Post-war home in Kyoto brilliantly renovated to blend modernity with tradition

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Related: This nomadic origami teahouse is made of hundreds of sheets of folded paper

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Charred wood-clad Sleeve House is a home within a home

Two elongated volumes – a smaller one sleeved into a larger – comprise this timber house located on an open rolling hillside in New York state. Architecture firm actual / office designed the building as a modern reinterpretation of traditional barns and other farm building in the area.

The Sleeve House sits on a sloping terrain around two hours north of New York City in a rural area of the Hudson Valley. Its two volumes–one sleeved into the other– create three different types of spaces… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Stunning home fuses modern Scandinavian design with the Minnesotan outdoors

Nature takes center stage in the Northern Lake Home, a gorgeous luxury home hidden away in the Minnesotan woods. Designed by Strand Design, this 4,800-square-foot vacation retreat frames views of the forest in every room through large windows that let in natural light and blur the line between indoors and out. Natural materials, including oak and cedar, strengthen the connection with the outdoors, and are complemented with a clean and minimal Scandinavian-inspired interior design.

Built… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Medicine drum woman builds beautiful earth home village in Joshua Tree, California

If you’ve ever wanted to stay in an earthbag dome home, here’s your chance. When Lisa Starr first purchased land in Joshua Tree, California, she wasn’t thinking about vacation rentals. Instead, the artist and drum medicine woman sought a place not too far from the coast where she could build a sustainable life for herself. After deciding to build in accordance with the Iranian architect Nader Khalili’s affordable and disaster-resilient superadobe methodology, she recruited volunteers and CalEarth… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Leading Stanford climate scientist builds incredible net zero home, complete with Tesla Powerwall

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Futuristic solar home hidden inside 18th-century stone ruins

The stone ruins of an 18th-century Scottish farmhouse have been brought back to life as the envelope for a surprisingly modern solar-powered home. Nathanael Dorent Architecture and Lily Jencks Studio crafted Ruin Studio with layers like a palimpsest, from the 200-year-old farmhouse frame to futuristic and tubular interior shell. In addition to the use of photovoltaics, the dwelling was built to near passivhaus standards and boasts a super-insulated envelope.

This unusual home located… 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

Related:See how the “Kiss-Kiss House” snaps in half like a branch to embrace the landscape

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Edgy black slats conceal a surprisingly light-filled interior in this Brisbane home

Related: Elegant timber extension uses angular volumes to maximize natural light

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This hurricane-proof home can withstand a whack from a 200mph two-by-four

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Food-producing reACT home sustainably and intelligently adapts to your needs

The homes of the future will be smart, responsive, and even save us money. University of Maryland students let us take a peek into what the future may hold with reACT, a smart sustainable home that rethinks architecture as living organisms. Created as a “kit of parts,” this modular solar-powered dwelling is likened to a home-building kit that can be easily shipped out and readily adapted to different needs and environments. Most impressively, reACT—short for Resilient Adaptive Climate Technology—is… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building