The Architectural Digest Home Design Show kicks off today (get your ticket discount code here)

The Architectural Digest Home Design Show kicks off today (get your…

Calling all interior design lovers! The Architectural Digest Home Design Show kicks off today, taking over Piers 92 and 94 to showcase even more interior design goodness than ever…

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Mindfully miniature 90-square-foot apartment makes smart use of every inch of space

Mindfully miniature 90-square-foot apartment makes smart use of every…

Once Rowell signed her lease, she realized that every bit of furniture would have to be custom-made. With the help of a friend, she built her bed frame and shelving units. As for her…

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Calling all students: Submit a video on the benefits of bollards in your community and you could win a $3,000 scholarship!

Calling all students: Submit a video on the benefits of bollards in…

Reliance Foundry just launched its annual Bollards in My Community video contest, a scholarship competition that’s a win-win for both students and better urban planning. Open to…

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Maya Pedal transforms old bikes into pedal-powered water pumps, blenders, and more

Maya Pedal transforms old bikes into pedal-powered water pumps,…

We've seen some incredible innovations in bicycle technology lately - from self-charging components such as the Copenhagen Wheel to designer fixies by Diesel. But what happens to these…

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Vincent Callebaut's City of Science in Rome is turning a former military district into a self-sufficient urban ecosystem

Vincent Callebaut's City of Science in Rome is turning a former…

Città della Scienza in Italy aims to turn a former military district into a self-sufficient urban ecosystem. The project by Vincent Callebaut Architecture is part of a plan to…

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Airbnb tops world-famous ski jump with an incredible glass-walled penthouse

Airbnb tops world-famous ski jump with an incredible glass-walled…

Located in Oslo, the Holmenkollen ski jump has been used by winter sports daredevils and champions from around the world. The fully furnished Airbnb penthouse suite was built at the top…

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Carbon3D's revolutionary new 3D printer is 25 to 100 times faster

Carbon3D's revolutionary new 3D printer is 25 to 100 times faster

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpH1zhUQY0c 3D printing geeks take note: the Silicon Valley startup Carbon3D just took the lead in efficient manufacturing from digital models.…

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Taco Bell unveils its first shipping container store at SXSW

Taco Bell unveils its first shipping container store at SXSW

That'll be one sustainable chalupa, please! Taco Bell surprised many SXSW attendees by building a Taco Bell stand out of shipping containers. The modular structure was built in just…

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James Corner Field Operations unveils plans for 10-mile

James Corner Field Operations unveils plans for 10-mile "Underline"…

James Corner Field Operations (JCFO)—the architects behind the New York Highline—have been selected to develop the vision and master plan for a 10-mile linear park dubbed the Miami…

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2015 Syngenta Photography Award presents powerful responses to the theme of Scarcity–Waste

2015 Syngenta Photography Award presents powerful responses to the…

"How, in a world that is so desperately short of resources, can we ensure that there is enough land, food and water for future generations?" This is one of the questions under…

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Farm-X is a modular vertical farm that grows food hydroponically

Farm-X is a modular vertical farm that grows food hydroponically

Food has historically been grown in areas of low real-estate interest, far from densely populated settlements normally described as “cities”.  Farm-X (www.farm-x.com) is a modular…

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Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes achieves Living Building Challenge certification

Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes achieves Living Building…

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens has broken ground after becoming the fourth Living Building Challenge™ in the world for its Center for Sustainable…

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Help protect native bee populations by joining the Bee With Me network

Help protect native bee populations by joining the Bee With Me network

Imagine a world without bees. There would be no blueberries, no cherries, no pumpkins - not even beer. Here’s the problem: Most farmers depend on a single type of bee to pollinate…

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Celebrate World Sparrow Day on March 20th and help save a species!

Celebrate World Sparrow Day on March 20th and help save a species!

World Sparrow Day was initiated in 2010, and is an annual awareness-raising campaign that celebrates sparrows and emphasized the need to protect these little birds, as well as their…

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Uber customers can now order an electric car ride in Chicago

Uber customers can now order an electric car ride in Chicago

Chicago ride-seekers can now travel in sustainable style, with the local Uber’s new fleet of electric cars. The ride service has added twenty-five BYD e6 EVs cars directly from China…

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A Starter Guide To Urban Gardening

A Starter Guide To Urban Gardening

So you've picked up a compact composting kit and are ready to start recycling your food scraps into nutrient-rich compost - the next step is to start a garden! For those with budding…

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Artist Ignacio Aracil transforms pressed flowers into ephemeral sculptures

Artist Ignacio Aracil transforms pressed flowers into ephemeral…

Aracil hand-picks flowers, flattens them, and then weaves them together over a cone-shaped paper mold. After a couple of weeks, the flowers dry out to maintain a shape stable enough…

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BMW X5 eDrive40e plug-in hybrid SUV debuts with 19-mile EV range

BMW X5 eDrive40e plug-in hybrid SUV debuts with 19-mile EV range

BMW has unveiled the X5 eDrive40e, which is the first plug-in hybrid from the BMW core brand, which doesn't include the BMW i models. Based on the standard X5, the X5 eDrive40e can…

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Scientists say Mars One could be a scam

Scientists say Mars One could be a scam

Is Mars One a scam? It could be. Mars One is the mission to establish a permanent human colony on Mars. According to Mars-one.com, starting in 2024, crews of four will depart every two…

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Report: Wind could supply a third of the USA's electricity by 2050

