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Former EPA Headquarters Receive LEED Certified Retrofit as D.C.’s Newest Residential Towers

Former EPA Headquarters Receive LEED Certified Retrofit as D.C.’s Newest Residential Towers

The Sky House towers usher in a future of adaptive reuse for the Southwest side of Washington D.C. These towers will be the tallest in the area, and boast rooftop pools with some of the nicest views of

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8 Real Life Love Nests Built by Romantic Couples

8 Real Life Love Nests Built by Romantic Couples

Your home is where your heart is and these couples have also put their blood, sweat and maybe even tears into their projects to build their love shacks. DIY home construction is no easy feat, so we're

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Sustain Design Studio Packs Serious Functionality into 480 Square Foot Solo 40

Sustain Design Studio Packs Serious Functionality into 480 Square Foot Solo 40

Sustain Design Studio recently unveiled their latest prefab model, the Solo 40, a smart and efficient modular home that packs in a lot in just 480 sq ft. Sustain Design Studio is the brainchild of Candian

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Low-Carbon Limpley Stoke Eco-House is Packed With Green Building Strategies

Low-Carbon Limpley Stoke Eco-House is Packed With Green Building Strategies

Hewitt Studios recently completed the Eco-House in Limpley Stoke Valley using local and low-carbon materials. Locally-sourced straw bale wall panels offer breathable carbon negative insulation. Carbon

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Tiny Hobbit Hutch Caravan is a Magical Writer’s Getaway in Bastrop, TX

Tiny Hobbit Hutch Caravan is a Magical Writer’s Getaway in Bastrop, TX

Located in Bastrop, TX, a city just outside of Austin, the Hobbit Hutch is built atop an 8 foot by 5 foot Tractor Supply trailer with the addition of a welcoming, 20 square foot porch. Though the region

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Zecc Architects Transform Utrecht Church into Striking Modern Home

Zecc Architects Transform Utrecht Church into Striking Modern Home

The church originally featured tall lofty ceilings, so Zecc broke up the open space while creating more living area by inserting modular floors and stairways. The modular additions were built with respect

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Tiny Window House Offers Unobstructed Views of Japan’s Sagamo Bay

Tiny Window House Offers Unobstructed Views of Japan’s Sagamo Bay

The tiny Window House sits on a small plot that is just 10 by 26 feet along the water’s edge at Sagamo Bay. Yoshimura designed the home so that when the owner is not there during the week, the gorgeous

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Cozy Malacahuello Cabin is a Minimalist Winter Retreat Hidden Deep in the Chilean Forest

Cozy Malacahuello Cabin is a Minimalist Winter Retreat Hidden Deep in the Chilean Forest

The Malacahuello cabin may not be the most spacious of vacation homes, but it more than meets the needs of anyone looking for a tranquil, minimalist getaway. Snowfall in this area can reach up to a meter

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Exclusive Photos: World’s Largest Computerized Façade Cools Aedas’ Al Bahr Towers

Exclusive Photos: World’s Largest Computerized Façade Cools Aedas’ Al Bahr Towers

Abu Dhabi is hot, very hot, especially in the summer, making the temptation to keep the air-conditioning on full blast very hard to resist. But air-conditioning is not only expensive, but energy

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3 Ways to Freshen Up Your Space for the Lunar New Year Using Feng Shui

3 Ways to Freshen Up Your Space for the Lunar New Year Using Feng Shui

The Lunar New Year, fondly known as Chinese New Year, falls on Friday, Jan 31st in 2014. The year of the water snake will come to a close and the year of the wood horse will begin. According to the lunar

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7 Teensy Tiny Tumbleweed Homes for Small-Space Living

7 Teensy Tiny Tumbleweed Homes for Small-Space Living

Check out 7 Tiny Tumbleweed Homes: Anderjack Beaven Gifford Stamper Weller Zinn Walden Anderjack The Anderjack home has 2 columns flanking either end of its entrance that are supported

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House D is a Gorgeous Wood-Clad Home Gently Sunken into the Austrian Countryside

House D is a Gorgeous Wood-Clad Home Gently Sunken into the Austrian Countryside

Inspired by the traditional and austere Austrian farmhouse, House D boasts a compact and minimalist design. Wood features prominently throughout the structure, from the laminated timber flooring to the

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Prefabulous + Sustainable Author Sheri Koones

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Prefabulous + Sustainable Author Sheri Koones

Typically, on Inhabitat, we call a prefab home one that is mostly manufactured in a factory setting, but Koones expands the definition to include any home built with prefabricated materials. While she

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Polur’s Mountain-Like Rock Climbing Hall is Designed to be Scaled Inside and Out

Polur’s Mountain-Like Rock Climbing Hall is Designed to be Scaled Inside and Out

Located at the popular starting point of Iran's highest peak, Mount Damavand, the village of Polur is a popular first camp for mountaineers. In response to the region’s increased popularity in climbing,

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Mollusk-Inspired Super Material is 200 Times Stronger than Standard Glass

Mollusk-Inspired Super Material is 200 Times Stronger than Standard Glass

Abalone Shell photo from Shutterstock Cracked smartphone screens and shattered windows may be a thing of the past. Scientists at McGill University in Montreal have created a new type of glass that is

