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  • 14 Stunning Photos of the Earth Remind Us How Important Conservation Is for All of Us

    24 April 2014, 5:45 pm by: Lana Winter-Hébert

    Great Barrier Reef Comprised of nearly 3,000 reefs and islands and stretching over 1,400 miles, The Great Barrier Reef provides a home to thousands of different species. Tropical fish, sea turtles, dolphins, seahorses, and some of the rarest coral species
  • Report: President Obama Likely to Reject Keystone XL Pipeline

    24 April 2014, 5:44 pm by: Josh Marks

    Rolling Stone is reporting that President Obama will likely reject the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline that has become a symbol of the bitter partisan divide in Washington and the battle between environmental activists and the fossil fuel industry. The
  • Google Invests $100 Million to Make Solar Panels More Affordable for American Homeowners

    24 April 2014, 5:43 pm by: Beth Buczynski

    Google recently announced its biggest renewable energy purchase to date (and that's saying something: the company has already invested $5 million in a German solar power plant and bought enough wind energy in Texas to power 170,000 US homes.) Just after Earth
  • Inhabitat Talks to Elea Robinson, Founding Faculty at New Amsterdam School, About Growing a Green…

    24 April 2014, 5:42 pm by: Yuka Yoneda

    Do you remember the antsy feeling you would get in school while waiting for the recess bell to ring? Luckily, more kids today are spending time outdoors as educators begin to realize the link between connecting with nature and a holistic education. We recently
  • Gorgeous Detroit Bus Shelters Made of Materials From Abandoned Homes

    24 April 2014, 5:41 pm by: Kristine Lofgren

    If you have ever had to wait around in the rain or snow for hours waiting for a bus to arrive, then you can imagine the public transport situation in Detroit. With half of the bus routes cancelled and a serious lack of bus shelters throughout the city, waiting
  • Unique Elliptical Skylight Naturally Illuminates Portugal’s Sophisticated Pó House

    24 April 2014, 5:40 pm by: Nicole Jewell

    The low, rectangular design stems from the architect's desire to take maximum advantage of the solar exposure, while simultaneously minimizing impact on the surrounding environment. The architects took great care to position the home away from its extended
  • INTERVIEW: Smart Tips on How to Green Your School from Aimee Østensen of the Manhattan Country…

    24 April 2014, 5:39 pm by: Yuka Yoneda

    Studies show that sustainable learning environments can be a big advantage for students, improving their well-being, happiness and even their cognitive processes. But how can parents ensure that their children's classrooms are as green as they can be? We…
  • Thomas Heatherwick Unveils Plans for Submerged Oasis Park in Abu Dhabi

    24 April 2014, 5:38 pm by: Lori Zimmer

    Thomas Heatherwick just unveiled plans for an incredible semi-subterranean public park in Abu Dhabi that features a fragmented canopy to keep visitors cool. Al Fayah Park would transforms the desert into a place of relaxation for locals to enjoy. The sprawling
  • Solar Power is Now as Cheap as Buying From the Grid – in Europe

    24 April 2014, 5:37 pm by: Nicole Jewell

    Although solar power's return on investment has been debated endlessly, it now looks like the renewable energy source has finally become as cheap as buying off the grid - at least in some European countries. Renewable energy consulting firm Eclareon just…
  • Studio Formafantasma Creates Mind-Blowing Objects from Mt. Etna’s Volcanic Lava

    24 April 2014, 5:36 pm by: Ross Brooks

    Studio Formafantasma is more focused on the materials that go into their work than the form or function it will ultimately take. This has led to projects that make use of organic resins in place of plastics, hand-crafted leather, and now basaltic lava taken
  • Bevan Architects Build Carbon-Negative Hemp Eco Retreat For Under £100,000

    24 April 2014, 5:35 pm by: Liz Eve

    Bevan Architects' peaceful rural holiday cottage offers a discount for travelers who arrive on foot or bicycle. The home responds to its rural context by incorporating elements of local building vernacular and using low-impact and high-performance materials.
  • Amazing Tiny Tack House Was Built Entirely by Hand!

    24 April 2014, 5:00 pm by: Lori Zimmer

    Chris and Malissa's adorable wood-clad house is based on a seven-by-twenty-foot dual axle utility trailer, which enables the cottage to be moved should the Tacks decide to switch up their locale. The Tacks constructed their new home from start to finish in
  • Pritzker Prize Laureate Shigeru Ban on Sustainability and What Makes a Building Truly Permanent

    24 April 2014, 2:30 pm by: Yuka Yoneda

    On Monday, 2014 Pritzker Prize winner Shigeru Ban sat down with New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman at the NYT Cities for Tomorrow conference to discuss Ban's pro bono work in disaster areas, use of recycled materials and the true meaning
  • Lorna Barnshaw Makes Creepy Casts of Her Face Using 3D Technology

    24 April 2014, 1:06 pm by: Lori Zimmer

    As 3D technology sweeps the science, medical and design worlds, artists like Barnshaw are trying to find its place in fine art. Turning to the classic self portrait was an obvious move, so Barnshaw sought to recreate what she knew best -- her own face.…
  • Brad Pitt’s “Make It Right” Transforms Historic School into LEED Platinum Affordable Housing

    24 April 2014, 12:30 pm by: Lucy Wang

    Founded in 2007, the Make It Right Foundation was created to rebuild safe, energy-efficient and affordable housing for Hurricane Katrina victims in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward. Using the Cradle-to-Cradle philosophy, the organization has since expanded to help
  • 5 Brilliant Backyard Sheds Built from Recycled Materials

    24 April 2014, 12:05 pm by: Ana Lisa Alperovich

    Coco Hut Made From Recycled Scrap Wood Made from FSC-certified wood and random scraps, Coco Hut is a cozy shelter shaped like a ball. Created by Dutch designer Gert Eussen, it stands on stilts and can be accessed through a tiny wooden ladder, just like a
  • gmp Wins Competition to Build Shanghai’s First Closed Cavity Facade Office Buildings

    24 April 2014, 11:00 am by: Lucy Wang

    In addition to its emphasis on sustainable design, the real estate giant has secured a prime location for its new office buildings near the Shanghai South Railway Station. The 900,000 square foot offices will face a public park and 30% of the office space
  • Murtada Alkabi Develops a Brilliant Wind Harvesting Facade for Coastal Urban Buildings

    24 April 2014, 9:31 am by: Lidija Grozdanic

    Wind turbines are rarely designed for cities-they are loud, affect views, and buildings tend to block the winds anyway. Eager to find an aesthetically-pleasing solution for harvesting wind energy in urban environments, TU Delf student Murtada Alkabi designed
  • Henning Larsen Wins Bid to Design Central Bank of Libya in Tripoli

    24 April 2014, 9:00 am by: Lucy Wang

    Henning Larsen Architects used the existing excavations found on site to inform their circulation design and architectural design. Inspired by the Berber underground cave dwellings, the architects dug into the land to connect the excavated areas and to take
  • OVA Studio Unveils Plans for Amazing Jenga-Like Hotel Made From Recycled Shipping Containers

    23 April 2014, 5:59 pm by: Lucy Wang

    Just like the game Jenga, the shipping containers can be inserted or taken out of the stacked and staggered tower with ease. A metal grid structure, however, would ensure that unlike Jenga, the tower would not topple over. The flexibility and mobility of the

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