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    Indoor Camping In A Hostel. Confused?

    Nowadays, less and less people are staying in hotels and instead, are opting for more affordable, more sociable options like Airbnb, Couchsurfing, camping, and hostels to rest their weary heads on their jollies. Embracing this trend, Beijing-based Cao Pu Studio have designed ...
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    Shipping Container House Takes Jumping the Shark to New Heights

    Yup, when it’s a hundred and ten degrees in the California desert, there is no better place to be than inside a shipping container. What could be more comfortable than a steel box? Oh, wait — according to architect James Whitaker ...
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    Living Large in a Tight Space: Domino Loft in San Francisco

    If you don’t have a lot of space to work with when designing an apartment, you have to be creative. Architecture firm ICOSA has certainly done that with its Domino Loft. A multi-functional space in a small condo combines a ...
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    Powered Blocks: Energy Generating Building Blocks

    What if the very materials used to construct a building could be used to power that same building? That’s the idea behind Solar Squared – it’s solar power creation and building in one… and it looks damn good! Almost indistinguishable ...
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    16 Examples of Resilient SYSTEMS, STRUCTURES, SOCIETIES

     Wet Infrastructure  A city with flood management infrastructure such as rain gardens is resilient to flooding.  Water Security  A city with a large number of buildings equipped to harvest and store rainwater is more resilient to drought. Food Security A region that ...
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    MAAD Design Applies Resilient Design Principles to H.Q. and Camp

    Resilient design is most commonly associated with disaster prone areas where buildings are designed to withstand severe storms, flooding, wildfire, and other environmental impacts brought about by natural causes, climate change, or infrastructure failures.   The Resilient Design Institute defines Resilient ...
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    Transforming Sustainable Designs into Resilient Designs

    It is hard to believe that sustainability has been the focus of innovative designs for nearly 22 years*. The run has been fulfilling and demanding, but it has me thinking what’s the next challenge or the new hurdle to overcome. ...
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    A Capable, Editable Table

    One grilled L-Section is all it takes to make furniture. Sounds like one of those fancy designer quotes, but no, that’s pretty much what this project is about. Vasyl Maletych’s Grate Module can be used in a variety of ways, ...
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    The One Suite Hotel That Can’t Be Missed

    While some hotels love to be flashy and extravagant, the newly opened One Suite Hotel located in Srebreno, Croatia takes the opposite approach. You won’t find an intricate facade outside or lavish amenities inside. Instead, the beauty and draw of ...