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Open House: A 20 Room Vertical Treehouse Village in Korea

Open House: A 20 Room Vertical Treehouse Village in Korea

Open House was designed by raumlaborkorea (with the help of the community), and celebrated its grand opening last month. But it isn't technically "complete" - and that's the whole point! raumlaborkorea's

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Please Help Save This Colony of Cats

Please Help Save This Colony of Cats

A colony of cats in Plumb Beach, Brooklyn has been tagged for demolition, and local animal rights activists are working to save them or to at least buy a little time to find them new homes. The strays

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Talking Public Space and Urban Intervention With San Francisco’s Rebar Studio

Talking Public Space and Urban Intervention With San Francisco’s Rebar Studio

INHABITAT: How did Rebar get its start? MATT: Rebar started around a project called the Cabinet National Library. We were inspired by an art magazine in Brooklyn called Cabinet, which had bought a

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Jun Aoki Hides Omiyamae Gymnasium Underground to Create a Green Oasis for Suginami, Tokyo

Jun Aoki Hides Omiyamae Gymnasium Underground to Create a Green Oasis for Suginami, Tokyo

Contemporary Japanese architect Jun Aoki worked in the office of Arata Isozaki alongside Pritzker prize winner Shigeru Ban and is known for visually arresting structures such as his stores for Louis

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Ryue Nishiziwa’s Gorgeous Vertical Garden House Takes Root in Tokyo

Ryue Nishiziwa’s Gorgeous Vertical Garden House Takes Root in Tokyo

Instead of a true facade, full-height windows, curtains, benches, and planters separate rooms and amenities. A living room and kitchen occupy the ground floor. Ascending the painted steel staircase leads

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Guerilla Gardening: Strategies for Greening Up Your Neighborhood

Guerilla Gardening: Strategies for Greening Up Your Neighborhood

Regardless of whether you are an urban, suburban, or rural dweller, there is inevitably a patch of neglected turf in your neighborhood that might need a bit of TLC to green it up. If you see hidden

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Herzog & de Meuron Unveil Stunning Daylit Office for Helvetia in Switzerland

Herzog & de Meuron Unveil Stunning Daylit Office for Helvetia in Switzerland

Swiss architecture firm Herzog & Meuron unveiled plans for the fourth extension to the Helvetia Head Office in the Swiss city of St.Gallen. The project, which is set to break ground in late 2014, will

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MIT Proposes “New Meadowlands” Plan to Protect New Jersey and New York from Future Storms

MIT Proposes “New Meadowlands” Plan to Protect New Jersey and New York from Future Storms

How would some of the nation's smartest minds approach the Eastern seaboard's increasingly dire problem of rising tides and storms? A team led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently

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New QueensWay Plan Reveals Zip-Lines, Ping-Pong Tables and a Giant Slide

New QueensWay Plan Reveals Zip-Lines, Ping-Pong Tables and a Giant Slide

Zip-lines, ping-pong tables and a giant slide could be in Queens' future if The Friends of the Queensway have anything to say about it. The group revealed their vision to revamp an abandoned train track

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Designers Create Imaginative Urban Playgrounds for Children and Adults in the Building Trust International Competition

Designers Create Imaginative Urban Playgrounds for Children and Adults in the Building Trust International Competition

With so much dead space plaguing urban cities today, charity organization Building Trust International put together a competition asking designers to reimagine these blights as innovative playgrounds for

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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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[PHOTOS] Controversial SPURA plan for NYC’s Lower East Side Revealed: SHoP Architects Designed Andy Warhol Museum!

[PHOTOS] Controversial SPURA plan for NYC’s Lower East Side Revealed: SHoP Architects Designed Andy Warhol Museum!

Inhabitat has called Manhattan's Lower East Side home for close to a decade now, so we've been following SPURA, the project to redevelop a massive parcel of land in the neighborhood, quite closely.

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Spring Street Park: Downtown LA Parking Lot Transformed into a Green Public Park

Spring Street Park: Downtown LA Parking Lot Transformed into a Green Public Park

In July, Mayor Villaraigosa and Council member Huizar opened Spring Street Park in Downtown Los Angeles. This is the 16th park to be opened as part of the City's 50 Parks Initiative, which aims to create

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Gehry’s National Art Museum of China Design Sports a Rooftop Garden Gallery

Gehry’s National Art Museum of China Design Sports a Rooftop Garden Gallery

If constructed, NAMOC will be one of the world's largest art museums with enough room to circulate 38,400 visitors a day and 12 million a year. Gehry mitigates any potential mayhem with four entryways and

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London Unveils High Line-Inspired Linear Park for Southbank’s New Nine Elms Development

London Unveils High Line-Inspired Linear Park for Southbank’s New Nine Elms Development

The Linear Park will wind through the Embassy Gardens housing development from Vauxhall to the Battersea Power Station. Residents will be able to open their doors right onto the meandering park, which

