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Gorgeous Historic Church Transformed into Modern Residence near Adelaide, Australia

Gorgeous Historic Church Transformed into Modern Residence near Adelaide, Australia

The historic stone chapel was built in 1877 from bluestone. Although the religious effects are long gone, the façade still boasts the original church bell, which rang for the small village that

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AirHotel: 6 High-Flying Hotel Rooms Made of Recycled Materials in Belgium

AirHotel: 6 High-Flying Hotel Rooms Made of Recycled Materials in Belgium

Sterreschijter This hanging metal structure looks like an oversized bucket or carriage. It is attached to a tree trunk by clamping and tensioning and has a translucent roof opening. Suspended a full six

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Burn Calories and Charge Your Laptop While Working on the WeBike

Burn Calories and Charge Your Laptop While Working on the WeBike

Photo: Gizmag We're huge fans of stand-working here at Inhabitat, so when we spotted this cool work pod that channels the power of pedaling, we were immediately enamored. The WeBike is a

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45 Women Unveil Amazing LEGO Buildings at VisionLab’s PINKVISION Exhibit in Milan

45 Women Unveil Amazing LEGO Buildings at VisionLab’s PINKVISION Exhibit in Milan

LEGO is described in the project as "a game for everyone." As we've seen in other instances, in addition to this exhibit, the block is being used as an interesting medium for professionals to explore new

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6 Cool Camper and Tent Designs for a Summer Adventure

6 Cool Camper and Tent Designs for a Summer Adventure

Moby-1 XTR Expedition Trailer Moby1‘s XTR puts a modern spin on the classic pull-along teardrop trailer. While the look of this camper may be retro, this compact beauty actually comes packed with

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Blue Forest’s Thatched Cliffside Lodge Wraps Itself Around a Tree

Blue Forest’s Thatched Cliffside Lodge Wraps Itself Around a Tree

Designed for a private client and set in their luscious garden next to a pond, Cliffside Lodge is raised just a few meters above ground. Constructed on stilts and wrapped around a centenarian tree, this

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Golany Architects Turns a Shipping Container Into a Two-Tree House

Golany Architects Turns a Shipping Container Into a Two-Tree House

Golany Architects' rustic treehouse is an incredible construction built among mature Jerusalem pine trees. When first checking out the site, the architects found that two of the trees had grown in the

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DEDON’s Zero-Waste ‘Nest Rest’ is a Woven Cocoon for Snuggling in the Wild

DEDON’s Zero-Waste ‘Nest Rest’ is a Woven Cocoon for Snuggling in the Wild

DEDON's "Nest Rest" is a piece of floating furniture that can be hung or sat on a base, resulting in a tranquil and private space. Sturdy yet light, it weighs less than 100kg and is 79 inch wide. It is

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Atelier Bardill is a Striking Rust-Colored Barn Renovation in Switzerland

Atelier Bardill is a Striking Rust-Colored Barn Renovation in Switzerland

The roof of Atelierhouse Bardill peaks in unison with the surrounding green shuttered homes of the traditional Swiss village. What sets the studio apart are the ornate stamps that emblazen the wooden

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Porky Hefer’s Cozy Human Nests Hang From the Treetops!

Porky Hefer’s Cozy Human Nests Hang From the Treetops!

Porky Hefer has been working as a creative consultant since 2007. His human nests are specially designed for each customer, context and needs. They can be hung from trees, posts, or even suspended

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Cambodia’s New Stock Exchange Tower Has Dragon Scales

Cambodia’s New Stock Exchange Tower Has Dragon Scales

The building will be LEED certified, and it consists of two towers and a glass and steel podium. Tower 1 will hold world-class offices, luxury retail, as well as studios, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom serviced

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Curvaceous Light Stage House in Hiroshima Makes the Most of an Awkward Lot

Curvaceous Light Stage House in Hiroshima Makes the Most of an Awkward Lot

As with all things Japanese, the stout Light Stage House is a study in elegance and minimalism. The kitchen is compact and the interior furnishings have been built into the architecture which maximizes

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Marks Barfield Proposes a Soaring Bamboo Science Center for the Amazon Rainforest

Marks Barfield Proposes a Soaring Bamboo Science Center for the Amazon Rainforest

Designed by Marks Barfield Architects, a London-based firm known for progressive landscape designs including the elevated walkway at Kew Gardens, the center will incorporate solar power and will use

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6 Amazing Green Treetop Paradises for Sustainable Living

6 Amazing Green Treetop Paradises for Sustainable Living

TORNADO TREEHOUSE ROOTED TREEHOUSE FINCA BELLAVISTA TREE HOTEL UNDER HEAVEN ILLUMINATED GEODESIC DOME TORNADO TREEHOUSE Roderick Romero proved that treehouses are not only for

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Announcing the Winners of Inhabitat’s 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards!

Announcing the Winners of Inhabitat’s 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards!

