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

Michelle De La Vega Turned Her Garage Into a Sustainable 250 Square Foot Home

Michelle de la Vega’s 250 square foot home has become a pretty popular sight for green design enthusiasts and architects. What used to be a standard outdoor garage has been renovated into a tiny home that accommodates three people and contains a variety of eco-friendly features.

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Integration of Lake View Residence with Landscape is Like Hand in Glove

This 5,900 square foot home for a family of four that looks onto the Bright Leaf Preserve in Austin, Texas is a recipient of the 2013 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Housing Award in the One and Two Family Custom category.

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“Hawk House by Alex Wyndham is a Cozy Cabana in Big Sur, California

Located in the gorgeously serene Big Sur mountains of California, this green-roofed Hawk House is only 90 square feet and seven-by-nine feet in size. Architect Alex Wyndham created the cabana entirely out of timber and redwood bark, providing a tiny, cozy space that blends seamlessly with nature and maintains a virtually insignificant footprint.

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By |June 26th, 2013|Categories: Green Building|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment
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