Towers covered with greenery are not a new idea and the first ones are already getting built around the globe in an effort to fight the alarming pollution present in some cities.
I prefer rustic style tiny homes over the more modern, minimalist ones, and the new creation by tiny house maker Wood & Heart, based in New Hampshire, is a prime example of everything done right.
Solar energy will very likely be the main source of power as the world continues to strive toward greater sustainability.
Poor insulation is one of the main problems when renovating old homes into modern residences. It results in excessive heat gain during the summer, and heat loss in the winter.
The Detroit-based non-profit Cass Community Social Services (CCSS) recently unveiled the first six tiny homes already completed as part of their affordable housing solution in the area.
Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has a so-called X division, which works on highly experimental projects.
The Ljubljana, Slovenia-based OFIS Architects recently completed a unique cabin, which could serve as a tiny dwelling, a vacation home, housing for researchers, or even a shelter.
It seems that the trend lately is to build tiny homes that are as large as they can be. It makes sense, since more and more people are downsizing to tiny homes as full time residences.
Tiny homes are ideal for singles and couples, but once you bring a small child or two into the mix and things get complicated.
The Japanese architect Shigeru Ban recently completed a very interesting and innovative theater building in Paris, France.
The firm Miller Kendrick Architects of London, UK recently completed a unique pop-up cabin in the Welsh Countryside.
Renovating an existing building can sometimes be the greenest choice, and this revamping of a traditional worker’s cottage into a modern family home is certainly a prime example of this.
Some years ago the London-based architect James Whitaker designed an interesting shipping container office, which was unfortunately never built. But earlier this year, a film producer from LA came across the plans and commissioned Whitaker to build him a home in the same style on his 90-acre (36-hectare) plot in Joshua Tree, California.
Green facades, or just adding some greenery to city buildings, help purify the air and make the cityscape that much more beautiful.
Tiny homes are all about downsizing, and in the beginning of the movement that meant getting rid of everything but the bare essentials when it comes to clothes and other material possessions.
Flying is anything but great for the environment, but it has become pretty much unavoidable. It has also become a lot less comfortable than it used to be just 20 years ago.
A team of researchers at Cornell University has discovered a process of turning leftover food into energy much faster than already existing methods.
Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has unveiled plans for what he is calling the world’s tallest hybrid timber tower.
Giving old buildings new life is one of the pillars of sustainable living, so it’s always great to see such renovations take place.
In many cities across the globe, the shortage of affordable apartments has led to more and more people living in micro, or shoe-box apartments.