Biophilic dome homes produce more energy than they consume

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It’s no secret that the building sector is a resource-intensive industry, but La Mesa, California-based nonprofit Green New World believes that the future of construction can and should be greener, healthier and energy-producing. Green New World created the House of PeacE (also known as Project HOPE), an autonomous and regenerative residential housing model that champions carbon-free living. Combining biophilic design with renewable energy systems and natural materials, Green New World’s first… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



A dome made of rearview mirrors, seat belts and soda bottles floats on Grand River

Husband-and-wife team Amanda Schachter and Alexander Levi of New York City-based SLO Architecture recently set afloat their latest iteration in their series of Harvest Domes—massive dome-shaped installations made from locally sourced, repurposed materials. Dubbed Harvest Dome 3.0, their most recent buoyant installation can be found in the Grand River of Grand Rapids, Michigan where it celebrates the waterway’s heritage and role in powering the city’s manufacturing legacy. Measuring twenty feet… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Escape the everyday in this Geodesic Dome House in Palm Springs

Inspired by 20th-century architect R. Buckminster Fuller, architect Pavlina Williams transformed a decrepit dome house in Palm Springs into a dreamy retreat that channels bohemian and mid-century modern vibes. Now available as a vacation rental on Boutique Homes, the Geodesic Dome House offers stunning desert views and privacy on a private five-acre lot. Keep reading for a peek inside.

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This incredible geodesic dome home could be yours for $475k

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MIT’s winning solar-powered dome tree habitats for Mars mimic earthly forests

If humans start constructing cities on Mars, we have an opportunity to build sustainably from the start. A Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) team designed a city that mimics a forest, with solar-powered dome tree habitats connected with roots, or tunnels. Their vision, called Redwood Forest, was the first place winner in the architecture category of the Mars City Design competition.

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Create your own backyard geodesic dome with these super affordable DIY kits

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Bright yellow dome home completed for Mama Dolfine’s orphanage in Kenya

Remember the German kid who took his heart and mind to Kenya to build a school for Mama Dolfine’s orphanage? Against a variety of odds, he and his team have completed what is probably the first of its kind in the East African country – a bright yellow dome home with sleeping space for eight. As he finds his feet as a social entrepreneur, Torsten Kremser of A Better Me Foundation is discovering just how much money is required to build decent facilities. The dome home, a community hub and temporary… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building