Artists transform gigantic Japanese park into a psychedelic forest of light

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Gigantic golden egg sauna warms up residents of Sweden’s northernmost town

In response to a commission from Riksbyggen, Swedish artists Bigert & Bergström have created Solar Egg, a sculptural chamber in the form of an egg-shaped sauna that has just been installed at Luossabacken in Kiruna, Sweden’s northernmost town.

Kiruna is currently undergoing a radical transformation, which involves a gigantic move for the whole town. This is so that the mining company LKAB can extract more of the iron seam that cuts diagonally downwards beneath the town. The iron ore is… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Gigantic “vending machine” skyscraper dispenses 3D-printed homes in Tokyo

This skyscraper of the future is a fully automated home dispenser in Tokyo. Growing and adapting to the city’s housing demand, the Pod Vending Machine Skyscraper is constantly under construction –people can order a ready-to-use modular dwelling manufactured by pod printers installed on the top floor of the building. The innovative skyscraper, designed by Haseef Rafiei, received honorable mention at this year’s eVolo Skyscraper Competition.

The main idea behind the project is based on… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

California’s super bloom is so gigantic you can see it from space

Poppies, dune evening primrose, lupine, and other wildflower species are making California colorful again in this year’s impressive super bloom. The state, which is finally drought-free, is receiving a burst of color from these wildflowers, and the crazy super bloom can even be seen from space. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This gigantic flower carpet in Brussels is made of 600,000 blooms

All told, around 600,000 different blossoms were used to create the display. The influence of Japanese illustrations is obvious when you look at the tapestry from above; it incorporates common motifs found in Japanese art such as koi and cranes. Illustrations of flowers dotting the image represent the passage of the seasons.

Related: A Gigantic Carpet Made Entirely From Flowers Just Popped Up in Brussels!

The flower carpet is a tradition within Brussels, blanketing the city square every… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

A gigantic tree lives inside this gorgeous glass house in the mountains of Kazakhstan

A. Masow Design Studio just unveiled plans to build a gorgeous glass house that wraps around an entire tree in the woods of Almaty, Kazakhstan. The home’s circular glass façade envelops the entire trunk along with the branches, reinventing the concept the View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building