INTERVIEW: Inhabitat’s own Greg Beach on telling global stories through the lens of a small town

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How much do you know about your hometown? Author and Inhabitat writer Greg Beach, who moved to Watertown, Massachusetts at age nine, was inspired to dig more into his town’s history after the Boston Marathon Bombing. You may only be familiar with the name Watertown because of the attack, but Beach shows there’s a lot more to this place in his new book The World and Watertown: Tales of an American Hometown. Not only was Watertown once the Massachusetts Bay Colony’s largest town – and the seat of the… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Naturally cooled Otunba Offices has a small footprint but a large social impact

This low-cost sustainable office building in Lagos, Nigeria, can be easily and affordably replicated anywhere in the world. It has a minimal footprint and maximizes the presence of public spaces, allowing work productivity to flourish while nurturing a sense of community. The project, designed by Domaine Public Architects and currently under construction, has received commendation by the jury of AR Future Projects Awards, in the “Offices” category.

Affordability and replicability were… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

INTERVIEW: Queen of tiny living Felice Cohen on her new guidebook for small spaces

90 Lessons for Living Large in 90 Square Feet (…or more), 90 Lessons for Living Large in 90 Square Feet, felice cohen, 90 sq ft apartment, 90 square foot apartment, adAPT Nyc, downshifting, downsizing, eco design, felice cohen, green design, green NYC, manhattan upper west side, micro apartments, micro studio, microstudio, minimalism, new york tiny apartment, simple living, small apartment, small house movement, small nyc apartments, small space, small space living, studio apartment, sustainable… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Tiny Heirloom’s luxury micro homes let you live large in small spaces

Style isn’t the only thing that’s big in Tiny Heirloom’s luxurious and beautifully detailed tiny homes—the custom base model package starts at a hefty $65,000 price tag. For that price however, clients can expect high-end materials like granite countertops View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Dreamy holiday home by the lake makes the most of a small footprint

Commissioned by a family of five who sought a simple country getaway from Bratislava, the holiday home is sited on an island in the Danube River overlooking beautiful lakeside views. With only 65 square meters to work with, the architects organized the home around a large open-plan central living room and exposes a tall vaulted ceiling to create a sense of spaciousness. Natural light pours into the building through large glazed folding doors that open up to the adjacent lake and extend the footprint… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Shoeblox is a modern shoe storage remedy for small spaces

Shoeblox is a storage and display system that allows your shoes to be stored upright in a captivating way. Shoeblox lets you enjoy your shoes even when you are not wearing them.

We all have our favorite shoes, yet for some reason they end up cluttered in front entryways, thrown into closets or placed in shoe boxes unable to be seen. Shoeblox solves these problems by giving you additional storage space on your walls. Instead of tripping over your family’s shoes, they can be arranged neatly on… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building