rainwater collection

Ellis Residence: A Stunning LEED Platinum Home on Bainbridge Island by Coates Design

Ellis Residence: A Stunning LEED Platinum Home on Bainbridge Island by Coates Design

Situated on Yeomalt Bluff overlooking Puget Sound and the Seattle skyline, the Ellis Residence is a renovation of an existing home that resulted in the reuse of more than 80% of the existing materials.

Read More >

ArchiCentre’s S11 House Scores Platinum Level on the Malaysian Green Building Index

ArchiCentre’s S11 House Scores Platinum Level on the Malaysian Green Building Index

S11 House is a 12,000-square-foot home that is designed based on the characteristics of a tree in the tropics. The roof is a large, insulated canopy made from recyclable steel metal sheets coated in a

Read More >

Carabineros Fort is a Sustainable Headquarters for Mounted Police in Colombia

Carabineros Fort is a Sustainable Headquarters for Mounted Police in Colombia

Completed in 2011, Carabineros Fort is strategically located in the Medellin's environmental park, Arvi. Developed by EDU Medellin, the project is key to the development of this area as a future public

Read More >

Method Homes Unveils Net-Zero Prefab Paradigm Series at Greenbuild in San Francisco

Method Homes Unveils Net-Zero Prefab Paradigm Series at Greenbuild in San Francisco

Designed for Method Homes by New York-based Bogue Trondowski Architects, the Paradigm series is planned in its entirety to be as low-impact as possible. Clad in FSC-certified western red cedar (but

Read More >

Basket Apartments: OFIS Unveils Healthy & Sustainable Student Housing Project in Paris

Basket Apartments: OFIS Unveils Healthy & Sustainable Student Housing Project in Paris

The Basket Apartments student housing was designed by OFIS as part of a larger urban development designed by Reichen & Robert Architects in Paris' 19th district. Located on a long narrow lot the edge

Read More >

Jardin Serge Gainsbourg: Paris’ New Urban Park Bridges a Highway to Unite Two Communities

Jardin Serge Gainsbourg: Paris’ New Urban Park Bridges a Highway to Unite Two Communities

The ring road at the Porte des Lilas created a disconnect between two neighborhoods, so the city of Paris sought to bring them together. A design competition yielded a successful plan from local firm

Read More >

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

Read More >

Drexel University’s Daskalakis Athletic Center is a Bustling Eco Hub of Activity

Drexel University’s Daskalakis Athletic Center is a Bustling Eco Hub of Activity

One of the main goals for Daskalakis Athletic Center (DAC) was to improve the visual presence of the building, and improve the interconnectivity of the athletic facilities and the rest of the school. The

Read More >

Shelter@Rainforest: Self-Sufficient Net Zero Longhouse Supports Sustainable Reforestation in Malaysia

Shelter@Rainforest: Self-Sufficient Net Zero Longhouse Supports Sustainable Reforestation in Malaysia

Shelter@Rainforest is located in a remote location that is a five-hour drive from Kota Kinabalu in the state of Sabah, Malaysia. It serves as the family home for the manager of a forestry company that is

Read More >

Pelli Clarke Pelli’s Yale-NUS Campus Breaks Ground in Singapore

Pelli Clarke Pelli’s Yale-NUS Campus Breaks Ground in Singapore

The architectural language used by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects seeks to balance the traditions of Yale's campus in New Haven with those of Southeast Asia. According to the Pelli Clarke Pelli

Read More >

The Innhouse Wood-Wrapped Eco-Resort Sits Gently in Chinese Forest

The Innhouse Wood-Wrapped Eco-Resort Sits Gently in Chinese Forest

The Innhouse’s scale is surprisingly modest compared to many huge projects that have come out of the building boom during China's rise on the economic world stage. Rather than pushing the boundaries of

Read More >

Probiomed is a High-Tech & Eco Friendly Medical Research Center in Mexico

Probiomed is a High-Tech & Eco Friendly Medical Research Center in Mexico

Located in the small town of Tenancingo in the State of Mexico (about 150 kilometers southwest of Mexico City), Probiomed is a medical research and production facility that produces biomedical products,

Read More >

MVRDV + ABOUTBLANK Design Expansive New Transit Hub and Archeo-Park for Yenikapı in Istanbul

MVRDV + ABOUTBLANK Design Expansive New Transit Hub and Archeo-Park for Yenikapı in Istanbul

ABOUTBLANK and MVRDV's design, in collaboration with Martha Schwartz & Partners Landscape Architects, proposes solutions to many of the demands of this highly unusual site. Not only does the location

Read More >

Urban-Think Tank Awarded Silver Holcim Award For Colorful Community Center in São Paulo

Urban-Think Tank Awarded Silver Holcim Award For Colorful Community Center in São Paulo

Although Grotão is located in the center of the city, only one road connects it to the larger circulation systems of Sao Paulo, which limits the residents access to essential amenities. The goal of

Read More >

EXCLUSIVE PICS: Sunshower SSIP is a Pre-Fab, Hurricane-Resistant Home in New Orleans

EXCLUSIVE PICS: Sunshower SSIP is a Pre-Fab, Hurricane-Resistant Home in New Orleans

Situated on a residential street in the Lakeview neighborhood of New Orleans, the innovative two bedroom, two bath, 1,100 square foot model home stands out from the surrounding traditional New Orleans

