The concept is based on designing row house neighborhoods that have a minimal environmental impact. Built as an affordable multi-story house, Maison Reciprocity will be organized around a central
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Just one project under the My Shelter Foundation's good deeds, A Liter of Light uses simple technology originally conceived by Alfredo Moser from Brazil and modified by MIT students for the Philippines to
By building their tiny home on wheels, the Morrisons were able to bypass many of the building codes and regulations that normally stand in the way of building tiny homes. Although hOMe measures just 8.5
Southwest Africa’s Namib Desert is an arid landscape home to ostriches, leopards and other large animals. But a few of its more petite inhabitants are the makers of these huge desert circles that
Harvard Scientists are working on a new renewable energy system that can harvest the power from the earth's infrared energy. Our planet is constantly releasing hundreds of millions of gigawatts of
The proposal aims to rejuvenate the area between Dallas’ downtown and the planned Trinity River Corridor Park. It was conceived as a way of connecting the collection of independent infrastructure and
Internet access is what keeps companies like Facebook and Google in business. The more people who have internet connectivity, the more demand there is for their services. That's presumably why Google is
Image of solar panels / Shutterstock Ghana just made a major investment in solar energy with plans to build over 600 megawatts worth of photovoltaic power parks. Better still, the companies working
This week at the American Physical Society meeting in Denver, engineers were introduced to a new magnetic material could revolutionize the electronics industry. Professor Ivan Schuller from the University
At the recent Design Indaba conference in Cape Town, Kenyan technology firm Ushahidi unveiled a lightweight and portable internet router designed to work anywhere in the world - even in places with
Zaha Hadid's Al Wakrah stadium for the Qatar 2022 World Cup has raised eyebrows since it was first revealed, but a shockingly high number of construction deaths are threatening to cast a sinister shadow
The project is based on the idea of eco-responsible lifestyles and sustainable innovations that enable biodiversity and slow down the massive rural exodus China has experienced over the last decade.
Do you dream about living a freer life in an off-grid mobile home? Photographer Andrew Waits traveled around the West Coast capturing amazing images of people that drifted away and now live happily in
Just a few weeks ago the world's largest solar thermal power plant switched online in Nevada, and now the largest solar plant in Latin America is underway just south of the border. Aura Solar I — a
The environmentally-centered design of the new building is influenced heavily not only by the importance of its future contents, but also the natural setting around the structure. Made up of six layered
Did you know that home automation systems can lower your electricity bills, improve energy efficiency, and boost your home's security to boot? Today's smart systems allow you to monitor your lights and
Michael Jantzen designed the Pavilion of the Rising Sun, a proposal for a large public space that gathers energy from the sun and distributes it out into the local community. The gathered energy is also
Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, Doug amassed a team of designers to help him with his latest philanthropy project - lightweight shelters that can be easily shipped and erected anywhere in the world.
Designer Benjamin Shine has created a brilliant regenerative candle holder that transforms melted wax into a fresh new candle! The Rekindle Candlestick lets users reuse a candle over and over again by
Via Verde rise above the acacia and pine trees at a small fishing village called Punta del Diablo in northern Uruguay. Located near the village's center, this green B&B stands right where the luscious
A newly released NASA satellite image taken from space shows the extent of California's worst drought since record-keeping started in 1885 and potentially the region's driest period in 500 years.
Last year car buyers bought a record 100,000 electric vehicles - and that number is expected to grow more and more each year. As electric cars like the Tesla Model S and Nissan Leaf leave dealer
London-based Exploration Architecture creates cutting-edge projects that explore truly sustainable concepts. Their designs are inspired by natural forms ranging from sea urchins to coral reefs, and they
Stewart Brand is an author, environmentalist, and above all, best known for his work as the founder of the Whole Earth Catalog. In 1966 Brand was one of the first environmentalists to push NASA --
INTERVIEW: We Talk to the Creators of Morpholio and Trace – Two Mobile Apps Ready to Shake Up the Design World
Inhabitat: How did the idea for Morpholio come about? Morpholio: The idea for Morpholio is actually still evolving and hopefully will always be slightly in flux. In 2011, five of us came together to
Jointly created between NRG Energy, Inc., Google, and BrightSource Energy, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is the largest solar project of its kind and accounts for nearly a third of all
EcoMow, a startup founded by engineers and business students from George Mason University, is working on an automatic lawnmower that literally creates its own fuel. Between the tailpipe emissions and
Designed by Lewis Cubitt and unveiled in 1852, London’s King’s Cross railway station is one of Britain’s biggest and most well-known transport hubs. The station took its name from the King's Cross
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