The luxurious Pohutukawa tiny home on wheels lets you live large in style

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The notion of living large in small spaces is perfectly captured in the Pohutukawa, a tiny house on wheels that fits up to six people and boasts a double mezzanine. Designed by New Zealand-based firm Tiny House Builders, the contemporary Pohutukawa is a luxury tiny house that comes with a fully fitted-out interior and all the necessary hookups. Keep scrolling to take a peek inside the surprisingly spacious tiny house.

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The spacious Camberwell House reconnects a large family with nature

Camberwell House, by AM Architecture, had a tall order to fill. The renovated property is a redesign of an existing structure that aimed to bring together parents and kids as well as fuse the indoors with outside.

 

The result is a 5,920 square-foot property in Melbourne, Australia. The family wanted a larger indoor living space to accommodate their numbers as well as an improved layout that would allow them to enjoy both indoors and outside.

 

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Elegant net-zero home wraps around a large pond in Connecticut

Cutler Anderson Architects has completed a modern woodland home that fully embraces the outdoors. Built to wrap around a large lake, the Connecticut Residence takes design inspiration from its surroundings with a subdued palette mainly comprising natural materials. As an “emotionally sustainable” home, the dwelling not only provides a relaxing atmosphere for its homeowners, but also generates all the energy it consumes through renewable sources.

Created for a family of five, the… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Dreamy cabin is the perfect lakeside escape for large families

Montreal-based YH2 Architecture has given the traditional lakeside cottage a modern refresh in Window on the Lake, a minimalist timber cabin that derives its name from its stunning glazed end wall. Located just steps away from the shores of Lac Plaisant in Quebec’s Mauricie region, the gabled dwelling features a clean and minimalist design so as not to detract from its surroundings. The spacious family cottage sleeps up to 12 across two floors.

Built of timber inside and out, Window… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Denver might require green roofs on new large buildings

In November, voters in Denver will go to the polls to approve or disapprove a new ballot initiative that would require most new buildings of at least 25,000 square feet to include a “green roof,” one covered with trees, vegetables or other plants that adds aesthetic value and helps to counteract the urban heat island effect. Although the idea of green roofs is broadly popular, the mandate to require them, something that even liberal San Francisco has not implemented, is somewhat controversial. “I… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Denver to vote on green roof mandate for new large buildings

In November, voters in Denver will go to the polls to approve or disapprove a new ballot initiative that would require most new buildings of at least 25,000 square feet to include a “green roof,” one covered with trees, vegetables or other plants that adds aesthetic value and helps to counteract the urban heat island effect. Although the idea of green roofs is broadly popular, the mandate to require them, something that even liberal San Francisco has not implemented, is somewhat controversial. “I… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Naturally cooled Otunba Offices has a small footprint but a large social impact

This low-cost sustainable office building in Lagos, Nigeria, can be easily and affordably replicated anywhere in the world. It has a minimal footprint and maximizes the presence of public spaces, allowing work productivity to flourish while nurturing a sense of community. The project, designed by Domaine Public Architects and currently under construction, has received commendation by the jury of AR Future Projects Awards, in the “Offices” category.

Affordability and replicability were… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Cadillac unveils their new CT6 Plug-in Hybrid – a large, green luxury sedan

While the Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid may have not been the sales success that Cadillac was hoping for, Cadillac is hoping new green car strategy will make a bigger impact. Rather than produce a standalone plug-in hybrid, Cadillac will release plug-in hybrid versions of its regular lineup, starting with the new CT6 flagship.

The 2017 CT6 plug-in hybrid is just now reaching showrooms, giving Cadillac a rival to other luxury sedan plug-ins, like the Mercedes-Benz S 550e, BMW 740e and Porsche Panamera… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Tiny Heirloom’s luxury micro homes let you live large in small spaces

Style isn’t the only thing that’s big in Tiny Heirloom’s luxurious and beautifully detailed tiny homes—the custom base model package starts at a hefty $65,000 price tag. For that price however, clients can expect high-end materials like granite countertops View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building