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MAD Architects transform a home into a flexible kindergarten by wrapping the structure in a luminous skin

MAD Architects transform a home into a flexible kindergarten by wrapping the structure in a luminous skin

MAD Architect’s Clover House is a unique hybrid of a kindergarten by day, and personal home by night. The flexible living and learning space was created when the owner of a small kindergarten school in

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7 cozy tipis and yurts that make you feel right at home

7 cozy tipis and yurts that make you feel right at home

Dan and Emma Kigar started out with their own tipi way up at 11,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains. Their experience in these harsh conditions primed them for their life as yurt and tipi makers, and scores

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Alterra beach resort uses shipping containers for private glamping cabins

Alterra beach resort uses shipping containers for private glamping cabins

Pinamar is a beach resort located about 350 kilometers south-east of Buenos Aires and the landscape is predominantly filled with dense pine woods. Originally, the resort was an art gallery and the funky

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Sunshine in a Bottle: Consol’s Solar Jar Captures the Sun’s Rays and Lights Up at Night

Sunshine in a Bottle: Consol’s Solar Jar Captures the Sun’s Rays and Lights Up at Night

There are all kinds of awesome sustainable lighting projects illuminating the planet these days but we have developed a new soft spot for the Consol Solar Jar from South Africa. A clever solar panel

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Now you can carry around your own pop-up hotel room with Travelbox

Now you can carry around your own pop-up hotel room with Travelbox

Austrian design firm Juust’s new Travelbox lets you tote around a pop-up hotel with you wherever you go. At just 132 pounds, the sleek box unfolds to reveal a comfy bed, chair, table, storage, and even

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28 inspiring lighting designs from New York Design Week

28 inspiring lighting designs from New York Design Week

A photo posted by Inhabitat NYC (@inhabitatnyc) on May 16, 2015 at 10:08am PDT

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6 Amazing Green Treetop Paradises for Sustainable Living

6 Amazing Green Treetop Paradises for Sustainable Living

TORNADO TREEHOUSE ROOTED TREEHOUSE FINCA BELLAVISTA TREE HOTEL UNDER HEAVEN ILLUMINATED GEODESIC DOME TORNADO TREEHOUSE Roderick Romero proved that treehouses are not only for

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Locally-sourced rock fence creates a natural wind break for Melbourne’s Whitehall Road Residence

Locally-sourced rock fence creates a natural wind break for Melbourne’s Whitehall Road Residence

It's great to see more of the vernacular in contemporary architecture, like this sturdy rock fence that frames a summer home just south of Melbourne. Designed by b.e. Architecture and located on the

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Kay Sekimachi’s delicate bowls are made from real maple leaves

Kay Sekimachi’s delicate bowls are made from real maple leaves

Artist Kay Sekimachi’s uniquely organic bowls wow with their intricacy- and are made from actual maple leaves. Spindly and delicate, the leaves are preserved in outward reaching shapes that seem to

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20 Fascinating Design Finds Spotted at WantedDesign 2015

20 Fascinating Design Finds Spotted at WantedDesign 2015

Wanted Design is one of NYC's most anticipated Design Week shows, and this year's lineup did not disappoint. The international collection of home furnishings, design objects and art has taken over

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Shigeru Ban transforms 90,000 eye shadow containers into a glittering wave at the Venice Biennale

Shigeru Ban transforms 90,000 eye shadow containers into a glittering wave at the Venice Biennale

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has transformed thousands of empty eye shadow containers into a glistening wave for the Venice Biennale. Entitled “Reverberation- Pavilion of Light and Sound,” the piece

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8 transforming, double-duty furniture designs spotted at ICFF 2015

8 transforming, double-duty furniture designs spotted at ICFF 2015

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Samuel Bernier’s DIY Instructions Transform a Fire Extinguisher Into a Gorgeous Floor Lamp

Samuel Bernier’s DIY Instructions Transform a Fire Extinguisher Into a Gorgeous Floor Lamp

Samuel Bernier’s new floor lamp is upcycled from old fire extinguisher parts - and the industrial designer is sharing the DIY instructions! Named Achille Le Grand after designer Achille Castiglioni’s

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Form follows function at Shanghai’s new bioclimatic Natural History Museum

