Megan Kelly

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Meet the World's First Island Powered by an Off-Grid Renewable Energy System

A tiny, scenic island lying off Scotland's west coast is truly a model for sustainable, off-grid living. With no mainland electricity connection, the …

Garden Void House

Toronto, Ontario, Canada<p>Garden Void is a single family two story house, including five bedrooms, basement home office, living/dining and kitchen/family room and an enclosed garage space of approximately 4000 sf in total.<p>From the outside in, is crafted with natural yet refined honest building …

Architecture

The First-Ever International Bamboo Architecture Biennale, Captured by Julien Lanoo

Last september, the first-ever International Bamboo Architecture Biennale was held in the peaceful village of Baoxi in China's Zhejiang province. …

Sri Lanka

Researchers have invented conductive ink used to print solar panels

A group of researchers at the University of Newcastle in Australia have pioneered a game-changing conductive ink that can be used to create …

MVRDV transforms an abandoned highway into a "plant village" in the sky

Architectural superstars MVRDV have transformed an abandoned highway in Seoul into a 983-meter-long elevated Skygarden. The “plant village” is …

These glamping cabins were inspired by Welsh myths and legends

Calling these pop-up abodes “unique” is a bit of an understatement<p>A giant hat, a dragon’s eye, and an open-air observatory are just three of the whimsical holiday homes created in honor of Wales’s Year of Legends—a year-long celebration of the country’s many myths and stories. A total of eight odd …

Roof garden crowns greenery-filled concrete home

The MeMo House is shoehorned into a relatively narrow plot between buildings in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and comprises 215 sq m (2,314 sq ft) of …

Earth Work

A French architecture firm carves out an earthen shroud for the modern extension of a home located in the foothills of the Pyrénées.<p>Agrarian traditions run deep in the Lesponne river valley of southern France, so it comes as no surprise that Puig Pujol & Associés Architectures sought to respect the …

Architecture

Modpool Shipping Container Pool

Easy to install, easy to relocate, easy on the eye tubs of luxury, meet the Modpool Shipping Container Pool. The clever, durable container design …

Shipping Containers

Google’s Project Sunroof will peer pressure you to get solar panels

Check if you're the only one on the block without solar panels<p>You can now check if your neighbors have installed solar panels on their rooftops, thanks to a new feature in Google’s Project Sunroof. The free online tool has been around for a couple years, allowing users to check whether installing …

This Treehouse in Cape Town, South Africa Is a Sight to Behold

Wait until you see the gorgeous rooftop.<p>Even though this South African home isn't <i>technically</i> a treehouse, it might as well be. A local firm named Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design was tasked with creating a modern, cabin-like abode on a tree-rich property. The results: This home, which …

Moss-covered CityTree has the same air-purifying effect as 275 regular trees

20 of them have been deployed so far around the world<p>From smog-sucking bikes to electric taxis and paint made of car exhaust, designers and architects are stepping up to address air pollution—the world’s single largest health risk. But a new air filter making the rounds in Oslo, Paris, Brussels, …

What Drones Did for the Sky, Robot Subs Are About to Do for the Sea

What happens when autonomous sea vessels are cheap and freely available.<p>The next drone revolution is happening underwater. Just as flying drones have changed from expensive specialist tools to mass-market million-sellers in a few short years, their aquatic counterparts are opening up the …

Cubicco's sustainable flatpack homes are built to withstand a hurricane

Cubicco's line comprises a series of homes of varying size and shape, including an attractive little micro-shelter that can be used as a studio, …

This Pre-Fab Tiny Home Can Travel Anywhere Its Owners Go

Loading ...<p>This tiny home has been outfitted with off-grid capabilities and can be deconstructed for transport in as little as 4 hours.<p>Tiny homes are …

Green Roof Shows Off Sustainable Living by the Australian Coast

The clients for this sustainably constructed project in Australia worked closely with ArchiBlox to ensure that <b>Avalon House</b> had minimal impact on the …

Mini solar panel is actually a socket for the window

Simply called “Window Socket”<p>If the idea of outfitting your roof with solar panels—whether with Tesla’s more aesthetically pleasing version or not—is too daunting, then perhaps you can embark on your green energy campaign by starting small.<p>Showing at Dubai Design Week during the Global Grad Show …

Green Design

Green building materials 101: The best products to use

California’s leading green building expert offers guidance for buying eco-friendly products<p>Ever wonder if that sheet of plywood or tile sealer that you’re using in your home renovation is bad for the environment or your family? We did the research to assemble a cheat sheet for purchasing more …

Tiny Homes Banned in U.S. at Increasing Rate as Govt Criminalizes Sustainable Living

As the corporatocracy tightens its grip on the masses – finding ever more ways to funnel wealth to the top – humanity responds in a number of ways, …

Off-grid

Plug-and-Play Solar Generator for Backup Power

Two Idaho entities, one a university, the other a private company, have joined forces to design a portable, 5-kW solar generator with the goal of …

Clean Energy

Options For Going Off The Grid: Harnessing Wind, Solar And Hydro Power

With rising inflation and increasing prices on all utilities, it’s no wonder that many Americans today are looking for ways to cut costs wherever …

Tesla Solar Roof Vs. Apollo and Dow Solar Shingles

There is a hot, new trend: BIPV solar shingle roofs. Basically, you replace traditional shingles with building integrated photovoltaic solar shingles …

How To Build A Passive Solar Heater

Living off the grid means living resourcefully and efficiently. You will need to be creative in order to save energy and to heat and cool your home. …

12 cheap building materials perfect for a small home

Starting a new build project can be a daunting prospect, especially in terms of how expensive the endeavour could become. But if you could locate …

Home Improvement

Solar Water Pumping for Sustainable Water Supply

Millions of people around the world live with limited access to water. In many communities, ground water is extracted through electric water pumps, …

World Bank

Family Lives in the Arctic Circle by Building Cob House in a Solar Geodesic Dome

The Arctic Circle conjures up images of extreme weather conditions, but one family has managed to create their own cozy oasis in the far reaches of Norway. The Hjertefølger family has been living on Norway’s Sandhornøya island, where they started their journey into sustainable living, since 2013. …

Startup’s ‘Farm From a Box’ kit grows enough food for 150 people

Everything you need to start a small farm—in a shipping container<p>We’ve seen many a clever shipping container building, but rarely one that so effectively combines transportability with community impact. But here comes Farm From a Box, essentially a shipping container starter kit that holds …

Sonoma County