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Elevated Prefab Home On Cusabo Island is Perched To Withstand Fire and Hurricane

Elevated Prefab Home On Cusabo Island is Perched To Withstand Fire and Hurricane

Designed by Seattle-based Woollen Studio and built by Park City, UT-based EcoSteel, the Cusabo Island home is a prefab wonder. Engineered to exceed FEMA flood zone code requirements, with helical

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Front Yard Coop: A Solar-Powered and Self-Propelling Chicken Coop!

Front Yard Coop: A Solar-Powered and Self-Propelling Chicken Coop!

Raising chickens in one's backyard is a growing trend that has given away to some awesome chicken coop designs. But just when we thought we'd seen them all, enter the Front Yard “Full Monty” Coop

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Beaming Modular Power Towers Unveiled for BrightSource’s Mojave Solar Plant

Beaming Modular Power Towers Unveiled for BrightSource’s Mojave Solar Plant

We're pretty happy that a 392 MW solar concentrating plant is currently under construction in the Mojave Desert to supply enough juice to power 140,000 homes by 2013. But we're even more excited to learn

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Bright Green Las Palmas Parasite Hangs on the Shoulder of Abandoned Rotterdam Warehouse

Bright Green Las Palmas Parasite Hangs on the Shoulder of Abandoned Rotterdam Warehouse

As the featured project of the exhibition, Las Palmas is a protype prefabricated home. Perched atop the warehouse’s elevator shaft, the fluorescent yellow residence hangs on the shoulder of the

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Mountain-Like UP Lift Zeppelin Hangar Doubles As a Green Roofed Extreme Sports Center

Mountain-Like UP Lift Zeppelin Hangar Doubles As a Green Roofed Extreme Sports Center

The competition called for the hangar to be a "single structure with a clearance of 100 meters wide by 300 meters long and 100 meters in height to house the production and storage of a zeppelin." The

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Net Zero Savannah iHouse Opens For Tours At Green Bridge Farm

Net Zero Savannah iHouse Opens For Tours At Green Bridge Farm

So far, Clayton Homes has built 9 iHomes around the country with their i-House 1.0 concept. These homes are all prefabricated and come with bamboo floors, Energy Star appliances, no VOC paint, CFL

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Mini Prefab Police Station Lays Down The Law In Hanover, Germany

Mini Prefab Police Station Lays Down The Law In Hanover, Germany

The original VW bus police station at the Turkish consulate was considered ugly by many, so Tev Wilhelmsen of Gesamtkonzept proposed a new, more modern idea to the police department. Wilhelmsen's concept

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Giant Rainbow Hued Umbrellas Pop Up in Spain!

Giant Rainbow Hued Umbrellas Pop Up in Spain!

Each umbrella has been prefabricated and varies in both height and diameter. Moreover, by equipping each umbrella with a light, the space can be occupied at all hours,  avoiding the plight that often

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Shipping Container Learning Center Lands In Australian Aboriginal Community

Shipping Container Learning Center Lands In Australian Aboriginal Community

The student project was completed through a design/build course at the university as part of the Bower Studio, a program that works with indigenous communities to build the infrastructure. Over their

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Cool Cloud-Shaped Prefab Retreat Treads Lightly on the Earth in France

Cool Cloud-Shaped Prefab Retreat Treads Lightly on the Earth in France

The Cloud was prefabricated and then delivered to the Park of the Hermitage in Lormont. Treading lightly on the earth is central to the park's philosophy, so travelers who book the minimalist space are

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Ghent University Students Develop DIY Zero Energy E-Cube Building Kit For Solar Decathlon

Ghent University Students Develop DIY Zero Energy E-Cube Building Kit For Solar Decathlon

The goal of the Ghent University students was to create a comfortable, solar-powered house with a lot of space on a small budget. Simplicity is at the core of their design and the home is stripped of

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Philadelphia Plants Its Very First Bus Stop Green Roof!

Philadelphia Plants Its Very First Bus Stop Green Roof!

Roofmeadow's plan, well executed this first time around, is to take existing bus stops and turn them green. The 60 square foot bus stop green roof at 15th and Market was based off of Roofmeadow's idea to

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Solar Decathlon: Empowerhouse Breaks Ground in D.C.’s Deanwood Neighborhood

Solar Decathlon: Empowerhouse Breaks Ground in D.C.’s Deanwood Neighborhood

Construction on the prefab home for the competition began earlier this year in New York and will make its way down to the capital in September for the competition. In preparation of the solar home's final

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Beautiful Green Roofed School Rises Like a Hill in Créteil, France

Beautiful Green Roofed School Rises Like a Hill in Créteil, France

The campus's layered program is carefully designed to isolate learning environments, setting the main assembly areas, library and media rooms partially below grade and stacking the classrooms above. Two

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Blue Sky Homes Completes Elegant Steel Prefab Home In Yucca Valley

Blue Sky Homes Completes Elegant Steel Prefab Home In Yucca Valley

Designed for Gordon Graham, the 1,225 sq ft home was built as a desert retreat from the cold winters of British Colombia. Graham happened to hear about Blue Sky Homes on his way to the Coachella Music

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Cylindrical Prefab Standard House Sustainably Fits Any Family and Any Location

Cylindrical Prefab Standard House Sustainably Fits Any Family and Any Location

The round shape of the home makes it easily suitable for any sized or shaped lot and windows and door placement can easily be decided based upon solar orientation or desired views. The roof shape and type

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FIRST PHOTOS: Incredible Recycled 747 Airplane House Completed in Malibu!

