“Squid Capsule”, an installation by the Los Angeles design studio Layer, will transform the outdoor courtyard into a weather island that isolates and amplifies subtle changes in Los Angeles’ summer climate.

“Squid Capsule”, an installation by the Los Angeles design studio Layer, will transform the outdoor courtyard into a weather island that isolates and amplifies subtle changes in Los Angeles’ summer climate.

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The new Norwegian military base by A-lab

The new Norwegian military base by A-lab

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The European Solar Decathlon kicked off today in Madrid, and Inhabitat has a first look at this year's stunning crop of solar-powered homes!

The European Solar Decathlon kicked off today in Madrid, and Inhabitat has a first look at this year's stunning crop of solar-powered homes!

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Gorgeous home in Mill Valley, California that embraces its redwoods. Designed in 1958 by Daniel J. Liebermann, it features metal tubes at the center support roof beams that fan out like umbrella spokes.

Gorgeous home in Mill Valley, California that embraces its redwoods. Designed in 1958 by Daniel J. Liebermann, it features metal tubes at the center support roof beams that fan out like umbrella spokes.

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Haptik is a hotel suite, designed by WATG/IDEO for the design challenge issued by the USGBC. It blends the luxurious and hi tech environment with the sustainability features on a hospitality design strategy.

Haptik is a hotel suite, designed by WATG/IDEO for the design challenge issued by the USGBC. It blends the luxurious and hi tech environment with the sustainability features on a hospitality design strategy.

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This summer the Hayward Gallery presents The New Décor; an international survey of over 30 contemporary artists, including some of the leading sculptors of our time. Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre. 19 June--5 September 2010.

This summer the Hayward Gallery presents The New Décor; an international survey of over 30 contemporary artists, including some of the leading sculptors of our time. Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre. 19 June--5 September 2010.

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This summer, dramatic, immersive installations by internationally renowned artist Ernesto Neto transform the Hayward Gallery’s upper galleries and its three outdoor sculpture courts.

This summer, dramatic, immersive installations by internationally renowned artist Ernesto Neto transform the Hayward Gallery’s upper galleries and its three outdoor sculpture courts.

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L-E-D-LED-L-ED is the name of the beautiful installation created by Dilight, consisting of innumerable bead-shaped LED lights lined on wires and moving freely (like an abacus) to allow viewers to interact and modify the piece.

L-E-D-LED-L-ED is the name of the beautiful installation created by Dilight, consisting of innumerable bead-shaped LED lights lined on wires and moving freely (like an abacus) to allow viewers to interact and modify the piece.

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A great architecture video by Cristobal Palma: Flor del Campo school in Cartagena de Indias by Mazzanti + Mesa.

A great architecture video by Cristobal Palma: Flor del Campo school in Cartagena de Indias by Mazzanti + Mesa.

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Portuguese architects Grau.Zero have completed a stunning house in Santo Tirso, near Porto, where one end peels up from the ground. House SGLight consists of two rectangular volumes that have been ‘bent' horizontally and skyward.

Portuguese architects Grau.Zero have completed a stunning house in Santo Tirso, near Porto, where one end peels up from the ground. House SGLight consists of two rectangular volumes that have been ‘bent' horizontally and skyward.

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In Tokyo, japanese architects from Kohki Hiranuma Architect & Associates have designed this wooden pavilion. Its open roof and frontages let the daylight in. Minimal and peaceful.

In Tokyo, japanese architects from Kohki Hiranuma Architect & Associates have designed this wooden pavilion. Its open roof and frontages let the daylight in. Minimal and peaceful.

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Simple and elegant wall lamp designed by Martina Carpelan, 'Sunday' may be used as a bedside table or in the hallway, in the chalet or in the toilet and can be lit by using either a bulb or a candle light!

FEATUREDSimple and elegant wall lamp designed by Martina Carpelan, 'Sunday' may be used as a bedside table or in the hallway, in the chalet or in the toilet and can be lit by using either a bulb or a candle light!

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Matteo Thun for Neutra has integrated nature into these modern sinks, vanities, countertops, benches, and check out the bathtub with the wood surround! Adding to their uniqueness, these pieces are made using Kauri wood.

Matteo Thun for Neutra has integrated nature into these modern sinks, vanities, countertops, benches, and check out the bathtub with the wood surround! Adding to their uniqueness, these pieces are made using Kauri wood.

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The NeoCon World's Trade Fair began yesterday, drawing over 40,000 visitors to the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. Attendees in search of the latest trends in carpet, tiles, furniture, and lighting were swarming the pristine showrooms of some of the biggest names in the architectural product industry.

Read more: The Best Green Designs from the NeoCon World's Trade Fair | Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World

The NeoCon World's Trade Fair began yesterday, drawing over 40,000 visitors to the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. Attendees in search of the latest trends in carpet, tiles, furniture, and lighting were swarming the pristine showrooms of some of the biggest names in the architectural product industry.

