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Tree-Inspired Pole House Has a Minimal Footprint to Stop Deforestation

Tree-Inspired Pole House Has a Minimal Footprint to Stop Deforestation

Konrad Wójcik designed Pole House for the D3 Natural Systems International Architectural Design Competition and wanted to create a home with virtually no environmental footprint. He came up with an

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Brad Pitt’s “Make It Right” Transforms Historic School into LEED Platinum Affordable Housing

Brad Pitt’s “Make It Right” Transforms Historic School into LEED Platinum Affordable Housing

Founded in 2007, the Make It Right Foundation was created to rebuild safe, energy-efficient and affordable housing for Hurricane Katrina victims in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward. Using the Cradle-to-Cradle

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Magnificent Gabled School Shows Great Design Doesn’t Have to be Expensive in London

Magnificent Gabled School Shows Great Design Doesn’t Have to be Expensive in London

This magnificent gabled structure serves as an activities center and crèche for the Wilberforce Primary School in Westminster, London. But it used to be nothing more than a dimly lit portakabin.

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Green Architect & Cradle to Cradle Founder William McDonough

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Green Architect & Cradle to Cradle Founder William McDonough

INHABITAT: What inspired you to write 'Cradle to Cradle' (the book) and launch the Cradle to Cradle system? William McDonough: From an early age, I was fascinated by differing attitudes towards

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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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BOOK REVIEW: William McDonough and Michael Braungart expand on Cradle to Cradle With The Upcycle

BOOK REVIEW: William McDonough and Michael Braungart expand on Cradle to Cradle With The Upcycle

The term “upcycle” - used to describe the process of turning something old and used into a new and useful item - has rapidly grown in popularity over recent years. The term was popularized by Cradle

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Construction Specialties is Our Pick for ‘Best Green Booth Design’ at Greenbuild 2013

Construction Specialties is Our Pick for ‘Best Green Booth Design’ at Greenbuild 2013

One of the great ironies of Greenbuild is the disconnect between the myriad of “green” products and the anything-but-green booths in which companies show their wares. In relief to the candy-colored

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Team Ontario’s Super Efficient ECHO House Named Winner of the Engineering Contest at the Solar Decathlon 2013!

Team Ontario’s Super Efficient ECHO House Named Winner of the Engineering Contest at the Solar Decathlon 2013!

In anticipation of the next wave of students and young professionals looking to purchase a home in the next ten years, Team Ontario designed ECHO, a starter home that introduces the concept of sustainable

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Green Building Labels 101: An Inhabitat Guide to Third­ Party Environmental Certifications

Green Building Labels 101: An Inhabitat Guide to Third­ Party Environmental Certifications

If you’re reading Inhabitat, you’re probably interested in green building, and if you work in the building and construction industry, it’s likely that you strive to build in as environmentally

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LivingHomes Debuts Next-Generation Zero Energy C6 Prefab Home

LivingHomes Debuts Next-Generation Zero Energy C6 Prefab Home

LivingHomes debuted the new and improved C6 model at Dwell on Design back in June. “Based on sales and interest, the C6 has been our most successful LivingHome to date,” said Steve Glenn, founder and

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Cradle-to-Cradle Inspired Netherlands Institute of Ecology Celebrates Biodiversity

Cradle-to-Cradle Inspired Netherlands Institute of Ecology Celebrates Biodiversity

Situated on the edge of Wageningen University, the Netherlands Institute of Ecology is carefully located to take advantage of a green center of knowledge. The goal was to design and build the most

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William McDonough Chosen by Stanford University to be First Digital Living Archive

William McDonough Chosen by Stanford University to be First Digital Living Archive

The Stanford Libraries are honoring the life’s work of leading green thinker William McDonough by naming him the world's first "digital living archive"! In an innovative and modern approach, the

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McDonough + Partners’ Bosch Siemens Showroom Boasts a 4-Story Living Atrium

McDonough + Partners’ Bosch Siemens Showroom Boasts a 4-Story Living Atrium

The Bosch Siemens Hausgeräte (B/S/H/): The Inspiration House, is the first building designed for Park 20|20, which is the first Cradle to Cradle-inspired full-service development in the Netherlands. The

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HEINEKEN WOBO: A Beer Bottle That Doubles as a Brick

HEINEKEN WOBO: A Beer Bottle That Doubles as a Brick

Mr. Heineken’s idea came after a visit to the Caribbean where he saw two problems: beaches littered with bottles and a lack of affordable building materials. The WOBO became his vision to solve both the

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Oasegroen Greens Up Dull Interiors With Living, Breathing Moss Walls

Oasegroen Greens Up Dull Interiors With Living, Breathing Moss Walls

Oasegroen's moss walls are virtually maintenance-free, which is a real boon for those whose thumbs are more brown than green. This is because they are able to obtain their own light and air, and require

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The ‘Be a Bee’ Pavilion Gives Beekeeping a Cool New Look

The ‘Be a Bee’ Pavilion Gives Beekeeping a Cool New Look

The ‘Be a Bee’ pavilion at the international garden fair Floriade is an initiative by the Dutch Beekeepers Association designed to give the face of beekeeping a fresh new look. A cool new design that

