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Swiss Company Develops White Solar Cells


A lot of effort has gone into developing transparent solar cells lately, since they could be attached to windows easily with no loss of light.

Multi Volume Boxes That Can Instantly Transform Any Room Into an Apartment


Wouldn’t it be great to have a whole apartment at the snap of your fingers? Turns out you can, sort of.

Minimods Are Modern Tiny Homes for the Environmentally Conscious


The South American firm MAPA Architects recently unveiled the first of its Minimod (which is short for Minimal Modular) tiny homes, which can be used for a variety of purposes, from a tiny vacation home, to a hotel.

Urban Farming Improving the Lives of Seniors


Spark Architects has come up with a unique urban farm concept called Homefarm, which is primarily aimed at improving the health and life of seniors at a Singapore retirement home.

Tiny Shipping Container Home That Doesn’t Skimp on Space


Here is an tiny home built out of a recycled shipping container that is a great example of just how easy it is to create a comfortable and functional home using one of these awesome building blocks.

Eco-Tourism Meets Sustainable Architecture


Earlier this year a team of students from the University of Technology in Trondheim designed a very sustainable hut as part of a design- and building workshop.

Australia’s Greenest Apartment Complex Really is Something Else


The Commons, located in Melbourne, was designed by the firm Breathe Architecture and it just might he most sustainable apartment building in Australia.

Green Family Home Built in the Suburbs of Paris


The firm Djuric Tardio Architectes built a green, prefab family home, which is located in Antony-Paris, France.

IKEA Refugee Shelter is a Big Success


In 2013 the furniture giant IKEA, in collaboration with the United Nations Agency for Refugees (UNHCR) developed the so-called Refugee Housing Unit (RHU), a flat packed shelter for housing refugees, which is much easier to assemble and a lot more durable than other such shelters currently in use.

Ireland’s First Shipping Container Home Will House the Homeless


Ireland-based architecture firm Ceardean Architects, in collaboration with several partners and groups, recently completed Ireland’s first shipping container home, as part of the Ripple Container Homes Project.

Cozy Hotel Built in a Bunker


The design firm B-ILD recently renovated an old, World War II bunker into a cozy underground hotel, which is also super safe and could protect the inhabitants from most apocalyptic or cataclysmic events.

Homes Inspired by Cargotecture


While shipping containers are great for building affordable and comfortable homes quickly, not all architects are quite sold on their benefits.

Elevator Redesign Straight From the Future


With the new elevator proposed by ThyssenKrupp, elevators as we know them could be a thing of the past.

Promising Spray-On Solar Cell Technology on the Horizon


Researchers at the University of Toronto have come up with a new kind of spray-on colloidal quantum dots (CQD), which is a breakthrough in the field as it doesn’t bind with oxygen atoms.

Luxurious Shipping Container Home Under Construction in Texas


When it came time to build a new home, Matt Mooney and his partner Barbara, opted to construct it using shipping containers.

Print Your Dream Home


Printing homes rather than building them still seems like something out of a science fiction novel, but it might soon become reality.

Awesome Tiny House Designed in South Africa


Tiny homes can quickly turn out too cramped, resulting in claustrophobia. But when done right, these houses are a great way to live sustainably and affordably.

Origami Inspired Furniture Ideal For Small Spaces


Downsizing makes a lot of sense from an economic and sustainability point of view, but finding the right furniture, namely such that is functional without taking up a lot of room, is usually not so easy.

Missile Silos Transformed into Fancy Disaster Survival Condos


Survival is mankind’s most important goal, and now some of us will be able to do so in style and comfort.

Prefab Modular Homes Inspired by Shipping Container Architecture


Shipping container homes are taking the architecture world by storm and naturally they have fierce supporters on one side, and naysayers on the other.


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