Sustainable Building

This amazing log cabin in Norway is worthy of a modern day Viking

This amazing log cabin in Norway is worthy of a modern day Viking

The owner wanted to preserve parts of the three existing cabins and incorporate them into a much bigger space made up of two old volumes and a new addition. In order to create a consistent space, the

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Monaco brings repurposed freight containers and vertical gardens to Expo Milan 2015

Monaco brings repurposed freight containers and vertical gardens to Expo Milan 2015

The Expo Milan 2015 is in full effect and the rest of the world is taking peeks at the breathtaking pavilions and their promising messages for the future. The Principality of Monaco has taken on quite a

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In Milan, New Holland’s Earth Screening pavilion raises skepticism about big-ag and sustainable farming

In Milan, New Holland’s Earth Screening pavilion raises skepticism about big-ag and sustainable farming

The Expo Milan 2015 is upon us and for the next six months the world will see varying incarnations of the future of sustainable agriculture. Notable is Holland’s contribution, named Earth Screening and

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Environmental center by 24H Architecture is powered by the local forest

Environmental center by 24H Architecture is powered by the local forest

A public building of this size would typically burn 15,000 cubic meters of gas each year to stay warm. Known for their eco designs, Dutch firm 24H Architecture have created a naturally inspired wooden

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LEED-certified TMB Headquarters raises the bar for the construction industry

LEED-certified TMB Headquarters raises the bar for the construction industry

The building features an underground thermal labyrinth and an active thermal slab cooling system which exploit the diurnal temperature range of the local climate to reduce the energy demands. By covering

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Slovenia’s prefab wooden World Expo pavilion evokes the mountainous landscape of its homeland

Slovenia’s prefab wooden World Expo pavilion evokes the mountainous landscape of its homeland

This playful wooden pavilion consists of five prismatic structures, each representing Slovenia's diverse geographical landscape and approaches to sustainable development. SoNo Arhitekti designed it in

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Belarus’ “Wheel of Life” rolls through grassy hillside at this year’s Milan World Expo

Belarus’ “Wheel of Life” rolls through grassy hillside at this year’s Milan World Expo

Expo Milan 2015 has launched and Inhabitat is showcasing the final conceptions of many of the 145 countries who have risen to demonstrate the future of agricultural sustainability. We have seen the

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UAE’s Foster + Partners pavilion is inspired by traditional desert villages

UAE’s Foster + Partners pavilion is inspired by traditional desert villages

At the heart of this year's Milan Expo sits the curvaceous, desert-inspired pavilion for the United Arab Emirates. Created by Foster + Partners, the design features dune-like walls and a bevy of

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Daylit STGM Head Office uses reclaimed wood, solar power and a green wall to create a truly sustainable work environment

Daylit STGM Head Office uses reclaimed wood, solar power and a green wall to create a truly sustainable work environment

This minimalist office building in Quebec, Canada, integrates innovative sustainable technologies into its large wood- and concrete-clad volume. STGM Architects designed the building as their own

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Solar-powered Base Camp embraces nature through energy-efficient design

Solar-powered Base Camp embraces nature through energy-efficient design

Created primarily as a retreat, Base Camp also serves as a primary home for a family of seven. Beautiful hardwood clad the building inside and out, while generous amounts of glazing frame views of the

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ANIAN is Canada’s first totally off-grid store made almost entirely out of reclaimed materials

ANIAN is Canada’s first totally off-grid store made almost entirely out of reclaimed materials

ANIAN is a Canadian manufacturer of clothing and coastal gear based in Vancouver, BC, and while their custom surfboards (made on-site) and groovy apparel are the highlight of their business, the really

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This barcode-like Milan Expo info pavilion design is inspired by traditional Italian farmhouses

This barcode-like Milan Expo info pavilion design is inspired by traditional Italian farmhouses

Berlin-based architecture firm StudioBaft teamed up with Tactile Architecture and architect Laurent Dubuis to design a prefab barcode-like proposal for the info pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo. The team

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Glistening glass tea house built near Kyoto Buddhist temple

Glistening glass tea house built near Kyoto Buddhist temple

Yoshioka explains that traditional ceremonies incorporate elements of nature, usually by having tea houses surrounded by lavish gardens. He brings nature inside via the ripple designs on the interior

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Muzeiko Museum: Bulgaria’s First Kids’ Museum Set to Open in June

Muzeiko Museum: Bulgaria’s First Kids’ Museum Set to Open in June

The 35,000-square-foot Muzeiko children's museum and science center in Bulgaria's capital, scheduled to open in late 2015, is an energy-efficient building that features some of the most up-to-date

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to Housing Reclaimed Author Jessica Kellner About Debt Free Homes

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to Housing Reclaimed Author Jessica Kellner About Debt Free Homes