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Zero Emission Pavilion Made From Hundreds of Seasonal Tree Cuttings For Climate Week in Hamburg

Zero Emission Pavilion Made From Hundreds of Seasonal Tree Cuttings For Climate Week in Hamburg

To build the temporary pavilion, partnerundpartner followed the basic rules of “Cradle to Cradle”, so the structure is a CO2-positive space installation, and completely recyclable. Built from wood,

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Wayne Hemingway Unveils Umbrella Made from Recycled Plant-Based Plastic Bottles

Wayne Hemingway Unveils Umbrella Made from Recycled Plant-Based Plastic Bottles

Coca-Cola recently teamed up with environmentally minded designer Wayne Hemingway to introduce an umbrella made from recycled plant-based PET bottles. Available just in time for fall, the umbrellas are a

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Masiosare Studio Creates Fun and Functional Green Products

Masiosare Studio Creates Fun and Functional Green Products

Three young designers working under the name Masiosare Studio are creating green products that mix humor and Mexican identity with a cradle-to-cradle design approach. Their Ms line is comprised of 4

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LAST CHANCE: Enter Our Earth Week Giveaway to Win Over $1000 of Cool Green Products!

LAST CHANCE: Enter Our Earth Week Giveaway to Win Over $1000 of Cool Green Products!

LAST CHANCE TO WIN SOME AMAZING CRADLE TO CRADLE PRODUCTS - we're giving away over $1000 worth of eco-friendly prizes! In honor of Earth Week, last week we teamed up with eco design partnership MBDC to

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Enter to Win a SAYL Task Chair from Herman Miller (Worth $749)!

Enter to Win a SAYL Task Chair from Herman Miller (Worth $749)!

HAPPY EARTH THURSDAY INHABITAT READERS! If you've been reading Inhabitat, you know that we're celebrating Earth Day in a big way with our Earth Week Giveaway. In addition to offering up a super cleaning

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Enter to Win a Cozy Eco-Wise Wool Pendelton Throw (Worth $98)!

Enter to Win a Cozy Eco-Wise Wool Pendelton Throw (Worth $98)!

HAPPY EARTH WEEK INHABITAT READERS! Yesterday we launched the first of our four fabulous Earth Week Giveaways with a fantastic cleaning bundle from Method and Casabella. To celebrate this Earth Tuesday

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Win a Plush Ultra Shag Area Rug from Shaw (Worth $439!)

Win a Plush Ultra Shag Area Rug from Shaw (Worth $439!)

HAPPY EARTH WEDNESDAY INHABITAT READERS! What better way to celebrate Earth Week (and give your living space a little bit of extra oopmh) than by adding a plush rug to your home - especially one you can

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Win a Basket of Method Cleaning Products and a Casabella Cleaning System (Worth $100)!

Win a Basket of Method Cleaning Products and a Casabella Cleaning System (Worth $100)!

HAPPY EARTH MONDAY INHABITAT READERS! To kick off our exciting Earth Week Giveaway, today we've gathered up a basket full of Method cleaning products and an amazing Casabella Eclipse Cleaning System

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Enter Our Earth Week Giveaway to Win Cool Cradle to Cradle Eco-Prizes!

Enter Our Earth Week Giveaway to Win Cool Cradle to Cradle Eco-Prizes!

Make Earth Week a win for both you and the planet! Today is the first day of Earth Week, and to get the celebration going, we're teaming up with MBDC to hook some very lucky readers up with some really

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Enter Our Earth Week Giveaway to Win Some Amazing Cradle to Cradle Eco-Prizes!

Enter Our Earth Week Giveaway to Win Some Amazing Cradle to Cradle Eco-Prizes!

CELEBRATE EARTH WEEK WITH US! In celebration of Earth Week we've teamed up with MBDC to give four lucky winners some fabulous Cradle to Cradle certified prizes! Starting Monday we'll be rolling out

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Inhabitat Editors’ Favorite Stories of 2010

Inhabitat Editors’ Favorite Stories of 2010

As we count down the hours, minutes, and seconds until the clock strikes 2011, the Inhabitat editors took a few moments to look back at our array of great green design stories from this past year, and

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The Color Green is Toxic to People, Contaminates Recycling

The Color Green is Toxic to People, Contaminates Recycling

Green is the color of nature, the environment and sustainability, but ironically the pigments used to create the color are not all that healthy or environmentally friendly. Many green pigments are

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Bio Glass is a Gorgeous, Translucent, 100% Recycled Surface

Bio Glass is a Gorgeous, Translucent, 100% Recycled Surface

Isn't it great when you don't have to sacrifice beauty for sustainability? Case in point: Bio-Glass, a striking material made from 100% post consumer recycled materials. Reader Jacostarubio just tipped us

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McDonough + Partners’ Groundbreaking Isola Office

McDonough + Partners’ Groundbreaking Isola Office

Sustainable design greats McDonough + Partners will soon be bringing Cradle to Cradle thinking to a city often known first for its fashion: Milan, Italy. Their Isola Office building will be aiming for

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