green housing

Zip Kit Homes are Efficient Streamlined Prefab Houses Out of Utah

Zip Kit Homes are Efficient Streamlined Prefab Houses Out of Utah

Zip Kit Homes is a division of Timberhawk Homes out of Mt. Pleasant, UT with a focus on efficient, small and sustainable prefab homes. Their line of modestly sized homes makes the most out of the space

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David Baker’s Station Center Affordable Housing Development Transforms a Brownfield Site in Union City, CA

David Baker’s Station Center Affordable Housing Development Transforms a Brownfield Site in Union City, CA

Station Center Affordable Housing is part of the larger Union City Master Plan and revamping of the transit centers. The site for the project is sandwiched between a freight line and a commuter rail line,

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Apartment No. 1 is Built Completely Out of Recycled Stone in Mahallat, Iran

Apartment No. 1 is Built Completely Out of Recycled Stone in Mahallat, Iran

The region around Mahallat has considerable travertine deposits, which is mined and cut into tile in factories. However the process of cutting tile is incredibly energy intensive, and the production of

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MVRDV Converts Twin Silos into Gemini Residences on Copenhagen’s Waterfront

MVRDV Converts Twin Silos into Gemini Residences on Copenhagen’s Waterfront

Originally built in 1963, the Frøsilos seed silos were once part of the Soya Bean Cake Factory on the Port of Copenhagen. The plant closed in the 1990s and the area was slated for redevelopment into

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Empowerhouse Moves Beyond the Solar Decathlon to Become Real Housing in DC

Empowerhouse Moves Beyond the Solar Decathlon to Become Real Housing in DC

From the very beginning, the Empowerhouse was planned to be more than just an entry for the 2011 Solar Decathlon. Designed and built by a student group from Parsons The New School for Design , Stevens

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Foote Farm House is a Little Red Home with a Green Heart in Vermont

Foote Farm House is a Little Red Home with a Green Heart in Vermont

Constructed on an east-west axis in Vermont's verdant Champlain Valley, the Foote Farm House was commissioned by a professional couple who wanted a home office and a strong connection to the natural

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Arkadien Winnenden is a Family & Earth Friendly Eco Village Near Stuttgart, Germany

Arkadien Winnenden is a Family & Earth Friendly Eco Village Near Stuttgart, Germany

Arkadien Winnenden was designed to provide families with affordable, sustainable and healthy housing. The densely developed neighborhood allowed the project to be built more economically, thus providing

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Florida Eco-Village Will Be the First Affordable Net-Zero Townhome Development in the US

Florida Eco-Village Will Be the First Affordable Net-Zero Townhome Development in the US

An innovative housing development is set to get underway in Dunedin, Florida that will see the creation of the first affordable LEED Certified Net Zero Energy townhome development in the US. The

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California Dreaming: Bold Tasmanian Duplex Renovation Works Passively To Reduce Its Impact

California Dreaming: Bold Tasmanian Duplex Renovation Works Passively To Reduce Its Impact

For the California Dreaming Project, Bild Architecture renovated a duplex development that is located in an area of the city originally developed with inter-war ‘California Bungalow’ type housing.

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Beautiful French Prefab House by Djuric Tardio is Made Entirely of Sustainable Finnish Larch

Beautiful French Prefab House by Djuric Tardio is Made Entirely of Sustainable Finnish Larch

Placed on a densely populated block, the two story house boasts a great deal of well-utilized outdoor space including an enormous roof terrace, a hanging balcony from the second floor and a decked dining

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Artist Damien Hirst Unveils Plans to Build 500 Eco-Homes in UK

Artist Damien Hirst Unveils Plans to Build 500 Eco-Homes in UK

Damien Hirst is perhaps best known as an extraordinarily provocative, sometimes playful artist who makes an incredible amount of money from his conceptual art — in a surprising shift, he now aims to

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EcoVillage at Ithaca Offers Sustainable Living in a Community Setting

EcoVillage at Ithaca Offers Sustainable Living in a Community Setting

Joan Bokaer and Liz Walker were the founding co-directors of EcoVillage Ithaca. Inspired by co-housing projects that appeared in Denmark in the 1960s, the two were drawn to the balance of having a rich

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Belgian Brewery Transformed into Modern Housing Project for Artists

Belgian Brewery Transformed into Modern Housing Project for Artists

The architects sought to integrate as much of the original architecture and structural elements of the former Hallemans brewery as possible into the new design. In order to infuse the historic space with

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The World’s Largest Wooden Residential Dome is the Green Dome in Long Island

The World’s Largest Wooden Residential Dome is the Green Dome in Long Island

Kevin Shea's off the map Long Island Green Dome is the ultimate sight to gawk at for any sustainable design junkie.  At 45 feet high, it is the largest residential geodesic dome in the world and nearly

