Solar-powered Technova College nearly hits net-zero energy in the Netherlands

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Designed by Delft-based cepezed and cepezedinterior, the Technova College in Ede has recently opened its doors as the newest branch of the Regional Education Center ROC A12 with a strong focus on sustainability. Powered by energy from a biomass plant and on-site solar panels, the near-energy neutral building largely owes its eco-friendly design to an executive consortium (Team Technova) responsible for overseeing maintenance and the energy supply. The school’s highly transparent design fills the… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Historic Danish cottage with lush seaweed roof hits the market for $414,000

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The Truck Surf Hotel is a traveling retreat that hits the best surf spots in Europe and Africa

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Fairytale-like Gingerbread House hits the market for $2.2M

If you’ve ever wanted to live in a fairytale-like haven, prepare to fall in love with this charming estate that’s just hit the market in Massachusetts. Set on nearly four acres in the town of Tyringham in the Berkshires, Santarella includes four structures modeled after rural British architecture with charming features like timber-clad silos, oversized thatching, and lush landscaped gardens.

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Light-filled apartment in Le Corbusiers Cit Radieuse hits the market for $741,000

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Man hits 162 mph on homemade rocket trike propelled by rainwater

Did you ever have the chance to make a bottle rocket in grade school? Daredevil athlete François Gissy applied those principles to a homemade water rocket trike, which he then zipped around the Circuit Paul Ricard at Le Castellet in France. Rainwater helped power the speedy trike, on which Gissy reached 261 kilometers per hour (kph), or around 162 miles per hour, and hit 100 kph from zero in a mere 0.55 seconds.

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Solar-powered Tesla Tiny House hits the road in Australia

Tesla’s taking to the streets to demonstrate their clean technology. A Model X is pulling around a tiny house showcasing a solar system and Powerwall, giving the curious a way to check out the renewable tech in action. Their Tiny House is serving as a mobile design studio in major Australian cities.

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UK’s first self-driving grocery delivery van hits the streets of Greenwich

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Zombie anthrax outbreak hits Siberia after blistering heatwave

Bacteria from a reindeer that has been dead for 75 years appears to have resurfaced after a recent heatwave hit Siberia. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building