A dark, timber home rests peacefully among evergreen pine trees

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Architects build their own rammed-earth office around existing trees

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Green-roofed vacation home embraces old-growth trees in the San Juan Islands

When Prentiss Balance Wickline Architects was asked to design a holiday getaway on the San Juan Islands of Washington state, the Seattle-based design firm didn’t take the easy way out. The site, which overlooks stunning views of Griffin Bay, includes three beautiful old-growth trees that Prentiss Balance Wickline Architects wanted to preserve—a different approach to that of the client’s previous architect, who suggested chopping down the trees. With the existing trees kept intact, the North… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Fruit trees grow on the roofs of this rammed earth home in Hanoi

Vo Trong Nghia Architects puts a fresh spin on the ancient art of rammed earth construction in the Dong Anh house, a modern dwelling with fruit trees growing on the roofs. Taking advantage of the property’s secure and isolated location in Hanoi, the architects applied an “open garden design” that embraces nature in, around, and even on top of the home. The thick earth walls have the advantage of high thermal mass and keep the home cool by storing heat during the day and then dissipating that… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Rammed-charcoal home extension is a handsome oasis between the trees

Melbourne-based Branch Studio Architects crafted this dark and handsome number hidden away among the trees in Victoria. Built as a house extension with a master suite, the Pavilion Between Trees features rammed-charcoal walls, clean and crisp lines, and a dark earthy palette of complementary materials. Full height glazing opens the interior up to the outdoors and frames view of the forested surroundings.

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This incredible urban oasis cafe is filled with living trees and vintage cars

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Giant sequoia skyscrapers designed to keep rotted trees standing

Modernization has harmed magnificent giant sequoia trees: climate change has diminished their lifespan, according to four designers in South Korea. They drew up a skyscraper, called Tribute: The Monument of a Giant, that would be tucked inside hollowed-out tree trunks, and help keep trees whose heartwood had rotten from crashing down. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The biggest artwork in Europe “recharges” an Italian mountain with new trees

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Smog-fighting music academy proposal uses an air purifier system as effective as 33,000 trees

The Polish city of Krakow has some of the worst air pollution in the world. In hopes of improving the city’s air quality, FAAB Architektura proposed a smog-fighting music academy fitted with a German air purification system that they say works effectively as 33,000 city trees. The music academy was designed as part of a larger “Krakow Music City” masterplan that envisions a largely car-free and environmentally friendly development atop a former military base.

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This building has trees growing right through its walls

This charming building in Hue, ancient capital of Vietnam, embraces nature to mitigate the negative effects of urbanization taking place in the area. Cong Sinh Architects bought the existing property and converted it into an office space that has trees growing through its walls.

The structure is located in the southern region of Hue, where green spaces is becoming sparser due to urbanization. Unlike the northern part of the city, where construction is strictly managed and controlled by the local… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building