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Innovative New ‘Design For Human Health’ Program Launches at the Boston Architectural College

Innovative New ‘Design For Human Health’ Program Launches at the Boston Architectural College

There are thousands of design programs across the country, but not a single one focusing exclusively on design for human health from the human perspective. This really seems crazy when you think about it,

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Dilapidated 18th Century Barn Transformed into Gorgeous Modern Home in Yorkshire

Dilapidated 18th Century Barn Transformed into Gorgeous Modern Home in Yorkshire

The original barn had seen better days, with its dilapidated roof and bowed walls not only in ruin but in danger of collapse. In order to preserve the existing building, Snook Architects replaced the

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The Durango Tiny House on Wheels is a Minimalist Traveler’s Dream Come True

The Durango Tiny House on Wheels is a Minimalist Traveler’s Dream Come True

The Durango comes with all of the traditional home basics as well as many one-of-a kind features such as the light fixtures made of reclaimed wood. The kitchen galley is equipped with a two well sink, a

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London’s Tallest Residential Tower Reenlivens a Former Brownfield

London’s Tallest Residential Tower Reenlivens a Former Brownfield

The presence of One St George Wharf has awakened the area surrounding it, encouraging other developers to invest in improving local transportation, education and healthcare programs. The project

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Case House: A Daring Loft-Style Home With Playful Twisting Staircases

Case House: A Daring Loft-Style Home With Playful Twisting Staircases

Though Case is located in a typical suburban subdivision, Jun Igarashi Architects’ final design is anything but traditional. The minimalist, cuboid form features a completely open plan and loft-style

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Selgas Cano’s Incredible Glass Office Gives Employees a Bug’s Eye View of the Forest Floor

Selgas Cano’s Incredible Glass Office Gives Employees a Bug’s Eye View of the Forest Floor

Photo © Iwan Baan The office takes the form of an aerodynamic tube, with a long window on one wall that extends into part of the ceiling. Acting as both a window and a skylight, the glass wall floods

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Tokyo Techno Station Achieves Japan’s Highest LEED Certification Rating

Tokyo Techno Station Achieves Japan’s Highest LEED Certification Rating

The project boasts dozens of sustainable features, including RFID-activated heating/cooling and lighting systems that can be programmed by the employees themselves. Energy efficiency is strengthened

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Minimalist Light-Filled Photographer’s Glass Studio Offers Beautiful Lakeside Views in the Canadian Shield

Minimalist Light-Filled Photographer’s Glass Studio Offers Beautiful Lakeside Views in the Canadian Shield

Surrounded by the sublime Canadian Shield landscape, the photographer's studio over a boathouse on Stony Lake unites the inner and outer environments with a transparent curtain wall glazed in Cradle to

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Photographer Helps Build His Own Home Deep in the Hungarian Forest in Just Two Days

Photographer Helps Build His Own Home Deep in the Hungarian Forest in Just Two Days

The house structure consists of prefabricated and cross-laminated timber panels (CLT), which made for a quick and efficient assembly process. The two-storey home has a modern yet rustic exterior, with an

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Rustic Double-Gabled Home Offers Amazing Views of the Majestic Norwegian Fjords

Rustic Double-Gabled Home Offers Amazing Views of the Majestic Norwegian Fjords

The two gabled wings of the structure are angled at 22 degrees, giving the home a rustic cabin feel on the outside and a multi-structured character inside. The home's design was influenced primarily by

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Willem Heeffer’s Mandala Office Retrofit Pops With Bold Colors and Recycled Materials

Willem Heeffer’s Mandala Office Retrofit Pops With Bold Colors and Recycled Materials

A lamp made from a washing machine drum, a stool made from scrap wood; designer Willem Heeffer spots the design potential in everyday waste objects and sets out to give them a stylish new purpose. Heeffer

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The Begyle Brewing Company Gets a Brand New Tasting Room Designed by moss design

The Begyle Brewing Company Gets a Brand New Tasting Room Designed by moss design

The new tasting room for Begyle Brewing Company, by moss design, showcases their love of beer with sleekly finished industrial materials. With pendant lights made from old helium tank caps and salvaged

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Inhouse Brands Converted a Shipping Container into 99c’s Colorful Waiting Room in Cape Town

Inhouse Brands Converted a Shipping Container into 99c’s Colorful Waiting Room in Cape Town

Breaking out of the conventional office mode, Inhouse Brand chose to use an upcycled shipping container as the anchor point for the design of the entire office. They partially replaced the container's

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Next-Generation Wood Fiber Solar Cells Could Dwarf Current Efficiency Levels

Next-Generation Wood Fiber Solar Cells Could Dwarf Current Efficiency Levels

There are two key factors that affect solar cell performance: high optical transparency for good light transmission, and high optical haze for increased scattering, and therefore absorption.

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Maximum City: Dizzying Images of Mumbai’s Sky-High Building Boom

Maximum City: Dizzying Images of Mumbai’s Sky-High Building Boom

A large number of Mumbai’s towers are designed by European architects. Dobrucka is interested in intercultural transfer and feels “that the architecture of the newly builds is ‘borrowed’ from

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