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Myriam Dion’s Delicate Newsprint Artwork Comments on the Fragility of the Newspaper Industry

Myriam Dion’s Delicate Newsprint Artwork Comments on the Fragility of the Newspaper Industry

Here at Inhabitat we love when artists reuse materials, but even more so when they incorporate elements of the materials into their designs. When Dion cuts these meticulous patterns and textured shapes

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Used Tear Gas Canisters Become a Living Garden in Poignant West Bank Shrine

Used Tear Gas Canisters Become a Living Garden in Poignant West Bank Shrine

Bilin has become a central focus of Palestinian protests against Israeli policies in the West Bank, and was the subject of last year’s Oscar nominated documentary "Five Broken Cameras". The daily

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Queensland’s Cairns Institute is Wrapped in a Beautiful Basket-Like Skin

Queensland’s Cairns Institute is Wrapped in a Beautiful Basket-Like Skin

Completed in the summer of 2013, The Cairns Institute is a tropical research facility that will serve as a repository of regional knowledge and research capacity. JCU Vice-Chancellor Professor Sandra

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Solar Means Business Infographic Shows the Top 10 Brands that Went Solar in 2013

Solar Means Business Infographic Shows the Top 10 Brands that Went Solar in 2013

This week the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Vote Solar released their second annual Solar Means Business report, which ranks the top brands in the U.S. based on their installation of

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Stevenson School Passive House Duplex Provides Teacher Housing in Pebble Beach

Stevenson School Passive House Duplex Provides Teacher Housing in Pebble Beach

The Carmel and Pebble Beach campuses of the private Stevenson School educate grades K-8 and 9-12 respectively. Faculty housing at the Pebble Beach campus is currently being upgraded to accommodate twice

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The LEED Gold Greater Texas Foundation Promotes Sustainability & Education

The LEED Gold Greater Texas Foundation Promotes Sustainability & Education

The Greater Texas Foundation supports initiatives that improve math and science education and increase the rate of post-secondary enrollment. Their headquarters site is basically "in the middle of

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Perkins+Will’s LEED Platinum CTRB Sports a Prismatic Curtain Wall that Refracts Natural Light in Florida

Perkins+Will’s LEED Platinum CTRB Sports a Prismatic Curtain Wall that Refracts Natural Light in Florida

CTRB is a five-story, 120,000 square-foot facility that serves as headquarters for clinical and translational research at the University of Florida in Gainesville and the entire state. The facility houses

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Kenya Takes High Tech Stand Against Rhino Poaching

Kenya Takes High Tech Stand Against Rhino Poaching

Kenyan officials announced Wednesday that the country will be taking a serious stand against rhinoceros poaching- by implanting every rhino in the country with a trackable microchip. As poachers still run

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Biolite Infographic Shows the 3 Ps of Preparedness for Emergency Situations

Biolite Infographic Shows the 3 Ps of Preparedness for Emergency Situations

BioLite knows a thing or two about emergency preparedness. The Brooklyn-based company was on the front lines during Hurricane Sandy, and its USB-charging CampStoves made national news for their role in

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Philips to Upgrade 91,000 Buenos Aires Street Lights With LEDs

Philips to Upgrade 91,000 Buenos Aires Street Lights With LEDs

The city of Buenos Aires, Argentina is teaming up with Philips Lighting to retrofit 91,000 street lights with energy-saving LED bulbs. Philips will replace the city’s incandescent lighting with bright

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Rotor Exhibits Tales from the World’s Sustainable Design Archives at the Oslo Architecture Triennale

Rotor Exhibits Tales from the World’s Sustainable Design Archives at the Oslo Architecture Triennale

The digital renderings, material samples, mock ups and quotes in Rotor's 'Behind the Green Door' exhibit focus on urban and rural designs, large-scale plans, subtle small-scale projects and surprising

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Nokero’s Affordable New Solar Bulbs Can Even Charge Your Smart Phone

Nokero’s Affordable New Solar Bulbs Can Even Charge Your Smart Phone

Nokero Solar’s affordable new N180 and N222 solar light bulbs bring off-the-grid lighting to a new audience. Ridiculously easy to use, these bulbs charge up with a built-in solar panel and provide hours

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Urbanarbolismo Completes Vertical Tree Garden in Northern Spain

Urbanarbolismo Completes Vertical Tree Garden in Northern Spain

The vertical garden was designed to act as a tree and a green installation on the side of a building facing the square. Weathered steel conduit act exactly like a tree trunk to provide support and

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Infographic: Futuristic Technologies Coming Soon to a City Near You

Infographic: Futuristic Technologies Coming Soon to a City Near You

What will the smart city of tomorrow look like? Sagentia just launched a new infographic that details some of the cutting-edge technologies that will make cities more efficient, healthy, and enjoyable

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Paulett Taggart Architects’ Light-Filled Telegraph Hill House Boasts Stunning Views of the San Francisco Bay [PHOTOS]

Paulett Taggart Architects’ Light-Filled Telegraph Hill House Boasts Stunning Views of the San Francisco Bay [PHOTOS]

Paulett Taggart Architects responded to the need for more natural light in the interior of the home by adding a dramatic full-height exposed stair and a new glass wall at the side of the house, opening up

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Zip Kit Homes are Efficient Streamlined Prefab Houses Out of Utah

Zip Kit Homes are Efficient Streamlined Prefab Houses Out of Utah

Zip Kit Homes is a division of Timberhawk Homes out of Mt. Pleasant, UT with a focus on efficient, small and sustainable prefab homes. Their line of modestly sized homes makes the most out of the space

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Team Austria’s LISI House Wins the 2013 Solar Decathlon!

