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Mar 27, 2017

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Architect rebuilds his grandparents' mountain cabin by repurposing its original materials

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Clever bath vanity designed for a child with special needs

Mar 27, 2017: Related: Foldschool: DIY Origami-Style Cardboard Furniture for Kids + Strasser Woodworks Strasser Bath Vanity, special needs furniture, kids furniture, diy bathrooms, Montlake Collection, diy stepstairs, stepstairs for children, diy steps, bathroom for special needs,…

Tower made completely from fabric breaks new ground in "soft architecture"

Mar 27, 2017: This 30-foot lightweight tower proves that the strongest architectural structures don't have to be made from hard materials like concrete and steel. In fact, the Hybrid Tower is completely made from soft materials and textiles. A group of researchers, specialists and engineers at CITA - Centre for Information Technology and Architecture– an innovative research program at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (KADK)– developed the project as a proof of concept and exhibited it at the Contextile...

Easy Upcycling: Filing Cabinet Into Garden Storage

Mar 27, 2017: By Jennifer Tuohy The combination of working from home and managing the lives of a family of four means accumulating a lot of paperwork. Despite my efforts to live a paperless lifestyle—via scanning and recycling—I simply cannot live without a good filing system. For many years, I used a beat-up old filing cabinet stashed in [&hellip The post Easy Upcycling: Filing Cabinet Into Garden Storage appeared first on Sustainablog.

Artist recycles leaf waste into biodegradable Beleaf chair

Mar 27, 2017: Šimon Kern found an unconventional use for leaf litter: green furniture. The Slovakian artist created Beleaf, a biodegradable chair made from recycled leaves, bio-resin, and steel. Developed during his studies at the Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, the Beleaf chair was constructed as an eco-friendly alternative to plastic furnishing. Kern crafted the seat from mixing leaf litter with bio-resin, made mostly from leftover cooking oil, and pressing the mixture into...

6 ways to add passive solar features to your home

Mar 27, 2017:   Sick of solar panels and wind turbines being expensive because of all those fossil fuel subsidies? Looking for a way to reduce that electric bill, lower your carbon footprint, and show off to your neighbors? The good news is that you don't have…

The Living Table is a verdant indoor garden hidden in your table

Mar 26, 2017: Related: Give your succulents their own spacesuits with this 3D-printed planter + The Living Table…

Philip Johnson's secret brick and glass home in Manhattan, NYC

Mar 26, 2017: From the outside of Philip Johnson's sole private residence in Manhattan, you'd never guess a modernist paradise lay within. An unassuming brick and glass facade sits snugly between two apartment buildings, but inside is a secret glass house that was the architect's only New York City residential commission. The Rockefeller Guest House was built near the beginning of Johnson's career, between 1949 and 1950. Related:…

Cloud House makes it rain on demand with creative water harvesting system

Mar 26, 2017: You won’t have to do a rain dance to make it rain at the Cloud House—sitting in one of its rocking chairs should do the trick. Artist Matthew Mazzotta created the Cloud House, a gabled pavilion with a cloud-like sculpture that releases collected rainwater whenever someone sits inside the building. Crafted from reclaimed materials, the art installation was commissioned in Springfield, Missouri to bring attention to our dependence on natural systems, like the water cycle, that grow the food we...

Ukraine's leafy green 'Tunnel of Love' is a passageway for trains and lovers

Mar 26, 2017: We love seeing natural architecture here at Inhabitat, and the leafy green Kleven train tunnel is a beautiful example of what happens when nature is allowed to grow freely around manmade infrastructure. The tunnel was made over many years as the passing train…

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Trump's anti-science budget will make America stupid again

Mar 26, 2017: President Donald Trump's proposed budget eviscerates government funding for basic scientific research and development, taking a sledge hammer to education, health and environmental protection. In a series of Tweets posted this Sunday, astrophysicist and TV host Neil deGrasse indirectly took on Trump's budget, writing that making America great won't happen until we make America smart again by increasing government funding, not by ignoring the scientific consensus on man-made global warming and slashing...

