Mount Fuji house by Hiroki Tominaga Atelier has a unique angular roof that protects the home from heavy snow

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Shigeru Ban Wins the 2014 Pritzker Prize!

March 24, 2014 by  
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It’s official: this year’s Pritzker Prize goes to Shigeru Ban – one of Inhabitat’s favorite architects! The accomplished Japanese architect is well-known for his experimental and environmentally conscientious designs built from low-cost and recyclable materials such as cardboard tubes and shipping containers. A leader in disaster relief design work, Ban made waves with his recently completed Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch , an incredible temporary replacement for the cathedral destroyed in a 2011 earthquake. In announcing the 56-year-old, Tokyo-based architect, Tom Pritzker said: “Shigeru Ban’s commitment to humanitarian causes through his disaster relief work is an example for all. Innovation is not limited by building type and compassion is not limited by budget. Shigeru has made our world a better place.” Read the rest of Shigeru Ban Wins the 2014 Pritzker Prize! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2014 Pritzker Prize , architecture awards , earthquake resistant building , pritzker , pritzker architecture laureate , pritzker prize announcement , pritzker prize architect        

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Staggering Environmental Impact of Funerals

March 24, 2014 by  
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We often talk about environmental footprints and lifecycle analysis – but what about the afterlife ? Did you know that each year the funeral industry uses 6 billion tons of concrete, 800,000 gallons of formaldehyde, and the wood equivalent of 4 million acres of forest? Cremation isn’t much better – services in North America use enough fossil fuel to drive halfway to the sun each year. Qeepr recently launched a new infographic that shows the environmental impact of funerals – check it out after the break! The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: The Staggering Environmental Impact of Funerals Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cremation , environmental destruction , Funeral , funeral industry , funerals , green afterlife , green design , green funeral , infographic , sustainable design        

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Ultra-Compact “Near House” is a Small Space Marvel in Japan

October 25, 2010 by  
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LAST DAY to Enter the Recycled Denim Challenge!

October 24, 2010 by  
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Hey crafters – don’t miss your chance to show of your stuff and win a $200 Gap shopping spree! If you haven’t already submitted your entry in the Recycled Denim Challenge , the awesome design competition that our sister site Ecouterre is running in partnership with Gap 1969 Stream , what are you waiting for?

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Mystical Mt. Fuji is Tourist-Polluted

September 8, 2010 by  
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Image from oldphotosjapan : Mount Fuji in Clear Weather by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) Mt. Fuji in Japan is one of the most famous and iconic mountains in the world; it has been the subject of endless photographs, poems and paintings over the centuries

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Obese Orangutan Finds a Healthier New Home

September 8, 2010 by  
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Photo via The Telegraph Oshine the orangutan has a bit of a weight problem . After being kept as a pet for 13 years, lazing around and eating junk-food , the portly primate ballooned up to 220 pounds – but she should soon be on the right track to a hea… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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