Sustainable eco lodges built on stilts in an idyllic French pine forest

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Global subway map shows the potential of a hyperloop-connected world

Imagine being transported across the country in a tube, at speeds of over 700 miles per hour, and you have stepped into the minds of Hyperloop One’s Global Challenge finalists. The LA-based company has selected 35 teams to present plans for local hyperloop train systems, which could one day become connected to a massive, global transportation system. Over the next five years, three regional routes will be planned for construction as the first steps.

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The Mask House looks like an ethereal mirage hovering among treetops in Ithaca

An envelope made of dark wood battens blurs the line between this secluded house and its forested surrounding. The Mask House, designed by WOJR, protects its residents from outside views and acts as a habitable passage into another world, commemorating the loss of the owner’s brother who drowned in the nearby lake which can be observed from the terrace.

Dubbed “A Space of Myriad Sanctuaries”, the 587-square-foot house functions as a place of seclusion, peace and tranquility. From the front, it… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Nature and art overlap in this sinuous pavilion in Taipei City

Indoor and outdoor scenery overlap in this sinuous pavilion by Emerge Architects. The SINICA Eco-Pavilion was tailored to the existing trees on the site, and meanders in-between them to create an organic space where nature is as much on display as the exhibition housed inside the building.

The building, located within a restoration area of Taipei’s leading academic institution, Academia Sinica, features long stretches of curved glass surfaces that facilitate ambiguous spatial perception… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Angular residence by Moon Hoon maximizes privacy and a tiny plot

This striking angular residence in Seoul channels the client’s creative personality and the history of the plot, previously occupied by a fortuneteller and shaman. Architecture firm Moon Hoon designed the house, named Dogok Maximum, for a photographer and her mother as an original urban residence with a basement photography studio.

The five-story building has a relief-patterned facade with small openings that allow natural light into the interior, but protects the occupants’ privacy. Located in… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

A series of cantilevering cubes make up this French social housing complex

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Colorado man builds state’s most energy efficient house

Passive House is a worldwide phenomenon, promising a huge reduction in energy for buildings of all types and in all climates. To put that to the test I built and moved into one in the Colorado Rockies where the winters can be brutal and living off grid means living with a tiny energy budget. Not only does the house live up to its promises but the real discovery is just how comfortable a passive house can be. Read on as I conclude a three part series on building and living in a Passive House.
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Italian farmhouse transformed into exquisitely sustainable summer retreat

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10 landscape design projects that turned neglected spaces into incredible parks

The High Line Park in NYC. Photo by Jill Fehrenbacher for Inhabitat

Landscape architects frequently work to transform areas that contain industrial and toxic waste, infrastructure no longer in use, or land affected by war, natural disaster or disuse. These View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

A lush hilly park tops the Nanning Planning Exhibition Hall in China

The green roof of the new Nanning Planning Exhibition Hall in China is an elevated urban park that that brings institutional architecture back to the people. Designed by Zhubo Design Zstudio, the building acts as an artificial mountain that expands the existing park and a new public space for city dwellers.

Instead of acting as a symbol of the Chinese governmental power, like most urban planning halls in the country, the new Nanning Planning Exhibition Hall aims to become a building for citizens…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building