Stunning home fuses modern Scandinavian design with the Minnesotan outdoors

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Nature takes center stage in the Northern Lake Home, a gorgeous luxury home hidden away in the Minnesotan woods. Designed by Strand Design, this 4,800-square-foot vacation retreat frames views of the forest in every room through large windows that let in natural light and blur the line between indoors and out. Natural materials, including oak and cedar, strengthen the connection with the outdoors, and are complemented with a clean and minimal Scandinavian-inspired interior design.

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13 innovative, thought-provoking designs that broke new ground at the London Design Festival

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Trashpresso by Pentatonic

Trashpresso is a solar-powered mobile recycling factory. Furniture and home accessories company Pentatonic are at London’s Somerset House demonstrating to the public how plastic bottles can be transformed to tiles. It’s a potential model for recycling discarded materials in more remote areas of the world. 📷 @thecreativeedit_ #londondesignfestival @wearepentatonic @l_d_f_official… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

14 spectacular lamps unveiled at the London Design Festival

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Frost Light by EDHV Studio

EDHV Studio’s Frost Light is powered by melting ice! A chunk of ice is set on a block of solid aluminum, and as it melts it generates enough electricity to power an LED for 3 hours.

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Winning Mexloop Hyperloop design could connect 42M people in new megalopolis

Traveling between Mexico City and Guadalajara takes over six hours by car today – but imagine making that trip in 45 minutes. It could be possible in the future with a new Hyperloop system proposed by Mexloop, a Mexican consortium which includes names like Arup and Fernando Romero Enterprise, designers of Mexico City’s New International Airport. Their suggested Hyperloop network is a winner of the Hyperloop One Global Challenge.

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Clever bath vanity design helps give special needs child more independence

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Luscious eco-resort design in China inspired by the Silk Road

A green revitalization proposal aims to transform an existing native village in China received into a modern eco-resort that offers a variety of activities and spaces. Architects Jean Pierre HEIM and Carolyn HEIM of HEIMdesign approached the redesign of Sasseur eco-tourist village using “One Belt, One Road” development strategy that focuses on the connectivity and cooperation among China and the rest of Eurasia.

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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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IKEA teams up with NASA to design out-of-this-world space saving furniture

IKEA is teaming up with NASA for the coolest collaboration this side of the moon. The Swedish furniture giant wants to figure out how to make a Mars habitat feel like a real home, so they spent a few days at the MDRS Habitat in Utah. Their goal is to look for ways to tackle the problems of urban living (cramped spaces – check, unbreathable air – check) to find solutions to make life better here on Earth… or Mars.

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Dwell on Design 2017: The West Coast’s largest design event is coming to Los Angeles!

Dwell on Design, the West Coast’s largest design event, is back and better than ever for 2017. The highly-anticipated three-day design event will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center June 23 – 25 and will feature 300 exhibitors, continuing education opportunities and onstage programming from the top leaders in design.

 

 

 

 

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BIGs looping station design in Paris turns bridge into public space

Danish firm Bjarke Ingels Group and French studio Silvio D’ascia Architecture unveiled new renderings of their competition-winning designs for a loop-shaped metro station in Paris. Created as part of Société du Grand París’ Grand Paris Express project, the Pont de Bondy station is one of 68 new stations planned for the redevelopment that will expand the existing metro system by 200 kilometers. The sculptural station will include a bridge and tunnel wrapped around a giant atrium next to the riverbank…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building