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Residential Community Wrapped in a Living Wall

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MAD Architects have designed a new residential community in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, which will feature a large living façade. The housing development will be raised high above the street and is dubbed 8600 Wilshire. Its designers aim to bring nature back to this inner city neighborhood. Apart from the living wall façade, the complex will also have a large enclosed garden.

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Another Great Temporary Shelter Design

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The so-called Temporary Shelter was recently constructed in Nepal to offer the displaced a basic, and flexible shelter that can be built by unskilled workers in three days. Like IKEA’s Better Shelter, S House and other such affordable solutions for the poor or those affected by natural or other disasters, Temporary Shelter should go a long away to helping these vulnerable groups in Nepal.

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A Very Cozy Tiny Treehouse Retreat

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Geoff de Ruiter, a PhD student at the University of Northern British Columbia recently built his own tiny treehouse, which he called the Raven Loft. It is suspended 17 feet (5.1 m) off the ground and it cost him just $8,200 to complete, mostly since a lot of the materials used to construct the tree house were salvaged, reused, or repurposed. Read more »

Couple Builds Tiny Home From Old Camper

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Sometimes building a tiny home from scratch is just too much work or too expansive, which is why creative solutions are always welcome. That’s exactly what North Carolina couple Julia Fowler and her boyfriend came up with. They turned a 1984 Fleetwood Prowler, which is a fifth-wheel model camper that fits over a truck, into a cozy tiny home which they plan to take on the road soon. Read more »

Vertical Gardens for Everyone

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Pod Plants, as this innovative vertical garden is called, was designed and created by Chris Wilkins from Australia. He spent eight years developing it, working closely with Sydney University, and the concept finally got the recognition it deserves when it won the 2014 Australian Innovation Challenge for its unique solution to indoor vertical gardens and green spaces.

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Awesome Office Conversion Using Pallets

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Pallets are sturdy and abundant, and therefore a great material for upcycling to meet a number of architecture and design needs. A Tokyo based firm Hiroki Tominaga Atelier recently used them in a unique office space renovation. What’s more, they were able to do so without the end result looking like a DIY project.

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