Tiny homes made of concrete pipes could be the next big thing in micro housing

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Scientists made the coldest liquid water ever – and it’s crazy weird

Water freezes at zero degrees Celsius or 32 degrees Fahrenheit, right? While that’s technically water’s freezing point, under certain conditions water can be supercooled, and a group of scientists recently measured the lowest liquid water temperature to date: -42.55 degrees Celsius. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Jaw-dropping hotel made of ice and snow opens in Sweden

ICEHOTEL is back and it’s as magical as ever. Located 200 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle in the Swedish village of Jukkasjärvi, this ephemeral hotel of ice and snow is rebuilt every winter for a few spectacular months and its unique luxury suites sculpted by select artists from around the world. From sleeping in a giant Fabergé Egg to the arms of King Kong, the experiences and incredible artistic skill of these individually themed rooms are guaranteed to send a chill up your spine.

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This light-filled tiny house is made almost entirely of reclaimed wood

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Striking apartment complex is made of 48 raw shipping containers

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You can stay in this tiny treehouse made out of locally-sourced materials in Hawaii

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This twisting tower is made out of 2,000 3D-printed terracotta bricks

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Beautiful cow barn in Basel is made of tree branches topped with a grassy roof

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Pentatonic launches new brand of modern furniture made with nothing but trash

There are more to these chairs and table than you might expect. New brand Pentatonic, launching this week, is making furniture out of trash, but their commitment goes beyond simply recycling. They aim to use solely waste as a starting point, and create their own materials out of trash like old DVDs, plastic water bottles, and glass from smartphones. They pledge to take back their recyclable products when a consumer is finished with them, and turn them into new pieces.

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Lakeside cabin made out of reclaimed wood is as idyllic as it gets

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