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CleverHomes Completes Outstanding Palo Alto Prefab Clad in Reclaimed Barn Siding

CleverHomes Completes Outstanding Palo Alto Prefab Clad in Reclaimed Barn Siding

The Palo Alto prefab is located on a small lot near Stanford University and replaces an older home. Primarily constructed off site in the Irontown Homes prefab factory in Utah, the modules were then

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Rob Snyder Creates Portraits of Nature by Casting Twigs and Branches in Glass

Rob Snyder Creates Portraits of Nature by Casting Twigs and Branches in Glass

From afar, Snyder’s sculptures appear like translucent baskets tinted in varying natural colors to catch light. But upon closer inspection, viewers can see that the building blocks of these sculpture

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INTERVIEW: Eric Maundu on Turning Aquaponic Gardens into an Internet Connected Resource

INTERVIEW: Eric Maundu on Turning Aquaponic Gardens into an Internet Connected Resource

Inhabitat: So tell me about your work here at American Steel Studios. ERIC: I build gardens like these. This is the smallest one I’ve ever done with an aquarium on the bottom and a garden on

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MAKEOVER: See How Decorview Revamped Our Windows with Beautiful and Energy-Efficient Honeycomb Shades

MAKEOVER: See How Decorview Revamped Our Windows with Beautiful and Energy-Efficient Honeycomb Shades

Floor-to-ceiling windows: They're a good thing in theory, but finding window coverings to fit them can be a huge "pane" in the "glass"! Especially when you only have one floor-to-ceiling window and it's

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KREOD Unveils Curving International Trade Pavilion for 2016 Rio Olympics

KREOD Unveils Curving International Trade Pavilion for 2016 Rio Olympics

KREOD's sculptural pavilion conveys a sense of weightless motion with its curves and graceful undulating silhouette. Located on a teardrop-shaped wooden platform, the structure is positioned so that it

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You Won’t Believe How Much Space Junk is Orbiting the Earth Right Now

You Won’t Believe How Much Space Junk is Orbiting the Earth Right Now

Whether you saw the movie Gravity or not, you probably already know that space debris can be a big problem. But until you see a visual showing just how ridiculously packed the Earth’s atmosphere is, it

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Pikaplant: Low-Maintenance, Self-Watering Vertical Gardens and No-Maintenance Plants

Pikaplant: Low-Maintenance, Self-Watering Vertical Gardens and No-Maintenance Plants

Do you love the idea of a home full of lush plant life, but can't seem to keep your plants alive? Dutch company Pikaplant has come up with a couple of great ideas that can help everyone bring a bit of

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Lush Green Roof Keeps This Tiny Cottage Home Cool in Oregon

Lush Green Roof Keeps This Tiny Cottage Home Cool in Oregon

The tiny cottage was originally built in the 1940s as shipyard working housing for Vanport Village. After the village flooded, the house was successfully moved by floating it down river to Sauvie Island

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Green-Roofed Bourne Lane House Treads Lightly on the English Landscape with Locally Sourced Materials

Green-Roofed Bourne Lane House Treads Lightly on the English Landscape with Locally Sourced Materials

Split into two barn-like wings connected by a central entrance hall, the asymmetric Bourne Lane House and its position in the landscape was largely informed by the client's desire to maximize natural

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Re-Creation: Two Primitive Huts Show Similarities Between Traditional Chinese and Finnish Design

Re-Creation: Two Primitive Huts Show Similarities Between Traditional Chinese and Finnish Design

The installation curated by Ole Bouman and Juulia Kauste aims to respond to the Biennale’s theme, which focuses on the timeless basics of architecture. The two wooden structures were built by Finnish

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California Students Create Smog-Eating Roof Tiles to Cut Urban Pollution

California Students Create Smog-Eating Roof Tiles to Cut Urban Pollution

A team of ambitious students at the University of California at Riverside have developed an incredible new weapon in the battle against air pollution. For their entry in the Environmental Protection

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Power-Storing Wires Could Replace Batteries in Electric Cars

Power-Storing Wires Could Replace Batteries in Electric Cars

Electric vehicle batteries are heavy and bulky, which limits EV range and cargo capacity. However that could change thanks to groundbreaking new research from the University of Central Florida.

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EXO: The World’s First Geodesic Electric Car

EXO: The World’s First Geodesic Electric Car

You've surely heard about geodesic dome homes by now - but what about geodesic cars? Mauro Fragiotta and Mark Beccaloni drew upon the work of Buckminster Fuller to design EXO - the world's first

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Chile Cancels Giant HidroAysén Hydroelectric Project, Saves Pristine Patagonia

Chile Cancels Giant HidroAysén Hydroelectric Project, Saves Pristine Patagonia

The Chilean government yesterday rejected the controversial HidroAysén hydroelectric power project, citing unresolved environmental concerns as the reason for its decision. The project had been slated to

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Before Supermarkets, People Foraged for Food Out in Nature (and We Still Can)

Before Supermarkets, People Foraged for Food Out in Nature (and We Still Can)

Before we gathered our food in grocery carts and online services like Peapod, we gathered it straight from the bush. It's a shocking idea that the food we eat might not be hosed with the equivalent

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NASA to Launch New Ultra-Light Inflatable Habitats for the International Space Station

