The French design firm Chartier-Corbasson has come up with an innovative skyscraper, which would be built using the recycled waste of its occupants.
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.
Maison Reciprocity, or Reciprocity House, is one of the entrants in this year’s Solar Decathlon Europe competition.
A single, standard-sized shipping container works out great for a tiny living space, but might feel a little cramped.
When looking into off-the-grid heating and power sources for the home, those interested might soon be getting a new option.
Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a new solar cell that uses tin instead of lead perovskite as a collector of solar energy.
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.
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.
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.
A few years ago the sustainable housing design firm Infiniski completed yet another awesome shipping container home.
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.
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 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.
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 from Deltec Homes’ Renew Collection is under construction months after the line launched.
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.
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.
When it comes to renewable energy, wind turbines are certainly one of the greener and more sustainable options.
Supercapacitors are high-power energy storage devices with far-reaching industrial applications, such as electronics, automobiles and aviation.
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.