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Hollow Lamp: Salvaged Wood Pendant Shines a Light on Forestry Devastation

Hollow Lamp: Salvaged Wood Pendant Shines a Light on Forestry Devastation

Daniel Byström and Kristján Kristjánsson used discarded wood to develop a series of beautiful, hand-crafted light fixtures that raise awareness for serious issues plaguing forests. Their Hollow Lamp

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‘Broken’ Furniture Finds Beauty in Cracked and Unwanted Wood

‘Broken’ Furniture Finds Beauty in Cracked and Unwanted Wood

Finnish designer and woodworker Jalmari Laihinen's amazing new collection of furniture celebrates the beauty of cracked, harsh edged wood that would otherwise go unnoticed or discarded. Laihinen's Broken

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UPM’s Biofore Concept is a More Sustainable Car Made From Wood and Biocomposites

UPM’s Biofore Concept is a More Sustainable Car Made From Wood and Biocomposites

Tiny Bamboo Shelters in Abandoned Factories May Provide Relief to Homeless in Hong Kong UPM recently teamed up with students from the Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences to create the

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Beautiful Energy-Efficient Surrey Hospital Expansion Targets LEED Gold in British Columbia

Beautiful Energy-Efficient Surrey Hospital Expansion Targets LEED Gold in British Columbia

The Surrey Memorial Hospital Critical Care Tower is a $512M project that has increased the emergency department by five times the size, provides specialized mental health and pediatric health, has

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Germany’s Kulturinsel Einsiedel Treehouse Hotel is a Handcrafted Wonderland in the Woods

Germany’s Kulturinsel Einsiedel Treehouse Hotel is a Handcrafted Wonderland in the Woods

Twelve acres of land form the "Culture Island," which is separated from the German mainland not by water, but by a different and fantastical approach to living. Forester Jürgen Bergmann learned the art

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C.F. Møller’s Solar-Powered Wood Skyscraper Wins HSB Stockholm Architecture Competition

C.F. Møller’s Solar-Powered Wood Skyscraper Wins HSB Stockholm Architecture Competition

One of the first things that comes to mind when someone mentions a wood skyscraper is the risk of fire, but the architects maintain that wood is more fire-safe than other common building materials. "Wood

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If You’re Hoping to Raise Eco-Conscious Kids, Waldorf School May Be the Way to Go

If You’re Hoping to Raise Eco-Conscious Kids, Waldorf School May Be the Way to Go

Every parent hopes to ensure that their children get the best education possible, but finding decent options is undoubtedly one of the more challenging aspects of parenting today. Should you enrol your

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Mexico’s Rojkind Arquitectos Unveils Digitally Fabricated Treehouse of the Future

Mexico’s Rojkind Arquitectos Unveils Digitally Fabricated Treehouse of the Future

The Casa del Arbol tree house is comprised of three hives made in concentric circles, which take on a clover shape. Each space gives one of the daughters a private play space. Rojkind Arquitectos worked

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More States Ban LEED Certification System Due to Timber Industry Opposition

More States Ban LEED Certification System Due to Timber Industry Opposition

Though the amendments and executive orders banning green certification do not actually cite LEED by name, they challenge any green building certification not recognized by the American National Standards

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Beautiful Wooden Home in Norway Is Built Around Forest Trees

Beautiful Wooden Home in Norway Is Built Around Forest Trees

The wooden Square House is situated within a dense pine forest area on a car-free island called Nøtterøy. It was built from vertical boards of local pine that create a cubic shelter surrounded by

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WRNS Studio’s New Tahoe City Transit Center Collects Snow For Rainwater Harvesting

WRNS Studio’s New Tahoe City Transit Center Collects Snow For Rainwater Harvesting

The TCTC’s shape is indicative of the region’s history with Lake Tahoe. Shaped with curves similar to a boat, this long rectilinear building’s roof eaves have long wooden slats as if designed as a

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Sustainable Makokos Floating School in Nigeria is Finally Complete

Sustainable Makokos Floating School in Nigeria is Finally Complete

The floating locality of Makoko has around 100,000 habitants, a congregation of fishermen that settled in the area 200 years ago. Dubbed "Africa's Venice," it is situated on a lagoon at the edge of Lagos

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Scientists Develop a Long-Lasting and Environmentally Friendly Battery Made from Wood

Scientists Develop a Long-Lasting and Environmentally Friendly Battery Made from Wood

Photo via Shutterstock When searching for inspiration to create an environmentally friendly battery, University of Maryland researchers Liangbing Hu, Teng Li and their team looked to the trees. Their

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Tiny Shed in Italy Stores Wood and Shelters Animals

Tiny Shed in Italy Stores Wood and Shelters Animals

Studio Errante's Sarah Becchio and Paolo Borghino created this adorable shelter at the southern corner of a family home’s patio in Italy. With access from the house and also from the street, the shelter

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IKEA Consumes a Full One Percent of the World’s Commercial Wood Supply

IKEA Consumes a Full One Percent of the World’s Commercial Wood Supply

Photo via Shutterstock Ikea furniture is ubiquitous in dorm rooms and apartments all over the world, but it's difficult to fathom exactly how much of the world's resources are actually used to make

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Marecollege: Beautiful Waldorf School Built with Natural Materials Rises in Leiden

Marecollege: Beautiful Waldorf School Built with Natural Materials Rises in Leiden

24H Architecture left parts of the original building erected in the 1960s and then added a new central hall - a "lemniscate." This is a figure eight structure or two loops that join in a central middle.

