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Tin House Protects Against the Elements

The aptly named Tinhouse designed by Rural Design Architects and built on the picturesque Isle of Skye is a great example of sustainable architecture done right. The façade is clad in tin to protect against the elements, while most of the other materials used to construct the house were either recycled or repurposed. […]

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Dignified Disaster Relief Housing

There is always need for disaster relief housing, and the recently introduced Hex House is certainly one of the more dignified ones. It was created by a non-profit design practice Architects For Society, which is a joint effort of professionals from the US, Europe and the Middle East. Their aim is provide easy to deploy housing, which is both affordable and provides a dignified way to live to refugees, and those displaced by natural disasters. […]

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Spacious and Open Tiny Home

With the summer in full swing in the Western hemisphere, tiny homes are gaining in popularity again. Especially since such homes make great off- or on-grid vacation cabins. And an excellent example is the new creation by the company New Frontier Tiny Homes of Nashville. It’s small, but opens up on both sides, which lets in plenty of fresh air and brings the occupants closer to nature. […]

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Wooden Tower Planned in Holland

Building wooden skyscrapers seems to be gaining in popularity, and now one is going up in Amsterdam. The so-called Haut tower was designed by the Dutch firm Team V Architecture and they plan to begin construction in the later part of 2017. […]

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Off-Grid Foot-Powered Washing Machine

Washing machines use up a lot of energy and water, so having one when you’re striving for off-grid living is not a convenient option. But the so-called Yirego Drumi washing machine solves this problem. It is powered by a foot pedal and needs no electricity to operate. As such it would make a great addition to any sustainable home. […]

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Smart Windows Coming Soon

Smart windows are the logical next step in the evolution of home design. Basically, the idea behind them is that instead of adding blinds or curtains to windows, so as to control the amount of heat or light entering the home (or for privacy) the windows would already have this function built in. Sounds futuristic, but a team of researchers at Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have found a simple and quite affordable way to achieve it. […]


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