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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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Dutch Baseball: Artist Peter Schuyff Carves Old Baseball Bats Into Extraordinary Spiraling Sculptures

Dutch Baseball: Artist Peter Schuyff Carves Old Baseball Bats Into Extraordinary Spiraling Sculptures

Schuyff originally started carving ornate shapes on to pencils, but after a trip to New Guinea transplanted his passion onto larger pieces of wood. "A few years ago, I took a very long walk into the

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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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US Forest Service Confirms That Climate Change is Killing Alaskan Trees

US Forest Service Confirms That Climate Change is Killing Alaskan Trees

As confirmed by researchers from the U.S. Forest Service, climate change is killing off the mighty yellow cedar -- a valuable tree native to the Alaskan Panhandle. On average, the yellow cedar can live

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GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: Siting Your Home to Maximize Eco Efficiency

GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: Siting Your Home to Maximize Eco Efficiency

In the last two installments of our Green Guide to Prefab series on Inhabitat we highlighted the history of prefab design and the evolution of mobile homes into modular prefabricated homes. Within the

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Colors Tokyo’s Earth Blocks are an Eco-friendly LEGO Alternative

Colors Tokyo’s Earth Blocks are an Eco-friendly LEGO Alternative

LEGO blocks are one of the most enduringly popular toys around. With endless possibilities for reinvention, they challenge minds and cultivate creativity. But as much as we love these colorful little

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Christopher Simmonds’ Beautiful Sustainable Boathouse Sits Peacefully on the Waters of Muskoka Lake

Christopher Simmonds’ Beautiful Sustainable Boathouse Sits Peacefully on the Waters of Muskoka Lake

Christopher Simmonds has given an already gorgeous boathouse in Canada a sustainable upgrade that we can't help but envy. The original boathouse located on Muskoka Lake north of Toronto was feeling a

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Gorgeous Green-Roofed Cliff Home Sits on the Water’s Edge in Gig Harbor, Washington

Gorgeous Green-Roofed Cliff Home Sits on the Water’s Edge in Gig Harbor, Washington

The Cliff House was built in response to the unique site conditions and uses them to create a wonderful new private residence. The old house and boathouse were torn down to make way for a new, energy

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In.It.Studios’ Prefab Garden House is a Modern Small Space Tucked Away In The Forest

In.It.Studios’ Prefab Garden House is a Modern Small Space Tucked Away In The Forest

The 400 sq ft Slough Garden House features timber construction and timber window and door frames that were all sourced from FSC or PEFC certified sources. Foam insulation boards with secondary

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Tiny Meditation Pavilion Sits Ever-So-Quietly Amidst Vermont’s Green Mountains

Tiny Meditation Pavilion Sits Ever-So-Quietly Amidst Vermont’s Green Mountains

It's hard to imagine a more perfect site to build a meditation structure than among mountains, loose stone walls, forest, wildflowers, and woodland paths. And just because it's small doesn't mean that the

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Super Low-Impact Straw Bale Cafe Built From Local Materials in the UK

Super Low-Impact Straw Bale Cafe Built From Local Materials in the UK

Completed in 2010, the cafe was conceived as a learning aid in low-impact environmental design for the college. Modcell set up a Flying Factory in a nearby barn to prefabricate the building and minimize

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Santiago Calatrava’s Bodegas Ysios is a Spectacular Winery at the Foot of the Spanish Mountains

Santiago Calatrava’s Bodegas Ysios is a Spectacular Winery at the Foot of the Spanish Mountains

Photo credit: Dan Nik The Ysios Winery consists of over 8,000 square feet of building space and over 120 acres of vineyards. The main difficulty in constructing the building was the incredibly unlevel

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Rochester Institute of Technology’s Global Village is a Green Social Hub

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Global Village is a Green Social Hub

The 89,000 square foot mixed-use village was designed to ease cramped space on the growing campus while keeping higher standards for sustainability in mind. Currently housing for 414 students is

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Jesse Randzio’s Amazing Eco-Capsule is a Hanging Tree-Nest in Dorset

Jesse Randzio’s Amazing Eco-Capsule is a Hanging Tree-Nest in Dorset

This futuristic clam-shaped vessel is made from western red cedar planks taken from timber felled in Hooke Park forest. All other materials, including the copper rivets that hold the shell together, the

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London’s Kew Gardens Herbarium Uses Underground Cooling and Hot Air to Protect Its Contents

London’s Kew Gardens Herbarium Uses Underground Cooling and Hot Air to Protect Its Contents

Completed in 2009, the Herbarium's new glass and timber wing creates a fantastic contrast with the original red-bricked building, connected to its side. Edward Cullinan Architects worked closely with the

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The Houl: A Sleek Net-Zero Carbon Long-House in Scotland

The Houl: A Sleek Net-Zero Carbon Long-House in Scotland

The house makes use of classic solar passive design strategies like clerestory windows on the north side, and principle rooms on the south side -- both arranged to take advantage of the sunlight and

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Sanyo’s Shimmering Kasai Green Energy Park is Quite Possibly the Most Solar-Paneled-Out Compound in the World

Sanyo’s Shimmering Kasai Green Energy Park is Quite Possibly the Most Solar-Paneled-Out Compound in the World

Kasai Green Energy Park's administration building is quite possibly the most solar-paneled out building ever with double-facade panels (these are able to absorb solar rays from both their backs and

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