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Curvaceous Light Stage House in Hiroshima Makes the Most of an Awkward Lot

Curvaceous Light Stage House in Hiroshima Makes the Most of an Awkward Lot

As with all things Japanese, the stout Light Stage House is a study in elegance and minimalism. The kitchen is compact and the interior furnishings have been built into the architecture which maximizes

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6 Amazing Treehouse Beds That Make Bedtime Magical

6 Amazing Treehouse Beds That Make Bedtime Magical

What could possibly be cooler than living in a treehouse?  A warm and comfy treehouse bed in your very own room!  Not only does this make your child's room feel magical, but lofted beds are a great use

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Marks Barfield Proposes a Soaring Bamboo Science Center for the Amazon Rainforest

Marks Barfield Proposes a Soaring Bamboo Science Center for the Amazon Rainforest

Designed by Marks Barfield Architects, a London-based firm known for progressive landscape designs including the elevated walkway at Kew Gardens, the center will incorporate solar power and will use

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6 Amazing Green Treetop Paradises for Sustainable Living

6 Amazing Green Treetop Paradises for Sustainable Living

TORNADO TREEHOUSE ROOTED TREEHOUSE FINCA BELLAVISTA TREE HOTEL UNDER HEAVEN ILLUMINATED GEODESIC DOME TORNADO TREEHOUSE Roderick Romero proved that treehouses are not only for

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Announcing the Winners of Inhabitat’s 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards!

Announcing the Winners of Inhabitat’s 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards!

AND THE READERS HAVE SPOKEN! For the last two weeks, Inhabitat readers have been weighing in and voting on their favorite green stories of 2011. From a high tech beehive designed for city dwellers to a

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Baumraum Breaks Ground on Its Awesome Schrems Treehouse Resort in Lower Austria

Baumraum Breaks Ground on Its Awesome Schrems Treehouse Resort in Lower Austria

The best way to enjoy a site that still reflects nature's instinctive proclivity for abundance is to stay in low-impact buildings that exist in total harmony with their surroundings. That's a Baumraum

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This Low-Impact Cabin is Accessed Through a Hidden Retractable Staircase!

This Low-Impact Cabin is Accessed Through a Hidden Retractable Staircase!

Perched on four concrete columns, the cabin is accessed by a motorized staircase that can be lifted like a drawbridge, providing security when the owners are away. The small footprint of the house on the

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Paul Morgan Architects’ Tree Trunk House Springs Up in Australia

Paul Morgan Architects’ Tree Trunk House Springs Up in Australia

Using local, sustainable wood found in the forest, the cabin is clad with the material inside and out. The exterior is surrounded with rustic branches that are naturally shaped into triangle supports

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Winter Garden Lets Winnipeggers Skate Through An Artificial Tree Grove on a Frozen River

Winter Garden Lets Winnipeggers Skate Through An Artificial Tree Grove on a Frozen River

The installation would take place on Winnipeg’s frozen Assiniboine Credit Union River Trail, which runs through the snowy city. Sixteen trees would be placed in a four by four grid pattern, creating a

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Awesome Best Hut Treehouse in New Zealand Has a Remote-Controlled Drawbridge

Awesome Best Hut Treehouse in New Zealand Has a Remote-Controlled Drawbridge

Jono explained to us in an email that when he was a kid he used to source his salvaged materials in sometimes not-so-legal ways (like from the neighbor's yard) but now he says he uses Facebook to ask

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Gorgeous Green Christmas Tree is Made from 40,000 Recycled Plastic Bottles

Gorgeous Green Christmas Tree is Made from 40,000 Recycled Plastic Bottles

The small city of Kaunas, Lithuania has been treated to a gorgeous green Xmas tree made from 40,000 recycled plastic bottles for Christmas this year. The city commissioned artist Jolanta Šmidtienė to

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Creatureama: Recycled Styrofoam Robots Invade Germany’s Streets

Creatureama: Recycled Styrofoam Robots Invade Germany’s Streets

Mitchell Joachim and his team at Terraform 1 are provocateurs of the built environment that excel at dreaming up new ways of building and getting around. Their recycled Creatureama installation explores

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Liyuan Library’s Wood Facade Filters the Sun While Harmonizing With the Surrounding Landscape

Liyuan Library’s Wood Facade Filters the Sun While Harmonizing With the Surrounding Landscape

The library, which is located in the tiny village of Huairou, gives the local villagers a serene reading space as well as access to reading materials. Li Xiaodong wanted to create a place conducive to

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Diamond-Shaped Tornado Treehouse Made From Reclaimed Wood Springs Up in LA

Diamond-Shaped Tornado Treehouse Made From Reclaimed Wood Springs Up in LA

Since the Bel Air tree house had to be finished in less than two weeks, Romero called in the help of his friend, designer and carpenter Jeff Casper. Together, they constructed the shelter using 100%

