This Living Light is powered by a houseplant

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The lamp works using photosynthesis. As organic compounds are released in the soil, bacteria generates electrons and protons. Those in turn are used as a battery to power the light. The healthier your plant is, the more photosynthesis takes place and the more energy you generate, which is a pretty cool way to gauge how happy your plant lamp is.

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This solar-powered floating farm combines agriculture and dining under one roof

As urban farming becomes increasingly popular, people are finding new, unexpected ways of incorporating it into urban environments. From rooftops and community gardens, urban farming has descended onto waterways and lakes, like in the case of this solar-powered floating structure, called Lotus, which will function as a restaurant and farm.

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

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This tiny device can scan for skin cancer at a fraction of the current cost

The sKan, an inexpensive device that can detect skin cancer at its early stages, has been honored with the 2017 international James Dyson Award for its innovative contribution to a healthier planet. The device creates heat maps to identify abnormalities in the skin often associated with melanoma, treatment for which has a higher success rate if detected early. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer worldwide, accounting for roughly 1 in 3 cancer diagnoses, and results in tens of thousands… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This Living Vehicle can take you completely off grid for a month

Combining a glossy aluminum cladding with eco-friendly materials and self-sustaining features, HofArc’s new Living Vehicle trailer may just be the future of stylish, off-grid living. The stunningly sophisticated home on wheels was built with low-impact materials meant to last a lifetime and can be equipped to go off grid for weeks of a time.

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This Airbnb alternative lets you stay in modern homes by top architects around the world

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

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Edgy black slats conceal a surprisingly light-filled interior in this Brisbane home

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Sleep like an angel in this renovated 18th-century church in Tuscany

Travelling through Tuscany can be a life-changing experience, especially if you stay in this 18-th century church turned into a luxury hotel suite. As part of the conversion project, architecture firm O2 Studio redesigned the church by preserving and restoring original frescos and the central altar, and introducing luxury furniture and fixtures to give it a modern feel.

The former church is located on the premises of the new Villa Marta hotel, near the city of Lucca in Tuscany. For years the structure… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This hurricane-proof home can withstand a whack from a 200mph two-by-four

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