Parents can sleep while the kids play in this amazing multi-level master bedroom

Mar 25, 2017: The owners commissioned Ruetemple to design an unusual master bedroom inside their summer house in Russia. They came up with a design that keeps everyone happy. The room now has a large podium for the bed, with two upper levels and a staircase for the kids. Related: “My Space” by Liya Mairson is a Pop-Up Cardboard Playroom For Kids "The family comes to their summer house for the weekend and, like all working people, they dream of having a good sleep on Saturday and Sunday after a hard...

9 fun things you can do during Earth Hour!

Mar 25, 2017: Candlelight dinner via Shutterstock Have a candle-lit dinner using menus from celebrity chefs Celebrate the hour with your partner, friends or family and have a candlelit dinner with your own tasty dishes based on WWF’s Livewell principles, which has…

Incredible edible landscape map shows you where to find free food

Mar 25, 2017: Fruit is abundant if you know where to look. Remnants of old orchards sprout through concrete jungles and along rural roadsides. Falling Fruit, a massive collaborative mapping project, provides fruity foragers with the tools they need to track down a nutritious snack. Beyond satisfying the hunger pangs of the present, Falling Fruit provides individuals and communities with a resource through which they can build resilience in the long term. Through the contributions of people all over the world,...

How to make an amazing grass daybed out of wood pallets

Mar 25, 2017: Related: Via Contemporist…

Leading Global Warming Deniers Just Told Us What They Want Trump to Do

Mar 24, 2017: What does a climate change denier wish for when everything seems possible? With Congress and the White House in agreement on the unimportance of science, there's no need to settle for rolling back President Barack Obama’s environmental agenda one regulation at a time. It's time to get the Environmental Protection Agency out of climate change altogether. To get a sense of what the wish list looks like, the annual conference of the Heartland Institute would be a good place to start. The right-wing think tank that has received funding from ExxonMobil and Koch groups—and is best known for pushing out misinformation on climate change—has sponsored this annual gathering for the last 12 years. This year the theme was "Resetting…

INTERVIEW: With Bridgette Meinhold, Author of 'Urgent Architecture'

Mar 24, 2017: When Inhabitat's Architecture Editor,  Bridgette Meinhold, heard about the earthquake in Haiti in 2010 and the massive devastation it caused, she wanted to help, and was drawn to start investigating different options for temporary shelters and disaster relief…

This ready-made tiny home can be shipped to any destination

Mar 24, 2017: We talk a lot about tiny home renovations, but if you haven't time for all that, now you can order your own ready-made Mobile Home. The tiny structure, designed by Ruzanna Andressa Oganesya, is built on a moving platform and can be transported virtually anywhere. Those looking to go off grid can order it to be delivered to their desired location, coverting it into a forest retreat or an urban home addition. The home arrives ready to use The Mobile Home is a prefab modular construction that...

BIGs looping station design in Paris turns bridge into public space

Mar 24, 2017: Danish firm Bjarke Ingels Group and French studio Silvio D'ascia Architecture unveiled new renderings of their competition-winning designs for a loop-shaped metro station in Paris. Created as part of Société du Grand París’ Grand Paris Express project, the Pont de Bondy station is one of 68 new stations planned for the redevelopment that will expand the existing metro system by 200 kilometers. The sculptural station will include a bridge and tunnel wrapped around a giant atrium next to the riverbank....

Worlds tallest skyscraper design hangs off an orbiting asteroid

Mar 24, 2017: What if your daily commute involved parachuting down to earth rather than being stuck in vehicular traffic? That’s the vision in Clouds Architecture Office’s incredible proposal for a skyscraper suspended off an orbiting asteroid. The design, called Analemma, would be powered by space-based solar panels and capture water in a semi-closed loop system that draws from the moisture in clouds and rainwater. While some may write off Analemma as an early April Fools’ Day joke, we think...

