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Circular Stoas Vilentum University Embraces Energy-Efficient Design in the Netherlands

Circular Stoas Vilentum University Embraces Energy-Efficient Design in the Netherlands

Stoas Vilentum University places a strong focus on sustainability, which is reflected in its form, materials and interior spaces. The school's cylindrical shape minimizes energy loss while allowing plenty

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Dynamic Twisted Terraced Tower Unveiled for Mexico City’s Design and Architecture Archives

Dynamic Twisted Terraced Tower Unveiled for Mexico City’s Design and Architecture Archives

The environmentally-centered design of the new building is influenced heavily not only by the importance of its future contents, but also the natural setting around the structure. Made up of six layered

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Orproject Unveils Giant Bubbles Filled With Fresh Air for Polluted Beijing

Orproject Unveils Giant Bubbles Filled With Fresh Air for Polluted Beijing

Beijing's record-breaking air pollution has spurred officials and designers to come up with innovative solutions - and the architects at London-based Orproject recently proposed the creation of gigantic

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Amazing Casa Oruga in the Andes is Made from 12 Shipping Containers

Amazing Casa Oruga in the Andes is Made from 12 Shipping Containers

The magnificent Casa Oruga (Caterpillar) rests on a mountain slope in the suburbs of Santiago de Chile. Totally integrated to the landscape, the corrugated iron boxes will get rustier with time mimicking

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Skateistan Uses Shipping Containers to Build Massive Skatepark for Afghani Youth

Skateistan Uses Shipping Containers to Build Massive Skatepark for Afghani Youth

In 2007, Skateistan began working with children aged 5-17 in Kabul as a "sport through development" project. Skateboarding was the best option for the program because Afghanistan law prohibits girls from

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Multi-Angled Facade Protects La Pischuca House from the Strong Salvadoran Sun

Multi-Angled Facade Protects La Pischuca House from the Strong Salvadoran Sun

Sited high on a hilltop, the home has a series of decks organized around a central patio for entertainment and optimal viewing of the expansive views of San Salvador, the surrounding mountains and the

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The Via Verde B&B is an Off-Grid Eco Paradise Built by a Journalist Couple in Uruguay

The Via Verde B&B is an Off-Grid Eco Paradise Built by a Journalist Couple in Uruguay

Via Verde rise above the acacia and pine trees at a small fishing village called Punta del Diablo in northern Uruguay. Located near the village's center, this green B&B stands right where the luscious

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Artist Builds a Bicycle-Propelled Micro Wagon as a Traveling Art Studio

Artist Builds a Bicycle-Propelled Micro Wagon as a Traveling Art Studio

Not only is Mr. Howard able to travel at leisure with his compact, yet comfy traveling art studio, the 12 square foot mini wagon is a veritable mine of recycled and repurposed materials. Built by the

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Asymmetrical Karri Loop House is Built Around Indigenous Trees in Australia

Asymmetrical Karri Loop House is Built Around Indigenous Trees in Australia

The project took on a protectionist angle from the start, with the architects convincing the property owners that it was possible to build a beautiful home on the land without cutting down the native

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Chilean Student Designs Pedal-Powered Mobile Shelter for People and Their Bikes

Chilean Student Designs Pedal-Powered Mobile Shelter for People and Their Bikes

Endless Cycling is Cáceres Céspedes' first prototype, created as a mobile construction that can be used for bike training, racing or touring purposes. Already tested in Chile’s Central Valley,

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Man Builds Cozy Tin Can Cabin out of Shipping Containers in Northern Wisconsin

Man Builds Cozy Tin Can Cabin out of Shipping Containers in Northern Wisconsin

With Steve doing the majority of the work on the home, the recently-finished Tin Can Cabin took almost four years to complete. With little building experience, he first consulted with an engineer in order

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INTERVIEW: Architect and Author Alejandro Bahamon on ‘REMATERIAL From Waste to Architecture’

INTERVIEW: Architect and Author Alejandro Bahamon on ‘REMATERIAL From Waste to Architecture’

What is most impressive about the curated collection of material reuse architecture that Bahamón and Sanjinés found is the creativity. Peach pits are used as flooring, tire treads are used as roofing

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Makkink & Bey’s Tiny Caravan in a Box is an Ultraportable Home for the Dutch Countryside

Makkink & Bey’s Tiny Caravan in a Box is an Ultraportable Home for the Dutch Countryside

Makkink & Bey's Buijtenbed is a tiny pop-up holiday home that brings guests closer to nature. It was inspired by the caravans that many Dutch use to go on camping trips in the summer. The tiny wheeled

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INFOGRAPHIC: Engineering the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games

INFOGRAPHIC: Engineering the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games

The XXII Winter Olympics are upon us, and over 6,000 athletes are competing from 85 countries in front of thousands of spectators - but the story behind the scenes is every bit as interesting as the

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Build a Gypsy Wagon in the Woods – All It Takes Is Ingenuity, Elbow Grease And (mostly) Recycled Components!

Build a Gypsy Wagon in the Woods – All It Takes Is Ingenuity, Elbow Grease And (mostly) Recycled Components!