Read more: The Best Green Designs from the NeoCon World's Trade Fair | Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World

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Design*Sponge has a great look into Barbara Bestor's use of Wolly Pockets for many living walls in her house!

Design*Sponge has a great look into Barbara Bestor's use of Wolly Pockets for many living walls in her house!

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Concrete, in collaboration with Amsterdam’s Historical Museum, presents the brothel of the future.

Concrete, in collaboration with Amsterdam’s Historical Museum, presents the brothel of the future.

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French fashion designer Christian Lacroix has designed new decorative wooden panels for Marotte. Contemporary and sophisticated.

French fashion designer Christian Lacroix has designed new decorative wooden panels for Marotte. Contemporary and sophisticated.

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Tree Museum! Switzerland recently opened a gorgeous outdoor museum showcasing 2,000 species of trees. Designed by Swiss landscape architect Enzo Enea with the help of Oppenheim Architecture + Design (OAD).

Read more: Tree Museum With a Collection of 2,000 Trees Opens in Switzerland | Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World

Tree Museum! Switzerland recently opened a gorgeous outdoor museum showcasing 2,000 species of trees. Designed by Swiss landscape architect Enzo Enea with the help of Oppenheim Architecture + Design (OAD).

Read more: Tree Museum With a Collection of 2,000 Trees Opens in Switzerland | Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World

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Schola Architecture have designed the Temple Hills Residence in Laguna Beach, California.

Schola Architecture have designed the Temple Hills Residence in Laguna Beach, California.

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In honor of the World Cup, Puma has set up shop at South Street Seaport in lower Manhattan with a shipping container installation designed by LOT-EK!

In honor of the World Cup, Puma has set up shop at South Street Seaport in lower Manhattan with a shipping container installation designed by LOT-EK!

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Houses in "PH" Condominium in Buenos Aires are usually aligned in a very long and narrow lot, connected through a corridor. This house is one of them, designed by Pop-Arq.

Houses in "PH" Condominium in Buenos Aires are usually aligned in a very long and narrow lot, connected through a corridor. This house is one of them, designed by Pop-Arq.

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Coop Himme(l)blau´s temporary opera space in cooperation with Munich´s opera house and MINI! Opening on the 24. June, closing 25. July.

Coop Himme(l)blau´s temporary opera space in cooperation with Munich´s opera house and MINI! Opening on the 24. June, closing 25. July.

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Dubbed Walden” this amazing structure designed by German architect Nils Holger Moormann is partly a prefab mobile camping unit, partly a green garden shed and partly small-space summer cabin.

Read more: http://www.greendiary.com/entry/walden-offers-simple-lifestyle-in-the-lap-of-nature/#ixzz0qdmNlcfo

Dubbed Walden” this amazing structure designed by German architect Nils Holger Moormann is partly a prefab mobile camping unit, partly a green garden shed and partly small-space summer cabin.

Read more: http://www.greendiary.com/entry/walden-offers-simple-lifestyle-in-the-lap-of-nature/#ixzz0qdmNlcfo

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TSC, [Tunable Sound Cloud] an architectural application to tune the acoustics of your space in real-time with a unique style! [check the video in the post!]

TSC, [Tunable Sound Cloud] an architectural application to tune the acoustics of your space in real-time with a unique style! [check the video in the post!]

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Using the landscape of the Museum as a test site, the V&A invited nineteen architects to submit proposals for structures that examine notions of refuge and retreat. Seven were selected for construction at full-scale.

Using the landscape of the Museum as a test site, the V&A invited nineteen architects to submit proposals for structures that examine notions of refuge and retreat. Seven were selected for construction at full-scale.

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SODAE-House by  VMX Architecture has unusual geometry form. This house is located in Kostverlorenkade, an 1,200 sq m island between Amsterdam,

SODAE-House by VMX Architecture has unusual geometry form. This house is located in Kostverlorenkade, an 1,200 sq m island between Amsterdam,

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Roma-Milano: a Stefano Boeri's discourse on the double opening of spaces dedicated to contemporary art in Rome

Roma-Milano: a Stefano Boeri's discourse on the double opening of spaces dedicated to contemporary art in Rome

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In Brentwood - CA, french architect François Perrin and Air Architecture have designed this house extension made of wood and polycarbonate, playing with light and reflects.

In Brentwood - CA, french architect François Perrin and Air Architecture have designed this house extension made of wood and polycarbonate, playing with light and reflects.

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Private residential project located in Johannesburg, South Africa. Lulu Kati Kati home has a gross internal floor area of 165 square metres. Designed by Kate Otten Architect.

Private residential project located in Johannesburg, South Africa. Lulu Kati Kati home has a gross internal floor area of 165 square metres. Designed by Kate Otten Architect.

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In Klosterneuburg - Austria, 'Haus P' is a concrete and glass house by Caramel Architekten. Contemporary and uncommon.

