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5 Brilliant Backyard Sheds Built from Recycled Materials

5 Brilliant Backyard Sheds Built from Recycled Materials

Coco Hut Made From Recycled Scrap Wood Made from FSC-certified wood and random scraps, Coco Hut is a cozy shelter shaped like a ball. Created by Dutch designer Gert Eussen, it stands on stilts and can be

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Kengo Kuma Wraps Tokyo’s Sunny Hills Cake Shop in a Latticed 3D Wooden ‘Cloud’

Kengo Kuma Wraps Tokyo’s Sunny Hills Cake Shop in a Latticed 3D Wooden ‘Cloud’

Kuma's eye-catching cake shop stands in the middle of a residential area in Tokyo's Aoyama, with a memorable cloud-like shape. The intricate structure takes inspiration from traditional bamboo baskets,

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Ninety-Nine Failures Pavilion is Built from Ninja Star-Shaped Steel Pillows

Ninety-Nine Failures Pavilion is Built from Ninja Star-Shaped Steel Pillows

The Digital Fabrication Lab is an initiative founded by architect Kengo Kuma and Yusuke Obuchi to explore architectural innovations through experimentation. The third non-programmatic pavilion undertaken

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Zaha Hadid’s Spaceship-Like Olympic Stadium in Tokyo to Be Scaled Down

Zaha Hadid’s Spaceship-Like Olympic Stadium in Tokyo to Be Scaled Down

Zaha Hadid has been asked to redesign her winning proposal for the new Tokyo National Olympic Stadium due to its high cost and enormous size. Although the 80,000-seat stadium was approved by the

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Kengo Kuma’s Folding Art Museum Takes Inspiration from Origami and Nature

Kengo Kuma’s Folding Art Museum Takes Inspiration from Origami and Nature

The low, angular profile of the striking museum was created to emulate the mountainous landscape and the flow of nearby Yabe River. Different materials and textures, including green walls and solar

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Kengo Kuma Creates a Temporary Pop-Up Shelter from Umbrellas

Kengo Kuma Creates a Temporary Pop-Up Shelter from Umbrellas

Presented as part of the 2008's Casa Per Tutti (House for All) exhibition, Casa Umbrella can be used as a pop-up shelter, temporary house, or emergency room. Its 160 square feet were created from 15

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Kengo Kuma Creates Magical Habitable Cardboard Sculpture in Korean Forest

Kengo Kuma Creates Magical Habitable Cardboard Sculpture in Korean Forest

The 495 square foot public art project stands in a beautiful forest hillside surrounded by pine trees, from where one can look down to the intimate valley and river. Located next to a forest path, the

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Kengo Kuma Unveils Gorgeous Geometric Pavilion For Japan’s Kyushu Geibunkan Museum

Kengo Kuma Unveils Gorgeous Geometric Pavilion For Japan’s Kyushu Geibunkan Museum

Visitors at the recently opened Kyushu Geibunkan museum in Japan will be thrilled to discover the museum's flexible wooden annex. Designed as a space for pottery and art, the wood pavilion provides great

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Kengo Kuma’s Kids Academy Taiyogaoka Hoikuen is a Beautiful Kindergarten Made from Locally Sourced Wood

Kengo Kuma’s Kids Academy Taiyogaoka Hoikuen is a Beautiful Kindergarten Made from Locally Sourced Wood

Kengo Kuma's Kids Academy Taiyogaoka Hoikuen is a single level building that covers a small area. It is built close to the ground and embodies Kuma's vision of 'small architecture'. The building is made

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Volcanic Rock Tops Kengo Kuma’s Curved Block D Condos on Jeju Island in South Korea

Volcanic Rock Tops Kengo Kuma’s Curved Block D Condos on Jeju Island in South Korea

Very little information has been released about the design of Kengo Kuma's Block D condos, but this is what we do know. The curved units come in two different sizes - 210 and 245 square meters - that each

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Kengo Kuma’s Layered Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center Soaks Up Sunlight in Tokyo

Kengo Kuma’s Layered Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center Soaks Up Sunlight in Tokyo

Kengo Kuma´s Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center is located on a busy corner in Tokyo near the ancient Buddhist temple Sensō-ji. It's made mainly from glass and wood, and its interiors are airy