Team Austria’s LISI House Wins the 2013 Solar Decathlon!

The top 3 homes of this year's competition: 1. Team Austria: Vienna University of Technology - LISI Home 2. Team Las Vegas: University of Nevada Las Vegas - DesertSol Home 3. Team Czech Republic:

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Infographic Shows the Amount of Various Building Materials That Can Be Produced For 1 Ton of CO2

Infographic Shows the Amount of Various Building Materials That Can Be Produced For 1 Ton of CO2

In the Scale of Carbon is a new exhibition launched by the Materials Council during the London Design Festival that explores the sustainability of different building materials. The exhibit uses cubes to

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CANstruction Sculptures Made from Nearly 30,000 Cans of Food Fight Hunger in San Francisco

CANstruction Sculptures Made from Nearly 30,000 Cans of Food Fight Hunger in San Francisco

This year's CANstruction exhibition was part of the Architecture and the City Festival, and it was displayed in the atrium of the downtown Rincon Center, a popular lunch spot for office workers in San

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Team Czech Republic’s AIR House Wins the Architecture Contest at the Solar Decathlon 2013

Team Czech Republic’s AIR House Wins the Architecture Contest at the Solar Decathlon 2013

Team Czech Republic's AIR House earned a score of 98 out of a possible 100 points to win the contest. Architectural juror Richard Swett, CEO and co-founder of Climate PROSPERITY Enterprise Solutions,

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Stephen Lamb Creates a Prefab Nursery Complete with Vertical Veggie Garden For Children in Cape Town

Stephen Lamb Creates a Prefab Nursery Complete with Vertical Veggie Garden For Children in Cape Town

The vertical garden was created to give local kids a chance to learn about nutrition by growing their own food on site. The principal of the nursery school gave input on the types of food needed, and

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Quazi Design Creates Stunning Eco Jewelry From Old Magazines

Quazi Design Creates Stunning Eco Jewelry From Old Magazines

Quazi Design is a cutting-edge craft company that transforms waste magazines into original accessories and interiors. Through innovative techniques they push the boundaries of craft, social

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Passive PEAK House Preserves Energy the Appalachian Way at the Solar Decathlon 2013

Passive PEAK House Preserves Energy the Appalachian Way at the Solar Decathlon 2013

A modern home kitted out with all of the latest technology, including a vast solar array that provides all of its power, the PEAK House nonetheless maintains the comforting ambience of a rustic cabin in

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Park 567 Opens as Part of Chicago’s Elevated Bloomingdale Trail & The 606

Park 567 Opens as Part of Chicago’s Elevated Bloomingdale Trail & The 606

Park 567 opened to the public on September 13th and is the second above ground park to be completed as part of The 606 system. The neighborhood park features limestone boulders for use as seating or

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C.F. Møller’s Earth Bermed Natural Gas Compressor Plant Hides an Eyesore

C.F. Møller’s Earth Bermed Natural Gas Compressor Plant Hides an Eyesore

This new compressor station is a critical juncture in the new "gas motorway" from Germany to Egtved that will supply a steady supply to Denmark from continental Europe as supplies in the North Sea are

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Ancient Date Palm Grown From 2,000-Year-Old Seed Blossoms for the Third Time

Ancient Date Palm Grown From 2,000-Year-Old Seed Blossoms for the Third Time

In 1973, researchers discovered date palm seeds dating all the way back to Biblical times at the site of Herod the Great’s fortified palace in Masada, Israel. Despite the fact that the seeds were

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Kaal Masten Unveils the World’s First Solar Lamp Post

Kaal Masten Unveils the World’s First Solar Lamp Post

Take a look at the world's first stand-alone solar lamp post! The new solar-powered Spiritlighting column can harvest electricity during the day to light up the streets at night. The studio behind the

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These Wood Wall Buttons by Arbutus+Denman Will Dress Up any Room

These Wood Wall Buttons by Arbutus+Denman Will Dress Up any Room

Wall Buttons by Arbutus+Denman are simple sculptural pieces of decor designed to add warmth to drab interiors. Each piece is handmade from FSC certified birch harvested in Canada and boasts a beautiful

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A Dolls’ House Benefit Auction Features Dollhouses Designed by World-Famous Architects

A Dolls’ House Benefit Auction Features Dollhouses Designed by World-Famous Architects

Want to own a dollhouse designed by Zaha Hadid? Now's you chance! Twenty world-famous architects have banded together to create the dollhouse of every design-loving parents' dream. Part of an initiative

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Japanese Architects Protest Against Zaha Hadid’s Enormous Olympic Stadium

Japanese Architects Protest Against Zaha Hadid’s Enormous Olympic Stadium

Maki and his comrades aren’t disputing Hadid’s victory in the international competition, but instead making a plea for some adjustments to the design. The group have organized a symposium on October

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