This eco-friendly wooden laptop is designed to curb e-waste

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The innovators at I Am Eco (www.iameco.com) have produced the first eco-friendly computer system. The Dublin group took a look at computers on the market and became frustrated with the waste, the earth-damaging materials, and the toxic chemicals used in the mainstream electronic market. So they decided to do something about it.

The sustainability of the iameco products starts with the design, which focuses on longevity. The company claims that their computers execute up to three times longer… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



A cluster of wooden cabins create a serene weekend retreat in Norway

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Wooden home designed to withstand extreme weather assembled in just two days

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Barrel-shaped wooden pod retreat in France inspired by real life ‘bird charmer’

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Dutch designer creates a wooden motorcycle powered by algae

An algae-powered wooden motorcycle? The concept isn’t too far out, considering algae has been used to create everything from eco-friendly sneakers to living lamps that absorb CO2. There’s even an entire algae-powered building in Hamburg! Because the use of algae as a fuel is lesser known by the public, Dutch designer Ritsert Mans and scientist Peter Mooij created a wooden motorcycle that uses algae oil for fuel.

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Off-grid shipping container cabin has a warm wooden interior

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Beautiful cliffside home ‘split in half’ by landslide rebuilt with wooden pods

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Parasitic wooden cubes slash Parisian building’s energy consumption by 75%

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Architect tops Japanese community center with a series of striking wooden roofs

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“The large roof of the hall is a traditional hipped shape that is often seen in the villages of Naoshima,” said Sambuichi.

“This shape is a visualization of the flow of moving materials in Naoshima, and simultaneously produces a pressure differential that causes air to circulate in the hall.”

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Artist Nikolay Polissky’s latest wooden tower will be burned to the ground this month

Related: Nikolay Polissky Creates Massive ‘Beaubourg’ Sculpture Using Traditional Basket Weaving Techniques

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