Vertical Forest Building Planned in Switzerland

The Italian architect Stefano Boeri has been given a go ahead to create a “vertical forest” apartment building to be constructed in Lausanne, Switzerland. The innovative building will have trees planted on every level, while it will also feature a number of sustainable technologies, such as solar power and a rainwater collection system. […]

Low-income S House Closer to Mass Production

A few months ago the firm Vo Trong Nghia Architects of Vietnam unveiled the prototype of the so-called S House, which was aimed at providing a decent and affordable home for low-income families. The home is now about to go into mass production, and each unit will cost less than $1000 to build.

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Cheap and Simple Way to Turn Seawater Into Drinking Water

Shortage of drinking water is being faced by more and more communities worldwide. On the other hand, the current methods of turning salt water, which is abundant, into drinking water are expensive and damaging to the environment, and therefore not a viable long-term solution. […]

Off-The-Grid Trailer Tiny Home

Few tiny mobile homes are as sustainable as the ones made by the Austrian firm Wohnwagon. It specializes in constructing trailer homes, which can function completely off-the-grid. They make great vacation homes, offices, guest houses, or even full-time residences.

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Fold Out Balcony

For many apartment dwellers a balcony is but a dream, yet with this new fold out window it could well become reality. Architect Aldana Ferrer Garcia, who is based in Brooklyn, NY, has come up with the so-called “More Sky” window system, which can be installed in place of existing windows. […]

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Home Atop a Fire Tower

We’ve seen quite a few ingenious tiny houses, but this Fire Tower home is certainly one of the coolest. About two years ago, Dabney Tompkins and Alan Colley decided to quit their jobs and make a fire lookout station into their full time home. Their home really is a “treehouse without a tree” as they like to call it.

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