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Sonnenschiff: Solar City Produces 4X the Energy it Consumes

Sonnenschiff: Solar City Produces 4X the Energy it Consumes

The project started out as a vision for an entire community -- the medium-density project balances size, accessibility, green space, and solar exposure. In all, 52 homes make up a neighborhood anchored to

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Prince Charles Unveils the ‘Natural House’, an Eco-Prototype for UK Homes

Prince Charles Unveils the ‘Natural House’, an Eco-Prototype for UK Homes

The Natural House is a two-story villa with a traditional terraced-house form designed and built to show the most effective route to a low energy, low carbon building is through an effective building

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Kenmore Senior Apartments: Holabird & Root Turn 1920s Building into Green Public Housing

Kenmore Senior Apartments: Holabird & Root Turn 1920s Building into Green Public Housing

In an effort to alleviate Chicago’s affordable housing crisis, the Chicago Housing Authority challenged Holabird & Root to transform a vacant 1920s-era building into a contemporary, high-quality

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Solaleya’s Shell-Shaped Solar “Pearl” House is a Breezy Green Retreat

Solaleya’s Shell-Shaped Solar “Pearl” House is a Breezy Green Retreat

Over the past few years we've seen many architects move away from traditional architecture in an attempt to make their designs more sustainable. One of the great things about this trend is that it gives

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UCSD Unveils Striking New Student Housing Building

UCSD Unveils Striking New Student Housing Building

The University of California San Diego's striking new Rita Atkinson Residences may have students across the states scrambling to fill out an application. The graduate student housing building is part of

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Ambiente Modular Housing Made from Recycled Glass

Ambiente Modular Housing Made from Recycled Glass

The Ambiente Housing System is an eco-friendly method for building modular homes from waste glass. The composite material that makes up the homes is virtually indestructible and resists mold, fire,

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World Habitat Day is This Monday, October 4th!

World Habitat Day is This Monday, October 4th!

This Monday, Oct. 4, Habitat for Humanity will join efforts around the world to mark World Habitat Day, a day the United Nations has set aside to call attention to the dire need for affordable, adequate

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Marmol Radziner Launches Affordable New Locomo Prefab!

Marmol Radziner Launches Affordable New Locomo Prefab!

Inhabitat favorite Marmol Radziner just officially launched a brand new line of affordable modular prefab homes, the Locomo (which stands for LOwer COst MOdular). The official announcement was made today

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Holyoke Cabin is a Beautiful Shipping Container Home

Holyoke Cabin is a Beautiful Shipping Container Home

Holyoke Cabin is an excellent example of an elegant, efficient use of shipping containers to create a cozy cabin off the grid. Two used shipping containers, obtained for $800 apiece, serve as the starting

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Urban Reserve: A Modern, Sustainable Community in Dallas

Urban Reserve: A Modern, Sustainable Community in Dallas

Urban Reserve is a modern sustainable community situated on fourteen hilly acres of land on the urban edge of Dallas. Envisioned as “a neighborhood where the common thread between residents is a

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Modern, Colorful and Creative Shipping Container Home in Houston

Modern, Colorful and Creative Shipping Container Home in Houston

Shipping container homes just keep on getting cooler. Developers Katie Nichols and John Walker along with architect Christopher Robertson wanted to create affordable and sustainable homes for the emerging

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The Interlace: Jenga-Like Apartments for Singapore

The Interlace: Jenga-Like Apartments for Singapore

We think the architect must have had a blast designing this new apartment complex for Singapore -- playing with the different stacking arrangements until he came up with this interlaced arrangement of

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William McDonough + Partners’ Flow House in New Orleans

William McDonough + Partners’ Flow House in New Orleans

Inhabitat favorites William McDonough + Partners debuted their 100% Cradle to Cradle Flow House this past week. The Flow House is the first in a series of duplexes being designed by architects for the

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Sustain miniHome debuts the new 12 x 36 California Edition

Sustain miniHome debuts the new 12 x 36 California Edition

It's no secret that we dig Sustain miniHomes. Inhabitat has always appreciated their sustainable spin on the mobile home and have eaten up their eye candy since the beginning. But on this fabulous prefab

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Via Torino Renovated Green Loft in Fashionable Milan

Via Torino Renovated Green Loft in Fashionable Milan

There is no doubt that for some, Milan, Italy is synonymous with ultra chic living as a cosmopolitan capital of innovative design and fashion trendsetting. With grand architecture and historic beauty at

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Brio54

PREFAB FRIDAY: Brio54

As soon as we saw them, we instantly fell in love with Brio54’s new set of prefab residential prototypes. A young, design-driven development firm, Brio54’s mission is to provide sustainable,

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