Architects Envision Skyscrapers Hanging From Space Stations
2250 AD. Earth is highly urbanized. Nearly 50 billion of people live on the Earth. New technologies offer several kinds of sustainable food production, but every piece of land is occupied.
North America’s first fully prefabricated passive houses could revolutionize the housing market
A brilliant new partnership announced today could revolutionize the way Americans build their homes.
Prefab Housing Isn't A Subculture Anymore, It's A Necessity
In the fifth book of her "Prefabulous" series, author Sheri Koones hits upon "the ideal method" for building homes.
France's New Green Roof Law and the Future of Urban Design
Every little bit counts when it comes to caring for the environment. Reusing, recycling, and choosing eco-friendly products all go a long way — at least when enough consumers take part. Larger entities, including the United States federal government, have to do their part, too, or else their bad habits will drown out the efforts of individuals.
Is the Future of Electricity Generation Really Distributed?
Renewable energy technologies have made outstanding progress in the last decade. The cost of solar panels has plummeted. Wind turbines have become massively more efficient.
Magical houses, made of bamboo
You've never seen buildings like this. The stunning bamboo homes built by Elora Hardy and her team in Bali twist, curve and surprise at every turn. They defy convention because the bamboo itself is so enigmatic.
Edenworks Is Building The Future Of Food On Urban Rooftops
Avocados from Mexico. Apples from Chile. Broccoli from China. If you take a look at the stickers on the produce you’re buying at the grocery store, chances are they’ll read something like this.
Opinion: What’s Wrong With Shipping Container Housing? Everything.
What’s wrong with shipping container buildings? Nothing, if they’re used for the right purpose. For a temporary facility, where an owner desires the shipping container aesthetic, they can be a good fit (look, I’ve even done a container project!).
Greenfab’s New Prefab Model Home in Seattle Aims for LEED Platinum
An urban lot in Seattle’s Jackson Place neighborhood was recently infilled with a super green prefab designed by HyBrid Architecture and built by new prefab maker Greenfab.
Upcycle Living Rolls Out Affordable Shipping Container Housing
Phoenix-based Upcycle Living is aiming to bring affordable shipping container housing to the masses with its modern cost-effective designs. Just las fall they installed a 2-bedroom house at a green street fair in Phoenix, and orders started rolling in.
Home Energy Storage Enters a New Era
Driven by the explosion of residential solar power, the market for home energy storage—which attracted little interest until earlier this year, when Tesla announced its Powerwall battery—is suddenly looking crowded.
Inhabitat's Week in Green: Off-grid homes and fold-up planes
What does it take for a house to go completely off-grid? A diverse range of energy sources is key -- and this new 3D-printed house can be powered by built-in solar panels or tethered to a hybrid car.
CITE: The $1 billion city that nobody calls home
Planned for a population of 35,000, the city will showcase a modern business district downtown, and neat rows of terraced housing in the suburbs. It will be supplied with pristine streets, parks, malls and a church.
The extraordinary wooden houses of Central Vietnam
When it comes to glorious traditional crafts in Vietnam, the vibrant outfits of the Flower Hmong and Red Dao peoples of North Vietnam usually get all the attention.
Solar Decathlon 2013: Team Alberta Designs Modular Home for Remote Locations
From the architect. Borealis, Team Alberta’s entry to the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2013, addresses the housing needs of professionals working in remote locations.
This Californian Urban Farm Is A Glimpse Into The Future Of Agriculture
Experimenting with aquaponics and low-water plants, Growing Experience is an example of how future farmers can hack together a better, more local food system.
Out of the Box: 9 Innovative Concrete Homes in Argentina
Argentina’s jaw-dropping natural landscape, complete with untouched forests, dunes, mountain ranges, and a picturesque coastline, provides an ideal backdrop for progressive architecture.
How One Architect Imagines The Future Of Sustainable Cities
If you think of the city of the future as being filled with impossibly tall skyscrapers, think again. Instead, we could one day become people of the sea who live in “oceanscrapers.”
Plans for underwater 'oceanscraper' revealed
Indeed, the future of human habitation, whether through choice or catastrophe, is often imagined (in popular culture at least) as being beyond Earth's orbit.
The backyard greenhouse, updated for the contemporary home. The Studio Sprout is technically optimized for the most discerning gardener.
Is This The House That Will Turn Millennials Into Homeowners?
Millennials are having a hard time entering the real estate market (because the generations before them destroyed it). This affordable, sustainable house is trying to change that.
The Future Of Residential Housing - Zero Energy Housing
The concept of insulated panels has previously been used in commercial building projects only. Bondor has now developed an insulated panel InsulWall® specifically for residential applications.
