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New Hope School is a Boat-Shaped Thatched Roof Building on an Ecuador Beach

New Hope School is a Boat-Shaped Thatched Roof Building on an Ecuador Beach

Active-schools facilitate the development of healthy children by fostering social and physical environments that support free and imaginative learning. From the conceptualization of the space to the

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Striking Woodlands Residence Receives Dappled Light Through California Tree Tops

Striking Woodlands Residence Receives Dappled Light Through California Tree Tops

No stranger to Inhabitat, the designers of South Africa's precious Ubuntu Center have taken a very gentle but also contemporary approach to this home renovation by gutting the claustrophobic interior and

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Roswag Seiler and Pakistani Locals Hand-build a School from Cob, Bamboo and Mud

Roswag Seiler and Pakistani Locals Hand-build a School from Cob, Bamboo and Mud

The Tipu Sultan Merkez School in Punjab, Pakistan has a new sustainable building that was designed by German architects Roswag Seiler and built by locals. Using locally sourced and low-impact materials,

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Sicily’s Casa Talia is a Beautifully Renovated Moroccan-Style Retreat

Sicily’s Casa Talia is a Beautifully Renovated Moroccan-Style Retreat

Located on the southeast tip of Sicily in Italy, Casa Talia is the perfect place to spend some time living life at a slower pace. Designed and managed by architects Viviana Haddad y Marco Giunta, this

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Vin Varavarn’s Striking Botanica Office Roots Itself Within Thailand’s National Park

Vin Varavarn’s Striking Botanica Office Roots Itself Within Thailand’s National Park

The Botanica Office & Showroom is located very close to Khao Yai National Park, a Unesco World Heritage Site, in the Pakchong District of Thailand. The area is famous for its luscious forests and

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Antoine Fritsch’s T2O Bamboo Bike is an Electric Eco Cruiser

Antoine Fritsch’s T2O Bamboo Bike is an Electric Eco Cruiser

The T2O is constructed primarily from bamboo, although it integrates cork, steel, and aluminum into its frame. A small motor sits at the hub of its rear wheel, and the battery is hidden away under the

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San Francisco’s Glorious and Garden-Infused Mid-Century Modern Hill Street Home

San Francisco’s Glorious and Garden-Infused Mid-Century Modern Hill Street Home

John Maniscalco Architecture has had plenty of projects hobbled by historical preservation policies (a common complaint from progressive architects attempting to rebuild historic San Francisco) so a

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Beautiful Bamboo Symphony Promotes Building With Natural Materials

Beautiful Bamboo Symphony Promotes Building With Natural Materials

The curvilinear building extensively makes use of locally sourced, recycled, and natural building materials like bamboo, fly ash, recycled wood, scraps metal, and stone. Built surrounding the Lotus Pond,

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Zambikes: Bamboo Bikes That Help Fight Poverty & Save Lives in Africa

Zambikes: Bamboo Bikes That Help Fight Poverty & Save Lives in Africa

Customized fixies may be all the rage in urban America nowadays, but even the simplest, cheapest bike is a rare sight in rural Africa. Fortunately, the bamboo from which to craft bikes grows on trees –

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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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Contemporary U of A Poetry Center is a Naturally Lit Work of Art in Tuscon

Contemporary U of A Poetry Center is a Naturally Lit Work of Art in Tuscon

The University sought a mix between community and solitude, and a well-lit building that also protects its archives from too much light. Line and Space responded to this challenge by creating an internal

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Enchanting ‘Eco Truly Park’ is a Self-Sustaining Paradise on Earth

Enchanting ‘Eco Truly Park’ is a Self-Sustaining Paradise on Earth

Located next to the seaside in the Peruvian district of Aucallama, the Eco Truly Park is a group of cute mud houses that offer a return to natural, healthy living inspired by Indian practices. The

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Solar-Powered Split Bathhouses Provide Sanitation for 700 Children in Gansu Province

Solar-Powered Split Bathhouses Provide Sanitation for 700 Children in Gansu Province

The bathhouse is composed of two rectangular buildings connected via a breezeway in the center. This public central space is covered in translucent panels and acts like a greenhouse, while doors on either

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Shenzhen’s New Bao’an Stadium Evokes the Greenery of China’s Bamboo Forests

Shenzhen’s New Bao’an Stadium Evokes the Greenery of China’s Bamboo Forests

Located in the Bao'an District, the new stadium was designed as a perfect circle to fit within the urban space without any specific orientation. Access into the stadium can be gained from almost every

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Roots of Health Builds the First Mud House in Palawan, Philippines

Roots of Health Builds the First Mud House in Palawan, Philippines

If you were a nonprofit employee with a home termite infestation, what would your bosses do for you? If your bosses were Roots of Health, they would help build you a new mud house! The mud house was

