Sustainable Design Organizations

Architect Creates Geodesic Building Toys from Recycled Trash!

Architect Creates Geodesic Building Toys from Recycled Trash!

If you're into structures and architecture like we are, playing with K'nex or Tinker Toys as a child may have had something to do with it. Now one enterprising architect/grandfather, Ron Aarons AIA, is

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California’s First LEED Platinum School Teaches With The Environment

California’s First LEED Platinum School Teaches With The Environment

A LEED School allows children to learn in a environmentally thoughtfull space.

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Karim Rashid Unveils Corian Eco House at Milan Design Week

Karim Rashid Unveils Corian Eco House at Milan Design Week

Iconic designer Karim Rashid has teamed up with Dupont to design an eco-friendly living space for the future. Unveiled during Milan Design Week, his Smart-ologic residence is made from a range of new

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Jigsaw Puzzle Stool by VivaTerra!

Jigsaw Puzzle Stool by VivaTerra!

From picture frames to even sandwiches, we love all things jigsaw! And now we can add these clever wooden stools to the list! Made from sustainably produced, plantation-grown sheesham wood, each stool

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Elevated Living’s Hooked Up Eco-Friendly Tree Houses

Elevated Living’s Hooked Up Eco-Friendly Tree Houses

These aren't your granddaddy's treehouses! Elevated Living takes, well, elevated living (as their name implies) to the next level with their souped up green tree homes which feature outdoor living spaces,

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African Student Builds Humanoid Robot From Old TV Parts

African Student Builds Humanoid Robot From Old TV Parts

No matter how cool you think your childhood science projects were, Sam Todo, a student from the Togolese Republic in Africa, has probably one-upped you with his humanoid robot made almost completely out

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Affordable Earthquake Resistant Homes Made From Straw

Affordable Earthquake Resistant Homes Made From Straw

This year we witnessed the extraordinary danger of mixing buildings with earthquakes, particularly in poor regions -- fortunately, a group called PAKSBAB is finding solutions. Pakistan Straw Bale and

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Smarter Turbine Placement Could Make Wind Power Reliable

Smarter Turbine Placement Could Make Wind Power Reliable

There's enough potential wind power in the world to meet demand five times over. The trouble is, wind isn't reliable: if you live in Iowa, it doesn't help you that the wind is blowing in Alaska. Green

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Macquarie Bank’s Green Office is Part Space Station, Part Cathedral

Macquarie Bank’s Green Office is Part Space Station, Part Cathedral

Construction on One Shelley Street first began in 2006 and finished in 2009. California-based Clive Wilkinson Architects teamed up with local architects Woods Bagot to design the 330,000 square foot

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Giant Wind Powered Metal Future Flower Unveiled in England

Giant Wind Powered Metal Future Flower Unveiled in England

This may look like just another pretty 3D rendering but it's not - it's a real project that was just unveiled as part of a regeneration project for the waterfront at Widnes near the River Mersey in

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Stackable Mobile Home Tower Takes Portable Housing to New Heights

Stackable Mobile Home Tower Takes Portable Housing to New Heights

In todays wireless world, why are our apartments still tied to a location? In this building concept, Felipe Campolina combines the eco-friendly aspects of green design and mobility of a trailer all within

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Tweet to Win A Karim Rashid Designed Water-Filtering Bobble Bottle!

Tweet to Win A Karim Rashid Designed Water-Filtering Bobble Bottle!

Want to win a beautiful, water-filtering bobble water bottle? All you have to do enter is tweet! That's right, we're giving away 10 of these rad Karim Rashid-designed reusable bobble bottles, and you

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Inhabitat Founder Jill Fehrenbacher Speaks at Columbia This Thursday!

Inhabitat Founder Jill Fehrenbacher Speaks at Columbia This Thursday!

HEY NEW YORK INHABITAT READERS! Ever wondered about how Inhabitat got started, or what we're planning to do next? If you want to learn more about the history of Inhabitat and founder Jill

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Fashion Museum Omotesando Has Beautiful Latticed ‘Living Wall’ Skin

Fashion Museum Omotesando Has Beautiful Latticed ‘Living Wall’ Skin

There have been some spectacular submissions to the Fashion Museum Omotesando Competition to design a 100 meter high museum for Tokyo's most en vogue district, and Wing Shun Leung and Donald Shek's

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READER TIP: Bio-Luminum Tiles Recycled from Retired Airplanes

