This sustainable home in Chile is designed as an ‘unplugged’ retreat for a family of six

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“The most important thing is that the house is totally ‘unplugged,’” LLaumett says. “The electricity is provided by solar panels, and the water comes from a nearby river. It is stored in two elevated containers, delivering the flow to the services by gravity.” The scenery may be a dominant force, but from the perspective of the residents, it’s an enchanting backdrop.

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This eco-friendly wooden laptop is designed to curb e-waste

The innovators at I Am Eco (www.iameco.com) have produced the first eco-friendly computer system. The Dublin group took a look at computers on the market and became frustrated with the waste, the earth-damaging materials, and the toxic chemicals used in the mainstream electronic market. So they decided to do something about it.

The sustainability of the iameco products starts with the design, which focuses on longevity. The company claims that their computers execute up to three times longer… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Striking yellow PVC-clad pavilion is a sustainable shelter designed for the end times

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The Goldtree House is designed for sustainable family living

When kids hit their teens, your house suddenly feels smaller. The atmosphere is hectic, groups of friends traipse in and out, and parents often retreat to a bedroom for peace and quiet. One clever family with teenage twins not only had their home remodeled to accommodate these changes, they even planned ahead to have a private apartment for themselves down the road.

Hartree and Associates Architects designed the changes to the 1950s home in East Fremantle, Australia based on the homeowners’… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

7 beautifully designed tiny homes that fit big families

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Japanese home features a bookshelf wall designed to withstand earthquakes

In earthquake-prone Japan, a wall full of books might seem like a disaster waiting to happen. Rather than capitulate to Mother Nature however, the owners of this Yokohama home found a way to safely put their massive library of books on full display without fear of collapse. Shinsuke Fujii Architects designed the Bookshelf House that features angled earthquake-resistant bookshelves easily accessible by children and the elderly without a ladder.

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These solar-powered tiny homes are designed just for millennials

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Wooden home designed to withstand extreme weather assembled in just two days

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Whimsically windswept cabin-like kiosks are designed to soothe urban stress

A trio of tilted cabin-like kiosks is inviting visitors to escape the stresses of urban life in Mount Royal Park, the most frequented park in Montreal. Atelier Urban Face designed the three minimalist kiosks in the image of a hamlet to encourage congregation. Each building’s dramatically tilted shape is a playful expression of wind strength.

Atelier Urban Face sought to create an artistic refuge that would complement the landscape. “They are not only respectful of the mountain,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Angular cedar-clad home in New Zealand is designed to go completely off-grid

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