NASA to Launch New Ultra-Light Inflatable Habitats for the International Space Station

NASA just unveiled a new ultra-light expandable habitat designed to expand the capacity of the International Space Station. The 13-foot long and 11-foot wide Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM)

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GUN Architects’ Rainforest Pavilion Creates an Exotic Oasis in London

GUN Architects’ Rainforest Pavilion Creates an Exotic Oasis in London

The five-meter-high structure simulates the atmosphere of the rainforest and brings the exotic climate of South America to the streets of London. Seven columns with hexagonal tops create the framework for

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Ford Turns Heinz Tomato Waste into Brilliant New Lightweight Bioplastic for Car Parts

Ford Turns Heinz Tomato Waste into Brilliant New Lightweight Bioplastic for Car Parts

Heinz uses the pulp of more than two million tons of tomatoes every year to make their iconic ketchup, soups and sauces - but what happens to the leftovers? Ford just announced that they have teamed up

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Dutch Students Design a Glittering Ice Version of Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia

Dutch Students Design a Glittering Ice Version of Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia

Students at Eindhoven University are designing a gorgeous model of Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia-- out of ice! Taking inspiration from the still incomplete church by Antoni Gaudi, the ice version will be

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Gulskogen Bicycle Hotel Stashes Over a Hundred Bikes Behind an Intricate Filigree Facade

Gulskogen Bicycle Hotel Stashes Over a Hundred Bikes Behind an Intricate Filigree Facade

At the entrance, a concrete tongue-shaped ramp spills out from a circular wooden border that frames a metal doorway. A porous filigree pattern sprawls across the metal doorway and gable wall. Drammen’s

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Modern House on the Prairie Complements its Natural Surroundings

Modern House on the Prairie Complements its Natural Surroundings

On the expansive prairies of Yelm, Washington, almost every home is traditional and decidedly farmhouse, except one. Eric and Melinda and their two Labradors live in a “modern home on the prairie,”

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SturlesiDesign’s iLLuminite Acrylic Glass LED Lights Double as Playful Works of Art

SturlesiDesign’s iLLuminite Acrylic Glass LED Lights Double as Playful Works of Art

Designer Amit Sturlesi created iLLuminite, a collection of night lights and ambient lights that doubles as playful and decorative works of art. Sturlesi laser cuts geometric lines into acrylic glass to

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Solar-Powered Bang Bang Tents Charges Your Gadgets While You Rock Out in Style

Solar-Powered Bang Bang Tents Charges Your Gadgets While You Rock Out in Style

Bang Bang Tents are four person tents that come in six different styles. Users have the choice between nature-inspired prints, including grass, chopped wood or butterflies, or more psychedelic patterns

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100-Foot-Long Balancing Barn Suspends Hotel Guests in Mid-Air in the UK

100-Foot-Long Balancing Barn Suspends Hotel Guests in Mid-Air in the UK

Surrounded by beautiful English countryside, the Balancing Barn's rustic form was created in reference to the nearby Suffolk farmhouses with a modern and bold. Known for their playful designs, MVRDV

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GREEN BUILDING 101: Environmentally Friendly Lighting for Health and Well-Being

GREEN BUILDING 101: Environmentally Friendly Lighting for Health and Well-Being

Lighting is one of the most critical—and most visceral—qualities of an indoor space, and the difference between good and bad lighting can make or break comfort, mood and overall happiness in your

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MARS Chocolate Maker to Power Entire U.S. Operation With a 118-Turbine Wind Farm

MARS Chocolate Maker to Power Entire U.S. Operation With a 118-Turbine Wind Farm

Here's some sweet news. MARS, the makers of popular chocolate treats such as Snickers and M&M's, plans to slash its global carbon footprint by 24 percent with a new 118-turbine wind farm that will

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Seville’s New Shipping Container Cruise Terminal is a Flexible & Bioclimatic Port Stop

Seville’s New Shipping Container Cruise Terminal is a Flexible & Bioclimatic Port Stop

Despite Seville's inland location, the city does in fact have a port on the River Guadalquivir in the heart of town. River cruises arrive at the port and dock to let passengers on and off, with easy

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Students Recreate Le Corbusier’s Minimalist Maison Dom-Ino as a Pavilion for Venice Biennale

Students Recreate Le Corbusier’s Minimalist Maison Dom-Ino as a Pavilion for Venice Biennale

Architect Valentin Bontjes van Beek and a group of students gave Le Corbusier’s famed Maison Dom-Ino second life as a pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. The 1:1 model was built by students of

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Want Your Own Honeycomb Hive? Vivid Sydney’s LED Cellular Tessellation Pavilion is For Sale!

Want Your Own Honeycomb Hive? Vivid Sydney’s LED Cellular Tessellation Pavilion is For Sale!

Cellular Tessellation was built by Bond Architecture staff and students, who had to fit together 1,200 laser-cut pieces and 3,000 bolts and plywood spacers. The interesting fact about the installation is

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ASUL Unveils Gorgeous ‘Think Tank’ Prefab Home Office in Savannah

ASUL Unveils Gorgeous ‘Think Tank’ Prefab Home Office in Savannah

ASUL’s prefab home system allows for easy customization and can be adapted to any type of site. In the case of the Savannah extension, the site was within a FEMA-regulated flood zone, which was easily

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