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Clever Home Office in a Tiny Apartment

These days, more and more people are working from home, and a lot of them are having trouble separating the work space from the living space.

Tiny Aquaponics System

More and more people are gravitating toward growing their own organic vegetables and fruits, and with various indoor systems designed for the purposed this is getting easier.

Limited Number of Superhouses to Be Built

Magnus Ström, the owner of UK firm Ström Architects, has announced plans to design and build a limited number of superhouses.

New Battery That’s Cheaper and Lasts Longer

Batteries are not what they could be yet, and a lot of research goes into perfecting them. A team of researchers at the University of Waterloo, Canada have been focusing on perfecting the lithium-ion battery, mainly by looking at the negative anode of these batteries, which are typically made from graphite.

First Building to Receive the Passive House Premium Certification

The Passive House certification is hard to get, and this is especially true for the Passive House Premium certification.

Vertical Forest Building Planned in Switzerland

The Italian architect Stefano Boeri has been given a go ahead to create a “vertical forest” apartment building to be constructed in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Low-income S House Closer to Mass Production

A few months ago the firm Vo Trong Nghia Architects of Vietnam unveiled the prototype of the so-called S House, which was aimed at providing a decent and affordable home for low-income families.

Cheap and Simple Way to Turn Seawater Into Drinking Water

Shortage of drinking water is being faced by more and more communities worldwide. On the other hand, the current methods of turning salt water, which is abundant, into drinking water are expensive and damaging to the environment, and therefore not a viable long-term solution.

Off-The-Grid Trailer Tiny Home

Few tiny mobile homes are as sustainable as the ones made by the Austrian firm Wohnwagon. It specializes in constructing trailer homes, which can function completely off-the-grid.

Fold Out Balcony

For many apartment dwellers a balcony is but a dream, yet with this new fold out window it could well become reality.

Home Atop a Fire Tower

We’ve seen quite a few ingenious tiny houses, but this Fire Tower home is certainly one of the coolest.

Proposal for Foldout Shelter

The Italian firm Barberio Colella ARC has recently proposed the so-called Just a Minute shelter, which is primarily aimed at providing adequate living conditions to the people of Nepal following the devastating earthquake that struck the area in the beginning of this year.

Unique Recycled Stools

Recycling is a must and finding new, and creative ways to do it is always welcome. One example of this is the Stool ZERO concept developed by the KaCaMa Design Lab of Hong Kong.

Home That Moves With You

Dr. Jeff Wilson, who awhile ago made a home out of a dumpster in order to learn more about sustainable living, has used his findings and knowledge to co-create an urban micro home.

Smart Indoor Vegetable Garden

Growing your own organic veggies when you live in an apartment is merely a dream for many, and one that is difficult to realize even if you have a balcony.

Guest Room Hidden in a Wall

Living in small spaces requires sacrifice, one of which is definitely giving up room for guests. Sure, you can put them on the couch, but that means limited use of the kitchen and living area in the mornings, or evenings, which doesn’t make for a very enjoyable visit.

Using Soot to Make Printer Ink

Printer ink is what companies selling printers make the majority of their profits on. Now MIT graduate Anirudh Sharma has come up with a way to make this ink by “repurposing” pollution.

Tallest Modular Building Going up in NYC

Apartment prices in New York City are skyrocketing, with demand still driving the prices up. To help alleviate this problem, the architecture firm nARCHITECTS are in the process of constructing a modular building, which will feature only very small apartments.

Simple Wooden House is Sustainable in More Ways Than One

Wood Studio House, recently completed by Dom Arquitectura of Spain is energy efficient, prefab, sustainable, and made of wood.

New and Super Efficient 3D Printer

Using 3D printers to construct concrete houses is eco-friendly and very efficient, so it’s a real shame it is not yet used more widely.