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Rebuilding Efforts in Nepal to Employ Repurposed Brick Rubble

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Earlier this year, the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban announced he intends to participate in the efforts to rebuild following the devastating earthquake in Nepal. He also plans to use the brick and other rubble in these rebuilding efforts, which will kill two birds with one stone, so to speak. New housing will be provided faster, while clearing away the debris at the same time.

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Sustainer Homes Made of Shipping Containers

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The company Sustainer Homes recently unveiled a shipping container home that can also be taken completely off-the-grid. According to the company, the main reason for constructing these homes was offering the younger generation a flexible and rent-free living option, which is becoming a must for many. The homes are also mobile and facilitate low-impact living.

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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. Read more »

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. Read more »

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. Read more »

Tiny Homes on Rails

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Small House on Tracks is the name of a unique new tiny home project, which was envisioned by Tomasz Zablotny and Paweł Maszota, two architecture students from Poland. They designed a number of tiny homes, which are also expandable, and which can be moved around on the rail tracks at the Gdańsk Shipyard. Read more »

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