Super dad makes Star Wars Speeder Bike Rocker for his little Leia

Super dad makes Star Wars Speeder Bike Rocker for his little Leia

Most of the Star Wars fans I know go crazy when they hear about any kind of DIY involving something from the films. I guess it's a fun way to bring part of an iconic movie to life, and…

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Olson Kundig-designed lush public park hides on the ninth floor of a department store

Olson Kundig-designed lush public park hides on the ninth floor of a…

Passing by a twelve story department store in Uijeongbu, South Korea, one wouldn't imagine that atop the ninth floor sits a surprising 20,000-square-foot park! Architecture firm Olson…

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6 Monstrous Sculptures Made From Recycled Vehicles

6 Monstrous Sculptures Made From Recycled Vehicles

Wing Wah's Incredible Metal Transformers Robots A work by Chinese artist Wing Wah, these huge, incredible robots are built from all sorts of scrap metal coming from the automotive…

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Revolutionary new solar windows could generate 50 times more power than conventional photovoltaics

Revolutionary new solar windows could generate 50 times more power…

We’ve seen several transparent solar cell concepts on Inhabitat, but perhaps none with such ambitious claims as those made by SolarWindow Technologies. In a webinar today, the…

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Tom Cridland unveils a £25 t-shirt guaranteed to last 30 years

Tom Cridland unveils a £25 t-shirt guaranteed to last 30 years

Would you spend £25 ($39) on a t-shirt that’s guaranteed to last until 2045? British designer Tom Cridland’s 30-year t-shirt Indiegogo campaign promises just that. Cridland, who…

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New carbon nanofiber process could reduce atmospheric C02 to pre-industrial levels in just a decade

New carbon nanofiber process could reduce atmospheric C02 to…

youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQBlpENiFzo Scientists now believe they could make carbon nanofibers using carbon dioxide drawn from the atmosphere – a double-whammy…

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This jaw-dropping luxury resort is 100% solar-powered

This jaw-dropping luxury resort is 100% solar-powered

The world's first 5-star resort to be completely powered by solar proves that luxury does not have to be sacrificed in the name of sustainability. Finolhu Villas, a jaw-dropping…

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UPDATED: Costa Rica wants to close its zoos and free all captive animals

UPDATED: Costa Rica wants to close its zoos and free all captive…

Image via Shutterstock Costa Rica just announced that it will become the first country in the world to close down its zoos and free all captive animals. The small tropical nation is…

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Stunning Finnish Micro-Cabin Built For Just $10,500!

Stunning Finnish Micro-Cabin Built For Just $10,500!

Measuring in at just 96 sq. ft., the space is a cozy home with a loft big enough for a bedroom and storage for Falck's clothes. The lounge and living area on the bottom floor offers a…

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Los Angeles unleashes millions of plastic balls into reservoirs to fight drought

Los Angeles unleashes millions of plastic balls into reservoirs to…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqhF2JpZBVs While Los Angeles may appear to be turning its reservoirs into giant versions of childhood ball pits with the addition of 80-90 million…

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Study Suggests That Men Are Unwilling To Go Vegetarian Because It's Not

Study Suggests That Men Are Unwilling To Go Vegetarian Because It's…

A new study published in the Journal of Consumer Research suggests that decades of marketing have left many men unwilling to make the switch to a vegetarian diet because it is not…

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Design Puerto Rico’s new cruise terminal in ARCHmedium’s student competition for a shot at €3,500

Design Puerto Rico’s new cruise terminal in ARCHmedium’s student…

Calling all architecture students and young graduates—ARCHmedium has launched a new architectural competition and is offering €3,500 in cash prizes to the top three winners.…

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Washington state wildfires rage on, leaving 3 firefighters dead, 4 injured

Washington state wildfires rage on, leaving 3 firefighters dead, 4…

Wildfires continue to rage in Washington State this week, as two towns are evacuated in the eastern part of the state due to direct threat from the fires. Governor Jay Inslee announced…

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Which countries are doing their part to stop Colony Collapse Disorder

Which countries are doing their part to stop Colony Collapse Disorder

Pollinators are the lifeblood of ecosystems everywhere. They help plants reproduce, increase biodiversity, facilitate the dispersal of species into new regions, maintain genetic…

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July was the hottest month in recorded history

July was the hottest month in recorded history

Last month was the hottest month, ever; not in California or even all of America, but in the whole recorded weather history of the planet. Phys.org reports that the first seven months…

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Will you be at Citi Bike's first-ever bike-in movie night?

Will you be at Citi Bike's first-ever bike-in movie night?

In Williamsburg next week, a bikesplosion will be celebrated. Within the last two days, Citi Bike has installed 15 new stations in the neighborhood and on Tuesday, August 25, Brooklyn…

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New study confirms global warming is making California's drought worse

New study confirms global warming is making California's drought worse

Climate scientists have been keeping a close eye on the years-long drought plaguing California, looking for clues that might suggest how to cope with or even reverse the drought…

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Islamic leaders urge Muslims around the world to slash GHG emissions

Islamic leaders urge Muslims around the world to slash GHG emissions

Following an international symposium, Islamic leaders are calling on the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims to work toward cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and adopt a 100 percent…

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Solar-powered Suite GO prefab was constructed in just 10 weeks

Solar-powered Suite GO prefab was constructed in just 10 weeks

Barcelona-based NOEM architecture studio designed and built a modern solar-powered timber home that took just a day-and-a-half to pop up on-site. Named Studio GO, the beautiful prefab…

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The all-new 2016 Toyota Prius will debut on September 8

The all-new 2016 Toyota Prius will debut on September 8

It’s hard to believe that the current Toyota Prius has been on the market for almost seven years, but an all-new Prius is just around the corner. Toyota has confirmed that the…

