It’s always nice to see clever ways of turning tiny interiors into functional living spaces that feel much larger than they actually are.
Traditional building is time consuming, labor intensive, expensive and can be quite damaging to the environment.
The motto of the company Tiny Heirloom Homes of Oregon is: “downsize, don’t down grade”. To meet this goal they offer a variety of ingenious tiny homes, which range from the basic to the more sophisticated.
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 London-based architecture firm DSDHA recently completed the build of a very unique house. Covert House, as it is called, is a modern family home, which due to the desire to reduce its visual impact, is sunken halfway into the ground.
The most solar-panelled, sustainable material-using, eco-friendly building can still leave an unnecessary environmental footprint.
An Austrian company Smartflower recently unveiled a unique and innovative solar energy system, which does away with traditional roof-top mounted solar panels.
The Smoky Park Supper Club, located in Asheville, North Carolina, is a recently built restaurant made of shipping containers.
The architecture firm LGA recently designed a new house in Toronto, Canada called the Bedford Park House.
There is something so whimsical about treehouses and I for one would love to have one. Especially one as beautiful and sustainable as the Nest treehouse.
There are many reasons why people choose to downsize and move to a tiny home, though mostly these reasons stem from financial concerns to some degree.
It’s no secret that TetraPaks are a huge problem when it comes to protecting the environment, and so far, other than disposing of them properly, not much can be done with them once they are empty.
(Model: Aster, a tiny round home) Deltec Homes introduces three new models to their line of high performance and net-zero homes, the Renew Collection.
Earth sheltered homes are a prime example of sustainable living and this is one of the best I’ve seen.
Architect Leo Qvarsebo from Sweden recently built a family vacation home by mainly using recycled materials.
The architecture firm OXO Architectes from Paris, working with Nicolas Laisné Associés, has recently presented their vision for a “vertical city” skyscraper, which they would like to build in the Sahara desert.
Here’s a unique floating house idea. The Kleindienst Group developer firm is set to build 42 floating homes as part of the Heart of Europe development in Dubai.
One of the best things about shipping container architecture is that you can go as small or as large as you like.
Water shortage is becoming a noticeable problem in a lot of areas of the world due to climate change and over population.
The Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has recently constructed an on-site classroom, called the SEEDclassroom.