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Innovative Front to Back Infill House Creates Two Separate Homes On a Small Lot

Innovative Front to Back Infill House Creates Two Separate Homes On a Small Lot

The residents of the infill homes split the 25 ft by 80 ft land cost, keeping their tight budget  low and construction affordable. The rear unit is extremely private, facing and interacting with the back

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Timber Treehouse Addition Adds Almost 200 Sq Ft of Living Space to Moscow Flat

Timber Treehouse Addition Adds Almost 200 Sq Ft of Living Space to Moscow Flat

Timber was chosen for its sustainability, but also to match the unique color of the marble tiles that can be found throughout the penthouse apartment. The timber addition adds a labyrinth of different

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The Green Cathedral Is an Interpretation of Notre Dame in Trees

The Green Cathedral Is an Interpretation of Notre Dame in Trees

John Muir once called a redwood grove his cathedral. Similar in vein, De Groene Kathedraal (translated as the Green Cathedral) is an organic copy of the famed Notre Dame, and is very much in

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Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Transformed Into Town for Sheep

Lord of the Rings Hobbiton Transformed Into Town for Sheep

The set for Hobbiton was constructed in 1998 after director Peter Jackson found the Alexander Family farm in an aerial search of the North Island of New Zealand looking for the ideal charming little

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‘Church Forest’ Documentary Reveals the Unseen World of Tree Canopies in Ethiopia

‘Church Forest’ Documentary Reveals the Unseen World of Tree Canopies in Ethiopia

'Church Forest' is a new documentary project featuring the work of legendary scientist Meg Lowman, and the unseen world of tree canopies set within the endangered treetops of Ethiopia. To date, 95% of

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Gorgeous South African Home Sits Amid the Treetops

Gorgeous South African Home Sits Amid the Treetops

Located in a lush area next to a valley and stream, the house offers 2,475 square feet of living space. Echoing the trees surrounding the property, Van Der Merwe Miszewski created five tree-like

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Minimumhouse: Energy Efficient Vacation Home Blends Into the Forest

Minimumhouse: Energy Efficient Vacation Home Blends Into the Forest

The Minimum house is clad with floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides. A thick timber roof and back side make the glassed-in portion appear to be outside. The fully glazed windows reduce solar gain

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Beautiful Glass Front Beach House Harmonizes With Indigenous Pohutukawa Trees

Beautiful Glass Front Beach House Harmonizes With Indigenous Pohutukawa Trees

The pre-existing Pohutukawa trees on the clients’ property posed a challenge for Herbst, but ended up becoming the inspiration for the design. Not wanting to clear the area or remove any trees, the

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Cork-Clad Treehouse Grows Roots & Intermingles with the Branches

Cork-Clad Treehouse Grows Roots & Intermingles with the Branches

To design the treehouse and minimize the impact on the tree, Urbanarbolismo utilized photogrammetry to make an accurate 3D model of the tree. With this model, the team could fine tune their design to fit

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Green-Roofed Czech Tea House is Naturally Lit by a Gilded Oculus

Green-Roofed Czech Tea House is Naturally Lit by a Gilded Oculus

The tea house is constructed of natural and sustainable materials and designed to integrate into the surrounding landscape. The building consists of a sheltered patio area and an inner chamber made from

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Space Pod Hotel Gives Galactic Tourists an Out of This World View

Space Pod Hotel Gives Galactic Tourists an Out of This World View

CSS will orbit the Earth from 217 miles away, where it will serve as a space station for scientific missions, as well as commercial use. Seven guests can luxuriate in one of the four hotel cabins on a

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Telok Blangah Hill Park’s Flying Bridges Soar Through the Sky

Telok Blangah Hill Park’s Flying Bridges Soar Through the Sky

Telok Blangah is certainly breathtaking, but it also has the right kind of attitude when it comes to respecting nature. While some parks are constructed by chopping trees down to make room for open space

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Budi Pradono’s Naturally Cooled R-House Brings Nature Indoors

Budi Pradono’s Naturally Cooled R-House Brings Nature Indoors

From the street the home looks almost typical for the neighborhood; it's graced with a large terrace that connects with the street and a gate that has been turned into a green wall. The true scale of the

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Uniquely Angular Sandal Magna School is One of The Most Carbon Efficient in UK

Uniquely Angular Sandal Magna School is One of The Most Carbon Efficient in UK

When the original Victorian school on the site fell into disrepair, the red bricks were disassembled. Wigglesworth then re-used the original bricks to build elements for the new Sandal Magna. The school

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Blue Forest’s Treehouse Office is a High-Flying Wooden Workplace

Blue Forest’s Treehouse Office is a High-Flying Wooden Workplace

Located in the Shropshire countryside in England, the home has almost a Tudor feel with its pointed doors and windows. Inside, the decor is rustic but that doesn't mean that it isn't decked out with the

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