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Golden Glory is a Gilded Temporary Art Pavilion in Germany

Golden Glory is a Gilded Temporary Art Pavilion in Germany

Showcasing golden works from the bicycle capital of Germany's late medieval era, the exhibition space at Münster Domplatz (cathedral square) was cramped and easy to miss, so the small pavilion acts as a

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Dandelion Clock is a Bodacious Modular Kindergarten in Germany

Dandelion Clock is a Bodacious Modular Kindergarten in Germany

The four modules are arranged around a central atrium. This daylit space and naturally-ventilated space has multiple functions: It is an indoor playing field, a dining hall and it regulates traffic

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Siemens to Test “eHighway” Overhead Electric Lines for Trucks in California

Siemens to Test “eHighway” Overhead Electric Lines for Trucks in California

Overhead electric lines that power buses and streetcars are a common sight in California cities and towns, and they could soon be expanding to highways. At the 26th annual Electric Vehicle Symposium in

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11×11 is a Modern Wood-Clad Prefab in Germany

11×11 is a Modern Wood-Clad Prefab in Germany

11x11 is clad in vertical laminated wooden slats that extend to the roof. The same material is used to frame the deep-set windows which bend over eaves and wrap around corners, funneling enough daylight

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Realities:United Receive Bronze Holcim Award for Regenerative River Swimming Pool in Berlin

Realities:United Receive Bronze Holcim Award for Regenerative River Swimming Pool in Berlin

The Spree River splits in two in the heart of Berlin and flows around the touristy museum island. A movement is underway to transform the unused canal into a multi-recreational tourist attraction for

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Funky Blue “Court of Water” Wall Plays Music When It Rains (VIDEO)

Funky Blue “Court of Water” Wall Plays Music When It Rains (VIDEO)

Artists Annette Paul, Christopher Rossner, and Andre Temple took inspiration from St. Petersburg's Rainy Theater, although the installation in Dresden is very different. The blue and green painted facade

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Volkswagen Uses Space Foil To Make Cars Safer

Volkswagen Uses Space Foil To Make Cars Safer

When auto makers submit their cars to crash tests, the sensors that are used to collect data about the crash process are often destroyed by the impact of the crash. To solve that problem, German car maker

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Modular AR-CHE Aqua Floathome Enjoys On-The-Lake-Living in Germany

Modular AR-CHE Aqua Floathome Enjoys On-The-Lake-Living in Germany

The AR-CHE Aqua Floathome is the first of several floating houses in the Lusatian Lake District by Steeltec37. This German company specializes in steel design for modular buildings on both land and water.

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Werner Sobek’s Temporary Altar is a Cantilevering Shelter for the Pope

Werner Sobek’s Temporary Altar is a Cantilevering Shelter for the Pope

Placed on a green field at the Freiburg airfield, the cantilevering altar was built without a single drop of glue and without any kind of welding. Instead, only bolted, rotating, and clamp joints were

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Avatar Architettura’s Recycled Pallet Pavilion Pops up in Italy

Avatar Architettura’s Recycled Pallet Pavilion Pops up in Italy

Italian design firm Avatar Architettura is well-known for their ability to turn recycled wooden pallets into inspiring works of art - like this fun pavilion in Italy. Designed as a temporary art

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Lego Invests $500 Million in German Offshore Wind Farm

Lego Invests $500 Million in German Offshore Wind Farm

It's no surprise we are big LEGO fans here at Inhabitat - the iconic building blocks can be used to create everything from cameras and furniture to apartments and massive cathedrals. Now the toy maker is

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City of Hamburg Sues Contractor of Herzon & de Meuron’s Elbphilarmonie

City of Hamburg Sues Contractor of Herzon & de Meuron’s Elbphilarmonie

HochTief claims that the steel construction designed by Herzon & de Meuron will not be able to support the project's massive 3,800 tonne roof, which has recently been added to the crest of the

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Confused Direction’s Silverbeaver Hausboot is a Sustainable Floating Home

Confused Direction’s Silverbeaver Hausboot is a Sustainable Floating Home

Confused Direction was very careful to ensure that their Silverbeaver Hausboot was made of the most efficient materials so that the project has a tiny footprint. To this end, they clad the boat in

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Hessnatur’s Beautiful Headquarters is Built From Recycled Materials

Hessnatur’s Beautiful Headquarters is Built From Recycled Materials

A happy marriage between RAU Architects and sustainable clothing company Hessnaturresulted in the company's lovely Mondrian-esque headquarters near Frankfurt. Made almost completely from recycled

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Haus W: Prefabricated Sunken Home Harvests Geothermal Energy in Hamburg

Haus W: Prefabricated Sunken Home Harvests Geothermal Energy in Hamburg

The clients wanted a home that was connected, so Kraus Schönberg Architects designed each room to flow into the next, while interior windows connect hallways, rooms, the atrium, and the downstairs

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OOIIO Architecture’s German Housing Project Brings Beautiful Greenery to a Former WWII Runway

OOIIO Architecture’s German Housing Project Brings Beautiful Greenery to a Former WWII Runway

Madrid-based OOIIO Architecture recently designed a 6-story housing project for Wurzburg, Germany. The colorful complex consists of 15 multi-faceted and sustainable apartment blocks that transform a

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J Mayer H’s Space-Age Quartier M to Transform an Unused Area of Dussledorf

J Mayer H’s Space-Age Quartier M to Transform an Unused Area of Dussledorf

Architecture firm J Mayer H just won an award for their Quartier M adaptive reuse project, which will transform an old post office in Dusseldorf, Germany into a busy urban center. The new space-age

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Frisch vom Dach To Convert Former Berlin Malt Factory Into a Rooftop Aquaponics Farm!

