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Luminair’s Spherical Tree Tents Let You Camp High Up in the Branches

Luminair’s Spherical Tree Tents Let You Camp High Up in the Branches

The Tree Tent is the culmination of three years of work and research into sustainable shelter systems, fabric structures and timber engineering by Luminair. The company sought to create an easily

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Mexico’s Thatched-Roof CocoCabañas Resort is Powered Entirely by Solar Energy

Mexico’s Thatched-Roof CocoCabañas Resort is Powered Entirely by Solar Energy

Resort life at CocoCabañas is more like an intimate bed and breakfast than a large luxury hotel. Visitors will find themselves in a beach getaway fantasy, complete with comfortable bi-level thatched roof

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Gorgeous Solar-Powered Blue Empire Cottage Filters Equatorial Light in Kenya

Gorgeous Solar-Powered Blue Empire Cottage Filters Equatorial Light in Kenya

We traveled to the house by boat and were surprised to find it concealed from the shoreline, hidden as it is by a large acacia tree left intact by the designer. This complete adoration of nature is

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ExxonMobil Arkansas Tar Sands Spill Reignites Keystone XL Debate

ExxonMobil Arkansas Tar Sands Spill Reignites Keystone XL Debate

Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline have long warned of the catastrophic impacts of a major spill if the infrastructure were to fail. On Friday, the nation no longer had to imagine how a tar sands

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Solar-Powered Floating Bar Hops Around Kenya’s Beautiful Green Islands

Solar-Powered Floating Bar Hops Around Kenya’s Beautiful Green Islands

Fully licensed by all of the relevant authorities, the floating bar has a remarkable capacity of roughly 250 people. This is made possible by the drums, which are virtually impossible to sink. All of the

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Awesome Dad Builds Son a Calvin and Hobbes-Themed Nursery with a Tree Fort Bed

Awesome Dad Builds Son a Calvin and Hobbes-Themed Nursery with a Tree Fort Bed

Any young boy raised on Calvin and Hobbes has dreamed of retreating to a tree fort to hurl snowballs and Susie Derkins and host G.R.O.S.S. (Get Rid Of Slimy girlS) meetings. One amazing dad created a

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Construction Set to Begin on North America’s Tallest Wooden Structure

Construction Set to Begin on North America’s Tallest Wooden Structure

Michael Green Architects just announced plans to break ground on the tallest building made of wood in North America. The Wood Innovation and Design Center in Prince George, British Columbia is a

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Modularflex Disaster Shelters Pop Up Where They Are Needed Most

Modularflex Disaster Shelters Pop Up Where They Are Needed Most

Anyone who has ever struggled to pitch a tent can attest to how difficult it can be to assemble a temporary shelter. Add the stress of a natural calamity, and every second saved by quick and simple

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TransCanada Boss Says Keystone XL Pipeline Will Have ‘No Impact On Climate Change’

TransCanada Boss Says Keystone XL Pipeline Will Have ‘No Impact On Climate Change’

We have heard some tall tales in our time, but this one reaches the stratosphere. On Tuesday, Alex Pourbaix, TransCanada's president for energy and oil pipelines, said that "You could shut down oil sands

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Spend the Night in a Fantastical Trojan Horse-Shaped Hotel in Belgium!

Spend the Night in a Fantastical Trojan Horse-Shaped Hotel in Belgium!

Guests can imagine their horse hotel room being wheeled into the city of Troy by the Greeks, epically tricking the Trojans during the legendary Trojan war. Appropriate to this tale, the interior have been

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New Study Shows that Anti-Anxiety Meds in Waterways Alter Wild Fish Behavior

New Study Shows that Anti-Anxiety Meds in Waterways Alter Wild Fish Behavior

Photo via Shutterstock A new study has shown that pharmaceutical drugs polluting the world’s waterways may significantly change the behavior of wild fish. A study of wild perch found that the

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Time Circus Builds a Floating Vegetable Garden on an Abandoned Ship Crane in Belgium

Time Circus Builds a Floating Vegetable Garden on an Abandoned Ship Crane in Belgium

Antwerp’s MAS Museum lent the people at Time Circus an old unused crane on which the collective built their cool green space. Anchored at Bonapartedok, the experimental space is designed to engage

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Maja’s House: A Teeny Weeny Replica of Herzog & de Meuron’s Rudin House Rises in Poland

Maja’s House: A Teeny Weeny Replica of Herzog & de Meuron’s Rudin House Rises in Poland

Maja helped to design the six square meter tiny house. Though the architects implored her to consider a flat-topped house, she insisted on the archetypal gabled home with a chimney. She even made a small

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Roeland Otten Camouflages Ugly Public Utilities with Giant Photographic Installations

Roeland Otten Camouflages Ugly Public Utilities with Giant Photographic Installations

From afar, passersby may not notice Otten’s awesome photographic installations at all. Taken from the same vantage points at which they are mounted, each side of his photographic coverings depict the

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Bryan Lemmel’s Beautiful Zome Structure Does Duty as a Play Structure and Meditation Space

Bryan Lemmel’s Beautiful Zome Structure Does Duty as a Play Structure and Meditation Space

Bryan Lemmel of Balanced Carpentry built this beautiful "Zome" in his backyard in Asheville, NC. Inspired by sacred geometry and Buckminster Fuller's geodesic dome, the structure was built using mostly

