Residential Community Wrapped in a Living Wall

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MAD Architects have designed a new residential community in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, which will feature a large living façade. The housing development will be raised high above the street and is dubbed 8600 Wilshire. Its designers aim to bring nature back to this inner city neighborhood. Apart from the living wall façade, the complex will also have a large enclosed garden.

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By |July 27th, 2015|Green Building|0 Comments

Unique Eco-Tourism Hotel

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Eco-tourism has been all the rage there last few years and Natura Vive, an adventure company from Peru, has taken the concept to all new heights, literally and figuratively. They have recently completed a hotel, called the Skylodge Adventure Suites, which is basically just a number of transparent pods set into the side of a mountain. (more…)

By |July 24th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Inspiring and Nearly Passive Tiny Home

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The so-called Walnut Street Tiny House belonging to Alex Malamed is tiny, passive and sustainably built, meaning it brings together all things that are great about green living. Located in the rural area of Louisville, KY it also does not looks out of place in the landscape dotted with the barns it resembles. (more…)

By |July 23rd, 2015|Green Building|1 Comment

Driving on Plastic Roads

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Holland-based firm VolkerWessels has recently introduced plans to start building roads out of recycled plastic instead of asphalt. According to them, this would reduce construction costs and maintenance time, as well as prolong the lifespan of roads. (more…)

By |July 22nd, 2015|Green Building|1 Comment

Low Carbon Positive Energy Home

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Earlier this year, the so-called Solcer House was built by a team from Cardiff University in Wales. Solcer House is such an accomplishment because it is low-cost, low-carbon and energy positive. It was built as part of the Solcer Project, which is a part of the Low Carbon Research Institute Program and the main aim of this prototype house is to show how easily and affordably low-carbon goals can actually be met in architecture. (more…)

By |July 21st, 2015|Green Building|0 Comments

Students Find Affordable Living Solution for Los Angeles

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Finding affordable dwellings in large urban areas has become quite difficult in recent years. Los Angeles is also facing this problem and to combat it, the mayor wants to build 100,000 new affordable housing units by 2021. (more…)

By |July 17th, 2015|Modern architecture|0 Comments