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6 High-Flying New Treetop Abodes by O2 Treehouses

6 High-Flying New Treetop Abodes by O2 Treehouses

Bamboo Tripod Here is yet another unique treehouse design we've never seen before and this one only has a footprint of 80 square feet. The platform of this treehouse and bridge is supported with a

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Occupy Vacant Lots Project Constructs a Pre-Fab Shed for Urban Gardeners

Occupy Vacant Lots Project Constructs a Pre-Fab Shed for Urban Gardeners

Students at Green Mountain College (GMC) recently took on a mission to develop a shed for urban farmers that would suit the needs of the gardeners of the future. The OVaL Shed -- otherwise known as the

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SMPLy Mod Prefab Prototype Home Lands in British Colombia

SMPLy Mod Prefab Prototype Home Lands in British Colombia

The prefab home builder designed, fabricated and installed the two story house in just 9 weeks this past fall. Located on a derelict subdivision lot, the home was built on a concrete pier foundation

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Zooom Productions’ Picturesque Salzburg Eco Office Blends into its Environs

Zooom Productions’ Picturesque Salzburg Eco Office Blends into its Environs

Sphere2 is situated adjacent to the facility's existing buildings, which were built using pre-fabricated KLH panels. The new building makes use of concrete and masonry construction clad with raw steel

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Fantastic Prefab Read-Nest is a Tiny Wooden Cube Perfect for Booklovers

Fantastic Prefab Read-Nest is a Tiny Wooden Cube Perfect for Booklovers

Read-Nest is a pre-fabricated structure, so no noise, scrap materials, wood dust or builders are necessary to build it. The tiny wooden box could land in any garden, forest or even an urban terrace,

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Studio Gang’s Curvaceous Wood Pavilion at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo

Studio Gang’s Curvaceous Wood Pavilion at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo

Image © Beth Zacherle Studio Gang Architects' design for the South Pond Pavilion was inspired by the tortoise shell. It features pre-fabricated wooden planks that have been interconnected and milled

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Bjarko|Serra Architects Create a Modern and Green Backyard Cottage

Bjarko|Serra Architects Create a Modern and Green Backyard Cottage

Bjarko|Serra Architects’ modern backyard cottage is a 800 s.f. mini-dwelling created in response to a recent zoning code change in Seattle to create more density. Dubbed the DADU (detached accessory

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CO2 Bambu Makes Prefab Bamboo Homes in Hurricane Ravaged Nicaragua

CO2 Bambu Makes Prefab Bamboo Homes in Hurricane Ravaged Nicaragua

In 2007, Hurricane Felix devastated the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua, destroying multiple indigenous villages of Mayagna and Miskito ancestry. Flash forward to 2011 and these communities have become

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INTERVIEW: Jennifer Siegal of Office of Mobile Design

INTERVIEW: Jennifer Siegal of Office of Mobile Design

We love the work of Jennifer Siegal's Office of Mobile Design, and our very own Emily Pilloton had the opportunity to talk to her in person about green architecture and her prefab designs. One of her

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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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Airy Chu Hai College Campus in Hong Kong Will be Cooled by Sea Breezes

Airy Chu Hai College Campus in Hong Kong Will be Cooled by Sea Breezes

Chu Hai College of Higher Education in Hong Kong is getting an airy new look designed by OMA. Slated to open in 2013, the 90,000 square foot campus will house open spaces for classrooms, studios and

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OutsideIN House Uses Passive Solar Elements and Wind to Heat and Cool

OutsideIN House Uses Passive Solar Elements and Wind to Heat and Cool

Vuilleumier’s goal was to harness the natural forces in the Natales region, and have the OutsideIN home harmonize, rather than work against them. The sloped roof was created in response to the strong

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Sydney Pre-Fab School Sports Naturally Cooled Amoeba-like Facade

Sydney Pre-Fab School Sports Naturally Cooled Amoeba-like Facade

This unconventional façade has turned out to be a wise energy choice for the International Grammer School in Sydney Australia. Recently claiming an award for the best use of glass for energy efficiency,

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Crazy Green-Roofed Habitable Bridge Proposed to Span Acapulco Bay

Crazy Green-Roofed Habitable Bridge Proposed to Span Acapulco Bay

The municipal government does not nor ever will have the funds to build a 3 km bridge across the bay, even though the region is sorely in need of it. Private investment is needed in order to make the

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Sprouts of Green Pop Up on a Barcelona Community Center Rooftop

Sprouts of Green Pop Up on a Barcelona Community Center Rooftop

This cheery community center in the Cardedeu area of Barcelona, Spain, combines three of our favorite things - recycled materials, an emphasis on the surrounding environment, and a green rooftop. Designed

