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Refract House: Students Design Sun-Powered Zero Energy Home

Refract House: Students Design Sun-Powered Zero Energy Home

California College of the Arts (CCA) and Santa Clara University recently assembled a team of over 100 students to design the Refract House, an ultra energy-efficient dwelling that promotes an

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Green-Roofed Airport Training Center Achieves LEED Silver

Green-Roofed Airport Training Center Achieves LEED Silver

In 1999, The Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) set out to create a revolutionary fire and emergency services training facility that uses the newest and most innovative

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Big Dig House: Recycled Residence Reaches Completion

Big Dig House: Recycled Residence Reaches Completion

If the walls of the Big Dig House could talk, they'd tell you that it's comprised of 600,000 lbs of recycled materials that were rescued from the Big Dig highway project in Boston. Inhabitat

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GrowShelter: Living, Growing Shelter for Plants, Animals and People

GrowShelter: Living, Growing Shelter for Plants, Animals and People

Julia Molloy and Taka Sarui of Brooklyn design collaborative XLXS created the GrowShelter, a highly unique living environment where humans, plants and animals may co-exist. Consisting of three

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Kokopo House Fuses Luxury and Sustainability Under One Roof

Kokopo House Fuses Luxury and Sustainability Under One Roof

The Kokopo House proves that luxury, eco-minded amenities and off-grid living may co-exist. Peering over the top of the forest, the home's open structure creates a luxurious treehouse-like

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SUSTAINABLE SPIRE: Twisting Ivory Observation Tower for Dubai

SUSTAINABLE SPIRE: Twisting Ivory Observation Tower for Dubai

XTEN Architecture recently unveiled an elegantly spiraling observation tower that stands to make an incredible new addition to Dubai's skyline. Dubbed the ZPO Tower, the structure features a

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Xero Project Set To Green the City of Dallas

Xero Project Set To Green the City of Dallas

“What if one block in Texas became the sustainable model for the world? What if everything we knew and believed about design needed to change? What if we need to change along with it?” David

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Zaha Hadid Lifts Seoul with Green-Roofed Dongdaemun Plaza

Zaha Hadid Lifts Seoul with Green-Roofed Dongdaemun Plaza

Situated within the urban depths of South Korea’s largest shopping and business district, Dongdaemun Design Plaza & Park will provide shoppers, tourists and residents of Seoul with a place

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Renewable Cork Eco-Furniture and Accessories by Corque

Renewable Cork Eco-Furniture and Accessories by Corque

If you’re looking for unique home accessories that are environmentally friendly and have a clean and elegant design quality, you'll want to check out Corque's new collection crafted with - you

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Alsop Architecture’s Luxury Hotel Aims for BREEAM Excellent

Alsop Architecture’s Luxury Hotel Aims for BREEAM Excellent

A proposal for a £250m luxury hotel in London is aiming to bring commerce, tourism, and a BREEAM "Excellent" rating to the north banks of the River Thames. Alsop Architects has collaborated

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Hero’s 365 Drying Rack and Rain Collector Double as Garden Decor

Hero’s 365 Drying Rack and Rain Collector Double as Garden Decor

Called "365," Hero Design Lab's newest line of functional and attractive outdoor sustainability solutions wowed attendees at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair this year with its

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Milan 2009: PunkAlive Sustainably Sourced Furniture

Milan 2009: PunkAlive Sustainably Sourced Furniture

Where can one go to find breathtaking landscapes, artistic scenery and people with unique character? Punkaharju, Finland is one place, and PunkAlive goes to great measures to incorporate these

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Bright Idea: Claudio Fiumicelli Hexagon LED Lamp

Bright Idea: Claudio Fiumicelli Hexagon LED Lamp

Claudio Fiumicelli really knows how to light up a room! The Studiodsgn artist presented his futuristic C60 LED modular lighting unit at the Zona Tortona design event to critical acclaim.

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MILAN: Our Top Picks From Zona Tortona

MILAN: Our Top Picks From Zona Tortona

Zona Tortona is regarded as a sister show, or “satellite exhibit,” to the Salone Internazionale del Mobile; however, it was at Zona Tortona that I found some of the most innovative and

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Recycled Eggshell Stationary by Nicolas Cheng

Recycled Eggshell Stationary by Nicolas Cheng

Designer Nicolas Cheng of Studioroom906 is presenting this beautiful set of stationary made from recycled eggshells at the Milan Furniture Fair this week. In his “Childhood Memories”

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Reclaimed RE:cover Chairs by Fredrik Färg

Reclaimed RE:cover Chairs by Fredrik Färg

In his project RE:cover, Exhibited this week at the Milan Furniture Fair, Fredrik Färg takes the idea of timeless fashion and applies it to furniture to give old chairs a new and glamorous

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