Tiny alpine cabin rewards mountaineers who reach its stunning yet wild heights

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Made mostly from timber and aluminum, the Kanin Winter Cabin is a handsome and modern structure precariously perched on a ledge overlooking stunning views to Triglav, Soca Valley, and the Adriatic Sea. The structure was prefabricated off-site and installed with help from the Slovene Armed Forces helicopter crew in an extremely difficult process that took three tries to complete due to bad weather. The partially cantilevered cabin is carefully placed to minimize impact on the ground and built to withstand… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Cow escapes pen to live wild with a herd of bison in Poland

A domesticated cow in Poland seems to have decided it didn’t want to be so domesticated anymore. The animal escaped from its pen on a farm and was then spotted by naturalists hanging out with a herd of around 50 bison near the Bialowieza Forest – and it seems to have stayed with them for several months now. Bison expert Rafal Kowalczyk told The Associated Press he’s never seen a cow living with bison before this.

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Wild tigers are returning to Kazakhstan after 70-year absence

70 years after the majestic big cat went extinct in the country, wild tigers are being reintroduced to Kazakhstan. If this project proves successful, it would stand as the first instance in which wild tigers have been revitalized in a region from which they had gone extinct for nearly a century. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Beautiful stable grows wild grasses on the roof for horses to eat

Don’t be alarmed if you see horses on the roof of this stable—they’re meant to be there. Argentinian architecture firm Estudio Ramos designed Figueras Stables, a stunning contemporary building for professional polo player Nacho Figueras. Located in the grasslands of La Pampa of central Argentina, the modern stable is planted with wild native grasses on its sloped roof for horses to graze.

The Figueras Stables’ low-lying horizontal profile draws inspiration from the simplicity… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Charming Vega Cottage is a romantic getaway in the wild Arctic landscape

Kolman Boye Architects wrapped Vega Cottage in a continuous timber skin weathered to an attractive silver-gray patina that matches the muted and natural tones of the landscape. Situated on top of a rock beneath a granite shoulder, Vega Cottage complements View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Morgan Freeman converts his Mississippi ranch into a giant sanctuary for wild bees

Morgan Freeman has played so many roles during his long Hollywood career, it’s difficult to keep track but his latest role could prove to be his most important. The actor has turned his 124-acre Mississippi ranch into a sanctuary for wild bees, in an effort to help support population growth for the little pollinators. Freeman started beekeeping in 2014, eventually growing his buzzing babies to 26 hives, and he’s also explained that tons of bee-friendly plants have been planted on his property…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The US government votes to slaughter 45,000 wild horses to make room for cattle

Last Friday, the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board made the decision to use euthanasia to kill 45,000 wild horses currently captive in government holding facilities throughout the US. The decision has come under great scrutiny by organizations who argue for using birth control to minimize population growth, instead.

Over the last 20 years, the BLM has been rounding up and removing wild horses from their natural habitat in the interest of… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building