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Catholics from the Phillippines could raise 10 million signatures for Pope’s climate petition

Catholics from the Phillippines could raise 10 million signatures for Pope’s climate petition

The Philippines is the world’s third largest Catholic country and the largest in Asia, and it’s also been the site of numerous natural disasters in recent years. Church leaders there are on board with

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Footloose German kid builds an inspiring brick dome home for an orphanage in Kenya

Footloose German kid builds an inspiring brick dome home for an orphanage in Kenya

When Torsten Kremer met Mama Dolfine, she had lost a 14 and 27-year-old son in one year, sank into a pit of despair, and then climbed out and built heaven--in the form of a new orphanage. After living

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Insane Skysphere is a solar-powered man cave with voice-activated electronics

Insane Skysphere is a solar-powered man cave with voice-activated electronics

Jono Williams has built the world's most coveted man cave. After shooting the breeze one night with his mate Grant Ramsay, a mechatronics engineer, the Australian inventor committed to building the

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Skoda unveils a seat belt to keep your dog safe on the road

Skoda unveils a seat belt to keep your dog safe on the road

Most of us wouldn't think twice about buckling up ourselves or our kids, but in a survey by AAA, only 16 percent of dog owners were found to use a restraint to keep their pup—and themselves—safe on

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Bird-friendly Invisible Barn camouflages itself against trees

Bird-friendly Invisible Barn camouflages itself against trees

You've may have seen montages of this structure that camouflages itself against a forest, but the designers at New York-based studio stpmj have now built the actual building which looks as impressive as

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Scientists develop functioning computer chips made out of wood

Scientists develop functioning computer chips made out of wood

We love technology and even those of us who don't love it, probably still use it to some degree. Even some of our common appliances like TV's, some refrigerators, microwaves, watches and other items use

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Adam Knibb’s twin wooden homes seem to hover above the ground

Adam Knibb’s twin wooden homes seem to hover above the ground

The twin wooden cedar homes have narrow facades topped by thin gable roofs, and sit away from the street like the surrounded houses. As well as matching the area's style, they needed to avoid looking

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Too much kale could actually be bad for you

Too much kale could actually be bad for you

Kale. It's what's good for you. Or is it? Kale may be all the rage from hipster smoothie bars to crunchy mama play groups, but really, eating so much kale might not be that great a thing. According to

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Designers breathe fresh air into this Garden House in the German countryside

Designers breathe fresh air into this Garden House in the German countryside

The Garden House utilizes an existing boundary wall on the property, turning what may have been a drab space into one that invites tranquility and quiet appreciation of the area. Atop these timeworn stone

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Super skinny 1.8-meter-wide house slots into a narrow Tokyo lot

Super skinny 1.8-meter-wide house slots into a narrow Tokyo lot

Could you live in a house that’s just 1.8 meters (about 6 feet) wide? You might not have much choice in land-scarce Tokyo. Luckily, YUUA Architects and Associates have set an excellent example of

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A massive London church is transformed into an extraordinary luxury home

A massive London church is transformed into an extraordinary luxury home

Building renovations are about taking an old structure and making it new again, either by returning it to its original glory or by instilling new life in aging architecture. This jaw-dropping renovation

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FoPo wants to end hunger by turning near-expired produce into nutrition-packed powder

FoPo wants to end hunger by turning near-expired produce into nutrition-packed powder

According to the United Nations, around 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted each year, a figure which includes 40 percent of all fruit that is produced. And the reason for the waste of this fruit? It's

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Gorgeous modern Kew House is clad in prefab weathering steel

Gorgeous modern Kew House is clad in prefab weathering steel

Kew House’s successful design is due in part to the collaborative architect-client relationship. The client, who is a structural engineer and boat-restorer, took a hands-on approach to specifying

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Belgium’s largest passive office building breaks ground in Brussels

Belgium’s largest passive office building breaks ground in Brussels

The Herman Teirlinch mixed-use building will be constructed on one of the city’s last large-scale development locations at Thurn and Taxis, an area easily accessible by public transportation and

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Bolivia’s charming Wiracocha offers pilgrims a thatched adobe refuge

Bolivia’s charming Wiracocha offers pilgrims a thatched adobe refuge

We found out about Wiracocha because its owner, Alfonso Choque Tricona, was also the captain of the boat that took us from Copacabana right across to the island. But instead of sailing, he spent most of

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Solar-powered Gingko tree charges smart phones in 2 hours

Solar-powered Gingko tree charges smart phones in 2 hours

Smart phones and tablets are now an intrinsic part of daily life, so we may as well charge them up in style. The solar-powered Ginkgo tree by XD Design allows you to do just that. Fitted with an extra

