This couple converted an old school bus into a stunning tiny home

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When Kai and Julie went to grab a cup of coffee in Berlin, their home city, they had no idea how that beverage break would change their lives. The couple saw an old school bus offered for sale and decided it would be ideal to transform it into a moveable tiny home. They’d been mulling tiny home options for a while but the aspect of being able to change locations at will was paramount.

 

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Studio Puisto transforms an old bank into a modern hostel in Finland

Helsinki-based design firm Studio Puisto Architects have turned an old bank building into the new and chic Forenom Hostel Jyväskylä in the heart of Jyväskylä’s downtown pedestrian precinct. Completed in December 2017, the adaptive reuse project imbued the dated building with a modern refresh that oozes warmth and comfort with its predominate natural materials palette. During the renovation process, the architects carefully preserved elements of the original design, such as the vault, as reminders… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This canopy walkway elevates Shenzhen library-goers into the treetops

A new pagoda-like library in China’s megacity of Shenzhen sweeps visitors above the tree canopy with an elevated walkway. Located in Xiangmi Park, a densely forested area originally used as an agricultural research center, the Xiangmi Park Science Library celebrates its verdant surroundings with a “treetop walk” and an abundance of glazing. International architecture and design firm MLA+ led the design of the library and visitor center while ZEN landscape architects handled the landscape design…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Man converts old ambulance into a traveling tiny home on wheels

Ebay may be filled with junk that could be turned into treasure, but one man took it a step further by converting an old ambulance into a beautiful tiny home.

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This ivy-covered writers studio camouflages into a leafy backyard

Here at Inhabitat, we love the trend of creative backyard studios including this gorgeous Writer’s Shed that seamlessly blends into the verdant suburban surroundings of Melbourne. Designed by Australian practice Matt Gibson Architecture + Design in collaboration with landscape garden designer Ben Scott, the Writer’s Studio is a compact dwelling that uses a blanket of Boston Ivy for camouflage. Sustainability also played a large part in the energy-efficient design, which is based on passive solar… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

A former leather tannery is transformed into an apartment trio in Lisbon

Lisbon-based architecture firm Aurora Arquitectos has breathed new life into a former leather tannery in the capital of Portugal. Five years in the making, the recently completed apartment refurbishment project turns a single floor into three independent apartments covering a total area of 3,385 square feet. To celebrate the building’s original 18th century architectural style, the architects applied elements of Pombaline design into their renovation including modular elements and a pared-back… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Escape into nature at Alberto Kalachs timber cabins in Oaxaca

Renowned Mexican architect Alberto Kalach has designed a series of idyllic timber cabins along the Pacific Ocean in Oaxaca, Mexico. Available to rent on AirBnB, these cabins built near the beach were developed as part of the Punta Pájaros, an ecological development located approximately 25 minutes from Puerto Escondido, a port town with stunning surf, jewel-like beaches, and a buzzing nightlife. The cabins, which are strategically placed away from the hustle bustle and are oriented to face the ocean,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Historic warehouses transformed into a swanky boutique hotel in New Orleans

New York City-based architecture and interior design firm Stonehill Taylor tapped into New Orleans’ storied past for their design of The Eliza Jane, a new boutique hotel a few blocks west from the city’s iconic French Quarter. The unique hotel was created from seven centuries-old warehouses that were combined and renovated to form a variety of elegantly dressed spaces including 196 guest rooms with 50 suites, a fitness center, garden courtyard, lounge, restaurant, and lobby.

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A couple turns a Mercedes Sprinter into a solar-powered home on wheels

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Sculptural open-air pavilion blends into a rocky Norwegian landscape

When Oslo-based design studio MORFEUS arkitekter first laid eyes on Bukkekjerka, a rock formation framed by the rugged mountains on the east and the open sea to the west, its natural beauty stunned them. So, when they were tasked with designing an open-air pavilion on the site along the Norwegian Scenic Route Andøya, they understandably wanted to take a sensitive approach so as not to detract from the landscape. The resulting design is a contemporary structure built from folded concrete to mimic… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building