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Prefab Ekó Solar Decathlon House is an Awesome Sustainable Housing Solution for Brazil

Prefab Ekó Solar Decathlon House is an Awesome Sustainable Housing Solution for Brazil

Team Brasil chose wood as the main construction materials for their solar-powered Ekó House since these are more readily available in their home country and because they help to raise awareness of the

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Tongji University’s Bamboo Para Ecohouse Embraces Daoist and Western Philosophies at the Solar Decathlon

Tongji University’s Bamboo Para Ecohouse Embraces Daoist and Western Philosophies at the Solar Decathlon

Constructed from scratch in just under two weeks, the elegant but strong form of the Para Ecohouse creates an impressive dwelling for a couple to live comfortably in a sustainable manner. The simple

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Apple iPhone 5 Launch Marred by Undercover Report of Working Conditions at Foxconn Factory

Apple iPhone 5 Launch Marred by Undercover Report of Working Conditions at Foxconn Factory

Today Apple debuted its latest offering, the iPhone 5 - but not everyone is thrilled with the news. For workers at the Foxconn factory in China, today is the culmination of hours of work under grueling

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Take a Tour of Blu Homes’ First Prefab in Joshua Springs This Weekend

Take a Tour of Blu Homes’ First Prefab in Joshua Springs This Weekend

With Blu Homes' new Vallejo, CA factory, the prefab home builder is making a big push to expand its product throughout the West Coast. The company's first Southern California project is Tim Disney's

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GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: Preparing Your Home for Green Certification

GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: Preparing Your Home for Green Certification

Our Green Guide to Prefab series has explored a number of considerations that need to be made when planning for a prefab home, from siting to personal style to financing and loans. But how do you

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Method Homes Completes Traditional Craftsman-Style Doe Bay Prefab Cottage on Orcas Island

Method Homes Completes Traditional Craftsman-Style Doe Bay Prefab Cottage on Orcas Island

The Cottage Series developed from a collaboration between San Juan Islands-based Studio 29 and Seattle prefab manufacturer, Method Homes. Studio 29 was trying to come up with a more sustainable way to

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East Meets West in Tongji University’s Para Eco-House Design for the European Solar Decathlon

East Meets West in Tongji University’s Para Eco-House Design for the European Solar Decathlon

The lattice work on the outer shell is created from bamboo, a traditional Chinese material that is more sustainable than timber due to its rapid regrowth. By using mortise and tendon joints it adds to the

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RWTH Aachen University’s Counter Entropy Solar Decathlon House is Made From Recycled CDs!

RWTH Aachen University’s Counter Entropy Solar Decathlon House is Made From Recycled CDs!

Designed for a couple without children, Counter Entropy is almost completely open save for the bathroom, which is slightly set apart on the northern side. A large cantilevering roof made of seven prefab

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Sophisticated Passive H-House Keeps its Cool in Salt Lake City

Sophisticated Passive H-House Keeps its Cool in Salt Lake City

H-House is a three bedroom, three-story home in Salt Lake City, UT designed by Axis Architects. The ground floor holds the garage, storage and the entry, which leads up to the main floor that contains all

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Re-Purposed Bus Stop Clad in Futuristic Metal Skin Lures Tourists to Northwest Spain

Re-Purposed Bus Stop Clad in Futuristic Metal Skin Lures Tourists to Northwest Spain

Most of the existing structure was left alone, considerably reducing the amount of new materials required to complete this striking new adaptive reuse project in Arteixo. Despite a tight budget, the

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Bambu’s Renewable Ideas Fuse Design and Social Responsibility

Bambu’s Renewable Ideas Fuse Design and Social Responsibility

Bambu is one of the leading green companies in the homewares and gift segment. The China-based company received Green America’s Gold Seal of Approval for its efforts to preserve the environment, promote

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Avant Garage: LEED Platinum-Designed Postgreen Homes Townhome For Sale in Philadelphia

Avant Garage: LEED Platinum-Designed Postgreen Homes Townhome For Sale in Philadelphia

Avant Garage is an urban infill project in the Fishtown Proper neighborhood that consists of four three-story townhomes. Each home has 2,100 square feet of floor space with a two-car in-line garage, a

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Renzo Piano’s MUSE Museum is a Sustainable Building that Will Help Revitalize Trento’s Riverfront

Renzo Piano’s MUSE Museum is a Sustainable Building that Will Help Revitalize Trento’s Riverfront

The museum is part of a larger redevelopment effort in this part of Trento which will include housing, leisure, retail and office space, all to be designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop. The former

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Butterfly-Winged Wuxi Grand Theatre is a New Eco Cultural Landmark in China

Butterfly-Winged Wuxi Grand Theatre is a New Eco Cultural Landmark in China

Inspiration for the Wuxi Grand Theatre's design came from the butterfly as well as the old Chinese opera, Butterfly Lovers. The building's volume is that of a butterfly landing on water and features eight

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Kwytza Chopstick Art Transforms Single-Use Chopsticks into Stylish Home Decor

