Chile's Calbuco volcano erupts in a stunning spectacle after 42 years dormant

Chile's Calbuco volcano erupts in a stunning spectacle after 42 years…

Mother Earth let out her own 'celebration' of sorts on Earth Day this year, in the form of the eruption of Chile's Calbuco volcano. For the first time in 42 years, the volcano erupted…

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The Dutch Windwheel is not only a silent wind turbine - it's also an incredible circular apartment building

The Dutch Windwheel is not only a silent wind turbine - it's also an…

Designed for the port city of Rotterdam, the Dutch Windwheel is a sustainable landmark that houses 72 apartments within a circular steel and glass frame that also serves as a silent,…

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La Capsula preserves existing green space with a pod-like home addition

La Capsula preserves existing green space with a pod-like home…

This concrete and wood extension to a house in Mexico perches over and encloses a large backyard. The two structures, collectively named La Cápsula, sit opposite each other and house,…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Why gardening is surprisingly good for your health

INFOGRAPHIC: Why gardening is surprisingly good for your health

Gardening is great for your yard and the environment, but did you know it is also great for your body and mind? It's true - the humble act of digging in the dirt will do some…

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This powerful video sheds light on 5 things about plastic you might not know

This powerful video sheds light on 5 things about plastic you might…

This powerful video, titled "5 Things You Didn’t Know About Plastic", uses a Rube Goldberg machine to follow the journey a plastic bottle takes from “factory to home” to shed…

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The American Institute of Architects announces their top 10 best green buildings of 2015

The American Institute of Architects announces their top 10 best green…

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) selected the best green buildings of 2015 that enhance and promote ecological design. The projects feature different integrated approaches to…

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Loopwheels may offer the smoothest ride you've ever felt

Loopwheels may offer the smoothest ride you've ever felt

Why reinvent the wheel? Because sometimes it makes for a better bike. Loopwheels are a completely new type of bicycle wheel. They have suspension within the wheel itself. Instead of…

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Minimalist LED Mould Lamps look like balloons extending from rustic wooden blocks

Minimalist LED Mould Lamps look like balloons extending from rustic…

The collection, named Moulds, have a raw look that reminds of industrial design. With a clean geometric appearance and a combination of contrasting materials, these stunning pendant…

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New electric aircraft motor has an output five times that of its competition

New electric aircraft motor has an output five times that of its…

In what could be a breakthrough development for electricity powered aviation, researchers at Siemens have come up with a new kind of electric motor that can delver a continuous output…

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Hang ten: Become one with the ocean with this algae-based surfboard

Hang ten: Become one with the ocean with this algae-based surfboard

Would you surf algae? Not in it, on it. Scientists in San Diego claim to have created the world's first sustainable surfboard made from algae. Researchers at the University of…

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Pratt's Open Sewer Mapping Project helps New Yorkers understand the city's sewer problems

Pratt's Open Sewer Mapping Project helps New Yorkers understand the…

Flooding and sewage overflow has been a hot button issue in New York City since Hurricane Sandy, inciting city and private programs to create new systems to help prevent future…

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What if roads could be certified as 'green' just like buildings?

What if roads could be certified as 'green' just like buildings?

With over four million miles of roads criss-crossing the nation, and as much as 32,000 miles of new roads being added annually, it would be wonderful if we could make these roads a…

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Bottled by Ambientec are cordless lamps that look like glowing wine bottles

Bottled by Ambientec are cordless lamps that look like glowing wine…

“Bottled” by Ambientec designed by Ryu Kozeki “Bottled” a cordless lamp made with glass and aluminium, has been the forefront of innovative lighting design. Designed to blend…

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Obama leans on farmers to aid in the fight against climate change

Obama leans on farmers to aid in the fight against climate change

When we think about climate change and sources of pollution, fossil fuels and dirty industries are the culprits that usually dominate the conversation. Agriculture, though, contributes…

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Learn what really happens to the plastic you throw away

Learn what really happens to the plastic you throw away

Recycled and upcycled plastic bottle designs are among Inhabitat’s favorite featured topics, but have you ever wondered what happens to the billions of plastic bottles that don’t…

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Favilla's installation titled "To Every Light, a Voice" illuminates…

    “FAVILLA. To every light a voice”, described as a kaleidoscope in the heart of Milan, is an installation-event designed to celebrate 2015 – proclaimed the…

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Modern Cliff House overlooks stunning seaside views on Scotland’s Isle of Skye

Modern Cliff House overlooks stunning seaside views on Scotland’s…

Inspired by the region’s simple stone agricultural typology, the Cliff House is constructed with Caithness stone and is cut into the landscape to protect the building against harsh…

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19th-Century fort with tower turned into charming guesthouse in Greece

19th-Century fort with tower turned into charming guesthouse in Greece

The Tainaron Blue Retreat rises from a crag overlooking the Greek coastline of Cape Tainaron. Originally a 19th-century fortified tower, it was restored and converted into a luxury…

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INTERVIEW: Model Summer Rayne Oakes On Transforming Her Brooklyn Apartment into a Greenhouse with 200+ Plants!

