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Singapore’s Green-Roofed Marina Barrage Controls Flooding and Stores 10,000 Hectares of Rainwater

Singapore’s Green-Roofed Marina Barrage Controls Flooding and Stores 10,000 Hectares of Rainwater

With a catchment area of 10,000 hectares, the Marina Barrage is one-sixth the size of Singapore. The catchment is the island nation’s largest and most urbanized. The benefits of the Marina Barrage are

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Web-Like Treetop Science Lab Floats High Above Brazil’s Rainforest Canopy

Web-Like Treetop Science Lab Floats High Above Brazil’s Rainforest Canopy

Yi Yvonne Weng's concept includes webbed mesh in three densities, the least dense of which contain metal rods for structural support. The mid-layer has a medium density so that birds may easily pass

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Scientists Propose Using Artificial Volcanoes To Stave Off Global Warming

Scientists Propose Using Artificial Volcanoes To Stave Off Global Warming

Photo via Shutterstock Here at Inhabitat, we've covered many unusual geoengineering schemes that all claim to reverse the effects of climate change and potentially save the world. But this proposal

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SABAOARCH’s CLOUD Treehouse in Japan is a Relaxing Space Perched High in the Treetops

SABAOARCH’s CLOUD Treehouse in Japan is a Relaxing Space Perched High in the Treetops

Each of the oval “rooms” in the treehouse are connected, but designed for separate activities -- one for standing, one for sitting down, and one for sleeping al fresco. Each area is intersected by a

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Jayson Fann Builds Giant Spirit Nests for Humans from Sustainably Harvested Wood

Jayson Fann Builds Giant Spirit Nests for Humans from Sustainably Harvested Wood

Fann prefers to use Eucalyptus branches because they are strong, flexible and last longer than other branches. He harvests them by cutting them off healthy trees, careful not to cause any damage. Then,

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Slides, Treehouses and Worm Holes Turn Sydney’s Blaxland Park into a Field of Fun

Slides, Treehouses and Worm Holes Turn Sydney’s Blaxland Park into a Field of Fun

Using the existing landform to their advantage, JMD Design created a series of sweet worm holes and slides, some that are quite steep, along with a 12 meter high treehouse tower that overlooks the

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Top 6 Must-See Summer Eco Resorts Around the World!

Top 6 Must-See Summer Eco Resorts Around the World!

Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia The Alila Villas Uluwatu combines the best of tropical luxury and sustainable design. The Earthcheck-certified resort on Bali’s southern Bukit Peninsula finds its

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PHOTOS: Brooklyn’s New Shipping Container Pop-Up Pool and Beach Overlooks Downtown Manhattan

PHOTOS: Brooklyn’s New Shipping Container Pop-Up Pool and Beach Overlooks Downtown Manhattan

Sure, you could go to a regular old beach, but doesn't a pop-up pool surrounded by shipping container architecture with breathtaking views of downtown Manhattan sound a lot more enticing? It may sound

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Fiber-Grass Will Be a Self-Sustaining Mixed-Use Development in Greater Noida, India

Fiber-Grass Will Be a Self-Sustaining Mixed-Use Development in Greater Noida, India

Fiber-Grass is a sustainable mixed-use development in Greater Noida, which is located about 25 miles southeast of New Delhi in Northern India. The project, designed by Dinkoff Architects & Engineers,

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Construction of The World’s Largest Solar Bridge Reaches Halfway Point in London

Construction of The World’s Largest Solar Bridge Reaches Halfway Point in London

London’s super-solar Blackfriars Station is halfway to becoming home to the world’s largest solar bridge. Solarcentury began construction on the ambitious project last fall, fitting the bridge with a

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Studio Bijan H Envisions Using Botanical Hybridization Techniques to Create a Plant Supported Structure

Studio Bijan H Envisions Using Botanical Hybridization Techniques to Create a Plant Supported Structure

Being Nature by Studio Bijan H envisions a nearsighted biotechnological future, which proposes the wielding of specific plants for the growth and re-articulation of architectural elements. The vivarium

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Dfnqline’s Reclaimed Wood Trivet is Made of Pieces of the Coney Island Boardwalk

Dfnqline’s Reclaimed Wood Trivet is Made of Pieces of the Coney Island Boardwalk

From Coney Island to your table, this stylish, limited-edition trivet offers more than great design: It’s a piece of the boardwalk--and thus, of course, an iconic piece of history. Made from Ipe wood

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Chinese Claim GM Crops Are Beneficial As They Reduce (Certain) Pests

Chinese Claim GM Crops Are Beneficial As They Reduce (Certain) Pests

Genetically modified crops have drawn their fair share of criticism over the years, despite their potential to feed the world. However, regardless of the multiple pros and cons, China is now saying that

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Lynne Knowlton’s Treehouse is a Sanctuary Made from Reclaimed Materials in Canada

Lynne Knowlton’s Treehouse is a Sanctuary Made from Reclaimed Materials in Canada

  Lynne Knowlton's, reclaimed material treehouse is a sweet dream for both children and adults. For children, its a playhouse in the trees complete with a slide to make a quick exit. For adults,

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OOIIO Architecture’s Women’s Prison in Iceland Is Filled with Light and Greenery

OOIIO Architecture’s Women’s Prison in Iceland Is Filled with Light and Greenery

Madrid-based OOIIO Architecture has developed a proposal for a female prison in Iceland. After interviewing people who live and work in the design team determined that the worst thing about living in a

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Sweden’s Treehotel Now Selling Stunning Mirrorcube Treehouses!

