Old Japan meets modern office design in this 100-year-old abandoned farmhouse in Japan

Old Japan meets modern office design in this 100-year-old abandoned…

Suma designed a 40-square-meter glass and steel structure which will contain office spaces for an IT firm and made sure to include all the digital infrastructure necessary for daily…

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Gorgeous tiny home on wheels blends midcentury and boho style in Austin

Gorgeous tiny home on wheels blends midcentury and boho style in…

Smaller living often comes with tradeoffs, but that doesn’t seem to be the case for this gorgeous tiny home in Austin. Texas-based interior designer Kim Lewis combined space-saving…

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A $579 million hurricane levee could be coming to Staten Island

A $579 million hurricane levee could be coming to Staten Island

As climate change continues to spank the northeast with intense storms and sea levels continue to rise around the globe, urban planners everywhere are struggling to develop ways to keep…

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World’s first mega-robot duel pits Team USA against Team Japan

World’s first mega-robot duel pits Team USA against Team Japan

The awesome mech battle of your childhood dreams is finally coming true—in Pacific Rim-fashion, two giant robot warriors are set to face off in an epic duel in summer 2016. Last…

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Zaha Hadid unveils temporary silver art tunnel near her in-progress High Line condos

Zaha Hadid unveils temporary silver art tunnel near her in-progress…

While Zaha Hadid’s futuristic condos on the High Line are under construction, she wanted to give people a reason to visit - and something to look at. A temporary installation debuted…

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Number of plague cases on the rise this year in the United States

Number of plague cases on the rise this year in the United States

Almost seven centuries after the Black Death, the plague is still out in force. This summer, there have been six confirmed infections by Yersinia pestis, the scientific name for the…

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California is sinking 2 inches a month because of drought-driven groundwater pumping

California is sinking 2 inches a month because of drought-driven…

Scientists have known California is sinking for years, but new data from NASA show the state is subsiding even faster than previously thought due to relentless pumping of groundwater -…

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INTERVIEW: With Bridgette Meinhold, Author of 'Urgent Architecture'

INTERVIEW: With Bridgette Meinhold, Author of 'Urgent Architecture'

When Inhabitat's Architecture Editor,  Bridgette Meinhold, heard about the earthquake in Haiti in 2010 and the massive devastation it caused, she wanted to help, and was drawn to start…

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New study finds horse and beaver in specialty ground meats

New study finds horse and beaver in specialty ground meats

A new study on ground meat sold in stores in the United States has shown that more than a whopping twenty percent are mislabeled. Chapman University’s Food Science Program put…

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Olafur Eliasson's ship-inspired circle bridge opens in Copenhagen

Olafur Eliasson's ship-inspired circle bridge opens in Copenhagen

Danish foundation Nordea-fonden commissioned the construction of the pedestrian bridge meat to span Copenhagen's Christianshavn canal. The final design is around 40 meters long (131…

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New hydrogen cellphone battery can power an iPhone for a week

New hydrogen cellphone battery can power an iPhone for a week

The answer to frustrated smartphone users’ prayers everywhere are being answered with Intelligent Energy’s hydrogen fuel cell charger, which can keep an iPhone charged for up to…

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Foster + Partners and Nissan are developing the electric vehicle charging station of the future

Foster + Partners and Nissan are developing the electric vehicle…

One of our favorite architecture firms, Foster + Partners, just announced an exciting new project with our of our favorite green car makers, Nissan. The two companies will partner to…

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Abandoned brick building renovated into 'house within a house' children’s center

Abandoned brick building renovated into 'house within a house'…

South Korean architecture firm UTAA renovated a drab brick building into Pinocchio, a fun and welcoming children’s center. Located in a secluded rural landscape near Pocheon’s Unak…

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MIT's groundbreaking MultiFab 3D printer can print with 10 materials simultaneously

MIT's groundbreaking MultiFab 3D printer can print with 10 materials…

This week, an MIT research team announced what they have developed a low-cost 3D printer that can use up to 10 different materials for one project. The innovation comes out of MIT's…

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India's high-flying Hornbill House is a treetop paradise built with stone and mud

India's high-flying Hornbill House is a treetop paradise built with…

Hidden deep into the forests of southern India, this renovated bungalow provides an ideal quiet space for those looking to escape the city and enjoy nature. Called Hornbill house, the…

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This solar and wind-powered autonomous vehicle is out to unlock the secrets of the Celtic Sea

This solar and wind-powered autonomous vehicle is out to unlock the…

The Celtic Sea, located off the south coast of Ireland, is a curious place; home to common dolphins, harbor porpoises, fin whales and a surprising number of marine predators, it has yet…

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A new kind of glass could create next-gen OLEDs and solar cells

A new kind of glass could create next-gen OLEDs and solar cells

For a long time, one of the key defining factors of glasses has been their molecular randomness; but when a team at the University of Chicago, led by Professor Juan de Pablo, were…

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INFOGRAPHIC: 5 water purification solutions for developing countries

INFOGRAPHIC: 5 water purification solutions for developing countries

Did you know that improving water sanitation levels could prevent 10 percent of the global disease burden? Billions of people around the world lack access to clean water and are at risk…

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INTERVIEW: Architect David Hertz on how to build with old planes

INTERVIEW: Architect David Hertz on how to build with old planes

Inhabitat: When did it first occur to you to use an old airplane to create parts of the house? David: I have been interested in what we Take, Make and Waste, from our society's waste…

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VIDEO: How to install Voltaic solar panels on your car

VIDEO: How to install Voltaic solar panels on your car

In the old days, if you wanted a solar panel, you had to buy one of those giant clunky things that were not only pricey, but also a real pain in the you-know-what to install. But times…

