Fully Functioning Floating House Made of Shipping Containers

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Looking at the pictures of this home, it’s hard to believe it is actually a floating home and not some clever photoshoping. This so-called Floating House was designed and built by Steve and Nick Tidball of the ,TBWA Advertising agency and it is currently floating on the Thames in London, UK.

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By |June 3rd, 2015|Container Design|2 Comments

Awesome Office Conversion Using Pallets

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Pallets are sturdy and abundant, and therefore a great material for upcycling to meet a number of architecture and design needs. A Tokyo based firm Hiroki Tominaga Atelier recently used them in a unique office space renovation. What’s more, they were able to do so without the end result looking like a DIY project.

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By |June 1st, 2015|Modern design|1 Comment

Freedom Cove is a Gorgeous Self-Sufficient Floating Home

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Canadian couple Wayne Adams and Catherine King built their beautiful no-waste, no-impact floating home back in 1992. They named it Freedom Cove and have been living in it for nearly 25 years, and even raised a family there. The floating home is located near Tofino, British Columbia, on a gorgeous lake.

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By |May 29th, 2015|Green Building|1 Comment

Snowboarder Builds an Awesome Off-Grid Cabin

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Mike Basich is a photographer and one of the pioneers of snowboarding and he recently completed a unique off-the-grid tiny home in the mountains. As a pro snowboarder he used to live in a large mansion, which came with all the trimmings of modern living, but he has now retired to a place where he can enjoy nature and the simple life.

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By |May 28th, 2015|Green Building|1 Comment

Maison D is An Affordable Family Home

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Traditional building is time consuming, labor intensive, expensive and can be quite damaging to the environment. Part of living a sustainable lifestyle is certainly finding ways to construct our homes with minimal impact and Maison D, recently built by Fouquet Architecture Urbanisme in Couëron, France is a great example of how that can be done.

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By |May 22nd, 2015|Modern architecture|1 Comment

Urban Algae Canopy Looks Promising

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The London-based studio ecoLogicStudio has recently showcased a prototype of its so-called urban algae canopy at the “Feeding the Planet” expo in Milan. The urban algae canopy is a bio-digital structure filled with fluid that contains microalgae organisms. These are pumped around the otherwise transparent structure and are capable of producing oxygen, biomass energy and dynamic shade. They also respond to the presence of visitors and can produce very interesting visual effects.

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By |May 20th, 2015|Green Tech|1 Comment