Houses Made of Bamboo


Ibuku, a team of designers and builders headed by Elora Hardy in Bali make houses out of bamboo, one of the most sustainable, versatile and strongest materials available. While bamboo is a great building material on all fronts it is challenging to work with, which is why so few builders use it. Ibuku seems to have found the answer though. (more…)

By |June 30th, 2015|Green Building|2 Comments

Skyscraper Made of Wood Suggested for Paris


A skyscraper made of wood is the Michael Green Architects of Vancouver, BC entry into the Réinventer Paris competition. The latter is intended to highlight and promote new architectural ideas for the city’s future. The skyscraper they propose would also be the tallest wooden building in the world.


By |June 23rd, 2015|Modern architecture|0 Comments

Eco-Friendly Timber and Metal Prefabs


The Ecoshelta is a modular building system designed by architect Stephen Sainsbury of Canberra, Australia. It comprises a system of corrugated aluminum panels over a timber frame, which enables the construction of buildings that can be scaled up or down, added to, and which are easy to assemble and disassemble, so they can be relocated easily, while also being robust and durable.


By |June 22nd, 2015|Prefab|2 Comments

Luxurious and Sustainable Hotel


Sandibe Okavango is an eco-hotel, which was recently constructed on a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. It is sustainable from the ground up and clearly demonstrates that comfort and luxury does not necessarily need to the sacrificed for sustainability.


By |June 19th, 2015|Green Building|2 Comments

High School Students Build a Solar Powered Tiny Home


A team of students at the REALM Charter High School in Berkeley, CA built a solar-powered tiny house as a school project. The home doesn’t have a name and measures only 100 square feet (9.2 sq m). It also represents an excellent example of the type of project more schools should be engaging in. (more…)

By |June 18th, 2015|Green Building|0 Comments

Steampunk Adventure Home is Tiny Awesome


The so-called Steampunk Adventure Home is the creation of the company Maximus Extreme Living Solutions from Utah. It is quite a leap from the typical tiny homes we are used to seeing and the steampunk additions really work to make it unique.


By |June 11th, 2015|Modern design|1 Comment