A Vacation Cabin on Wheels

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Getting out of the city and back to nature is something most city folk want from time to time. Such getaways can take a lot of planning, but there are countless choices out there. Hristina Hristova, a designer from Bulgaria, has just added one to the mix. (more…)

By |September 25th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Home Built out of Repurposed Concrete Blocks

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As you’re probably well aware, concrete has a huge carbon footprint and what’s worse, a lot of it gets discarded each year. Given these facts, it’s nice to come across the new project by Australian firm Archier, which recently built a family home using recycled concrete blocks.

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By |September 8th, 2015|Green Building|0 Comments

Flatpack Emergency Shelters Can be Assembled in Mere Hours

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With the number of refugees displaced by war or natural disasters increasing it’s always nice to see temporary housing solutions, which can offer them safe and more comfortable living conditions, as well as restore some dignity. The Hush2 shelter recently developed by Extremis Technology is lightweight, affordable and can be assembled very quickly. (more…)

By |September 1st, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Innovative Tree-Like Homes

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The architecture firm OAS1S from Holland has come up with a unique proposal for a community of small houses, which would be built to resemble trees. The dwellings would all be made from recycled wood, and would function completely off-the-grid. These homes would be called “treescrapers” and the designers envision that once they are built, it would be like walking through a forest in the middle of an urban area.

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By |August 28th, 2015|Green Building|0 Comments

Zero Energy Home Built of Recycled Wood

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Dwell Development is constructing a home in Seattle that boasts of having a host of sustainable features, including being built mostly out of recycled and reclaimed materials. They are seeking the Built Green Emerald Star certification for it, and getting it would make this the first home in Seattle to obtain it.

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

Sure House is More Than Just Sustainable

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One of the entries into this year’s US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is the so-called Sure House, which is powered by solar energy and also built to withstand harsh coastal weather conditions. It was designed by the students of the Stevens Institute of Technology in association with the PSEG Foundation. (more…)

By |August 19th, 2015|Solar|0 Comments