IKEA-Style Home Can Be Built in 4 Days Using Only a Screwdriver
French architecture firm Multipod Studio has come up with a revolutionary housing prototype – the PopUp House. This unique dwelling comes in the form of stackable blocks that anyone can put together IKEA style.
Are we greening our cities, or just greenwashing them?
Architecture and urban design are in the throes of a green fever dream: Everywhere you look there are plans for “sustainable” buildings
The future of skyscrapers: A huge drone hive, an subterranean Central Park and a 'rain maker' building are among winners of this year's design competition
Inside, the park's high perimeter would mirrored glass, reflecting the city's architecture.
A Massive Aquaponic Lettuce And Fish Farm Will Grow In A Brooklyn Warehouse
In a year, a startup plans to produce 180,000 pounds of food for local grocery stores and restaurants.
This Swedish Scientist's Transparent Wood Could Transform Architecture
A new material design innovation has made wood practically invisible. Just watch for splinters.
Ethiopian bamboo: The new green gold of Africa?
Money really could grow on trees for a new industry in Ethiopia.
The Architecture of Healing: 12 Maggie’s Centres by Gehry, Hadid, Heatherwick and More
Architecture and the human condition are intimately intertwined.
THESE EARTHSHIP HOMES IN NEW MEXICO ARE OFF-THE-GRID, MADE WITH OLD JUNK, AND TOTALLY ADORABLE
Homes are havens. We find comfort, solace, well-being, and so much more in our cozy shelters. They are a positive aspect of society, right?
Mithun Architects' Vertical Farm for Seattle
This evidently won "Best of Show" in the Cascadia Region Green Building Council's Living Building Challenge.
2250 AD. Earth is highly urbanized. Nearly 50 billion of people live on the Earth.
Wonkblog The big change that could help poor people afford wealthier neighborhoods
In the Washington D.C. area, a federal housing voucher for a two-bedroom home will cover up to $1,623 a month in rent.
Spreading like wildfire: Why wooden skyscrapers are springing up across the world
Wood is being billed as the answer to creating greener cities
The Rainforest house
The Rainforest House (Casa Na Mata) is a stunning retreat nestled in the dense vegetation of the Brazilian rainforest.
Earthquake rebuilding with recycled tire logs
Don't grind old tires; slice 'em and roll 'em up into rubber logs to use like lumber
World’s Most Popular Roof Styles – Home Improvement DIY – Architecture & Design
Top 20 Roof Types for all of Your Home Improvement and DIY Needs – Roof Design Architecture and What Makes Each Style Unique!
These next-level underwater villas are making waves
From the Burj Khalifa to the Infinity Tower, Dubai is famous for its astonishing architecture. But the city's most innovative structures yet aren't reaching for the sky -- they're diving into the ocean.
Gardens in the sky: The rise of green urban architecture
With its balconies bursting with trees and shrubs, the "Bosco Verticale," or "Vertical Forest" is giving rise to an entirely new take on the traditional idea of the urban jungle.
BOOMERS RANK THEIR SEVEN MUST-HAVE HOUSING FEATURES
Home repair services and low-income housing are most important to boomers, yet the majority lack those options in their current home and community.
5 Bad Home Renovations That Lower Your Home’s Value
Sprucing up your house before you put it on the market is smart, but homeowners who hope to sell their property for top dollar should beware of bad home renovations.
Why we're obsessed with building tall
From the legendary Tower of Babel to the iconic Burj Khalifa, humans have always aspired to build to ever greater heights.
Sky gardens: the new urban jungle?
Milan's vertical forest is an award winning skyscraper which houses numerous trees and shrubs.
5 tiny off-grid pods that could replace your house
As energy and housing costs rise around the country, more and more people are opting for tiny houses.
Use No Energy, Win $10,000
When Spartan Giordano and Hannah Smeltz decided to build a net-zero home in Greenfield, MA they knew there’d be benefits
DARPA Wants Your Next House to Repair Itself
The agency is focusing on future technologies that allow buildings to grow, repair themselves, and adapt to the environment.
Your home in 2025: Smarter, connected and more climate friendly
Our homes are set to be revolutionised by the application of renewable energy and smart gadgets.
33 REMARKABLE AND BEST BEDROOM DESIGN OR DECORATING IDEAS
Bedroom is an important areas in a house, because in the bedroom, we take a rest, sleep, and sharing for a couples.
Bringing the outside in: Architects build spectacular worlds under glass
"The yearning for nature is really strong, and particularly if you're a city dweller, it's even more important."
Prefab energy-smart home pops up in just one day
The contemporary, Energy Star Rated house was installed in one day and was designed to meet LEED Gold certification.
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