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New Masonry Building Method Cuts Carbon Emissions


The Russian design studio Zaarchitects have come up with a concept they call “smart masonry” techniques, which would involve using parametric tools and robot arms in the construction of concrete buildings.

Flatpack Emergency Shelters Can be Assembled in Mere Hours


With the number of refugees displaced by war or natural disasters increasing it’s always nice to see temporary housing solutions, which can offer them safe and more comfortable living conditions, as well as restore some dignity.

Using Google to Calculate Solar Power Harvesting Potential


Needless to say, a lot more people would likely choose to install solar panels on their roofs, if they had viable information as to how much power they can realistically expect to get from them.

Innovative Tree-Like Homes


The architecture firm OAS1S from Holland has come up with a unique proposal for a community of small houses, which would be built to resemble trees.

Design Your Own Apartment


The task of furnishing a new apartment can be quite daunting for many, given that the walls and windows just about always wreak havoc on your vision of what the place should look like.

Kenya to Receive a Number of Solar Powered Schools


The company Aleutia from the UK is currently in the process of building a school in every one of the 47 counties in Kenya.

Towers Built of Shipping Containers


The city of Mumbai, India is facing quite a shortage of adequate living spaces, so a project has been proposed for a temporary housing solution in the form of a two towers made of used shipping containers.

Water Purifying Sculpture


For a few years now, the MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Program has been using art installations to help raise awareness about pressing environmental issues.

Zero Energy Home Built of Recycled Wood


Dwell Development is constructing a home in Seattle that boasts of having a host of sustainable features, including being built mostly out of recycled and reclaimed materials.

Shower That Heats and Recycles Water


Space technology has brought us many living improvements, and the latest is the so-called Shower of the Future, which was designed by the company Orbital Systems.

Sure House is More Than Just Sustainable


One of the entries into this year’s US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is the so-called Sure House, which is powered by solar energy and also built to withstand harsh coastal weather conditions.

Using Locally Available Materials to Build Refugee Housing


Providing adequate housing and other necessary structures for displaced refugees is quite a task and the Re:Build project shows promise in this area.

Workshop Made of Wood


Wood is one of the most eco-friendly and aesthetic building materials available today, and it’s always nice to see it used to its full potential.

SunPort Brings Solar Energy to Everyone


Switching to solar energy to power homes is getting cheaper, but it’s still not accessible to everyone.

Unique Glamping Alternative


UrbanCampsite recently constructed in Amsterdam is a collection of small shelters, which push the boundaries of modern design.

Narrow Yet Spacious Home


With urban building space growing scarcer and scarcer it’s nice to see some modern solutions to the problem.

Eco-storage: a guide to smarter storage options


From spending less time tidying, to clearing out the clutter, there are a number of reasons to get organised at home.

Salt Water Powered Lamp


In developed parts of the world, lighting is something we take for granted, but there are many who still live without this luxury.

Passive Home That is Just Perfect


The so-called Right-Sized Oak Park Home, designed by architect Tom Bassett-Dilley is a great example of how a passive and sustainable house does not need to be about giving up comfort and other modern conveniences.

Decent Accommodation for the Homeless


The organization Homes for the Homeless has proposed an innovative way to alleviate the problem of homelessness.


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