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5 easy vegetables to plant in your fall garden

5 easy vegetables to plant in your fall garden

5 Easy Vegetables to Plant in Your Fall Garden Fall brings pumpkin spice lattes and kids going back to school but it also means the start of your fall garden. Many people neglect…

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New NASA video shows how ocean garbage patches form

New NASA video shows how ocean garbage patches form

https://youtu.be/xKRIE_Oiu94 Raw data often doesn't mean much until you do something with it. The data visualization wizards at NASA are no strangers to making raw data meaningful.…

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Rare white humpback whale caught on video off the coast of Australia

Rare white humpback whale caught on video off the coast of Australia

Stormwatcher James Chambers was whale watching at the beach on Monday and happened to capture an amazing sight on video: a rare glimpse of a white humpback whale, surfacing just off…

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New Orleans' $14.5 billion rebuilt levees won't fight a Category 5 hurricane

New Orleans' $14.5 billion rebuilt levees won't fight a Category 5…

An often-repeated truth about Hurricane Katrina is that the events of August 29 2005, were not a natural disaster, they were a man made one caused by the failure of the levee systems…

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Why are black rhino horns still for sale in San Francisco's Chinatown?

Why are black rhino horns still for sale in San Francisco's Chinatown?

Shopkeepers in San Francisco’s Chinatown are still selling black rhino horns, despite recent crackdowns by federal agents. The horns, wanted by practitioners of traditional medicine…

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Scientists discover that certain earthquakes threaten skyscrapers more than others

Scientists discover that certain earthquakes threaten skyscrapers more…

It's not the size of the earthquake, so much as its rate of oscillation that determines the extent of injuries and damage, suggest two scientific papers published this week. Following…

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SoHo co-working space fuels startups with quirky vintage touches and year-round ice cream

SoHo co-working space fuels startups with quirky vintage touches and…

Rameet Chawla, fueled, co working spaces, co working spaces nyc, shared workspaces, nyc, workplace design, office design, eco design, sustainable design, green design, recycled design,…

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Chandelier-like canopy is made from 10,000 recycled BIC pens

Chandelier-like canopy is made from 10,000 recycled BIC pens

The ubiquitous BIC pen is one of the best symbols of modern consumerism—efficient, affordable, and easily disposable, these pens often wind up in the landfill at the end of their…

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Hand-powered Circo dishwasher saves time, space, money and water

Hand-powered Circo dishwasher saves time, space, money and water

It is estimated that 75% of the global population will live in urban areas by 2050. While this urbanization presents great opportunities, it will be an enormous challenge to ensure that…

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All major forest biomes on Earth are dying, and fast

All major forest biomes on Earth are dying, and fast

We just have to cut right to the chase on this one. Every single major forest biome is dying, according to reports in the latest issue of Science, which is devoted to the special topic…

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Polarmond's cocoon-like All-In-One combines 3 camping essentials into one

Polarmond's cocoon-like All-In-One combines 3 camping essentials into…

Usually, when choosing lightweight, waterproof and warm gear for camping, things get complicated. Sleeping bags, sleeping pads, and tents all come separately, meaning you have to…

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Mexico City's busiest avenue returning to residents as a stunning elevated public park

Mexico City's busiest avenue returning to residents as a stunning…

One of Mexico City's busiest roads will soon become a pedestrian's dream - a sloping public park with an elevated promenade will transform the 10-lane road that runs west to east…

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Low-impact offSET Shed House is a modern beach home in New Zealand

Low-impact offSET Shed House is a modern beach home in New Zealand

Irving Smith Jack Architects designed a couple of “sheds” that couldn’t be more different from the garden-variety types you’ve seen before. Set in a coastal town near Gisborne,…

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The motion-powered Million Mile Light is a runner's dream come true

The motion-powered Million Mile Light is a runner's dream come true

Runners, unless they prefer to exclusively jog well-lit hiking trails or the gym treadmill, all face a similar dilemma: staying visible and safe while pounding the pavement. The…

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Solar-powered Eagle View safari eco-lodge overlooks Kenya's beautiful landscapes

Solar-powered Eagle View safari eco-lodge overlooks Kenya's beautiful…

Africa is well-known for its breathtakingly beautiful and pristine landscapes, which makes it a very popular destination with travelers who want to experience nature at its unspoiled…

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CastAway makes furniture out of waste that forces us question modern consumerist culture

CastAway makes furniture out of waste that forces us question modern…

Can sustainable design thinking help us develop new furniture aesthetics and possibilities? We live in a world dominated by the waste produced by the consumerist disposable society;…

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Nuevo South and GOOD Magazine transform a 100-year-old craftsman into a community home for kids

Nuevo South and GOOD Magazine transform a 100-year-old craftsman into…

Having a place to be creative and socialize could be life-changing for kids living in unsafe city neighborhoods. Members of the inspiring Nuevo South community organization in South LA,…

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Artistic construction worker conceals his artwork behind swanky condo walls

Artistic construction worker conceals his artwork behind swanky condo…

As reported by the NY Times, 11-story building treat Related: Though Mr. Osmanaj didn’t know it, the eight-unit condominium at 560 West 24th, developed by Adam Gordon…

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Universities will now have access to mobile solar generators for free

Universities will now have access to mobile solar generators for free

DC Solar Freedom in cooperation with DC Solar Distribution is making millions of dollars worth of solar equipment available to colleges and universities across the nation at no cost.…

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Innovative Gap House in Seoul saves space with communal living areas

Innovative Gap House in Seoul saves space with communal living areas

In order to tackle Seoul's population density and lack of communal spaces, local studio Archihood WXY designed a residential block where those occupying the units function more like…

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