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“Sprout” is a Pencil that You Can Plant To Grow Herbs and Vegetables

“Sprout” is a Pencil that You Can Plant To Grow Herbs and Vegetables

Writers and poets dream that words could blossom from their pencils like gardens in springtime.  Now they can literally bloom with “Sprout,” the pencil from Democratech that you can plant. By

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Royal Veterinary College Provides Eco Friendly Lodging for Their Clinical Students

Royal Veterinary College Provides Eco Friendly Lodging for Their Clinical Students

The Royal Veterinary College tasked London firm HawkinsBrown to design a new residential development to ensure their clinical students had housing nearby. The development is composed of nine three- and

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Zimmerman and Associates’ Vista Del Valle House in Sonoma, CA is a Luxurious Vision of Sustainability

Zimmerman and Associates’ Vista Del Valle House in Sonoma, CA is a Luxurious Vision of Sustainability

Spaces within the home evolve from a series of intersecting axes, which are emphasized by the gently sloping roof and the horizontal, light colored, cedar siding. A large wing-like roof structure over the

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GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: Building Your Green Prefab Home on Budget

GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: Building Your Green Prefab Home on Budget

In the last two articles of our Green Guide to Prefab series, we showed you the best way to build a prefab home that suits your lifestyle and makes the most of your building site. In our latest article,

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GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: The History of the Mobile Home and Its Influence on the Modern Prefab

GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: The History of the Mobile Home and Its Influence on the Modern Prefab

Last month we kicked off our Green Guide to Prefab series with an article exploring the history of prefabricated housing. Now we’re back with another article in this series to take a look at mobile

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Johnsen Schmaling Architects’ Modest Stacked Cabin Wins Third Architectural Award!

Johnsen Schmaling Architects’ Modest Stacked Cabin Wins Third Architectural Award!

The common farmstead vernacular found in the Midwest and Plains states includes having three separate buildings; a living quarters, an outhouse, and a tool shed. The client’s tight budget and the

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London’s 2012 Olympic Velodrome is an Elegant Energy-Efficient Stadium by Hopkins Architects

London’s 2012 Olympic Velodrome is an Elegant Energy-Efficient Stadium by Hopkins Architects

The beautiful saddle-like building was carefully engineered to be simple to construct with lightweight materials, and the construction takes advantage of natural resources to operate as a calibrated,

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Tutukaka Beach House Features Moveable Shutters To Bring In Natural Daylight

Tutukaka Beach House Features Moveable Shutters To Bring In Natural Daylight

The Tutukaka House was designed by Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects as a refuge for a busy family to use when they wanted to get out of the city. Located about 2 1/2 hours outside of Aukland on the

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London 2012: The Greenest Olympic Games in History?

London 2012: The Greenest Olympic Games in History?

Photo from Wikimedia Commons With less than a week to go until the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony on July 27th, excitement is building. Hundreds of workers are putting the finishing touches on

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World’s First Nissan LEAF Electric Stretch Limo Hits the Streets in Tennessee

World’s First Nissan LEAF Electric Stretch Limo Hits the Streets in Tennessee

A hotel in Nashville, Tennessee has created the world's first electric Nissan LEAF stretch limo. This is probably one of the last cars that you would ever think of seeing converted into a limousine, but

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The Polaris House Is a Modern Solar-Powered Abode Sited Atop a Wooded Hilltop

The Polaris House Is a Modern Solar-Powered Abode Sited Atop a Wooded Hilltop

Sited atop a wooded hilltop near Belmont, Massachusetts, across the street from Habitat, an Audubon wildlife sanctuary, is the stunning LEED certified Polaris House designed by Boston-based

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Connect:Homes 2.0 Is a Contemporary Customizable and Sustainable Prefabricated Home!

Connect:Homes 2.0 Is a Contemporary Customizable and Sustainable Prefabricated Home!

