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Valdivieso Arquitectos reimagines former water cistern as gorgeous Spanish home

Valdivieso Arquitectos transformed the site of a former water cistern near Madrid into a sculptural masterpiece of a single-family home. After a series of alterations, the two-level cistern site reached its final configuration in 1955. The south-facing structure sported an irregular floor plan, partial underground space, and connection to an outdoor patio with enormous potential. The architects retrofitted the cistern to create a cozy, yet elegant and modern private residence dubbed Casa Aljibe,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Studiomama packs everything you need into a 13 square meter home

How well can you live in less than 150 square feet? If you’re lucky enough to benefit from Studiomama’s design for a 13 square meter house, the answer is very well, thank you very much. During London Design Festival 2016, visitors to the Viaduct London furniture showroom can walk through a full-scale model of the clever design and easily imagine themselves living large in a super small environment.

The original site for the interior plan is an unusual building in
north London measuring… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Egloo launches brilliant electricity-free heater that warms your home for just pennies a day

Egloo is a brilliant little heater that uses a simple concept to heat your home for just pennies a day – without electricity. Whether you want to accept it or not, winter is on the way, and Egloo might be the perfect way to do it. The cute little terracotta dome keeps your room warm on the cheap without having to use a dangerous electric space heater or blast your entire house with heat.

The terracotta warms up and retains heat thanks to a few candles placed under the dome. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Sustainable bioclimatic home was built using volcanic ash and prickly pair fibers

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Award-winning rammed earth home in Spain halves normal CO2 emissions

Until recently, earth architecture has entailed something of a fringe movement, but with its numerous aesthetic, ecological and financial benefits, designs like this award-winning rammed earth home in Spain are reclaiming their rightful place in the limelight. Recently awarded the Terra Award in the individual housing category, Àngels Castellarnau of Edra Architectura said building with earth links us with the territory. It also slashes lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions – in this case by 50 pe… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

RM Passive House in Spain is a zero-energy Mediterranean dream home

The Zero Energy RM Passive House by Barcelona-based architecture studio Calderon Folch Sarsanedas looks like a cluster of elegant pavilions connected with a central wooden terrace. The house, located in Spain, functions as a single-family residence that provides privacy for each member of the household.

The 198-square-meter (2,131-square-foot) house is located on a beautiful site overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. its volume is broken up into several smaller volumes that share a 409-square-foot… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

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

Smart space-saving design transforms a tiny apartment in Taipei into an upscale home

Skyrocketing housing prices in Taipei have forced young homeowners into increasingly smaller houses. Like most small apartments in the city, the property the client purchased already came with a space-saving loft setup, however, the existing design made the apartment feel cramped, limited on storage, and unsuitable for entertaining guests. To maximize space and reinvent the feel of the apartment, the architects gutted the interior and inserted a new materials palette and hidden storage for a clean… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Man quits desk job to transform van into a digital nomads dream home

Zach bought his used 2003 Chevy Express van for $4,000 in August 2014 and spent a total of $15,000 to convert the van into his mobile dream home. While he concedes that the cost was high (and more than he initially anticipated), it allowed him to achieve a stunning custom build that maximizes every square inch of space and is tailored to his exact specifications. The exterior was kept white to stay as inconspicuous as possible, however, the interior sports a stylish timber-lined living space inspired… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building