AND THE READERS HAVE SPOKEN! For the last two weeks, Inhabitat readers have been weighing in and voting on their favorite green stories of 2011. From a high tech beehive designed for city dwellers to a

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This Low-Impact Cabin is Accessed Through a Hidden Retractable Staircase!

This Low-Impact Cabin is Accessed Through a Hidden Retractable Staircase!

Perched on four concrete columns, the cabin is accessed by a motorized staircase that can be lifted like a drawbridge, providing security when the owners are away. The small footprint of the house on the

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Paul Morgan Architects’ Tree Trunk House Springs Up in Australia

Paul Morgan Architects’ Tree Trunk House Springs Up in Australia

Using local, sustainable wood found in the forest, the cabin is clad with the material inside and out. The exterior is surrounded with rustic branches that are naturally shaped into triangle supports

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Winter Garden Lets Winnipeggers Skate Through An Artificial Tree Grove on a Frozen River

Winter Garden Lets Winnipeggers Skate Through An Artificial Tree Grove on a Frozen River

The installation would take place on Winnipeg’s frozen Assiniboine Credit Union River Trail, which runs through the snowy city. Sixteen trees would be placed in a four by four grid pattern, creating a

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Gorgeous Green Christmas Tree is Made from 40,000 Recycled Plastic Bottles

Gorgeous Green Christmas Tree is Made from 40,000 Recycled Plastic Bottles

The small city of Kaunas, Lithuania has been treated to a gorgeous green Xmas tree made from 40,000 recycled plastic bottles for Christmas this year. The city commissioned artist Jolanta Šmidtienė to

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Creatureama: Recycled Styrofoam Robots Invade Germany’s Streets

Creatureama: Recycled Styrofoam Robots Invade Germany’s Streets

Mitchell Joachim and his team at Terraform 1 are provocateurs of the built environment that excel at dreaming up new ways of building and getting around. Their recycled Creatureama installation explores

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Innovative Front to Back Infill House Creates Two Separate Homes On a Small Lot

Innovative Front to Back Infill House Creates Two Separate Homes On a Small Lot

The residents of the infill homes split the 25 ft by 80 ft land cost, keeping their tight budget  low and construction affordable. The rear unit is extremely private, facing and interacting with the back

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The Green Cathedral Is an Interpretation of Notre Dame in Trees

The Green Cathedral Is an Interpretation of Notre Dame in Trees

John Muir once called a redwood grove his cathedral. Similar in vein, De Groene Kathedraal (translated as the Green Cathedral) is an organic copy of the famed Notre Dame, and is very much in

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‘Church Forest’ Documentary Reveals the Unseen World of Tree Canopies in Ethiopia

‘Church Forest’ Documentary Reveals the Unseen World of Tree Canopies in Ethiopia

'Church Forest' is a new documentary project featuring the work of legendary scientist Meg Lowman, and the unseen world of tree canopies set within the endangered treetops of Ethiopia. To date, 95% of

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Gorgeous South African Home Sits Amid the Treetops

Gorgeous South African Home Sits Amid the Treetops

Located in a lush area next to a valley and stream, the house offers 2,475 square feet of living space. Echoing the trees surrounding the property, Van Der Merwe Miszewski created five tree-like

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Minimumhouse: Energy Efficient Vacation Home Blends Into the Forest

Minimumhouse: Energy Efficient Vacation Home Blends Into the Forest

The Minimum house is clad with floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides. A thick timber roof and back side make the glassed-in portion appear to be outside. The fully glazed windows reduce solar gain

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Beautiful Glass Front Beach House Harmonizes With Indigenous Pohutukawa Trees

Beautiful Glass Front Beach House Harmonizes With Indigenous Pohutukawa Trees

The pre-existing Pohutukawa trees on the clients’ property posed a challenge for Herbst, but ended up becoming the inspiration for the design. Not wanting to clear the area or remove any trees, the

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Green-Roofed Czech Tea House is Naturally Lit by a Gilded Oculus

Green-Roofed Czech Tea House is Naturally Lit by a Gilded Oculus

The tea house is constructed of natural and sustainable materials and designed to integrate into the surrounding landscape. The building consists of a sheltered patio area and an inner chamber made from

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Space Pod Hotel Gives Galactic Tourists an Out of This World View

Space Pod Hotel Gives Galactic Tourists an Out of This World View

CSS will orbit the Earth from 217 miles away, where it will serve as a space station for scientific missions, as well as commercial use. Seven guests can luxuriate in one of the four hotel cabins on a

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Telok Blangah Hill Park’s Flying Bridges Soar Through the Sky

Telok Blangah Hill Park’s Flying Bridges Soar Through the Sky

Telok Blangah is certainly breathtaking, but it also has the right kind of attitude when it comes to respecting nature. While some parks are constructed by chopping trees down to make room for open space

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Budi Pradono’s Naturally Cooled R-House Brings Nature Indoors

Budi Pradono’s Naturally Cooled R-House Brings Nature Indoors

From the street the home looks almost typical for the neighborhood; it's graced with a large terrace that connects with the street and a gate that has been turned into a green wall. The true scale of the

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