Barrel-shaped wooden pod retreat in France inspired by real life ‘bird charmer’

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+ Aurélie Poirrier
+ Igor-Vassili Pouchkarevtch-Dragoche
+ Vincent O’Connor

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NASA considers puncturing Yellowstone supervolcano to save life on Earth

As the gaze of the United States, carefully protected by glasses, faced towards the cosmos this week, the more anxious among us may have worried about potentially more harmful interstellar phenomenon, such as asteroids and comets. As devastating as such an event would be, a new study from NASA’s Jet Propulsion unit has determined that the threat of a supervolcanic eruption to life on Earth may be more pressing than any interstellar collissions with Earth. Such an eruption from a supervolcano, like… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

These 8 amazing van conversions will inspire you to ditch the grid for the nomadic life

Maybe it’s the spring weather, but hitting the road suddenly seems like a more appealing idea than ever. These 8 van conversions (many of which were crafted by DIYers with little experience and lots of creativity, persistence, and wanderlust) will motivate you to give the mobile life a try.ihrihgirh View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

NASA announces alien life could be thriving on one of Saturn’s moons

In a live broadcast today, NASA researchers announced the agency had uncovered the existence of some of the key ingredients necessary for life as we know it on Saturn’s icy moon, Enceladus. Scientists already knew that the moon had liquid water on the surface, due to the presence of geysers spewing water near the moon’s south pole.  Now, hydrogen has been detected in those jets of water, which suggests the strong possibility that Enceladus’s oceans could support microbial life.

It… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Renovated Beijing factory gets new life with an elegantly-integrated Zen garden

After several renovations since the construction of this Beijing factory in 1970, an extensive overhaul turned it into a series of office spaces with a beautiful Zen garden in the back. He Wei Studio / 3andwich Design renovated the building to convey the essence of the traditional Chinese private garden and allow occupants to enjoy the courtyard in different times and from different perspectives.

The original factory, built in 1970, went through several renovations before He Wei undertook… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

7 charming off-grid homes for a rent-free life

Want to make rent and utility bills a thing of the past? We’ve rounded up seven off-grid homes that could be the answer to making your dreams a reality. Stylish and self-sufficient, these eco-friendly dwellings promise freedom from the grid. Many are even set atop wheels to let you can move with your home to almost anywhere you desire. Keep reading to see the seven charming homes that offer homeowners the chance to live off the grid and rent-free.

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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

The entire project comprises a service wing, a belvedere,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Iconic Game of Thrones battle brought to life with massive 3D embroidery

For a show with no shortage of blood-chilling villains, Game of Thrones really outdid itself with its otherworldly portrayal of the Night King, the spike-headed leader of the inhumane White Walkers who resurrected hundreds of slain Wildlings in what is now widely considered one of the hit HBO series’s most climactic scenes. To toast the release of the show’s fifth season on Blu-ray and DVD in the United Kingdom, HBO commissioned England’s Embroiderer’s Guild to recreate the massacre of Hardhome…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Wolfgang Buttress Hive is brought back to life in the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew

First installed at the world expo last spring, the multi-award-winning Hive was disassembled at the end of the event and moved to the Kew Gardens, where it was reassembled as the UK’s first-ever rebuilt Expo pavilion. Its lattice-like design was inspired by the lifespan of the honeybee and “highlights the important role of bees and other pollinators in feeding the planet,” says Stage One. The complex structure comprises nearly 170,000 parts assembled in 32 horizontal layers with hexagonal cells… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Historic LA port to get new life as a deep green ocean research hub

AltaSea’s state-of-the-art, net-positive campus will be built on City Dock No. 1, with access to the deep sea. This location will allow scientists to effectively study marine life and develop programs for sustainability. The organization’s executive director, Jenny Krusoe, stated in a press release, “AltaSea will be a campus dedicated to finding ocean-related solutions to our most pressing challenges: food security, energy security and climate security.”

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