LivingHomes' zero-energy Joshua Tree prefab house is now on sale

LivingHomes' zero-energy Joshua Tree prefab house is now on sale

LivingHomes desgned the C6 series in collaboration with Make It Right foundation, which was founded by Brad Pitt and architect William McDonough in order to build 150 affordable homes…

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Selcuk Ecza Headquarters looks like a small country village in Istanbul

Selcuk Ecza Headquarters looks like a small country village in…

The five-storey building was built for a pharmaceutical company whose owners, an elderly couple, wanted to build an office space which would look and feel more like a house. This air of…

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Tesla reveals Model S update that will end range anxiety

Tesla reveals Model S update that will end range anxiety

Tesla is updating its Model S software to make it “impossible” to stray too far from a charging station. Earlier this week, Elon Musk tweeted about ending electric car range anxiety…

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O2 Recycle creates a freshly-cut cell phone from grass clippings

O2 Recycle creates a freshly-cut cell phone from grass clippings

The stadium is the largest dedicated rugby arena in the world, and the second largest stadium in Britain, behind Wembley. It's home to the England Rugby Team, and this fully-functional…

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Waterstudio.NL unveils daylit waterfront family home in The Netherlands

Waterstudio.NL unveils daylit waterfront family home in The…

Villa New Water is a daylit waterfront family house in Westland, The Netherlands. It is framed with a white outline that marks the entrance and accentuates the transparency of the…

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Tesla is back in business in New Jersey after Governor Christie lifts sales ban

Tesla is back in business in New Jersey after Governor Christie lifts…

Tesla is once again able to sell their luxury electric cars from showrooms in New Jersey, following the signing of a bill that creates a loophole allowing manufacturers of…

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Make Architecture's bright and airy M House soaks up natural light

Make Architecture's bright and airy M House soaks up natural light

M House by Make Architects is a small home that explores how modern renovations can improve the way we live in our homes. A window-filled addition to the home allows light to fill the…

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China's petite Pinch Library wins big in 2014 design awards

China's petite Pinch Library wins big in 2014 design awards

In an earthquake-ravaged village in the Yunnan Province of China, architects John Lin and Olivier Ottevaere built the Pinch library, a wave-roofed community center that doubles as a…

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Modern Marlboro Cottages use natural and locally sourced materials in Vermont

Modern Marlboro Cottages use natural and locally sourced materials in…

Built to house senior musicians, the cottages comprise three different configurations: three 1,620-square-foot cottages with three bedrooms, one 1,445-square-foot two-bedroom cottage,…

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California is tapping water that rained 20,000 years ago to deal with epic drought

California is tapping water that rained 20,000 years ago to deal with…

California has been making headlines for the gravity of its drought. The Los Angeles Times reported that January was the driest month on record since 1895. Other sites including this…

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How Juniper Ridge creates wilderness perfume that smells just like the great outdoors

How Juniper Ridge creates wilderness perfume that smells just like the…

Bearded visionaries, a tricked out van, and lots of herbs. This isn't a flashback to the 60's - it's just another day at Juniper Ridge. Founded by Hall Newbegin, Juniper Ridge bottles…

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Artist Vincent Skoglund transforms landfill waste into sculptural installations

Artist Vincent Skoglund transforms landfill waste into sculptural…

Waste and landfills are a serious global problem, but artist Vincent Skoglund finds these unwanted objects and places intriguing and uses them to make surprising art. His collection…

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Build your own Analog Memory Desk to capture every scribble and sketch

Build your own Analog Memory Desk to capture every scribble and sketch

Good news for scribblers everywhere! Kirsten Camara, a student at the Minnesota College of Art and Design (MCAD), designed and built an amazing desk to capture her every note and…

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INFOGRAPHIC: 2015 marks The International Year of Soils

INFOGRAPHIC: 2015 marks The International Year of Soils

Recognizing the vital importance of soil for human life, the 68th United Nations General Assembly has declared 2015 to be the International Year of Soils. Without ideal soil health,…

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World's First Quiet Treehouse Provides Safe Haven in a Noisy Environment

World's First Quiet Treehouse Provides Safe Haven in a Noisy…

Luxury treehouse design and construction firm Blue Forest has charmed us before with their beautiful timber structures and this year’s Quiet Treehouse is no exception. Inspired by the…

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Portable and affordable Elevate desk lets you stand in style

Portable and affordable Elevate desk lets you stand in style

Are you looking for a stylish standing desk that won’t break the bank? Elevate—now available on Kickstarter—may be the workstation you’ve been looking for. Made from CNC-milled…

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The Architectural Digest Home Design Show kicks off today (get your ticket discount code here)

The Architectural Digest Home Design Show kicks off today (get your…

Calling all interior design lovers! The Architectural Digest Home Design Show kicks off today, taking over Piers 92 and 94 to showcase even more interior design goodness than ever…

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Mindfully miniature 90-square-foot apartment makes smart use of every inch of space

Mindfully miniature 90-square-foot apartment makes smart use of every…

Once Rowell signed her lease, she realized that every bit of furniture would have to be custom-made. With the help of a friend, she built her bed frame and shelving units. As for her…

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Calling all students: Submit a video on the benefits of bollards in your community and you could win a $3,000 scholarship!

