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Abandoned Silos Transformed Into a Climbing Gym

Abandoned Silos Transformed Into a Climbing Gym

The city of Amsterdam wasn't quite sure what to do with three abandoned sewage treatment silos, so they decided to hold a competition to determine the best adaptive reuse project. One of the projects

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Freedom of Creation 3-D Prints Wood-Like Designs From Sawdust

Freedom of Creation 3-D Prints Wood-Like Designs From Sawdust

Freedom of Creation (FOC) recently announced a new 3-D printing technique that transforms sawdust into objects that look and feel (almost) like wood. It's a bit less bizarre than printing human veins, or

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Thousands of Webby Treehouses Spun by Spiders Stave Off Malaria in Pakistan

Thousands of Webby Treehouses Spun by Spiders Stave Off Malaria in Pakistan

After getting washed out by last year's devastating floods in Pakistan, millions of spiders have been building new homes in thousands of trees throughout the country. Gizmodo explains that the influx of

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The Nest: A Wild Wooden Treehouse That Sways 23 Ft Off the Ground

The Nest: A Wild Wooden Treehouse That Sways 23 Ft Off the Ground

One of the coolest features of the Nest is that Romero suspended it from an airplane cable 23 feet off the ground. Unlike more traditional treehouses that are anchored to their base tree, the Nest sways

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Seattle Treehouse is a Wonderful Retreat for Kids and Adults Alike

Seattle Treehouse is a Wonderful Retreat for Kids and Adults Alike

This gorgeous tree-top residence in Seattle tells a wonderful story of inventive architecture and repurposed and recycled materials. The Hale-Edmonds family took on the challenge of a steeply sloping site

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California Builder Transforms Backyard Into Shipping Container Work Space

California Builder Transforms Backyard Into Shipping Container Work Space

Schoup brought in two shipping containers and arranged them together in an L-shape to create a permeable courtyard which opened the house up to the surrounding views and the sun. He and his wife planted a

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Shuhei Endo’s Out of This World “Bubbletecture H” Building

Shuhei Endo’s Out of This World “Bubbletecture H” Building

When Japanese architect Endo Shuhei adds another delectable design to his repertoire, you can expect a project title just as incredible as the structure itself. He names each of his projects by letter and

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Kitengela: Off-Grid Recycled Glass Village Lights Up Kenya’s Masaai Plains

Kitengela: Off-Grid Recycled Glass Village Lights Up Kenya’s Masaai Plains

At Kitengela, nature always comes first. Just half an hour's drive south from the dirty din of the country's capital, Nairobi, the village is overgrown with lush plants, trees, and vines of every variety.

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Incredible Yellow Treehouse Restaurant Rises Above New Zealand

Incredible Yellow Treehouse Restaurant Rises Above New Zealand

Located on the edge of a redwood forest with views over open meadows and streams, the treehouse restaurant is a magical integration of nature and function. Access to the pod is gained via a long low angle

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Outlandia Treehouse Art Studio Set in the Lush Scottish Highlands

Outlandia Treehouse Art Studio Set in the Lush Scottish Highlands

The tree house is reachable via a quarter-mile boardwalk, which was built by students of Lochaber College’s Environmental Conservation group. Outlandia has a small artist studio, connected to a larger

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Victor: Serene Meditation and Tea Hut by Jeffery Poss

Victor: Serene Meditation and Tea Hut by Jeffery Poss

In our busy world, people go to great lengths for serenity. What could be more relaxing than sipping tea in your own private tea house on a tranquil pond? Architect Jeffery Poss’ private Victor

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Crystal Treehouse: A Rustic Loft Perched Above an Icy Colorado River

Crystal Treehouse: A Rustic Loft Perched Above an Icy Colorado River

We typically think of treehouses as tree-friendly structures, so the fact that many of them are constructed out of wood that was obtained by bulldozing entire forests doesn't make much sense. That's why

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Spuce Treehouse is a Wintry Backyard Playground for Kids

Spuce Treehouse is a Wintry Backyard Playground for Kids

It's not a good idea to show this awesome treehouse to your kids unless you're willing to endure them constantly begging you to make one just like it for them. Designed by Robert Potokar with the help of

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Old Garage Transformed into a Cool Co-op Office In Central Madrid

Old Garage Transformed into a Cool Co-op Office In Central Madrid

The former garage situated between the two main train stations in Madrid fell into disrepair and was basically untouched since the 1940's. Officials of The Hub and ch + qs architects saw that it was still

