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

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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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9 simple tips to Feng Shui your home

Since January is organization month, it’s the perfect time of year to start the new year off right with a Feng Shui de-clutter fest give the readers some simple feng shui tips to help your home in order while attracting some positive vibes!! As a bonus, I View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Architect turns old cement factory into incredible fairytale home – and the interior will blow you away

When Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill stumbled upon an abandoned cement factory in 1973, he saw opportunity in the ruins. Bofill bought the early twentieth-century compound and, together with local Catalan craftsmen, transformed the sprawling structure of silos and compounds into an incredible fairytale home that blends surrealism, brutalism, and modernism. Located in Catalonia, Spain, the renovation project is remarkable not only for its stunning appearance, but also for the architect’s ongoing… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Architects transform an old hay barn into a stunning minimalist home

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