Beautiful cabin pops up in ten days with minimal landscape disturbance

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BIO Architects recently completed a modern modular cabin, proving yet again how beautiful homes can be affordable with the help of prefabrication. Commissioned by a young couple that desired a cost-effective home on the lake, the prefabricated cabin is the latest iteration in the Russian firm’s line of modular Dubldom homes. The dwelling, located at Pirogovo Lake in the suburbs of Moscow, was installed in roughly ten days with minimal site impact.

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Architects use earthen berms to tuck a central reservoir inside tiered office space

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The Hague has been colorfully converted into the ‘World’s Largest Mondrian’

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Missouri community is building 50 tiny homes for homeless veterans

Related: Tiny House Nation’s Zack Giffin will teach veterans to build their own homes

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Geologists find seventh continent hiding in plain sight

There’s another continent on our planet, and it’s been lurking in plain view for a long time. Geologists identify six continents, combining Asia and Europe into Eurasia, but a new study reveals New Zealand and New Caledonia are actually part of a seventh geologic continent called Zealandia. Not only is the information an exciting curiosity, but it could impact the politics and economics of the region. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

7 charming off-grid homes for a rent-free life

Want to make rent and utility bills a thing of the past? We’ve rounded up seven off-grid homes that could be the answer to making your dreams a reality. Stylish and self-sufficient, these eco-friendly dwellings promise freedom from the grid. Many are even set atop wheels to let you can move with your home to almost anywhere you desire. Keep reading to see the seven charming homes that offer homeowners the chance to live off the grid and rent-free.

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China is building the world’s first migratory Bird Airport

Located in Tianjin,
Adrian McGregor, CEO & Lead Designer: “The earths bird fly ways are a wonder of the natural world. The proposed Bird Airport will be a globally significant sanctuary for endangered migratory bird species whilst providing new green lungs for the city of Tianjin.”

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Scott Pruitt confirmed as head of the Environmental Protection Agency

In a major loss for the planet, the US Senate confirmed climate denier Scott Pruitt as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, an agency that Pruitt has sued numerous times and has promised to render toothless. Will no irony at all, Senate Majority Leader stated about the confirmation: “He’s exceptionally qualified. He’s dedicated to environmental protection.”

Pruitt calls himself “a leading advocate against the EPA’s activist agenda,” and true to his word, he has worked hard to… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Canoeing center wrapped in recycled materials resists winter flooding

Portuguese multidisciplinary design studio ateliermob completed the Alvega Canoeing Center, a contemporary building that’s both sustainably designed and beautiful to look at. Located on the banks of Portugal’s Tagus River, the Alvega Canoeing Center is elevated to avoid the regular winter floods and to minimize soil degradation. Recycled black plastic profiles wrap around the canoeing center, which comprises three separate volumes, to give the structure a sense of cohesiveness and to allow natural… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

North Korea’s ‘Hotel of Doom’ is the world’s largest abandoned building

This pyramid-shaped hotel in North Korea, once a contender for the tallest hotel in the world, has remained unfinished since 1989 and instead became the world’s largest abandoned building. The notorious 105-story Ryugyong Hotel, frequently referred to as the “Hotel of Doom,” could come to life after all. An Egyptian company called Orascom started working on the project again in 2008.

The structure, designed by Baikdoosan Architects & Engineers, first broke ground in 1987 in Pyongyang,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building