sustainable housing

World’s Smallest Sustainable House Can Fit a Family of Four

World’s Smallest Sustainable House Can Fit a Family of Four

US-based Bridge Development, Corp. is behind the design for the Nano Living System and hopes to be able to provide their homes to people around the world in need of adequate housing. The Nano is built

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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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Prefab Housing Pyramid Puts Students in a (Container) Box

Prefab Housing Pyramid Puts Students in a (Container) Box

From its modular modern design to its shipping container components, Olgga's student housing complex struck us as a pitch perfect project for prefab friday. The French architecture firm designed the

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Shipping Containers Could Provide Disaster Relief For Haiti

Shipping Containers Could Provide Disaster Relief For Haiti

The thought of using shipping containers as housing in disaster torn areas certainly isn't new, but up until now it was only a concept. Now, a group of researchers from Clemson University, called SEED,

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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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The Sunset Magazine Modern Cottage

The Sunset Magazine Modern Cottage

Known for showcasing the latest innovations in architecture, construction, design, and green-building practices on the West Coast, Sunset magazine’s Idea House program recently debuted its latest

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Rock Row Breaks Ground For LEED Certified Housing

Rock Row Breaks Ground For LEED Certified Housing

Los Angeles recently saw the groundbreaking of Rock Row, the city's first Small Lot Subdivision to be certified under the USGBC's new LEED for Homes program. Developed by Heydey Partnership, the complex

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Michelle Kaufmann’s mkHearth

PREFAB FRIDAY: Michelle Kaufmann’s mkHearth

We always love seeing hot designers come out with their next hit-- and Michelle Kaufmann's new mkHearth is the latest in must-have prefab design. The home pushes the principles of green building, as her

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PHILLY PREFAB EXHIBIT: A Clean Break

PHILLY PREFAB EXHIBIT: A Clean Break

This week our Prefab Friday radar went crazy when it detected A Clean Break’s green, prefab neighborhood in the City of Brotherly Love, hosted by Minima Gallery as a part of

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Affordable and still Green: Sandbag Houses by MMA Architects

Affordable and still Green: Sandbag Houses by MMA Architects

On Fridays, we feature homes that we feel are environmentally responsible, but as one might suspect, architecture can also be good for the soul. MMA Architects recently completed a home built out of

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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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SINGAPORE’S FIRST ECO-FRIENDLY HOUSING PROJECT

SINGAPORE’S FIRST ECO-FRIENDLY HOUSING PROJECT

Singapore’s Housing and Development Board has unveiled designs for what will be the first eco-friendly residential project on the island. While this is not the greenest residential project we’ve seen

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THE 505 HOUSE: Award Winning Sustainable Design

THE 505 HOUSE: Award Winning Sustainable Design

Collaborative Designworks in Houston, Texas proves that sustainable design practices can lead to award-winning architecture. Their 505 Housing was recently one of the 19 recipients of the American

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