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Turning gravity into light

More in make the future<p>To help empower a small community in the heart of Rio de Janeiro we created the world’s first player-powered football pitch …

Lego Style Apartment Transforms

Kirsten Dirksen from faircompanies.com just sent me a new video she produced about a transformable tiny apartment in Barcelona.<p>When Christian …

Tiny houses in 2016: more tricked-out and eco-friendly

Possibilities are endless even in a tiny house<p>Another year in our housing-crunched yet sustainability-minded world means another year of folks exploring down-sized lifestyles in tiny homes. Used for everything from housing the homeless to short-term rentals to, yes, full-time residences, these …

‘Escher’ tiny house raises the bar for luxury small living

This is what sparing no expense looks like<p>For a while now, the fanciest tiny house around has been New Frontier Tiny Homes’s Alpha, a 240-square-foot stunner that packs in a whole lot of function and design in an oh-so-Instagrammable way. Where could they possibly go from there? Well, the answer …

Scientists Hatch Bold Plan to Save Planet From Supervolcano

NASA researchers say siphoning heat from the Yellowstone Caldera could lower the risk of a deadly eruption while generating electricity.<p>Humans have witnessed many cataclysmic volcanic eruptions, from the one that destroyed Pompeii in 79 A.D. to the extraordinary Krakatoa eruption of 1883. But …

Modular WonderFrame sun shade structure turns this building into an energy efficient marvel

Students will learn sustainable building principles at a seriously green new academic building at Universidad EAN. The 215,278 square foot building …

Spectacular mountain-like Valley breaks ground in Amsterdam

A jagged mountain-like mass is turning up on Amsterdam’s pancake-flat landscape. MVRDV recently broke ground on Valley, a 75,000-square-meter …

Mars counters Trump's climate stance with $1bn sustainability plan

Confectionery firm also launches M&Ms renewable energy campaign as part of a growing corporate backlash against the US’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate deal<p>The corporate backlash is growing against Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, with Mars launching a $1bn …

sCarabane: a self-sufficient expanding caravan powered by the sun and wind

Green camping is about to get a lot more glamorous. Green Cat Technologies just unveiled the sCarabane, a self-sufficient camper with several fancy …

Life-saving LifeArk snaps together like LEGO to provide emergency off-grid housing

Architect Charles Wee didn’t have grand plans to save the world—but that’s exactly what his incredible LifeArk could do. Designed for disaster …

Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The U.S. Transportation Department and the EPA are expected to announce a proposal this Thursday to revoke California's...<p>BodinChapa Architects …

Architecture

Solar-powered Tesla Tiny House hits the road in Australia

Tesla is taking to the streets to demonstrate their clean technology. In Australia, a Model X is pulling around a tiny house with a solar system and …

Micro homes design, architecture and prices | Dezeen

Los Angeles architecture firm FreelandBuck has added a volume covered in bold graphics to the latest edition of the MINI Living Urban Cabin, a …

Formerly homeless residents move into crowdfunded tiny home community as city monitors pilot project

Denver’s crowdfunded tiny home project has run into more than a few road blocks, but on July 21, fourteen residents moved into their new community …

Real Estate

10 tiny house villages for the homeless across the U.S. - Curbed

<i>Editor's Note: This post was originally published in September 2016 and has been updated with the most recent information.</i><p>The tiny houses making headlines today aren’t always the cool new micro dwellings for downsizers and creative nomads. In fact, if you set a Google alert for tiny homes, you’ll …

Tumbleweed Tiny Houses

CYPRESS®<p>The rhythm of the design, from its recessed porch and hipped roof, offer an aesthetic with overwhelming popularity.<p>ELM®<p>The iconic facade …

Cradle to cradle design

Green-minded architect and designer William McDonough asks what our buildings and products would look like if designers took into account "all …

How to grow fresh air

Researcher Kamal Meattle shows how an arrangement of three common houseplants, used in specific spots in a home or office building, can result in …

Sustainable Living Walls

Flexible. Sustainable. Transformational.<p><b>Biotecture BioWall is a truly flexible, modular living wall system.</b> Our patented hydroponic system brings a …

Don't build your home, grow it!

TED Fellow and urban designer Mitchell Joachim presents his vision for sustainable, organic architecture: eco-friendly abodes grown from plants and …

Asian Cairns by Vincent Callebaut

Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut has developed a concept to introduce natural ecosystems into cities with designs for "farmscrapers" made from …