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  • Off-Grid Comet Street Studio is a Tranquil Retreat in the Midst of London

    22 August 2014, 1:00 am by: Lori Zimmer

    The unique studio juts out like a meteorite just behind the busy Deptford High Street. To create the seclusion the artist wanted, the studio was designed without any street-facing windows. Instead, the entire building is angled to the north, which provides
  • Scientists Confirm Life Under Antarctic Ice for the First Time

    21 August 2014, 5:08 pm by: Kristine Lofgren

    Everyone knows that without sunlight and air, life can’t survive, right? Wrong. Scientists have long suspected that life may be humming along in some of the world’s least hospitable environments - like underneath the Antarctic ice. Now a group of…
  • This Triangular Glass Labyrinth Will Boggle Your Mind!

    21 August 2014, 5:07 pm by: Ana Lisa

    Morris' glass labyrinth is made from inch-thick glass panes, which are topped with bronze rails and built into a base of concrete paving stones. Measuring 7 feet high, this dynamic see-through structure is shaped like a triangle instead of the more familiar
  • Brilliant Device Could Completely Replace Crutches!

    21 August 2014, 5:06 pm by: Lidija Grozdanic

    It is astonishing that the design of crutches hasn't changed much since they were invented about 100 years ago. Behzad Rashidi’s brilliant Sit & Stand Walking Assistant addresses this anachronism and reconfigures the crutch into a hands-free aid that
  • Greenbuild 2014: The World’s Largest Green Building Event is Coming to New Orleans October 22nd!

    21 August 2014, 5:05 pm by: Laura Mordas-Schenkein

    Heads up architects and green building buffs - the world’s largest sustainable building event, Greenbuild, is coming up in New Orleans from October 22-24! This year the Big Easy is hosting this prestigious international conference and expo, and thousands
  • Sublime Ribbon-Like Knot House Offers an Ecological Island Escape in South Korea

    21 August 2014, 5:04 pm by: Nicole Jewell

    According to the architects, the design for Knot House was inspired by "imagining a surface made of landscape, which eventually folds into a knot to create an enclosure." Although small in volume, the unique layout of the resort manages to provide a serene,
  • Renovo Unveils All-Electric Supercar With a $529,000 Price Tag

    21 August 2014, 5:03 pm by: Marc Carter

    Silicon Valley-based startup Renovo Motors just unveiled one of the world's most spectacular all-electric sports cars: the Renovo Coupe. The Renovo Coupe borrows its chassis from the Shelby CSX 9000 and it's powered by a 500 horsepower electric motor and a
  • Is Your Neighborhood’s Urban Design Making You Fat?

    21 August 2014, 5:02 pm by: Beverley Mitchell

    "What is the influence of street network design on public health?" This question prompted a recent study that has just been published in the Journal of Transport & Health. While much has been said about the impact of various aspects of the built environment
  • BMW Unveils Beautiful Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle Charger in Germany

    21 August 2014, 5:01 pm by: Lucy Wang

    Inspired by the hyper-modern Coop Himmelb(l)au-designed architecture at BMW Welt, Point.One S's sleek organic shape blends superior functionality and design into a symbol for environmentally friendly e-mobility. The wing-like canopy is topped by an array of
  • Want to Sit on Thin Air? Check Out the Chairless Chair

    21 August 2014, 5:00 pm by: Colin Payne

    If you’ve been looking for the perfect opportunity to freak out your co-workers, look no further than the new Chairless Chair that makes it look like you’re sitting on thin air. Created by Zurich-based startup noonee, the Chairless Chair is essentially
  • Petit Romain’s Square Heineken Bottles Save Space in Your Six-Pack

    21 August 2014, 4:59 pm by: Beth Buczynski

    There are those who love beer, and then there are those who obsess about it, constantly looking for ways to take both the brew and it's delivery system to the next level. It's probably safe to say Petit Romain is one of the latter. This French industrial…
  • Amazing Aquarium Island Turns Your Kitchen Into an Underwater Ecosystem

    21 August 2014, 4:58 pm by: Kristine Lofgren

    The Ocean Kitchen is a massive aquarium topped with an L-shaped slab of Corian that lifts up with the touch of a button. Each aquarium is limited edition and made-to-measure, and the units come complete with plenty of hidden storage space to keep your kitchen
  • Solar-Powered Desert Flower Will Be Libya’s First Multifunctional Sports Center

    21 August 2014, 4:57 pm by: Lucy Wang

    Inspired by the colorful flowers found in the Libyan Desert, the Desert Flower sporting center is laid out in the shape of a flower cross-section. The long pistil-like area consists of a covered walkway that connects the main entrance to a large stadium,…
  • INFOGRAPHIC: Will the Future of Farming Depend on Robots?!

    21 August 2014, 3:30 pm by: Inhabitat

    The world's population is increasing by leaps and bounds, and it's estimated that by the year 2050, farms will need to produce around 1,200,000,000 tonnes of food in order to keep everyone fed. This will require a tremendous amount of work, and new robotic
  • How Building a Treehouse Led to a Career in Arbortecture

    21 August 2014, 12:30 pm by: Adele Chong

    Many children spend hours playing in treehouses, but only a select few of them turn that pursuit into a career path. As a nod to days of youthful splendor, a then-23-year-old Dustin Feider created the ideal, eco-friendly version of a tree sanctuary for his
  • Segway-esque UPnRIDE Standing Wheelchair Allows Quadriplegics to “Walk” Again

    21 August 2014, 12:19 pm by: Josh Marks

    Israeli innovation has once again introduced potentially life-changing technology to the world. Dr. Amit Goffer gave millions of paraplegics (paralyzed from waist down) the opportunity to stand upright and walk with his ReWalk exoskeleton invention. But the
  • Promising Alabama Pilot Project Turns Algae to Biofuel – Using Sewage!

    21 August 2014, 11:51 am by: Colin Payne

    Let’s face it. Algae aren’t very exciting. But the prospect of creating a viable source of biofuel from these microscopic organisms is, and a Nevada company is finally starting to make a go of it with their pilot plant off the coast of Alabama that uses
  • Chic BlueSky Home Soaks Up the Sun to Make Desert Life Easy and Efficient

    21 August 2014, 11:29 am by: Ana Lisa

    This 1,000 sq ft desert oasis is the first prototype for a new flat-pack, prefab line of homes that minimize transportation and promote sustainability. Its shape was inspired by Le Corbusier’s “Domino” house, featuring a simple structure of columns
  • Sou Fujimoto’s Spindly Bus Shelter in Austria Deemed Unsafe by Authorities

    21 August 2014, 11:01 am by: Lori Zimmer

    Sou Fujimoto’s delicate-looking bus shelter in Krumbach, Austria was just shut down by authorities who deemed it unsafe for the public. Built as part of the BUS:STOP project that brought seven architects to the small Austrian Village, the bus shelter extends
  • Dramatic Bamboo Blossom Gate Mimics Chinese Calligraphy Brush Strokes in Hubei

    21 August 2014, 3:10 am by: Lucy Wang

    Like many of Penda's works, Blossom Gate celebrates bamboo architecture by using the sturdy grass for both the inner framework and the facade. Located in front of the city's largest myrtle flower garden, the gateway resembles two crisscrossing flower petals

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