indonesia needed to be disassembled easily, so design firm DSA+s made the bold decision to build it entirely out of bamboo. The result is

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K2′s Bamboo Snowboard Is Guaranteed Unbreakable

K2′s Bamboo Snowboard Is Guaranteed Unbreakable

Bamboo is one of the strongest building materials out there, so it’s no surprise that K2 is using it as the prime material for their brand new “Bambooyah” snowboard. Featuring a design

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Cyclists Ride Their Bamboo Bikes 30,000 km for Water Awareness

Cyclists Ride Their Bamboo Bikes 30,000 km for Water Awareness

Two Dutch friends are trying to bring attention to the global water crisis by cycling 30,000 km down the Americas on bicycles. On July 4, 2010, Joost Notenboom and Michiel Roodenburg, began their 18-month

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Sustainable Bamboo Pavilion for Communal Living

Sustainable Bamboo Pavilion for Communal Living

As bamboo is easily sourced around the Indian Ocean Rim, this renewable and inexpensive material is perfect for those in need of shelter. Bamboo's super strong and light physical characteristics also made

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Alex Whitney’s Pennyfields Chair Made from Bamboo and Steel

Alex Whitney’s Pennyfields Chair Made from Bamboo and Steel

Combining the eco-friendly benefits of fast growing bamboo and refurbishable steel with the nostalgia-evoking shape of an elementary school seat, Alex Whitney’s ‘Pennyfields’ chair is a simple,

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Dutch Designer Gives His Country’s Windmills Bamboo Wings

Dutch Designer Gives His Country’s Windmills Bamboo Wings

Dutch designer Gijsbert Koren has given his country's famed windmills an even more sustainable edge by outfitting them with these fab new bamboo blades. Each blade has been constructed from two layers of

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Bamboo Bottle: A Reusable Bottle Made From Bamboo and Glass

Bamboo Bottle: A Reusable Bottle Made From Bamboo and Glass

With all the talk about BPA, phthalates, and other hinky chemicals that could potentially leach into our food and drink, it's no wonder that we're turning a gimlet eye to anything that passes through our

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Indian Students Make Bamboo Bus Stop

Indian Students Make Bamboo Bus Stop

Some ambitious students at the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, India have constructed this bamboo bus stop for commuters. The structure is intended to demonstrate the structural efficiency of

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Karvt Introduces the First Bamboo iPhone 4 Skin

Karvt Introduces the First Bamboo iPhone 4 Skin

The iPhone is a sleek piece of minimalist design, and this beautiful piece of modern technology shouldn't be spoiled by an ostentatious skin made from earth-unfriendly silicones and plastics. If you've

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Beautiful Bamboosero Bikes are Sustainably Crafted in Ghana

Beautiful Bamboosero Bikes are Sustainably Crafted in Ghana

Fans of cycling were aglow this month after watching the Tour de France peloton glide through the alps. We're also excited about bicycles here at Inhabitat, because we just heard about these beautiful

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Bambike Project: Bamboo Cycles Handmade in the Philippines

Bambike Project: Bamboo Cycles Handmade in the Philippines

Photo credit: bambike.com The Bambike Project is a socio-ecological enterprise that hand-makes bamboo bicycles with fair-trade labor in the Philippines. The company, spearheaded by Bryan McClelland, is

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Stunning Bamboo Forest Continues to Grow Atop Met Museum

Stunning Bamboo Forest Continues to Grow Atop Met Museum

This summer the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art sprouted an incredible bamboo jungle as artists Doug and Mike Starn erected their “Big Bambú: You Can’t, You Don’t and You Won’t Stop”

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The Lamboo Solar Studio is a Curvy Eco Home Built from Bamboo

The Lamboo Solar Studio is a Curvy Eco Home Built from Bamboo

The Lamboo Studio Project is a small solar powered studio that uses a radical S-shaped roof system to help keep the home cool in the summer and warm in the winter - all made possible by bamboo grass.