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Old Fishing Warehouses Transformed into Rooftop Penthouses In Holland

Old Fishing Warehouses Transformed into Rooftop Penthouses In Holland

The coast of Holland once played host to a large fishing industry. As such, a number of large warehouses lined the waterfront to accept the fish. But when the fishing industry downsized, many of these old

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Help Bring a Sustainable TreeHouse to Governors Island, NYC This Summer

Help Bring a Sustainable TreeHouse to Governors Island, NYC This Summer

If you never got to play in a treehouse as a kid, here’s your chance to frolic in one that’s being planned for New York City this summer! Called “A Sustainable TreeHouse,” the

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First Full Bamboo School in Philippines Stands Up to Tough Stormwinds

First Full Bamboo School in Philippines Stands Up to Tough Stormwinds

At the moment, the bamboo school is a prototype at the Nato High School in the Bicol Peninsula around the southeastern part of Luzon. Currently, the structure consists of 2 classrooms and a set of

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VIDEO: Grow a Treehouse with Terreform

VIDEO: Grow a Treehouse with Terreform

We love treehouses here at Inhabitat and are enamored with eco-architect Mitchell Joachim's visionary ideas about how to grow living treehouses from ficus molded around frame structures. We've covered

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ECO EWOK TREEHOUSES: Finca Bellavista Rainforest Village

ECO EWOK TREEHOUSES: Finca Bellavista Rainforest Village

If you been dreaming of picking up roots, living on the edge, or literally going out on a limb in terms of eco-lifestyle possibilities, then Finca Bellavista: A Sustainable Rainforest Community might be

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Micro LA Tree House Creates a Contemporary Dream Retreat

Micro LA Tree House Creates a Contemporary Dream Retreat

The sculptural form of this LA treehouse is a perfect fit for its occupants as the design was inspired by the owner's art collection. Given as a surprise gift from a husband to his wife, the space is a

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Renaud Morel’s KABAN is a Tree House Retreat for Adults

Renaud Morel’s KABAN is a Tree House Retreat for Adults

Working with design company Dans mon Arbre, Morel designed Kaban at the Kapellerput Country Estate. The project echoes the relationship between architecture and nature with a design that is in unison with

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Prince Charles to Become Slumlord Millionaire of Eco Community in India

Prince Charles to Become Slumlord Millionaire of Eco Community in India

The Prince of Wales is taking time out of his royal activities to work on a new pet project - an 'eco-utopia' in the slums of India. Prince Charles and his charity, The Prince’s Foundation for the Built

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Inhabitat Editors’ Top Stories of 2011 – Vote for your Favorite!

Inhabitat Editors’ Top Stories of 2011 – Vote for your Favorite!

New Year's Eve is coming up quick - and as the hours tick down to the ball drop, the Inhabitat editors have reflected upon the past year and picked out our favorite green design stories from 2011! It's

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Cantilevered Contemplation Platform Is a Meditative Treehouse

Cantilevered Contemplation Platform Is a Meditative Treehouse

Hidden in the hills of Portland, Oregon, artist Devan Anthony recently completed construction of this modern treehouse that he calls a 'Cantilevered Contemplation Platform.' Sited on a steep hillside

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Recycled Suitcases Used To Furnish Shanghai’s URBN Hotel

Recycled Suitcases Used To Furnish Shanghai’s URBN Hotel

The boutique hotel was designed by A00 Architecture and is set within a renovated warehouse in the heart of Shanghai. Set back from the street and surrounded by a high wall and gate, the hotel features a

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Baumraum’s World of Living Tree House Sits on Spider’s Legs

Baumraum’s World of Living Tree House Sits on Spider’s Legs

Located in Rheinau Baden-Linx, Germany (right near the French border), World of Living is a rather unusual type of establishment. It was conceived to show off WeberHaus' homes, but in a fun, interactive

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Greenbuild 2010 Kicks Off Next Week in Chicago!

Greenbuild 2010 Kicks Off Next Week in Chicago!

Attention green building aficionados! If you can’t make it to Chicago for the Greenbuild conference next week, don’t panic -- we've got you covered! We'll be walking the expo hall, hitting the

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Tree Adventure is a High Flying Walkway with a Giant Bird Nest

Tree Adventure is a High Flying Walkway with a Giant Bird Nest

Photos by Paul Warchol When designing the high-flying exhibit, Metcalfe balanced perceived danger, actual safety, beautiful materials and real trees to make for a playful and exhilarating

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