Image © Shutterstock After a prolonged debate over the Congressional budget and the effective date of the new healthcare law, Democrats and Republicans have failed to reach an agreement on
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British designer Jess Shaw enjoys making imaginative, emotional lighting from all sorts of unusual materials. On past designs she has included goose and cock feathers, wire and rubber, in addition to a
In celebration of Archtober happening this month in NYC, the Ford Motor Company and the American Institute of Architects New York (AIANY) chapter are teaming up to bring us a brand new panel discussion
In my last column for The Biomimicry Manual, I mentioned the way the sea snake keeps herself clean of barnacles and algae by shedding her skin. Keeping surfaces clean is a huge challenge and a big
The Biomimicry Manual: What can We Learn About Resilience, Weight Loss, and Kidney Disease from the Grizzly Bear?
I'm off to the wilds of Montana this week, doing some in-person, up-close biomimicry research, and I've got my fingers crossed I'll see a grizzly bear. But you know, over there, not over here. With five
Let's say you decided to live in the ocean. Can you imagine the challenges you would face? Lot's of land animals have done exactly that, though the transition from land to sea happens gradually through
An architectural replica of the iconic United Nations Headquarters building in New York City is the latest addition to the LEGO Architecture kit. On Friday UN secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon placed the
The Astley Castle, in its present form, fits perfectly into Central England’s landscape of moated manors, medieval gateways, misty lakes and gardens. Its ruin-like façade conceals a contemporary
In an ironic turn of events, the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum received a "Climate Hero Award" from California Senator Barbara Boxer on Monday. While the architects who designed facility
MoMA’s Bulb Flashlight has a built-in rechargeable battery that allows it to double as a regular bulb and an emergency flashlight. The $45 LED bulb is recharged while used as a lamp. It screws into a
To understand the world's changing climate, scientists often look to tree cores and ice samples. For a record of ocean pollutants, researchers are beginning to turn to whale ear wax. Since whales are
It's a scientific fact that there's nothing cuter than a baby sloth in a bucket. But even if Facebook 'likes' turn out not to correlate with biological fitness, sloths are a runaway success by any
The Panoramarestaurant Karren extends the already popular dining room and cable car facility at the visitor center at the top of the mountain. In order to avoid obscuring the views from existing
The idea of introducing spontaneity into the process of building resulted in a structure that looks a bit like a garden folly. With help from their clients, the architects collected windows from
[PHOTOS] Controversial SPURA plan for NYC’s Lower East Side Revealed: SHoP Architects Designed Andy Warhol Museum!
Inhabitat has called Manhattan's Lower East Side home for close to a decade now, so we've been following SPURA, the project to redevelop a massive parcel of land in the neighborhood, quite closely.
The location of the Wind Portal marks the transition point from the old part of the museum into the museum's new extension, the Daylit Gallery, which currently showcases fragments of the city during the
Foldes Architects distilled the shape and spirit of the volcano into an abstracted architectural volume that subtly refers to its inspiration through a subdued color and materials palette. “Instead of
Due to the relocation of the existing Royal Adelaide Hospital, the South Australian government called for an international competition to take a fresh look at how the existing hospital site could be used.
The Biomimicry Manual: What can the Honeybee Teach Designers About Insulation, Elasticity and Flight?
What exactly is biomimicry? I think of it as a way of unlocking a whole world of super-powers for humanity. It is literally the next stage of human evolution. Leonardo DaVinci himself said, "Those who are
Reprogramming the City is an exhibit hosted by the Boston Society of Architects, displaying more than 20 ideas of innovative uses of existing city infrastructure, such as lamp posts which can become
Aitken designed the nomadic, site-specific art project in response to funding cuts faced by cultural programs and the arts across the nation. From September 6 to September 28, 2013, the train will travel
Nepal Children’s Art Museum (NCAM) will be the first of its kind; a creative space where children can learn, play, create and just be children. The project was developed by Blindmanche Studios as a
During the design process, Tengbom Architects collaborated with the students at the University of Lund to carefully tailor the new flat to student preferences. Each unit features a comfortable sleeping
The frigate bird is a powerful and aggressive seabird, with a deserved reputation as the pirate of the high seas. One of world's fastest birds, he swoops and soars up to 100 miles an hour, spending up to
With a comically tiny mouth and a blunt cauliflower tail, the ocean sunfish is little more than a swimming head. Which is, in fact, its name in German. Grotesquely oversized, these monsters appear to loll
Humpback whale image from Shutterstock Whales are some of the most extreme creatures on Earth. The 115 foot, 150 foot ton Blue Whale, for instance, is the largest animal that ever lived. These
Sebastião Salgado's exhibition of breathtakingly poetic images at London's Natural History Museum is a must see for both environmentalists and fine art photography lovers. The exhibit is comprised of
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