Frisch vom Dach To Convert Former Berlin Malt Factory Into a Rooftop Aquaponics Farm!

Community gardens are already very popular in Berlin, but a group of agro-entrepreneurs is planning to take urban farming to the next level in the German capital. A team of three Berliners is planning to

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gmp Architekten Breaks Ground on New Solar Eco-Park in Qingdao, China

gmp Architekten Breaks Ground on New Solar Eco-Park in Qingdao, China

The new urban quarter will be about 10 sq. km in size - roughly the same as the Berlin Mitte district. Inspired by the surrounding landscape, the park's buildings will mirror the rock formations and green

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Germany’s Inzell Skating Stadium Features a Roof That Radiates Cold Back Onto the Ice

Germany’s Inzell Skating Stadium Features a Roof That Radiates Cold Back Onto the Ice

The outdoor speed skating track was originally built in 1965, and it needed an extensive, modern renovation in order to become a top-notch competition facility. Although the climate at the foot of

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3 Rooms, 3 Trees and a Meadow Adorn the Roof of House S in Germany

3 Rooms, 3 Trees and a Meadow Adorn the Roof of House S in Germany

The three new boxes on the roof house a master bedroom, dressing room and bath room, as well as a personal living room and home office. There's a meadow and apple tree in one corner, a courtyard and pine

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Hamburg is Building a Giant Green Roof Cover Over Sections of the A7 Motorway

Hamburg is Building a Giant Green Roof Cover Over Sections of the A7 Motorway

Spanning six to eight lanes of traffic that cut through the Schnelsen, Stellingen and Bahrenfeld districts of Hamburg, the A7 is among the largest and most disruptive highways in Germany. The current plan

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Der Spiegel Moves Into New Green Headquarters in Hamburg’s HafenCity

Der Spiegel Moves Into New Green Headquarters in Hamburg’s HafenCity

By Spiegel's own account, its old headquarters had become so cramped that the television unit was forced to relocate to a nearby building. By contrast, the new 13-story building feels roomy and light,

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Construction Crawls Ahead on Herzog + de Meuron’s Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg

Construction Crawls Ahead on Herzog + de Meuron’s Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg

Planning for the building began in 2003; the cornerstone was officially laid in 2007; and construction got rolling in 2008. Although workers officially topped off the building in April 2010, it's still

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Hamburg to Convert a WWII Flak Bunker Into a Renewable Energy Bunker

Hamburg to Convert a WWII Flak Bunker Into a Renewable Energy Bunker

The flak bunker on Neuhöfer Strasse in Wilhelmsburg was constructed in 1942, and during the war, up to 30,000 people crammed into the massive structure while Allied bombs rained down on the city. After

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Field of 2000 Wispy Dandelions Turned into Breathtaking Art Exhibit

Field of 2000 Wispy Dandelions Turned into Breathtaking Art Exhibit

It's hard to believe, but Raseier picked 2,000 dandelions for this ethereal art exhibit, which was shown at the ArToll Summer Lab 2011. Once they were transported to the lab, each one was individually

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Solar-Powered Black Forest Wooden House K is Built Around a Core of Clay

Solar-Powered Black Forest Wooden House K is Built Around a Core of Clay

The clients were looking for a contemporary wooden house that would provide them the most amount of comfort on their limited budget. The wooden post and beam house was designed around a central clay core

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German Trains Will Run on 100% Renewable Energy by 2050!

German Trains Will Run on 100% Renewable Energy by 2050!

Germany has made many remarkable strides towards sustainability in the past few years - they were the first nation to announce the abolition of nuclear power, the entire country already runs on 20%

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The Skinny Minihouse is a Study in Low-Impact Urban Housing in Germany

The Skinny Minihouse is a Study in Low-Impact Urban Housing in Germany

European cities are becoming increasingly crowded, so creative measures need to be taken to maximize urban density without making people stir crazy. By building a tall and thin prototype with clever use

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Aeroflorale II: La Machine Erects an Animated Hanging Garden Inspired by da Vinci

Aeroflorale II: La Machine Erects an Animated Hanging Garden Inspired by da Vinci

This is not the first time La Machine has awed the world with its strange sculptures. Previously the group created a moving metal spider and a giant iron elephant - projects that Architizer compared to

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