The first thing you notice about this gypsy wagon is the surrounding smell of cedar forest and the sound of crashing waves from the lake, which is just a stone’s throw over the hill. In the winter,

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Sophisticated Beach-Inspired Extension Brings Summer to an Aging Victorian Home in London

Sophisticated Beach-Inspired Extension Brings Summer to an Aging Victorian Home in London

Right in the midst of frigid temps around the UK, London-based architects Hayhurst and Co. have managed to bring a bit of summer time ambience to one lucky London home owner. The British architects have

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Old Luggage Van: Restored Carriage Car is a Serene Mini Retreat in the Cornwall Countryside

Old Luggage Van: Restored Carriage Car is a Serene Mini Retreat in the Cornwall Countryside

In December 1896, British Passenger Luggage Van No. 1353 began its service in the London and South Western Railway (LSWR) system. In 1932, it was retired from service and remained unused for years. Today,

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Paris’ Ghost Metro Stations Could Become Subterranean Swimming Pools and Restaurants

Paris’ Ghost Metro Stations Could Become Subterranean Swimming Pools and Restaurants

Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet and her team recently unveiled sketches for a series of projects that would reclaim the City of Light’s abandoned Metro stations. There are many different proposals for

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Fantastic Aluminum Origami Kiosks Pop Up in London

Fantastic Aluminum Origami Kiosks Pop Up in London

In order to develop these extraordinary structures, the London-based studio first made several paper models based on Origami shapes. The small humble designs were then translated into real life structures

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Ukraine’s Leafy Green ‘Tunnel of Love’ is a Passageway for Trains and Lovers

Ukraine’s Leafy Green ‘Tunnel of Love’ is a Passageway for Trains and Lovers

We love seeing natural architecture here at Inhabitat, and the leafy green Kleven train tunnel is a beautiful example of what happens when nature is allowed to grow freely around manmade infrastructure.

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Visiondivision Envisions Parasitic Cultural Space ‘Under the Bridge’ in Stockholm

Visiondivision Envisions Parasitic Cultural Space ‘Under the Bridge’ in Stockholm

Under the Bridge is a proposal for culture and entertainment under the Tranebergsbron Bridge, in Stockholm, Sweden. Linking the city island Kungsholmen and the suburb of Bromma, the bridge was built back

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Solar-Powered Electric Coral Reef Station Stimulates Coral Growth

Solar-Powered Electric Coral Reef Station Stimulates Coral Growth

The electric coral reef station floats between areas that require coral reefs to dissipate storms near coastlines. Complex geometry used in the solar-powered station, designed by Margot Krasojevic,

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Renovated Ossermann House Opens Up to the Beautiful Namibian Landscape

Renovated Ossermann House Opens Up to the Beautiful Namibian Landscape

The residents of the home wanted a renovation that created flexible living spaces, since their children had grown and moved out. Wasserfall Munting took inspiration from the surrounding natural

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Stunning Four Seasons House is a Small Wooden Retreat Tucked in the Heart of the Spanish Plains

Stunning Four Seasons House is a Small Wooden Retreat Tucked in the Heart of the Spanish Plains

Churtichaga + Quadra Salcedo's 150 square meter Four Seasons House butts up against a low hillside, and it's designed to bring the surrounding nature as close to the interior as possible. Bulky wooden

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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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Efficient Aquitanis Community Housing Complex Initiates a Vibrant Urban Renewal for Small French Town

Efficient Aquitanis Community Housing Complex Initiates a Vibrant Urban Renewal for Small French Town

The Aquitanis complex distributes 36 apartments over the top three floors, each singularly spaced around an open communal patio. The design strategically placed separate but interconnecting blocks

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Breezy Bungalow Mathugama Stands on Stilts Over the Sri Lankan Jungle

Breezy Bungalow Mathugama Stands on Stilts Over the Sri Lankan Jungle

Bungalow Mathugama stands between a rubber plantation and the start of a jungle in the Sri Lankan region of Kalutara. The light and opening building stands on a series of convergent steel supports located

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Copenhagen’s Striking Green-Roofed Soil Treatment Center Resembles Two Giant Mud Hills

Copenhagen’s Striking Green-Roofed Soil Treatment Center Resembles Two Giant Mud Hills

Located north of Copenhagen, the new soil center was designed for cleaning vast amounts of soil dug up from construction projects and metro building sites. Once the soil is clean and decontaminated, it

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Stunning South Korean Courtyard Home Balances Tradition With Modern Design

Stunning South Korean Courtyard Home Balances Tradition With Modern Design

The GaOnJai Home was designed around a “Madang”, which is a traditional Korean inner court. The luscious outdoor space not only adds some living scenery but also creates a secluded, introverted

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Daylight Illuminates 92% of FAAB Architektura’s X Light Energy Building

Daylight Illuminates 92% of FAAB Architektura’s X Light Energy Building

FAAB Architektura's X Light Energy Building houses 230 employees in Bełchatów, Poland. Staircases, corridors, conference rooms, print rooms, toilets and other areas traditionally lit by artificial light

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