Category GREEN ARCHITECTURE

Triangular beachfront home is a dreamy retreat buried in the earth

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A beautiful beach-front home by renowned architect, William Morgan just hit the market for $1.75 million – and while that is a huge chunk of change, you get quite a lot for your money. Designed to be the architect’s family residence, the wooden, three-story house takes the form of a slanted triangle, and it’s strategically designed to give unreal views over the Atlantic Beach coastline in Jacksonville, Florida.

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BIG unveils plans for giant spiny Cactus Towers in Copenhagen

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Enormous “Cacti” will soon pop up in the heart of Copenhagen.

Architecture firm BIG has unveiled plans to build an eye-catching pair of buildings with a spiny appearance in the city’s Vesterbro district.

Created in collaboration with Danish practice Dorte Mandrup Architects, the aptly named Cactus Towers are high-rise residential buildings that will be built next to a new sustainably minded IKEA store.


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Breathtaking bamboo building withstands earthquakes and boasts a zero-carbon footprint

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Thailand’s eco-friendly Panyaden International School has added a stunning new sports hall to its campus that’s built entirely of bamboo and stays naturally cool year-round in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Designed by Chiangmai Life Construction, the Bamboo Sports Hall features a modern organic design that draws inspiration from the lotus flower. The large multipurpose facility was built to withstand local natural forces including high-speed winds and earthquakes, and it boasts a zero-carbon footprint.

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Brilliant Tesla solar cell roof rotates to naturally cool proposed desert home in Iran

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   Tesla appears to be taking aim at revolutionizing homeownership and architects are taking note.

Hot on the heels of Tesla’s eagerly awaited solar roof, Tehran-based BMDesign Studios created Alavi House, a home in Isfahan, Iran that’s to be finished with Tesla’s new and seemingly invisible solar cells. Optimized for solar, the Alavi House will produce more energy than it needs and feature a smart and operable double-skin to promote natural heating and cooling of the home.

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Floating, solar-powered ‘dragonfly’ bridge can sail to new locations

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This floating pedestrian bridge can sail along rivers and oceans like a boat.

Designer Margot Krasojevic conceived the bridge as a flexible structure that can be folded, stacked and expanded so that it can be moored along quaysides, sailed to different locations, or permanently positioned.
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