Category GREEN ARCHITECTURE

Tiny Wirmboden chapel in Austria is made of stone sourced on-site

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Nestled in an alpine valley in Western Austria, this tiny chapel is a serene haven for local farmers. After an avalanche destroyed the town’s original chapel, including several other huts in 2012, the community decided to rebuild, so they commissioned Innauer-Matt Architects to design a space for gatherings and celebrations using locally-sourced materials.Wirmboden chapel, Innauer-Matt Architects, chapel, Austria, locally sourced stone, natural building materials, natural light, spruce, stone, green architecture, tiny buildings

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30-foot camper transformed into a nomadic haven with a surprisingly swanky interior

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The “Wander in the West” crew, a five-person team that is currently traveling through the American West, turned this 30-foot camper van into a swanky home on wheels. Although the exterior was kept in its almost-original state, the interior was transformed into a sophisticated nomadic haven, perfect for experiencing life on the open road.


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Tiny solar-powered KODA house launches in the UK for £150K

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Estonian design collective Kodasema just launched KODA, a tiny prefabricated house with big goals for tackling the UK’s affordable housing crisis. Crafted with factory precision, the modern home pops up in as little as a day – and it comes with solar panels and built-in smart home systems. The KODA house just hit the market in the UK with a starting price of £150,000.


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Designing a Greenhouse As a Tropical Oasis

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Designing a Greenhouse As a Tropical Oasis
By [http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Melissa_K._Reinhart/39824]Melissa K. Reinhart

Living in the cold, wet northern hemisphere is not for everyone, and even those who enjoy the chilly temperatures and snowfall need to take a break in a warmer climate from time to time. Taking a vacation, however, especially for those with large families and individuals who work full time, isn’t always an option. Travelling expenses, along with planning a week’s worth of activities, and trying to accommodate everyone can sometimes be more of a headache than a vacation. A vacation-like ambiance can be made right at home, and doing so is a breeze with the help of a greenhouse and an expert team of designers.

Greenhouses are made almost entirely of glass windows and sk...

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The Theory Of Natural, Healthy Materials And The Building Technology

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The Theory Of Natural, Healthy Materials And The Building Technology
By [http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Yamini_Kumar/676476]Yamini Kumar

Designers across the globe value the pre-design process to establish the interests of the client, emotional expression and psychological needs. But a clear imbalance still exists…

Care needs to be taken with all material types and attention given to treatments and processing in product manufacture. A pungent chemical, Formaldehyde is used in the manufacturing of many products, including synthetic carpeting especially underlays, particleboard, insulation, paints, adhesives, plywood, foam cushions and cosmetics. It is also used to soften fabrics and improve paper absorbency in paper towels...

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