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Sustainably Built Swamp Huts Light Up Like Glowing Lanterns in the Forest

Sustainably Built Swamp Huts Light Up Like Glowing Lanterns in the Forest

Keith Moscow and Robert Linn's initial concept for the Swamp Huts was perpetually rethought and reinvented over nearly two decades. The project has in fact been reincarnated as an Architecture for

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Incredible Floating Pre-Fab Neighborhood Pops Up in The Netherlands

Incredible Floating Pre-Fab Neighborhood Pops Up in The Netherlands

Houseboats have been around for quite a while, and the Dutch have built some extraordinary ones. Building floating neighborhoods is the next obvious step, as development pressure is making terrestrial

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PUU-BO: BIG Unveils Prefabricated Wood Eco Community for Finland

PUU-BO: BIG Unveils Prefabricated Wood Eco Community for Finland

Inhabitat favorite BIG just unveiled a modern prefabricated eco village that will be constructed in the Finnish city of Kouvola. Dubbed “PUU-BO”, the flexible wooden housing project won first place in

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Adaptable Live Work Home Wrapped With a Beautiful Perforated Facade

Adaptable Live Work Home Wrapped With a Beautiful Perforated Facade

The Live Work Home is integrating the concept of social, economic, and environmental sustainability back to Syacuse, New York by building green. Designed by Cook + Fox, the concept for the home was to

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KUBIK: Recycled Water Tanks Transformed into a Glowing Holiday Pop Up Party in Vienna

KUBIK: Recycled Water Tanks Transformed into a Glowing Holiday Pop Up Party in Vienna

The latest light room installation was created by Balestra Berlin in conjunction with Festakt Eventagentur and glows a jolly red that is in keeping with the season. 152 disused water tanks were positioned

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Serbian Pavilion Creates Interactive Garden of Curious Games

Serbian Pavilion Creates Interactive Garden of Curious Games

The Serbian installation at the 12th Annual Venice Architecture Bienniale is a fantastic example of stripped-down, simple green design inspired by a sense of community. For the exposition’s theme,

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6 Eco Offices That Beat Your Cubicle Any Day

6 Eco Offices That Beat Your Cubicle Any Day

VIBRANT BELGIAN ECO OFFICE IS GREEN OUTSIDE AND IN This colorful workplace is so creative that you might never guess that it's home to Infrax, a Belgian utility provider. And it isn't just green on

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Beautiful Student-Built Prefab Office Wins AIA Citation

Beautiful Student-Built Prefab Office Wins AIA Citation

A design/build project at the California Academy of Art turned out to be an award-winning affair for a group of five architecture students who built this beautiful prefabricated outdoor office. Located in

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Futuristic Vertical City Holds Plug-In Hexagonal Housing Units

Futuristic Vertical City Holds Plug-In Hexagonal Housing Units

Malaysian architect Tay Yee Wei recently unveiled a towering vertical city populated with hexagonal housing units that offer a solution to urban population growth problems in Asian cities. The tower

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Marmol Radziner Launches Affordable New Locomo Prefab!

Marmol Radziner Launches Affordable New Locomo Prefab!

Inhabitat favorite Marmol Radziner just officially launched a brand new line of affordable modular prefab homes, the Locomo (which stands for LOwer COst MOdular). The official announcement was made today

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Inhabitat is Looking for Dwell on Design Volunteers!

Inhabitat is Looking for Dwell on Design Volunteers!

Hey Los Angeles readers! Want to score a free ticket to the West Coast's largest design event, Dwell on Design? We're looking for a few volunteers to help us man our fabulous Inhabibooth during the show,

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D.O.C. Unlimited Prefab House is a Simple and Modern Residence

D.O.C. Unlimited Prefab House is a Simple and Modern Residence

This house, designed by D.O.C. Unlimited, was recently constructed in North Georgia using a system of precast concrete insulated panels. This material choice achieves a good balance between the benefits

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Pop Up House is Affordable Prefabulous Green Housing

Pop Up House is Affordable Prefabulous Green Housing

Photography by Avery Meyers The Pop-Up House offers an affordable, eco-friendly, pre-fabricated kit that comes to the building site ready to be built. Unlike other pre-fabricated houses, the Pop-Up

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60,000 sq ft Prefab Apartment Complex to be Completed This Summer

60,000 sq ft Prefab Apartment Complex to be Completed This Summer

Interface Studio Architects, who gave us the 100K house, is upping the ante in sustainable prefab building by designing a new 72 unit LEED-certified apartment complex in Philadelphia. To be completed this

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