Rooftop living is not something that’s often mentioned on this blog, but from a sustainability point of view, it makes a lot of sense. Especially when it comes to urban living, and lack of adequate and affordable living space there. The Jewel Box, designed by Clear Studios of New York City, is a great example of a housing solution on the roof, which is also all around very sustainable.
Wouldn’t it be great, if you could pitch a tent on a lake or river, and let it rock you to sleep? I know I’d love that, so I think this floating pod designed by Daniel Durnin, an artist and designer from London, is simply awesome. He is calling it the WaterBed and it is light enough to be towed on the back of a bicycle.
A team of scientists from Brunel University London, UK has come up with a solar panel/heat pipe hybrid system, which basically turns the whole roof into a solar power generator. This makes the panels a lot more efficient, since this system is able to harvest more solar energy than just solar panels alone.
Lettuce House was built in China in 2014 by the architecture firm Sustainable Lifestyle Lab. Despite the rather funny name, the house is all about being sustainable. It was built out of repurposed shipping containers, is modular, has a roof garden, and even features a sophisticated waste management and water collection system. […]
The main problem with using renewable energy sources is that they are not as reliable or consistent as traditional sources. This is especially true of wind energy, since wind turbines work at generating power until the wind is blowing, but stop once the wind stops. […]
One of the best things about downsizing to a smaller home is the ease and speed of the construction of such homes. And the so-called Box Homes, designed and produced by the Bert and May Group of London, UK really outshine the competition in this, since they can be assembled in just one day.