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Asymptote Architecture’s Prefab Velo Towers are Topped With Green Roofs and a Soaring Skybridge

Asymptote Architecture’s Prefab Velo Towers are Topped With Green Roofs and a Soaring Skybridge

Asymptote Architecture's round, offset Velo Towers offer an interesting alternative to typical skyscraper designs, resembling rotating parts on a machine. Both the interior residential units and external

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OOIIO Architecture’s Women’s Prison in Iceland Is Filled with Light and Greenery

OOIIO Architecture’s Women’s Prison in Iceland Is Filled with Light and Greenery

Madrid-based OOIIO Architecture has developed a proposal for a female prison in Iceland. After interviewing people who live and work in the design team determined that the worst thing about living in a

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Kengo Kuma’s Green Cast Has A Living Facade Of Pixelated Aluminum Planters

Kengo Kuma’s Green Cast Has A Living Facade Of Pixelated Aluminum Planters

Completed in the summer of 2011, the five story building provides space for a shop, a clinic, offices and a private residence. The basement and ground floor are used for parking, a pharmacy and a street

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High-Tech Off-Grid Mirai Nihon Home Coexists With Nature in Japan

High-Tech Off-Grid Mirai Nihon Home Coexists With Nature in Japan

In order to make Mirai Nihon a reality, TBWAHAKUHODO developed a platform to identify new technologies and innovations that had not yet been commercialized. Next, the firm partnered with Nissan, maker of

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Spherical Prefab G-PODs are High-Tech Loungers for Modern Nomads

Spherical Prefab G-PODs are High-Tech Loungers for Modern Nomads

G-PODS are sleek prefabricated structures that can be placed just about anywhere, including rooftops and gardens. They are rain-resistant and the interiors are covered in the same materials used in

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Modular SPACEPLATES Greenhouse Mimics the Geometry of Sea Urchin Shells

Modular SPACEPLATES Greenhouse Mimics the Geometry of Sea Urchin Shells

Building on a concept first introduced by the late Danish engineer Ture Wester, the designers have created a minimalist modular system that is lightweight and self-supporting, expansive, and yet

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STICKS: Miniature Tipi-Shaped Kindergartens for Urban Parks in Paris

STICKS: Miniature Tipi-Shaped Kindergartens for Urban Parks in Paris

Each Stick "nursery," as Djuric Tardio calls them, will feature the latest in sustainable bioclimatic technologies to ensure that they are energy efficient and infused with natural light. The lower level

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Dandelion Clock is a Bodacious Modular Kindergarten in Germany

Dandelion Clock is a Bodacious Modular Kindergarten in Germany

The four modules are arranged around a central atrium. This daylit space and naturally-ventilated space has multiple functions: It is an indoor playing field, a dining hall and it regulates traffic

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Harpoon House is a Smartly-Designed Compact Prefab Home in Portland

Harpoon House is a Smartly-Designed Compact Prefab Home in Portland

When Matt and Katherine decided they wanted a home of their own they found a small lot in a southeast Portland neighborhood. They had been living in a small house and didn't want to increase their square

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MOTAT’s Aviation Display Hall Protects Historic Planes and the Environment

MOTAT’s Aviation Display Hall Protects Historic Planes and the Environment

The Aviation Display Hall was built to extend MOTAT's existing facilities and house all of their aviation exhibits. The new building is over 3,000 sq m and is actually built on top of a former landfill,

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Modular Casa SIP is a Zero-Waste Home in Chile

Modular Casa SIP is a Zero-Waste Home in Chile

Casa SIP is a 139 sq meter home in Santo Domingo, Valparaiso, Chile, designed and built by Alejandro Soffia and Gabriel Rudolphy. The home is primarily built from SIPs that were formed into 6 sq meter

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OMA to Transform Stalin-Era Prefab into the New Home for the Garage Center in Moscow

OMA to Transform Stalin-Era Prefab into the New Home for the Garage Center in Moscow

The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture was founded in 2008 by Dasha Zhukova as a major non-profit arts project, dedicated to exploring and developing contemporary culture in Moscow. The center has

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Castaway House Renovation Is the First Certified Phoenix Green Construction Code Project

Castaway House Renovation Is the First Certified Phoenix Green Construction Code Project

The Castaway House, which was named in reference to the Tom Hanks movie, was originally a 1,000 sq ft mid-century ranch home that was abandoned. The Ranch Mine, which specializes in home renovations, took

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Moreava Cabins are Airy Eco-Accommodations for Easter Island Explorers

Moreava Cabins are Airy Eco-Accommodations for Easter Island Explorers

The spacious Moreava Cabins are perfect for a group of friends or small family, measuring two square foot each with a 0.5 square foot covered patio area. They were prefabricated on the continent,

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11×11 is a Modern Wood-Clad Prefab in Germany

11×11 is a Modern Wood-Clad Prefab in Germany

11x11 is clad in vertical laminated wooden slats that extend to the roof. The same material is used to frame the deep-set windows which bend over eaves and wrap around corners, funneling enough daylight

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Djuric Tardio’s Airy Parisian Home Is Topped with a Green Roof Garden

Djuric Tardio’s Airy Parisian Home Is Topped with a Green Roof Garden

A rainwater harvesting system ensures that the terrace garden can be irrigated without using more than the client's fair share of water. Oversized and doubled-glazed south-facing windows permit plenty of

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London Data Center Staff to Avoid Olympic Traffic by Sleeping In Pods Next to Servers

London Data Center Staff to Avoid Olympic Traffic by Sleeping In Pods Next to Servers

The upcoming London Olympics have been the source of much concern, as never before seen traffic levels are expected to bring the City's streets to a three week-long standstill. However staff at one data

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Cute Gigantic Muskrat Sculpture Pops Up in the Dutch Countryside!

