Breathtaking House Katarina feels like a modern treehouse

Breathtaking House Katarina feels like a modern treehouse

http://vimeo.com/78902134 Residents access the House Katarina via a winding road that leads into a green-roofed garage. The stairway from the garage leads directly to the second…

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Milwaukee youth revamp “Drift” bench with a vibrant paint job

Milwaukee youth revamp “Drift” bench with a vibrant paint job

Community Reimagines Bench Inspired By Environment Story by Jenni Reinke Images by Cassie Rogala A new narrative for public seating has emerged through the fusion of architecture…

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Connect a Pot lets you grow plants in even the smallest spaces

Connect a Pot lets you grow plants in even the smallest spaces

Self-watering pot perfect for small living The recent push to move to smaller and smaller homes means downsizing more than just wardrobes and furniture. Those who take pride in…

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Dwell Development's outstanding zero-energy Emerald Star home in Seattle is almost entirely reclaimed

Dwell Development's outstanding zero-energy Emerald Star home in…

With a cutting-edge combination of green features, Dwell's most recent residential project will be the firm's 100th certified home, expected to achieve the highest rating when it comes…

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We've already used up a year's worth of the Earth's resources in just 8 months

We've already used up a year's worth of the Earth's resources in just…

We all know about Earth Day and Arbor Day, with their focus on renewable resources and an appreciation for our great planet, but have you heard of Overshoot Day? The Global Footprint…

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Beautiful bakery in Ukraine brings back the look and familiarity of old European patisseries

Beautiful bakery in Ukraine brings back the look and familiarity of…

This beautiful bakery in Ukraine encapsulates the rustic quality and domestic atmosphere of old European patisseries. Custom-made furniture, natural materials and local design were the…

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Stealth GPS in fake elephant tusks maps illegal smuggling routes

Stealth GPS in fake elephant tusks maps illegal smuggling routes

Using GPS tracking devices, a journalist has mapped the smuggling route of elephant tusks out of Congo's Garamba National Park. The devices, installed into a pair of fake ivory tusks,…

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Heroic Food Farm gives returning veterans a new mission cultivating sustainably grown food

Heroic Food Farm gives returning veterans a new mission cultivating…

Heroic Food was founded in 2014 by screenwriter Leora Barish in order to address two problems: the challenges veterans face as they transition back into civilian society, and America's…

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perFORM 2015 competition winner redefines net-zero urban living

perFORM 2015 competition winner redefines net-zero urban living

Winners of this year's perFORM Building Design competition have just been announced and the best entries showcase an array of active and passive sustainable strategies. The competition,…

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Organic rooftop farm grows atop an elementary school in China

Organic rooftop farm grows atop an elementary school in China

A team led by Professor Li Bojun from the Zhejiang Province Agricultural Academy designed the Pujia Primary School’s expansive rooftop garden. The horseshoe landscape includes arable…

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Deadly sodium cyanide pollution discovered after Tianjin explosion in China

Deadly sodium cyanide pollution discovered after Tianjin explosion in…

Last Wednesday, a series of explosions caused massive destruction in Tianjin, China, and left over a hundred dead. Now, days later, levels of deadly cyanide pollution are sky-high and…

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Disneyland unveils plans for epic new Star Wars parks

Disneyland unveils plans for epic new Star Wars parks

What Star Wars fan hasn't fantasized about sidling up to the bar in the Mos Eisley cantina, ordering a throat-burning drink, and maybe starting some shizzle with a nasty-looking alien?…

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The shingled spherical Podzook is an eco-friendly pod that fits in your backyard

The shingled spherical Podzook is an eco-friendly pod that fits in…

If the coconut-shaped Podzook pod looks familiar, you’re most likely thinking of the Archipod, the British-designed original. Waldoboro-based Judy Bernier founded the Podzook company…

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BIG launches Kickstarter for a steam ring generator atop the world's cleanest power plant

BIG launches Kickstarter for a steam ring generator atop the world's…

Back in 2013, the Bjarke Ingels Group broke ground on what is slated to become the world's cleanest power plant. Located in Copenhagen, Denmark, the 95,000 sq m Amagerforbrændingen…

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Shell has been given approval to drill the Arctic for oil for the first time since 1991

Shell has been given approval to drill the Arctic for oil for the…

The US government has just granted Royal Dutch Shell permission to drill into oil-bearing rock some 8,000 feet below the Arctic's sea floor, leading the way for the first such drilling…

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Modern chapel makes a powerful but minimalist statement in the Austrian countryside

Modern chapel makes a powerful but minimalist statement in the…

The Maria Magdalene chapel was constructed from self-compacting concrete (SCC) with a radiant white color that reflects changing light and weather conditions as different colors, from a…

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China's smog kills 4,000 people every day

China's smog kills 4,000 people every day

We all know that pollution in China is bad, but we didn't know it was this bad. A new study has found that air pollution is killing about 4,000 people per day in China. Using newly…

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Groundbreaking Solar Classroom in a Box to be deployed in every single county in Kenya

Groundbreaking Solar Classroom in a Box to be deployed in every single…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s69yJFg0Aw0 Aleutia’s solar classroom isn’t the first, but its design shows major improvements over previous models used by other companies. The…

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The Fangshan Tangshan National Geopark celebrates the diversity of the Palaeozoic era

The Fangshan Tangshan National Geopark celebrates the diversity of the…

The geopark's public plaza needed to take into account the site's commercial interests while preserving its historical, natural, and cultural significance. "Our response celebrates the…

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Bamboobee’s BIY bamboo Mandy fenders are a perfect fit on any bicycle

