Sustainable Design Organizations

Stackable Mobile Home Tower Takes Portable Housing to New Heights

Stackable Mobile Home Tower Takes Portable Housing to New Heights

In todays wireless world, why are our apartments still tied to a location? In this building concept, Felipe Campolina combines the eco-friendly aspects of green design and mobility of a trailer all within

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Tweet to Win A Karim Rashid Designed Water-Filtering Bobble Bottle!

Tweet to Win A Karim Rashid Designed Water-Filtering Bobble Bottle!

Want to win a beautiful, water-filtering bobble water bottle? All you have to do enter is tweet! That's right, we're giving away 10 of these rad Karim Rashid-designed reusable bobble bottles, and you

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Inhabitat Founder Jill Fehrenbacher Speaks at Columbia This Thursday!

Inhabitat Founder Jill Fehrenbacher Speaks at Columbia This Thursday!

HEY NEW YORK INHABITAT READERS! Ever wondered about how Inhabitat got started, or what we're planning to do next? If you want to learn more about the history of Inhabitat and founder Jill

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Fashion Museum Omotesando Has Beautiful Latticed ‘Living Wall’ Skin

Fashion Museum Omotesando Has Beautiful Latticed ‘Living Wall’ Skin

There have been some spectacular submissions to the Fashion Museum Omotesando Competition to design a 100 meter high museum for Tokyo's most en vogue district, and Wing Shun Leung and Donald Shek's

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READER TIP: Bio-Luminum Tiles Recycled from Retired Airplanes

READER TIP: Bio-Luminum Tiles Recycled from Retired Airplanes

These sleek and modern Bio-Luminum™ tiles are made of reclaimed aluminum from retired airplanes! The aluminum comes from airplane fuselages which are melted into blocks and then sliced to create a

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How to Green Your Spring Cleaning with Technology

How to Green Your Spring Cleaning with Technology

It's that time of year again! Spring is the perfect time to brush away the dustbunnies, thrust open the windows and refresh your whole house. But as you may know, the tools and cleansers available to help

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Colorful Drops Pouf Seating Made of Recycled Upholstery Material

Colorful Drops Pouf Seating Made of Recycled Upholstery Material

This delightful Drops pouf is a chair made of an inner tube covered with recycled upholstery material. It was inspired by the process behind making tassels (bunching together lots of strips of leftover

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READER TIP: Salvaged Ash Side Table by Tom Fidgen

READER TIP: Salvaged Ash Side Table by Tom Fidgen

Author, furniture designer and hand tool enthusiast Tom Fidgen designed and built this side table using salvaged Ash collected from the shores of Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada. The drawer

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VIDEO: Inhabitat’s Exclusive Footage of Greener Gadgets 2010!

VIDEO: Inhabitat’s Exclusive Footage of Greener Gadgets 2010!

If you've been reading Inhabitat lately, you know that we had a blast liveblogging last month's Greener Gadgets conference, which showcased the hottest new developments in green tech. While we worked

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EcoTopia: New Concepts in Green Product Design

EcoTopia: New Concepts in Green Product Design

Opening Monday, March 15th in Long Beach, CA, EcoTopia is a competition and exhibition highlighting new concepts in green product design. The show will feature a variety of eco-products from designers

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One & Ortakoy: A Sustainable Mixed-Use Complex in Istanbul

One & Ortakoy: A Sustainable Mixed-Use Complex in Istanbul

Inhabitat reader e_meliss tells us that Global Architectural Development (GAD) is on its way to constructing a mixed-use complex that will be a reflection of technology, sustainability and aesthetics in

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Stacked Shipping Container Medical Complex in Sudan

Stacked Shipping Container Medical Complex in Sudan

Designed by Italian firm, Tam Architecture, the idea for the complex was conceived when the architects noticed the leftover containers lying around the construction site and wanted to reuse them. Using

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Amazing House Built From 6 Million Beer Bottles

Amazing House Built From 6 Million Beer Bottles

If you read Inhabitat, chances are you're a pretty avid recycler - but we're pretty sure that you're no match for Tito Ingenieri, who takes his recycling a bit further than your average sorting between

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Dual Purpose Bike Harvests Kinetic Energy

Dual Purpose Bike Harvests Kinetic Energy

We just got a tip from reader Selvan about a dual-purpose bicycle that can be used for transportation as well as for energy production. Using a stand that fixes the bike in a stationary position and a

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rotatED: A Schoolhouse That Can Roll Over on Its Side

rotatED: A Schoolhouse That Can Roll Over on Its Side

Rolling over is a pretty common trick for dogs to do, but have you ever seen a building do it? Well, architecture firm 3DReid and luxury treehouse makers Blue Forest have teamed up to show you one that

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Yves Béhar Unveils New Hackable Solar Electric Car!

Yves Béhar Unveils New Hackable Solar Electric Car!