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Tommie Wilhelmsen’s Remote Trekronekabin is a Dramatic Intervention in the Nordic Landscape

Tommie Wilhelmsen’s Remote Trekronekabin is a Dramatic Intervention in the Nordic Landscape

Wilhelmsen sought to design a lodge that rises up above the treetops to evoke space and calm. He used black and earthy tones to complement the natural environment, while simultaneously creating a dramatic

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Top 6 Most Popular Inhabitots Stories of 2012

Top 6 Most Popular Inhabitots Stories of 2012

With 2013 only a couple days away, we're taking a look back at Inhabitots's most popular stories of the year. 2012 was filled with great stories, and Inhabitots readers particularly enjoyed how-to's,

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Redditor Creates a Simulated Mission Control from Scrap Electronics for His Son’s Fifth Birthday

Redditor Creates a Simulated Mission Control from Scrap Electronics for His Son’s Fifth Birthday

There are some dads who are content to construct forts and treehouses out of cardboard and plywood and then there are others that take their projects and imaginations into orbit. Redditor and leading

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The Forest: Detroit Riverfront Competition Winner Plans to Green America’s Automobile Center

The Forest: Detroit Riverfront Competition Winner Plans to Green America’s Automobile Center

Like a fairytale, 'The Forest' plugs a void between the city and the river with a series of trees, trails, and performance spaces. Existing sculptures will remain, although Atelier Why proposes to move

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PhotonFlightTeam Start Fundraising Campaign to Build a Solar-Powered Airship Made from Recycled Aluminium

PhotonFlightTeam Start Fundraising Campaign to Build a Solar-Powered Airship Made from Recycled Aluminium

Arizona-based PhotonFlightTeam has unveiled plans for a lightweight, solar-powered airship that would be a more sustainable and cost effective alternative to airplanes. The team is raising funds with a

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10 Architectural Gingerbread Creations from 2012 to Make You Salivate!

10 Architectural Gingerbread Creations from 2012 to Make You Salivate!

1. Selfridges Store Window inspired by the film by Bruce Weber This architectural cookie installation was inspired by the film produced by Bruce Weber for Selfridges department store in London. Titled

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Brock Davis’ Photographs Give New Meaning to Playing With Your Food

Brock Davis’ Photographs Give New Meaning to Playing With Your Food

In Davis’ world, a stalk of broccoli becomes a billowy tree, its florets thick leaves, and the stalk home to a wooden tree house. Wooden popsicle stick planks climb the broccoli trunk and lead to the

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Ice Womb is a Geometric Warming Hut for Chilly Ice Skaters

Ice Womb is a Geometric Warming Hut for Chilly Ice Skaters

Melnyk designed Ice Womb’s exterior to harmonize with the natural magic of the winter landscape. The glistening façade mirrors the snow and ice of the frozen lake or pond it is placed near, extending

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FREE’s Miami Chapel is an Innovative Church Modeled After the Pleats in the Lady of Guadalupe’s Robe

FREE’s Miami Chapel is an Innovative Church Modeled After the Pleats in the Lady of Guadalupe’s Robe

In an attempt to bring together all 27 Latin American virgins and create one unifying ecumenical structure, FREE has designed a volume resembling the pleats of Our Lady of Guadalupe’s cloth, with 27

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Colorful Well Proven Chair is Made from Recycled Wood Waste and Bio-Resin

Colorful Well Proven Chair is Made from Recycled Wood Waste and Bio-Resin

London-based designers Marjan Van Aubel and Jamie Shaw have developed an intriguing material that can be used to create sturdy, lightweight furniture from waste. Their Well Proven Chair, which looks

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Lee Broom’s Crystal Bulb Shop Dazzles at the London Design Festival

Lee Broom’s Crystal Bulb Shop Dazzles at the London Design Festival

The wood paneling and fixtures included reclaimed parts of an English pub that were previously used in another incarnation for Lee Broom's highly successful solo show at Milan's Salone del Mobile. Other

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Nendo’s Ando Momofuku Center Tree House is an Apartment Building for Birds!

Nendo’s Ando Momofuku Center Tree House is an Apartment Building for Birds!

Lead by founder Oki Sato, Nendo produces refined, simplified forms that evoke emotion in viewers. In this piece, we see that repeated forms of various shaped pitched roof houses with circular openings are

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RWTH Aachen University’s Counter Entropy Solar Decathlon House is Made From Recycled CDs!

RWTH Aachen University’s Counter Entropy Solar Decathlon House is Made From Recycled CDs!

Designed for a couple without children, Counter Entropy is almost completely open save for the bathroom, which is slightly set apart on the northern side. A large cantilevering roof made of seven prefab

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Ikea Announces Plans to Build Over 100 Budget Design Hotels in Europe

Ikea Announces Plans to Build Over 100 Budget Design Hotels in Europe

Ikea is already well known for its affordable and stylish home furnishings, but now the retail giant has set its sights on the budget hotel market. The world’s largest furniture retailer, based in

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Almáa Sintra Hostel Is An Idyllic Eco-Retreat on a Historic 12th Site in Portugal

Almáa Sintra Hostel Is An Idyllic Eco-Retreat on a Historic 12th Site in Portugal

The hostel is set on the idyllic grounds of an ancient fresh water spring, for which it is named (Almáa means water in Arabic). The spring supplies water to the hostel, irrigates the landscaped gardens

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