Sustainable Design

Double domed Copagri Pavilion in Milan can be reassembled again and again

Double domed Copagri Pavilion in Milan can be reassembled again and again

The Love IT Pavilion for Copagri at Expo Milano 2015 is a pair of open-slatted wooden domes. Designed by EMBT, the beautiful structures sit around a large circular pool meant for a scenic meeting place.

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Cybele Young folds Japanese paper into intricate sculptures of everyday objects

Cybele Young folds Japanese paper into intricate sculptures of everyday objects

Artist Cybèle Young’s wondrous miniature world of intricate tableaus are made entirely from paper. The Canadian artist has perfected the meticulous practice of Japanese papercrafting, rendering

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Tiny Abod Shelters Provide Humane Housing for Slum Dwellers in Just One Day

Tiny Abod Shelters Provide Humane Housing for Slum Dwellers in Just One Day

Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, Doug amassed a team of designers to help him with his latest philanthropy project - lightweight shelters that can be easily shipped and erected anywhere in the world.

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Cantilevered shipping container coffee shop pops up in Johannesburg

Cantilevered shipping container coffee shop pops up in Johannesburg

Made from stacked and cantilevered shipping containers, the Foghound Interactive Coffee Company in Johannesburg is a sustainable flagship for the ambitious company. Designed by Earthworld Architects &

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Give your succulents their own spacesuits with this 3D-printed planter

Give your succulents their own spacesuits with this 3D-printed planter

Let your succulents and cacti explore other worlds, or at least your windowsill, with this adorable 3D printed planter. Created by industrial designed Emmanuel Carrillo, the table top planter repurposes a

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Juniper Ridge’s Topanga Canyon wilderness perfume captures the California coast in full bloom

Juniper Ridge’s Topanga Canyon wilderness perfume captures the California coast in full bloom

As summer hits its stride Juniper Ridge's experimental Field Lab is in full effect - and they recently released their latest limited-edition wildcrafted fragrance. Topanga Canyon is a light, herbaceous

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World’s first pocket spectrometer lets you measure the molecular makeup of nearly anything

World’s first pocket spectrometer lets you measure the molecular makeup of nearly anything

SCiO is a brand new consumer device that measures the molecular fingerprint of anything that reflects light, except it fits in your pocket. Equipped with some of the capabilities of large, heavy

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Yves Béhar’s sleek Hive 2 thermostat looks like a polished mirror

Yves Béhar’s sleek Hive 2 thermostat looks like a polished mirror

Your thermostat could get a sleek new facelift, thanks to super designer Yves Béhar’s Fuseproject. The new Hive 2 thermostat, designed for British Gas, adds a sort of minimalist steel mirror to your

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Aspiring Chinese architect built his office out of 8,500 recycled beer bottles

Aspiring Chinese architect built his office out of 8,500 recycled beer bottles

“Beer is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy.” This apocryphal quote credited to Benjamin Franklin is nonetheless apt and resonant with drinkers around the world. The world’s most popular

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The energy-positive UK Solcer House proves that zero carbon living can be affordable

The energy-positive UK Solcer House proves that zero carbon living can be affordable

Great Britain’s first affordable energy positive house has just opened its doors in Stormy Down, Wales. Dubbed the Solcer House, the residence can produce more electricity than its occupants can use.

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Firefighters say drones are getting in the way of battling California’s wildfires

Firefighters say drones are getting in the way of battling California’s wildfires

Wildfires regularly rage in California over the hot and dry summer months, but this year firefighters are finding an additional obstacle- drones. Firefighters have been working overtime to put out what

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Footloose German kid builds an inspiring brick dome home for an orphanage in Kenya

Footloose German kid builds an inspiring brick dome home for an orphanage in Kenya

When Torsten Kremer met Mama Dolfine, she had lost a 14 and 27-year-old son in one year, sank into a pit of despair, and then climbed out and built heaven--in the form of a new orphanage. After living

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Australia’s Sunshine State hit with rare snowfall

Australia’s Sunshine State hit with rare snowfall

A mass of Antarctic air has turned the usually mild Australian winter into a snowy winter wonderland. Regions known for their sunny weather, like Queensland, experienced an uncomfortable snow fall last

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Tree branch water filter removes a surprising 99% of E.coli

Tree branch water filter removes a surprising 99% of E.coli

Sometimes low tech solutions make the most sense–particularly in developing countries with limited access to affordable technology. And it often happens these same countries experience chronic water

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Insane Skysphere is a solar-powered man cave with voice-activated electronics

Insane Skysphere is a solar-powered man cave with voice-activated electronics

Jono Williams has built the world's most coveted man cave. After shooting the breeze one night with his mate Grant Ramsay, a mechatronics engineer, the Australian inventor committed to building the

