Top Heavy TYIN Tengestue Addition Provides Extra Living Space Without Sacrificing the Garden

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Trippy Kaleidoscopic Shipping Container Contains 1,100 Mirrors

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Pressure from 2011 Earthquake Leaves Mt. Fuji Ready to Blow its Top

by , 07/21/14
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Long-revered and much-climbed, Japan’s Mount Fuji looks like it’s ready to blow it’s top after more than 300 years of dormancy. A new study by a team of French and Japanese researchers reveals that an increase in tectonic pressure from the massive 9.0 earthquake that struck Japan in 2011 and caused the Fukushima meltdown has left Fuji in prime condition for an eruption.

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Herzog & de Meuron Unveil Designs for AstraZeneca Headquarters and Courtyard in Cambridge

by , 07/21/14

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Architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron just unveiled their designs for AstraZeneca’s new Global R&D Center and Corporate Headquarters based in Cambridge, England. The new £330 million project will be centered around a triangular building punctuated in the center by an open courtyard. A glazed facade with a saw-tooth pattern wraps around the two-story building to create a visual and translucent connection between the corporate campus and the public.

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The Cost of Doing Nothing: The Economist Looks At How Climate Change Threatens Our Economy

by , 07/21/14

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This past May was the hottest on record ever, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The average surface temperature around the world was almost 1°C above its average last century, and Alaska almost 2°C over its average. There’s no denying that climate change is already happening, so the question we need to start asking ourselves now is how is this going to impact our lives, and how can we prepare? Astute business analysts are asking the obvious question: how is this going to impact our economy? A new study highlighted by The Economist magazine looks at precisely this question and tries to calculate the economic cost of climate change. Examining everything from the threat of rising sea levels to coastal real-estate (from Miami to New York City), the economic impact on farming (from increased temperatures and decreased precipitation), to the economic impact of increasingly erratic weather patterns on businesses, homeowners and farming, The Economist takes an in-depth look at what climate change is going to mean for business in the coming decades. Read on to find out more.

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The Cloak: Fearon Hay Architects Install a Māori-Inspired Green Roof at Auckland International Airport

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Herman Miller Buys Design Within Reach for a Cool $154 Million

by , 07/21/14

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Herman Miller and Design Within Reach (DWR) are some of the biggest names in the modern furniture world – and they are about to join forces to create one glorious design behemoth. Herman Miller recently announced plans to purchase DWR for a cool $154 million in cash, which will nab Herman Miller an 84% controlling interest in the furnishing company.

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Invasivores Exercise Eradication by Mastication in the Fight Against Exotic Species

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United Arab Emirates to Launch Unmanned Mission to Mars by 2021

by , 07/21/14
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The United Arab Emirates just announced that it’s setting up a Space Agency – and it plans to send an unmanned probe to Mars by 2021. The UAE Space Agency will capitalize on the country’s strong aerospace technologies sector, which already exceeds AED 20 billion ($5.4 billion).

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Play Time is All the Time at Henning Larsen's Gorgeous Green-Roofed Day Care Center in Denmark

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Lock Jet Space: Awesome Hexagonal Book Towers Update Boring School Library

by , 07/21/14

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Green Dot Public Schools and No Right Brain Left Behind recently launched Locke Jet Space, a transformed public school library at Locke High School in Watts, California. The 3,000 square foot space re-defines the concept of a library for the 21st century, using hexagonal shelves and custom designed furniture. The prototype space seeks to produce a blueprint for modular educational spaces.

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Layoutfour's Table and Chair Duo Pairs Functionality with Elegance

by , 07/21/14


Created by Layoutfour, this Dual line is presented as a new proposal in the framework of the furniture design. The project consists of two pieces: the Dual Table, and Dual Chair, created with sustainable wood products. Sinuous and elegant, these dual-purpose pieces are as sleek as they are utilitarian, with slots and shelves that can be used for book or file storage alongside seating or work space. These pieces are ergonomic, designed to cradle the body during use, and inspire the user to take moments to enjoy the beauty of their surroundings. Based in Portugal, Layoutfour is multidisciplinary architecture and design firm comprised of a group of friends who are dedicated to innovative design and sustainable materials.

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Mashjar Juthour is a Living Museum of Palestinian Fauna and Flora Outside Ramallah

by , 07/21/14

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We’ve created a space up on our hill for our families, students, parents, teachers, artisans, and any nature lover in general to engage as environmental activists on sacred heritage land in Palestine. We hold weekly workshops, summer day camps, overnight trips, school field trips, and open accessibility for all visitors. We know skilled professionals that hold lectures and workshops, professors from Bir Zeit University, local craftspeople, leaders of other eco-building organizations in the area (like the creator of a permaculture farm near Nablus, coming to teach about grey water). The infrastructure that we convene around is designed to be run off alternative energy—solar panels, wind energy, and recycled water. This alternative capability is meant to convey to our community how their homes can also be transformed into green spaces. Mashjar Juthour has just started its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.com – please visit if you’d like to learn more or contribute.

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Grab a Drink at These 6 Amazing Outdoor Bars in New York City

by , 07/21/14
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Parsons & Charlesworth' Flat-Pack Lander Table Assembles in a Snap

by , 07/21/14

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No wrench, confusing screws, or undecipherable instructions – this Lander side table from design duo Parsons & Charlesworth is as easy to assemble as it is stylish. The clever design offers a new way to look at flat pack furniture – and it cuts emissions thanks to its light shipping footprint.

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WeeWeeFree Directs Those That Need to Pee to Local Businesses with Toilets

WeeWeeFree Directs Those That Need to Pee to Local Businesses with…

There's a reason that NYC subways have that oh-so-distinctive "eau de toilet" scent. Sometimes finding an open bathroom in the city without having to make a purchase can be close to…

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Brooklyness Introduces the World's First Universal Bike Meant to Fit 99% of the Population

Brooklyness Introduces the World's First Universal Bike Meant to Fit…

A one-size-fits-most bike that can be used by 99% of the population? It may sound like a pipe dream, but Brooklyness believes it can be achieved with their new ergonomic, Universal…

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Your Future Lunar Home is Waiting for You in a Cave Under the Moon's Surface

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If you have ever dreamed of living on the moon, start zipping up your spacesuit because your new moon residence is already waiting for you - sort of. According to NASA, future moon…

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Teepee-Inspired Home Office 'Nooks' Double as a Personal Raft

Teepee-Inspired Home Office 'Nooks' Double as a Personal Raft

The structures can accommodate more than a few people and can be altered to fit an extra floor about ground level. The designer claims that the Nook can also be used as a raft-type…

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