Hawthorne EcoVillage Joins Minneapolis Green Homes Initiative

The city of Minneapolis, Minnesota has set a goal of building 100 energy-efficient homes during the next five years in an effort to revitalize neighborhoods in the northern region of the city that have been suffering the most during the economic downturn. Homes will be built on vacant, city-owned lots and will be priced between $150,000 and $200,000. Energy efficient and designed to complement surrounding structures, it is expected that the new homes will contribute to increases in property values, along with owner confidence.

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ShelterKraft Werks Designs and Builds Sustainable Custom Shipping Container Homes

The Seattle-based home building company, ShelterKraft Werks, designs affordable homes that are configured around recycled shipping containers to provide solutions for global housing challenges with turn-key, low footprint structures that can be installed within any conceivable environment.

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Prefab Lightwall Pavilion Features Glass Bottle Wall

Lightwall Pavilion, the winning submission to the 2012 ReSpace Design Competition, was designed by Abe Drechsler and Scott Hefner, architecture students at North Carolina State University. The multi-purpose structure is 213 square feet and is constructed of reclaimed wood from various sources and glass bottles obtained from restaurants and bars in downtown Raleigh.

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By |July 6th, 2013|Categories: Prefab|Tags: , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Andrew Maynard’s HOUSE House is a Cozy and Sustainable Vertical Space

Located in Melbourne, Australia, this beautiful Victorian home by architect Andrew Maynard takes a unique approach on architecture in Australia. While most homes in the area are wide and flat, this tall, thin home allows for a small footprint and maximum use of the small backyard space.

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By |July 4th, 2013|Categories: Modern design|Tags: , , |3 Comments

ABC Green Home Wins Best Zero Net Energy Home Design at PCBC 2013 Golden Nugget Awards

Early in June, the Pacific Coast Building Conference presented its 50th Annual Golden Nugget Awards to architects and developers at its annual convention dubbed The Art, Science + Business of Housing. The awards are given to firms that show “excellence and innovation in addressing complex design/build issues.”

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Create a Green Wall with MossFrame from Benetti Stone

MossFrame, from Italy-based Benetti Stone, is a decorative interior wall panel that is embedded with self-sustaining, low-maintenance lichen that does not require water, sunlight, or pruning to grow in lush green patterns wherever a fifty-percent room moisture level can be maintained.

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By |July 1st, 2013|Categories: Vegetation|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments
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