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Ars Natura: Magical Plastiquarium

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David Edgar's colorful marine creatures give new form and meaning to product packaging.

I recently met Beth Terry, the author of a great blog on plastic pollution called Fake Plastic Fish (and a definitive resource on our culture’s obsession with plastics) at a very sobering event – the return from an expedition to Midway Island with photographer Chris Jordan, who traveled there with a film crew to document the “plastic graveyard.” Midway is literally “midway” from......read more

gh3 architects: Photographer's Studio

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Eco-design in the Canadian Shield.

This compact glass form, designed by Toronto's gh3 architects, sits on a granite plinth at the edge of Stoney Lake, Ontario. With a transparent, north-facing facade that's continuously bathed in diffuse light, the structure is perfectly suited for its intended use as a photographer's studio. From the outset, ecological considerations factored into the design. The granite’s......read more

Elm & Willow House

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Sustainable design for the family.

Australian architectural firm Architects Eat recently has completed the restoration of the existing Edwardian house and named it as ELM & Willow House. The U-shaped plan was organized to enclose a courtyard, which to provide a series of visual layering between the spaces, while also creating a better relationship between inside and outside. "Our intention was to create an “Inside is......read more

An inflatable flower installation grows in Jerusalem's Vallero Square by HQ architects. They are calling it Warde. The flowers fill with air when pedestrians pass by and deflates when they walk away. All four flowers also open when the tram arrives to provide cover for the pedestrians as they step off the tram. The nine by nine meter installation was part of an effort by the......read more

Solar-Powered Safari Lodge in Botswana

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From Architects Michaelis Boyd and Nick Plewman

Within Botswana's lush Okavango Delta sits the standout Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge, designed with its breathtaking surroundings in mind. Architects Michaelis Boyd and Nick Plewman based the curvaceous structure's cocoon-like design on the pangolin, an endangered scaly creature that is native to the diverse African bush. The building itself not only blends in......read more

Fresh Water Swimming Pool for London Cleansed by Plants, Not Chemicals

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From Rotterdam Studio, Ooze Architects, and Artist Marietta Potrc

Londoners will have a freshwater, natural pool at their disposal in King's Cross beginning in May. Designed by Rotterdam Studio, Ooze architects and artist Marietica Potrc the chemical-free outdoor pool is the first of its kind in the UK.  The King’s Cross Swimming Pool is a manmade, freshwater pond kept clean and filtered through natural processes. At forty meters long, the pool will......read more

Glass Prefab Cabin by 2by4 Architects

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A perfectly compact getaway in the Dutch countryside

Architects of generic, gargantuan McMansions could stand to learn a thing or two from 2by4 Architects, the Rotterdam-based firm behind the design of this compact recreational home in the Dutch countryside. At only 225 square feet, the Island House leaves a tiny footprint without sacrificing any of the client's needs in terms of comfort or views. The glass prefab is designed for......read more

The Big SHFT: David Hertz, Repurposed

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Sustainability is second nature to one of California's most innovative architects

David Hertz is widely recognized as one of green design's leading innovators. At the Studio of Environmental Architecture, the LA-based design firm he founded, Hertz focuses primarily on custom residential projects with particular experience in climate responsive, environmentally sustainable homes. He is perhaps best known for the seminal Wing House, an imaginative Malibu residence constructed......read more

The ABC of Architects

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Get learned on contemporary architecture with this animated crash course

For the design nerds out there who can name celebrated architects and buildings off the top of your dome, this may be old hat. But for the rest of us, "The ABC of Architects" is the perfect primer on contemporary architecture. Created by Vimeo user fedelpeye, the quirky animation runs through famous architects in alphabetical order, displaying their name and nationality alongside an......read more

The Pierre by Olson Kundig Architects

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A San Juan Islands retreat merges with its natural surroundings

As we've mentioned previously, Seattle firm Olson Kundig Architects does modern retreats as well as anyone. The Pierre, a concrete bungalow in the San Juan Islands, is yet another fine example. Created for a client who expressed her affection for the rocky outcrops on her property, the structure is nestled cozily into said rocks, and in fact takes its name from the French word for......read more

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