Medicine drum woman builds beautiful earth home village in Joshua Tree, California

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If you’ve ever wanted to stay in an earthbag dome home, here’s your chance. When Lisa Starr first purchased land in Joshua Tree, California, she wasn’t thinking about vacation rentals. Instead, the artist and drum medicine woman sought a place not too far from the coast where she could build a sustainable life for herself. After deciding to build in accordance with the Iranian architect Nader Khalili’s affordable and disaster-resilient superadobe methodology, she recruited volunteers and CalEarth… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Beautiful cow barn in Basel is made of tree branches topped with a grassy roof

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Beautiful stable grows wild grasses on the roof for horses to eat

Don’t be alarmed if you see horses on the roof of this stable—they’re meant to be there. Argentinian architecture firm Estudio Ramos designed Figueras Stables, a stunning contemporary building for professional polo player Nacho Figueras. Located in the grasslands of La Pampa of central Argentina, the modern stable is planted with wild native grasses on its sloped roof for horses to graze.

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Escape into the glass rivers and lakes of these beautiful wood tables

If getting lost in a coffee table sounds improbable, you may change your mind once you see these beautiful furnishings. Artist and designer Greg Klassen transforms reclaimed wood into mesmerizing works of art embedded with glass rivers and lakes. Klassen, who we’ve featured previously, handcrafts unique pieces that mimic topographic forms in the Pacific Northwest.

Spotted by This is Colossal, Klassen’s newest works include a variety of coffee tables of different sizes and shapes, as… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Rusty tin shed transformed into beautiful two-story studio in Sydney

The goal of the project was to re-purpose the existing tin shed at the rear of a residential lot. Rather than just tearing the shed down and getting rid of it, Raffaello Rosselli recycled the original materials while paying respect to the shed’s structure. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Beautiful adobe hotel in Bolivia belongs in a fairy tale

With shelters shaped like a tortoise, a teepee, a sea tower and a snail among other natural forms, Las Olas can be easily spotted down from the bay. As it’s built on a slope, each room gets both, privacy and marvelous views. Crafted by local builders 8 View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This beautiful geometric LED light is customizable into any configuration

 

If you haven’t yet heard of Stickbulb, it’s time to learn about some of the most stunning, innovative and diverse modern lighting.  Founded by Russell Greenberg, and  Christopher Beardley. Both are architecture graduates with a passion for buildings, modular systems, and sustainable manufacturing.The Stickbulb collection is produced by the New York based design studio RUX Design Studio. Made locally in New York City from pieces of the City, the Stickbulb collection is a set of… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Beautiful cliffside home ‘split in half’ by landslide rebuilt with wooden pods

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Students design beautiful homes for mass-production at just $20,000 each

While the partnership between Rural Studio and the high-end Serenbe community may seem odd at first glance, the mutually beneficial collaboration provides a valuable field testing opportunity for the 20K Project and gives students their first chance to work with a commercial contractor and take the project through all stages of construction, including zoning and code compliance. In return, Serenbe’s Art Farm has gained two live/work studios that will serve as housing for the community’s artists… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The brickwork inside this beautiful Tehran community center will blow your mind

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