Calling all students: Submit a video on the benefits of bollards in…

Reliance Foundry just launched its annual Bollards in My Community video contest, a scholarship competition that’s a win-win for both students and better urban planning. Open to…

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Maya Pedal transforms old bikes into pedal-powered water pumps, blenders, and more

Maya Pedal transforms old bikes into pedal-powered water pumps,…

We've seen some incredible innovations in bicycle technology lately - from self-charging components such as the Copenhagen Wheel to designer fixies by Diesel. But what happens to these…

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Vincent Callebaut's City of Science in Rome is turning a former military district into a self-sufficient urban ecosystem

Vincent Callebaut's City of Science in Rome is turning a former…

Città della Scienza in Italy aims to turn a former military district into a self-sufficient urban ecosystem. The project by Vincent Callebaut Architecture is part of a plan to…

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Airbnb tops world-famous ski jump with an incredible glass-walled penthouse

Airbnb tops world-famous ski jump with an incredible glass-walled…

Located in Oslo, the Holmenkollen ski jump has been used by winter sports daredevils and champions from around the world. The fully furnished Airbnb penthouse suite was built at the top…

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Carbon3D's revolutionary new 3D printer is 25 to 100 times faster

Carbon3D's revolutionary new 3D printer is 25 to 100 times faster

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpH1zhUQY0c 3D printing geeks take note: the Silicon Valley startup Carbon3D just took the lead in efficient manufacturing from digital models.…

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Taco Bell unveils its first shipping container store at SXSW

Taco Bell unveils its first shipping container store at SXSW

That'll be one sustainable chalupa, please! Taco Bell surprised many SXSW attendees by building a Taco Bell stand out of shipping containers. The modular structure was built in just…

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James Corner Field Operations unveils plans for 10-mile

James Corner Field Operations unveils plans for 10-mile "Underline"…

James Corner Field Operations (JCFO)—the architects behind the New York Highline—have been selected to develop the vision and master plan for a 10-mile linear park dubbed the Miami…

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2015 Syngenta Photography Award presents powerful responses to the theme of Scarcity–Waste

2015 Syngenta Photography Award presents powerful responses to the…

"How, in a world that is so desperately short of resources, can we ensure that there is enough land, food and water for future generations?" This is one of the questions under…

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Farm-X is a modular vertical farm that grows food hydroponically

Farm-X is a modular vertical farm that grows food hydroponically

Food has historically been grown in areas of low real-estate interest, far from densely populated settlements normally described as “cities”.  Farm-X (www.farm-x.com) is a modular…

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Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes achieves Living Building Challenge certification

Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes achieves Living Building…

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens has broken ground after becoming the fourth Living Building Challenge™ in the world for its Center for Sustainable…

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Help protect native bee populations by joining the Bee With Me network

Help protect native bee populations by joining the Bee With Me network

Imagine a world without bees. There would be no blueberries, no cherries, no pumpkins - not even beer. Here’s the problem: Most farmers depend on a single type of bee to pollinate…

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Celebrate World Sparrow Day on March 20th and help save a species!

Celebrate World Sparrow Day on March 20th and help save a species!

World Sparrow Day was initiated in 2010, and is an annual awareness-raising campaign that celebrates sparrows and emphasized the need to protect these little birds, as well as their…

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Uber customers can now order an electric car ride in Chicago

Uber customers can now order an electric car ride in Chicago

Chicago ride-seekers can now travel in sustainable style, with the local Uber’s new fleet of electric cars. The ride service has added twenty-five BYD e6 EVs cars directly from China…

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A Starter Guide To Urban Gardening

A Starter Guide To Urban Gardening

So you've picked up a compact composting kit and are ready to start recycling your food scraps into nutrient-rich compost - the next step is to start a garden! For those with budding…

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Artist Ignacio Aracil transforms pressed flowers into ephemeral sculptures

Artist Ignacio Aracil transforms pressed flowers into ephemeral…

Aracil hand-picks flowers, flattens them, and then weaves them together over a cone-shaped paper mold. After a couple of weeks, the flowers dry out to maintain a shape stable enough…

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BMW X5 eDrive40e plug-in hybrid SUV debuts with 19-mile EV range

BMW X5 eDrive40e plug-in hybrid SUV debuts with 19-mile EV range

BMW has unveiled the X5 eDrive40e, which is the first plug-in hybrid from the BMW core brand, which doesn't include the BMW i models. Based on the standard X5, the X5 eDrive40e can…

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Scientists say Mars One could be a scam

Scientists say Mars One could be a scam

Is Mars One a scam? It could be. Mars One is the mission to establish a permanent human colony on Mars. According to Mars-one.com, starting in 2024, crews of four will depart every two…

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Report: Wind could supply a third of the USA's electricity by 2050

Report: Wind could supply a third of the USA's electricity by 2050

A new report from the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind and Water Power Technologies Office titled "Wind Vision: A New Era of Wind Power in the United States" finds that wind energy…

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Help make BanG's Billion Oyster Pavilion for Governors Island a reality

Help make BanG's Billion Oyster Pavilion for Governors Island a…

Each year, the City of Dreams Pavilion provides a temporary architectural structure for visitors to Governors Island to enjoy, and one of the most crucial criteria is that the pavilion…

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New Hong Kong school campus to boast a green, bioclimatic facade

New Hong Kong school campus to boast a green, bioclimatic facade

The THEi design was built around the goal of integrating the new campus into the existing urban fabric. Thus, the architects introduced a twin-block design to open the campus up to the…

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Old Victorian Merton House gets a curvaceous modern update

Old Victorian Merton House gets a curvaceous modern update

A historic Victorian home in Australia was given a modern minimalist extension in a beautiful collaboration between Thomas Winwood Architecture and Kontista + Co. Inspired by the…

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Japan can now beam solar energy from space

Japan can now beam solar energy from space

If you think the idea of powering the world with solar power is still many years away, prepare to be amazed. The inspired minds at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has succeeded in…

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