Read More >

Georgetown Station is a Model for Low-Impact Mass Transit Outside Austin, Texas

Georgetown Station is a Model for Low-Impact Mass Transit Outside Austin, Texas

Georgetown Station by Jackson McElhaney is one of 5 transit stations outside of Austin, Texas as part of CARTS. This Rural Transit District was formed through an interlocal agreement by nine county

Read More >

Rammed Earth Glenhope House is a Sustainable Vacation Retreat Outside of Melbourne

Rammed Earth Glenhope House is a Sustainable Vacation Retreat Outside of Melbourne

Three wings form the Glenhope House - a master living suite, bedrooms and the living/dining/kitchen area. The two private wings wrap around a circular driveway with two shaded parking spaces and the entry

Read More >

LEED Platinum ‘Shoebox House’ Achieves Style and Sustainability on a Budget

LEED Platinum ‘Shoebox House’ Achieves Style and Sustainability on a Budget

The clients and architect designed the eco-friendly home using the Sketch UP program from opposite sides of the globe - Browne and Praxis are situated in Santa Fe and Rothstein and Meckler are in Bangkok.

Read More >

Passive Cantilevered SN House Appears to Be Floating In the Air

Passive Cantilevered SN House Appears to Be Floating In the Air

The lot on which this house is built is a slope with a change of about 3 meters towards the back. The architects decided to build the house jutting out of the incline so that the cantilever could create a

Read More >

Germantown Sustainable Urban Science Center is a Green Roofed Living Laboratory in Philadelphia

Germantown Sustainable Urban Science Center is a Green Roofed Living Laboratory in Philadelphia

The site, a former brownfield, had to undergo extensive remediation in order to bring it up to acceptable standards. Even after the remediation there were areas that had to be capped to eliminate the

Read More >

Cascading Creek House Harvests Rainwater and Solar Energy in Central Texas

Cascading Creek House Harvests Rainwater and Solar Energy in Central Texas

The Cascading Creek House by Bercy Chen Studio was conceived less as a house and more as an outgrowth of the limestone aquifers in the geography of Central Texas. The roof is configured so as to create a

Read More >

RCDF’s LOFT is a Glimmering Structure Filled with Sustainable Systems

RCDF’s LOFT is a Glimmering Structure Filled with Sustainable Systems

RCDF Studio's LOFT is a finalist entry in LOFT LONDON FARM TOWER 2011 competition, a design contest based on the concept of the vertical farm. Their LOFT is a 550,000-square-foot building near London

Read More >

Steel-Clad Emigration Canyon Residence Captures Views, Rainwater and Daylight

Steel-Clad Emigration Canyon Residence Captures Views, Rainwater and Daylight

Emigration Canyon is a beautiful setting just outside of the Salt Lake Valley and is home to many families who want to be close to the city but enjoy the outdoors. Sightings of elk, moose, deer, hawks and

Read More >

WATG’s Extraordinary Cloud Bridge Could Make the 2016 Olympics in Rio the Greenest Yet

WATG’s Extraordinary Cloud Bridge Could Make the 2016 Olympics in Rio the Greenest Yet

If WATG has their way, the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will be the greenest yet - thanks to their awesome design proposal entitled The Cloud Bridge. Inspired by the Amazon River and Brazil's

Read More >

Twins: Vacation Homes for Two Brothers Engage With Snowy Landscape and One Another

Twins: Vacation Homes for Two Brothers Engage With Snowy Landscape and One Another

Four trapezoids and one triangle make up the basis for the shapes that compose each home. Using the mathematical principle of dissection, O’Brien designed the homes to incorporate the same amount of

Read More >

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the Largest LEED Platinum Non-Profit Building in the World

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the Largest LEED Platinum Non-Profit Building in the World

The new campus occupies a site located in downtown Seattle across the street from the Space Needle. Formerly an asphalt parking lot, the site was restored with more than 40 percent of it turned into 2

Read More >

Henning Larsen’s Viborg Town Hall Boasts a Sloped Plane of Gradated Greenery

Henning Larsen’s Viborg Town Hall Boasts a Sloped Plane of Gradated Greenery

Viborg is a large city in Denmark that required a new municipal building to accommodate its steady growth. Henning Larsen won the international design competition to create a sustainable building with a

Read More >

Andrew Maynard’s Ilma Grove Is a Gorgeous Solar Passive Family Home

Andrew Maynard’s Ilma Grove Is a Gorgeous Solar Passive Family Home

The ultimate goal for the owners was to improve the home for their family and reduce their environmental footprint while still maintaining a small home. Originally the home had a brick lean-to at the rear

Read More >

Net Zero Savannah iHouse Opens For Tours At Green Bridge Farm

Net Zero Savannah iHouse Opens For Tours At Green Bridge Farm

So far, Clayton Homes has built 9 iHomes around the country with their i-House 1.0 concept. These homes are all prefabricated and come with bamboo floors, Energy Star appliances, no VOC paint, CFL

Read More >

Landscape Designer Margie Ruddick Fined for Her Own Garden

Landscape Designer Margie Ruddick Fined for Her Own Garden

Landscape designer Margie Ruddick is in the running for the 2011 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, and ironically, she's also faced with fines for the landscaping of her own yard! Ruddick’s

Read More >

  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home