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‘Cooking With Mama’ Uses Skype and Unloved Vegetables to Whip Up Yummy Meals

‘Cooking With Mama’ Uses Skype and Unloved Vegetables to Whip Up Yummy Meals

A year ago we showed you Prinzessinnengarten, a mobile urban garden that blooms in Berlin. Well, in addition to growing lots of organic vegetables, they also organize open events centered around

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Audi Urban Future Initiative: How Will Cars and the City Become Connected in 2050?

Audi Urban Future Initiative: How Will Cars and the City Become Connected in 2050?

The Audi Urban Future Initiative, a global platform for dialog between the city and the automobile, is meant to discover innovative ideas for tomorrow's mobility. Today cities are plagued with traffic

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Berlin’s High-Flying ‘Mount Center’ Climbing Park Looks Like a Real-Life Donkey Kong Level

Berlin’s High-Flying ‘Mount Center’ Climbing Park Looks Like a Real-Life Donkey Kong Level

Berlin's amazing Mount Center opened in 2010 next to a wild park, meters away from the Nordbanhof S-Bahn train station. After a short training session with an experienced guide, visitors are welcome to

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Artists Rebuild the Berlin Wall for 25th Anniversary of Its Fall

Artists Rebuild the Berlin Wall for 25th Anniversary of Its Fall

The installation will stand as a "symbol of hope for a world without walls" when thousands of glowing spheres illuminate the former inner city line of the Wall for three days. Berliners and visitors

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Flussbad Berlin Wants to Build an Enormous Natural Swimming Pool in the City’s River

Flussbad Berlin Wants to Build an Enormous Natural Swimming Pool in the City’s River

Nonprofit Flussbad Berlin has proposed a remarkable brownfield rejuvenation project for the center of Berlin: transforming an underutilized canal into an enormous outdoor natural swimming pool for summer

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Sacred Soil: Berlin’s Rammed-Earth Reconciliation Chapel is Part of the Berlin Wall Memorial

Sacred Soil: Berlin’s Rammed-Earth Reconciliation Chapel is Part of the Berlin Wall Memorial

The minimalist oval chapel, designed by Berlin architects Rudolf Reitermann and Peter Sassenroth, was completed in 2000 and consists of a monumental rammed-earth core structure flanked with a translucent

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Berlin Baumraum Treehouse Lets You Swap Your City Apartment For a Room Among the Leaves

Berlin Baumraum Treehouse Lets You Swap Your City Apartment For a Room Among the Leaves

In a tranquil woodland building plot next to Berlin’s popular Krumme Lanke Lake, these urban treehouses provide everything you need for a comfortable retreat within a compact 28m2 structure, 4m up

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Foster & Partners’ Beautiful Green Renovation of Berlin’s Old Reichstag Parliament Building

Foster & Partners’ Beautiful Green Renovation of Berlin’s Old Reichstag Parliament Building

The Reichstag opened in 1894 but was severely damaged by a fire in 1933. It was partially restored in the 60s, but the final work by British architects Fosters & Partners was done in 1999, causing it

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Original Unverpackt: Germany’s First Zero-Waste Supermarket to Open this Summer

Original Unverpackt: Germany’s First Zero-Waste Supermarket to Open this Summer

Germany is set to unveil the country's very first zero-waste supermarket. Berlin's Original Unverpackt is the brainchild of friends Sara Wolf and Milena Glimbovski. Frustrated by the overpackaging and

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Ai Weiwei’s New ‘Evidence’ Installation Features 6,000 Antique Chinese Stools

Ai Weiwei’s New ‘Evidence’ Installation Features 6,000 Antique Chinese Stools

According to German curator Gereon Sievernich, the collection of individual stools represents individuality in the face of today's mass-manufactured plastic goods. As for the exhibition's name, Evidence,

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OMA Beats BIG and Buro Ole Scheeren in Bid to Design Axel Springer Campus in Berlin

OMA Beats BIG and Buro Ole Scheeren in Bid to Design Axel Springer Campus in Berlin

Described by OMA as a "palace to lure the elite of (Germany's) digital Bohemia," the modern office building is designed to prevent the social isolation often associated with increasingly digitized work

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Barkow Leibinger Wins Bid to Design Berlin’s Tallest High-Rise

Barkow Leibinger Wins Bid to Design Berlin’s Tallest High-Rise

Located in the heart of Berlin, the Estrel Hotel hosts the largest combined convention, entertainment, and hotel complex in Europe. To prepare for the 2016 opening of Berlin’s newest airport, developers

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Frank Gehry to Design Tallest Residential Building in Berlin

Frank Gehry to Design Tallest Residential Building in Berlin

The building will feature a stone exterior and include 39 floors with 300 apartments, restaurants, a hotel and spa. Construction on the €250 million ($337 million) project will begin in 2015 with an

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Spiraling Green8 Skyscraper is a ‘Vertical Garden City’ for Berlin

Spiraling Green8 Skyscraper is a ‘Vertical Garden City’ for Berlin

Architects Agnieskzka Preibisz and Peter Sandhaus just unveiled plans for a spectacular figure 8-shaped residential tower for the eastern quarter of Berlin. Sited at Alexanderplatz, a large public square

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BIG, OMA, and Buro Ole Scheeren Selected as Finalists in Axel Springer Competition in Berlin

BIG, OMA, and Buro Ole Scheeren Selected as Finalists in Axel Springer Competition in Berlin

