Home That Moves with the Sun

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Adding solar panels to your roof is great, but they can’t harvest the sun’s energy at all times of the day. Or can they? Casas em Movimento (which translates to Moving Houses), solve this problem since they are designed to move with the sun, much like the sunflower does. (more…)

By |February 20th, 2016|Modern design|1 Comment

A Cool New Tiny Home From Escape

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The tiny house making firm Escape, has built quite a few very innovative houses, many of which we also covered on this blog. They’ve come a long way and their latest tiny home creation, called Vista, is jam packed with features and has a very well-designed layout. (more…)

By |February 15th, 2016|Modern design|0 Comments

Net Zero Prefab That Can be Built in Just Three Days

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Unity Homes has recently unveiled a prefab home, which is sustainable yet still made to last for at least as long as traditionally constructed homes. The home has a number of certifications, including LEED v4 Platinum, while it is also net-zero energy and can be constructed on site in three days or less. It is also fitted with the largest number of Cradle to Cradle (C2C) certified building products used in a residential project to date. (more…)

By |February 2nd, 2016|PREFABRICATED HOMES|4 Comments

Pond House is Both Gorgeous and Super Efficient

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Holly & Smith Architects, a firm out of Louisiana, have recently finished the so-called Pond House. As the name suggests, this home is located right near a pond on a 15.5 acre (6.27 hectare) plot of land in Louisiana, USA. (more…)

By |February 1st, 2016|Modern design|0 Comments

Home Made From Recycled Materials

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Tiny homes are sustainable to begin with, but when they are also made mostly using recycled materials they are pretty much perfect when it comes to eco-living. The home pictured above is exactly that. It was built in New Zealand by American expats Patrick and Cori and about 80% of the materials they used were recycled. (more…)

By |January 22nd, 2016|Green Building|0 Comments

Sustainable Local Community Garden Architecture

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A team of architecture students from the California State Polytechnic University have designed a sustainable community garden, which will be constructed using a combination of recycled shipping containers and rammed earth. (more…)

By |January 20th, 2016|Green Building|0 Comments