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All Natural Museum of Handcraft Paper in China Doesn’t Use a Single Nail

All Natural Museum of Handcraft Paper in China Doesn’t Use a Single Nail

The museum was built in a field next to Xinzhuang Village at the foot of Yummnan's Gaoligaong Mountain. There it acts as an extension to the homes, where making paper is a fixture of daily life, creating

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The TIND Table Melds Bamboo and Recycled Metal into Something Marvelous

The TIND Table Melds Bamboo and Recycled Metal into Something Marvelous

If you're looking for a truly unique side table for your bedroom or living room, look no further than the TIND. Designed by Nils Finne, this smartly designed piece of furniture has a high visual impact

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Renzo Piano’s Gorgeous Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center Inspired by Native Architecture

Renzo Piano’s Gorgeous Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center Inspired by Native Architecture

The cultural center is situated on a narrow strip of land surrounded by the ocean and lots of lush vegetation. Ten pavilions of various sizes ranging in height between 9 and 24 meters high are situated

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Hiyoshiya Creates Modern Lamps Modeled After Traditional Japanese Umbrellas

Hiyoshiya Creates Modern Lamps Modeled After Traditional Japanese Umbrellas

About 10 years ago, with the demand for traditional Japanese umbrella decreasing dramatically, Kotaro decided to get involved in his wife’s family business in order to help it survive. He took a deep

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CO2 Bambu Makes Prefab Bamboo Homes in Hurricane Ravaged Nicaragua

CO2 Bambu Makes Prefab Bamboo Homes in Hurricane Ravaged Nicaragua

In 2007, Hurricane Felix devastated the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua, destroying multiple indigenous villages of Mayagna and Miskito ancestry. Flash forward to 2011 and these communities have become

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Schwinn’s Organic Flax Vestige Bicycle Will Be Available at the End of July

Schwinn’s Organic Flax Vestige Bicycle Will Be Available at the End of July

Bike lovers, get excited! The sustainable Schwinn Vestige will be hitting stores at the end of July! Introduced at Eurobike 2010, the recyclable and organic flax fiber bike will soon be a consumer

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Undulating Bamboo Panyaden School In Thailand Teaches Kids About Green Living

Undulating Bamboo Panyaden School In Thailand Teaches Kids About Green Living

The 5,000 sq m bamboo school is located on a site that was formerly a fruit orchard and is now a collection of pavilions organized along pathways inspired by the shape of the tropical antler horn fern.

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Integer Bamboo House: The World’s First Multi-Story Laminated Bamboo House

Integer Bamboo House: The World’s First Multi-Story Laminated Bamboo House

With a growth cycle of four years, bamboo is a quick growing material that can be raised almost anywhere, making it one of the more natural and eco-friendly building materials -- assuming it is harvested

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Rebel Designers Ride Cross-Country on Hand-Made Bamboo Bikes

Rebel Designers Ride Cross-Country on Hand-Made Bamboo Bikes

Just last week a team of inspiring designers began to ride their hand-built bamboo bikes across America to share the story of the Alabamboo initiative. Alabamboo is a collaborative effort by non-profits

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Arbor Makes Pop Art Adorned Skateboards Out of Bamboo and Sustainable Wood

Arbor Makes Pop Art Adorned Skateboards Out of Bamboo and Sustainable Wood

Skateboarding has always been a green way to get from point A to point B - whether boarders think that's an important point or not. The folks over at Arbor are making this alternative mode of

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Bamboo Drink Stirrers from Bambu are Perfect for Summer Sangrias

Bamboo Drink Stirrers from Bambu are Perfect for Summer Sangrias

If you can't wait to get your hands on an ice-cold drink this summer, then you'll love these bamboo stirrers from Bambu. Handmade from 100% organically-grown bamboo, and finished with a natural, food-safe

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Eco-Friendly Bamboo MacBook Case Offers Zen-Like Minimalism

Eco-Friendly Bamboo MacBook Case Offers Zen-Like Minimalism

If you own a MacBook you're probably looking for the best way to protect that precious piece of machinery from external forces. Designed by Silva, this sleek bamboo laptop case is the perfect

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Aesop’s New Bamboo Wrapped Store Fits Right in With Sheung Wan Locals

Aesop’s New Bamboo Wrapped Store Fits Right in With Sheung Wan Locals

Aesop's latest addition to their international collection of eco-stores packs a bamboo punch that is sure to delight locals and tourists alike. Opened in December last year in Sheung Wan, China, the

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Breezy Bamboo Community for India Pays Homage to Local Culture

Breezy Bamboo Community for India Pays Homage to Local Culture

Great emphasis is put on shared spaces for a community that is accustomed to a vibrant street life. Areas that might be devoted to individual terracing (in a western context) are designed instead to

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