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Honda Smart House US Ready For Testing


The Honda Smart House US has recently been constructed on campus at the University of California (UC), Davis.

General Motors to Help Build a Shipping Container Home in Detroit


The GM Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant is joining forces with the non-profit Michigan Urban Farming Initiative to build a homestead out of shipping containers.

A Possible Skyscraper of the Future


The world is becoming overcrowded, and it is estimated that by 2040 the population of NYC will grow by another million.

Building Tiny Homes as a Form of Addiction Therapy


Christopher Merklinger, a 56 year old recovering drug addict, build his first tiny house with the help an Amish community near Owen Sound, Canada.

Modern Office Space Built From a Disused Trailer


Architect Karel Verstraeten recently helped a Belgian couple turn a discarded construction trailer into a cozy office that can also serve a number of other functions.

Innovative Retreat Takes Advantage of Available Space


Building eco-friendly homes is sometimes about more than just using sustainable building materials and practices-it can also be about fitting new homes into the available space without disturbing or harming the existing landscape.

Waste House is Made of Garbage


Waste House is a project recently completed by a team of 253 students and apprentices who were led by BBM Architects Director and senior lecturer Duncan Baker-Brown.

Innovative Ways of Using Solar Panels


Photo: Mineirão stadium in Belo Horizonte The photovoltaic technology is frequently used to obtain energy these days.

Relax Shacks Builds a Micro Reading Pod for NYU Professor


Photo: RelaxShacks.com Derek “Deek” Diedricksen of RelaxShacks.com is in the process of completing a micro home for an NYU professor to use as a reading and study pod.

Sustainable Tiny Homes on Wheels


YahiniHomes, a tiny house company led by Danny Yahini has been designing and constructing sustainable and energy efficient homes for over 25 years.

3D Printed Homes Made in China


The company WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co recently printed several 3D houses in Shanghai, China.

Tiny Student Housing Experiment in Atlanta


Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) has successfully completed their next generation urban housing design project, which involved repurposing an abandoned parking deck by turning it into affordable student housing.

Philips Introduces OneSpace Ceiling Lighting


Philips has recently introduced OneSpace, which is basically a luminous ceiling that can be used to replace other lighting fixtures.

Innovative Woven Shelter Made From Sun Absorbent Fabric


Canadian/Jordanian designer Abeer Seikaly came up with an innovative design for disaster relief housing which was inspired by temporary huts of nomadic desert tribes.

Sustainable Low-Income Housing Built in Tennessee


Hefferlin + Kronenberg Architects have completed a project in Chattanooga, Tennessee called the Fairmont Avenue Townhomes.

Reinventing the Toilet for the Benefit of All


Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, recently developed a new and highly efficient composting toilet called Blue Diversion.

Teacher Builds a Tiny House Heated by a Passive Sun Room


Doug, a school teacher, built his own 8 foot by 20 foot Tumbleweed Elm 20 Overlook mobile tiny house on a trailer.

A Solar Powered Yurt Cabin You Can Build Yourself


The Polyurt 180, made by the company Full Circle Shelters, is a cabin that measures 180 square feet and can house up to 4 people, and can provide a completely off-the-grid and mortgage free living.

Hemp Makes This Winery Green


It is always nice to hear businesses creating their products in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way, and the French winery Château Maris is a great example of it.

A Beach Retreat Built From a Recycled Shipping Container


When Seattle, WA based designer/contractor Hartman Kable wanted a home away from home, he opted to built for himself a beach house from a repurposed shipping container.


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