Philippines

Villa Escudero’s Waterfall Restaurant Lets You Dine at the Foot of the Falls

Villa Escudero’s Waterfall Restaurant Lets You Dine at the Foot of the Falls

The entire villa is in fact a historical plantation surrounded by mountains and coconut trees. Once guests have dried off from their refreshing lunch, they can enjoy numerous local activities such as

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New Metal-Eating Shrub Species Could Clean Up Toxic Waste Sites Around the World

New Metal-Eating Shrub Species Could Clean Up Toxic Waste Sites Around the World

A newly described shrub species is capable of consuming between 100 to 1000 times the amount of nickel that normal plants can. A team from the University of the Philippines-Los Baños that described the

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MAT-TER Architects Unveil Plans for Typhoon-Resilient Guiuan National High School in the Philippines

MAT-TER Architects Unveil Plans for Typhoon-Resilient Guiuan National High School in the Philippines

MAT-TER Architects designed the typhoon-resilient school as part of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that crowdsourced design concepts for an affected area where Typhoon Haiyan destroyed 4,500 schools.

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Broadway Malyan Unveils Environmentally Responsive Century City Mall in the Philippines

Broadway Malyan Unveils Environmentally Responsive Century City Mall in the Philippines

Broadawy Malyan recently celebrated the launch of the Century City Mall in the Philippines. The architecture seeks to challenge the ‘business as usual’ energy and water intensive mall typology by

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“A Liter of Light” Aims to Illuminate 1 Million Homes With Plastic Solar Bottle Bulbs

“A Liter of Light” Aims to Illuminate 1 Million Homes With Plastic Solar Bottle Bulbs

Just one project under the My Shelter Foundation's good deeds, A Liter of Light uses simple technology originally conceived by Alfredo Moser from Brazil and modified by MIT students for the Philippines to

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6 Ways You Can Help Victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

6 Ways You Can Help Victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS  The International Medical Corps focuses on infection control and deployed a team of medical personnel and sanitation experts to respond immediately to the disaster. The

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Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Eco Stocking Stuffers

Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Eco Stocking Stuffers

Looking to give your loved one an extra somethin', somethin'? Impress them with these 15 sustainable stocking stuffers. Find something for coffee lovers, bike riders, DIYers and even brown thumbs. Whether

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Red Cross Maps Super Typhoon Haiyan’s Destruction to Show What Storms Do to Our Cities

Red Cross Maps Super Typhoon Haiyan’s Destruction to Show What Storms Do to Our Cities

It's been years since I've seen the movie Twister, but one of Helen Hunt's final lines haunts me to this day: “You haven’t seen it miss this house, and miss that house, and come after you.” She's

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Philippines Delegate Goes on Hunger Strike at U.N. Climate Change Conference

Philippines Delegate Goes on Hunger Strike at U.N. Climate Change Conference

With his country still reeling from Super Typhoon Haiyan, Philippines delegate Naderev "Yeb" Saño made an emotional plea for meaningful action at the COP19 U.N. Climate Change Conference in Warsaw,

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10,000 Feared Dead in the Wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan

10,000 Feared Dead in the Wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan

Rescue workers are struggling to reach towns and villages in the central Philippines following the assault of super typhoon Haiyan on the region. Preliminary reports estimate that at least 10,000 people

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Record-Shattering Super Typhoon Haiyan Slams Philippines With 235 MPH Winds

Record-Shattering Super Typhoon Haiyan Slams Philippines With 235 MPH Winds

One of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded made landfall in the Philippines early Friday. At 1,200 miles across, the storm is expected to inflict widespread damage. Meteorologists clocked the

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Ferry Sinks in the Philippines, Killing More than 50 and Leaking Thousands of Gallons of Oil

Ferry Sinks in the Philippines, Killing More than 50 and Leaking Thousands of Gallons of Oil

Photo via Shutterstock A routine boat ride took a tragic turn on Friday, when a large ferry containing 750 passengers collided with a cargo ship and sank in the Philippines. The death toll has risen to

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Take Action to Help Ban Horrific, Perverted Animal ‘Crush’ Videos in the Philippines

Take Action to Help Ban Horrific, Perverted Animal ‘Crush’ Videos in the Philippines

Dear Inhabitat reader, do you have pets? Pets give us unconditional love, protect us, and keep us warm at night, and all they ask in return is food, water, shelter, and the occasional pat on the head.

