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Herb Greene’s Crazy 1960s Prairie Chicken House Was a Green Design Before its Time

Herb Greene’s Crazy 1960s Prairie Chicken House Was a Green Design Before its Time

Herb Greene was definitely going for something that would stimulate the senses when he built this home. He chose a 2 acre site on the prairies of Norman, Oklahoma where no other houses could be seen, and

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LZT Architects Create a Colorful Haven Out of a Dark Garage in Austin

LZT Architects Create a Colorful Haven Out of a Dark Garage in Austin

In order to bring light into an otherwise dark space, LZT incorporated clear panels into the sides of the garage and then added a tall window to the northern wall. These not only encourage daylighting

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Yosemite To Chop Down Thousands of Trees To Preserve Iconic Views

Yosemite To Chop Down Thousands of Trees To Preserve Iconic Views

Yosemite National Park is right up there with the Grand Canyon and the Rocky Mountains when it comes to awe-inspiring landscapes in America. The park's striking cliffs, waterfalls, and towering forests

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Top 10 Green Gifts for Father’s Day

Top 10 Green Gifts for Father’s Day

Husqvarna Solar-Powered Automower For the dad who has everything, may we present the Husqvarna Automower -- the solar-powered batmobile of lawnmowers. This tricked-out automatic mower slices through

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Amazing Natural Packaging: Human Hair as Packaging?

Amazing Natural Packaging: Human Hair as Packaging?

I've always had an overabundance of hair; when I was a little girl my grandma taught me to pull the wads from my Mason Pearson and throw it out the window. I lived on the end of a dirt road in a deeply

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LivingHomes Completes 3 Unit Ray Kappe-Designed Multi-Family Residence in Los Altos

LivingHomes Completes 3 Unit Ray Kappe-Designed Multi-Family Residence in Los Altos

The Santa Monica-based company, LivingHomes, contracted Ray Kappe and Kieran Timberlake to design their prefabulous homes. The Los Altos project is Kappe's first multi-family residence and includes

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Cylindrical Henley House is a Light-Drenched Planetarium Style Abode

Cylindrical Henley House is a Light-Drenched Planetarium Style Abode

The cedar skin not only creates a certain fluidity that connects the home with the surrounding landscape, but it also allows the building to breathe without allowing in too much heat. And a circular

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Stillwater Dwellings Finishes Soaring Butterfly Roof Prefab Home In Santa Barbara

Stillwater Dwellings Finishes Soaring Butterfly Roof Prefab Home In Santa Barbara

Located in a private setting with views of the Santa Ynez mountains, the 1,600 sq ft home has a 320 square-foot garage and a courtyard deck that expands the living space outdoors. Eco-friendly materials

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EMPAC Is a Cutting-Edge Glowing Glass Green Performing Arts Center

EMPAC Is a Cutting-Edge Glowing Glass Green Performing Arts Center

EMPAC's mission is to provide high quality space for innovative digital art to change perceptions about the nature of sound and vision. From the protruding, airship-like theatre floating inside the

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Off-Grid Tennessee Micro Cabin Packs in High Design

Off-Grid Tennessee Micro Cabin Packs in High Design

The cabin began as a steel cube—the vertical cedar slats give it strength, and openings in the back wall add interest. The verticality of the façade helps the cabin slip into the woods during the day,

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Re:Vision Architecture Merges Historic Quaker House With Net Zero Annex

Re:Vision Architecture Merges Historic Quaker House With Net Zero Annex

The 150 year old Quaker house, now a small museum, needed structural improvements and a new place for gatherings. The design takes advantage of the work by inserting underfloor heating tubing into the old

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Beautiful Barn Renovation Literally Turns an Old Farmhouse Inside Out

Beautiful Barn Renovation Literally Turns an Old Farmhouse Inside Out

Back in 2000, the crafty geniuses at Shed spent some time on Whidbey Island getting to know the lay of the land, the original barn and how the light moves across the floor as the sun passes through the

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The Nest: A Wild Wooden Treehouse That Sways 23 Ft Off the Ground

The Nest: A Wild Wooden Treehouse That Sways 23 Ft Off the Ground

One of the coolest features of the Nest is that Romero suspended it from an airplane cable 23 feet off the ground. Unlike more traditional treehouses that are anchored to their base tree, the Nest sways

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The Best Green Products from the 2011 International Housewares Show

The Best Green Products from the 2011 International Housewares Show

This potato brush by Full Circle infuses an everyday object with a lot of personality! It is specially designed to fit in the palm and has a unique corer tool to quickly and easily remove potato

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Beautiful Green-Roofed McLeod Home Sits Lightly On The Edge Vermont Nature Preserve

