Award-winning glass cabin is nestled inside an Australian rainforest

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Lifted into the canopy of a lush rainforest, this pavilion-like guest retreat offers spectacular views while paying homage to Australia’s architectural heritage. Retired journalists and homeowners Colleen Ryan and Stephen Wyatt tapped architect Harley Graham and his Byron Bay-based design practice to realize the Hidden Studio, a breezy one-bedroom addition that complements property’s two existing buildings—the main home and writer’s cabin—both designed by the late “Sydney School” architect… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Experience bliss at a luxury Indian spa nestled in a former coffee estate

A former coffee estate with 125 acres of pristine forest has been transformed into a luxury resort and spa that embraces nature at every turn. Located a five-hour drive west of Bangalore in the sparsely populated Indian district of Coorg, The Ibnii luxury resort offers blissful respite to city-weary visitors in need of recharge and relaxation. A highlight at the resort is undoubtedly Manja, a sprawling spa complex designed by PLAYGROUP Studio and Architects AHCPL.

Manja, which means… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

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

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