sustainable housing

VIDEO: A Tour of Mark Baez’s Translucent M Cube Residence

VIDEO: A Tour of Mark Baez’s Translucent M Cube Residence

A few years ago, Inhabitat had a chance to catch up with M Design's eco-prefab architect Mark Baez in lovely Venice, CA.  He gave us a personal tour of his M Cube home—a minimalist, modular,

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Team Mexico’s Tiny, Space-Saving CASA Home Wins Engineering Prize at Solar Decathlon Europe 2014!

Team Mexico’s Tiny, Space-Saving CASA Home Wins Engineering Prize at Solar Decathlon Europe 2014!

Some of the major issues the project addresses are overcrowding, water shortage, pollution, insecurity, limited mobility, and energy deficits within the ZMVM. Team Mexico created a prototype as an

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Earth Home Builder Machine “3D Prints” Entire Homes from Bags of Earth

Earth Home Builder Machine “3D Prints” Entire Homes from Bags of Earth

The low-tech practice of building homes using earth bags seems to be keeping pace with the most up-to-date 3D printing technologies. The Earth Home Builder is a skid-operated machine that can “3D

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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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Green Sweetwater Spectrum Housing Helps Adults with Autism Gain Independence

Green Sweetwater Spectrum Housing Helps Adults with Autism Gain Independence

Sweetwater Spectrum is a new housing development designed expressly for autistic adults as a safe home that can offer them a purpose and develop more independence. The 2.8 acre site is just a few blocks

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Buckminster Fuller Challenge Unveils 2013 Finalists!

Buckminster Fuller Challenge Unveils 2013 Finalists!

Ecovative The EPA has found that plastics make up 25% of the volume in our landfills, with expanded plastic foams being the worst contributor. These products are also highly flammable and have been

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6 Innovative, Flood-Resistant Homes from the 3C Comprehensive Coastal Communities Competition

6 Innovative, Flood-Resistant Homes from the 3C Comprehensive Coastal Communities Competition

After suffering from millions of dollars worth of damage caused by Hurricane Sandy last year, Long Island is serious about never facing the same fate again. In order to get on the road to resilient

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Sustainable & Flexible Housing in Nantes Caters to Families of All Sizes

Sustainable & Flexible Housing in Nantes Caters to Families of All Sizes

Located in the neighborhood of the Bottière Chênaie in Nantes, France, this sustainable housing project features 2 apartment blocks with 36 flats and 7 blocks of multi-family dwellings with 26 flats.

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Wood Wrapped Beveridge Mews Apartments Provide Flexible Light-Filled Housing

Wood Wrapped Beveridge Mews Apartments Provide Flexible Light-Filled Housing

A new timber-clad social housing project called Beveridge Mews was recently selected as one of the 2013 RIBA national awards for excellence in architecture. Peter Barber Architects organized the eight

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Ginko Eco-Neighborhood in Bordeaux Has a Large In-Ground Garden at Its Heart

Ginko Eco-Neighborhood in Bordeaux Has a Large In-Ground Garden at Its Heart

Three of the apartment buildings are located along the tram line and are connected on the ground floor. The variety of paneling spread across the first floor terraces, together with the patterns created

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Stylish, Sustainable St-Agatha-Berchem Housing Complex Exceeds Energy Code in Belgium

Stylish, Sustainable St-Agatha-Berchem Housing Complex Exceeds Energy Code in Belgium

The new social housing units by Buro II & Archi+I were inspired by the social housing district built in 1922-1925 by architect Victor Bourgeois. There are two groupings - one on Beheersstraat with 43

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Haustrift is a Series of Modular, Minimalist and Affordable Rowhouses in Vienna

Haustrift is a Series of Modular, Minimalist and Affordable Rowhouses in Vienna

Haustrift is a series of rowhouses centered around a large, shared green space and located near the Danube river. Superblock's design of the housing project focusses on quality materials, thoughtful

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Four Andalusian Universities Collaborate to Create Versatile, Prefab Housing for Solar Decathlon Europe

