The lower level of the house remains bunker-like, emerging from the site like a pedestal for the main upper level that is reached by an exterior steel and concrete staircase leading to the large-scale
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Designer Marc Mimram wants “to create a garden station, a station of the senses that delights travellers and allows them to engage with the beauty of their surroundings.” The concourse design responds
You probably already know that dropping a brick in your toilet could help your household save up to 50 gallons of water every week, but the concrete or ceramic bricks that most folks place in their
Tourner Autour du Ried If you're worried about what to do with an overabundance of corn, you could always follow in the footsteps of StAndré-Lang Architectes and build a giant home clad in corn cobs.
The old San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, deemed earthquake unsafe a few years ago, is being torn down piece-by-piece after its replacement was completed nearby. But rather than sending all of the
Architecture is tapping into 3D printing technology in a major way through the production of building elements and structural components. Recent developments have also begun to work on
The Nautilus, designer Javier Senosiain’s bizarre, snail-shaped dwelling, is a mind-bending union of artistic experimentation and simplified living. Inspired by the work of Gaudí and Frank Lloyd
A new concept for a mobile hotel, the Hypercubus sits on the edge of almost any landscape - as well as on the edge of itself. The designers envision the units used for the tourism industry and for
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
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.
Contour Crafting just won a major design prize for its ability to 3D print large-scale structures from computer-aided design (CAD) files. Berokh Kohshnevis' “robotic building construction" system can
It's obvious that PARKROYAL on Pickering is a feast for the eyes with its vegetation-wrapped glass reinforced concrete layers, but it's not just a pretty facade. The building was awarded Green Mark
Dutch designer Eric Klarenbeek’s new Mycelium Chair is an amazing mushroom-sprouting seat that fuses organic materials with modern 3D printing technology. Working with the University of Aachen,
The home, known as Chez Hélène-Amboise Troglodyte, is situated in the Loire Valley. It sits about two miles out of Amboise, which was once home to Leonardo da Vinci. Troglodyte homes are common in the
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
Fernwood itself has existed for over a century, though their natural burial offerings are fairly new. The Mill Valley, CA, establishment is a funeral home, crematory and cemetery with an underlying
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
Inhabitat: How would you characterize the kind of architecture you create? Is there a unifying theme behind all your projects? Our principle driving force is to create places and spaces where people
IBM Research and Swiss solar technology company Airlight Energy just unveiled a cutting-edge solar system that resembles a 10-meter-high sunflower! The High Concentration PhotoVoltaic Thermal (HCPVT)
The shape of the building mirrors that of a drop of water, created out of a thin concrete slab that rises up gently before curving back down to the earth. Two elliptical openings
More than just a retail centerpiece for Tianjin's new commercial district, Riverside 66 also serves as a crucial connection node between the Hai He River and the pedestrian realm. The whale-like building
The Force Majeure The Force Majeure is a large-scale, holistic response to global warming and accelerated resource exploitation. Created by world-renowned artists Helen and Newton Harrison, the project
We love urban rehabilitation projects, and this one in Liverpool is especially inspiring. The zig-zagging Constellation Bar is an outdoor venue located on a former industrial site that has been converted
Eric Klarenbeek's material samples are 3D printed from living organisms, such as mycelium, and combined with local raw materials. The fully compostable creations have a negative carbon footprint.
The Mini Home's exterior materials are comprised of an Iverit façade and a bitumen roof while the floor is laid with hardwood panels. All of the prefabricated modules and add ons, including a compact
NYC’s High Line is a project that exemplifies effective adaptive urban re-use in a city that is littered with structures and spaces that have since reached the end of their useful life. By turning an
The idea of living on Mars is no longer just the stuff of science fiction. In fact, one way or another, humans will likely be hanging out on the red planet within the next few decades. But landing there
Cast in concrete, the outer semi-circular shell attaches the house to the shoreline with sand foundations. Solar cells line the outer shell to take advantage of Cape Town's abundant sunshine however; the
The frame, made from precast concrete, is covered with nipa palm branches and polycarbonate panels that provide doors that can be opened to bring natural light and fresh air inside. The external surfaces
The Boa Nova Tea House was one of Álvaro Siza's first completed projects, and it served as a restaurant for many years. Located about 300 meters from the road in Motosinhos to the north of Porto, the
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