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  • Fumihiko Maki’s Aga Khan Museum Opens to Foster Mutual Understanding Between Western and Islamic…

    15 September 2014, 5:45 pm by: Beverley Mitchell

    Maki and Associates state: "The Museum has been designed as a celebration of light and the mysteries of its various qualities and effects. Utilizing a series of natural materials with differing light reflecting properties, the building will act as an…
  • Local Motors 3D-Prints Incredible Full-Scale Car in Just 44 Hours!

    15 September 2014, 5:44 pm by: Marc Carter

    Arizona-based Local Motors has succeeded in creating the world's first 3D-printed car at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago. Called the Strati, the 3D-printed car's design was chosen from several hundred submissions, with the
  • Portugal’s Strange and Wonderful Boulder Homes Were Built Hundreds of Years Ago!

    15 September 2014, 5:43 pm by: Catherine Winter-Hébert

    Monsanto's architecture is utterly unique in the world, as the town rose up in, around, and beneath these rock formations rather than making any attempt to remove or alter them. They've proven to be great fortifications in times of conflict, and one can only
  • Win a PUBLIC Bike (Worth $574) or a Solar Power Backpack in Inhabitat’s Back to School Contest!

    15 September 2014, 5:43 pm by: Mike Chino

    It's that time of year again - school bells are ringing across the States, and students everywhere are getting ready for a brand new year. To encourage you to green your back-to-school routine we're offering you a chance to win a brand new PUBLIC Bike or a
  • Researchers Discover a Gene That May Dramatically Delay Aging

    15 September 2014, 5:42 pm by: Kristine Lofgren

    Kiss wrinkles, fading eyesight and crumbling knees goodbye - aging could soon become a thing of the past. Well, not quite, but biologists have discovered a gene that really could actually slow aging. Discovered while conducting studies on fruit flies, the
  • Zaha Hadid Architects Unveil Sculptural Aluminum “Crest” at the London Design Festival

    15 September 2014, 5:41 pm by: Lidija Grozdanic

    The Crest was designed as a demountable sculpture that tests the limits of a new construction technique involving the assembly of aluminum panels into a pre-stressed flat plate which is then lifted into a self-supporting structure. It signifies a connection
  • Win $100 Worth of Green Back-to-School Supplies!

    15 September 2014, 5:40 pm by: Laura Mordas-Schenkein

    Hey parents! School is in session, and to help prepare your kids for the coming school year we're giving away $200 worth of green school supplies from our friends at The Ultimate Green Store! Two lucky grand prize winners will each receive $100 to spend on
  • Bill Gates’ Foundation Makes its Largest Donation Ever to Fight Ebola

    15 September 2014, 5:39 pm by: Beverley Mitchell

    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced last week that it is making a $50 million donation to various organizations working on the frontline of the fight against Ebola in West Africa. The gift represents the largest humanitarian donation ever made
  • Chinese Students Unveil Tiny 43-Square-Foot House!

    15 September 2014, 5:38 pm by: Lucy Wang

    We’re no strangers to tiny homes, but these Chinese students just unveiled one of the smallest abodes we've ever seen! Developed as part of a school project at Yangzhou University, this locker-sized home fits a bed, a kitchen, a bathroom, and storage space
  • Caltech’s New Keck Institute for Space Studies is a LEED Platinum Think Tank

    15 September 2014, 5:37 pm by: Bridgette Meinhold

    The design of the Keck Institute for Space Studies called for not only the construction of a new modernist building, but also the historic renovation of the Tolman-Bacher House, a mission-style building constructed back in 1926. The renovated building, which
  • US Slaps New Sanctions on Russia, Stops Exxon from Drilling in the Arctic

    15 September 2014, 3:30 pm by: Taz Loomans

    The Ukraine crisis may be inadvertently working towards environmental conservation in the Arctic. On Friday, the US government ordered American companies to cut off exports to Russian oil exploration within 14 days, stymying Exxon Mobil's plans to start…
  • Why The Breast Pump Sucks So Much, And How to Improve It

    15 September 2014, 2:00 pm by: Inhabitat

    Did you know that breastfeeding has numerous health benefits - including reducing type 2 diabetes, hypertension, obesity, female cancers, heart disease and osteoporosis? Unfortunately, most breast pumps on the market suck - they're loud, hard to transport,
  • Luzinterruptus Strikes Again with Luminous Street Heartbeats Installation

    15 September 2014, 1:30 pm by: Nicole Jewell

    The clandestine artists filled the bags with a red liquid to give the final product a somewhat haunting look. The bags were then hung from a structure that had been carefully weaved around trees in a popular park next to the city's main square. Once in place,
  • 8 Cool Thrift Store Furniture Revamps to Inspire Your Next DIY Project

    15 September 2014, 12:50 pm by: HomeTalk

    Mini Modern Side Table…
  • Cubic Copper-Clad Furniture Assembles Magnetically at the London Design Festival

    15 September 2014, 11:46 am by: Nicole Jewell

    As this year's London Design Festival gets underway, UK furniture designer Paul Kelley will wow visitors with his new line of magnetic modular furniture. The BOB collection features copper-clad cubes that are magnetized to form furniture that comes with…
  • INFOGRAPHIC: Top Ten Most Amazing Buildings in the World That Haven’t Been Built!

    15 September 2014, 10:30 am by: Inhabitat

    If you love drooling over crazy architectural eye candy, here's one fantastic infographic you won't want to miss. In honor of World Architecture Day on October 6, Kon von der Schulenburg of Cantrell & Crowley compiled a visual list of the top ten most
  • Dirk Vander Kooij Unveils New Furniture Made from Recycled Plastic Toys and Videotapes

    15 September 2014, 8:00 am by: Lidija Grozdanic

    Dirk Vander Kooij's furnishings are made from e-waste and 3D-printed recycled materials. His collection now includes a lens-like lamp made from recycled synthetics and polished metal, a table made from molten disposable plastic, and a new line of coat racks
  • KAMJZ Carves Terraced Outdoor Balconies into Mixed-Use Towers in Shenzhen Bay Super City Masterplan

    15 September 2014, 5:53 am by: Lucy Wang

    "The aim of our proposal is not [to] compete to create another symbolic icon, but rather a structure that will preserve and enhance the current landscape views," write the architects. The architects also say that since that area of Shenzhen is built on…
  • Renovated Geneva Ethnography Museum to Open Next Month

    15 September 2014, 1:00 am by: Lidija Grozdanic

    The architects designed a new metal roof for the Helene Lancoux media library, which includes more than 40,000 works dedicated to cultural history. The roof's diamond-shaped windows allows pockets of light to penetrate the interior and illuminate the…
  • RECIPE: Sweet, Spicy and Super Tasty Moroccan-Style Eggplant

    14 September 2014, 1:00 pm by: Beverley Mitchell

    Eggplants are bountiful at this time of year, but after a couple of batches of babaganough and a big dish of ratatouille, it's easy to get stuck in a rut just roasting them. This recipe for sweet and spicy Moroccan-style eggplant mixes it up with some smoked

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