Beautiful Green-Roofed McLeod Home Sits Lightly On The Edge Vermont Nature Preserve

Oriented on an east-west axis, the southern facade was designed to absorb the sun, while the eastern side rises up to look into the nature preserve, and the western side, facing the neighbors, is covered

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Modern, Green US-Canada Border Crossing by Julie Snow Architects

Modern, Green US-Canada Border Crossing by Julie Snow Architects

The border between Canada and the US in Minnesota is an expansive, open wetland bog and the Port of Entry is conceived as a specific response to all that vastness. The long, low volume reiterates the

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Outlandia Treehouse Art Studio Set in the Lush Scottish Highlands

Outlandia Treehouse Art Studio Set in the Lush Scottish Highlands

The tree house is reachable via a quarter-mile boardwalk, which was built by students of Lochaber College’s Environmental Conservation group. Outlandia has a small artist studio, connected to a larger

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Argentinian Mountain Home by Studio Ramos Sprouts a Green Roof

Argentinian Mountain Home by Studio Ramos Sprouts a Green Roof

Tucked in the woods near a mountain lake in Argentina is a rustic retreat that melts into the landscape.

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Tulsa Architecture Firm Turns Route 66 Gas Station Into Their Office

Tulsa Architecture Firm Turns Route 66 Gas Station Into Their Office

ElevenTH knew they didn't want to be holed up in some stale office on the 13th floor of a high rise in downtown. They wanted to be in the midst of the city, "the homeless, the prostitutes, the reality of

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Off-Grid Vacation Home In California’s Gold Country

Off-Grid Vacation Home In California’s Gold Country

The home, located near Murphys, CA, is split into two 875 sq ft buildings - one for living and the other for sleeping. The buildings are sited for views as well as the prevailing breezes which come up

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WoodTec’s Rustic iPad Docking Stations Made from Logs

WoodTec’s Rustic iPad Docking Stations Made from Logs

Isn't there something perfect about the way these rustic WoodTec docking stations set off the ultra-modern lines of the iPad? Each one has been made by hand in New Paltz, New York from local cedar that

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Rent a Living Christmas Tree This Year!

Rent a Living Christmas Tree This Year!

In Los Angeles the Living Christmas Company, which is in its third year, will deliver an evergreen to your home and pick it up again. You pick your species and size and they do all the rest. Once the tree

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ARKit Prefab Eco-Homes Sit Light on the Earth

ARKit Prefab Eco-Homes Sit Light on the Earth

ARKit designs and manufactures factory-built buildings using a wall panel system they designed themselves that incorporates sustainable materials and achieves a high degree of thermal performance. The

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Green-Roofed Roomworks Garden Offices Sprout in the UK

Green-Roofed Roomworks Garden Offices Sprout in the UK

Rooomworks garden offices are designed to minimize energy use in both the summer and the winter. Each unit is constructed out of structural insulated panels (SIPs) and FSC-certified western red cedar. The

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Water Pumping Mill Transformed Into Self-Sustaining Residence

Water Pumping Mill Transformed Into Self-Sustaining Residence

The Norfolk Broads is a collection of navigable rivers, lakes, and wetlands located in the east of England. Originally formed as an artificial landscape, this beautiful manmade wetland was historically

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Thoreau-Inspired Sustainable Cabin Rises Up in West Texas

Thoreau-Inspired Sustainable Cabin Rises Up in West Texas

More than a century ago, Henry David Thoreau asked, “What’s the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?” He might not have been pondering climate change or green design,

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Tree Adventure is a High Flying Walkway with a Giant Bird Nest

Tree Adventure is a High Flying Walkway with a Giant Bird Nest

Photos by Paul Warchol When designing the high-flying exhibit, Metcalfe balanced perceived danger, actual safety, beautiful materials and real trees to make for a playful and exhilarating

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Chic Modern Chicken Coop Grows a Green Roof

Chic Modern Chicken Coop Grows a Green Roof

At-home fruit and veggie gardens are nothing new, but a growing trend amongst those trying to go more organic are backyard chicken coops. Our friends at Dwell recently shared the story of one

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Orange Memorial Eco Park Springs Up in South San Francisco

Orange Memorial Eco Park Springs Up in South San Francisco

The pavilion sits at the center of a 21-acre park surrounded by a soccer field, basketball courts, a playground, and a picnic area. Designed for various activities and capable of hosting multiple

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Blu Homes’ Founder Completes His Own Prefab Origin Artist Studio

Blu Homes’ Founder Completes His Own Prefab Origin Artist Studio

The Origin series comes in three different sizes – 24 feet, 36 feet and 48 feet long, and has a number of different options for floorplans, including two bedroom homes, mother in-law apartments, media

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