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This Plant Will Charge Your Phone

All sorts of ingenious little renewable charging devices are popping up lately, mainly since our energy consumption needs have shifted toward having to charge small gadgets, a task that can easily be handled by such devices. The so-called Bioo plant is one of the more ingenious offerings in this area. It is a potted plant that can generate enough juice to charge your smartphone up to 3 times per day. […]

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Prefab Shipping Container Homes

The Canada-based firm Honomobo has recently unveiled a new line of prefab shipping container dwellings. They are offering living spaces that can serve as a tiny house, a garage suite, or an annex/accessory suite. The sizes of these homes vary, and they can be outfitted with a solar power array should the customer need it. […]

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Sustainable and Grid Independent Floating Home

Italian Yacht-maker Jet Capsule has come up with a concept for a lovely floating home, which is fully self-sufficient. It’s shaped like a flying saucer, and they have named it UFO, which in this case stands for Unidentified Floating Object. […]

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Shipping Container Apartment Complex Goes up in Texas

Development Strategies, Inc and Alamo Architects, of Austin, TX, are the two firms behind the shipping container apartment complex, which was recently completed in Encinal, TX. The complex will consist of seven apartments made out of shipping containers. The apartments will be highly energy-efficient and also affordable. […]

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NYC to Get Its First Passive Apartment Building

New York City will soon get it’s first passive house apartment building. The development is called Perch Harlem and will be built in a way that uses 80-90 percent less energy than traditionally constructed buildings. It will be located in Hamilton Heights in Harlem. The company behind the construction is Perch Living, while the interiors will be designed by the firm Me and General Design. […]

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Tiny Yet Spacious Home in Hong Kong

The architecture firm LAAB of Hong Kong recently completed a renovation of a small apartment in the city. They were commissioned by a couple who bought the apartment because they wanted to be as close as possible to Hong Kong’s Central district, which is a very expensive place to live. They hired the firm to come up with a solution that would make the most of the available space, and LAAB succeeded in doing so. […]

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