Zaha Hadids only house rises like a spaceship in a forest near Moscow

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Zaha Hadid’s only private house has just been completed and—to the surprise of no one—looks like a spaceship that’s touched down on Earth. Created with a neo-futuristic appearance and ample glazing, the $140 million Capital Hill Residence stands in stark contrast with its leafy surroundings at the heart of Russia’s Barvikha forest just a couple miles west of Moscow. The $140 million project was completed for real estate developer and entrepreneur Vladislav Doronin, who runs Capital Group… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Eight prototypes for Trump’s wall near US-Mexico border pass military tests for impenetrability

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Bro Ole Scheeren completes art museum near Beijings Forbidden City

Büro Ole Scheeren recently completed Guardian Art Center, a contemporary art museum heralded as the “world’s first ever custom-built auction house.” Located close to Beijing’s historic Forbidden City, this hybrid cultural institution offers mixed-use programming from galleries and conservation facilities to a hotel, restaurants, events spaces, and even integrated public transport infrastructure.

Designed to respect Beijing’s traditional urban fabric, Guardian Art Center… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

New giant octopus species discovered near Alaska

You wouldn’t expect humans to have missed a whole species of giant octopus – but researchers recently revealed that’s exactly what we did. The giant Pacific octopus, which is the biggest octopus we know about on the planet, is in reality two species. Alaska Pacific University undergraduate student Nathan Hollenbeck led research to discover what the team is calling the frilled giant octopus. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Hundreds of mysterious stone structures discovered near ancient volcanoes in Saudi Arabia

Like all things, technology is a double-edged sword. Without it, however, Professor David Kennedy of the University of Oxford would never have discovered hundreds of mysterious structures located near ancient lava domes in Saudi Arabia. Using the resource Google Earth, Kennedy found there are approximately 400 stone walls on ancient lava domes that are believed to be more than 9,000 years old. Because the structures appear similar to others found in the Middle East, they have been dubbed “gates”

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Pence vows America will put boots on the face of Mars in near future

During a speech at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Thursday, Vice President Pence made a bold promise that in the near future, the United States of America will send astronauts to both the moon and Mars. Now the chair of the National Space Council — which was only revived last Friday, Pence added that new, ambitious goals will be set to ensure America becomes a leader in space exploration.

“Here from this bridge to space, our nation will return to the moon and we will put… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This playful Airbnb treehouse near San Francisco lets you sleep in a 150-year-old oak tree

A 150-year-old California coast live oak grows through this amazing treehouse– Bay area’s only Airbnb treehouse. Linda and Doug Studebaker built the house as a cozy overnight rental in the backyard of their hillside property in Burlingame, California, and furnished it with furniture that give it an old fashioned feel that will allow you to live out your childhood dreams.

Offering scenic views of the San Francisco Bay, Doug and Linda’s Treehouse is a private refuge nestled among the… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building