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Exquisite blown-glass trumpets are inspired by the changing seasons

Exquisite blown-glass trumpets are inspired by the changing seasons

Rahmil is best known for his glass dab masks, however, has expanded his portfolio to include antiques, a trumpet series, and other works that have been exhibited across the country.…

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Innovative geothermal office nabs Germany's highest environmental certification

Innovative geothermal office nabs Germany's highest environmental…

This elegant office building which replaced a derelict post-war lodge in Stuttgart is one of the stellar examples of sustainable office design in Germany. The building, designed by…

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American hunter deletes Twitter posts showing his young sons with the lions they killed

American hunter deletes Twitter posts showing his young sons with the…

Just when we all thought we were about as sick of trophy killing as we could possibly be, an Indiana father proves us wrong. In now-deleted Twitter posts published last July, Allen…

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This LEGO-like modular skyscraper is made up of customizable pre-fab elements

This LEGO-like modular skyscraper is made up of customizable pre-fab…

Indian residential developer Pooja Crafted Homes commissioned Penda to design the Vijayawada Garden Estate so to allow residents to personalize their homes. The building is meant to be…

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A massive sinkhole has reopened in Florida, two years after it swallowed a local man

A massive sinkhole has reopened in Florida, two years after it…

In February 2013, a surreal disaster struck a 1970s-era house in the town of Seffner, just outside of Tampa, Florida. Shortly after Jeff Bush settled in for the night, his brother…

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Watershed Materials developed technology that turns clay into a sustainable building product

Watershed Materials developed technology that turns clay into a…

Watershed Materials Develops Geopolymer Technology To Turn Natural Clays Into Durable Building Products Up To Twice as Strong as Traditional Concrete, Watershed Materials’…

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World's largest hydrogen station in the works for San Francisco

World's largest hydrogen station in the works for San Francisco

The world's largest hydrogen fueling station could soon become San Francisco's biggest landmark. A feasibility study is currently being done on the station by U.S. Department of…

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Bach Architecture literally brought a breath of fresh air into an aging house in San Francisco

Bach Architecture literally brought a breath of fresh air into an…

Bach Architects remodeled a charming house in San Francisco and added a new floor to accommodate the spatial needs of a growing family. The renovation project was designed to maintain…

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You can help feed millions of malnourished children in war-torn Yemen

You can help feed millions of malnourished children in war-torn Yemen

The UN's World Food Programme has warned that Yemen is on the brink of famine as a result of the ongoing fighting in the country. “Right now, the conflict-driven convergence between…

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Chelsea condo strikes LEED Gold for its emphasis on healthy living and indoor air quality

Chelsea condo strikes LEED Gold for its emphasis on healthy living and…

From honking cars to urinating strangers, most New Yorkers can agree the city is not the cleanest. In the bustling city that never sleeps, BKSK Architects challenges our city and raises…

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Stylists convert retro trailer into chic and funky HairStream studio

Stylists convert retro trailer into chic and funky HairStream studio

Brick and mortar businesses seem to be going the way of the dodo, and instead, unconventional structures are popping up, providing the same services with tons more flair and coziness.…

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“Firenado” spotted in Idaho’s massive wildfire

“Firenado” spotted in Idaho’s massive wildfire

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rii8GRi3dZo Idaho’s “Soda Fire” has been ablaze since August 10th, consuming 280,000 acres of land in southwestern Idaho and southeastern…

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New SeaGlass carousel takes you on an underwater adventure inside of giant, illuminated fish

New SeaGlass carousel takes you on an underwater adventure inside of…

Battery Park, eco design, green architecture nyc, green design, nyc carousels, sea glass, sea glass carousel, seaglass, seaglass carousel, sustainable design, The Battery Conservancy,…

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This 'artificial leaf' could be the cleanest, most efficient source of renewable energy on Earth

This 'artificial leaf' could be the cleanest, most efficient source of…

When we think of solar power, we usually think of solar panels but we should really be thinking about plants. After all, plants are the original solar power generators, turning the…

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3 Green Bars Building wins Hammer & Hand’s net-zero energy architecture competition

3 Green Bars Building wins Hammer & Hand’s net-zero energy…

Now in its second year, the annual perFORM competition challenges architecture students and interns to design a mixed-use building that’s both high performance and high design. The 3…

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IKEA is replacing all of their lighting with LED bulbs by September

IKEA is replacing all of their lighting with LED bulbs by September

IKEA has announced it is ditching incandescents for good and transitioning to a 100-percent LED lighting range—and soon. The shift will be completed next month, and will make IKEA the…

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This electric car battery could charge in just five minutes

This electric car battery could charge in just five minutes

An Israeli startup is setting its sights on creating a battery for electric cars that charges in just five minutes. If they meet their goal, the battery would be able to power the car…

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Gorgeous Pond House is a zero-energy ‘dream house’ retreat in Louisiana

Gorgeous Pond House is a zero-energy ‘dream house’ retreat in…

The Pond House has been a long project in the making. When Holly, who is also a principal of Holly & Smith Architects, and his wife Denise purchased the 15.5-acre plot of land, the…

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Pumpkin Ridge Passive House consumes 90% less heating energy than a conventional house

Pumpkin Ridge Passive House consumes 90% less heating energy than a…

This "super-efficient demonstration home" consumes 90% less heating energy than a conventional house, while providing all the amenities of a comfortable private residence. Called The…

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Glass-bottomed sky pool will be suspended 115 feet in the air

Glass-bottomed sky pool will be suspended 115 feet in the air

Want a rush of adrenaline with your morning swim? Ballymore developers have unveiled an amazing transparent “sky pool” that’ll make swimmers feel like they’re floating through…

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