Passive solar Nahahum Cabin overlooks dramatic canyon views in the Cascade Mountains

Passive solar Nahahum Cabin overlooks dramatic canyon views in the…

Built along an east-west axis, the Nahahum Cabin partially submerges its east end into a slope, while its west end is left exposed and mostly glazed to frame sweeping views of the…

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Foster + Partner's garden-topped Crossrail Place opens tomorrow at Canary Wharf

Foster + Partner's garden-topped Crossrail Place opens tomorrow at…

London's Canary Wharf will never be the same after tomorrow, when the first Crossrail station is slated to open and revitalize the city's financial nucleus. Designed by Foster &…

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PhoneDrone turns your smartphone into an autonomous flying object

PhoneDrone turns your smartphone into an autonomous flying object

Ready to buy a drone but the cost is a bit prohibitive? You may be able to reduce the cost by turning your powerful smartphone into a PhoneDrone. Simply dock your phone in the drone and…

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This barcode-like Milan Expo info pavilion design is inspired by traditional Italian farmhouses

This barcode-like Milan Expo info pavilion design is inspired by…

Berlin-based architecture firm StudioBaft teamed up with Tactile Architecture and architect Laurent Dubuis to design a prefab barcode-like proposal for the info pavilion at the 2015…

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Astrophysicists draw most comprehensive 3D map of the universe ever

Astrophysicists draw most comprehensive 3D map of the universe ever

A new map of the universe, the most comprehensive to date, boldly goes where no map has gone before. Astrophysicists in France have crafted a 3D map that includes galaxies from across…

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2A Magazine launches the 2015 Asia Architecture Award

2A Magazine launches the 2015 Asia Architecture Award

2A Magazine is pleased to announce the inaugural 2A Asia Architecture Award (2AAA 2015) to recognize and honor a built project in Asia that has produced significant contributions to…

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Barend Koolhaas' triangular-plan House in Almen has two black wooden walls and a glazed one

Barend Koolhaas' triangular-plan House in Almen has two black wooden…

Barend Koolhaas worked for OMA and IDEO before setting up his own studio in Amsterdam and, yes, he is a relative of Rem Koolhaas. His latest project, House in Almen, was designed…

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Glistening glass tea house built near Kyoto Buddhist temple

Glistening glass tea house built near Kyoto Buddhist temple

Yoshioka explains that traditional ceremonies incorporate elements of nature, usually by having tea houses surrounded by lavish gardens. He brings nature inside via the ripple designs…

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INFOGRAPHIC: The most interesting environmental lawsuits in the world

INFOGRAPHIC: The most interesting environmental lawsuits in the world

When it comes to protecting the environment, political action and grassroots movements tend to get the most attention. But environmental lawsuits have proven to be an important - if…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Spotlight on design star Philippe Starck

INFOGRAPHIC: Spotlight on design star Philippe Starck

Philippe Starck is a renowned architect, product and interior designer. Starck had a very constructive childhood dismantling bicycles, motorbikes and other objects. Not surprisingly, he…

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Earthquake levels Nepal's beautiful historic buildings

Earthquake levels Nepal's beautiful historic buildings

As the death toll from Nepal continues to rise, impacting roughly eight million people according to the UN, one can't help but wonder how the country will ever achieve its former…

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Muzeiko Museum: Bulgaria's First Kids' Museum Set to Open in June

Muzeiko Museum: Bulgaria's First Kids' Museum Set to Open in June

The 35,000-square-foot Muzeiko children's museum and science center in Bulgaria's capital, scheduled to open in late 2015, is an energy-efficient building that features some of the most…

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Stunning Chinese Pavilion for Milan Expo 2015 resembles billowing wheat fields

Stunning Chinese Pavilion for Milan Expo 2015 resembles billowing…

Entitled ‘The Land of Hope,’ the project integrates Chinese traditional architecture with modern technologies. Its floating roof was designed as a timber structure that references…