Yesterday, at the Greener Gadgets conference in NYC, prolific industrial designer Yves Béhar unveiled never before seen plans for his "hackable" solar powered electric car. While Béhar and his design

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13 Red Hot and Green Gifts for a Sustainable Valentine’s Day

13 Red Hot and Green Gifts for a Sustainable Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is only 4 days away, so if you're still shopping for the perfect present to please your eco-Romeo or Juliet, you'll want to check out our green gift guide chock full of eco-friendly gift

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BIG’s Bubbly Cloudscape for PS1 Can Be Recycled as Messenger Bags

BIG’s Bubbly Cloudscape for PS1 Can Be Recycled as Messenger Bags

New York's P.S.1 gallery is gearing up for it's annual Warm Up music festival with a competition to select the outdoor pavilion design that will be the icing on a cake filled with art, tunes and great

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Project H’s Design Revolution Road Show Kicks Off in California!

Project H’s Design Revolution Road Show Kicks Off in California!

This month Project H Design is hitting the road in a vintage Airstream trailer with their Design Revolution Road Show, starting with exhibitions in SF and LA this week! The show will be run by Inhabitat's

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GREENER GADGETS SNEAK PEEK: We Interview Keynote Speaker Yves Béhar

GREENER GADGETS SNEAK PEEK: We Interview Keynote Speaker Yves Béhar

We're psyched about the Greener Gadgets Conference coming up in just 2 days, and are thrilled to be able to give all of you a sneak peek by interviewing industrial designer extraordinaire and keynote

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Interface’s Ray Anderson Discusses Radical Industrialism and More in LA

Interface’s Ray Anderson Discusses Radical Industrialism and More in LA

In a charming Southern lilt, Interface founder and chairman Ray Anderson addressed a private gathering last night in Los Angeles, hosted at the LEED Platinum rated home of LivingHomes founder, Steve

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Recycled Christmas Tree Made of Bike Wheels!

Recycled Christmas Tree Made of Bike Wheels!

Talk about re-cycling! This simple and elegant alternative Christmas tree in Bermondsey Square, London is made out of 35 wheels from old bikes, and has been delighting passers-by with its unconventional

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WIN A LIMITED EDITION HP MINI LAPTOP BY STUDIO TORD BOONTJE!

WIN A LIMITED EDITION HP MINI LAPTOP BY STUDIO TORD BOONTJE!

ATTENTION ALL GREEN GADGET GEEKS! Want to win a tricked out, supercompact, limited edition HP Mini 110 laptop by renowned designer Tord Boontje worth $399?!! In the spirit of the holidays, and to raise

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Sustainable Design Firm Pugh + Scarpa Win 2010 AIA Architecture Firm Award

Sustainable Design Firm Pugh + Scarpa Win 2010 AIA Architecture Firm Award

The AIA voted yesterday to award Pugh + Scarpa Architects the 2010 AIA Architecture Firm Award. We've featured Pugh + Scarpa's sustainable works before here (Cherokee Lofts) and here (Solar Homes) -- so

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Win a Sleek Bamboo iPhone Case from Vers Audio!

Win a Sleek Bamboo iPhone Case from Vers Audio!

We've always had a thing for these polished iPhone cases made of sustainable bamboo, so we were thrilled when our friends over at Vers Audio were kind enough to hook us up with one to give away to YOU!

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Beyond LEED: Living Building Challenge 2.0 Certification Unveiled

Beyond LEED: Living Building Challenge 2.0 Certification Unveiled

This week the International Living Building Institute released its new green building standard to the public at Greenbuild 2009. Version 2.0 expands on its already impressive focus to now cover social

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REMINDER: Join Our LIVE Chat with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom TODAY at 12pm PST!

REMINDER: Join Our LIVE Chat with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom TODAY at 12pm PST!

CALLING EVERYONE LOOKING TO GREEN THEIR CITY! In less 4 hours, we're going to be jumpstarting our LIVE conversation at City Hall with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and we want YOU to be there! This

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Civic Leaders and Designers Collaborate on Good Design for SF

Civic Leaders and Designers Collaborate on Good Design for SF

As part of last month's Architecture and the City Festival GOOD magazine took it upon themselves to match San Francisco civic leaders with well-respected designers to attack city problems head-on. In a

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Top 5 Coolest Green Jobs That are NOT Desk Jobs

Top 5 Coolest Green Jobs That are NOT Desk Jobs

There has been a lot of talk about green jobs, but if becoming the next in line for the desk of the Green Czar in the Whitehouse is a bit too constraining for you, then maybe a hands-on eco career is a

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Stunning Green Roofed High School by Off Architecture

Stunning Green Roofed High School by Off Architecture

High school students in Revin, France will soon be attending classes in a stunning new terraced building covered in green roofs. Seen from above the new Lycee Jean Moulin school will simply appear as a

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