Gorgeous solar-powered Colorado home produces almost all its own energy

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Sustainability and a love for nature inspired Colorado-based CCY Architects’ design of the gorgeous Starwood Residence. Set on a ridge line, this luxury mountain home with floor-to-ceiling glazing overlooks the Roaring Fork Valley and Elk Mountains. Solar energy powers the energy-efficient Starwood Residence, which is capable of producing 70% of the energy that it consumes.

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Striking rammed earth home blends into the hills of Santa Fe

Inspired by thickened stone walls of Chaco Canyon and the regional geology the La Tierra Nueva home is influenced by the vernacular architecture of Santa Fe and northern NM. The custom residence is notched into the juniper-studded hillside outside of Santa Fe NM. Material choices for the house are informed by Northern New Mexico’s traditional building materials, such as mud plastered, site cast adobe and corrugated metal in addition to colors and textures found on the site.

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Gorgeous forest home will fulfill your tiny cabin dreams

Get ready for some serious cabin envy. Architecture firm studio PIKAPLUS crafted a gorgeous tiny home that perfectly harmonizes with its surrounding forested wilderness. Built mostly of timber, the Wooden House is a cozy retreat for those who crave connection with the outdoors and also want simple luxuries and protection from the elements. Keep reading for a tour of the cabin’s light-filled interior.

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A green-roofed Hobbit home anyone can build in just 3 days

The Green Magic Homes are composed of prefab vaulted panels manufactured with composite laminate materials, confined by walls in reinforced soil. The structure are easy to assemble and features perforated flaps in order to screw and seal the components together.

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Philip Johnson’s secret brick and glass home in Manhattan, NYC

From the outside of Philip Johnson’s sole private residence in Manhattan, you’d never guess a modernist paradise lay within. An unassuming brick and glass facade sits snugly between two apartment buildings, but inside is a secret glass house that was the architect’s only New York City residential commission. The Rockefeller Guest House was built near the beginning of Johnson’s career, between 1949 and 1950.

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This ready-made tiny home can be shipped to any destination

We talk a lot about tiny home renovations, but if you haven’t time for all that, now you can order your own ready-made Mobile Home. The tiny structure, designed by Ruzanna Andressa Oganesya, is built on a moving platform and can be transported virtually anywhere. Those looking to go off grid can order it to be delivered to their desired location, coverting it into a forest retreat or an urban home addition. The home arrives ready to use

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

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Self-sufficient Skilpod home generates all its own energy, pops up in less than a day

Belgian construction company Skilpod has produced a prefabricated home that can generate all its own energy and pop up in as little as half a day. Designed by UAU Collectiv, the new #150 Skilpod solar-powered model is a zero-energy home constructed from cross-laminated timber and takes about 20 days in total to build in the firm’s factory in Geel. The timber modular home can be easily expanded and customized as needed and is insulated to passive standards.

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Zero-carbon home generates income by making more energy than it needs

The home of the future could slash your utility bills and generate enough money to help pay the mortgage. UK firm Koru Architects designed and built one such house, named the Lloyd House, that’s effectively zero-carbon and runs entirely on renewable energy. Tucked away on a quiet street in England’s East Sussex, this contemporary home generates more energy than it consumes and even brings in a net income of £2650 per year from solar photovoltaics, solar thermal, and a wood-chip biomass boiler…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This tiny home on wheels lets you change your Vista on a whim

The Vista, at its core, has a great deal in common with traditional recreational vehicles. The trailer measures 20 feet long by 8.5 feet wide trailer with a standard hitch, towable by any vehicle capable of handling the 6,500lb load. The basic model comes with standard RV hookups for water, electricity, and septic and that’s approximately where the similarities end. Beyond that point, the Vista offers amenities that no other travel trailer can possibly live up to.

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