A former leather tannery is transformed into an apartment trio in Lisbon

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Lisbon-based architecture firm Aurora Arquitectos has breathed new life into a former leather tannery in the capital of Portugal. Five years in the making, the recently completed apartment refurbishment project turns a single floor into three independent apartments covering a total area of 3,385 square feet. To celebrate the building’s original 18th century architectural style, the architects applied elements of Pombaline design into their renovation including modular elements and a pared-back… 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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Experience bliss at a luxury Indian spa nestled in a former coffee estate

A former coffee estate with 125 acres of pristine forest has been transformed into a luxury resort and spa that embraces nature at every turn. Located a five-hour drive west of Bangalore in the sparsely populated Indian district of Coorg, The Ibnii luxury resort offers blissful respite to city-weary visitors in need of recharge and relaxation. A highlight at the resort is undoubtedly Manja, a sprawling spa complex designed by PLAYGROUP Studio and Architects AHCPL.

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Former car factory to house Brussels “Centre Pompidou” cultural hub

A former Citroën car factory will be transformed into a major cultural hub for Brussels—the KANAL – Centre Pompidou comprising a Museum of Contemporary Art, architecture center, and other public art spaces. EM2N, noAarchitecten, and Sergison Bates won a design competition to lead the design of the €125 million adaptive reuse project. The historic 1930s building was selected for its size—an expansive 215,000 square feet—and prime location in the heart of the Brussels-Capital Region at the… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

“It has totally changed how people feel:” new forest transforms former UK coal community

One organization in the United Kingdom is transforming an industrial landscape into a green, thriving woodland. The National Forest Company planted the first tree 25 years ago, and today have planted eight million trees in 200 square miles in the Midlands, in the first forest created in the United Kingdom in 1,000 years. Former coal miner Graham Knight told The Guardian, View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Northern Europes largest aquarium unveiled for former Oslo airport site

Aquariums are always good fun for families, but the New Aquarium slated for the outskirts of Oslo is sure to bring in architecture and design lovers too. London studio Haptic Architects unveiled renderings for a curvaceous aquarium modeled on local “svaberg” rock formations that hugs the waterfront and offers new public spaces, including an accessible roof. Planned for the former site of the Oslo airport in Bærum, the aquarium backed by developer Selvaag will house 7 million liters of water… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

School principal uses $22,000 of paint to transform former slum into a rainbow wonderland

We all know a fresh coat of paint does wonders for a room but what about repainting an entire town? That’s exactly what this small village in Indonesia did and the results are nothing short of spectacular. Armed with just $22,000 worth of paint, Kampung Pelangi transformed their village in Semarang into a multicolored wonderland and Instagrammer’s paradise. 

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Elon Musk supports former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State

Tesla CEO and carbon tax advocate Elon Musk appears to have thrown his support behind President Donald Trump’s Secretary of State pick, former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson who also received an Order of Friendship from Russian president Vladimir Putin. So it makes sense many people were shocked at Musk’s support, and he took to Twitter to defend his backing, saying Tillerson actually “supports a carbon tax.” View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Beautiful public gathering space grants second life to a former fish processing plant

The project. located in a village in the Magdalen Islands, Canada, is part of a larger initiative to build a series of public spaces on 12 panoramic sites. It pays tribute to the workers at sea and reinvigorates an otherwise inaccessible area. An openwork wooden stockade surrounds the site to guide passersby and provide privacy.

Related: Canada’s Gorgeous Green-Roofed VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre Now Open to the Public

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Hyperloop One raises $50 million and hires former Uber CFO as an advisor

In another round of successful financing, futuristic transportation startup Hyperloop One has tacked on an extra $50 million to its grand investment total of $160 million. Not only are they quickly raising funds – the firm also hired Brent Callinicos, former Uber Chief Financial Officer, to advise their CEO with how to move forward.

The company seems to be moving along almost as quickly as their vehicles are projected to travel. Two months ago the first Hyperloop One factory opened in… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building