FIRST PHOTOS: Incredible Recycled 747 Airplane House Completed in Malibu!

Over time David Hertz and his team at Studio of Environmental Architects will be making use of the whole 747 plane including the wings, the fuselage, and cockpit to build not only the main house, but also

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INTERVIEW: Workshop APD’s Sustainable New Orleans

INTERVIEW: Workshop APD’s Sustainable New Orleans

In August 2006, Global Green and Brad Pitt announced the winners of the Global Green Sustainable Design Competition For New Orleans. The winning proposal, titled GreeNOLA and submitted by Matthew Berman

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Rijkswaterstaat: Dutch Public Works Bureau Unveils Groundbreaking Green Office

Rijkswaterstaat: Dutch Public Works Bureau Unveils Groundbreaking Green Office

The project aimed to encapsulate the identity of Rijkswaterstaat in a sustainable building that manifests the organization's core activities. The Dutch public works bureau is responsible for the roads,

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Prefabulous Tree Top Cabin Goes Out on a Limb at Sweden’s Tree Hotel

Prefabulous Tree Top Cabin Goes Out on a Limb at Sweden’s Tree Hotel

Access to the Cabin is gained via a footbridge leading to a spacious deck on top of the actual living quarters. The site for the room was chosen specifically for its high ground and steep slope to

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JustK PassivHaus In Germany Is a Fab Prefab Wooden Tower

JustK PassivHaus In Germany Is a Fab Prefab Wooden Tower

The four bedroom, 1,485 sq ft home was designed for two parents and their four children. Built on a compact lot, the home has a small footprint and is built up to taper as it reaches the fourth floor.

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300 Year Old Barn Renovated Into a Modern Yet Rustic Residence

300 Year Old Barn Renovated Into a Modern Yet Rustic Residence

The barn is located on a hill with a vantage over open farmland and woodlands. Wanting to preserve all that was good with the historic barn -- but still have a modern, efficient, functional home -- the

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INTERVIEW: Architect Toby Long on Living Classroom

INTERVIEW: Architect Toby Long on Living Classroom

As a follow-up to our previous Toby Long interview, we thought it fitting to highlight one particular (and very exciting) community-based green building project that Toby and Clever Homes have been

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Sustainable Copper-Clad ASU College of Nursing Weathers Beautifully In the Arizona Sun

Sustainable Copper-Clad ASU College of Nursing Weathers Beautifully In the Arizona Sun

Located right down the block from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, the College of Nursing effectively matches a similar aesthetic with a desert colored and high-performance facade. Copper was

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Torre Plaça Europa: Social Housing in Barcelona Made With 100% Recyclable Materials

Torre Plaça Europa: Social Housing in Barcelona Made With 100% Recyclable Materials

R+B Arqts had five innovation criteria in mind while designing this social housing project. First, they wanted each apartment to have multiple solar orientations and cross ventilation. Second, the

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Gernot Riether’s Cocoon-Like Sugarcane Buildings Win AIA Competition

Gernot Riether’s Cocoon-Like Sugarcane Buildings Win AIA Competition

Installed in less than two days by Riether and 6 students from the Georgia Institute of Technology, the 18 square meter enclosure uses 320 PETG cells. These pre-fabricated cells are locked together into

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SeARCH Architects Convert Rustic Barn Into Sun-Drenched Living Quarters

SeARCH Architects Convert Rustic Barn Into Sun-Drenched Living Quarters

A new take on a familiar typology, the architects at SeARCH have converted this old farmyard in the Netherlands into a unique housing complex called the Wolzak Farm. Hoping to stay in-tune with the

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Amphibious Houses Could Provide A Permanent Solution For Flooding In Thailand

Amphibious Houses Could Provide A Permanent Solution For Flooding In Thailand

The government of Thailand asked the two architecture firms to work on a solution for the increasing problem of flooding in Thailand. In the past, most people in Thailand lived near the river in homes

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Mecanoo’s Green Moscow University Plan Wins Support of Russian President Medvedev

Mecanoo’s Green Moscow University Plan Wins Support of Russian President Medvedev

As long as construction begins at the end of this year, President Medvedev has given Moscow's new university campus a green thumbs up. Mecanoo's design for the National University of Science and

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INTERVIEW: Architect Hank Louis on ‘Design Build Bluff’ and Sustainable Homes

INTERVIEW: Architect Hank Louis on ‘Design Build Bluff’ and Sustainable Homes

Photo credit: Keith Carlsen Each spring, Hank Louis takes a team of 22 University of Utah architecture grad students down to Bluff, Utah, where they live for the semester to build a home for someone on

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