The 640 square foot home packs in a bevy of green building features. Starting on the exterior, a rainwater capturing system harvests rainwater from the roof for landscape irrigation. That same roof has a

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8 Architecture Offices That Will Make You Green With Envy

8 Architecture Offices That Will Make You Green With Envy

Stacked Shipping Container Office by Daiken-Met Architects Daiken-Met was having trouble finding office space to lease, so they decided to build their own temporary office out of stacked shipping

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Ignacia Apartments Take Advantage of the Chilean Sun While Filtering Out Santiago’s Pollution

Ignacia Apartments Take Advantage of the Chilean Sun While Filtering Out Santiago’s Pollution

The project started out with each owner purchasing square footage instead of an assigned space. Mardones and his team then worked to create each apartment within the building’s three complete floors,

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Green-Roofed +House is a Tranquil Woodland Home in Beautiful Ontario

Green-Roofed +House is a Tranquil Woodland Home in Beautiful Ontario

+House has a rectangular form that is nestled into the southern slope so that the house is virtually indistinguishable from the landscape when viewed from above. Along with small skylights, a 4.3 meter

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Vertical Shafts Pump Light into the Industrial Laneway House in Toronto

Vertical Shafts Pump Light into the Industrial Laneway House in Toronto

After adding 72 meters to the height of the building, Superkül brought in the vertical light shafts that extend across the length of the western wall. This allows light to permeate all the way down to

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Tree House Porch Renovation in Texas Turns an Old Home into a Dream Home

Tree House Porch Renovation in Texas Turns an Old Home into a Dream Home

The new porch was constructed out of western red cedar native to the western United States, which is ideal for deflecting Texas' vicious summer sun and yet retains some of the delicacy of southern living.

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Seaside Barcelona Biomedical Research Park is Wrapped in Wood Louvers

Seaside Barcelona Biomedical Research Park is Wrapped in Wood Louvers

Surrounded by Barcelona's seaside buildings -- including Frank Gehry's 'Fish' -- the Biomedical Research Park seems to be floating just above the ground. The building spans a whopping 600,000 square foot

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Crisp Warburg House Sets the Bar for Super Energy-Efficiency in Canada

Crisp Warburg House Sets the Bar for Super Energy-Efficiency in Canada

The Warburg house was placed in a large clearing on the southern edge of the client's farmstead to maximize southern exposure. The barn's shell was draped in black corrugated sheet metal and then the

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Curved House is a Modern Residence with Distinctive Sustainable Strategies in Missouri

Curved House is a Modern Residence with Distinctive Sustainable Strategies in Missouri

Located in Springfield, MO, Curved House is a private residence surrounded by a signature masonry wall. Formed in a U-shape around a private and protected courtyard, the exterior features two gentle

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Mandala Round Prefab is BC’s First Energy Star Qualified Home

Mandala Round Prefab is BC’s First Energy Star Qualified Home

Mandala Homes has been building homes since 2000 with the the goal of giving their clients unique places of inspiration built from sustainable materials and energy efficient by design. Their latest home

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Burn Calories and Charge Your Laptop While Working on the WeBike

Burn Calories and Charge Your Laptop While Working on the WeBike

Photo: Gizmag We're huge fans of stand-working here at Inhabitat, so when we spotted this cool work pod that channels the power of pedaling, we were immediately enamored. The WeBike is a

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Blue Forest’s Thatched Cliffside Lodge Wraps Itself Around a Tree

Blue Forest’s Thatched Cliffside Lodge Wraps Itself Around a Tree

Designed for a private client and set in their luscious garden next to a pond, Cliffside Lodge is raised just a few meters above ground. Constructed on stilts and wrapped around a centenarian tree, this

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New NRDC Report Ranks States’ Preparedness for Water Challenges Linked to Climate Change

New NRDC Report Ranks States’ Preparedness for Water Challenges Linked to Climate Change

Rising water levels. Stronger storms. Water shortages. Climate change will affect the United States in a variety of ways, but water is the resource that it's guaranteed to impact the most. In states

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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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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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Yusuhara Marche is a Thatch-Covered Market & Boutique Hotel In Japan

Yusuhara Marche is a Thatch-Covered Market & Boutique Hotel In Japan

Yusuhara Machino-eki is a multi-purpose building by Kengo Kuma & Associates that combines a local produce market with a small boutique hotel. The town was known for its location along a main road used

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Self-Storage Facilities Choose to Embrace Green Energy Practices

Self-Storage Facilities Choose to Embrace Green Energy Practices

While sexy new sustainable buildings and automobiles often make the eco-headlines, the self-storage facility industry has seen a steady uptick towards embracing green energy practices too (they just

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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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