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Stanford: California Can be Powered by 100% Renewable Energy by 2050

A new study by a team from Stanford presents a “roadmap” for converting California’s all-purpose energy infrastructure over to renewable sources by …

Renewable Energy

Grand Cancun eco island cleans up the ocean while generating renewable energy

Richard Moreta Castillo has envisioned a grand offshore marine platform on stilts to commemorate the 50th anniversary of beginning of Cancun's …

Renewable Energy

Divergence House / FOS

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Situated inside an existing lush garden in the middle of one of Bangkok's expatriate areas, Divergence …

Control VR Virtual Reality Motion Capture Glove (video)

Control VR have this week taken the wraps off their new virtual reality motion capture glove that can be used in conjunction with virtual reality …

Walk Through Awesome Tunnels Designed to Resemble the Roots of a Tree in This Eco Art Installation!

Visitors to the Museu de Arte Contemporanea da Universidade in Sao Paulo can dive into the depths of an awesome cave-like installation by artist …

Rebuild By Design Competition Winners Announced - $1 Billion Awarded to Protect East Coast From Future Storms

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) just unveiled six winning proposals for the Rebuild by Design competition developed to …

Ecology

Submit Your Architecture Projects to the 2014 Holcim Awards – $2 Million in Prize Money Awarded!

THE HOLCIM AWARDS IS NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES!<p>Since accepting its first application back in 2005, the Holcim Awards has recognized more that 150 …

Glyph “Personal Theater” Goggles Beat $250K Kickstarter Goal In Four Hours

It only took four hours for the Glyph, a head-mounted “personal theater” from Avegant, to reach its $250,000 funding goal on Kickstarter.<p>Unlike the Oculus Rift’s focus on virtual reality, or Google Glass which forces a heads-up display into every facet of life, the Glyph is a media-centric device. …

Crazy Hoverbike is Capable of Flying to 10,000 Feet

Even though this crazy hoverbike hasn’t yet left the inventor’s neighborhood, the high-flying invention has some amazing potential. Designed by …

Organic Cities: An Adaptive Plan for a Desert Megalopolis in the UAE

These organic buildings designed by Luca Curci Architects could one day create a coastal megalopolis in the United Arab Emirates. Organic Cities is a …

Architecture

Top 5: Gaming Tech We Want In 2014

MEKA reinvents shipping container housing

Shipping containers are wonderful things- for shipping. They are part of an elaborate and extensive infrastructure for moving goods cheaply and …

Plant-Based Cellulose Super Material is as Stiff as Steel

Recent scientific findings that unveil the remarkable structural performance of plants could completely change what we think of as “green …

Practical Utopias: Exploration of Asian Mega-Buildings and Urbanism Comes to NYC's Center for Architecture

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Futuristic Zayed National Museum Cooled with Wing-Shaped Steel Towers

With Masdar City, Foster & Partners was the first international architecture firm to design buildings in Abu Dhabi that borrow from the region’s …

nARCHITECTs' adAPT NYC Micro Apartments Feature Convertible Furniture and Multi-Use Rooms

1/15<p>narchitects adAPT lead<p>Last week, Mayor Bloomberg awarded nARCHITECTS, Monadnock Development LLC and Actors Fund HDC as the winners of the adAPT …

Living Hedge Building is Completely Wrapped in Ivy

Andre Kempe and Oliver Thill‘s Hedge Building is a beautiful garden-clad pavilion that has ivy creeping across every wall! The German architects …

Architecture

Dazzling STARPATH Pavement Lights Up the Night With Stored Solar Energy

UK-based company Pro-Teq has developed a glow-in-the-dark product called “STARPATH” that can be applied to virtually any pavement surface to provide …

Super Efficient Transparent Solar Cells Could Turn Windows into Clean Energy Generators

Imagine windows powering homes, office buildings, and even airplanes. That fantasy might not be far from reality thanks to the latest breakthroughs …

ZA Architects Propose an Underground Colony on Mars

With the advent of technologies such as 3D printers that can operate in space and genetically engineered brick-forming bacteria, the idea of building …

Breakthroughs

Fun chalkboard-covered passive house explores public/private space in Belgium

Usually parents get upset when their children draw on the wall - but not at this house in Asse, Belgium. The single family home features a playground …

JPMorgan Chase Headquarters Renovation Achieves LEED Platinum Status

JPMorgan Chase’s recently renovated global headquarters on Park Avenue in New York City has achieved LEED Platinum status! The newly greened building …

Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Solar-Powered Floating Island is an Off-Shore Green Retreat

What could be a better eco retreat than drifting along the coastline in your own self-sustaining floating resort? Designed by Michele Puzzolante, …

TREETOP OFFICE: Eat Your Heart Out, Cubicle Warrior

One look at this office nestled amid the treetops and you might contemplate how to change your life in order to have a workspace with such an …