Earlier this year, the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban announced he intends to participate in the efforts to rebuild following the devastating earthquake in Nepal.
In October 2014, a team of scientists from Ohio State University revealed their design for a dye-sensitized solar cell that is able to store its own power.
While tiny homes are all awesome, they do start to also look alike after awhile. So it’s really nice to see some of them designed in unique styles.
The Seasteading Institute along with several investors, are proposing the building of a floating city-state, which could serve a variety of purposes.
The company Sustainer Homes recently unveiled a shipping container home that can also be taken completely off-the-grid.
As tiny mobile homes grow in popularity their design gets more and more imaginative too. Architects Kelly Davis and Dan George Dobrowolski have recently completed one such tiny home, which they called the Escape Traveler.
MAD Architects have designed a new residential community in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, which will feature a large living façade.
Eco-tourism has been all the rage there last few years and Natura Vive, an adventure company from Peru, has taken the concept to all new heights, literally and figuratively.
The so-called Walnut Street Tiny House belonging to Alex Malamed is tiny, passive and sustainably built, meaning it brings together all things that are great about green living.
Holland-based firm VolkerWessels has recently introduced plans to start building roads out of recycled plastic instead of asphalt.
Earlier this year, the so-called Solcer House was built by a team from Cardiff University in Wales. Solcer House is such an accomplishment because it is low-cost, low-carbon and energy positive.
Finding affordable dwellings in large urban areas has become quite difficult in recent years. Los Angeles is also facing this problem and to combat it, the mayor wants to build 100,000 new affordable housing units by 2021.
Small House on Tracks is the name of a unique new tiny home project, which was envisioned by Tomasz Zablotny and Paweł Maszota, two architecture students from Poland.
The so-called Temporary Shelter was recently constructed in Nepal to offer the displaced a basic, and flexible shelter that can be built by unskilled workers in three days.
Geoff de Ruiter, a PhD student at the University of Northern British Columbia recently built his own tiny treehouse, which he called the Raven Loft.
KantoorKaravaan is a sustainable and fully equipped office space, which is located far from the stressful hustle and bustle of the city.
Ecoliv is an Australian modular builder, which makes truly sustainable homes from the ground up. Modular homes are supposed to be greener and more eco-friendly than traditionally built ones, but Ecoliv goes one step further in making homes that really go the distance when it comes to sustainability, and which will appeal to wide audience.
More and more people are downsizing to a tiny home, and it is nice to see the designs of such homes becoming more unique as well.
Habitat for Humanity Cambodia, in association with Building Trust International, and Atelier COLE have been working together on a project of building affordable housing for low-income Cambodian families.
Sometimes building a tiny home from scratch is just too much work or too expansive, which is why creative solutions are always welcome.