The building is oriented perpendicular to the axis of Montpellier’s historic district such that it does not disturb the area's overall composition and communication trajectories. The theater expands on
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Casa Hamaca's structure was built to follow the form of the classic Catenary Curve. Located in hot and humid Paraguay, the home measures 860 square feet and it is open to the elements. The project's name
INHABITAT: What inspired you to write 'Cradle to Cradle' (the book) and launch the Cradle to Cradle system? William McDonough: From an early age, I was fascinated by differing attitudes towards
Although ocean beaches are one of the most beautiful parts of nature, they're also the place we're most likely to come face to face with the ugly side of overconsumption. Beaches around the world are
Tali Shaul, a psychotherapist, and Hagit Morevski, an ecological pond water treatment specialist, became friends after their two sons started playing together. Sharing similar views, the two spent a long
During her time as a window dresser, founder of Diamond Tooth Taxidermy Beth Beverly would see birds hit the glass and fall to their demise. Passersby would hardly give the lifeless bodies a second
San Francisco, CA -- Interstice Architects go big every Park(ing) Day - and this year's park was no disappointment! The Park-a-licious Public Bubble is a huge inflatable structure filled with balloons and
Without a single splash in sight this year, we thought that dumpster pools had entered the dark ages. But just last month Progressive Waste Solutions proved us wrong by hosting an event in Dallas' design
The geometrical wooden House 205 stands firmly within a thicket of trees and bushes. Designed to have a minimal footprint on the ground it sits, the structure is built on a natural rocky platform atop
Jason and Camilla Iftakhar INHABITAT: Tell us a bit about your background in eco-design. What made you decide to focus on scooters? I was first introduced to the concept of sustainability and eco
The idea of introducing spontaneity into the process of building resulted in a structure that looks a bit like a garden folly. With help from their clients, the architects collected windows from
Used washing machine drums are given a new life by designer Willem Heeffer as retro lamps with a sweet powder coated finish. Aptly named 'Drums', these pendants seems to hover in the air suspended by
If you’re reading Inhabitat, you’re probably interested in green building, and if you work in the building and construction industry, it’s likely that you strive to build in as environmentally
The Tiny House Family recently went on Anderson Cooper. As you can see, the actual-size outline of their home in black is even smaller than the show's stage! INHABITAT: Can you tell us a little bit about
It seems like most people get a new cellphone every year these days - and while that’s good news for phone manufacturers and telecoms, it’s not helping our wallets or the environment. Enter PhoneBloks
The Crystal earned its title from the building's division into two architectural volumes: the inner building is shaped like a golden crystal, inspired by the city's underground iron ore deposits; the
The net-zero home designed by Team Capitol D.C. has so many wonderful features that not only make the home itself self-sustainable, but also sustains its occupants. A rooftop photovoltaic array provides
Montreal-based Dodecado has created a playful set of sculptural light blocks that can be stacked to create practically any shape you can imagine. The blocks are lit by low-energy LED lights, and they snap
It takes an enormous amount of energy and resources to produce simple building materials such as concrete, bricks, and asphalt - however Ginger Krieg Dosier has developed a low-impact way to simply grow
Big names and outlandish designs get all the attention at New York Fashion Week, but that doesn't mean they're the only styles worth noting. Inspired by the film L’Avventura, a 1960's Italian drama
The proposal envisions the building as a sustainable landmark for the city of Oslo with 90 percent of all the existing material to be recycled and used as new building materials. 80 percent of that will
The Biomimicry Manual: What can the Honeybee Teach Designers About Insulation, Elasticity and Flight?
What exactly is biomimicry? I think of it as a way of unlocking a whole world of super-powers for humanity. It is literally the next stage of human evolution. Leonardo DaVinci himself said, "Those who are
The Trond Clubhouse by Bjørke Arkitektur recently received the 2013 Trondheim Architecture Award. The project was initiated and partly built by the local community, and it aims to establish a year-round
SANAA’s proposal was designed in collaboration with local Taiwanese studio Ricky Liu & Associates Architects + Planners. The project will play a pivotal role in mega-merging the skyscraping towers
First, a look at the greenest parts of the project: the studio has incorporated geothermal heat and a rainwater cooling system within the stadium concept, along with the commitment to recycle greywater.
This month, an invasion of snails will over take the streets of Sydney, but don't panic—these snails are not your common backyard pests. Giant, neon, and irresistibly fun, these colorful snails will be
The Silicom House peeks out from a gentle slope in Madrid that is surrounded by the allotment's luscious greenery. The family home sits in a sunk-in design and to access it one has to go around gorgeous
Today Apple launched two shiny new cellphones - the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c - which means that thousands of old phones are set to fall into disuse as consumers around the world cash in their upgrades.
The gorgeous Stola Table Lamp is one of the most beautiful recycled material lamps out there. Made by design company Actual SF, the accordion style structure is constructed from 100% recycled P.E.T. and
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