Described by the firm as a “three dimensional neighborhood,” Bjarke Ingels Group's design focuses on collaboration and exchange. Enclosed by office spaces with transparent facades on all four sides,

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Daniel Libeskind Unveils Designs for Funky Metallic Apartments in Berlin

Daniel Libeskind Unveils Designs for Funky Metallic Apartments in Berlin

Architect Daniel Libeskind just unveiled plans for a modern, metallic apartment complex located in the heart of Berlin. Projected for competition in 2015, the eight-story tall Chausseestrasse 43 building

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Earth Hour 2013 is Tonight! (And Yes, Turning Off the Lights Does Make a Difference)

Earth Hour 2013 is Tonight! (And Yes, Turning Off the Lights Does Make a Difference)

Tonight, at 8:30 pm local time, houses and commercial buildings all over the world will suddenly go dark. No, it's not a global power outage, it's Earth Hour! Started in 2007, this annual event has become

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Carly Fischer Carefully Recreates Everyday Trash From Paper

Carly Fischer Carefully Recreates Everyday Trash From Paper

In Fischer's work, mass-produced candy bar wrappers, aluminum cans, and cigarette packs are copied in paper, lending a hand-crafted perfection to what is normally churned out by a machine. Each model is

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The Folding EV ‘Hiriko’ is Slated to Become Part of Germany’s Car-Sharing Program

The Folding EV ‘Hiriko’ is Slated to Become Part of Germany’s Car-Sharing Program

Germany is no stranger to car-sharing programs, but a novel new vehicle is about to join Berlin's car-sharing network. The EV company Hiriko, originally called City Car, is planning to test run its

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European Environment Agency Says Climate Change is Already Evident on the Continent

European Environment Agency Says Climate Change is Already Evident on the Continent

Alvaro German Vilela / Shutterstock.com A new report from the European Environment Agency states that the effects of climate change are already evident in Europe - and the situation is only going to

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Tankstelle Bülowstrasse is a Renovated Gas Station Turned Art Studio in Berlin

Tankstelle Bülowstrasse is a Renovated Gas Station Turned Art Studio in Berlin

The Shell station was built in 1956, but it was abandoned in 1986 and sat empty until it was bought in 2005 by Juerg Judin. Over the next 3 years Judin worked to rehabilitate the station. He

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Giant Ghetto Blaster Made of Cardboard Houses a Mini Cooper in Zurich

Giant Ghetto Blaster Made of Cardboard Houses a Mini Cooper in Zurich

Hoping to make some big noise for a little car, Mini Cooper tapped artist Bartek Elsner to design and construct a giant boombox made of cardboard. Debuting at the International Radio Festival in Zürich,

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Blom & Blom Rescues and Restores Industrial Lamps from Abandoned East German Factories

Blom & Blom Rescues and Restores Industrial Lamps from Abandoned East German Factories

Sparked by a passion for "authentic items with a story to tell," the Blom brothers launched a web store last month where they sell refurbished lamps. Most of the factories they mine for lighting

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Berlin’s Glowing Tree Concert Plays Ambient Nature Songs as Chestnuts Fall from Above

Berlin’s Glowing Tree Concert Plays Ambient Nature Songs as Chestnuts Fall from Above

With the infamous Fernsehturn TV Tower glittering like a needle in the background, the glowing Tree Concert welcomed visitors to Berlin’s Monbjoupark. The 100 year old chestnut tree towers over the

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The Sanssouci Gardens Are a Lush 18th Century Escape Fit for a King

The Sanssouci Gardens Are a Lush 18th Century Escape Fit for a King

Cascading down the hillside behind the Sanssouci Palace, the garden was designed in a convex arc to maximize sunlight in the German countryside. On each level of the gradually gradating hill is a series

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European Environment Agency (EEA) Releases Interactive Maps Showing Heatwave Risk On The Continent

European Environment Agency (EEA) Releases Interactive Maps Showing Heatwave Risk On The Continent

Europe is a big place and as such, climate change will affect the continent's cities in different ways. For example, if sea levels rise, there is a good chance that Venice will be underwater, but what

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Berlin’s Hektikfood is a Two-Story Restaurant in an a Vintage British Double-Decker Bus

Berlin’s Hektikfood is a Two-Story Restaurant in an a Vintage British Double-Decker Bus

Located in the eclectic Friedrichshain neighborhood, the bright red double-decker is parked amongst a complex of artist studios and nightclubs. The entire first floor of the vintage mobile (which is sixty

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Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof is a Neoclassic Train Station Transformed Into a Modern Art Museum

Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof is a Neoclassic Train Station Transformed Into a Modern Art Museum

The original building dates back to the mid 19th century and features grand windows and skylights set amidst curvy steel beams. Walking along the corridors, visitors can experience how the station was

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Berlin’s KulturBraueri is a Cultural Center Transformed from a 19th Century Brewery

Berlin’s KulturBraueri is a Cultural Center Transformed from a 19th Century Brewery

The former brewery opened in 1878, an was in operation until 1974 before being shut down. Deemed a historical monument, the collection of industrial structures started its transformation into cultural

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Berlin’s New PLATOON Kunsthalle is a Cargotecture Complex Made from 34 Stacked Shipping Containers

Berlin’s New PLATOON Kunsthalle is a Cargotecture Complex Made from 34 Stacked Shipping Containers

Conceived by cultural innovators PLATOON Berlin, the Kunstalle was created to bring art and culture events to the city's Mitte district. Built over the course of a few days with eight trucks, two cranes

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