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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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ONDU Wooden Pinhole Cameras Bring Craftsmanship Back to Photography

ONDU Wooden Pinhole Cameras Bring Craftsmanship Back to Photography

Digital cameras have revolutionized the art of photography. Gone are hours in a darkroom, film, and treasured cameras passed down from one shutterbug to another. Slovenian industrial designer and artist

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Beautiful Wood Records Created Using a Laser Cutter

Beautiful Wood Records Created Using a Laser Cutter

Forget vinyl - engineer Amanda Ghassaei has developed a technique for cutting records into wood! Using a Epilog 120 Watt Legend EXT laser cutter, she was able to create digital waveform files from MP3s,

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Oshatz Architects’ Wooden Wilkinson Residence Towers Amidst the Treetops

Oshatz Architects’ Wooden Wilkinson Residence Towers Amidst the Treetops

With a top floor surrounded by treetops, The Wilkinson Residence evokes the feeling of being in a tree house. It’s curvy exterior is covered with different wood tiles and some metal parts that get

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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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Three Wise Men Combine Wood, Craft and an LED into One Lamp

Three Wise Men Combine Wood, Craft and an LED into One Lamp

Three Wise Men are a group of lovely wooden lamps handcrafted into different sizes and shapes. Designed by Hong-Kong-born, UK-based Samuel Chan for his own brand Channel, they give off a warm and focused

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Zecc Architecten and BYTR Architects Convert Rustic 1760 Coach House into Spacious Breukelen House

Zecc Architecten and BYTR Architects Convert Rustic 1760 Coach House into Spacious Breukelen House

Zecc Architecten and BYTR Architects decided to leave the exterior of the coach house almost entirely intact, retaining the character of the Breukelen building that was first constructed in the 1760s. And

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Keith Jennings Carves Mysterious Spirits into Living Trees

Keith Jennings Carves Mysterious Spirits into Living Trees

Through his work, Keith Jennings draws a connection between human spirituality and the environment. The serene and wise expressions create an emotional connection to plants that may at first feel distant

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Pieta-Linda Auttila’s Sculptural WISA Wooden Design Hotel in Helsinki is Encased in Bent Wood

Pieta-Linda Auttila’s Sculptural WISA Wooden Design Hotel in Helsinki is Encased in Bent Wood

The WISA Wooden Design Hotel is a small two-room structure connected by a semi-open courtyard that is surrounded by a curved trellis. The hotel sets an example of outstanding craftsmanship portraying

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Rintala Eggertsson’s MILU is a Sculptural Wooden Pavilion Made from Locally Sourced Timber

Rintala Eggertsson’s MILU is a Sculptural Wooden Pavilion Made from Locally Sourced Timber

MILU was built on-site and it took Rintala Eggertsson Architects and a handful of collaborators four days to finish it. It was erected from layered locally sourced timber on a site right next to the

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Lakeside Private House Bellmund Has a Hardy Shell and a Warm Wooden Interior in Switzerland

Lakeside Private House Bellmund Has a Hardy Shell and a Warm Wooden Interior in Switzerland

Located in an agricultural region outside of Biel, this striking home has a timber frame and interior and a strong, low-cost corrugated skin that makes the home tolerant of all manner of harsh weather

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Flower Power: A Bluetooth-Enabled Smart Sensor That Monitors the Needs of Your Plants

Flower Power: A Bluetooth-Enabled Smart Sensor That Monitors the Needs of Your Plants

Now and again, even the best green thumb could use a little help taking care of their plants. French electronics company Parrot just unveiled a new gizmo at CES 2013 called the Flower Power that makes it

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Marc Sparfel Crafts a Menagerie of Animals From Discarded Furniture

Marc Sparfel Crafts a Menagerie of Animals From Discarded Furniture

In every old piece of furniture lies a personality waiting to emerge. Artist Marc Sparfel has the unique talent of seeing the souls trapped in table legs and chair backs and gives new life and value to

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LEED-Seeking Greenland Residence Boasts an EV-Ready Garage and Other Eco Goodness

LEED-Seeking Greenland Residence Boasts an EV-Ready Garage and Other Eco Goodness

How is it possible to ensure that a home this large has a gentle environmental impact? Studio One shows us how with the charming Greenland Residence. Reached by a long private drive and carefully oriented

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