Centuries-old apartment in Israel transformed into a remarkable modern “cave”

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This renovation of this apartment in Israel unifies the cavernous, centuries-old rooms into a modern residence that offers multiple views of the sea. Pitsou Kedem Architects concealed some parts of the ceiling arches while uncovering others to create a subtle combination of the old and the new.

The rooms of the apartment, located in Tel Aviv-Yafo¬– an ancient port city in Israel– have been altered over hundreds of years. Each room has its own character and ground level. The architects… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Shigeru Ban designs 20,000 homes for severely overcrowded refugee camp in Kenya

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Greenbuild: The world’s biggest green building expo is coming to Boston

The world’s biggest conference dedicated to green building is coming to Boston this November, and you won’t want to miss it. The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo will bring together experts, professionals and leaders in sustainable building for mind-blowing exhibits, learning activities, a Net Zero zone, and pavilions with the latest in green building technology. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Frederike Top’s geometric LED lamps cast colorful rays of ever-changing light

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We’ve made enough plastic trash to bury Manhattan under 2-miles of the stuff

 

Whether one is getting an iced latte to-go in the morning, received their restaurant leftovers in a plastic takeaway container, or forgot to take their reusable bags to the store, there are numerous ways one can obtain disposable plastic — and that is a problem. According to the first global analysis of the production of plastics, humans now produce more plastic than anything else and, as a result, have created 8.3 billion tonnes (9.bn tons) of the stuff since the 1950’s. If the trend… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This boy accidentally found a 1.2 million-year-old fossil by tripping over it

Sometimes, there are benefits to being clumsy. A 9-year-old named Jude Sparks recently found this out. While hiking the Orange Mountains in New Mexico with his family, Sparks tripped over an object which at first, he thought was “just a big fat rotten cow.” Instead, it turned out to be a Stegomastodon fossil from 1.2 million years ago.

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The young boy told KVIA TV: “I didn’t know what it was. I just knew it wasn’t usual.” His family agreed, which… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

How the humble bollard can save lives while improving urban design

Good design can save lives, but sometimes, it’s the humblest designs that do the most good. For instance, you rarely notice them, but bollards are popping up all around cities as an effective way to protect pedestrians during an accident or terrorist attack. That said, no one wants to feel like they are living in a fortress, which is why some designers like Reliance Foundry are creating bollards that don’t just protect people, they enhance the architecture of the city around them.

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Gorgeous modern home makes stunning use of recycled and salvaged materials

Architecture studio tenfiftyfive paired modern luxury with sustainable and nature-centric design in their design of this gorgeous house extension in Melbourne. Named the Park House, this Instagram-worthy dwelling is built around two mature gumtrees and clad in timber to blend into the surroundings. More than just a pretty picture, this stylish abode also boasts energy-efficient principles as well as a natural-materials palette largely foraged from recycled and salvaged items.

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Elon Musk just announced he got verbal approval to build a New York to DC hyperloop

Elon Musk just announced that the New York City to Washington D.C. hyperloop is happening. Taking to Twitter, Musk said that he has received verbal approval to build an underground hyperloop from city to city, with at least a dozen entrance/exits in each city. Once completed, riders will be able to zoom from city to city in under 30 minutes.

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Musk added – again, on Twitter – that there is still work to do to get official approval, but… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Tesla rival Faraday Future’s trippy space-age campus will blow your mind

Beijing-based MAD Architects just unveiled designs for Faraday Future’s new campus—and it looks like something straight out of the Jetsons. The electric car company, once hailed as the “Tesla Killer,” plans to relocate its headquarters from Los Angeles to Mare Island, north of San Francisco. The stunning campus features sleek and sci-fi-esque buildings that reference the aerodynamic shape of Faraday Future’s recently unveiled FF91, a self-driving vehicle said to be the world’s fastest-accelerating… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building