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Bizarre Buru Buru Amphitheater Built With Straw Noodles Sprouts Mushrooms!

Bizarre Buru Buru Amphitheater Built With Straw Noodles Sprouts Mushrooms!

Buru Buru is one of Bittertang’s most spatial designs but it continues the thread of using alternative materials and building multi-functional performance spaces. (For example, their Burble Bup

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Super Thin Solar Panels Crown the Spectacular ‘Green Zero’ Modular Getaway in Italy

Super Thin Solar Panels Crown the Spectacular ‘Green Zero’ Modular Getaway in Italy

The interior relies on a simplistic design, coming to life thanks to accents of color throughout the single bedroom dwelling. Even though the room is made for two, there is ample space to fit many more

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Doctor Relives Magical Mountain Childhood with Rustic Tellico Cabin in Tennessee

Doctor Relives Magical Mountain Childhood with Rustic Tellico Cabin in Tennessee

The house is located in the Tellico Valley - a historically important place where Cherokee tribes used to gather for important councils. The doctor spent his childhood here, so it holds important

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Melbourne Zoo’s Lemur Exhibit Features Nestled Pods Made From Recycled Timber

Melbourne Zoo’s Lemur Exhibit Features Nestled Pods Made From Recycled Timber

The project was built in collaboration between the Melbourne Zoo, Urban Initiatives as landscape architects and Arterial Design as interpretive designers. The exiting rainforest trail was complemented

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Wonderful Eco Homes for the Indigenous Mapuche People Pop Up in Chile

Wonderful Eco Homes for the Indigenous Mapuche People Pop Up in Chile

Located in Huechuraba, Santiago, the 25 built Ruca homes are part of a grand social housing complex. Made from bricks, concrete and local pine, the houses' natural facades were built from horizontal

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Portuguese Students Build Gorgeous Vaulted Pavilion Entirely From Cork

Portuguese Students Build Gorgeous Vaulted Pavilion Entirely From Cork

Students Pedro de Azambuja Varela, Maria João de Oliveira and Emmanuel Novo were sponsored by Amorim Isolamentos Lda. while taking the Digital Architecture Advanced Studies Course (CEAAD), a joint

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The Angelic Organics Learning Center in Illinois is Made from Whole Trees and Straw Bale

The Angelic Organics Learning Center in Illinois is Made from Whole Trees and Straw Bale

We've featured Gunderson and Whole Trees Architecture here on Inhabitat before. The innovative firm uses unmilled tree trunks and branches as structural components of buildings, which is much more

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Cibicworkshop Showcases Green Building Techniques with “Cultivating a House”

Cibicworkshop Showcases Green Building Techniques with “Cultivating a House”

Cultivating a House is a large-scale installation consisting of two houses built from sustainable materials by Cibicworkshop, a design research center that is based in italy. The two houses, which were

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Feldman Architecture’s Walnut Farms Retreat Strikes Rammed Earth Gold

Feldman Architecture’s Walnut Farms Retreat Strikes Rammed Earth Gold

San Francisco-based Feldman Architecture creates beautiful and sustainable modern homes using a palette of durable materials like concrete, stone, natural wood, and powder-coated steel. One of the current

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Bolivia’s Palacio de Sal is a Hotel Made Entirely of Salt!

Bolivia’s Palacio de Sal is a Hotel Made Entirely of Salt!

The Palacio de Sal was built in 2007 to accommodate travelers to the Salar de Uyuni in southwest Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes. The hotel is organized as a palace with large common rooms, a bar, a

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PHOTOS: Logan MacDougall Pope Explores Post-Tsunami Architecture in Sri Lanka

PHOTOS: Logan MacDougall Pope Explores Post-Tsunami Architecture in Sri Lanka

The first thing we noticed about Logan's images is that they are all completely different. When trying to build homes after a disaster of such terrible scale, it's essential to get them up as quickly and

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Beautiful Bamboo Symphony Promotes Building With Natural Materials

Beautiful Bamboo Symphony Promotes Building With Natural Materials

The curvilinear building extensively makes use of locally sourced, recycled, and natural building materials like bamboo, fly ash, recycled wood, scraps metal, and stone. Built surrounding the Lotus Pond,

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Gorgeous Green-Roofed Black Sheep House Looks Out to Sea

Gorgeous Green-Roofed Black Sheep House Looks Out to Sea

Black Sheep House was borne from the dream and hard work of Yorkshire couple Pete and Christine Hope. When they found an old stable in the remote location of the Isle of Harris, they decided to renovate

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Modern Dutch Thatched House Links With The Past

Modern Dutch Thatched House Links With The Past

A modern design that borrows from its ancestors, the “Living on the Edge” house forges a union between tradition and simplicity. The home's remarkable thatched roof and walls are only the beginning of

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