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Lumboo: Dimensional Lumber Made from Bamboo

Lumboo: Dimensional Lumber Made from Bamboo

Green designers are well aware that bamboo is a rapidly-renewable resource whose production has less of an environmental impact than the production of other wood products. Bamboo flooring is well-trod

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Just in Time for the iPhone 4G Release, A Bamboo iPhone Case!

Just in Time for the iPhone 4G Release, A Bamboo iPhone Case!

Were you one of those iPhone 4 crazed, sleepy-eyed people in line at the Apple store this morning? Well if you were, we've got the greenest accessory for your shiny new gadget -- a bamboo iPhone case!

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Bamboo DODOcase Shields Your iPad in Classic Notebook Cache

Bamboo DODOcase Shields Your iPad in Classic Notebook Cache

As the iPad revolution starts to pick up steam, companies are hopping on the bandwagon with a bevy of cases and accessories -- but few as elegant as the DODOcase. Drawing inspiration from the moleskin

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The Green School Showcases Bamboo Construction in Indonesia

The Green School Showcases Bamboo Construction in Indonesia

The Green School was established side-by-side with the non-profit Meranggi Foundation, which develops bamboo plantations by presenting seedlings to local rice farmers. The project also harnessed the

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Son Builds Mom a Bamboo House with a Moon View in Costa Rica

Son Builds Mom a Bamboo House with a Moon View in Costa Rica

What do you give the woman who brought you into this world and raised you? For architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe, the answer was a beautiful bamboo retreat in Costa Rica. Some years ago, his mom stole away

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Beautiful Bamboo Living Houses Take Two Days to Build

Beautiful Bamboo Living Houses Take Two Days to Build

Our fascination with prefab buildings knows no bounds -- but add bamboo to the mix and you've really got our attention. These two beautiful houses in Hawaii were recently built using bamboo as the main

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Lexon Rolls Out Eco Office Supplies Made from Bamboo

Lexon Rolls Out Eco Office Supplies Made from Bamboo

For all of you who get giddy over purchasing new office supplies, we’ve found the perfect eco-friendly line that’s about to top your desk - and your design loving hearts - off with joy! Powered by the

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Shanghai Expo: Bamboo German-Chinese House Glows Like a Lantern

Shanghai Expo: Bamboo German-Chinese House Glows Like a Lantern

Seen over at Arch Daily this morning, Germany and China's captivating German-Chinese House for the Shanghai World expo is a study in bamboo. The two story art building is the only pavilion in the Expo to

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The Roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Sprouts a Bamboo Forest

The Roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Sprouts a Bamboo Forest

Photo credit: Mike & Doug Starn on Metropolitan Museum of Art Flickr The New York Times tells us that the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is currently bursting forth with a beautiful new

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Beautiful Box-Frame Chairs Made from Bamboo

Beautiful Box-Frame Chairs Made from Bamboo

Designer Jeff Dah-Yue Shi has taken moso bamboo and turned it into a modern chair that thoughtfully makes reference to Chinese literature and philosophy. While a neat geometric box design is depicted when

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Beautiful Bamboo Flow Lights are Powered by the Wind!

Beautiful Bamboo Flow Lights are Powered by the Wind!

How do you create effective lighting when there’s no way to get to the grid? Leave it to a couple of ingenious designers to come up with a beautiful and self-sufficient bamboo lighting system! Designed

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Urban Biofilter Project Plants Bamboo Forests to Clean up Brownfields

Urban Biofilter Project Plants Bamboo Forests to Clean up Brownfields

Bamboo forests are beautiful things -- especially when they are cleaning urban air, soil, and water AND shielding communities from industry and heavily trafficked areas. Urban Biofilter creates bamboo

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Bamboo Glasses Mix Modern Style with the Ming Dynasty

Bamboo Glasses Mix Modern Style with the Ming Dynasty

Designer Chen Chun-Hao and artist Huang To-En have come up with a great application for one of the most renewable resources around – bamboo! In a series created for the Yii Collection, these lightweight

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