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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Natural Habitat Adventures launches world’s first zero-waste vacations

In a travel-industry first, Natural Habitat Adventures is spearheading the first ever zero waste vacation package. The groundbreaking trip will take place in summer 2019 where 14 travelers are set to visit Yellowstone Park from July 6-12. The Safari America: Yellowstone Country adventurers will pioneer the sustainable travel industry, refusing, recycling, composting, upcycling, and reusing at least 99% of all waste produced during the trip. Sponsoring organisation, Nat Hab hopes to be able to avoid… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Natural stone and an expansive green roof blend the stunning Gozu House into the Andes Mountains

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Dreamy cabin harvests rainwater and natural light for a minimal carbon footprint

Nevada-based INCLINEDESIGN proves sustainable infrastructure can be beautiful in this dreamy timber cabin on Lopez Island, Washington. Available in the summer as a vacation rental, the Barn Gallery guesthouse is a showcase of eco-friendly design from its use of reclaimed timber and metal to its elegantly crafted rainwater catchment system. Surrounded by four acres of woodland and private meadow, the guesthouse faces southwest for views of a secluded waterfront bluff.

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Why natural stone is the best choice for your fireplace

Now that fall has started to settle in across the United States, there’s nothing better than getting cozy next to a roaring fire. If you aren’t thinking about natural stone when it comes to creating a green fireplace, maybe it’s time you did. Natural stone retains heat better than just about anything out there, is practically maintenance-free and resists wear and tear. On top of that, it can handle the extremes in temperature that are an inherent part of fireplaces and doesn’t suffer from rot and… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Huge circular windows flood Melbourne’s Cirqua Apartments with natural light

Huge circular windows flood the interior of this apartment block in Melbourne with natural light. BKK Architects designed the Cirqua Apartments as a staggered volume that references the region’s historical housing type and reinterprets it in a modern way.

The block occupies a steeply sloping site in a residential neighborhood in Melbourne. Its exterior is dominated by huge porthole windows that span almost the full height of the six cubes. The openings bring natural light into the interior and… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

15 stunning examples of interior design using natural stone

Successful interior design is a practice that creates aesthetically pleasing environments while enhancing how we live, work, and play. Since so many of us spend the majority of our time indoors, it is important that the spaces we inhabit work to make us happier, healthier, and more connected to the world around us. From rapidly growing, renewable bamboo, to hardy woods that develop rich patinas over time, it is no secret that nature produces some of the most beautiful building materials around, but… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Off-grid Utah home nestled inside a natural cave-like opening

The word ‘incredible’ does not begin to encompass the awesomeness of this Utah abode, hidden in the side of a cliff. Built in 1986, Cliff Haven is an off-grid dream come true, and it’s for sale. A closed auction invites bidders to imagine living right in the heart of one of America’s most dramatic canyons, amid orange-hued bluffs and tumbleweeds aplenty. With all the amenities needed to thrive (not just survive) off the grid, the Cliff Haven will make a perfect home for someone looking to… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Skinny house in Vietnam is surprisingly filled with natural light and cooling winds

Commissioned for a middle-aged couple and their child, the Cul-de-sac House is named for its location at the end of a long and narrow cul-de-sac. To maximize natural light, the interior is centered on an atrium that funnels light from the skylight into the surrounding rooms. Windows of varying sizes, including grids of square openings, punctuate the home to promote airflow that provides much-needed natural cooling in the tropical climate.

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