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Lightweight Visio.M Electric Car Weighs in at Only 900 Pounds

Lightweight Visio.M Electric Car Weighs in at Only 900 Pounds

Two years ago BMW, Daimler and scientists at the Technical University Munich (TUM) announced that they had joined forces to create an everyday, affordable and safe electric car, called the Visio.M. It's

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Wooden Sea Ranch Cabin is Nestled in a Californian Redwood Forest

Wooden Sea Ranch Cabin is Nestled in a Californian Redwood Forest

Built on a gently sloping site, the cabin gradually steps down on the landscape from the master bedroom down to the light-filled living room. The sloping diagonal roof helps frame views of the forest and

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The Top 10 Most Innovative Algae-Powered Designs

The Top 10 Most Innovative Algae-Powered Designs

Algae has many different qualities that we can draw upon, from edible varieties that make their way onto our dinner plates, to those whose bioluminescence can be harnessed for glow-in-the-dark

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Have a Picnic or Sled on Top of Henning Larsen’s New Moesgaard Museum in Denmark

Have a Picnic or Sled on Top of Henning Larsen’s New Moesgaard Museum in Denmark

Standing on the side of a hill in a suburb known as Skåde, the new Moesgaard Museum has a green roof that rises from its rural environment. Covered in grass, moss and flowers, it features

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100% Recyclable UNBOXED Wooden Prefab is Equipped for Energy Generating Roof Tiles

100% Recyclable UNBOXED Wooden Prefab is Equipped for Energy Generating Roof Tiles

The high standardization of the modules and their total prefabrication creates great flexibility. This goal is also achieved by splitting the building in several basic structural elements designed to be

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7 Luminous, Lantern-Like Houses that Glow in the Dark

7 Luminous, Lantern-Like Houses that Glow in the Dark

Cherry Tree House by Tom Hare Acclaimed willow sculpture Tom Hare recently completed an enchanting glowing tree house built atop an old cherry tree. The spherical, nest-like structure is woven from

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10 Vegetables to Plant Now for a Bountiful Spring Harvest

10 Vegetables to Plant Now for a Bountiful Spring Harvest

In order to have springtime success with fall-planted and overwintered vegetables, it's important to know the growing zone you live in: that's going to have a big impact on what you can and cannot grow.

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NPIRE Uses 55,000 LEGOs To Create a Funky Pixelated Wall

NPIRE Uses 55,000 LEGOs To Create a Funky Pixelated Wall

To make the striking dividing wall, staff at NPIRE brought their own childhood LEGO bricks and mixed them with about 80 new packs. Using assorted colored blocks they created a playful pixelated design

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PETE Turns Plastic Bottles into Clothing Right at Home

PETE Turns Plastic Bottles into Clothing Right at Home

Want to reduce your plastic waste without it ever leaving your home? Meet PETE, one of the six finalists in the Electrolux Design Lab competition, which lets you recycle plastic bottles into clothing

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Tour 6 of New York City’s Most Incredible New Design Destinations

Tour 6 of New York City’s Most Incredible New Design Destinations

October marks New York City's annual celebration of architecture and design, and Inhabitat is kicking the event off with a virtual tour of six of the city's most inspiring design destinations. We

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Wood-Clad Fagerborg Kindergarten Offers a Stimulating Environment for Children in Norway

Wood-Clad Fagerborg Kindergarten Offers a Stimulating Environment for Children in Norway

To respect the character of the surrounding early 20th century residential buildings, RRA clad the kindergarten with wood in the vertical grain direction to blend the structure into the landscape, but

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VIDEO: Stanford Team Successfully Tests Earthquake-Resistant House

VIDEO: Stanford Team Successfully Tests Earthquake-Resistant House

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z30rcg3buuw A team of Stanford engineers have built and tested an earthquake-resistant house that sits on top of sliding "isolators" to ride out tremors. The test

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The Serenity Passive House Redefines the 21st Century Country Manor

The Serenity Passive House Redefines the 21st Century Country Manor

First things first, this house is huge at 16,000 square feet and is estimated to cost over 11 million dollars to build. That's a lot - so what does it have to justify the extravagances? The sumptuous

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RRA’s Micro Cluster Cabins Give Traditional Pitched Roofs a Modern Twist in Norway

RRA’s Micro Cluster Cabins Give Traditional Pitched Roofs a Modern Twist in Norway

To add more variety and character to the traditional gable-roof structures, Reiulf Ramstad Architects designed each cabin with varying widths and roof pitches, although the ridge height for each stays

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Li Xiadong’s Beautiful Wood Liyuan Library Wins the First Moriyama Prize

Li Xiadong’s Beautiful Wood Liyuan Library Wins the First Moriyama Prize

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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Modern Wood-Clad House Uses Limestone Walls for Passive Cooling in the Italian Alps

Modern Wood-Clad House Uses Limestone Walls for Passive Cooling in the Italian Alps

