These beautiful desert biodomes will be 100% self-sustaining

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In an effort to decrease conventional tourism, which accelerates pollution, soil erosion, loss of natural habitats and endangered species, the United Arab Emirates is encouraging ecotourism for the millions that visit the country each year.

 

The Biodomes will be located in the Al Hajar Mountains, the eastern region of UAE, and home to rare species of Arab wildlife. The project seeks to raise awareness of mountain biodiversity through programs at the wildlife conservation center and an… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



This self-sustaining Australian home harvests its own food, energy, and water

Building a self-sustaining home can involve a higher upfront investment, but having it designed by experienced architects will make it pay off in the long run. Design-build CplusC Architectural Workshop renovated this 1980s terrace house in Australia into an environmentally friendly home that allows its owners to grow their own produce and track daily energy consumption.

The house, named Aquas Perma Solar Firma, is located in an inner suburb of Sydney and owned by a couple that works… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Seascape cottage is a self-sustaining getaway made from locally-sourced materials

Annandale Seascape Cottage, designed by New Zealand-based architectural firm Pattersons, is a gorgeous retreat set into a rock escarpment in a tiny boulder strewn South Pacific cove. The house, built using locally sourced materials and rock carved from View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building