Four Andalusian Universities Collaborate to Create Versatile, Prefab Housing for Solar Decathlon Europe

The final design submitted to competition will link four different modules to the central patio which is enclosed in glass and a faux-vine effect. This is designed to give a natural feel while creating

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Metal-Screened Housing And Offices Lead The Way For Sustainable Development in Sète, Southern France

Metal-Screened Housing And Offices Lead The Way For Sustainable Development in Sète, Southern France

The housing and offices in Sète are located on a thin strip of land between the Étang de Thau and the Mediterranean Sea on the northern side of the old town. This project is one of the first to be

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Eentileen’s Villa Asserbo is a Sustainable ‘Printed’ House in Denmark

Eentileen’s Villa Asserbo is a Sustainable ‘Printed’ House in Denmark

Danish architecture firm Eentileen has teamed up with Facit Homes to build Villa Asserbo, the firm's first digitally fabricated, sustainable, inexpensive home, located in woodland around 60 kilometers

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Former Soap Factory Cleaned Up Into a Sustainable Housing Project in Brussels

Former Soap Factory Cleaned Up Into a Sustainable Housing Project in Brussels

Located less than half a mile from the Grand’Place in Brussels, Savonnerie Heymans is a social housing project converted from a former soap factory. The green renovation was led by MDW Architecture who

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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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EKO:BODE Brings Affordable Green Modern Living to Australia

EKO:BODE Brings Affordable Green Modern Living to Australia

Horizon Housing Company (HHC) is set to boost its eco-credentials by building Australia’s first boutique, affordable residential project. HHC’s EKO:BODE project, which is currently under construction

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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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Defend Against An Undead Attack with These 6 Zombie-Proof Safe Houses

Defend Against An Undead Attack with These 6 Zombie-Proof Safe Houses

In order to defend against an attack from the undead, you'll need a specially equipped house that first of all keeps out the brain hungry zombies. Then you'll need a way to sustain yourself while inside

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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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Arkitema Architects Win Award to Build Sustainable Beach Front Homes in Denmark

Arkitema Architects Win Award to Build Sustainable Beach Front Homes in Denmark

To be located on a stretch of beach right up from Kronbog Castle, the residential beach development will enjoy views of the ocean, the famous castle and Sweden's landscapes. The development will create

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Sustainable Living Innovations Debuts Innovative Prefab Building System

Sustainable Living Innovations Debuts Innovative Prefab Building System

Sustainable Living Innovations is composed of a consortium of design and engineering firms that have spent the last couple of years designing a ground-up integrated prefab system. The system is both

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Before and After: Brisbane Church Becomes Beautiful Pitched-Roof Home

Before and After: Brisbane Church Becomes Beautiful Pitched-Roof Home

Originally built in 1867, these incredible homes in Australia became slightly worn out and tired looking. Instead of demolishing them and wasting what valuable building materials were left, the designers

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Beautiful Environmental Housing Project Adds Green to the Heart of Paris

Beautiful Environmental Housing Project Adds Green to the Heart of Paris

The project straddles across the street and incorporates gardens planted with bamboo and magnolias and commercial space on the ground floor. Breaks in the buildings highlighted with bright red facades

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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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Gorgeous Green Homes From Turkel & Lindal Cedar Homes

Gorgeous Green Homes From Turkel & Lindal Cedar Homes

The Dwell Homes Collection is a partnership between Turkel Design, who designs the homes and Lindal Cedar Homes, who assembles the materials and delivers them to the site of the home. Like all Lindal

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Winning LEED Platinum Home Designs to be Built in New Orleans

Winning LEED Platinum Home Designs to be Built in New Orleans

A panel of ten jurors selected the four winning designs out of 49 entries from around the country. Two of the entries were from emerging professionals and the other two were student led design projects.

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In Vitro Habitat: a House Made of Meat!

In Vitro Habitat: a House Made of Meat!

We've waxed lyrical about botanical walls, green roofs and living treehouses on Inhabitat for years - is the next logical step a home made from animal tissue? Mitchell Joachim from Terreform thinks

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