READER TIP: Bio-Luminum Tiles Recycled from Retired Airplanes

These sleek and modern Bio-Luminum™ tiles are made of reclaimed aluminum from retired airplanes! The aluminum comes from airplane fuselages which are melted into blocks and then sliced to create a

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How to Green Your Spring Cleaning with Technology

How to Green Your Spring Cleaning with Technology

It's that time of year again! Spring is the perfect time to brush away the dustbunnies, thrust open the windows and refresh your whole house. But as you may know, the tools and cleansers available to help

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Colorful Drops Pouf Seating Made of Recycled Upholstery Material

Colorful Drops Pouf Seating Made of Recycled Upholstery Material

This delightful Drops pouf is a chair made of an inner tube covered with recycled upholstery material. It was inspired by the process behind making tassels (bunching together lots of strips of leftover

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READER TIP: Salvaged Ash Side Table by Tom Fidgen

READER TIP: Salvaged Ash Side Table by Tom Fidgen

Author, furniture designer and hand tool enthusiast Tom Fidgen designed and built this side table using salvaged Ash collected from the shores of Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada. The drawer

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VIDEO: Inhabitat’s Exclusive Footage of Greener Gadgets 2010!

VIDEO: Inhabitat’s Exclusive Footage of Greener Gadgets 2010!

If you've been reading Inhabitat lately, you know that we had a blast liveblogging last month's Greener Gadgets conference, which showcased the hottest new developments in green tech. While we worked

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EcoTopia: New Concepts in Green Product Design

EcoTopia: New Concepts in Green Product Design

Opening Monday, March 15th in Long Beach, CA, EcoTopia is a competition and exhibition highlighting new concepts in green product design. The show will feature a variety of eco-products from designers

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One & Ortakoy: A Sustainable Mixed-Use Complex in Istanbul

One & Ortakoy: A Sustainable Mixed-Use Complex in Istanbul

Inhabitat reader e_meliss tells us that Global Architectural Development (GAD) is on its way to constructing a mixed-use complex that will be a reflection of technology, sustainability and aesthetics in

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Stacked Shipping Container Medical Complex in Sudan

Stacked Shipping Container Medical Complex in Sudan

Designed by Italian firm, Tam Architecture, the idea for the complex was conceived when the architects noticed the leftover containers lying around the construction site and wanted to reuse them. Using

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Amazing House Built From 6 Million Beer Bottles

Amazing House Built From 6 Million Beer Bottles

If you read Inhabitat, chances are you're a pretty avid recycler - but we're pretty sure that you're no match for Tito Ingenieri, who takes his recycling a bit further than your average sorting between

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Dual Purpose Bike Harvests Kinetic Energy

Dual Purpose Bike Harvests Kinetic Energy

We just got a tip from reader Selvan about a dual-purpose bicycle that can be used for transportation as well as for energy production. Using a stand that fixes the bike in a stationary position and a

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rotatED: A Schoolhouse That Can Roll Over on Its Side

rotatED: A Schoolhouse That Can Roll Over on Its Side

Rolling over is a pretty common trick for dogs to do, but have you ever seen a building do it? Well, architecture firm 3DReid and luxury treehouse makers Blue Forest have teamed up to show you one that

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Yves Béhar Unveils New Hackable Solar Electric Car!

Yves Béhar Unveils New Hackable Solar Electric Car!

Yesterday, at the Greener Gadgets conference in NYC, prolific industrial designer Yves Béhar unveiled never before seen plans for his "hackable" solar powered electric car. While Béhar and his design

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13 Red Hot and Green Gifts for a Sustainable Valentine’s Day

13 Red Hot and Green Gifts for a Sustainable Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is only 4 days away, so if you're still shopping for the perfect present to please your eco-Romeo or Juliet, you'll want to check out our green gift guide chock full of eco-friendly gift

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BIG’s Bubbly Cloudscape for PS1 Can Be Recycled as Messenger Bags

BIG’s Bubbly Cloudscape for PS1 Can Be Recycled as Messenger Bags

New York's P.S.1 gallery is gearing up for it's annual Warm Up music festival with a competition to select the outdoor pavilion design that will be the icing on a cake filled with art, tunes and great

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Project H’s Design Revolution Road Show Kicks Off in California!

Project H’s Design Revolution Road Show Kicks Off in California!

This month Project H Design is hitting the road in a vintage Airstream trailer with their Design Revolution Road Show, starting with exhibitions in SF and LA this week! The show will be run by Inhabitat's

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