INTERVIEW: Model Summer Rayne Oakes On Transforming Her Brooklyn…

Some people collect stamps, other people collect cats. Summer Rayne Oakes collects plants - in a big way! The Brooklyn-based model/activist/botanist has transformed her apartment into a…

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Livin Out is brilliantly-colored, flexible furniture that fits in any space

Livin Out is brilliantly-colored, flexible furniture that fits in any…

You know when we get restless? This is Livin Out, a restlessness in the soul. We want to create new things, reinvent what already exists, show you a new vision of time and…

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Minimalist steel cabin floats above a rugged slope in Quebec

Minimalist steel cabin floats above a rugged slope in Quebec

Located in the Eastern Townships, the Bolton Residence is built on a natural plateau just below the highest point on the site. Its minimalist gabled form is a contemporary twist on the…

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Kreoo's whimsical, sculptural seating draws inspiration from rivers and streams

Kreoo's whimsical, sculptural seating draws inspiration from rivers…

Made of marble, larch wood, and cork, KREOO's "River and Stream" series of seating pieces evoke the soft beauty found in river stones. Ideal for either indoor or outdoor use, these…

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Australian Pavilion will become a pool for 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale

Australian Pavilion will become a pool for 2016 Venice Architecture…

What better way to show off the history of the swimming pool and the impact it has had on Australian society, then to turn Denton Corker Marshall’s recently finished Venice Biennale…

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“The Rumbles” 3D-printed lamps by Studio Meraldi Rubini

“The Rumbles” 3D-printed lamps by Studio Meraldi Rubini

When some years ago the whole world started to talk about a newly invented 3d-printing technology, no one actually knew what exactly and how soon it will bring us the first results that…

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MIT genius team can measure how fast a technology is emerging

MIT genius team can measure how fast a technology is emerging

Just how much is technology improving? It’s a hard question to answer. But MIT researchers may have just come up with a way to calculate the rate of technology improvement based on…

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DIY: Make garden faerie houses, pixie towers, and toad homes from reclaimed materials

DIY: Make garden faerie houses, pixie towers, and toad homes from…

What You'll Need: Sketch pad or blank paper Pencil Base structure (empty plastic drink bottles work well, as do aluminum cans) Cutting implements (scissors for plastic, metal…

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to IKEA's Chief Sustainability Officer Steve Howard

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to IKEA's Chief Sustainability Officer…

Why does IKEA care about sustainability? Kind of a hard question... Steve Howard: I'm going to give you a slightly long answer, if that's okay. Long but structured. We have many…

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Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid can travel over 37 miles in electric mode

Cadillac CT6 plug-in hybrid can travel over 37 miles in electric mode

Today the only Cadillac that's available with an electrified powertrain is the ELR coupe, but Cadillac is about to expand its number of plug-in hybrid models. Cadillac has unveiled the…

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TreeHouse Memorial City becomes the highest rated LEED Platinum Core and Shell Building in Texas

TreeHouse Memorial City becomes the highest rated LEED Platinum Core…

The 14,700-square-feet building was design in collaboration with Acumen Design. The building exterior is clad with wood siding, limestone, natural vegetation and fritted glass which…

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Obama announces $15 billion agenda to modernize American energy infrastructure

Obama announces $15 billion agenda to modernize American energy…

President Obama recently laid out the roadmap that will see American energy infrastructure modernized to make it more resilient to pending problems such as extreme weather events and a…

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SinkWrap is an easy and affordable way to add storage to tiny bathrooms

SinkWrap is an easy and affordable way to add storage to tiny…

Is your bathroom’s pedestal sink sucking up precious real estate in your bathroom? Before you consider spending thousands on remodeling, take a look at SinkWrap, an award-winning…

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Arizona non-profit rescues 35 million pounds of produce ditched at U.S. border each year

Arizona non-profit rescues 35 million pounds of produce ditched at…

Food waste is a huge problem; approximately 40 percent of all food is thrown

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The Prism: Check out the health-centric new residential tower redefining the Manhattan skyline

The Prism: Check out the health-centric new residential tower…

Housing trends are increasingly technical, sustainable, and healthy. The Prism is committed to focus on its residences’ wellbeing. Located at the corner of Park Avenue and 28th…

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Man transforms a salvaged trailer into an elegant tiny home and sells for $36,000 on Craigslist

Man transforms a salvaged trailer into an elegant tiny home and sells…

It’s amazing what can be done in a small space and Ron Rusnak of Ashland, Oregon exemplifies that well in this trailer turned tiny home. Rusnak took an old trailer, gutted it and used…

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New Citi Bike app could let you count calories burned while biking

New Citi Bike app could let you count calories burned while biking

Related: Jersey City announces new bike share program that will be compatible with NYC’s Citi Bike + City Bike Via ABC News

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VIDEO: Tokyo's eco-cycle park bicycle elevator stores 144 bikes underground

VIDEO: Tokyo's eco-cycle park bicycle elevator stores 144 bikes…

Tokyo’s underground bicycle storage system looks more like an elaborate mechanism from a sci-fi movie than a parking lot for cycles. Put into motion with a single push of a button,…

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Handmade, wireless clay speakers amplify the

Handmade, wireless clay speakers amplify the "sound of the earth"

Amazing Mapuguaquén “the sound of the earth” speakers combine traditional pottery techniques with modern wireless audio technology. Chilean designer Pablo Ocqueteau makes them on a…

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Electricity-free Groundfridge lets you store perishables without traditional refrigeration

Electricity-free Groundfridge lets you store perishables without…

  Saving energy from our every day life is possible even to store our food! Imagine taking advantage of the fresh earth temperature to store and keep your vegetables. Weltevree,…

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The 6 Most Pressing Environmental Issues—And What You Can Do to Help Solve Them

The 6 Most Pressing Environmental Issues—And What You Can Do to Help…

Image via Shutterstock CLIMATE CHANGE While 97 percent of climate scientists agree that climate change is occurring and greenhouse gas emissions are the main cause, political will…

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Scientists uncover causes of the Earth's mysterious subsonic hum

Scientists uncover causes of the Earth's mysterious subsonic hum

The whole Earth itself emits good vibrations. No, it’s not a free loving hippie manifesto from the sixties, but cold, hard science from a discovery in the 1990s by scientists that…

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