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Live off the grid and rent-free in the charming Wohnwagon mobile caravan

Live off the grid and rent-free in the charming Wohnwagon mobile caravan

The green roof helps insulate the home during the winter and cool it during the summer months. Triple-glazed windows punctuate the larch shell, bringing in natural light and framing views. Solar

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Myrtle Cottage Garden Studio is a cozy workspace that doubles as a secluded spot for deer-watching

Myrtle Cottage Garden Studio is a cozy workspace that doubles as a secluded spot for deer-watching

Bath-based architecture firm Stonewood Design created this small green-roofed studio as a secluded workspace and spot for deer-watching. Built using locally sourced stone and patinated copper, the

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Bright and bold QUO shipping container mall springs up in Buenos Aires

Bright and bold QUO shipping container mall springs up in Buenos Aires

QUO Container Center is a bold and bright idea by architect Cecilia Bertezzolo, founder of BZZ Arquitectura, and built by EcoSan.  It is situated in a leafy up and coming small town, and hour and a half

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Modern open-plan home in Jackson Hole reduces construction waste with six prefab units

Modern open-plan home in Jackson Hole reduces construction waste with six prefab units

Chris Pardo Design: Elemental Architecture teamed up with Method Homes to make a sprawling prefab home in breathtaking Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Set in the footprint of the property’s former home, the

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Passive solar beach house is a contemporary take on the Australian beach shack

Passive solar beach house is a contemporary take on the Australian beach shack

The sculptural Northern Rivers Beach House reinterprets traditional building materials, including corrugated metal, fibre-cement sheeting, and timber. Vertical steel cladding wraps around much of the

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Ergonomically-Correct ‘Wellbeing Toilet’ Helps You Poop the Right Way

Ergonomically-Correct ‘Wellbeing Toilet’ Helps You Poop the Right Way

The toilet, ubiquitous as it is, hasn't changed much in design or function since indoor plumbing became a thing. In honor of World Toilet Day, plumbing and drain specialists Dyno-Rod decided to change

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Gorgeous Passive House renovation in New York wins the ‘Oscars of existing buildings’

Gorgeous Passive House renovation in New York wins the ‘Oscars of existing buildings’

The terraced energy-efficient residence in the Village of Mamaroneck in Westchester County, New York, is a retrofit and extension of an existing house built in 1963. New York-based Benzing Architects

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Fairphone’s Amsterdam offices built inside an old warehouse using reclaimed materials

Fairphone’s Amsterdam offices built inside an old warehouse using reclaimed materials

Amsterdam-based firms Melinda Delst Interior Design and Studio Modderman designed the new headquarters for smartphone manufacturer Fairphone as a space which reflects the company's focus on ethically

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These pop-up modular pods can add a garden studio or off-grid escape just about anywhere

These pop-up modular pods can add a garden studio or off-grid escape just about anywhere

British company Pod Space’s prefab pop up pods add garden offices and studio escapes just about anywhere. The sustainable pods are completely customizable, allowing clients to create an eco-space for an

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MAD Architects unveil green-walled garden homes for Beverly Hills

MAD Architects unveil green-walled garden homes for Beverly Hills

MAD Architects unveiled their first residential project in Beverly Hills that looks like a green urban hillside. Topped with clustered glass villas, 8600 Wilshire includes 18 residential units and

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Urban beekeeping is safer thanks to Francesco Faccin’s sweet Honey Factory

Urban beekeeping is safer thanks to Francesco Faccin’s sweet Honey Factory

In an effort to preserve the ancient art of beekeeping, and safely bring it to a new, young audience, industrial designer Francesco Faccin has created the Honey Factory. The metal and wood parallelogram

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Exquisite copper-plated Ecumenical Art Chapel ages with the trees in Finland

Exquisite copper-plated Ecumenical Art Chapel ages with the trees in Finland

The 300 square foot structure is striking without even stepping foot aside. The tall, pointed outer walls are plated with copper. It is no misstep that the siding chosen is one that will weather and turn

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Norwegian students build a contemporary wooden sauna on the sea

Norwegian students build a contemporary wooden sauna on the sea

The student project gets its name from its ribbon-like design that looks like three connected wooden bands individually rising to form three gabled shapes on one end, and stepping down towards the water

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Stefaan De Croock transforms discarded wooden doors and panels into giant murals

Stefaan De Croock transforms discarded wooden doors and panels into giant murals

Belgian painter and sculptor Stefaan De Croock makes fantastic artwork using reclaimed wooden panels, doors and furniture. He uses the material to create giant geometric faces on the sides of buildings

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