Urban Nouveau proposes to turn a historic Stockholm bridge into housing and a park

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In a bid to save the historic Gamla Lidingöbron bridge in Stockholm from demolition, Swedish studio Urban Nouveau has proposed transforming the structure into 50 luxury apartments topped with a High Line-inspired linear park. Created as part of a petition to protest the tear down of the structure, the design aims to spark greater dialogue and media attention in hopes of galvanizing support for the bridge’s preservation. The design practice has also proposed using the sale of apartments to fund… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Zaha Hadid Architects weaves energy-saving tech into an otherworldly UAE landscape

Zaha Hadid Architects has revealed designs for the Central Hub, a new leisure and entertainment destination for the United Arab Emirates that looks positively out of this world. Marked by swirling pathways and pod-like buildings, the futuristic Central Hub will serve as the focal point for the US $6.5 billion Ajada development in Sharjah, the UAE’s third most populous city. Spanning an area greater than 25 football fields, the 1.9 million-square-feet Central Hub will be entirely car free and integrate… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Old Sydney warehouse is transformed into an industrial-chic home

Rather than strip Balmain, Sydney of its post-industrial architectural heritage and history, award-winning architecture practice Carter Williamson Architects has taken care to sustainably breathe new life into the area’s old buildings. Case in point is the local studio’s transformation of a former timber factory into a stunning contemporary home with industrial-chic styling woven throughout its four level. Dubbed 102 The Mill, the unique home boasts 403 square meters of space with soaring ceilings… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

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

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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A green-roofed ski cabin blends into the lush Canadian landscape

Wrapped in cedar planks dyed black and topped with a lush green roof, the Cottage in Sutton appears to meld into the landscape from afar. Montreal-based architecture firm Paul Bernier Architecte designed the 2,400-square-foot residence as a weekend retreat for a family of four avid skiers. Modern yet minimalist, the home prioritizes views of the outdoors, in particular the vistas towards Mount Sutton in the south.

Set on a north-south axis, the rectangular home appears to emerge from… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

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

Architects transform a derelict lot into an urban oasis in New Delhi

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Natural stone and an expansive green roof blend the stunning Gozu House into the Andes Mountains

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DIY kits help explorers transform Sprinter vans into rugged adventure vehicles

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