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Studio KCA: Head In the Clouds

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Designers Jason Klimoski and Lesley Chang transform discarded containers into fluffy clouds

Every year in June, New York City’s Governors Island plays host to FIGMENT, an art and cultural festival that transforms the island a large-scale collaborative artwork. The 2013 edition will feature this winning sculptural entry from Studio Klimoski Chang Architects called "Head In the Clouds."  Riffing on the image of daydreaming in the park, designers Jason Klimoski......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

Nest: Ecologic Pavilion by Studio 1984

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Pastoral vibes abound in this low impact retreat in Alsace, France

With "Nest," Paris-based architects Studio 1984 have created a nature retreat that would make Thoreau and Emerson proud. Designed for the Archi 20 competition, the small pavillion pays homage to traditional agricultural structures in the French Alsace region where it was built. But while the reference to rural heritage is strong, the building features future-forward technical innovations in......read more

Fincube by Studio Aisslinger

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This sustainable, transportable home is the epitome of natural high-tech

Berlin-based architectural outfit Studio Aisslinger has created what may be the most stunning modular home ever built. The conceptual building, dubbed Fincube, is "nomadic" in the sense that it can be easily dismantled and reassembled on a new site. The prototype, pictured above, has been constructed near Bozen in Northern Italy, almost 4,000 feet above sea level, with the Dolomite......read more

Lifepod: A Portable Living Capsule

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From Kyu Che Studio

San Francisco-based architecture and design studio Kyu Che developed a sustainable and portable capsule unit called ‘Lifepod’. The concept design is based on the Mongolian ger, a round tent covered with skins typically used by nomads, it also takes a page from automotive RV technologies. Conceived in 1997, the idea aims to let users escape into a forest, lake or beach in a......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

Paper Mammals by Estudio Guardabosques

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Geometric sculptures of animals crafted in paper

Estudio Guardabosques is the studio of Caro Silvero and Juan Elizalde, a Buenos Aires-based couple who collaborate on papercraft projects for both editorial and artistic purposes. From the pair's impressive portfolio comes Paper Mammals, an ongoing sculpture series depicting mammals in geometric paper forms. The paper works show off some amazing craftsmanship, with both well known and......read more

Green Box by Act Romegialli Architects

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A plant-wrapped studio retreat in the Italian Alps

In the burgeoning field of sustainable architecture, green roofs and living walls are commonplace. But Italian architects Act Romegialli take planted exteriors to a whole new level of awesome by covering an entire building in plantlife. Situated in the Italian Alps, Green Box is a disused garage that the architects repurposed into a gorgeous garden retreat. By building a lightweight steel frame......read more

Dwelling of the Day: Profile House

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Beautiful residential design by Melbourne's Black Line One X Architecture Studio

The Profile House, designed by Black Line One X Architecture Studio (BLOXAS), is an expressive homage to the industrial character of  Brunswick East, a neighborhood in Melbourne's inner north. Seeking an addition to their Californian Bungalow, the clients emphasized the sustainable performance of their future home. They also wanted a space with a feeling of openness, lightness, and visual......read more

Submerged Sculptures by Forlane 6 Studio

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A deep diving artist duo creates amazing underwater art from marine trash

There's no missing the message behind the work of scuba diving artists Mathieu Goussin and Hortense Le Calvez. The creative duo's flowing, underwater sculptures made of common oceanic trash make a direct statement on the issue of marine pollution. Goussin and Le Calvez call themselves Forlane 6, after the 40 year-old sailboat they call home. Both are deep sea diving professionals who earn their......read more

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