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Gorgeous Optical Glass House in Hiroshima is Made from 6,000 Glass Bricks

Gorgeous Optical Glass House in Hiroshima is Made from 6,000 Glass Bricks

The first floor of the Optical Glass House is occupied by a garden and a glass façade positioned towards the street that maximizes natural lighting. The living areas are located at the far end of the

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Fast-Growing Bamboo Clads Kengo Kuma’s Tranquil Garden Terrace Miyazaki Hotel

Fast-Growing Bamboo Clads Kengo Kuma’s Tranquil Garden Terrace Miyazaki Hotel

The modest 4,562 square-meter hotel has an angled roof and is wrapped in fast-growing bamboo. A timber shelter hovers over the entrance, which leads to an expansive reception area that then leads to the

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13 Green Design Valentines for the Designers, Architects and Visionaries We Love!

13 Green Design Valentines for the Designers, Architects and Visionaries We Love!

Shigeru Ban Roses are red, Shigeru is the man. We love cardboard architecture & we love Shigeru Ban! Forget Bieber, Gosling and Pitt. When it comes to our crushes, we're absolutely BANanas for

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Kengo Kuma’s Jenga-Like Cafe Kureon is Made from Stacks of Locally Sourced Logs

Kengo Kuma’s Jenga-Like Cafe Kureon is Made from Stacks of Locally Sourced Logs

Cafe Kureon consist of an enclosed glass box surrounded by columns of piled blocks and topped with a corrugated metal roof. Kuma used local untreated wood and held the timber stacks together with thin

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Kengo Kuma’s Transparent Temporary Shelter Pays Homage to Classic Japanese Literature

Kengo Kuma’s Transparent Temporary Shelter Pays Homage to Classic Japanese Literature

Architect Kengo Kuma recently built a humble modern pavilion as a tribute to a classic Japanese story written 800 years ago. The short story, Hojoki, by Kamo no Chomei tells the story of how Chomei left

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Denmark’s Natural History Museum in Copenhagen has a Walkable Green Roof

Denmark’s Natural History Museum in Copenhagen has a Walkable Green Roof

The Natural History Museum of Denmark has one of the world’s largest collections documenting the planet’s natural history. In order to make it more accessible to the public, the architects decided to

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Kengo Kuma’s Green Cast Has A Living Facade Of Pixelated Aluminum Planters

Kengo Kuma’s Green Cast Has A Living Facade Of Pixelated Aluminum Planters

Completed in the summer of 2011, the five story building provides space for a shop, a clinic, offices and a private residence. The basement and ground floor are used for parking, a pharmacy and a street

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Kengo Kuma Creates a Dynamic Cave-Like Interior Using 2,000 Pieces of Wood

Kengo Kuma Creates a Dynamic Cave-Like Interior Using 2,000 Pieces of Wood

Kengo Kuma and Associates's interior celebrates the warm grain of natural unfinished wood. Through careful positioning they constructed a woven mass of wooden segments that form a cave-like space. The

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Kengo Kuma’s Xinjin Zhi Museum Has a Pretty and Practical Perforated Facade

Kengo Kuma’s Xinjin Zhi Museum Has a Pretty and Practical Perforated Facade

The Xinjin Zhi Museum is located at the foot of Laojunshan mountain in Xinjin and serves to usher people to the holy place of Taoism. Dedicated to the religion of Taoism, the design of the museum shows

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The Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum Complements Its Forested Mountain Surroundings

The Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum Complements Its Forested Mountain Surroundings

At first glance, the structure appears to be simply a bridge, fooling the eye into thinking there is no interior building within at all. Large timber beams criss-cross, building up the museum’s base.

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The Green Cell: Kengo Kuma’s Design for the Taipei City Museum of Art Has an Insulating Green Roof

The Green Cell: Kengo Kuma’s Design for the Taipei City Museum of Art Has an Insulating Green Roof

Principally a cultural hub, this building is also a mixed-use development complete with retail facilities that creates a bridge to the nearby train station and cable car. The main hall also connects to a

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GREAT (BAMBOO) WALL

GREAT (BAMBOO) WALL

You have probably noticed by now how much we love bamboo here at Inhabitat. We're constantly amazed at the qualities bamboo has to offer as a rapidly renewable resource: it's strong, pliable, and pretty

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