Elzelinde van Doleweerd transforms food waste into beautiful, 3D-printed snacks

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Around a third of the world’s food is lost or thrown away every year—that’s approximately 1.6 billion tons of food annually, a statistic that’s projected to rise to over 2 billion tons by 2030. In a bid to fight the global food waste crisis, Eindhoven University of Technology graduate Elzelinde van Doleweerd teamed up with the China-based technology firm 3D Food Company to turn commonly wasted food products in China into beautiful and tasty 3D-printed snacks. Van Doleweerd recently unveiled… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



A couple converts an old prison bus into a criminally beautiful tiny home

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Beautiful, light-filled home slots into a skinny lot in Vancouver

Faced with a unique lot size of 20 by 200 feet, Canadian design studio Randy Bens Architect was challenged to create a home with a sense of expansiveness despite the property’s back lane-like dimensions. Tapped by boutique builder Moosehead Contracting, the architects teamed up with Falken Reynolds Interiors to complete the Saint George House, a project that proves that beautiful and innovative design can still be had even on challenging sites. Interested buyers and design lovers will even get… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This beautiful tiny home doubles as a tasty doughnut shop

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Beautiful Wellington Welcome Pavilion glows like a lantern at night

Calgary-based architecture firm Studio North led a team of architecture students from the University of Toronto Daniels School of Architecture in a design build seminar to realize a stunning new Welcome Pavilion for the village of Wellington, Ontario. Erected in just two weeks, the compact 100-square-foot structure is both sculptural and functional, featuring geometric CNC-milled cutouts inspired by barn quilts, a local craft and tradition unique to that area. The Welcome Pavilion offers shelter,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This beautiful planted bridge doubles as a public gathering place in China

When Beijing-based practice DnA Design and Architecture was tapped to renovate an old stone masonry bridge in Zhejiang, China, founding architect Xu Tiantian saw it as an opportunity to create a transformative and culturally significant gathering space for the public. Spanning the Songyin River, the updated Shimen Bridge now features a beautiful timber addition with built-in seating, planters, and even a centrally located square with trees. Here, villagers are encouraged to come and enjoy their surroundings… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

These beautiful desert biodomes will be 100% self-sustaining

In an effort to decrease conventional tourism, which accelerates pollution, soil erosion, loss of natural habitats and endangered species, the United Arab Emirates is encouraging ecotourism for the millions that visit the country each year.

 

The Biodomes will be located in the Al Hajar Mountains, the eastern region of UAE, and home to rare species of Arab wildlife. The project seeks to raise awareness of mountain biodiversity through programs at the wildlife conservation center and an… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

A former anti-aircraft platform is now a beautiful skywalk in Gibraltar

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Beautiful bamboo arches breathe new life into a bland concrete building

Vietnamese architecture firm Vo Trong Nghia has unveiled their latest example of bamboo brilliance at Nocenco cafe, a renovated rooftop restaurant in the city center of Vinh in central Vietnam. The client asked the firm to insert a unique and eye-catching addition to the top of a seven-story concrete building using local materials. After studying several options, including brick and stone, the architects settled on bamboo to create an airy and lightweight space with dramatic vaulted ceilings.

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Historic Polish microbrewery and mountain lodge gets a beautiful 21st-century update

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