Take a break in this nautically inspired tiny pod on a Scottish island

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This chic Moganshan resort celebrates the local Chinese landscape

Blessed with serene mountain vistas and rich in history, Moganshan also boasts a wide array of beautiful resorts including Anadu, a new rural retreat designed by local architecture firm Studio 8. Located at the northern foot of the Mogan Mountain in Huzhou about two hours from Shanghai, the luxury resort embraces its enticing surroundings comprising lush bamboo forests, tea fields and ancient villas. Constructed with natural materials throughout, the hotel is undeniably connected to its rural setting… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Studio Gang to sustainably grow Toronto with this energy-efficient tower

American architecture practice Studio Gang has unveiled designs for One Delisle, a new residential tower that marks the firm’s first foray in Canada. Located in downtown Toronto on the corner of Yonge and Delisle, the project is envisioned as a standout architectural icon that combines a striking hive-like design with energy-efficient performance. The proposed building intends to achieve Tier 2 of the Toronto Green Standard.

Inspired by plant growth, the sculptural, 16-sided One… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This beautiful planted bridge doubles as a public gathering place in China

When Beijing-based practice DnA Design and Architecture was tapped to renovate an old stone masonry bridge in Zhejiang, China, founding architect Xu Tiantian saw it as an opportunity to create a transformative and culturally significant gathering space for the public. Spanning the Songyin River, the updated Shimen Bridge now features a beautiful timber addition with built-in seating, planters, and even a centrally located square with trees. Here, villagers are encouraged to come and enjoy their surroundings… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This floating park in Rotterdam is made from recycled plastic waste

Over 1,000 square feet of plastic ultimately destined for the ocean is getting a second lease on life in Rotterdam. On July 4, 2018, Recycled Park opened their first phase to the public: a floating park made entirely of recycled waste.

According to a report commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, over 1,000 cubic meters of plastic is transported every year down the Meuse River and into the North Sea. The plastics come from landfills, agriculture, sewage and… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This Swiss straw-bale house is completely self-sufficient

Traditional building techniques and modern technology come together in the House in Berne, a self-sufficient straw bale house in Graben, a Swiss village located less than an hour’s drive north of Bern. Trun-based architecture practice Atelier SCHMIDT GmbH designed the modern home that was crafted to blend in with his rural surroundings by taking on the appearance of an old Bernese farming house and is powered entirely by rooftop solar panels.

Completed this year, the House in Berne… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

This kitchen in a box makes it easy to cook in micro-apartments and tiny homes

Young professionals living in micro-homes can install a fully functioning kitchen in their spaces soon, without additional space or even complicated hardware. A recent graduate of Britain’s Royal College of Art unveiled her capstone work aimed at helping , titled Assembly – a single-package, flexible cooking set for millennials.

The complete kit is around the same size as a toaster oven but contains everything an individual living in a micro-apartment would need for a functional kitchen…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Sail your worries away on this solar-powered floating tiny home

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This contemporary light-filled home feels like an extension of Balis tropics

German architect Alexis Dornier of his eponymous Bali-based architecture practice recently completed a stunning modern home in an Indonesian tropical paradise. The private home—named House A—comprises four stories laid out in 8,072 square feet. As with his previous works, House A embraces indoor-outdoor living with full-height glazing and an open layout where views of lush greenery can be enjoyed at every turn.

Built primarily of stone and dark timber, House A appears to be a natural… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The largest solar farm apiary in the US opens this week

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