Taylor Mazer's tiny architectural drawings are smaller than a pencil

Taylor Mazer's tiny architectural drawings are smaller than a pencil

Artist Taylor Mazer’s drawings are as impeccably detailed as they are teeny tiny. Using a super-slender Micron pen, the artist has created a beautiful body of work of industrial and…

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Sealoch House is a cozy prefab home in the Scottish Highlands

Sealoch House is a cozy prefab home in the Scottish Highlands

Sealoch House is a prefab private residence built for a couple who wanted a cozy new home with beautiful views of a bay area in Scotland. It boasts an eco-friendly heat exchange system,…

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Make 2015 your most organized year ever with these smart upcycled household items

Make 2015 your most organized year ever with these smart upcycled…

Trying to get your house in order for the new year can cost a pretty penny, what with buying new bins, racks, baskets, etc. to handle all the storage and organizing. But there’s a…

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Macabre cemetery island in the Bronx to be revamped into city park

Macabre cemetery island in the Bronx to be revamped into city park

Will Hart Island's macabre past finally be laid to rest? Last week, Bronx Community Board 10 passed City Council legislation that would pave the way to transform the isolated burial…

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President Obama's 2015 State of the Union address calls climate change the greatest threat to future generations

President Obama's 2015 State of the Union address calls climate change…

second-to-last State of the Union address http://www.whitehouse.gov/sotu (is there a direct link to the archived video?)   Obama confirmed prior news reports that he would…

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Nissan and NASA team up to build autonomous cars for use in space

Nissan and NASA team up to build autonomous cars for use in space

Its predicted that self-driving cars will be on the road by 2020 and now Nissan and NASA have inked a new partnership to further research on autonomous vehicles. The five year research…

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San Francisco sea birds dying due to mysterious transparent goop

San Francisco sea birds dying due to mysterious transparent goop

Scientists are investigating a mysterious slime that’s coating and killing San Francisco sea birds. First seen last Friday, the goop is coating hundreds of sea birds and killing…

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DOMAT designs low-cost, educational waste and recycling collection prototype in rural China

DOMAT designs low-cost, educational waste and recycling collection…

Waste Recycling Point for a Village School; Hunan, China 
 Waste disposal in villages throughout China is a visible, yet neglected issue. As urban influences have spread to rural…

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UN says climate change is threatening global food diversity and could cause crop extinctions

UN says climate change is threatening global food diversity and could…

A policy paper released by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) says that climate change is posing a very real threat to the diversity of food crops. Researchers are…

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Tiny tubular treetop studio has incredible detail and daylighting

Tiny tubular treetop studio has incredible detail and daylighting

The studio is a masterpiece in warm ochre. Built from locally-sourced hoop pine, the studio is not the first cylinder Pritchard has designed. He admits to using the circular form in…

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Lower East Side's massive Essex Crossing complex could break ground this summer

Lower East Side's massive Essex Crossing complex could break ground…

The massive 1.9 million-square-foot Essex Crossing complex, slated to transform the Lower East Side, may break ground as early as June of this year. Currently occupied by six acres of…

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Mexican accident called "worst environmental disaster by mining…

In August of last year, a copper mine owned by Buenavista del Cobre, a subsidiary of Grupo Mexico, spilled 40,000 cubic meters (or 10.5 million gallons) of copper sulphate acid into…

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Malaysian Factory Harmonizes Elegantly with Nature

Malaysian Factory Harmonizes Elegantly with Nature

With this extension of the JST Malaysia factory, Japanese architect Ryuichi Ashizawa has worked with nature, capturing sunlight, wind, rainwater and geothermal energy to build a living…

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Dream-like Kaleidoscope is a mirrored, multi-sensory children’s playhouse in Spain

Dream-like Kaleidoscope is a mirrored, multi-sensory children’s…

Although A2arquitectos kept the squash court building’s short and boxy structure, the space was majorly altered by the insertion of a 29.5-foot-long hexagonal tunnel. Measuring…

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Solar Impulse unveils route for first round-the-world flight powered by the sun

Solar Impulse unveils route for first round-the-world flight powered…

Slated for take off in either late February or early March 2015, the Solar Impulse 2 flight is expected to span approximately 25 flight days across 5 months and land in 12 different…

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Artist uses poop to paint portrait of Mark Zuckerberg

Artist uses poop to paint portrait of Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg is not generally thought of as a well-loved person—many, in fact, believe that he single-handedly ruined the Internet by making the surveillance-rife, brand-punishing,…

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Pipeline breach sends 50,000 gallons of oil into Yellowstone River

Pipeline breach sends 50,000 gallons of oil into Yellowstone River

Officials are working to determine the impact of a pipeline breach that occurred Saturday morning, and spilled up to 50,000 gallons of oil into the Yellowstone River near Glendive, in…

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How to build a solar farm in California—a profile on the Topaz Solar Farm

How to build a solar farm in California—a profile on the Topaz Solar…

  With its capacity to power 160,000 average-sized American homes, the Topaz Solar Farm in southern California is one of the largest solar farms in the world. This sea of 9…

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Boeing, Etihad, GE and MIST to build world's first aquaculture and biofuel plant at Masdar City

Boeing, Etihad, GE and MIST to build world's first aquaculture and…

Traditionally, biofuels have a bad reputation for eating up precious land and water resources and pilfering food from the world's hungry. But a groundbreaking new bioenergy pilot plant…

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Joel Rea's captivating surrealist paintings will make you feel tiny

Joel Rea's captivating surrealist paintings will make you feel tiny

Rea captures the dynamic motion of natural elements inspiring a deep feeling of humility. He represents how small we are within nature, leaving us wondering who has ultimate control in…

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INFOGRAPHIC: How polluted is the air in your home?

