Sculptural Sunset Houses mimic waves with rainwater-collecting roofs

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Named after their spectacular sunset views, the Sunset Houses is a project of two seaside homes set into a slope in the idyllic beach town of Tibau do Sul in the northeast of Brazil. Architects Mariana Vilela and Daniel F. Florez of the local architecture firm Vilela Florez designed the sculptural pair of homes that feature bright blue and grounded brown tones to reference the landscape. To reduce the buildings’ environmental footprint, the architects used locally sourced stone and bamboo and engineered… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Walkers launches free recycling program amid growing pressure from critics

An online social media campaign calling for popular UK chip manufacturer Walkers to adopt a more sustainable packaging method has succeeded. After hundreds of thousands of empty potato crisp packages were sent back to the company by environmental critics the PepsiCo owned company is launching a free recycling initiative to collect and repurpose their packaging. Initially the company intended to adopt a better packaging solution by 2025 to curb its growing waste crisis, but pressure from consumers… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building