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Solar-Powered Green Revolution Pavilion Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles Unveiled in the Philippines

Solar-Powered Green Revolution Pavilion Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles Unveiled in the Philippines

Stephen Lamb from Touching the Earth Lightly and Ilac Diaz from My Shelter Foundation teamed up for the first time at last year's Shanghai Biennale. They share a vision to provide environmentally-friendly

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Aeroponic Vertical Farm: High-Yield Terraced Rice Paddies for the Philippines

Aeroponic Vertical Farm: High-Yield Terraced Rice Paddies for the Philippines

The Aeroponic Vertical Farm is made up of an array of bamboo parallelograms that are formed to create stepped terraces of rice fields. Located in cities, these compact farms would not only help grow rice

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Super Typhoon Bopha Rips Through the Philippines Leaving Hundreds Dead and Thousands Displaced

Super Typhoon Bopha Rips Through the Philippines Leaving Hundreds Dead and Thousands Displaced

Typhoon Bopha struck the island of Mindanao on Tuesday, bringing over 130 mph winds and driving rains. The storm mainly hit the eastern coast of Mindanao, concentrating the destruction in the Compostela

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SOM’s Pre-Certified LEED Gold Zuellig Building Opens For Business in Manila

SOM’s Pre-Certified LEED Gold Zuellig Building Opens For Business in Manila

The Zuellig Building is a 160 meter tall building with up to 65,000 square meters (700,000 square feet) of Class-A office space. Also included in the project is retail space, an underground parking

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Iloilo City Hall is the Visayas Islands’ First Green Building

Iloilo City Hall is the Visayas Islands’ First Green Building

Photo by Judy Rose Sayson The Visayas Islands in the Philippines are gradually embracing renewable energy, and the capital city has just inaugurated its first green building - Iloilo City Hall. The

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1 Liter of Light Project Illuminates Thousands of Filipino Homes With Recycled Bottles

1 Liter of Light Project Illuminates Thousands of Filipino Homes With Recycled Bottles

What if something as simple as an old plastic bottle filled with water could mean the difference between light and darkness? Rudimentary as it may sound, the almost no-cost solution is uplifting the

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Man Who Shot and Ate a Rare Philippine Eagle Gets Away With a Tiny Fine

Man Who Shot and Ate a Rare Philippine Eagle Gets Away With a Tiny Fine

Environmentalists in the Philippines are outraged after a man who shot and ate a rare Philippine Eagle was fined a mere $2,300. There are no more than 250 adult Philippine Eagles alive in the wild,

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2 Filipino Women Serve Up Savory Sustainable Tacos from Their Quirky GuacTruck

2 Filipino Women Serve Up Savory Sustainable Tacos from Their Quirky GuacTruck

Michealle Lee and Natassha Chan had to endure several meetings with the overseers of Manila's chic Bonifacio Global City before they could convince them that the Guactruck is by no means a roach coach,

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Bamboo Orchard Subdivision is a Rainbow Colored Modular Housing Development in the Phillipines

Bamboo Orchard Subdivision is a Rainbow Colored Modular Housing Development in the Phillipines

Buensalido+Architects had the goal of creating a housing development that instilled a sense of pride in the owners through improved architectural design and construction quality. Each building features a

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INTERVIEW: We Talk to Iwastology About Their Waste and Consumption Education Curriculum

INTERVIEW: We Talk to Iwastology About Their Waste and Consumption Education Curriculum

Thanks to Iwastology, Filipino and Canadian high school students receive media training sessions that empower them to share ideas in highly visual and engaging manners. Spanning oceans and two distinct

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Roots of Health Builds the First Mud House in Palawan, Philippines

Roots of Health Builds the First Mud House in Palawan, Philippines

If you were a nonprofit employee with a home termite infestation, what would your bosses do for you? If your bosses were Roots of Health, they would help build you a new mud house! The mud house was

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Chad Oppenheim Selected to Design the Philippines’ First Certified Green Project

Chad Oppenheim Selected to Design the Philippines’ First Certified Green Project

Chad Oppenheim unveiled first certified “Green Project” in the Philippines, under the county’s own new green building rating system, BERDE (Building for Ecologically Responsive Design

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Unique Bamboo Living Pod Concept is a Study in Disaster Proof Design

Unique Bamboo Living Pod Concept is a Study in Disaster Proof Design

These unique bamboo houses are part of a much larger disaster resistant community concept for the Philippines designed by a group of Indian architects - Komal Gupta, Vasanth Packirisamy, Vikas Sharma,

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Bambike Project: Bamboo Cycles Handmade in the Philippines

Bambike Project: Bamboo Cycles Handmade in the Philippines

Photo credit: bambike.com The Bambike Project is a socio-ecological enterprise that hand-makes bamboo bicycles with fair-trade labor in the Philippines. The company, spearheaded by Bryan McClelland, is

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