A 1960s Swiss chalet is transformed into a whimsical off-grid home

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Swiss architecture firm Frundgallina has dramatically transformed a rundown chalet in the Swiss Jura Mountains into a whimsical self-sufficient dwelling punctuated by a variety of differently sized gabled openings. The architects kept the structure’s exterior dimensions, however, rearranged the interior by dividing the floor plan into four sections measuring approximately 86 square feet each. The gabled home operates off grid and is equipped with a rainwater harvesting system.

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Find your zen in this tiny cabin tucked into New Zealand’s idyllic landscape

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Ryuji Kajino converts an 80-year-old barn into a gorgeous atelier

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20-foot shipping container converted into off-grid oasis deep in the Catskills

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‘House of Trash’ proves how waste can transform into beautiful home design

Located on Foro Bonaparte in the centre of the city, the ‘HOUSE OF TRASH’ as it will be known, will be dedicated to the exploration and showcase of technologies and applications using waste. From fashion waste and food packaging, coffee cups to mobile phones – it can all be found in beautiful new applications throughout the expansive location. The living spaces, hot desk hubs and bedrooms are all fitted and fixtured using post-consumer materials.

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Foster + Partners turn an office tower into Hong Kongs newest luxury hotel

Foster + Partners transformed a former government headquarters tower into a luxury hotel in Hong Kong that has just opened its doors to the public. Located on the southern edge of Central with sweeping views of The Peak, the 336-room hotel—named The Murray—not only includes a striking interior overhaul, but also features a new street frontage and green space to reconnect the 25-storey tower with the urban fabric. The adaptive reuse project preserved the existing self-shading facade to maximize… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

St. Louis to transform abandoned landscape into a vibrant new greenway

Stoss Landscape Urbanism has won a design competition for the Chouteau greenway that will soon transform an uninhabited stretch of land into a thriving nature-filled space connecting St. Louis’ Forest Park and the Gateway Arch. The winning proposal envisions an “east-west Loop” that traverses the downtown and also connects to a “north-south Stitch” uniting Fairgrounds Park and Tower Grove Park. The greenway will be part of an overall network of greenways commissioned by the non-profit Great… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

A storage shed is transformed into a bespoke light-filled home in London

London-based architecture firm De Rosee Sa has given an old storage shed a new lease on life by converting it into a bright, bespoke family home. Sandwiched between rear terraced gardens and a row of 16 West London garages, the shed—renamed the Courtyard House—was brilliantly renovated while adhering to planning regulations that included height limitations and the requirement that any new form match the existing gable outline.

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Tourists in Utah are tossing priceless dinosaur footprints into a lake

People, this is why we can’t have nice things. Tourists in Utah have been removing dinosaur footprints embedded in sandstone and tossing them into the lake at Red Fleet State Park in Vernal. The foot-long prehistoric dino tracks primarily come from the reptile known as the Velociraptor in Jurrasic Park (actually, a Deinonychus) and park officials are frantic to get visitors to stop destroying the priceless artifacts.

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A huge moving wall turns this tiny home into party central

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