Bamboobee’s BIY bamboo Mandy fenders are a perfect fit on any…

  While there have been many improvements in bicycle suspension and braking, there have been fewer advancements in fender design. That’s why Bamboobee stepped up to bat with Mandy…

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Undulae lamps are made out of cornstarch-based bioplastic

Undulae lamps are made out of cornstarch-based bioplastic

Undulae is a series of table and pendant lamps made of cornstarch-based bioplastic tubes. Bioplastic is made from the mixture of cornstarch, water, vinegar and glycerin with particular…

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Solar-powered ShelteR3 is an off-the-grid home built to withstand tornadoes

Solar-powered ShelteR3 is an off-the-grid home built to withstand…

Students at Crowder College and Drury University teamed up to design and build an off-the-grid, solar-powered house which could counter storms and tornados. ShelteR3 is based on three…

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8 common weeds you probably never thought you could eat

8 common weeds you probably never thought you could eat

  Violet Leaves   Violets may be known for their beauty, but their petals aren't the only coveted part of the plant. It's amazing that these beautiful plants are considered…

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Researchers discover the world's first venomous frog species in Brazil

Researchers discover the world's first venomous frog species in Brazil

The Brazilian rainforest has offered up another hidden treasure—sort of. Two new frog species were recently discovered which, in itself, is a newsworthy event but these little…

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Four overlapping shipping containers make a charming multi- terraced house in Indonesia

Four overlapping shipping containers make a charming multi- terraced…

The modern Container for Urban Living challenged designers Atelier Riri to repurpose four shipping containers at the clients’ request, while making the most of a 150 square meter area…

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Did the Guardian just prove Apple is working on a self-driving electric car?

Did the Guardian just prove Apple is working on a self-driving…

Apple has been hush-hush about its rumored electric car project, but company execs may not be able to keep quiet much longer. The Guardian reports that documents obtained through a…

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Researchers develop printable, flexible lithium-ion batteries shaped like hearts

Researchers develop printable, flexible lithium-ion batteries shaped…

As design objects, batteries couldn't be more boring. They are wholly functional, featuring unimaginative square edges and wrapped completely in monotones. Batteries are designed to end…

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This new material could efficiently turn greenhouse gases into fuel

This new material could efficiently turn greenhouse gases into fuel

Many scientists have been eager to explore the concept of carbon capture, and especially the concept of transforming greenhouse gases into methanol for several years. It's an…

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Now you can rent a room in Japan's Nakagin Capsule Tower via Airbnb

Now you can rent a room in Japan's Nakagin Capsule Tower via Airbnb

Ginza's Nakagin Capsule Tower is a rare existing example of Metabolism, a post-war Japanese architectural movement that applied organic biological growth to architectural mega…

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MoMA's buzzworthy new statue sports a head made of honey bees

MoMA's buzzworthy new statue sports a head made of honey bees

Related: + Pierre Huyghe Via Yahoo! Pierre Huyghe beehive art

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Increased demand for lion bones threatens endangered species more than ever

Increased demand for lion bones threatens endangered species more than…

The king of the jungle is in more trouble than ever. Researchers are now warning that endangered lions could be targeted for their bones, in addition to all the other reasons hunters…

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Thoth Technology patents 12-mile-high inflatable space elevator

Thoth Technology patents 12-mile-high inflatable space elevator

The hardest part about space travel is actually getting to space. Tearing through Earth's atmosphere and escaping its gravitational pull requires a huge amount of fuel – and money…

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Naturepedic smooths the transition to a big kid bed with a safe, organic 2-in-1 mattress

Naturepedic smooths the transition to a big kid bed with a safe,…

Graduating from a crib into a "big kid's bed" is a big deal for most little ones, but it can mean a lot for parents, too. Not only does this represent the end of your child's days as a…

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Egyptian Teenager Creates Next-Generation Quantum Space Propulsion System

Egyptian Teenager Creates Next-Generation Quantum Space Propulsion…

An Egyptain teenager has patented a next-generation propulsion system that could send spacecraft to other solar systems—without using a single drop of fuel. While it is not quite…

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400-Year-Old Arctic Plants Frozen by Glaciers Come Back From the Dead

400-Year-Old Arctic Plants Frozen by Glaciers Come Back From the Dead

A crop of 400-year-old plants that were wiped out by glaciers have come back from the dead, BBC News reports. Researchers exploring the Teardrop Glacier high up in the Canadian Arctic…

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Patio Furniture Transforms into DIY Bike-Powered Generator

Patio Furniture Transforms into DIY Bike-Powered Generator

When riding a stationary bicycle, it easy to feel as though you aren't getting anywhere or doing much of anything other than managing a quick workout. The cardio is great, but what if…

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Wheel House: Acrojou Circus Takes a Circular Home for a Rolling Adventure

Wheel House: Acrojou Circus Takes a Circular Home for a Rolling…

Acrojou, 'The Wheel House' from Acrojou on Vimeo. Acrojou was formed in 2006 by artistic directors Jeni Barnard and Barney White. The Wheel House is one of the duo's six shows that…

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These super-customizable Monarch Tiny Homes cost just $22,000

These super-customizable Monarch Tiny Homes cost just $22,000

The 20 foot by 8.5 foot home is elegantly made and structurally strong, reinforced with structural insulated panels (SIPs). The exterior siding boasts an impressive composition of…

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How to win a free pair of PETA-approved vegan espadrilles

How to win a free pair of PETA-approved vegan espadrilles

Want a pair of shoes that’ll feel good on your feet and your conscience? You’ll love these cruelty-free kicks created by PETA and “footwear with a purpose” brand M4D3—and…

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