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Brilliant 3D grass printer produces a garden in any shape you can imagine

Brilliant 3D grass printer produces a garden in any shape you can imagine

Gardening just entered the 21st century - a team of students at the University of Maribor in Slovenia developed an innovative 3D printer that can create objects out of living grass! Maja Petek, Tina

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Pop-Tarts transforms vintage Airstream into an oversized toaster

Pop-Tarts transforms vintage Airstream into an oversized toaster

Breakfast pastry Pop-Tarts has transformed a vintage Airstream trailer into an oversized toaster, with giant Pop-Tarts ready for the taking. The silver Airstream toaster rolled up to Park City, Utah,

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Off-grid Candle Charger powers up two cell phones in just six hours

Off-grid Candle Charger powers up two cell phones in just six hours

Charging your cell phone during a black out or natural disaster could be as easy as lighting a candle. The Candle Charger was designed by Andy Byrnes, a co-founder of Stanford’s alternative energy

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6 barns converted into beautiful new homes

6 barns converted into beautiful new homes

A good barn conversion can look stunning. An old and derelict work building can be brought back to life with a sensitive and imaginative transformation. Here are five ideas. Barns need imagination A

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Hydro Hammock turns a relaxing camping trip into a hot tub party

Hydro Hammock turns a relaxing camping trip into a hot tub party

(embed video from Kickstarter page) Hot tubs can utilize hundreds of gallons of water, need regular maintenance, and require the use of often-harsh chemicals - not so easy on the environment or the

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D-House Urban Sandwich: Aging Polish home renovated with a sky garden oasis

D-House Urban Sandwich: Aging Polish home renovated with a sky garden oasis

For blocks surrounding the single family home, two storey tenements rise, all built in the early 1900s. The D House-Urban Sandwich is a local landmark, serving as a modern model for the historic

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6 Awesome upcycled shipping pallet creations you can make yourself

6 Awesome upcycled shipping pallet creations you can make yourself

Vibrant Folding Chairs From Upcycled Shipping Pallets These colorful Fold-out Pallet Chairs from Gas & Air Studios are each made from a single shipping pallet. The only treatment these chairs get

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DIY: How to Create a Painted Faux Lace Headboard

DIY: How to Create a Painted Faux Lace Headboard

MATERIALS: - One yard of lace in your favorite pattern - One can low-VOC spray paint in your favorite color (don’t be afraid to be bold!) - Blue painters tape - Pencil and measuring tape - Old

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What Does the Interior of the World’s Largest and Most Expensive Family Home Look Like?

What Does the Interior of the World’s Largest and Most Expensive Family Home Look Like?

The completion of Antilia — the world's largest and most expensive family home — certainly caused a stir when we first reported on the sky-scraping abode back in 2011, with readers (and we here at

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Drones will soon carry critical supplies to remote areas across Switzerland

Drones will soon carry critical supplies to remote areas across Switzerland

Snail mail is set to be a thing of the past in Switzerland, where testing is underway for unmanned drones able to carry packages up to 10 kilometers away. The Swiss Post has been developing drone

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Graypants’ Mobius Lamp mimics flocks of starlings with sparkling cubes strung from fiber optic cables

Graypants’ Mobius Lamp mimics flocks of starlings with sparkling cubes strung from fiber optic cables

The Möbius strip or Möbius band has become a popular motif in design and it's easy to see why. It's challenging to come up with a piece limited to one surface and one boundary, which is part of the

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Weed growers are a huge drag on Denver’s energy grid

Weed growers are a huge drag on Denver’s energy grid

The rise of legal marijuana in Denver may be bolstering the local economy, but meeting the demands is putting a strain on the local grid. With the pot business booming, the influx of growing facilities

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Stekke + fraas’ Brutopia brings idyllic communal living to Brussels

Stekke + fraas’ Brutopia brings idyllic communal living to Brussels

Brutopia is a sprawling role model of cohousing in Brussels, which combines residential living with urban gardening, business spaces and a service center in the Belgian capital. Designed by stekke +

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Green Architect & Cradle to Cradle Founder William McDonough

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Green Architect & Cradle to Cradle Founder William McDonough

INHABITAT: What inspired you to write 'Cradle to Cradle' (the book) and launch the Cradle to Cradle system? William McDonough: From an early age, I was fascinated by differing attitudes towards

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Tree Church is a living, breathing chapel made of real trees

Tree Church is a living, breathing chapel made of real trees

After Barry Cox traveled the world admiring churches, he decided to build his own--out of trees. Using five different tree species and a tree spade from his work at Treelocations, the New Zealand resident

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