INFOGRAPHIC: The e-waste problem and how to help

Mar 24, 2017: Think of all the electronics in your life: your phone, tv, computer, game systems, USB drives, printers, Blu ray players, even smart devices like switches and home assistants. Now try to picture what happens to all of those things when they die. Over 50 million tons of e-waste are generated every year, and e-waste is nasty stuff. This infographic shows where e-waste ends up, which devices are the biggest culprits and how you can fight the e-waste problem. + Digital Docs…

Only a Few More Hurdles Before Trump's Keystone XL Dream Comes True

Mar 24, 2017: This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Donald Trump announced a "new era of American energy policy" as he signed the presidential permit allowing TransCanada to build the Keystone XL pipeline. "It's going to be an incredible pipeline. Greatest technology known to man. Or woman. And frankly, we're very proud of it," said Trump in the Oval Office on Friday morning. The proposed Keystone XL pipeline will carry 800,000 barrels of tar sands oil from the fields in Alberta, Canada, to Steele City, Nebraska, where it meets another Keystone pipeline to send the oil to refineries on the gulf coast. "This announcement is part of a new era of American energy policy that…

Ancient green building technique helps ease West Africa housing crisis

Mar 24, 2017: People in semi-arid regions of Africa face unique obstacles to overcome housing crises. For years people built roofs and supports with bush timber, but thanks to climate change and deforestation those methods of building aren't feasible. Sheet metal is too expensive an alternative for most rural families, and only lasts at most 10 years. So the Nubian Vault Association, an organization founded by a Burkina Faso farmer and a Frenchman, revitalized an ages-old sustainable technique: mud bricks.

China's coasts threatened by rapidly rising sea levels

Mar 24, 2017: Sea levels are creeping up as temperatures get hotter here on Earth, and China's State Oceanic Administration just revealed worrying information about sea levels along their country's coasts. NASA data shows levels are rising by 3.2 millimeters (mm) to 3.6 mm every year, but the statistics are worse in China according to their oceanic administration. There, compared against levels in 2015, 2016 sea levels were 38 mm higher.

Trump's cuts would have 'devastating impact' on NY, says NY Attorney General

Mar 24, 2017: President Donald Trump's proposed budget cuts to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Superfund program would have a "devastating impact" on New York State, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman declared at a rally at the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn on Tuesday. Joined by activists and lawmakers at what many consider the nation's most polluted waterway, Schneiderman blasted calls to slash the program's funding by more than 30 percent, noting that the move would stymie the progress of cleaning...

State Department to approve permit for Keystone XL

Mar 24, 2017: The Trump administration has announced its intention to reverse Barack Obama’s Keystone XL pipeline decision by March 27, according to a report by Politico. Obama blocked construction of the controversial pipeline 16 months ago, a move hailed by environmentalists and slammed by the oil industry. This should come as no surprise, given that one of Donald Trump’s campaign promises was to push through both Keystone XL and the renewed Dakota Access Pipeline project. The pipeline’s...

5 of the Worst Criminals in Food History

Mar 24, 2017: Like precious gem heists and exotic animal snatching, food crimes come with their fair share of high drama. The details of one seafood kingpin's story are enough for an episode of The Sopranos: Federal agents disguised themselves as Russians and busted fisherman Carlos Rafael for a laundry list of crimes, including mislabeling his catch and selling thousands of pounds of fish under-the-table to a dealer in New York City. For our latest episode of Bite, our food politics podcast, we talked to journalist Ben Goldfarb about his recent Mother Jones feature about this fish tycoon, known as "The Codfather." The interview with Goldfarb begins at 1:24.   "The Codfather has always been kind of a notorious figure in New England," says Goldfarb…

Scott Pruitt Is a Nightmare—But Reagan's EPA Boss Was Worse

Mar 24, 2017: This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. March 25, 1983, business was booming at Harry's Liquor, Wine & Cheese, near the Environmental Protection Agency's Washington, D.C., headquarters. EPA employees were in the mood to party. The agency's top lawyer had just resigned, the latest casualty in a purge of political appointees. Weeks earlier, EPA Administrator Anne Gorsuch Burford had also resigned amid a ballooning controversy over her management of the Superfund program. Agency staff celebrated by springing for eight cases of champagne and six ounces of Russian caviar from Harry's. One employee even took vacation time to sell commemorative T-shirts to his…

World's first zero-emissions hydrogen train aces maiden voyage

Mar 24, 2017: The world’s first hydrogen-powered train recently took its maiden voyage, reaching 50 miles per hour in a passenger-free trial run on a test track in Salzgitter, Germany. The zero-emission Coradia iLint train leaves only water vapor in its wake, is completely silent, and integrates many different innovative elements to propel it down the track. These include clean energy conversion to create electricity, flexible energy storage via batteries, and smart management between traction power and available...

