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Inhabitat.com is a weblog devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future.

Inhabitat was started by NYC designer Jill Fehrenbacher as a forum for investigating emerging trends in product, interior, and architectural design. Managing Editor Mike Chino leads the editorial team, while Alyssa Alimurung assists with daily business operations. The rest of the team is made up of the best design editors and writers from all over the world: Yuka Yoneda (New York Editor), Lana Winter-Hébert (Design Editor), Lucy Wang (Features Editor), Bridgette Meinhold(Architecture Editor), Jasmin Malik Chua (Copy Editor and Fashion Editor at Ecouterre) and Beth Shea(Kids and Wellness Editor).

 

Mission

 

GREEN DESIGN IS GOOD DESIGN

GOOD DESIGN IS GREEN DESIGN

 

Inhabitat.com is a weblog devoted to the future of design, tracking the innovations in technology, practices and materials that are pushing architecture and home design towards a smarter and more sustainable future.

With an interest in design innovations that enhance sustainability, efficiency, and interactivity in the home, Inhabitat’s attention is focused on objects and spaces that are eco-friendly, multi-purpose, modular, and/or interactive. We believe that good design balances substance with style. We are frustrated by the fact that a lot of what we see being touted as “good design” in magazines and at stores is all style and no substance. A lot of contemporary design merely imitates the classic Modernist aesthetic without any of the idealistic social agenda that made Modernism such a groundbreaking movement back in the early 20th Century. The flip side to this is that oftentimes real technological innovations – the ones which will eventually change the way we live our lives – are often not packaged into enough of a stylish aesthetic to move beyond niche circles and crossover into mainstream popular taste.

Likewise, we are frustrated at seeing an emerging category called “Green Design” – as if sustainability is somehow separate from good design in general. We believe that all design should be inherently “Green”. Good design is not about color, style or trends – but instead about thoughtfully considering the user, the experience, the social context and the impact of an object on the surrounding environment. No design can be considered good design unless it at least attempts to address some of these concerns.

We believe in the original modernist ideology that form and function are intertwined in design. Style and substance are not mutually exclusive, and Inhabitat is here to prove it!

 

Read more:Mission | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

 

 

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http://inhabitat.com/nyc/brooklyn-bridge-park-unveils-10-amazing-designs-to-turn-dilapidated-warehouses-into-greenery-filled-destinations/team-8-lead/?extend=1

 

Gallery: Brooklyn Bridge Park Unveils 10 Designs to Turn Dilapidated Wa...

 

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Brooklyn Bridge Park has plans to turn seven crumbling brick warehouses that once housed coffee, spices and other dry goods into a mixed-use development consisting of office and commercial space as well as rooftop farms and terraces. Ten prominent developers from around the world are vying for the opportunity to push their proposed projects to fruition and Brooklyn Bridge Park recently released beautiful renderings of each one. Click through the gallery to see the competing designs and let us know in the comments which one is your fave!

 

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http://inhabitat.com/amazing-jenga-like-hotel-is-built-from-recycled-shipping-containers/hive-inn-ova-5/?extend=1

 

Hong Kong-based architects OVA Studio designed Hive-Inn, a wild-looking concept hotel made from colorful shipping containers. Designed as a submission for the Radical Innovation Awards Competition 2014, the bold Jenga-like structure is made of pieces that can be swapped out depending on the hotel's needs. Each shipping container is themed in the style of a famous international brand, from Ferrari to Louis Vuitton, to give hotel guests the opportunity to build a closer bond with their favorite trademark name.

 

Read more: OVA Studio Unveils Plans for Amazing Jenga-Like Hotel Made From Recycled Shipping Containers Hive Inn OVA - Gallery Page 1 – Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

 

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Intéressant comme concept, bien que déjà vu ailleurs. Cependant je me demande le genre de résistance qu'une structure semblable aurait durant un tremblement de terre important? Pas évident non plus pour les raccords de tuyauterie et autres détails semblables. Cela fait quand même une sculpture originale fort colorée. Cependant il faudrait garder dans le voisinage une grue en permanence pour enlever ou ajouter des éléments, ce qui briserait un peu l'esthétisme et la poésie des lieux.

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Je trouve cet idée stupide. Comme tu l'as mentionné acpnc, il faudrait garder une grue sur le site en permanence, sans parler des problèmes de plomberie et l'éleectricité...

 

once again some artist thinks he came up with some brilliant design, when in fact all he did was created something completely inefficient and frankly idiotic!

 

WOW! It felt good to get that off my chest!!! ;)

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Il s'est peut-être inspirer de la construction modulaire d'Habitat 67.

 

Oui, fort probablement, mais les "modules" a habitat 67 sont fixes. Tu ne peux pas le bouger. Et ce ne sont pas des containeurs non plus!

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http://inhabitat.com/eye-catching-shipping-containers-built-inside-two-former-silos-provide-student-housing-in-south-africa/mill-junction-container-housing4/?extend=1

 

South Africa's Citiq Property Developers are ushering in a new era of innovative student housing with abandoned properties and repurposed materials. Mill Junction, their most recent project located in Johannesburg, was constructed out of two former grain silos topped with four floors of colorful shipping containers. The complex is the second of its kind in the city, and it offers hundreds of local university students quality, reasonably-priced living quarters.

 

Read more: Silos Topped With Stacks of Shipping Containers Provide Cheap Student Housing in South Africa Citiq Developments Mill Junction Student Housing - Gallery Page 2 – Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

 

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Hanging Parasite Office Makes the Most of Unused Urban Space in Moscow

 

by Lori Zimmer, 06/16/14

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Moscow is the largest city in Russia with over 8 million residents and an ever-expanding economy. As the city grows, urban planners and architects have sought to emphasize creative, modern design solutions to fit within the city's urban fabric. Za Bor Architects' innovative “Parasite Office” is a hanging building wedged between two existing high rises that provides space for a design office without disrupting the flow of traffic on the street below.

 

 

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Read more: Hanging Parasite Office Makes the Most of Unused Urban Space in Moscow | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

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