Form follows function at Shanghai’s new bioclimatic Natural History Museum

Perkins & Will took a biomimetic approach to the new Shanghai Natural History Museum, a sprawling 479, 180 square-foot facility with three unique facades and topped with a swirling green roof. Overall

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This $169 gadget turns your TV into a computer and works even when your internet is down

This $169 gadget turns your TV into a computer and works even when your internet is down

Designer Matt Dalio hopes to bring affordable computers to emerging middle class families across America. His project, the Endless computer, works directly with the family flat screen television, making

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10 Innovative, eye-opening products from Designjunction EDIT NYC

10 Innovative, eye-opening products from Designjunction EDIT NYC

Designjunction is big in Europe - big show in europe in + Designjunction EDIT + New York Design Week Coverage

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Artist Steve Messam built a 16-foot paper bridge without glue or bolts

Artist Steve Messam built a 16-foot paper bridge without glue or bolts

Artist Steve Messam has achieved something that has never been attempted before: building a bridge entirely out of paper without using a lick of glue or bolts. And this is no flimsy bridge that will waste

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Subterranean Conservation Hall is a glass-walled atrium under the Governor’s lawn in Tennessee

Subterranean Conservation Hall is a glass-walled atrium under the Governor’s lawn in Tennessee

Related: SHINE's latest Tec de Monterrey optimizes natural light and ventilation with parametric modeling + Archimania Via Plataforma Arquitectura

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Timber-clad community center in France mimics the forest surrounding it

Timber-clad community center in France mimics the forest surrounding it

A timber-clad cultural center in the center of Chaville, France designed by Laraqui Bringer Architecture mimicks the lush forest that surrounds the city. Encased with a lace-like latticework, the center

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Funky metal-clad home mimics the patchwork topography of Slovenia

Funky metal-clad home mimics the patchwork topography of Slovenia

It's hard to imagine how a metal-clad home might blend in with a topography as varied and lush as that of Slovenska Konjice, Slovenia, but Scapelab gives it a go with striations in the building's

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Artist constructs creepy Darth Vader masks entirely from dead insects

Artist constructs creepy Darth Vader masks entirely from dead insects

Artist Klaus Enrique’s humanoid sculptures are both beautiful and grotesque, made from both fragrant flowers, vegetables and plants- as well as gruesome dead millipedes, moths and scorpions. The

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A rolling garden on wheels recently popped up in the middle of Milan

A rolling garden on wheels recently popped up in the middle of Milan

A4A Rivolta Savioni studio’s urban garden solution popped up at Expo Gate Milano last month. Easily movable, the public garden, called Why not in the garden? was wheeled out into the city square. The

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7 Easy Tips to Save Water in Your Home

7 Easy Tips to Save Water in Your Home

Did you know that your daily five-minute shower uses more water than the average person in a developing country uses for an entire day*? In the U.S. we have such easy access to clean water that it can

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San Francisco is protecting cyclists with raised bike lanes

San Francisco is protecting cyclists with raised bike lanes

San Franciscan cyclists will soon have an edge above automobile traffic, with a new elevated bicycle lane heading for the southern Mission District. Planned to line Valencia Street, the bike path will

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Adorable Seelenkiste spirit shelter can pop up anywhere for a serene retreat

Adorable Seelenkiste spirit shelter can pop up anywhere for a serene retreat

The adorable Seelenkiste is a tiny country hideaway in the lush Greek landscape, designed by allergutendinge. The tranquil retreat combines a mini observatory and a sleeping section, designed for a

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Z Square House evokes Islamic architecture in an Edwardian garden

Z Square House evokes Islamic architecture in an Edwardian garden

Set in the rear garden property of a large Edwardian home, the Z Square house harmonizes with the landscape with its linear design and integration of nature throughout. Inside, the house features an open

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Couple uses ladders to navigate their Tokyo ‘Ninja’ house

Couple uses ladders to navigate their Tokyo ‘Ninja’ house

In 2013, the couple who commissioned the renovation, Tatsumi Terado and his wife Hanae, talked to CNN about their home. Responding to the absence of interior walls, the gaping floor plates stabilized by a

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14 awesome green designs spotted at BKLYN Designs 2015

14 awesome green designs spotted at BKLYN Designs 2015

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