Carbon-neutral home in Australia conceals its energy efficiency with minimalist design

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Stow away on this stylish, minimalist floating hotel in London

If you’re looking for a more unique place to lay your head on your next trip to London, look no further than the Boathouse London, a stylish floating hotel docked on a city canal. Created in partnership with home design brand Made.com, this bespoke hotel and events space on the water was fashioned as “an industrial style barge turned contemporary bolthole” with help from interior designer Katie Hanton. Kitted out in Scandinavian-inspired style, the chic getaway comes with customizable experiences,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

A minimalist home in Portugal emphasizes stunning valley views

 

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Architects and their clients are often surprised when the visions they share verbally quickly dissipate when they’re transformed into renderings, specs and floor plans. But when MJARC Architects met with a couple who wanted them to design a house in Dour Valley in Marco de Canaveses, Portugal, it was a euphoric meeting of minds. All parties shared the same vision, a pristine and absolute articulation of architecture and art dedicated to the… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Tudor-inspired tiny house blends old-world charm with minimalist functionality

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This bold ship-inspired tiny house has a surprising minimalist interior

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Colorado meth lab transformed into a minimalist artist retreat with rammed earth walls

A former meth lab in North Boulder, Colorado has received a refreshing new lease on life as Swoon Art House, an artist retreat with a beautifully minimalist design. Denver-based tres birds workshop headed the makeover with a careful eye on environmental stewardship, which led to the use of “100% renewable resources” including rammed earth walls and geothermal wells.

Created as part of the Swoon/Boulder Museum Contemporary Art International Artists Residency, the 7,000-square-foot… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Minimalist cabin in the Chilean mountains lets climbers escape the daily grind

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Minimalist living meets luxury in the Sturgis Tiny Home

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Minimalist Revugia retreat is nestled amidst Germany’s Black Forest

First images of the Revugia spa and wellness resort show a complex of beautiful cabins and treehouses nestled in the middle of a forest in Germany. Designed by architect and digital artist Matthias Arndt, founder of lichtecht, for German developer Tidevand Bau , the resort will be built using wood, natural stone and glass and have a minimal impact on its natural surroundings.

The Revugia resort will comprise 50 junior and senior suites in the main building and over 30 more scattered around the… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Minimalist Timber Loft House gives you a birds-eye view of the Swedish landscape

The timber Loft House (Lofthuset) is a small getaway that offers expansive views of the mountainous landscapes in the north of Sweden. Architect Hanna Michelson,who works for Tham & Videgård Arkitekter, designed the building as a sanctuary and peaceful vantage point for visitors.

The house is lifted from the ground by a timber framework in an attempt not to disturb the surrounding nature. The lower part of the house offers a more immediate connection to the forest, while the upper part,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building