This family-friendly home is a beacon of modern energy-efficient design in Calgary

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Located in one of the most coveted lots in Calgary’s inner-city neighborhood of Rosedale, this modern single-family home crafted by local design/build firm Alloy Homes was, as the firm puts it, “designed to lead by example.” Created with an undeniable contemporary aesthetic, the Rosedale House also pays homage to the local neighborhood vernacular with a large front porch, subdued color palette and other details that match the nearby homes. The home also emphasizes energy efficiency with its… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



LEED-targeted condos bring Scandinavian design to a Quebec forest

Montreal-based real estate developer KnightsBridge has recently unveiled Arborescence, an eco-friendly condominium project on Quebec’s Bromont Mountain that will likely be the latest addition to their line of LEED-certified properties. Quebec design practice ABCP Architecture designed the residential development, which will comprise approximately 260 units all for four-season use. The gabled structures are inspired heavily by Scandinavian design both inside and out and will embrace the outdoors… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Two design students build a charming, off-grid summer cabin in a remote Finnish forest

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Net-zero home brings sustainable design to a walkable Iowa City neighborhood

A 1960s home has been reborn into an eco-friendly abode with an impressive net-zero energy footprint. Designed by local architecture firm Neumann Monson, the Koser II is a single-family home that combines forward-thinking sustainable strategies within a contemporary envelope in a leafy and walkable Iowa City neighborhood. Powered by solar and geothermal energy, the home doesn’t sacrifice comfort or luxury in its pursuit of energy efficiency—it even includes a beautiful backyard pool.

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‘House of Trash’ proves how waste can transform into beautiful home design

Located on Foro Bonaparte in the centre of the city, the ‘HOUSE OF TRASH’ as it will be known, will be dedicated to the exploration and showcase of technologies and applications using waste. From fashion waste and food packaging, coffee cups to mobile phones – it can all be found in beautiful new applications throughout the expansive location. The living spaces, hot desk hubs and bedrooms are all fitted and fixtured using post-consumer materials.

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Henning Larsen Architects brings sustainable Scandinavian design to Minneapolis

Henning Larsen Architects and MSR Design have unveiled their competition-winning designs for Minneapolis’ New Public Service Building—a municipal building that will integrate the Scandinavian ethos with sustainable design. Located across from Minneapolis City Hall, the multi-purpose building is envisioned as the city’s new face of public service and will offer healthy workspaces for the City’s employees as well as more transparency for the citizens and business community of Minneapolis. Optimized… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Dwell on Design returns to Los Angeles this April

Attention, design lovers! The 13th annual Dwell on Design conference is returning to the Los Angeles Convention Center from April 5-7, 2018. A longtime magnet for design enthusiasts and professionals, Dwell on Design showcases the latest in modern architecture, design, technology, and more. This year, the conference also boasts designer Jonathan Adler, photographer Seph Lawless, and educator Paula Wallace among its speakers.

The exhibition kicks off on Wednesday, April 4 at the Pacific Design… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

How millennials are changing home design

You won’t be hard-pressed to find an article about the next industry Millennials are killing. As more of them become homeowners, it’s no surprise that their tastes are starting to impact home design as well. As a group, Millennials have huge buying power, and the design world is taking notice of these preferences. Take a look at several home design trends that appeal to the millennial generation such as green-focused fashions, small space living, and dual-purpose furniture trends.

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Solar-powered seaside cabin blends prefab design with traditional building techniques

This small solar-powered hideaway in British Columbia mirrors the natural incline of the cliff on which it sits. Architecture studio Battersby Howat worked together with Hinterland Design who assembled a small team of craftsmen to build the Valdes Island Shack as a cozy retreat that combines prefab design and traditional building techniques.

The 386-square-foot cabin sits on a bluff overlooking the Salish Sea and features solar power and a rainwater filtration system. A team of Hinterland Design… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Renovated Adobe headquarters channels design giants creative energy

When it came time to renovate creative software powerhouse Adobe’s headquarters in San Jose, it was abundantly clear that creativity and color would be central to the renovation. The firm tapped Gensler for the artful 143,000-square-foot redesign that’s sensitive to the environment and pays homage to the San Jose community. An artistic approach was applied throughout the building that’s furnished with locally made decor, emphasizes open and collaborative working environments, and offers a dazzling… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building