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The Most Sustainable Classroom


The Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has recently constructed an on-site classroom, called the SEEDclassroom.

Guinness Goes Green


It’s always nice to see businesses taking steps to go green. Diageo, the company that manufactures the world famous Guinness beer, has recently opened a new brewhouse, which has been awarded the LEED Platinum certification.

Taco Bell Builds a Restaurant out of Shipping Containers


The fast food company Taco Bell has unveiled a new restaurant at this year’s SXSW in Austin, TX. What sets this one apart is the fact that it was constructed entirely out of shipping containers.

Sliding Wall Makes This Tiny NYC Apartment Feel Much Larger


A couple of weeks ago a tiny NYC apartment was transformed to make the most of the available space and provide very comfortable living for the owners.

Tent-Like Home in the Woods


Tents are one of the oldest forms of shelter in the world, and architect Hiroshi Nakamura and NAP studio of Japan were inspired to recreate it in a more permanent way.

Tiny House Inspired by Japanese Minimalism


Architect Todd Miller of Oregon Cottage Company recently designed this awesome Japanese architecture inspired tiny home.

Newark Soon to Get Shipping Container Apartment Complex


The Newark, NJ-based Cor-10 Concepts LLC and the nonprofit organization Community Asset Preservation Corp.

Shipping Container Farms


Decommissioned shipping containers are proving very useful in architecture, as I’m sure everyone is aware of by now.

Passive Home Built Solely From Regenerative Materials


Designer and builder Andrew Michler recently built a passive home for himself near Fort Collins, Colorado, which is made from either naturally regenerative or recyclable materials, and by using the Cradle to Cradle methodology.

High School Students and Professionals Join Forces to a Construct Homeless Village


The Seattle-based non-profit organization Sawhorse Revolution is currently raising funds to sponsor the building of a “moveable eco-village” to house the city’s homeless.

Low Tech Greenhouses for Farmers in Africa


The company Roots Up has come up with an innovative greenhouse solution, which can be used in arid, desert areas where rainwater is scarce.

Cozy Small Floating Home


Floating homes require an ingenious design and some adaptation to not living on solid ground. This little floating home, located in Oregon’s Willamette River houseboat community, is a great example of just how functional and cozy a floating home can be.

Super Sustainable LivingHomes Prefabs Taking Over California


The company LivingHomes has launched their first sustainable, LEED platinum prefab home back in 2013.

First of IKEA Better Shelters for Refugees to Start Shipping Soon


A while ago we reported that IKEA was collaborating with the UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency) to create an easy to construct and affordable refugee shelter.

Mother and Daughter Living in a Tiny Home


Seattle, Washington resident Candice Ding built a tiny home for herself and her elderly mother. She decided to take on the project, after they were not approved for a senior’s apartment.

Prefab Straw Insulation Panels Make Very Sustainable Homes


The sustainable builder BaleHaus recently constructed several energy-efficient homes, which were built using a prefabricated straw insulation system made by the company ModCell.

Montainer Shipping Container Homes Ready to Order


The Missoula, Montana bases company Montainer has begun selling the first prefabricated model of the shipping container homes they offer.

Powder-based 3D Printing Method Developed


The 3D printing of homes and other buildings definitely has a place in the future of architecture as soon as the technology is scaled up to be able to produce large structures.

Home That Blends Into Its Environment


The architecture studio Reform from Poland is planning to build a very unique home in the woods. They’re calling the project Izabelin House, and a large portion of its exterior façade will be covered by mirrors, which sort of makes it look as though the upper floor of the home is just floating in midair in the forest.

Incredibly Functional Towable Tiny House


The Colorado-based company Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses recently unveiled their newest tiny home creation called Rio Grande.


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