INHABITAT: What inspired you to write Housing Reclaimed? Jessica Kellner: I was inspired to write Housing Reclaimed after hearing stories on the news day after day about all the people losing their homes

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How a team of students transformed a group home into a haven through Habilitative Design

How a team of students transformed a group home into a haven through Habilitative Design

Dr. Dak Kopec, Architectural Psychologists and Director of the Boston Architectural College’s (BAC) Master of Design Studies (MDS) in Design for Human Health (DHH) led a team of Graduate students in the

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Göktürk 118 apartment building blends into Istanbul’s neighborhoods with a sustainable glass mosaic facade

Göktürk 118 apartment building blends into Istanbul’s neighborhoods with a sustainable glass mosaic facade

The two volumes have different heights-12.5 m and 15.50 m, but meet at the corner to create a unified whole. Two separately perceived prisms act as an extension of the street fronts that dominate the area

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Texas A&M students design much-needed new hospital for Roatán Island, Honduras

Texas A&M students design much-needed new hospital for Roatán Island, Honduras

Roatán Island lies around 35 miles of the coast of Honduras, and is home to a population of some 100,000 people—yet its outdated hospital has only 38 beds. According to Dr. Raymond Cherrington, a

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Beastly tower of recycled tires rises up in the New Zealand countryside

Beastly tower of recycled tires rises up in the New Zealand countryside

If you find yourself wandering the countryside north of Auckland, do not be alarmed if you encounter a very funky rubber tree. No, this forty foot folly is not a giant Wookiee or a rejected Muppet. Named

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Gustavo Penna completes the Elegant Forluz skyscraper in Brazil

Gustavo Penna completes the Elegant Forluz skyscraper in Brazil

The building is located on Av. Barbacena, in the Santo Agostinho district, in the central region of Belo Horizonte. It is meant to establish an aesthetic relationship with the neighboring current

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WING multi-use loft transforms a derelict warehouse into a cultural hub in Hong Kong

WING multi-use loft transforms a derelict warehouse into a cultural hub in Hong Kong

This breezy loft in Hong Kong, designed by LEED-Laboratory for Explorative Architecture & Design, is the latest addition to the city’s up-and-coming Chai Wan neighborhood. Designed as a flexible

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Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects unveil designs for earthquake-resistant New Central Library

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects unveil designs for earthquake-resistant New Central Library

Christchurch’s Recovery Plan envisions a “greener, more accessible city with a compact city centre and a strong identity.” In keeping with that vision, the Danish architecture firm designed the New

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EcoCasa Suyana is an sustainable, open-source home project in Argentina

EcoCasa Suyana is an sustainable, open-source home project in Argentina

First ecological, economical and social home 100% open source in Argentina. Suyana means “hope” in Quechua language. EcoCasa Suyana is a project lead by a young couple of engineers and travelers.

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Take a tour of this professional snowboarder’s innovative off-grid cabin

Take a tour of this professional snowboarder’s innovative off-grid cabin

Mike Basich was one of the early innovators in professional snowboarding, and now he’s leading the way in stylish off-grid living. On his 40 acres of land near Truckee, California, Basich has built

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Passage of Landscape House soaks up light, winds and sounds of Japanese rice fields

Passage of Landscape House soaks up light, winds and sounds of Japanese rice fields

This beautiful house in Toyota, Japan, designed by studio ihrmk, is dominated by passages that connect it to the scenery of the adjacent terraced paddy field. Conveniently entitled “Passage of

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Gorgeous dune-inspired home uses bio-fuel to minimize its carbon footprint

Gorgeous dune-inspired home uses bio-fuel to minimize its carbon footprint

The Dune House is a contemporary reinterpretation of the local architectural typology that features wood cladding and pitched roofs. The wooden cross-laminated structure uses a unique timber roofing

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La Capsula preserves existing green space with a pod-like home addition

La Capsula preserves existing green space with a pod-like home addition

This concrete and wood extension to a house in Mexico perches over and encloses a large backyard. The two structures, collectively named La Cápsula, sit opposite each other and house, each housing

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The American Institute of Architects announces their top 10 best green buildings of 2015

The American Institute of Architects announces their top 10 best green buildings of 2015

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) selected the best green buildings of 2015 that enhance and promote ecological design. The projects feature different integrated approaches to sustainable design

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Hang ten: Become one with the ocean with this algae-based surfboard

Hang ten: Become one with the ocean with this algae-based surfboard

Would you surf algae? Not in it, on it. Scientists in San Diego claim to have created the world's first sustainable surfboard made from algae. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego and

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19th-Century fort with tower turned into charming guesthouse in Greece

19th-Century fort with tower turned into charming guesthouse in Greece

The Tainaron Blue Retreat rises from a crag overlooking the Greek coastline of Cape Tainaron. Originally a 19th-century fortified tower, it was restored and converted into a luxury 3-suites accommodation.

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