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Kasetsart University in Thailand Builds an Innovative Rooftop Garden on Campus

Kasetsart University in Thailand Builds an Innovative Rooftop Garden on Campus

After devastating floods hit Bangkok in 2011 leaving university staff cut off from food, Kasetsart University decided to build an urban farm on the rooftop of their Faculty of Architecture building to not

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Jardin Serge Gainsbourg: Paris’ New Urban Park Bridges a Highway to Unite Two Communities

Jardin Serge Gainsbourg: Paris’ New Urban Park Bridges a Highway to Unite Two Communities

The ring road at the Porte des Lilas created a disconnect between two neighborhoods, so the city of Paris sought to bring them together. A design competition yielded a successful plan from local firm

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Turn Hot Patios Into Hot Water Using Hidden Temperature Converting Therma-HEXX Panels

Turn Hot Patios Into Hot Water Using Hidden Temperature Converting Therma-HEXX Panels

Outdoor living and recreation spaces are popular for a number of reasons: they provide more urban green space, they promote better human health, and they offer cost savings. Yes, that's right, you can

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Simone Bossi’s Duecentosessanta is a Serene Pavilion in the Hills of Italy

Simone Bossi’s Duecentosessanta is a Serene Pavilion in the Hills of Italy

Bossi's artistic pavilion unites stone, wood, water, and air. Visitors can step along the stone path that floats upon a reflecting pool in the middle of a vast green field. At the end of the path, a large

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Four Freedoms Park Designed by Louis I. Kahn to Open This Fall on Roosevelt Island

Four Freedoms Park Designed by Louis I. Kahn to Open This Fall on Roosevelt Island

Whether you're an architecture buff or just someone who enjoys beautiful green space, it's hard not to get excited about Louis I. Kahn's Four Freedoms Park, which will be opening soon on Roosevelt Island

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R6 is a Daylit Boutique Residence for Transient Urbanites in South Korea

R6 is a Daylit Boutique Residence for Transient Urbanites in South Korea

The 1,240,000 square foot tower is a concrete-encased steel mega-braced organized around a central courtyard that emphasizes community. The brace supports a shelf-like matrix of walls and floor slabs that

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Baidu’s Science and Technology Campus is a Circular Green Haven in Beijing

Baidu’s Science and Technology Campus is a Circular Green Haven in Beijing

The green space is so well-articulated that it's possible for students, faculty and visitors to experience all of the seasons on what ZNA proposes to be one of Beijing's greenest university campuses. But

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MVRDV + ABOUTBLANK Design Expansive New Transit Hub and Archeo-Park for Yenikapı in Istanbul

MVRDV + ABOUTBLANK Design Expansive New Transit Hub and Archeo-Park for Yenikapı in Istanbul

ABOUTBLANK and MVRDV's design, in collaboration with Martha Schwartz & Partners Landscape Architects, proposes solutions to many of the demands of this highly unusual site. Not only does the location

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The Garden School is a New Green-Roofed Learning Facility for China

The Garden School is a New Green-Roofed Learning Facility for China

Strategic orientation of the 51,000 square meter Garden School, construction of which is currently underway, makes optimum use of passive solar design, daylighting, and natural ventilation. Some of the

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Santiago Calatrava Breaks Ground on New Egg-Shaped Building for Florida Polytechnic University

Santiago Calatrava Breaks Ground on New Egg-Shaped Building for Florida Polytechnic University

When officials at Florida Polytechnic University realized that their existing campus could no longer support a burgeoning population, it made sense to commission world-renowned alumnus Santiago Calatrava

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Groundbreaking Park Royal Tower is Draped with Curtains of Greenery in Singapore

Groundbreaking Park Royal Tower is Draped with Curtains of Greenery in Singapore

Park Royal's leafy podium on Pickering is designed to be a vertical extension of the Hong Lim Park right across the way and at 15,000 square meters of natural features, is twice as large! The contoured

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Sunset Triangle Plaza: LA’s First Pedestrian Plaza Conversion is Now Open!

Sunset Triangle Plaza: LA’s First Pedestrian Plaza Conversion is Now Open!

Silver Lake residents are mighty happy to have LA's first pedestrian plaza converted from a normal city street. Located on a short cut route from Sunset Blvd to Griffith Park Blvd, Sunset Triangle Plaza

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Chicago Unveils Plans for the Elevated Bloomingdale Trail Park in the Sky

Chicago Unveils Plans for the Elevated Bloomingdale Trail Park in the Sky

The Bloomingdale rail line once served as an important transport corridor, but was then abandoned in the early 1990s. Since the late '90s, the idea has been floating around to convert the elevated rail

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Water Works Park Will Connect Residents With the River Watershed in Des Moines, Iowa

Water Works Park Will Connect Residents With the River Watershed in Des Moines, Iowa

Sasaki Associates and their team of RDG and AES beat over 40 proposals to design the river/city interface for the new Water Works Parkitecture in Des Moines, IA. The new Water Works Park will combine both

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