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  • Bosco Verticale: World’s First Vertical Forest is Finally Complete in Milan

    20 October 2014, 4:30 pm by: Lucy Wang

    The Bosco Verticale mixed-use towers were constructed with a $2.5 billion public-private investment as part of the redevelopment of Milan's Porta Nuova district. The towers, measuring 260 feet and 367 feet, house 800 trees between 9 and 30 feet tall, over
  • Jason deCaires Taylor’s Newest Underwater Sculpture ‘Ocean Atlas’ Will Blow Your Mind

    20 October 2014, 4:25 pm by: Nicole Jewell

    The large sculpture, inspired by the ancient Greek sculpture of Titan Atlas holding up the heavens, was commissioned by B.R.E.E.F (Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation) and depicts a young local Bahamian girl supporting the ceiling of the ocean
  • Revolutionary Delta Printer 3D Prints Structurally Sound Homes from Clay

    20 October 2014, 4:20 pm by: Lori Zimmer

    Italy's WASP (World’s Advanced Saving Project) aims to help the world's impoverished by 3D-printing sustainable dwellings using all natural materials. Unveiled at the Maker Faire Rome, the portable 3D printer called the Delta can be transported to areas
  • 100% Recyclable UNBOXED Wooden Prefab is Equipped for Energy Generating Roof Tiles

    20 October 2014, 4:19 pm by: Lidija Grozdanic

    The high standardization of the modules and their total prefabrication creates great flexibility. This goal is also achieved by splitting the building in several basic structural elements designed to be mounted with all the finishes and without thermal…
  • 7 Luminous, Lantern-Like Houses that Glow in the Dark

    20 October 2014, 4:17 pm by: Lucy Wang

    Cherry Tree House by Tom Hare Acclaimed willow sculpture Tom Hare recently completed an enchanting glowing tree house built atop an old cherry tree. The spherical, nest-like structure is woven from willow sticks and lights up at night to cast an ethereal
  • Watch Killer Whales Head Butt Each Other (VIDEO)

    20 October 2014, 4:00 pm by: Beverley Mitchell

    Scientists from NOAA Fisheries and the Vancouver Aquarium teamed up in August to trial monitoring the threatened northern resident killer whale population off the coast of British Columbia using a remote-controlled hexacopter. The team hoped that viewing the
  • Beautifully Renovated American Ranch Home Heats Up With Clean Geothermal Energy

    20 October 2014, 2:51 pm by: Ana Lisa

    Located on a lakeside in Michigan, the Harbert Cottage was built in a classic American ranch style. Although its size and general layout were working well, it needed an urgent renovation as its sloping roof was caving in and its slab was slowly sinking. So
  • Simple Clay Stoves are Saving Lives and Preserving Forests Across the Himalayas

    20 October 2014, 2:30 pm by: Inhabitat

    Across the Himalayas, rural farmers and villagers rely on open, wood-fuelled fires inside their homes to cook their meals. The sheer amount of smoke created in these unventilated homes makes thousands of people ill every year, especially the women and…
  • Kenya’s Northern White Rhino Faces Imminent Extinction After One of Two Remaining Males Dies

    20 October 2014, 2:18 pm by: Timon Singh

    Last year, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) declared that Africa’s Western black rhino was officially extinct. At the time, they also noted that the Northern white rhino was also “teetering on the edge of extinction."
  • A Forest Planted in Norway Will Become a Very Special Book in 2114

    20 October 2014, 1:51 pm by: Lori Zimmer

    An anthology of books is growing in Norway. Scottish artist Katie Paterson’s next project involves a future literary collection printed with paper from spruce trees that have just been planted. The project, called Future Library, starts with 1,000 trees
  • Experience Rural Portuguese Hospitality with [i]da arquitectos’ Sublime Monte Novo da Cruz…

    20 October 2014, 1:13 pm by: Lidija Grozdanic

    Portugal's [i]da arquitectos designed an extension to the sublime Monte Novo da Cruz development as a rural tourist destination. Although they were focused on recovering and expanding the existing building, they also wanted to ensure a smooth transition…
  • Ditch the Sugary Treats this Halloween and Hand Out Jack-O’-Lantern-Shaped Recycled Crayons…

    20 October 2014, 12:30 pm by: Mark Boyer

    Halloween brings out the creativity in kids perhaps more than any other major holiday, and these Jack-O'-Lantern crayons can inspire some great works of art! Made from melted-down, recycled crayons, these little pumpkins promote artistic creativity while
  • Walk Barefoot on Ito’s New Green-Roofed Science Museum in Japan

    20 October 2014, 12:19 pm by: Ana Lisa

    Located in a former factory site, the architects' aim was to create a building that could bring back an interest in, and pay homage to science and industry. A museum, communications centre and archive all in one, its design comes from merging architecture
  • WE MAKE CARPETS’s New Interactive LED Carpet Lets Users Design Patterns From Light

    20 October 2014, 10:30 am by: Inhabitat

    Dutch design trio WE MAKE CARPETS recently announced the LED Carpet as their first permanent installation. Like most of their creations, the LED Carpet is more of a carpet-inspired art installation rather than the kind of carpet that can be walked on or…
  • Sett Studio’s Modern Live Oak Residences in Austin Show that Green Design Should be Standard

    20 October 2014, 8:00 am by: Bridgette Meinhold

    Shown here is 902 W Live Oak, a 4 bedroom, 3 bath home adding up to 2,222 sq ft. You can buy this home right now for $799,000 and it's next door neighbor, 900 W Live Oak is also for sale - for the same price. Both homes were built to Sett Studio's standards
  • Researchers Take an Up-Close and Personal Look at What Pollution Does to the Body

    20 October 2014, 6:00 am by: Kristine Lofgren

    Air pollution is one of those things that we know is awful for our bodies, but it can be hard to see the actual impact. So even though about 3.7 million people died prematurely from air pollution in 2012 alone, it’s easy to forget day-to-day just how deadly
  • 2014 is on Track to be the Hottest Year in Recorded History

    20 October 2014, 1:00 am by: Charley Cameron

    It's happened again: new data from both NASA and NOAA show that, for the 355th month in a row, September 2014 was hotter than the 20th Century average for the month. Moreover, since September 2014 is the warmest on record, chances are further increased that
  • Sea Ice Loss Blamed for Huge Spike in Alaskan Average Temperatures

    19 October 2014, 4:41 pm by: Beverley Mitchell

    Think Alaska is too cold for you? Well, it seems that average fall temperatures there are increasing at a rapid rate. The most northerly community in the U.S., the town of Barrow, Alaska, has recorded an incredible 12.96 degree Fahrenheit (7.2 degrees Celsius)
  • 10 Vegetables to Plant Now for a Bountiful Spring Harvest

    19 October 2014, 2:00 pm by: Beverley Mitchell

    In order to have springtime success with fall-planted and overwintered vegetables, it's important to know the growing zone you live in: that's going to have a big impact on what you can and cannot grow. For example, I'm in Montreal, which is zone 5,…
  • Insane Russian Attack Bike is Powered by a Chainsaw

    19 October 2014, 1:45 pm by: Charley Cameron

    Other than the fact that it was constructed in Russia, we aren't entirely sure who's responsible for this mean-looking chainsaw bike. While it may look like it's designed for the sole purpose of cutting down everything in its path, the chainsaw's motor does

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