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Egg-Shaped Architecture & Art From Amazing To Bizarre

From amazing decorated eggs to strange structures, here is a bizarre collection of oval-like designs in architecture and art.

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10 Surprising Reclaimed & Recycled Building Materials

Old airplanes, shipping containers, silos and beer bottles are just a few of the surprising reclaimed and recycled materials that can be used in green building.

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Clever Concealment: Wood Facade Makes Modern Log Cabin

Modern buildings in natural settings often look out of place. But this "log" cabin uses attractive camouflage to mask its true nature and help it blend in.

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Fuels Paradise: THUMS Islands Help Big Oil Look Good

The THUMS islands, built off Long Beach back in the '60s, look like tropical paradises but they conceal a slippery secret more valuable than gold - BLACK gold!

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Cob, Earthbags & 5 More DIY Natural Building Techniques

Build your own beautiful green home on the cheap with natural, eco-friendly materials like cob, rammed earth and straw bales.

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Plastic, Fantastic: Hand-Built Ecological Bottle House

For most of us, reducing and recycling are the easiest parts of the 3 Rs. But a family in Argentina is reminding the world that reusing is just as important.

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Eco Expectations: 14 Green Buildings of Tomorrow

What will the buildings and cities of the future look like? These futuristic designs all feature green walls or roofs to maximize their eco-friendliness factor.

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Going Green Underground: 16 Subterranean Eco-Buildings

"Going underground" has never been so eco-friendly. Architects and home builders are taking some of their designs underground to decrease environmental impact.

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Hemcrete: Smoking Hot Walls 7 Times Tougher Than Concrete

What if there were a building material 7 times stronger than concrete that's not only carbon neutral but carbon negative? That material is here, and it's hemp.

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3D Farming: 26 Vertical Farms and Green Skyscrapers

The planet's population is growing like crazy, and we have limited space. Where will we grow our food when residential areas take over? In the sky, of course.

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Easy Being Green: Eco-Friendly Istanbul Building

Green architecture has caught on around the world, but some areas still shy away from it. These Istanbul architects are eco-friendly, but in an unexpected way.

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Thinking Outside the Lot: Parking Lots of the Future

Parking lots usually look like little more than wasted urban space. These three futuristic parking lot designs take parking complexes to a whole new level.

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Real-Life Water World: 12 Futuristic Offshore Building Projects

If the worst happens and a deluge forces us to live on the sea, at least these architects have us covered with amazing offshore building concepts.

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Literal Tree Houses: Amazing Homes Built with Whole Trees

There's something primitive about the sophisticated homes designed by Whole Trees Architecture: they use whole, young-growth trees in amazing, beautiful ways.

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Don’t Look Down! Terrifyingly Tall Towers & Lookouts

Afraid of heights? Even the photos of some of these insanely tall towers, lookouts and glass balconies will make your head swim.

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