Cute Gigantic Muskrat Sculpture Pops Up in the Dutch Countryside!

Made from local biodegradable materials, the cute giant sculpture blends in with its surroundings. It was built back in 2004 to show the size of the problem that the animals are said to cause to

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Ambient River Bank House Opens Out to a Pine Forest in Montana

Ambient River Bank House Opens Out to a Pine Forest in Montana

The River Bank House receives quite a lot of summer sun, which is partially mitigated by solar orientation and also by a large roof over the living room that provides shading to areas comprised of a large

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Floating Eco House by Monika Wierzba is Low-Impact, Adaptable Prefab Home

Floating Eco House by Monika Wierzba is Low-Impact, Adaptable Prefab Home

One of the most important features in a floating house is water management, so Wierzba has equipped the building with a rainwater recovery system and biological filter systems in order to be able to use

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Beautiful French Prefab House by Djuric Tardio is Made Entirely of Sustainable Finnish Larch

Beautiful French Prefab House by Djuric Tardio is Made Entirely of Sustainable Finnish Larch

Placed on a densely populated block, the two story house boasts a great deal of well-utilized outdoor space including an enormous roof terrace, a hanging balcony from the second floor and a decked dining

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ZeroPlus Architects’ Sneeoosh Cabin Rests Lightly On the Forest Floor

ZeroPlus Architects’ Sneeoosh Cabin Rests Lightly On the Forest Floor

ZeroPlus Architects' main goal for Sneeoosh Cabin was for it to have minimal impact on the forest. They developed a set of guiding principles to ensure their goal, which included respecting the Douglas

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Blue Forest’s Beautiful Eco-PERCH Treehouse Lets You Live Life Amongst the Trees

Blue Forest’s Beautiful Eco-PERCH Treehouse Lets You Live Life Amongst the Trees

The four bedroom eco-PERCH is a luxury retreat that was inspired by Blue Forest's already popular tree houses. The new design sleeps four people and is delivered, assembled and commissioned in

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GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: Finding a Prefab Home That Works With Your Lifestyle

GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: Finding a Prefab Home That Works With Your Lifestyle

In the last three articles of our Green Guide to Prefab series we discussed the history of prefab design, the evolution of mobile homes into modular prefabricated homes, and how to best choose a site for

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Avatar Architettura’s Recycled Pallet Pavilion Pops up in Italy

Avatar Architettura’s Recycled Pallet Pavilion Pops up in Italy

Italian design firm Avatar Architettura is well-known for their ability to turn recycled wooden pallets into inspiring works of art - like this fun pavilion in Italy. Designed as a temporary art

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Study finds Eco-Friendly Hotels in Spain to be More Profitable Than Regular Hotels

Study finds Eco-Friendly Hotels in Spain to be More Profitable Than Regular Hotels

As we see an increasing number of eco-friendly holiday destinations popping up around the globe, a study from Cornell University has some great news for hotel owners and green vacationers alike: Spanish

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Green-Roofed Linnaeusborg Centre for Life Sciences is a Zig-Zagging Horizontal Tower

Green-Roofed Linnaeusborg Centre for Life Sciences is a Zig-Zagging Horizontal Tower

Linnaeusborg is the facility for the Centre for Life Sciences at the University of Groningen and was designed by Rudy Uytenhaak Architectenbureau. Situated on the eastern side of the campus, the building

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PHOTOS: LivingHomes Debuts Affordable New C6 Prefab Home starting at $179,000

PHOTOS: LivingHomes Debuts Affordable New C6 Prefab Home starting at $179,000

LivingHome's new C6 prefabricated home is groundbreaking in a world of expensive modern, green prefabs. We've been covering modern green prefab on Inhabitat for years, and while there has always been a

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Systemateks Unveils Solar Powered Modular Eco Bar With Built-in Planters

Systemateks Unveils Solar Powered Modular Eco Bar With Built-in Planters

Canada-based SYSTEMATEKS is a brand based on the idea that the future of design lies in creating systems that allow people to personalize and co-create designs for themselves. The company recently built a

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Lindal Launches New ‘Architects Collaborative’ Prefab Home Line Featuring Designs from Our Favorite Architects

Lindal Launches New ‘Architects Collaborative’ Prefab Home Line Featuring Designs from Our Favorite Architects

Marmol Radziner for Architects Collaborative The collaboration is reminiscent of the Case Study Program that took place in Los Angeles during the mid-20th century, which produced some of architecture's

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