Kwytza Chopstick Art Transforms Single-Use Chopsticks into Stylish Home Decor

During a stint in China, founder Bryan Parks observed how many wooden chopsticks went to waste after meals. Returning to Oregon, he was so inspired by his time in China that he decided to address the

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Daly Genik’s Tahiti Housing Complex in Santa Monica Redefines Sustainable Low-Income Housing

Daly Genik’s Tahiti Housing Complex in Santa Monica Redefines Sustainable Low-Income Housing

  Santa Monica-based architecture firm Daly Genik teamed with a local nonprofit agency to redevelop this low-rise apartment complex at an entrance to the I-10 freeway in downtown Santa Monica. The

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The Bambu Pet Hammock II Provides a Stylish Spot for Your Furry Friend to Relax

The Bambu Pet Hammock II Provides a Stylish Spot for Your Furry Friend to Relax

There is no need to sacrifice your finely planned home décor while trying to integrate your pet into your home. Pet Lounge Studios has created a refined piece of pet furniture that will meld beautifully

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Eindhoven’s Futuristic “Blob” Building Hides 1,700 Bikes in Its Belly

Eindhoven’s Futuristic “Blob” Building Hides 1,700 Bikes in Its Belly

Photo © Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitat The Blob's iconic aesthetics and spacious 10,000-square-foot interior have made it a local landmark and a popular meeting and reference point within the city

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Twig Case Co.’s Paper and Bamboo iPhone Cases Feature Eye-catching Laser Engraved Graphics

Twig Case Co.’s Paper and Bamboo iPhone Cases Feature Eye-catching Laser Engraved Graphics

Been on the lookout for a new iPhone case? Twig Case Co. has created a beautiful series of laser engraved iPhone cases constructed from FSC Certified paper and bamboo. Made locally in Minnesota, the

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Kichler’s New LED Tape Light Fits Just About Everywhere

Kichler’s New LED Tape Light Fits Just About Everywhere

LED is taking the interior design world by storm and Kichler's new lineup of LED tape add a heap of options for low-impact and dramatic lighting. The lineup of indoor or outdoor strips comes in all

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Mt. Sinai Renovation’s Winged Bamboo Screen Soars Over Singapore

Mt. Sinai Renovation’s Winged Bamboo Screen Soars Over Singapore

Whereas most contemporary designers restrict their use of bamboo to cosmetic finishes, TOPOS has used it as a structural component as well. The wing that tops the green renovation promotes natural

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Crescent-Shaped Weihai Pavilion Engages With the Seascape in China

Crescent-Shaped Weihai Pavilion Engages With the Seascape in China

Make Architects completed the Weihai Pavilion in the spring of 2012 to serve as an information hub and reception area for a new residential development on the island. The pavilion was the first to be

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aMAZEme Labyrinth of 250,000 Books Unveiled in London!

aMAZEme Labyrinth of 250,000 Books Unveiled in London!

A smaller version of the piece was previously created in Rio de Janeiro. Much more ambitious than its predecessor, the London maze was built from 250,000 used and new books, most of which were loaned and

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24 Gorgeous Green Lamps That Look Great With Energy-Saving LED Bulbs

24 Gorgeous Green Lamps That Look Great With Energy-Saving LED Bulbs

CEILING LAMPS From simple fitted ceiling fixtures to elaborate chandeliers, ceiling lamps offer a great way to efficiently illuminate an entire room while adding drama and visual flare. They also offer a

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Next Generation Sunset Breezehouse Opens to the Public For Tours This Week

Next Generation Sunset Breezehouse Opens to the Public For Tours This Week

Located in the heart of wine country in Healdsburg, CA is this year's Sunset Idea House, which was designed and built by Blu Homes. Back in 2005, Sunset helped debut Michelle Kaufmann's iconic Breezehouse

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A Firsthand Look at the Magnolia 2300 Yurt – the First Energy Star Home in British Columbia

A Firsthand Look at the Magnolia 2300 Yurt – the First Energy Star Home in British Columbia

Rachel Ross: Meet our house, the Magnolia 2300. It’s a three bedroom, round, passive solar home located in the lush green forest of Nelson, B.C. Canada. Myself, my husband Lars, and our 15 year old

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Jenga-Like Bamboo PixelTable Can be Pushed or Pulled to Create Storage Space

Jenga-Like Bamboo PixelTable Can be Pushed or Pulled to Create Storage Space

Need more shelf space? A cupboard? A table? The Jenga-like PixelTable from Studio Intussen can be transformed into a variety of furnishings to suit your needs. The 45 x 45 x 45 cm cube is

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Camden Beach is a Sandy Manmade Beach in the Middle of London

Camden Beach is a Sandy Manmade Beach in the Middle of London

Nearly 3,000 square feet of warm sand is spread out in the lot adjacent to the Roundhouse complex, which stretches from the venue’s terrace. Comfy beach chairs, sun umbrellas, and windbreaks set the

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Paris’ Promenade Plantée Gave Inspiration to New York’s High Line Park

Paris’ Promenade Plantée Gave Inspiration to New York’s High Line Park

The Vincennes railway line was active through Paris from 1859 to 1969, until it was abandoned when the more modern RER train line was built. As Paris grew, buildings were erected around the Vincennes

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