First Building to Receive the Passive House Premium Certification

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The Passive House certification is hard to get, and this is especially true for the Passive House Premium certification. The latter is a new level of certification and was introduced in early 2015. It was created in order to account for the transition of building energy sources from fossil sources to renewable energy. (more…)

By |November 23rd, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Vertical Forest Building Planned in Switzerland

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The Italian architect Stefano Boeri has been given a go ahead to create a “vertical forest” apartment building to be constructed in Lausanne, Switzerland. The innovative building will have trees planted on every level, while it will also feature a number of sustainable technologies, such as solar power and a rainwater collection system. (more…)

By |November 20th, 2015|Modern architecture|0 Comments

Fold Out Balcony

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For many apartment dwellers a balcony is but a dream, yet with this new fold out window it could well become reality. Architect Aldana Ferrer Garcia, who is based in Brooklyn, NY, has come up with the so-called “More Sky” window system, which can be installed in place of existing windows. (more…)

By |November 16th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Home That Moves With You

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Dr. Jeff Wilson, who awhile ago made a home out of a dumpster in order to learn more about sustainable living, has used his findings and knowledge to co-create an urban micro home. The Kasita, as this home is called, is designed for city life, yet can still be moved on a whim by the owner. (more…)

By |November 10th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Simple Wooden House is Sustainable in More Ways Than One

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Wood Studio House, recently completed by Dom Arquitectura of Spain is energy efficient, prefab, sustainable, and made of wood. It’s hard to ask for more from a home, but this one is also beautifully designed and very cozy.

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By |November 3rd, 2015|Prefab|0 Comments

Sustainable Rooftop Living

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Rooftop living is not something that’s often mentioned on this blog, but from a sustainability point of view, it makes a lot of sense. Especially when it comes to urban living, and lack of adequate and affordable living space there. The Jewel Box, designed by Clear Studios of New York City, is a great example of a housing solution on the roof, which is also all around very sustainable.

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By |October 30th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments