An experimental greenhouse pops up at a busy Copenhagen intersection

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A surprising and experimental pocket of nature has popped up in the middle of a heavily trafficked intersection in Copenhagen, Denmark. Danish architect Simon Hjermid Jensen of SHJWorks recently unveiled “Biotope,” a sculptural pavilion that houses a microcosm of plants and insects. Sixty different seeds have been sown into the soil and a beehive has been attached inside the installation to foster a thriving and evolving ecosystem of activity for the enjoyment of passersby.

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Glowing labyrinth made from plastic waste pops up in Buenos Aires

Over 15,000 plastic bottles were temporarily given a new lease on life as a glowing labyrinth in Vatican Square, one of Buenos Aires’ most celebrated public spaces. Designed by environmental art collective Luzinterruptus, the Plastic Waste Labyrinth calls attention to staggering amount of waste generated everyday in a thought-provoking installation. Commissioned by the Department of Environmental and Public Areas of Buenos Aires City Government, Ciudad Verde, the immersive artwork was installed… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Shipping container village for startups pops up in Amsterdam

In a bid to create affordable office space in Amsterdam, Dutch architect Julius Taminiau has upcycled a series of shipping containers into Startup Village, a temporary cargotecture hub for fledging companies. Located in Amsterdam Science Park, the container buildings are stacked and painted in a variety of colors to create an adaptable space customizable for different needs. In addition to offices, the Startup Village offers space for events and gatherings ranging from networking parties to outdoor… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Modular Lego Lunch restaurant built from recycled shipping containers pops up in Lithuania

A modular fast food restaurant popped up in Siauliai, Lithuania, to provide a healthy communal space that can be easily replicated anywhere. Architecture firm Hermann Kamte & Associates designed the restaurant, named Lego Lunch, as an affordable, reconfigurable space built from recycled shipping containers.

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Compact floating cabin pops up in extreme remote locations

Russian firm BIO-architects recently unveiled their latest modern modular cabin—and this one floats on water. Prefabricated offsite, the DD16 house was dropped on a lake near Moscow and is lightweight and durable enough to float and withstand harsh winter extremes. Designed for remote locations, the off-grid cabin uses solar energy for electricity, draws fresh water from the lake, and uses a composting toilet for waste.

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Self-sufficient Skilpod home generates all its own energy, pops up in less than a day

Belgian construction company Skilpod has produced a prefabricated home that can generate all its own energy and pop up in as little as half a day. Designed by UAU Collectiv, the new #150 Skilpod solar-powered model is a zero-energy home constructed from cross-laminated timber and takes about 20 days in total to build in the firm’s factory in Geel. The timber modular home can be easily expanded and customized as needed and is insulated to passive standards.

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Beautiful cabin pops up in ten days with minimal landscape disturbance

BIO Architects recently completed a modern modular cabin, proving yet again how beautiful homes can be affordable with the help of prefabrication. Commissioned by a young couple that desired a cost-effective home on the lake, the prefabricated cabin is the latest iteration in the Russian firm’s line of modular Dubldom homes. The dwelling, located at Pirogovo Lake in the suburbs of Moscow, was installed in roughly ten days with minimal site impact.

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World’s first 3D-printed pedestrian bridge pops up in Madrid

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