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Astronomers discover 11 'runaway' galaxies that are fleeing into intergalactic space

Astronomers discover 11 'runaway' galaxies that are fleeing into…

A team of scientists from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and Moscow State University have spotted 11 runaway galaxies that have been flung out of their homes to wander…

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to Housing Reclaimed Author Jessica Kellner About Debt Free Homes

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to Housing Reclaimed Author Jessica Kellner…

INHABITAT: What inspired you to write Housing Reclaimed? Jessica Kellner: I was inspired to write Housing Reclaimed after hearing stories on the news day after day about all the people…

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One-fourth of cars are causing 90% of air pollution we breathe

One-fourth of cars are causing 90% of air pollution we breathe

It's no secret that "clunkers" on the road contribute to greenhouse gas emissions at an alarming rate. A new study from the University of Toronto confirms what ecologists have theorized…

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How a team of students transformed a group home into a haven through Habilitative Design

How a team of students transformed a group home into a haven through…

Dr. Dak Kopec, Architectural Psychologists and Director of the Boston Architectural College’s (BAC) Master of Design Studies (MDS) in Design for Human Health (DHH) led a team of…

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Top Eco-Friendly Camping Gear for Conscientious Outdoor Enthusiasts

Top Eco-Friendly Camping Gear for Conscientious Outdoor Enthusiasts

Reliable Big Horn wall tent Tents Reliable Tent & Tipi Company has been making tents since 1945, using canvas and natural materials for a variety of different shelter styles. If…

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Göktürk 118 apartment building blends into Istanbul's neighborhoods with a sustainable glass mosaic facade

Göktürk 118 apartment building blends into Istanbul's neighborhoods…

The two volumes have different heights-12.5 m and 15.50 m, but meet at the corner to create a unified whole. Two separately perceived prisms act as an extension of the street fronts…

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Take a closer look at the finalists in the Guggenheim Helsinki museum design competition

Take a closer look at the finalists in the Guggenheim Helsinki museum…

Submissions are kept anonymous so the jury can remain impartial, yet it is known that the final six consists of the following creators: AGPS Architecture Ltd., Asif Khan Ltd., Fake…

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A living room of found furniture pops up in Times Square (PHOTOS)

A living room of found furniture pops up in Times Square (PHOTOS)

Since last year, Bettman has been setting up impromptu “rooms” all over New York City, having created facets of living room scenes in Bushwick, Chelsea and the Lower East Side…

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Biodegradable GOODFLOSS is perfect for on-the-go dental hygiene

Biodegradable GOODFLOSS is perfect for on-the-go dental hygiene

Dental floss may be great for maintaining healthy teeth, but conventional plastic floss is bad for the environment. Goodwell solves that dilemma by swapping plastic for a biodegradable…

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New research concludes: climate change causes weather extremes

New research concludes: climate change causes weather extremes

A new study shows global warming is already having significant impacts on Earth in the form of more severe weather events, which will just continue to get worse as climate change…

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The Urban Homesteader brings back ancestral know-how to inspire future generations

The Urban Homesteader brings back ancestral know-how to inspire future…

Many people call themselves (and are) urban homesteaders, but these folks are The Urban Homesteader. Urban dwellers with an interest in adding some sustainable practices to their own…

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Adorable tiny cottage is a Japanese-inspired teahouse on wheels

Adorable tiny cottage is a Japanese-inspired teahouse on wheels

Lined with light-colored knotty pine, the Tea House includes over a dozen glazed openings to flood the interior with natural light. The walls are fortified with high-density Eco-bat…

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This elegant, organic LED lamp will make your reading nook cozier than ever

This elegant, organic LED lamp will make your reading nook cozier than…

LEDs are firmly established as the energy-saving, long-lasting successor to incandescent bulbs, but the next wave might just come in the future of organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs).…

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Pratt Institute’s GAUD students show off term work with beautiful digitally fabricated art installation

Pratt Institute’s GAUD students show off term work with beautiful…

The large art installation consists of over 800 custom laser cut panels, each clad with a carefully selected section of student work. The panels were sorted by color and assembled to…

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Could Audi's new carbon-neutral diesel drive out dirty oil?

