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Skyscraper Made of Waste


The French design firm Chartier-Corbasson has come up with an innovative skyscraper, which would be built using the recycled waste of its occupants.

Tiny Apartment Big Enough to Fit a Family of Three


Downsizing is certainly one of the components of living sustainably. However, while living in a tiny house sounds good for a single person, many can’t envision a whole family living in one very small space.

Reciprocity House is Worth Watching


Maison Reciprocity, or Reciprocity House, is one of the entrants in this year’s Solar Decathlon Europe competition.

Top 5 Luxury Homes Made from Shipping Containers


A single, standard-sized shipping container works out great for a tiny living space, but might feel a little cramped.

Fuel Cells to Heat and Power Homes


When looking into off-the-grid heating and power sources for the home, those interested might soon be getting a new option.

More Environmentally Friendly Solar Cells


Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a new solar cell that uses tin instead of lead perovskite as a collector of solar energy.

Shipping Container Artist Retreat


Cove Park is a cluster of buildings that can be used as retreats by artists of all media. It is located on the west coast of Scotland and was built out of recycled shipping containers.

Is Wireless Transmission of Power Finally a Real Possibility?


Two Russian scientists, Leonid and Sergey Plekhanov, both of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) are trying to crowdfund the building of a prototype of Nikola Tesla’s Wardenclyffe tower, which could allow for wireless transmission of power.

A Shipping Container Guest House That’s a Piece of Art


This cool, and vividly colored guesthouse was designed by Studio ArTe. It is located in the Algarve region in Portugal and was built out of a single, repurposed shipping container.

Manifesto House is Built From Three Shipping Containers


A few years ago the sustainable housing design firm Infiniski completed yet another awesome shipping container home.

Could Tofu be the Answer to Greener Solar Cells?


University of Liverpool News Dr. Jon Major, a researcher at Liverpool University has recently made the discovery that the chemical used to make tofu, and bath salts, could also be used to replace one of the most toxic substances, namely cadmium chloride, that are used to manufacture solar cells.

A Gorgeous Shipping Container-Like Beach House


The so-called Coromandel Bach beach home was designed by Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects, who drew inspiration from shipping container architecture.

PostGreen Homes Are Using Cork as Cladding and Insulation


PostGreen Homes are using cork as cladding in their newest project in Fishtown, Philadelphia. They are working in collaboration with Orange Concept on this project, and the finished home will be simple and minimalistic, which will make it fit right in with the other buildings in the area.

Shipping Containers Outfitted to Become Temporary Housing for Canada’s Workers


A British Columbia-based modular home company, BigSteelBox, has unveiled a series of temporary living quarters for workers made out of shipping containers.

The first net-zero home under construction from Deltec Homes


The first net-zero home from Deltec Homes’ Renew Collection is under construction months after the line launched.

A Stackable Hotel Made of Recycled Shipping Containers


The Hong Kong-based architecture firm OVA Studio recently unveiled their plans for a so-called Hive-Inn, which is a hotel build from shipping containers.

5 Inspiring Ways to Live Small in a Shipping Container Home


A home made of shipping containers can be as big or as small as you want it to be. And if you have the desire to downsize to a tiny house, a shipping container lends itself very well to the purpose.

Rooftop Mounted Wind Turbines That Make Homes Self-Sufficient


When it comes to renewable energy, wind turbines are certainly one of the greener and more sustainable options.

Supercapacitors Made of Trees


Supercapacitors are high-power energy storage devices with far-reaching industrial applications, such as electronics, automobiles and aviation.

New High-performance Supercapacitor Developed in California


A team of researchers at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) has developed a new graphene-based supercapacitor, which is based on a nanoscale architecture.


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