Category GREEN ARCHITECTURE

Adorable mobile house shows off the beauty of untreated timber

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Wood has a wonderful way of adding warmth and comfort to a home. Austrian design studio Innauer-Matt Architekten shows off the beauty of the building material in Exhibition House, a mobile pavilion commissioned as a showroom for timber construction company Kaspar Greber. The 30-square-meter building features a gabled roof inspired by the local vernacular.

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The first off-grid Ecocapsule microhomes are shipping to customers this year

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Want to travel to the beach or a mountaintop or a jungle – and spend the night in style every time? The Ecocapsule offers that flexibility in a tiny off-grid package. The company just announced it has secured financial backing to move forward with the microhome – and they’re planning to deliver the first Ecocapsules to clients later this year. Late night television host James Corden recently tested the versatile pods out in a peaceful garden, a horse ranch, and a restaurant rooftop – check out his take after the break.
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Oregon couple spends years building their net-zero ‘extreme green dream home’

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Some people may spend years designing their dream home, but one ambitious couple in Oregon has just spent years building their “extreme green dream home.” As beautiful as it is sustainable, the Desert Rain home by Tozer Design is a 2,236-square-foot net-zero structure that was designed to meet the Living Building Challenge’s green building criteria – the industry’s most stringent.Desert Rain home, tozer design, living future, sustainable homes, green design, Living Building Challenge, energy efficency, energy efficient homes, solar panels, solar energy, hydronic floor systems, composting home system, renewable energy, solar array, solar powered homes, sustainable home design, net zero home design, sustainable homes,
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Shigeru Ban Architects unveil plans for the world’s tallest hybrid timber building

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Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban just unveiled plans for the world’s tallest timber hybrid high-rise, the Terrace House. Slated for Vancouver’s Coal Harbour neighborhood, the angular structure will have multiple tiers of abundant greenery rising up through a latticework frame made out of locally-sourced timber.

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This amazing underground house in Greece frames views of an olive grove

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This underground holiday home in Greece is topped with a green roof that offers panoramic views of the Peloponnese peninsula. The owners commissioned LASSA Architects to design a house that would activate the periphery of the plot and provide a vantage point from which to observe the surroundings.


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