Solar-powered POP-UP Park takes over underused Budapest square

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Hungarian design studio Hello Wood has teamed up with the Municipality of Budapest City yet again to revive a forgotten public space with a dazzling summer haven that’s free and open to all 24 hours a day. Located beside City Hall Park, the temporary park is Hello Wood’s latest POP-UP Park, a short-term urban intervention with eye-catching street furniture. This year’s version is inspired by the Mediterranean with its use of olive trees and wave-shaped seating.

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Winners of tiny house competition pack comfort and functionality into 269 square feet

Modular building company Ryterna modul recently announced the winners of their Architectural Challenge 2018 competition. Participants were tasked with designing a cozy, functional 269 square foot tiny house, with a living area, sleeping area, kitchen, and bathroom. They received 150 projects from designers in 88 countries and narrowed the field down to three winners and an honorable mention. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

3D-printed Valentine heart in Times Square is the world’s largest lens

If you stop by Times Square this month, you are in for a treat. This year, the city is celebrating love with a massive lens that lets you see the city, and your special somebody, through a totally different perspective.

 

For the 10th anniversary of the New York City Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition, designers pulled out all the stops.

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The UK is banning commercial fishing in over one million square kilometers of ocean

The UK announced it is designating an enormous amount of space located around a few of its British overseas territories as protected areas, ending commercial fishing around the islands and ensuring preservation of marine life in the area. Even better, two additional islands are expected to be granted protected status by 2020.

Pitcairn, located in the southern Pacific, will face an end to commercial fishing in its 840,000 sq km (320,000 sq mile) of space, making it one of the world’s… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Studiomama packs everything you need into a 13 square meter home

How well can you live in less than 150 square feet? If you’re lucky enough to benefit from Studiomama’s design for a 13 square meter house, the answer is very well, thank you very much. During London Design Festival 2016, visitors to the Viaduct London furniture showroom can walk through a full-scale model of the clever design and easily imagine themselves living large in a super small environment.

The original site for the interior plan is an unusual building in
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