This Climate Denying Lawmaker Has Proposed a Bill to Protect Climate Deniers

Mar 23, 2017: A Maine lawmaker has introduced a bill that will safeguard political speech—with a special focus on climate change deniers. Republican Rep. Lawrence Lockman, who told the Associated Press that whether or not human activity is causing global warming is an open question, proposed legislation that would ban the state from prosecuting people for their "climate change policy preferences." The measure prohibits the state from discriminating against climate change deniers with respect to employment and hiring, and bars any state agencies or departments from refusing to purchase goods and services, or awarding grants and contracts, on the basis of a person's opinion regarding climate change. According to NASA, 97 percent of scientists ackno…

6 delightful tiny library designs from around the world

Mar 23, 2017: In over 50,000 neighborhoods in 70 different countries, children and adults can check out books for free from tiny libraries. The organization behind these free exchanges, Little Free Library, held a Little Free Library Design Competition that drew an astonishing 300 designs from 40 countries. Several of the libraries have sustainable components, some take into account height differences between kids and grownups, and others are just plain fun. Check out the winners after the jump. Related:...

Oil Will Start Flowing Through the Dakota Pipeline Any Moment Now

Mar 23, 2017: This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. As of this week, Bakken oil is expected to flow through the Dakota Access Pipeline under Lake Oahe near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. This development comes as court proceedings continue over the high-profile battle over the pipeline that drew thousands of protestors to North Dakota last year. As law enforcement officers and Indigenous activists faced off near the construction site, the conflict played out in real time on social media, capturing international attention. A District of Columbia court has yet to rule on the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes' claims that the Army Corps of Engineer…

9 simple tips to Feng Shui your home

Mar 23, 2017: Since January is organization month, it's the perfect time of year to start the new year off right with a Feng Shui de-clutter fest give the readers some simple feng shui tips to help your home in order while attracting some positive vibes!! As a bonus, I…

Light-filled Compass House prioritizes low maintenance and energy savings

Mar 23, 2017: Toronto-based superkül architects designed a vacation home for a family of six transitioning back to Canada after living abroad. Set on the grassy plains of Mulmur, Ontario, the 4,300-square-foot dwelling is a striking all-white building that prioritizes low maintenance, natural light, and energy savings. The energy-efficient home was built in two phases, the first of which was certified LEED Gold. Created as a spacious weekend home, the Compass House comprises two volumes arranged in...

Energy Connections 2017 - The Day It All Happened (Part 2)

Mar 23, 2017: Marco Sanelli Thursday, March 23, 2017This is Part Two of a two-part summary of Energy Connections 2017. Click here to read Part One! Session 2 – Renewable Energy Success Stories “Power to the people” is how Andrew Moore defines the essence of T’sou-ke Nation Solar Project, the vision being to make communities more autonomous and self-sufficient. The project incorporates a suite of solar options to produce electricity and hot water. The installers were asked by the band to train at least 12 members and to then employ them to do the job. Ecotourism comprises a significant activity in the band with over 2000 people every year involved with workshops and conservation initi…

Energy Connections 2017 - The Day It All Happened (Part 2)

Mar 23, 2017: Marco Sanelli Thursday, March 23, 2017This is Part Two of a two-part summary of Energy Connections 2017. Click here to read Part One! Session 2 – Renewable Energy Success Stories “Power to the people” is how Andrew Moore defines the essence of T’sou-ke Nation Solar Project, the vision being to make communities more autonomous and self-sufficient. The project incorporates a suite of solar options to produce electricity and hot water. The installers were asked by the band to train at least 12 members and to then employ them to do the job. Ecotourism comprises a significant activity in the band with over 2000 people every year involved with workshops and conservation initi…

Energy Connections 2017 - The Day It All Happened (Part 2)

