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

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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.

 

 

 

 

For it’s twelfth year, Dwell on Design will feature architect Sir David Adjaye. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

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

Students design beautiful homes for mass-production at just $20,000 each

While the partnership between Rural Studio and the high-end Serenbe community may seem odd at first glance, the mutually beneficial collaboration provides a valuable field testing opportunity for the 20K Project and gives students their first chance to work with a commercial contractor and take the project through all stages of construction, including zoning and code compliance. In return, Serenbe’s Art Farm has gained two live/work studios that will serve as housing for the community’s artists… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Snhetta’s winning hotel design for Helsinki waterfront is inspired by broken sea ice

Related: Snøhetta’s luxury cabin with Aurora Borealis views opens at Treehotel

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15 stunning examples of interior design using natural stone

Successful interior design is a practice that creates aesthetically pleasing environments while enhancing how we live, work, and play. Since so many of us spend the majority of our time indoors, it is important that the spaces we inhabit work to make us happier, healthier, and more connected to the world around us. From rapidly growing, renewable bamboo, to hardy woods that develop rich patinas over time, it is no secret that nature produces some of the most beautiful building materials around, but… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Apple design director perfects a prefab home into an ultra-minimal, modern dwelling

It should come as no surprise that when Apple’s Director of Store Design was in the market for a new house, he wanted a home that would be as modern and streamlined as his employer’s impeccable shopfronts. He, along with the team at Alchemy, tweaked the original designs of the Alchemy weeHouse to create the Sonoma weeHouse, a prefabricated home made up of two elevated open-sided boxes. The ultra-minimal home was swiftly assembled onsite between gnarled oaks and boasts fantastic views of the Santa… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

10 landscape design projects that turned neglected spaces into incredible parks

The High Line Park in NYC. Photo by Jill Fehrenbacher for Inhabitat

Landscape architects frequently work to transform areas that contain industrial and toxic waste, infrastructure no longer in use, or land affected by war, natural disaster or disuse. These View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

UNStudio and Heerim design garden-filled luxury development in Seoul

The existing 32-tower site comprises over a million square meters with 4,424 apartments. UNStudio and Heerim will completely redevelop the current homes into a “new and future-oriented eco-design” that adds over 1,500 new apartments by replacing the 35-story towers with 50-story towers. All parking will be tucked underground to make room for a new garden landscape. The buildings are south-oriented and glazed to maximize natural light and cross ventilation.

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Sublime alpine home in Upper Austria marries modern and vernacular design

One major challenge architects face when designing for the world’s last beautiful places is to ensure the smallest possible footprint. For HAUS KW, designed to replace a former building in Upper Austria, Paul Kweton opted for a hybrid guest home and studio that incorporates elements of both vernacular and modern design. The small alpine structure would include a sauna cabin, bathroom, storage area, and an outdoor terrace.

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