The largest solar farm apiary in the US opens this week

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An important feature of the design system known as permaculture is the concept of stacking functions, or finding multiple uses for the same space or resource. North Carolina-based PineGate Renewables is taking this principle to a new level with the opening of the largest solar farm apiary in the United States. Starting this week, the Eagle Point solar farm in Jackson County, Oregon will host 48 hives of honey bees underneath and between the solar panels. John Jacob of Old Sol Apiaries helped to determine… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



6 tents perfect for camping this summer

Summer is here, school is out and it’s time to start planning for those upcoming summer camping trips. If it’s time to retire your old tent and finally purchase a new one, finding the perfect tent can be tricky. Do you need something that works well in hot weather for those beach vacations, or something that will keep you warm in cooler climates? Do you need a tent that will work in both climates? If you’re on the hunt for a new tent, here are some of our favorite options that are perfect for your… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This passive-energy lake house unites multiple generations under one roof

Located on a peninsula on Ossippee Lake, New Hampshire, the Anker Jordan Residence is a lakeside cottage that offers multi-generational living with a spectacular view. Designed by New York City-based Scalar Architecture, the New England home was created with passive energy performance, privacy, and aging in mind. The dwelling’s relatively compact footprint and its unusual geometric form were informed by passive solar studies as well as surrounding views of the lake, forests, and White Mountains… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Find your zen in this tiny cabin tucked into New Zealand’s idyllic landscape

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This custom tiny home features a surprisingly spacious interior

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This cedar-clad tiny home radiates true southern charm

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This prefab pavilion in Zhejiang brings travelers closer to nature

There’s no better way to build appreciation of nature than to immerse people in its beauty. That’s the idea behind the Pine Park Pavilion, a recently completed structure by the riverside in China’s Zhejiang province. Designed by Beijing-based design studio DnA Design and Architecture, the prefabricated Pine Park Pavilion serves to bring cyclists and hikers closer to the landscape.

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This striking, bright-red modular home connects to its surroundings through contrast

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This sustainable district in Sweden features carbon-positive towers

Stockholm-based Kjellander+Sjöberg Architects has won a competition for Nacka Port, a new urban district between Nacka and Stockholm. Envisioned as a sustainable destination, the urban block would consist of a rich mix of programmatic functions including residential, retail and public spaces accessible to pedestrians and cyclists. In addition to new green space, the architects plan to insert “carbon positive” architecture constructed from renewable materials that promote a healthy microclimate… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This modern vacation home embraces indoor-outdoor living in Ontario

The boundary between indoors and out are blurred to beautiful effect in the Bear Stand Residence, a family retreat located approximately three hours northeast of Toronto, Ontario. Designed by Bohlin Grauman Miller in association with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (BCJ), the 3,300-square-foot holiday home is wrapped in glazing and natural materials to feel like an airy extension of the surrounding forest. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently recognized the home’s excellence with a 2018… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building