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  • Artists Create Gorgeous Detroit Bus Shelters Out of Salvaged Materials

    24 April 2014, 6:00 am 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
  • Bevan Architects Build Carbon-Negative Hemp Eco Retreat For Under £100,000

    24 April 2014, 1:00 am 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.
  • OVA Studio Unveils Plans for Amazing Jenga-Like Hotel Made 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
  • Sentinel Satellite Launching in 2018 to Search for ‘City-Killer’ Asteroids

    23 April 2014, 5:58 pm by: Kristine Lofgren

    You may think that city-destroying asteroids are just the stuff of sci-fi novels, but new research reveals that the Earth is far more vulnerable to asteroid impacts than we ever though possible. In fact, a group of scientists say that we are ten times more
  • Tree-Like Plaza Andaro Shopping Center in Mexico is Built From Reused Railway Ties

    23 April 2014, 5:57 pm by: Lidija Grozdanic

    The metal structure of the 2,000 square meter plaza echoes the verticality of the surrounding logs. Reused wooden railway ties serve as blinds that help control daylighting and indoor temperature. The buildings are interwoven with the natural environment to
  • The Port Solar Charger Turns Any Window into a Power Outlet for Your Mobile Gadgets

    23 April 2014, 5:55 pm by: Beth Buczynski

    Whenever I arrive at a coffee shop or coworking space, the first thing I do is scope out the power outlets. Between a smartphone, laptop, and occasionally a tablet too, keeping my mobile office up and running requires quick access to power if my batteries
  • 6 Amazing, Sophisticated Vegan Popsicle Recipes for Adults

    23 April 2014, 5:54 pm by: Jennifer Chait

    Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles These pops taste just like icy cold cheesecake, yet have a much lower calorie count than the real deal. This recipe is hands-down, the most popular popsicle recipe I've ever made at my house. As soon as the household
  • INTERVIEW: Smart Tips on How to Green Your School from Aimee Østensen of the Manhattan Country…

    23 April 2014, 5:53 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…
  • Urban Screen’s ’320 Licht’ Transforms Former Gas Tank into a Magical Cathedral of Light

    23 April 2014, 5:52 pm by: Nicole Jewell

    As the lights display a continuous series of hectic, flashing images on the tank's vast interior, sounds react to the unique acoustics, creating a dizzying atmosphere designed to make viewers lose themselves in the spacious vat. In many ways the installation
  • TSC Architects’ Home for Two is Wrapped in a Folded Origami Roof

    23 April 2014, 5:51 pm by: Lidija Grozdanic

    The house was designed for a young couple returning home to their village. Commissioned to design a home which would be modern, yet communicate with tradition and the surrounding mountainous landscape, TSC Architects drew connections between origami…
  • INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Speaks to Amie Hamlin, Executive Director of the Coalition for Healthy School…

    23 April 2014, 5:50 pm by: Yuka Yoneda

    PS 244Q received a lot of attention last year when it became the first school in New York City to start serving an exclusively vegetarian menu to its students. We recently got a chance to speak to the woman behind the switchover, Amie Hamlin of Coalition
  • 3XN Chosen to Design the New Olympic Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland

    23 April 2014, 5:49 pm by: Lidija Grozdanic

    Danish practice 3XN has been selected to design the new headquarters for the Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland. The team was chosen among 11 competing architectural firms and household names such as OMA, Toyo Ito and Amanda Levete. 3XN’s winning concept
  • Dots Design Studio’s Beautiful PLYbikes are Handcrafted From Wood

    23 April 2014, 5:48 pm by: Ana Lisa Alperovich

    Bangkok-based Dots Design Studio makes handcrafted bicycles with glorious timber parts. Their PLYbike is made from strong stripy pieces of sandwiched wood veneer. The bikes are perfect for taking a spin around town, they were recently showcased at this year's
  • INTERVIEW: Architect James Cleary on Designing the Kitchen of the Future, Today

    23 April 2014, 5:47 pm by: Diane Pham

    James Cleary is a Brooklyn-based architect who has designed many residential buildings throughout NYC…
  • Takanori Aiba’s Amazing Bonsai Tree Castles are Miniature Living Worlds

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

    Treating each tiny Bonsai as if it were a deep-rooted full-sized tree, Aiba creates incredible buildings that wind around the boughs and branches. Using copper line, epoxy putty, plastic, resin and stone clay, he fashions detailed buildings, bridges, balconies
  • Nico’s Interlocking Leaf Seats are Handmade in the UK Using Sustainable Materials

    23 April 2014, 3:32 pm by: Helen Morgan

    Design by Nico recently showcased this cute set of interlocking Leaf Seats at Milan Design Week. As many as seven Leaf Seats can be connected together to serve a range of functions - from individual stools to benches and even day beds. Each seat is handmade
  • Minale-Maeda’s 3D Printed Connector Can be Downloaded to Make DIY Furniture

    23 April 2014, 2:30 pm by: Ana Lisa Alperovich

    Italian-Japanese Studio Minale-Maeda has come up with a little clever design that allows people anywhere in the world to make their own furniture. Their versatile Keystone connectors can be used to quickly and easily fasten together different parts. The tiny
  • Inhabitat Talks to Elea Robinson, Founding Faculty at New Amsterdam School, About Growing a Green…

    23 April 2014, 1:38 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
  • Susana Soares’ Glass Device Uses Honey Bees to Detect Cancer

    23 April 2014, 1:00 pm by: Lidija Grozdanic

    At last year’s Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, Portuguese designer Susana Soares presented a device that can detect cancer and other diseases using honey bees. Known for their extraordinary sense of smell, bees can detect airborne molecules in the parts
  • Scientists Develop a Way to Detect Cancer on Patients’ Breath

    23 April 2014, 12:30 pm by: Kristine Lofgren

    Cancer is a devastating killer that takes one out of every eight lives on the planet. While cancer treatments have improved over the years, one key to battling the disease is early detection, which has historically been invasive, painful or hit-and-miss.…

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