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Migratory barnacle geese threatened by rapidly rising Arctic temperatures

Migrating barnacle geese that lay their eggs in the Arctic zones of northern Russia are becoming confounded by earlier springs in their traditional …

Birds

Studio Gang to “sustainably grow” Toronto with this energy-efficient tower

American architecture practice Studio Gang has unveiled designs for One Delisle, a new residential tower that marks the firm’s first foray in Canada. …

Yonge Street

This chic Moganshan resort celebrates the local Chinese landscape

Blessed with serene mountain vistas and a rich history, Moganshan also boasts a wide array of beautiful resorts including Anadu, a new rural retreat …

tea room

An energy-efficient extension in Melbourne captures the owners’ adventurous spirits

A century-old Edwardian home has been updated with an airy and environmentally-friendly extension in Melbourne, Australia. Commissioned by clients …

Architecture

A former leather tannery is transformed into an apartment trio in Lisbon

Lisbon-based architecture firm Aurora Arquitectos has breathed new life into a former leather tannery in the capital of Portugal. Five years in the …

Architecture

Unusual Kerplunk House is envisioned as a “miniature forest” in the desert

Design collective I STIFFEN THEE has completed Kerplunk House, a tiny cabin in the desert with an eye-catching arrangement of exposed wood piercing …

Miniature

FDA re-appropriates the term 'milk,' to potential benefit of dairy industry

In a potential blow to almond and soy milk producers, the FDA plans to crack down on the usage of the term “milk” to refer to nondairy products. …

FDA

Jane Goodall and conservationists move to obtain bear hunting licences in Wyoming

Grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park are in danger as Wyoming opens up its first bear hunt since the Endangered Species Act was passed in 1973. …

Wildlife

This weekend home in Mexico blends in with the forest landscape

Mexican architecture firm AM30 Taller de Arquitectura has inserted a site-specific weekend home into a forested location in Atemajac de Brizuela, a …

Dining Rooms

UNStudio completes a marina with a luxe yacht-like clubhouse in China

UNStudio’s Asia office recently completed the Keppel Cove Marina & Clubhouse, a massive waterfront complex in the city of Zhongshan in China’s …

Architecture

Girl Scouts introduces 30 new badges with emphasis on the environment and STEM

Girl Scouts of the USA has released 30 new badges with emphasis on environmental advocacy and STEM. The new badges round out last year’s issuance of …

Girl Scouts

Danish-inspired holiday cabin is a dreamy Pacific Northwest hideout

Seattle-based design practice Prentiss + Balance + Wickline Architects is no stranger to creating charming cabins that embrace nature in the Pacific …

Outdoors

A 19th century building is reborn as solar-powered temporary housing for families in need

No matter where you live or what you do for a living, there’s always a chance that fate will take a few bad turns, leaving you and your family in …

Design

An updated Scandinavian summer cottage weaves Japanese influences throughout

There are few better places to spend a Scandinavian summer than in a breezy cottage by the water. One stellar example is the Summer House completed …

Architecture

This minimalist timber writer’s studio in Switzerland is suspended in mid-air

Most writers need a quiet space to gather their thoughts and work. Tapping into this need for solitude, Oslo-based Rintala Eggertsson Architects …

Architecture

Mount Kilauea transforms Hawaii's coastline with the birth of a new island

Mount Kilauea may have disappeared from the news for a while, but it isn’t done surprising us yet: the Hawaiian volcano has officially created a new …

Geology

Adorable prefab nursery in Greece mimics a tiny urban village

For design collective KLAB Architecture (Kinetic Lab of Architecture), one of the biggest challenges with public buildings in Greece is the lack of …

Design

An old bungalow is transformed into an award-winning home with a modern extension

Los Angeles-based Edward Ogosta Architecture has breathed new life into a 70-year-old bungalow by adding a modern extension fitted with massive …

Culver City

The Eye of the Storm dome home can withstand hurricanes — and it's officially on the market

Beachfront homes on Sullivan’s Island off Charleston, South Carolina are among the most magnificent dwellings in the country. With vistas that seem …

Weather

Energy-plus home is a beacon of sustainability in Tel Aviv

Israeli architecture firm Geotectura recently completed a striking modern home that can produce more energy than it needs. Located in Tel Aviv, the …

Tel Aviv

Midcentury, Scandinavian-inspired Canadian chalet gets a spectacular renovation

An aging chalet in Canada that was facing demolition has been completely turned around thanks to a stunning renovation led by Montreal-based design …

Architecture

This massive Sun Ray could sustainably power 220 homes in Melbourne

What if renewable energy infrastructure could be both functional and beautiful? Exploring that notion is Italian architectural practice Antonio …

Renewable Energy

Futuristic library pops up in an ancient Chinese city

Incredible, futuristic-looking libraries have been taking root across China, including in one of the country’s most famous ancient cities, Xi’an. …

Architecture

This yurt-inspired modern cabin is a holiday getaway in Slovakia

Bratislava-based architect Peter Jurkovič of JRKVC has designed a contemporary cabin by the lake that takes inspiration from traditional yurts. …

Central Asia

Escape into nature at Alberto Kalach’s timber cabins in Oaxaca

Renowned Mexican architect Alberto Kalach has designed a series of idyllic timber cabins along the Pacific Ocean in Oaxaca, Mexico. Available to rent …

Oaxaca

This beautiful planted bridge doubles as a public gathering place in China

When Beijing-based practice DnA Design and Architecture was tapped to renovate an old stone masonry bridge in Zhejiang, China, founding architect Xu …

Architecture

Derelict property transformed into a vibrant, sunny hostel in Portugal

When design firms Aurora Arquitectos and Furo were asked to transform an old building in the Portuguese coastal resort town of Cascais into a hip …

Architecture

Lush green roof camouflages the Chameleon Villa into the Indonesian tropics

True to its name, the Chameleon Villa is a residence that seamlessly blends into its forested surroundings in Bali thanks to its integration of a …

Design

Glass elements dramatically open up a solar-powered Sydney home

In Sydney’s affluent suburb of Kirribilli, a contemporary solar-powered home stands out from its Victorian manor neighbors. Local design practice …

Off-grid

UN Environment and Yale present a sustainable tiny home in NYC

U.N. Environment and Yale University’s School of Architecture has unveiled an innovative tiny home that explores the intersection of policy and …

Sustainability