INFOGRAPHIC: How polluted is the air in your home?

How clean is the air in your home? Although you might not be aware of them, it's possible that many pollutants are swirling around your living space and affecting your health. Dust…

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DIY: Make your own bowl out of an old LP record

DIY: Make your own bowl out of an old LP record

Brooklyn based Vinylux fashions tableware from old records. Artist Jeff Davis started hand?making these symmetrical, stepped bowls from non-playable LPs as part of his graduate thesis…

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Scientists unearth potential evidence of climate change 2,400 feet beneath Antarctic ice sheet

Scientists unearth potential evidence of climate change 2,400 feet…

A research team at work on the coast of West Antarctica has uncovered evidence that points to climate change deep beneath one of most isolated parts of the ocean. Earlier this month, a…

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Two-story penthouse at One57 becomes the most expensive condo ever sold in New York City

Two-story penthouse at One57 becomes the most expensive condo ever…

The 10,923-square-foot condo is housed in the luxurious mixed-used building on West 57th between Sixth and Seventh avenues. At 1,000-feet-tall, One57 is currently the tallest…

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Beijing's hazardous air is so bad, it's off the charts

Beijing's hazardous air is so bad, it's off the charts

Despite taking steps to limit carbon output, Beijing’s toxic air is still breaking records. In fact, Beijing’s air is so bad that last Thursday, it was literally off the charts.…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Why urban forests are essential to successful cities

INFOGRAPHIC: Why urban forests are essential to successful cities

It’s no secret that the world’s most beautiful urban spaces are almost always lined with trees. However, urban forests offers far more than just beautification benefits—trees do…

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Harry Potter fans succeed in push for fair trade chocolate treats

Harry Potter fans succeed in push for fair trade chocolate treats

Some of the world’s biggest Harry Potter fans have gathered together for a sweet reason- ethically sourced chocolate. The Harry Potter Alliance, an actual group of Hogwarts…

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What would NYC's 42nd Street look like as a pedestrian haven with a light rail system?

What would NYC's 42nd Street look like as a pedestrian haven with a…

Ateliergeorges Studio's design, From Infrastructure to Urban Renewal, focuses on connecting the city's existing transportation systems into a new urban transit hub while simultaneously…

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Despite falling oil prices, renewables still cost less

Despite falling oil prices, renewables still cost less

Despite falling oil prices, a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows that renewable energy is highly competitive with fossil fuels. But solar power…

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What’s your brilliant idea to improve the world? Submit it to the INDEX: Award contest for a chance to win €500,000!

What’s your brilliant idea to improve the world? Submit it to the…

Do you have a brilliant idea that could change the world for the better? If so, submit your life-improving designs to the 2015 INDEX: Award competition for a chance to win €500,000…

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Watch a little polar bear cub experience snow for the first time

Watch a little polar bear cub experience snow for the first time

Apparently it's not just human kids who react adorably the first time they play in the snow. Although polar bears live in icy environs, their young are born in relatively warm dens and…

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Charles Wright's self-sufficient Alkira House in Northern Australia on sale for $15 million

Charles Wright's self-sufficient Alkira House in Northern Australia on…

The Alkira Resort House shocked the design world when it emerged like a spacecraft from the World Heritage rainforests of Queensland, Australia, in 2012. After serving as an…

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Architecture for Humanity headquarters shuts down

Architecture for Humanity headquarters shuts down

Architecture for Humanity, the international nonprofit that addresses global humanitarian problems with sustainable architectural solutions, recently shut down its San Francisco…

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6 designs that could save your life

6 designs that could save your life

Inhabitat readers know that good design can save the world - but did you know design could also save your life? Engineers, designers, and hackers around the world are harnessing…

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Óbidos Technological Park's floating architecture frames the Portuguese landscape

Óbidos Technological Park's floating architecture frames the…

The project aims to increase the presence of green surfaces. This attitude informed the overall shape of the buildings, which creates a large piazza in the middle of a countryside. The…

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Need a home? Now you can 3D print one—out of mud

Need a home? Now you can 3D print one—out of mud

Inspired by the mud dauber, a little wasp which builds its home with mud, Massimo Moretti later learned of bio-architecture and started to work to put the two together. Concerned about…

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NASA images reveal just how much climate change is transforming the planet

NASA images reveal just how much climate change is transforming the…

    The lawsuit argues that Harvard, by investing in companies that contribute to climate change, is going against its charter, which speaks of working…

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NASA and NOAA confirm 2014 was the hottest year ever recorded

NASA and NOAA confirm 2014 was the hottest year ever recorded

pic In a startling announcement, NASA and NOAA researchers reported that 2014 was the hottest year ever, beating the previous high temperature records by 0.07F (0.04C). Last year…

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Germany more than doubled its wind power capacity in 2014

Germany more than doubled its wind power capacity in 2014

In 2014, Germany’s capacity for wind power generation jumped to more than double the previous year’s figures. The work of 543 offshore wind turbines establish Germany’s offshore…

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Energy-efficient Queenscliff House overlooks breathtaking ocean views in Sydney

Energy-efficient Queenscliff House overlooks breathtaking ocean views…

Closely sandwiched between neighboring buildings on the east and west sides, the Queenscliff House uses large fin walls to provide privacy for the upper level bedroom wing. The…

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