From afar, Casa Prè de Sura fits the local alpine vernacular with its traditional gable roof and vertically laid wood panels. Upon closer inspection, however, the building's contemporary influences

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Sistine Chapel to Illuminate Michelangelo’s Masterpiece with 7,000 LEDs

Sistine Chapel to Illuminate Michelangelo’s Masterpiece with 7,000 LEDs

Art lovers can now take in the Sistine Chapel's sprawling painted ceiling with ease, thanks to a new installation of 7,000 LED lights. Viewers have been admiring Michelangelo's 16th century fresco in

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The Colour House in Melbourne Wins 2014 Australian Living Green Interior Award

The Colour House in Melbourne Wins 2014 Australian Living Green Interior Award

The Melbourne home focuses on small and sustainable living, demonstrating just how good design mitigates the need for a larger home. Recycled materials are elevated by the clean, modern lines of the space

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Minimalist Timber-Imprinted Concrete Home in Argentina Pays Homage to The Surrounding Forest

Minimalist Timber-Imprinted Concrete Home in Argentina Pays Homage to The Surrounding Forest

Casa SV nestles in a woodland area of Pinamar, 200 miles south of the capital. Its long-lasting shell was made from intersecting slabs of concrete that were cast over lengths of timber for a

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6 Emergency Essentials for Surviving 72 Hours Without Power

6 Emergency Essentials for Surviving 72 Hours Without Power

  The motto "always be prepared" is a good one to keep in mind, but one might not understand the importance of that until immersed in a situation that one hasn't prepared properly for at all.

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Korean Artist Transforms a Greenhouse Into a Kaleidoscopic Rainbow Palace

Korean Artist Transforms a Greenhouse Into a Kaleidoscopic Rainbow Palace

This elaborate installation is housed in a nineteenth century greenhouse in Madrid that normally holds a collection of plants originating from the Philippines. Kimsooja transformed it into a space of

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UNStudio Completes Work on the Glowing Theatre de Stoep in the Netherlands

UNStudio Completes Work on the Glowing Theatre de Stoep in the Netherlands

Inside, the expansive theater comprises two auditoriums, one that accommodates up to 650 visitors and a smaller hall that seats up to 200. Additionally, the building has several interconnected foyers

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Aaron Maret’s 200 sqft Pocket Shelter is an Adorable Tiny Home on Wheels

Aaron Maret’s 200 sqft Pocket Shelter is an Adorable Tiny Home on Wheels

Maret incorporated many recycled materials into his home's structure, from the enormous reclaimed windows to the salvaged redwood that was used for the decking, and repurposed pine flooring. The main

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Pomona College’s New Sustainable Art Hall Bonds the Creative Process with Surrounding Nature

Pomona College’s New Sustainable Art Hall Bonds the Creative Process with Surrounding Nature

The new 35,000-square-foot Studio Art Hall will be home to various disciplines of the art-making process and was built to provide a tranquil, collaborative atmosphere to explore new innovative ideas and

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Cubist ‘Scape House’ Resembles a Giant Stack of Blocks

Cubist ‘Scape House’ Resembles a Giant Stack of Blocks

Within each of the cuboid volumes that make up Scape House, designer Kimura inlayed windows that reveal a strategically curated view of the neighborhood. Since the home is set on a hill overlooking a

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Studio Prototype’s Gorgeous Home Renovation Strikes the Perfect Balance Between Old and New

Studio Prototype’s Gorgeous Home Renovation Strikes the Perfect Balance Between Old and New

Architect Jeroen Steenvoorden drew from the existing structure's shape as inspiration for the new extension, but used different materials to create a clear contrast between the old and new buildings. The

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INTERSTICE Architects Unveil Fibonacci-Inspired Green Landscape at the USF Center for Science

INTERSTICE Architects Unveil Fibonacci-Inspired Green Landscape at the USF Center for Science

INTERSTICE teamed up with the university, an engineering team and the building's architects to conceptualize a “campus walk” that refocused the campus center experience on pedestrians, rather than

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INFOGRAPHIC: How You Can Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

INFOGRAPHIC: How You Can Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Computer equipment and residential electronics represent 15 percent of the energy that residents consume worldwide, and that number is expected to triple over the next couple of decades unless steps are

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Gorgeous Green Renovation Wraps a Vietnamese House With Living Walls

Gorgeous Green Renovation Wraps a Vietnamese House With Living Walls

MM++ Architects reduced the Thao dien House to it most minimal expression and then wrapped it with living walls. An extreme renovation turned the dated ugly building into a modern home. The new design

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Arkitema Architects Design an Elegant New Home that Supposedly Requires Zero Maintenance

Arkitema Architects Design an Elegant New Home that Supposedly Requires Zero Maintenance

The Innovation Maintenance-Free House by Arkitema Architects promises to last 150 years, with minimal maintenance during the first third of its lifespan. The prefab structure was built completely

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