Report: Wind could supply a third of the USA's electricity by 2050

A new report from the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind and Water Power Technologies Office titled "Wind Vision: A New Era of Wind Power in the United States" finds that wind energy…

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Help make BanG's Billion Oyster Pavilion for Governors Island a reality

Help make BanG's Billion Oyster Pavilion for Governors Island a…

Each year, the City of Dreams Pavilion provides a temporary architectural structure for visitors to Governors Island to enjoy, and one of the most crucial criteria is that the pavilion…

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New Hong Kong school campus to boast a green, bioclimatic facade

New Hong Kong school campus to boast a green, bioclimatic facade

The THEi design was built around the goal of integrating the new campus into the existing urban fabric. Thus, the architects introduced a twin-block design to open the campus up to the…

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Old Victorian Merton House gets a curvaceous modern update

Old Victorian Merton House gets a curvaceous modern update

A historic Victorian home in Australia was given a modern minimalist extension in a beautiful collaboration between Thomas Winwood Architecture and Kontista + Co. Inspired by the…

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Japan can now beam solar energy from space

Japan can now beam solar energy from space

If you think the idea of powering the world with solar power is still many years away, prepare to be amazed. The inspired minds at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has succeeded in…

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Twister-shaped Oklahoma Weather Museum sits atop a 1920s warehouse in Tornado Alley

Twister-shaped Oklahoma Weather Museum sits atop a 1920s warehouse in…

The structure, located in an area known as Tornado Alley, would visually reference the movement of tornadoes, with lighting designed and placed to evoke a spinning motion. With a height…

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PlantLab could grow fruit and vegetables for the entire world in a space smaller than Holland

PlantLab could grow fruit and vegetables for the entire world in a…

PlantLab’s vision is that our growing population will have access to affordable, safe and nutritious food via urban farming. “The farmers of the future will be in the basements, not…

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How to transform Los Angeles' River neighborhoods into an urban agriculture paradise

How to transform Los Angeles' River neighborhoods into an urban…

The Urban Greening Plan’s main goal is to establish an environmentally and economically sustainable urban development that activates the Los Angeles River and develops a brand for its…

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Artist converts old truck into book-disseminating 'Weapon of Mass Instruction' tank

Artist converts old truck into book-disseminating 'Weapon of Mass…

What is war good for? Books, according to Argentine artist Raul Lemesoff, who has transformed an old ford falcon into a roaming tank library. In collaboration with 7UP, the artist is…

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How to build a Passive House off-grid, and without foam

How to build a Passive House off-grid, and without foam

Passive House is known to be one of the strictest energy efficiency building programs in the world. What does it take to build one, and how can you do it with healthy and high…

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Mesmerizing black oil spills reflect Swiss Abbey’s beautiful baroque architecture

Mesmerizing black oil spills reflect Swiss Abbey’s beautiful baroque…

Created for a 2013 summer exhibition, the La Mise en Abîme installation translates into “a work of art contained in another work of art.” The shiny black surfaces of the two large…

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Freight Farms are super efficient hydroponic farms built inside shipping containers

Freight Farms are super efficient hydroponic farms built inside…

These smart farms can grow a variety of crops and fresh produce, regardless of the time of year or weather conditions, and are connected to the Framhand app which can monitor air and…

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Weingartner Architects' Elastic Woodscraper II is made up of flexible skycubes

Weingartner Architects' Elastic Woodscraper II is made up of flexible…

Weingartner Architects designed this tower as a vertical structure whose 70 percent would be made from wood. Elastic Woodscraper II prototype can hold up to nine so-called "skycubes"…

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Toronto's Gladstone Hotel hosts landscape architecture series for Earth Day

Toronto's Gladstone Hotel hosts landscape architecture series for…

Design tours, films, urban farming workshops, and seed exchanges are all part of the fun at the third annual Grow Op exhibition in downtown Toronto this spring. From April 23rd to 26th,…

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Aqua Mekong is a floating hotel that travels the rivers of Vietnam

Aqua Mekong is a floating hotel that travels the rivers of Vietnam

Noor Design’s gorgeous Aqua Mekong is a sustainable five star hotel masquerading as a ship that cruises in Vietnam and Cambodia. The 205 foot vessel is a pinnacle of eco-luxury,…

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Delphi's self-driving car is set to take a road trip from San Francisco to NYC

Delphi's self-driving car is set to take a road trip from San…

On March 22, one Audi will depart from the Golden Gate Bridge to take a 3,500 mile road trip to New York City—on the face of it, there's nothing too remarkable about this, the fabled…

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DIY: How to Recycle Aluminum Soda and Beer Cans into Roof Shingles and Siding

DIY: How to Recycle Aluminum Soda and Beer Cans into Roof Shingles and…

Many people recycle old aluminum cans so that they are diverted from landfills and reused to make a variety of items. But if you're a fan of DIY projects, you might consider saving…

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5 great reasons to build a geodesic dome home

5 great reasons to build a geodesic dome home

Domes. They’re kind of weird looking. They don’t exactly fit into those perfect little neighborhoods you see when walking around a cute downtown or a clean cut suburban gated…

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Growing trees from seeds: which seeds work, and which won't

Growing trees from seeds: which seeds work, and which won't

If there are any trees in your area, you may have noticed that a couple of major changes come over them at the end of summer and the beginning of autumn. Branches end up laden with…

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UN committee announces support for fossil fuel divestment movement

UN committee announces support for fossil fuel divestment movement

The arm of the United Nations that deals with climate change negotiations announced recently it will be supporting the campaign for fossil fuel divestment. According to the Guardian,…

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