Meditative lakeside Prism Cabin reveals Bordeaux through stained-glass windows

September 27, 2017 by  
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This pyramid-shaped cabin in France features beautiful stained glass windows and lookout towers that offer unique views of the surrounding landscape. Visual artist Lou Andréa Lassalle designed the Prism Cabin to allow occupants to rediscover the world around them through the colors cast from its faceted windows. The cabin comprises part of the Refuges Périurbains project, which offers overnight stays in temporary installations built all around the periphery of Bordeaux. Related: Kengo Kuma’s Transparent Temporary Shelter Pays Homage to Classic Japanese Literature Built by Zebra3 , the pyramid-shaped structure reveals unsuspected aspects of the landscape through color and shape. The designers say it “evokes the esotericism of the water bank where local fish, monsters from the depths, high voltage towers and natural fog mix.” Full of playful design features, the cabin includes lookout towers built in the shape of the Great Sphinx. It can host up to eight people at once and encourages people to reconnect with Bordeaux’s gorgeous landscapes. + Lou Andréa Lassalle + Zebra3 + Refuges Périurbains Via Treehugger Photos by Lou Andréa Lassalle

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A massive London church is transformed into an extraordinary luxury home

July 15, 2015 by  
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A sculptural timber roof addition turns a crumbling holiday home into a sustainable forest getaway

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Rather than tear down a crumbling 1950s holiday home in the Netherlands, Bloot Architecture decided to turn the residence into a sustainable escape that feels like a modern day treehouse. The accomplish this, the team created a sculptural rooftop extension that climbs out of the original structure and seeks it’s way towards the trees of the surrounding forest. A new new off-grid solar system provides energy, and a wood stove provides warmth in the winter. Wastewater now ends up in a septic tank filtered by a halophyte filter. The rooftop extension was constructed out of timber, with flax insulation, and the facades and roofing  were covered with untreated Larch cladding. It offers space for two bedrooms and a landing with a wash table. Hanging stairs in the existing living room provides access to the new extension. The beds and storage space are built-in so no further furniture will be needed, maximizing space and creating a home that harmonizes with the natural surroundings. + Bloot Architecture 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!

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Rather than tear down a crumbling 1950s holiday home in the Netherlands, Bloot Architecture decided to turn the residence into a sustainable escape that feels like a modern day treehouse. The accomplish this, the team created a sculptural rooftop extension that climbs out of the original structure and seeks it’s way towards the trees of the surrounding forest. A new new off-grid solar system provides energy, and a wood stove provides warmth in the winter. Wastewater now ends up in a septic tank filtered by a halophyte filter. The rooftop extension was constructed out of timber, with flax insulation, and the facades and roofing  were covered with untreated Larch cladding. It offers space for two bedrooms and a landing with a wash table. Hanging stairs in the existing living room provides access to the new extension. The beds and storage space are built-in so no further furniture will be needed, maximizing space and creating a home that harmonizes with the natural surroundings. + Bloot Architecture 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!

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The 2015 Serpentine Gallery is a colorful cocoon that filters light like stained glass

June 19, 2015 by  
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INFOGRAPHIC: Why are my plants turning yellow?

June 19, 2015 by  
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Even the greenest of thumbs are sometimes puzzled by their plants’ yellow leaves, but that yellow pattern can actually tell you a lot about what kind of problems your plant is having. That’s why Safer Brand created this infographic so that you can easily determine what your plant needs to stay green and healthy. Potted plants are particularly susceptible to yellow leaves, most commonly because lack of sun indoors and water. The upper part of the graphic explains how to determine if you are getting the right balance of sunlight and water. Check out the lower half of the graphic to view six of the most common nutrient deficiencies that cause a plant’s leaves to turn yellow. Besides showing you the signs, it will also list an organic way to fix your yellow leaf problem. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: Why are my plants turning yellow? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: dying plants , Gardening , gardening tips , green thumb , house plant gardening , house plants , infographics , organic gardening , plant growing tips , plants turning yellow , reader submission , safer brand , yellowing leavings

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This mind-reading device can turn your thoughts into text

June 19, 2015 by  
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Brain-computer interfaces are nothing new—several companies have developed technologies that allow one to conduct a number of pre-determined activities, such as moving a cursor, by monitoring brain waves. But one group of researchers at the National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies and the State University of New York at Albany are hoping to take that concept a step further, and have successfully tested what may be the world’s first “brain to text” interface—a device that can read ones mind and translate those thoughts to digital text. Read the rest of This mind-reading device can turn your thoughts into text Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: brain computer , brain computer interface , brain to text , Design for Health , internet of brains , mind-reading , neuroscience , speech recognition programs , suny

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Zecc Architects Transform Utrecht Church into Striking Modern Home

February 4, 2014 by  
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Kayak Instructor Builds Tiny Woodland Home for $11,000

February 4, 2014 by  
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Plans for World Trade Center Liberty Park Include 300-Foot Living Wall

February 4, 2014 by  
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Plans for the World Trade Center site’s Liberty Park have been pretty hush hush up until now, but AECOM recently revealed new renderings of the elevated space at a community board meeting. The images show a lush public plaza with views of the 9/11 Memorial as well as a 300-ft living wall that wraps around the side of the park. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “living wall” , 911 memorial , aecom , Baltic ivy , battery park city , Dogwoods , Elevated Parks in New York , Financial DIstrict , Joseph E. Brown , Liberty Park , Liberty Street Park , lower Manhattan , mini garden , pan¬oramic viewpoints , Parkland , periwinkle , Port Authority of New York and New Jersey , santiago calatrava , St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church , Vehicle Security Center , winter creeper , world trade center , World Trade Center Park , World Trade Center Redesign , World Trade Center Vehicle Security Center , WTC Park , WTC Site , WTC Vehicle Security Center        

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