The Goldtree House is designed for sustainable family living

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When kids hit their teens, your house suddenly feels smaller. The atmosphere is hectic, groups of friends traipse in and out, and parents often retreat to a bedroom for peace and quiet. One clever family with teenage twins not only had their home remodeled to accommodate these changes, they even planned ahead to have a private apartment for themselves down the road.

Hartree and Associates Architects designed the changes to the 1950s home in East Fremantle, Australia based on the homeowners’… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



These bold, eco-friendly bathrooms reduce water usage by 80%

Hong Kong-based design practice Ida&Billy Architects have completed an unusually eye-catching bathroom redesign for a Guangzhou shopping mall that boasts striking looks and sustainable elements. Crafted with human comfort in mind, these renovated toilets at the Taikoohui mixed-use development are almost a destination in themselves due to the colorful patterned aesthetic, sculptural clean lines and adherence to eco-friendly principles. In addition to the use of recycled materials and gray water… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building