August 14, 2015, 5am PDT
If you always thought you'd fit in better in Middle Earth than Anywhere, U.S.A., a group of architects and engineers would like to give you a chance to test your theory.
June 6, 2015, 9am PDT
The winner of a design competition in Paris, France could push the limit of wood design and construction much, much higher than it's gone before.
November 30, 2014, 7am PST
A new type of public workout station harnesses the energy from people exercising and inserts it into the local energy network.
February 5, 2014, 7am PST
Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory recently completed an economic analysis of white roofs versus their green and black counterparts. The debate over the relative merits of white versus green roofs is far from over, however.
September 23, 2013, 12pm PDT
If an upscale mall in Shanghai is any indication, Prada and Gucci may have a new competitor to contend with: a storefront farm, complete with seasonal produce and a pig pen.
July 10, 2013, 7am PDT
Sure, we were pulled in by the article's provocative title, but we'd have to agree that under the arched canopy of Tipuana trees along Porto Alegre's Rua Gonçalo de Carvalho can be found one of the most wondrous and unique urban streets in the world.
February 21, 2013, 6am PST
A new report shows that New York City could be 90 percent carbon-free by 2050, "without breaking the bank," if it upgrades heating systems and transportation to renewable electricity, reports Taz Loomans.
October 5, 2012, 12pm PDT
A new suite of tools to help you design, plan, and manage your plot is looking for investors on Kickstarter.
March 23, 2012, 10am PDT
Andrew Michler gives an overview of a brand new social networking platform that could reshape how we evaluate and compare buildings.
March 11, 2012, 11am PDT
You think the preparations your coastal town are considering making to accommodate rising seal levels are onerous? Well read about the Pacific island nation of Kiribati, who are considering the need to move their entire populace to Fiji.
October 23, 2011, 9am PDT
Stación-ARquitectura Arquitectos has designed a modular home to house poor families in Monterrey, Mexico.
September 11, 2011, 7am PDT
Like systems used in electric vehicles like the Prius, an energy company think it could attach flywheels to subway trains and use the kinetic energy of their movement to generate energy that would feed back into the system.
August 20, 2011, 5am PDT
Leading up to the 2012 Olympics, a group in London is taking advantage of stalled building projects to create 2,012 public gardens in the city before the sporting event.
August 7, 2011, 11am PDT
The New York City Council voted last week to alter the city's code to encourage green roofs and urban gardening.
June 17, 2011, 8am PDT
An old disused airport in Brooklyn will be converted into an urban campground, expanding from its current 5 campsites to more than 600.
May 12, 2011, 8am PDT
Koen Olthuis is an architect of floating structures, from floating condominiums in the Netherlands to a floating mosque in the United Arab Emirates. Inhabitat dates to ask, why? What is the relevance of aquatecture?
January 1, 2011, 5am PST
In an effort to reduce congestion, Beijing is planning to reduce the amount of vehicle registrations it issues.
December 15, 2010, 6am PST
India, in partnership with Japan, is planning to build 24 "green" cities along a corridor between the major urban areas of Delhi and Mumbai.
November 2, 2010, 10am PDT
A new company is bringing battery switch stations to the San Francisco-San Jose corridor, laying the groundwork for an electric vehicle taxi fleet.
November 1, 2010, 12pm PDT
The city recently broke ground on a new facility designed to collect all of the city's metal, glass, and plastic recyclables and reduce collection trucking by 260,000 miles each year.