Urban Nouveau proposes to turn a historic Stockholm bridge into housing and a park

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In a bid to save the historic Gamla Lidingöbron bridge in Stockholm from demolition, Swedish studio Urban Nouveau has proposed transforming the structure into 50 luxury apartments topped with a High Line-inspired linear park. Created as part of a petition to protest the tear down of the structure, the design aims to spark greater dialogue and media attention in hopes of galvanizing support for the bridge’s preservation. The design practice has also proposed using the sale of apartments to fund… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



LEED Platinum housing for the homeless takes over a formerly vacant L.A. lot

Los Angeles-based design practice Michael Maltzan Architecture transformed a vacant suburban lot into the Crest Apartments, a LEED Platinum-certified permanent supportive housing center assisting homeless individuals and veterans. Commissioned by the Skid Row Housing Trust, this striking light-filled property promotes healthy lifestyles with its inviting community-focused design. In addition to serving the homeless, the 45,000-square-foot development also offers major benefits to the local community… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

These stunning student housing apartments are inspired by tiny homes

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Tiny homes made of concrete pipes could be the next big thing in micro housing

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The world’s first vertical forest for low-income housing is coming to the Netherlands

“The high-rise building of Eindhoven confirms that it is possible to combine the great challenges of climate change with those of housing shortages. Urban forestry is not only necessary to improve the environment of the world’s cities but also an opportunity to improve the living conditions of less fortunate city dwellers”, said Stefano Boeri. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Cameron Sinclair joins Airbnb to provide housing for 100,000 displaced people

Airbnb wants to provide temporary housing for 100,000 people, and to help reach that goal, the home-sharing service has put together a team lead by designer and Architecture for Humanity co-founder Cameron Sinclair. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

A series of cantilevering cubes make up this French social housing complex

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Why these floating dorms made from shipping containers are the future of cheap student housing

Copenhagen icon and world-renowned architect Bjarke Ingels designed the Urban Rigger units, but the idea was the brainchild of Kim Loudrop, an entrepreneur who founded the Urban Rigger startup. Loudrop sought to create a “revolutionary and innovative floating dwelling system” that took advantage of unused prime real estate—the water. The urgent student housing shortage galvanized the entrepreneur, who also noticed that 80 percent of major universities in Europe were centrally located in cities,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This tiny prefab solution to Finlands housing shortage can pop up in 24 hours

The compact 35-square-meter Kokoon prototype comprises three modules to create a comfortable and light-filled living space. Though the prototype stacks the modules vertically, the flexible design allows for different configurations that can be expanded both vertically and horizontally to fit different sites. A large slanted skylight with wood slats let in filtered natural light on every level. Each module can be customized for different uses; the prototype includes a bathroom, dining area, kitchen,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Germany is building world’s largest passive housing complex with 162 green units

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