Pond House is Both Gorgeous and Super Efficient

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Holly & Smith Architects, a firm out of Louisiana, have recently finished the so-called Pond House. As the name suggests, this home is located right near a pond on a 15.5 acre (6.27 hectare) plot of land in Louisiana, USA. (more…)

By |February 1st, 2016|Modern design|0 Comments

Old Museum Becomes a New Home

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Progress and modernization does not need to be all about getting rid of the old, and the same holds true when it comes to sustainable design and renovations. While not always the case, it does sometimes make more sense to renovate a building rather than tear it down and build something else in its place. (more…)

By |January 29th, 2016|Green Building|0 Comments

Homes Store Solar Power as Hydrogen for Later Use

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While solar panels are a great source of renewable energy for a home, a lot of it is wasted, since the need for power is not always constant. A battery array is one way to solve this, but a series of homes recently built in Chiang Mai, Thailand, presents a different and cleaner solution. (more…)

By |January 11th, 2016|Green Tech|3 Comments

Scalable Off-Grid Eco Cabin

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Echo Living, a company from the UK, has recently unveiled a new small cabin design, which can be scaled up into a full sized residence. Besides being great to look at, it is also completely off-gird, and all around eco-friendly and green. (more…)

By |January 8th, 2016|Prefab|0 Comments

Greenhouse-Like Concept Used to Reduce Heating Costs of a Home

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This recently completed off-the-grid home in Sapporo, Japan uses a greenhouse-like enclosure to keep the heating costs down. It’s not really a novel idea, but the way it is incorporated into this modern home is pretty brilliant. (more…)

By |January 6th, 2016|Green Building|1 Comment

Simple Movable Walls Transform Tiny Apartment

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Small apartments can quickly become very cramped and offer little privacy. Moveable walls go a long way towards alleviating this problem, yet they are usually large, cumbersome contraptions that take up a lot of the space they’re being used to save. (more…)

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