Beautiful Wellington Welcome Pavilion glows like a lantern at night

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Calgary-based architecture firm Studio North led a team of architecture students from the University of Toronto Daniels School of Architecture in a design build seminar to realize a stunning new Welcome Pavilion for the village of Wellington, Ontario. Erected in just two weeks, the compact 100-square-foot structure is both sculptural and functional, featuring geometric CNC-milled cutouts inspired by barn quilts, a local craft and tradition unique to that area. The Welcome Pavilion offers shelter,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Simba Snoozeliner night bus will let passengers sleep on their way home

We doze off on public transportation 27 times a year, according to James Cox, CEO of United Kingdom-based sleep brand Simba. So the company came up with an idea: the Simba Snoozeliner, a bus with 14 sleep pods outfitted with Simba mattresses, noise-canceling headphones, and liver-cleansing Milk Thistle. A steward will even be on hand to wake people up at their stop.

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Gargantuan lace sea urchins light up the night along Singapore’s marina

This lacy installation showcased at Singapore’s iLight Marina Bay Festival looks like a giant urchin that filters sunlight during the day and glows at night. Choi+Shine Architects constructed the installation as a “lacy room” which the visitors can experience from both the outside and the inside, and enjoy its intricate structure and visual effects.

The structures are inspired by sea urchin shells, which are enclosed, yet lightweight and porous. Their permeable surface interacts with light and… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This tiny bamboo and steel shelter lights up like a lantern at night

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Frank Lloyd Wright beach house listed on Airbnb for under $150 per night

Admirers of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture will now be able to rent one of the three beach houses in Virginia for $148 a night through Airbnb. The house was originally built in 1960 as a residence for Maude and Andrew Cooke and their three children, underwent extension restoration in 1983 and has, as of recently, been listed for sale for $2,750,000.

The 3,000-square-foot house, located on Crystal Lake, Virginia Beach, is The only Wright House with direct boating accessibility from house to… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Inhabitat spends the night in a Harvard-designed tiny cabin in the woods

We’ve all dreamt of living “tiny”; living in a pint-sized home on a secluded stretch of land. If you’ve ever been the teensiest bit curious, but not quite ready to take the plunge, you’re in luck. Those situated close to New York and Boston can now find respite in a tiny house for a night, or a few, thanks to the Harvard student startup Getaway. The Airbnb-style, 160-square-foot mobile cabins start at just $99 per night for View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building