Mar 23, 2017: Marco Sanelli Thursday, March 23, 2017This is Part Two of a two-part summary of Energy Connections 2017. Click here to read Part One! Session 2 – Renewable Energy Success Stories “Power to the people” is how Andrew Moore defines the essence of T’sou-ke Nation Solar Project, the vision being to make communities more autonomous and self-sufficient. The project incorporates a suite of solar options to produce electricity and hot water. The installers were asked by the band to train at least 12 members and to then employ them to do the job. Ecotourism comprises a significant activity in the band with over 2000 people every year involved with workshops and conservation initi…

Energy Connections 2017 - The Day It All Happened (Part 2)

Mar 23, 2017: Marco Sanelli Thursday, March 23, 2017This is Part Two of a two-part summary of Energy Connections 2017. Click here to read Part One! Session 2 – Renewable Energy Success Stories “Power to the people” is how Andrew Moore defines the essence of T’sou-ke Nation Solar Project, the vision being to make communities more autonomous and self-sufficient. The project incorporates a suite of solar options to produce electricity and hot water. The installers were asked by the band to train at least 12 members and to then employ them to do the job. Ecotourism comprises a significant activity in the band with over 2000 people every year involved with workshops and conservation initi…

Energy Connections 2017 - The Day It All Happened (Part 2)

Mar 23, 2017: Marco Sanelli Thursday, March 23, 2017This is Part Two of a two-part summary of Energy Connections 2017. Click here to read Part One! Session 2 – Renewable Energy Success Stories “Power to the people” is how Andrew Moore defines the essence of T’sou-ke Nation Solar Project, the vision being to make communities more autonomous and self-sufficient. The project incorporates a suite of solar options to produce electricity and hot water. The installers were asked by the band to train at least 12 members and to then employ them to do the job. Ecotourism comprises a significant activity in the band with over 2000 people every year involved with workshops and conservation initi…

Energy Connections 2017 - The Day It All Happened (Part 2)

Mar 23, 2017: Marco Sanelli Thursday, March 23, 2017This is Part Two of a two-part summary of Energy Connections 2017. Click here to read Part One! Session 2 – Renewable Energy Success Stories “Power to the people” is how Andrew Moore defines the essence of T’sou-ke Nation Solar Project, the vision being to make communities more autonomous and self-sufficient. The project incorporates a suite of solar options to produce electricity and hot water. The installers were asked by the band to train at least 12 members and to then employ them to do the job. Ecotourism comprises a significant activity in the band with over 2000 people every year involved with workshops and conservation initi…

Energy Connections 2017 - The Day It All Happened (Part 2)

Mar 23, 2017: Marco Sanelli Thursday, March 23, 2017This is Part Two of a two-part summary of Energy Connections 2017. Click here to read Part One! Session 2 – Renewable Energy Success Stories “Power to the people” is how Andrew Moore defines the essence of T’sou-ke Nation Solar Project, the vision being to make communities more autonomous and self-sufficient. The project incorporates a suite of solar options to produce electricity and hot water. The installers were asked by the band to train at least 12 members and to then employ them to do the job. Ecotourism comprises a significant activity in the band with over 2000 people every year involved with workshops and conservation initi…

Energy Connections 2017 - The Day It All Happened (Part 2)

Mar 23, 2017: Marco Sanelli Thursday, March 23, 2017This is Part Two of a two-part summary of Energy Connections 2017. Click here to read Part One! Session 2 – Renewable Energy Success Stories “Power to the people” is how Andrew Moore defines the essence of T’sou-ke Nation Solar Project, the vision being to make communities more autonomous and self-sufficient. The project incorporates a suite of solar options to produce electricity and hot water. The installers were asked by the band to train at least 12 members and to then employ them to do the job. Ecotourism comprises a significant activity in the band with over 2000 people every year involved with workshops and conservation initi…

Energy Connections 2017 - The Day It All Happened (Part 2)

Mar 23, 2017: Marco Sanelli Thursday, March 23, 2017This is Part Two of a two-part summary of Energy Connections 2017. Click here to read Part One! Session 2 – Renewable Energy Success Stories “Power to the people” is how Andrew Moore defines the essence of T’sou-ke Nation Solar Project, the vision being to make communities more autonomous and self-sufficient. The project incorporates a suite of solar options to produce electricity and hot water. The installers were asked by the band to train at least 12 members and to then employ them to do the job. Ecotourism comprises a significant activity in the band with over 2000 people every year involved with workshops and conservation initi…

