An angular timber cabin is hidden inside an ancient mountain forest

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Rising like a tree out of rich volcanic ash soil is the Cabin Shangri-la, the first structure in a series of mountain cabins in Las Trancas, Chile. Architect Nicolas del Rio of the Chilean architecture firm DRAA designed the geometric cabin that’s clad in timber inside and out and punctuated with large windows. Built of prefabricated structural insulation panels, the compact cabin boasts minimal site impact thanks to its elevated footprint, which also gives the dwelling a treehouse-like feel.

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Award-winning glass cabin is nestled inside an Australian rainforest

Lifted into the canopy of a lush rainforest, this pavilion-like guest retreat offers spectacular views while paying homage to Australia’s architectural heritage. Retired journalists and homeowners Colleen Ryan and Stephen Wyatt tapped architect Harley Graham and his Byron Bay-based design practice to realize the Hidden Studio, a breezy one-bedroom addition that complements property’s two existing buildings—the main home and writer’s cabin—both designed by the late “Sydney School” architect… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

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.

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Adorable owl cabins let you camp inside for free and off the grid in France

A giant trio of adorable timber owls has popped up in rural France—and you can sleep inside them for free! Perfect for summer camping in Bourdeaux, these beautiful cabins are the work of Bruit du Frigo partner Zebra3/Buy-Sellf and built as part of the Refuges Périurbains (Peri-urban shelters) in the Bordeaux region. Named “Les Guetteurs” (The Watchers), this sixth unique cabin of the series is located off the grid along the edge of the city and is designed to encourage urban hiking and exploration… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The brickwork inside this beautiful Tehran community center will blow your mind

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Architects use earthen berms to tuck a central reservoir inside tiered office space

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Off-grid Utah home nestled inside a natural cave-like opening

The word ‘incredible’ does not begin to encompass the awesomeness of this Utah abode, hidden in the side of a cliff. Built in 1986, Cliff Haven is an off-grid dream come true, and it’s for sale. A closed auction invites bidders to imagine living right in the heart of one of America’s most dramatic canyons, amid orange-hued bluffs and tumbleweeds aplenty. With all the amenities needed to thrive (not just survive) off the grid, the Cliff Haven will make a perfect home for someone looking to… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Beautiful Greenhouse from Bangkok is a miniature garden you can bring inside

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Apartment Tour: Inside the world’s tallest modular building

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Solar-powered Ex of In House in New York features all 3D-printed fixtures inside

The 918-square-foot house sits on a twenty-eight-acre forested site in Rhinebeck, New York, named “T2 reserve”-an experimental landscape slated to be subdivided into five different house plots. By intersecting spheres and tesseract trapezoids, the architects came up with a design that features dynamic spatial relationships. This is first felt at the entry porch where an orb of wood carved out of the main volume of the house welcomes the entrant.

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