Sweden’s Treehotel Now Selling Stunning Mirrorcube Treehouses!

The Mirrorcube can be delivered as a kit to just about any location in the world in about four months. If you're lacking in DIY carpentry skills then you're in luck - the Treehotel offers options for

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100-Foot Subsea Turbine Successfully Installed at World’s First Tidal Farm Off the Coast of Scotland

100-Foot Subsea Turbine Successfully Installed at World’s First Tidal Farm Off the Coast of Scotland

Tidal farms, which use underwater turbines to harness the power of the planet's oceans and convert it into electricity, are something that we frequently mention here at Inhabitat. While there are plans

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State Of Nevada Issues Google The World’s First Driverless Vehicle License

State Of Nevada Issues Google The World’s First Driverless Vehicle License

For a while now, we have been excited by Google's attempts to create a self-driven car that uses video cameras, radar sensors and lasers to identify traffic and allow the driver to sit back and relax.

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Blue Forest’s Thatched Cliffside Lodge Wraps Itself Around a Tree

Blue Forest’s Thatched Cliffside Lodge Wraps Itself Around a Tree

Designed for a private client and set in their luscious garden next to a pond, Cliffside Lodge is raised just a few meters above ground. Constructed on stilts and wrapped around a centenarian tree, this

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Golany Architects Turns a Shipping Container Into a Two-Tree House

Golany Architects Turns a Shipping Container Into a Two-Tree House

Golany Architects' rustic treehouse is an incredible construction built among mature Jerusalem pine trees. When first checking out the site, the architects found that two of the trees had grown in the

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DEDON’s Zero-Waste ‘Nest Rest’ is a Woven Cocoon for Snuggling in the Wild

DEDON’s Zero-Waste ‘Nest Rest’ is a Woven Cocoon for Snuggling in the Wild

DEDON's "Nest Rest" is a piece of floating furniture that can be hung or sat on a base, resulting in a tranquil and private space. Sturdy yet light, it weighs less than 100kg and is 79 inch wide. It is

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Margot Krasojevic Unveils a Water-Purifying Footbridge for Amsterdam

Margot Krasojevic Unveils a Water-Purifying Footbridge for Amsterdam

Water management is still the most important function of Amsterdam's canals - without them, the city would drown. Circulating the water is also vital for sanitary reasons - three times a week, 14 of the

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Blue Forest’s Beautiful Eco-PERCH Treehouse Lets You Live Life Amongst the Trees

Blue Forest’s Beautiful Eco-PERCH Treehouse Lets You Live Life Amongst the Trees

The four bedroom eco-PERCH is a luxury retreat that was inspired by Blue Forest's already popular tree houses. The new design sleeps four people and is delivered, assembled and commissioned in

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Porky Hefer’s Cozy Human Nests Hang From the Treetops!

Porky Hefer’s Cozy Human Nests Hang From the Treetops!

Porky Hefer has been working as a creative consultant since 2007. His human nests are specially designed for each customer, context and needs. They can be hung from trees, posts, or even suspended

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An Enchanted Forest of Carved Tree Stump Creatures Sprouts in the UK

An Enchanted Forest of Carved Tree Stump Creatures Sprouts in the UK

After the great reveal, the residents of Knaresborough actually became fans of Craggs' work, and they now look forward to seeing more sculptures pop up around town. This is not the artist's first public

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6 High-Flying New Treetop Abodes by O2 Treehouses

6 High-Flying New Treetop Abodes by O2 Treehouses

Bamboo Tripod Here is yet another unique treehouse design we've never seen before and this one only has a footprint of 80 square feet. The platform of this treehouse and bridge is supported with a

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Panasonic To Fund Solar Power Installation on Conrad N. Hilton Campus in California

Panasonic To Fund Solar Power Installation on Conrad N. Hilton Campus in California

Panasonic prides itself on providing "ideas for life", and it seems like the company is living up to that promise with news that the Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company will work with Renewable Social

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6 Amazing Treehouse Beds That Make Bedtime Magical

6 Amazing Treehouse Beds That Make Bedtime Magical

What could possibly be cooler than living in a treehouse?  A warm and comfy treehouse bed in your very own room!  Not only does this make your child's room feel magical, but lofted beds are a great use

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US Has a “Recessionary Hangover” According to Greenbiz 2012 Report

US Has a “Recessionary Hangover” According to Greenbiz 2012 Report

Greenbiz.com recently released their free, downloadable "State of Green Business 2012" report and some of the statistics are quite surprising. The report begins by explaining the stalemate on green

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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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