Shopping Mall Going Solar

The Stockland Wendouree Shopping Centre in Victoria, Australia is using solar-concentrating thermal technology as the sole source of power for their air-conditioning system. Given that a lot of the power consumed by shopping malls, and other such large commercial structures is down to heating and cooling, this is quite a beneficial and sustainable move, and one that more business owners should consider. After all, there is only so much that individuals can do when it comes to assuring a more sustainable future. […]

Filmmaker Converts Van into a Modern Home and Studio on Wheels

Working as a freelancer from home brings with it a great deal of freedom, but some crave even more of it. Such is seemingly the case for American filmmaker Zach Both, who converted a decade-old Chevy cargo van into a tiny home, which he also uses as a mobile filmmaking studio. Zach used to work as an art director at a tech startup, but left to focus on filmmaking full-time. He chose to do so in a mobile home, because for him, the filmmaking process goes hand in hand with a nomadic lifestyle. […]

Tiny Home Big Enough for a Family

When it comes to tiny homes, one of the main drawbacks is that they are usually only big enough for one or two people. However, as the trend of living small gains popularity more and more people are attempting life in a tiny home with families. And making it work. Driftwood Homes of South Carolina have recently unveiled a home that will make it even easier for families to downsize. […]

Wine Shop Made of Shipping Containers

It’s been awhile since we talked about shipping container architecture, but this wine shop is about to change that. Especially since Australia-based Cumulus Studio, the firm that designed it, created a modern architecture masterpiece. If all shipping container home projects looked like this, I’m sure there would be even more demand for them. […]

Solar-powered Teardrop Trailer

Trailers are fun to take a holiday in, and the teardrop shaped ones are cool from the inside out. This trailer, designed by the startup Homegrown Trailers of Woodinville, WA is made of wood, which gives it an extra bit of charm. It’s also large enough to be considered a tiny house and can function completely off-the-grid, while it is also built using renewable materials. […]

Gorgeous Furniture Made from Recycled Plastic

The design firm Reform Studio from Cairo, Egypt has come up with a brilliant way to upcycle plastic bags. They are turning them into beautiful furniture using Egyptian handlooms and traditional techniques. The aim of the people behind the project is to find ways in which modern design can be used to solve the world’s problems, one of which is certainly the alarming surplus of plastic bags discarded every day. And what’s more, through their project they are keeping alive Egypt’s rapidly disappearing traditional practice of hand weaving. […]

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