Could Audi's new carbon-neutral diesel drive out dirty oil?

Watch out oil barons, Audi recently announced it has invented a new diesel fuel that could revolutionize the automobile industry and dramatically reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Even…

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Seattle teens make solar powered tiny homes for area homeless

Seattle teens make solar powered tiny homes for area homeless

Do-gooder teenagers have built an incredible tiny home community for homeless adults in Seattle. The project, called Impossible City and run by Sawhorse Revolution, teaches teens basic…

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INFOGRAPHIC: Eco-savvy hacks for cleaning your kitchen

INFOGRAPHIC: Eco-savvy hacks for cleaning your kitchen

  Did you know that popping a tab of Alka-Seltzer into the back of your fridge will eliminate odors within 24 hours? Or that adding a packet of Lemon-Lime Kool-Aid to your…

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Texas A&M students design much-needed new hospital for Roatán Island, Honduras

Texas A&M students design much-needed new hospital for Roatán…

Roatán Island lies around 35 miles of the coast of Honduras, and is home to a population of some 100,000 people—yet its outdated hospital has only 38 beds. According to Dr. Raymond…

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Life-size hot rod made entirely from LEGO bricks runs on air!

Life-size hot rod made entirely from LEGO bricks runs on air!

LEGO savants Steve Sammartino and Raul Oaida have constructed a life-sized car made almost entirely out of LEGO bricks - and it runs entirely on air! The pair put out a message on…

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Can drones plant one billion trees?

Can drones plant one billion trees?

Can Drones Plant One Billion Trees? By Steve Daly Each year, the earth loses about 26 billion trees to lumber, mining, agriculture, and…

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Ancient Graeco-Roman papyrus offers a curious natural hangover remedy

Ancient Graeco-Roman papyrus offers a curious natural hangover remedy

At some point, many of us have found ourselves in the unfortunate position of being willing to try just about anything to rid oneself of the morning-after curses of a night of excessive…

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Terraced wooden nursery school brings the Japanese landscape indoors

Terraced wooden nursery school brings the Japanese landscape indoors

Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop was challenged to design a nursery school that not only included a variety of programmed spaces but also minimized the number of blind spots for safety…

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Beastly tower of recycled tires rises up in the New Zealand countryside

Beastly tower of recycled tires rises up in the New Zealand…

If you find yourself wandering the countryside north of Auckland, do not be alarmed if you encounter a very funky rubber tree. No, this forty foot folly is not a giant Wookiee or a…

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HOW TO: Make a hanging planter with a recycled plastic soda bottle

HOW TO: Make a hanging planter with a recycled plastic soda bottle

STEP 1: Prep your bottle Use a sharp utility knife to cut off the base of the bottle about 1 inch above the bottom, and then wash and try the bottle thoroughly. STEP 2: Tape…

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Biber Architects Breaks Ground on USA Pavilion With Edible Vertical Garden for the Milan Expo 2015

Biber Architects Breaks Ground on USA Pavilion With Edible Vertical…

To showcase the event's 2015 theme, the architects have developed a massive and literal green machine, inside and out. The large vertical garden will be planted with edible plants and…

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Home Depot to phase out use of toxic phthalates in vinyl flooring

Home Depot to phase out use of toxic phthalates in vinyl flooring

Various forms of ortho-phthalate chemicals have been associated with developmental and reproductive problems—especially in male infants—and linked to liver tumors in animals. So…

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World's First Urban Algae Canopy Produces the Oxygen Equivalent of Four Hectares of Woodland Every Day

World's First Urban Algae Canopy Produces the Oxygen Equivalent of…

Forming part of the Future Food District project curated by Carlo Ratti Associati, the Urban Algae Canopy marks the culmination of six years worth of research. A custom designed ETFE…

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