Award-winning glass cabin is nestled inside an Australian rainforest

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Lifted into the canopy of a lush rainforest, this pavilion-like guest retreat offers spectacular views while paying homage to Australia’s architectural heritage. Retired journalists and homeowners Colleen Ryan and Stephen Wyatt tapped architect Harley Graham and his Byron Bay-based design practice to realize the Hidden Studio, a breezy one-bedroom addition that complements property’s two existing buildings—the main home and writer’s cabin—both designed by the late “Sydney School” architect… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Award-winning Hungarian home combines old-world charm with modern style

Hungarian architects András Varsányi, Péter Pozsár and Norbert Vas have given the traditional Hungarian farmstead a modern refresh with their design of the Wooden House, a contemporary country house completed for approximately 500,000 Euros ($585,300 USD). Located in the small village of Algyő in the Great Hungarian Plain, the tranquil family retreat was conceived as an antidote to city living. Although the new home is undoubtedly modern, it also shares the same footprint as the old farmhouse… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Award-winning rammed earth home in Spain halves normal CO2 emissions

Until recently, earth architecture has entailed something of a fringe movement, but with its numerous aesthetic, ecological and financial benefits, designs like this award-winning rammed earth home in Spain are reclaiming their rightful place in the limelight. Recently awarded the Terra Award in the individual housing category, Àngels Castellarnau of Edra Architectura said building with earth links us with the territory. It also slashes lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions – in this case by 50 pe… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building