These enchanting, off-grid cabins are handcrafted from salvaged materials

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Eco-resort in Tulum features luxury beach huts made of natural materials

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Charming home uses local, natural materials to pay homage to a chestnut tree

Young Czech architecture firm Valarch studio has completed a modest yet elegant family house built largely of timber to reference the property’s old chestnut tree in the garden. Named the Chestnut House, the home spans a compact footprint of just 840 square feet and comprises two sections: a larger living area and a smaller, green-roofed technical area united via a multifunctional vestibule. All building materials were locally sourced wherever possible with an emphasis on natural materials.

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The pre-fab tiny Skyview Cabin is crafted from all-natural and low-impact materials

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UNStudio designs cocoon-like pavilion made of 100% recyclable materials

If you’ve ever dreamed of cocooning yourself in nature, this woven prefabricated pavilion may be right up your alley. Dutch architect Ben van Berkel of UNStudio has unveiled the Ellipsicoon, a digitally developed and handwoven pavilion that can pop up anywhere as a sculptural and meditative retreat. The curvaceous Ellipsicoon was created as part of the pavilion series for Revolution Precrafted, a collection of limited-edition prefabricated homes and pavilion designed by the world’s leading architects,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

A 1940s home gets a modern update with reclaimed materials

Australian studio Porter Architects has sensitively restored and updated a 1940s dwelling in Lake Wendouree, Australia into a modern and light-filled family home. Large windows, contemporary furnishings and finishes breathe new life into the Ballarat property, but the clients and architects were also careful to preserve the home’s original historic elements as well. As a result, recycled and reclaimed materials were used throughout the renovation.

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Artist uses materials found in nature to create elaborate cairns and mandalas

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Steve Areen’s incredible DIY wagon home built with mostly recycled materials

Steve Areen is one of those people who turns everything into gold. And by gold, I mean magic. I mean soul. We saw it with his lovely dome house in Thailand, and now, what was supposed to be a simple dwelling under the stars in Australia has evolved into an extraordinary modern caravan that he, friends and local artisans built by hand with mostly recycled materials. The flight attendant started with a 5×10 trailer and a curved steel frame, but then the muse stepped in. Called Unity Wagon, the project… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Organic spa was renovated with all-natural materials to capture the essence of the nearby Alps

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Deli-turned-distillery renovated using materials reclaimed on-site

Architecture studio tres birds workshop used reclaimed and locally available materials to turn a former Mancinelli’s Market in Denver into a modern distillery and cocktail lounge that emphasizes the relationship between distiller, chef, bartender and guest. The designers paired industrial elements with rich wood details in order to create a gathering place that feels familiar and cozy.

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