Sustainable Building

Live in Harmony with Nature in These Super Sexy Tree House Cabins

Live in Harmony with Nature in These Super Sexy Tree House Cabins

Although the tree houses are custom made to order, the company builds each project with eco-friendly principles. Cutting edge computer technology is first used to detail every building aspect, and then

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Build a Gypsy Wagon in the Woods – All It Takes Is Ingenuity, Elbow Grease And (mostly) Recycled Components!

Build a Gypsy Wagon in the Woods – All It Takes Is Ingenuity, Elbow Grease And (mostly) Recycled Components!

The first thing you notice about this gypsy wagon is the surrounding smell of cedar forest and the sound of crashing waves from the lake, which is just a stone’s throw over the hill. In the winter,

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Method launches impressive new line of affordable prefab homes

Method launches impressive new line of affordable prefab homes

Manufacturer of sustainable prefab buildings, Method Homes, teamed up with consultancy Elemental Design to create a new series of modular cost-effective homes that come in six different floorplans. In

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Foster + Partners unveils new winery for Château Margaux in Bordeaux

Foster + Partners unveils new winery for Château Margaux in Bordeaux

Foster + Partners just completed the first building of the Château Margaux winery in Bordeaux, which includes refurbished buildings, a large new vinery and Vinothèque and existing two-century old

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HAO’s repurposed Wood Shed mimics Taiwan’s forest landscape

HAO’s repurposed Wood Shed mimics Taiwan’s forest landscape

The building envelope’s tree-like silhouettes were inspired by the cypress forests of Alishan National Park, a national gem and popular destination located in Taiwan’s mountainous Chiayi County. HAO

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These affordable bamboo houses were built for just $2,500 each

These affordable bamboo houses were built for just $2,500 each

Atelier COLE, Building Trust International, and Habitat for Humanity Cambodia teamed up to design an affordable and eco-friendly housing scheme for families affected by HIV/AIDS. The innovative project

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Paxton Gate founder launches RareField Design/Build office in San Francisco

Paxton Gate founder launches RareField Design/Build office in San Francisco

Who is RareField? If you live in San Francisco and enjoy eating out, there's a good chance that you've visited one of their projects without even realizing it. Flour and Water, Central Kitchen, and Le

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Auneau Cultural Center in France mimics local covered market

Auneau Cultural Center in France mimics local covered market

Set back from the street, the Auneau Cultural Center is clad in a high performance concrete skin and glazed glass curtains, together keeping energy use low while efficiently making the climate comfortable

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Solar-powered hospital heals patients with sustainable design in New Zealand

Solar-powered hospital heals patients with sustainable design in New Zealand

Completed late last year, the three-story-tall and spacious Kathleen Kilgour Centre is estimated to provide local cancer-treatment options for approximately 600 patients. The 3,000-square-meter building

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New FBI Florida Headquarters will be completely self-sustaining by 2030

New FBI Florida Headquarters will be completely self-sustaining by 2030

“This building expresses the dignity, enterprise, vigor, and stability of the United States government, while the landscape connects to the native environment by restoring wetlands and vegetation

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INFOGRAPHIC: The 5 coolest solar buildings on earth

INFOGRAPHIC: The 5 coolest solar buildings on earth

With the ever increasing investment across the globe into solar power, there is an unspoken competition between the world’s brightest organizations to develop the largest, most effective, and impressive

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House of Hungarian Music’s circular facade intertwines with existing trees to preserve the landscape

House of Hungarian Music’s circular facade intertwines with existing trees to preserve the landscape

MenoMenoPiu Architects’ innovative proposal for the House of Hungarian Music in Budapest preserves the existing environment with a flexible and unique circular design that encourages environmentalism

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Casa Pentimento: Prefab Ecuadorian House Made From 900 LEGO-Like Concrete Blocks

Casa Pentimento: Prefab Ecuadorian House Made From 900 LEGO-Like Concrete Blocks

Casa Pentimento is a dwelling placed on a gentle slope that is made almost entirely from precast concrete modules which simultaneously determine its structure and its relationship with the terrain. The

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The Freedom Room is a Low-Cost Micro Apartment Designed by Prison Inmates

The Freedom Room is a Low-Cost Micro Apartment Designed by Prison Inmates

There is a large carpentry shop in the High Security Prison in Spoleto, Italy where inmates build furniture for other correctional facilities. Cibic Workshop and Comodo (Comunicare Moltiplica Doveri)

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Exar Architecture’s House Decroly is an award winning minimalist day-lit home in Belgium

Exar Architecture’s House Decroly is an award winning minimalist day-lit home in Belgium

The House Decroly, designed by Belgian architecture office Exar Arhitecture, is a daylit home in Uccle, Belgium. Its minimalist design includes large glass surfaces that provide unexpected views of the

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Chiangmai Life Construction creates homes using rammed earth, bamboo and recycled wood