Energy Connections 2017 - The Day It All Happened (Part 2)

Mar 23, 2017: Marco Sanelli Thursday, March 23, 2017This is Part Two of a two-part summary of Energy Connections 2017. Click here to read Part One! Session 2 – Renewable Energy Success Stories “Power to the people” is how Andrew Moore defines the essence of T’sou-ke Nation Solar Project, the vision being to make communities more autonomous and self-sufficient. The project incorporates a suite of solar options to produce electricity and hot water. The installers were asked by the band to train at least 12 members and to then employ them to do the job. Ecotourism comprises a significant activity in the band with over 2000 people every year involved with workshops and conservation initi…

Energy Connections 2017 - The Day It All Happened (Part 2)

Mar 23, 2017: Marco Sanelli Thursday, March 23, 2017This is Part Two of a two-part summary of Energy Connections 2017. Click here to read Part One! Session 2 – Renewable Energy Success Stories “Power to the people” is how Andrew Moore defines the essence of T’sou-ke Nation Solar Project, the vision being to make communities more autonomous and self-sufficient. The project incorporates a suite of solar options to produce electricity and hot water. The installers were asked by the band to train at least 12 members and to then employ them to do the job. Ecotourism comprises a significant activity in the band with over 2000 people every year involved with workshops and conservation initi…

Energy Connections 2017 - The Day It All Happened (Part 2)

Mar 23, 2017: Marco Sanelli Thursday, March 23, 2017This is Part Two of a two-part summary of Energy Connections 2017. Click here to read Part One! Session 2 – Renewable Energy Success Stories “Power to the people” is how Andrew Moore defines the essence of T’sou-ke Nation Solar Project, the vision being to make communities more autonomous and self-sufficient. The project incorporates a suite of solar options to produce electricity and hot water. The installers were asked by the band to train at least 12 members and to then employ them to do the job. Ecotourism comprises a significant activity in the band with over 2000 people every year involved with workshops and conservation initi…

Energy Connections 2017 - The Day It All Happened (Part 2)

Mar 23, 2017: Marco Sanelli Thursday, March 23, 2017This is Part Two of a two-part summary of Energy Connections 2017. Click here to read Part One! Session 2 – Renewable Energy Success Stories “Power to the people” is how Andrew Moore defines the essence of T’sou-ke Nation Solar Project, the vision being to make communities more autonomous and self-sufficient. The project incorporates a suite of solar options to produce electricity and hot water. The installers were asked by the band to train at least 12 members and to then employ them to do the job. Ecotourism comprises a significant activity in the band with over 2000 people every year involved with workshops and conservation initi…

Energy Connections 2017 - The Day It All Happened (Part 2)

Mar 23, 2017: Marco Sanelli Thursday, March 23, 2017This is Part Two of a two-part summary of Energy Connections 2017. Click here to read Part One! Session 2 – Renewable Energy Success Stories “Power to the people” is how Andrew Moore defines the essence of T’sou-ke Nation Solar Project, the vision being to make communities more autonomous and self-sufficient. The project incorporates a suite of solar options to produce electricity and hot water. The installers were asked by the band to train at least 12 members and to then employ them to do the job. Ecotourism comprises a significant activity in the band with over 2000 people every year involved with workshops and conservation initi…

Energy Connections 2017 - The Day It All Happened (Part 2)

Mar 23, 2017: Marco Sanelli Thursday, March 23, 2017This is Part Two of a two-part summary of Energy Connections 2017. Click here to read Part One! Session 2 – Renewable Energy Success Stories “Power to the people” is how Andrew Moore defines the essence of T’sou-ke Nation Solar Project, the vision being to make communities more autonomous and self-sufficient. The project incorporates a suite of solar options to produce electricity and hot water. The installers were asked by the band to train at least 12 members and to then employ them to do the job. Ecotourism comprises a significant activity in the band with over 2000 people every year involved with workshops and conservation initi…