In Klosterneuburg - Austria, 'Haus P' is a concrete and glass house by Caramel Architekten. Contemporary and uncommon.

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The brothers Bouroullec re-model apartment No. 50 in Le Corbusier's iconic Radiant City block in Marseille.

The brothers Bouroullec re-model apartment No. 50 in Le Corbusier's iconic Radiant City block in Marseille.

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Living Light by The Living is a building facade of the future that displays air quality and public interest in the environment. It is a permanent outdoor pavilion in Peace Park, across from World Cup Stadium in Seoul, Korea.

Living Light by The Living is a building facade of the future that displays air quality and public interest in the environment. It is a permanent outdoor pavilion in Peace Park, across from World Cup Stadium in Seoul, Korea.

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This kitchen design was designed by Poggenpohl in collaboration with German architect, Hadi Teherani. The kitchen will be available at retails in January 2011.

This kitchen design was designed by Poggenpohl in collaboration with German architect, Hadi Teherani. The kitchen will be available at retails in January 2011.

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Toolbox is a professional incubator located in an industrial building in Torino Italy. Its design has been created  for a new generation of professionals. Concept and design by Caterina Tiazzoldi.

Toolbox is a professional incubator located in an industrial building in Torino Italy. Its design has been created for a new generation of professionals. Concept and design by Caterina Tiazzoldi.

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British Land's Beyond the Hive competition challenges London architects to design luxury bug hotels to boost insect populations. Designs are made from recycled or reclaimed materials and will be viewable from June 18th.

British Land's Beyond the Hive competition challenges London architects to design luxury bug hotels to boost insect populations. Designs are made from recycled or reclaimed materials and will be viewable from June 18th.

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New York's OHWOW Book Club in Greenwich Village has a tiny, below street level retail space, yet is fabulously unique and perfectly executed. Designed by Architecture At Large’s Rafael de Cárdenas.

New York's OHWOW Book Club in Greenwich Village has a tiny, below street level retail space, yet is fabulously unique and perfectly executed. Designed by Architecture At Large’s Rafael de Cárdenas.

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Competition for a light setup in Akureyri Culture House - Iceland. From Paolo Gianfrancesco.

Competition for a light setup in Akureyri Culture House - Iceland. From Paolo Gianfrancesco.

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Casa en el Bosque was designed by Parque Humano, located in in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, near Avándaro Lake and the protected forest area of Cerro Gordo. This design has a strong connection to its surrounding nature.

Casa en el Bosque was designed by Parque Humano, located in in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, near Avándaro Lake and the protected forest area of Cerro Gordo. This design has a strong connection to its surrounding nature.

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One of the best video mapping outdoor installations created by Seep. "Battle of Branchage" projected on Gorey Castle is visually stunning.

VIDEOOne of the best video mapping outdoor installations created by Seep. "Battle of Branchage" projected on Gorey Castle is visually stunning.

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The Mák Bistro awaits its guests from April 2010. Located in the center of Budapest, it offers fusion- monarchy, Hungarian cuisine. Gorgeous interior design from Designfocus.

The Mák Bistro awaits its guests from April 2010. Located in the center of Budapest, it offers fusion- monarchy, Hungarian cuisine. Gorgeous interior design from Designfocus.

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MACRO boasts a new wing. First opened in 1999 in the former Peroni factory, the building has been redesigned by French architect Odile Decq. The new MACRO building will be fully functional starting October 2010.

MACRO boasts a new wing. First opened in 1999 in the former Peroni factory, the building has been redesigned by French architect Odile Decq. The new MACRO building will be fully functional starting October 2010.

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The modern and simple H House in Maastricht was designed by Wiel Arets for a couple of artists, a dancer and an actor. This design provide maximal surrounding views by its glass walls.

The modern and simple H House in Maastricht was designed by Wiel Arets for a couple of artists, a dancer and an actor. This design provide maximal surrounding views by its glass walls.

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Troika 'Light Rain'- UK Pavilion, China-. From a drizzle to heavy rain, light raindrops enliven the space, creating a beautiful environment in which to reconsider the importance of one of the most simple and essential natural phenomena.

VIDEOTroika 'Light Rain'- UK Pavilion, China-. From a drizzle to heavy rain, light raindrops enliven the space, creating a beautiful environment in which to reconsider the importance of one of the most simple and essential natural phenomena.

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A sculptor is using 80,000 sugar cubes to recreate London's Tate Modern and its adjacent development for London Festival of Architecture.

A sculptor is using 80,000 sugar cubes to recreate London's Tate Modern and its adjacent development for London Festival of Architecture.

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Upon exit of the Seed Cathedral, Troika's last installation (Living City)  presents a giant green river of plants bursting through the canopy of the last walkway, showcasing some of the most useful plant species for the future of our cities.

Upon exit of the Seed Cathedral, Troika's last installation (Living City) presents a giant green river of plants bursting through the canopy of the last walkway, showcasing some of the most useful plant species for the future of our cities.

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