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Prince Charles turns royal gardens into a woodland playground for grandson Prince George

by Lucy Wang from Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building » Architecture  (design blog) — Aug 03, 2015 01:04 AM
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Even England’s royalty can’t resist a good treehouse. Prince Charles recently renovated a portion of the Highgrove gardens into a royal woodland playground with a treehouse for his two-year-old grandson, Prince George. The new toddler wonderland is

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Edith Macefield’s famed “Up” house is being saved by a nonprofit

by Cat DiStasio from Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building » Architecture  (design blog) — Aug 03, 2015 01:04 AM
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Earlier this month, we reported the sad news that Edith Macefield’s iconic Seattle home likely faced demolition, after its new owners determined that it would be too expensive to renovate into a coffee shop. The bungalow came to share a city block a a

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Tiny Abod Shelters Provide Humane Housing for Slum Dwellers in Just One Day

by Tafline Laylin from Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building » Architecture  (design blog) — Aug 03, 2015 01:04 AM
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Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, Doug amassed a team of designers to help him with his latest philanthropy project - lightweight shelters that can be easily shipped and erected anywhere in the world. Highly affordable and flexible in design, each shelter

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Tres Birds Workshop’s Wooden Nests Mimic Bird Habitats in Vail, CO

by Lucy Wang from Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building » Architecture  (design blog) — Aug 03, 2015 01:04 AM
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Sun Bird Park’s giant wooden nests were inspired by surrounding bird habitat and even evoke the imagery of flowers. The curving, ski-inspired ribs were constructed from various wood species and treated with a non-toxic mixture of oil, wax and tree resin.

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Fascinating floating city shaped like a manta ray would be 100% self-sustaining

by Katie Medlock from Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building » Architecture  (design blog) — Aug 03, 2015 01:04 AM
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French architect Jacques Rougerie has envisioned a giant floating city which bears a striking resemblance to a manta ray. He discusses his love for the ocean in an interview, where he calls himself a “mérien,” a term he coined which translates to a

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Nkabom House, earth building

This home in rural Ghana was built from rammed earth and recycled plastic

by Greg Beach from Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building » Architecture  (design blog) — Aug 03, 2015 01:04 AM
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Anna Webster, fourth-year student at the Cass, London Metropolitan University’s School of Architecture, has designed a simple but sturdy house that fits right into the Ghanaian countryside where it has been built. Webster was originally prompted to by

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World’s longest and tallest tunnel slide to be installed on Anish Kapoor’s London tower

by Lucy Wang from Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building » Architecture  (design blog) — Aug 03, 2015 01:04 AM
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Erected in 2012, the gigantic ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower dominates the Olympic Park landscape. The tower was built from 2,000 tonnes of steel, almost 60 percent of which was recycled. The proposed 178-meter-long steel tube slide will begin at the 80 wind

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Double domed Copagri Pavilion in Milan can be reassembled again and again

by Lori Zimmer from Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building » Architecture  (design blog) — Aug 03, 2015 01:04 AM
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The Love IT Pavilion for Copagri at Expo Milano 2015 is a pair of open-slatted wooden domes. Designed by EMBT, the beautiful structures sit around a large circular pool meant for a scenic meeting place. The open walls of the domes and open plan space to

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Horse Skull Disco

by Geoff Manaugh (noreply@blogger.com) from BLDGBLOG  (design blog) — Aug 03, 2015 01:04 AM
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[Image: Horse skull via Wikimedia]. If you're looking to install a new sound system in your house, consider burying a horse skull in the floor. According to the Irish Archaeological Consultancy, the widespread discovery of "buried horse skulls within [...]

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Landscapes of Inevitable Catastrophe

by Geoff Manaugh (noreply@blogger.com) from BLDGBLOG  (design blog) — Aug 03, 2015 01:04 AM
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[Image: Illustration by David McConochie, courtesy of The Art Market, via The Guardian]. Last month, The Economist reported on the widespread presence of radioactive tailings piles—waste rock left over from Soviet mining operations—in southern [...]

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