A stunning solar-powered pavilion is planned for pasta company Barilla

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London-based firm, Open Architecture Systems, has just unveiled a gorgeous, solar-powered pavilion for Italian food company, Barilla. The pavilion will be a new addition to their headquarters in Parma, Italy.

Related: Confluence Park’s new solar-powered pavilions collect rainwater and provide shade from the summer sun

The pavilions are actually indipendent organic elements underneath the landscape canopy cover by photovoltaic panels that provide part of the energy requirement of the… 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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This couple converted an old school bus into a stunning tiny home

When Kai and Julie went to grab a cup of coffee in Berlin, their home city, they had no idea how that beverage break would change their lives. The couple saw an old school bus offered for sale and decided it would be ideal to transform it into a moveable tiny home. They’d been mulling tiny home options for a while but the aspect of being able to change locations at will was paramount.

 

Kai and Julie also agreed that cooking and comfortable sleeping were high priorities. Free-flowing… 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

Eco-friendly Community Rowing Boathouse boasts a stunning kinetic facade

Cambridge-based Anmahian Winton Architects has designed a new eco-friendly home for the largest public rowing organization in the United States—the Community Rowing Boathouse in Boston, Massachusetts. Created to offer rowing opportunities at all skill levels, the modern community landmark comprises two buildings that cater to underserved populations, such as Boston public middle school students, the physically disabled and veterans. To lower energy demands and reduce its environmental footprint,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

These stunning student housing apartments are inspired by tiny homes

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Historic Australian church transformed into a stunning family home for five

Doherty Design Studio revamped a 1910 church in Hawthorn, Australia into a lovely light-filled home for a family of five. While the renovation isn’t the church’s first residential adaptation, the recent restoration has done a fantastic job of contemporary design with features representative of the building’s past, like the stunning stained glass windows installed throughout.

Before Doherty Design Studio got their hands on the project, the 1910 Hawthorn church had already been… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Tiny alpine cabin rewards mountaineers who reach its stunning yet wild heights

Made mostly from timber and aluminum, the Kanin Winter Cabin is a handsome and modern structure precariously perched on a ledge overlooking stunning views to Triglav, Soca Valley, and the Adriatic Sea. The structure was prefabricated off-site and installed with help from the Slovene Armed Forces helicopter crew in an extremely difficult process that took three tries to complete due to bad weather. The partially cantilevered cabin is carefully placed to minimize impact on the ground and built to withstand… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This stunning brick “cave house” in Vietnam is open to the elements

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Stunning home fuses modern Scandinavian design with the Minnesotan outdoors

Nature takes center stage in the Northern Lake Home, a gorgeous luxury home hidden away in the Minnesotan woods. Designed by Strand Design, this 4,800-square-foot vacation retreat frames views of the forest in every room through large windows that let in natural light and blur the line between indoors and out. Natural materials, including oak and cedar, strengthen the connection with the outdoors, and are complemented with a clean and minimal Scandinavian-inspired interior design.

Built… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building