I am a huge fan of homes that make it easy and appealing to spend some of the day, or night, outdoors.
Bookniture is a book, which can be transformed into a chair. It was created by Mike Mak, a designer from Hong Kong and has already been successfully funded through Kickstarter.
Shipping containers might be a great way to build affordable homes fast and cheaply, but one of the problems is spreading awareness that such an affordable solution exists.
Castlemaine Passivhaus, designed by the Australian architecture firm Carbonlite, was recently awarded the stringent Passive House certification, though the home is far from your typical building to meet this standard.
Integrating passive cooling into sustainable housing has been a must for most designers for a while now.
It’s getting harder and harder to find good-sized plots in popular areas around the globe, so it’s logical that savvy contractors and developers are finding solutions which take advantage of less-than-desirable plots of land.
With the shortage of living spaces in urban areas it is always nice to see creative architectural and design decisions, which help make small spaces not feel like a hole in the wall or a shoebox.
While shipping containers make excellent building blocks for permanent homes, they also make for great, inexpensive retreats.
The UK-based architectural firm Hewitt Studios designed based Limpley Stoke Eco-House, which is a luxury home packed top to bottom with sustainable technologies.
Wouldn’t it be nice if all it took to furnish a room was one piece of furniture? Well, that dream has now come true.
Times are hard and they’re not getting better very fast, so a lot of people are forced to find alternate ways of making money.
The so-called Dom’Up is an innovative treehouse, which is easy to install, and has virtually no impact on the trees used to support it.
Leaf House, designed by Laird Herbert of Canada, is now at Version 3 and according to the designers, it is suitable for living it at -58 °F (-50 °C).
The Faith Action for Community Equity (FACE) has turned a shipping container into a home for a family of five.
Design firm Needbased has recently completed a home in New Mexico, which has achieved both the Passive House Certification as well as meet the highest National Association of House Builders (NAHB) green building standard.
This beautiful and sustainable home is located in the middle of a lychee garden in China. It was designed and built by the UK furniture design company Timothy Oulton.
The recently introduced Cubitat is another instant apartment solution. It was designed by the Canadian architectural firm Urban Capital and Italian designer Luca Nichetto.
More and more young people are choosing careers over marriage and kids, and moving to urban areas to follow jobs.
Finding and using alternative energy sources is quickly becoming a must and one obstacle to overcome is how to make solar panels easier to incorporate into building projects.
Heirloom, the Oregon-based tiny homemaker recently unveiled a new offering in their line up. Their newest tiny home has off-the-grid capabilities, a clever and spacious interior layout, and a state-of-the-art automated house control system, which can be operated via an iOS or Android smartphone and will be launched soon.