Chiangmai Life Construction creates homes using rammed earth, bamboo and recycled wood

Chiangmai Life Construction in northern Thailand designs and builds modern, organic architecture using mainly earth and bamboo, but also concrete for foundations, recycled hardwood, and whatever else

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Aluminum-clad Bridge House is a multi-generational home optimized for solar gain

Aluminum-clad Bridge House is a multi-generational home optimized for solar gain

Although the Bridge House looks like a single-family home from the front, the building actually accommodates three generations within its three stacked metal-clad volumes. Since the house backs up against

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Old Alpine barn is revitalized into a beautiful and modern loft apartment in Slovenia

Old Alpine barn is revitalized into a beautiful and modern loft apartment in Slovenia

OFIS Architects gutted the old barn, keeping the original facade intact while replacing the interior with a new contemporary shell. The only major changes to the facade were the addition of circular

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Gorgeous eco-friendly Toybox is a tiny dream home on wheels

Gorgeous eco-friendly Toybox is a tiny dream home on wheels

Visually stunning inside and out, the Toybox tiny home boasts a bold and colorful exterior that evokes the pop art artworks of Roy Lichtenstein. Topped by a white, energy-efficient thermoplastic roof

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Concrete Waterfall House pushes the boundaries of local building laws

Concrete Waterfall House pushes the boundaries of local building laws

This concrete coastal Swedish house pushes the limits of the country's new building regulations which allow anyone to build a four-meter-high building with a maximum area of 25 square meters on any

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Peter Kostelov’s beautiful patchwork house is shielded by a slotted wooden facade

Peter Kostelov’s beautiful patchwork house is shielded by a slotted wooden facade

Each section of the project varies in size, shape, and color, creating the unusual aesthetic of a patchwork blanket. Dachas are traditionally constructed using any materials which happened to be

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5,600-Square-Foot Tah.Mah.Lah. Passive House Restores the Surrounding Environment

5,600-Square-Foot Tah.Mah.Lah. Passive House Restores the Surrounding Environment

The house, which takes its name from the Native American Ohlone word for “mountain lion,” was mostly constructed with salvaged materials. Its recycled steel roof, limestone fireplaces, kitchen hood,

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Rzlbd’s Light-Filled Tetris House Wins at Architecture by Eliminating Wasted Space

Rzlbd’s Light-Filled Tetris House Wins at Architecture by Eliminating Wasted Space

The Tetris House is located on a narrow 40’ by 110’ lot with tight zoning that minimized the allowable building footprint. Compounding challenges from the compact footprint, the client asked for the

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Enproyecto Arquitectura’s Spanish Coastal Stone Cabin Holds More Than a Few Surprises

Enproyecto Arquitectura’s Spanish Coastal Stone Cabin Holds More Than a Few Surprises

Located on the outskirts of a small agricultural village, the house is surrounded by cherry fields and is graced by a sweeping view of the coast. Zoning only allows for a 25 square meter building (usually

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Wooden Orchids reimagines the shopping mall as a living, breathing ecotopia

Wooden Orchids reimagines the shopping mall as a living, breathing ecotopia

What if you could go to a shopping center, and without having to search or try very hard, every single aspect of it was genuinely green and sustainable? This is what Vincent Callebaut strives to achieve

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This crazy Chinese shopping mall has a massive vertical aquarium, an LED canopy and gondola rides

This crazy Chinese shopping mall has a massive vertical aquarium, an LED canopy and gondola rides

Los Angeles-based studio amphibianArc designed an unusual shopping mall in China, inspired by the traditional Chinese treasure bowl which symbolizes good fortune and piece. The Dongfeng Shopping Mall

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UNStudio and DP Architects complete phase one of sustainable Singapore University of Technology & Design

UNStudio and DP Architects complete phase one of sustainable Singapore University of Technology & Design

Established in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, SUTD offers a unique east-meets-west multidisciplinary education built upon four key academic pillars: Architecture and

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Google announces new site for Mountain View HQ by Heatherwick and BIG

Google announces new site for Mountain View HQ by Heatherwick and BIG

Earlier this week we saw the design for Google's new sprawling headquarters in Mountain View, California, but the plans for the new Googleplex were thrown into jeopardy after the company lost its original

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Danish architects deck out Viborg town hall with green roofs and solar panels

Danish architects deck out Viborg town hall with green roofs and solar panels

The new town hall building in Viborg, Denmark is a marvel of sustainable and striking design, thanks to Henning Larson Architects. Features of the complex stay true to the clean, sharp artistry of the

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6 Brilliant Studios Perfect For The Eco Artist

6 Brilliant Studios Perfect For The Eco Artist

Green-Roofed Weaving Studio in Washington Located on the San Juan Islands in Washington is this gorgeous weaving studio designed by Prentiss Architects. Topped off with a grass-covered roof, the spacious

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