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These Hawaiian Micro Houses Are Covered in Living Walls

Hawaiian company Elevate Structure Inc. designed these miniature houses to leave as little of a footprint as possible—not only to they come with many of the standard sustainable accouterments (solar panels, rainwater collection, etc.) but their actual physical footprint is tiny, as they are raised …

Shape shifter: the builder’s yard turned into an award-winning house

By doing away with halls and corridors, this hidden house squeezes every inch out of the space<p>Sandwiched between a row of unremarkable terraces and a white-rendered apartment block, this acclaimed home in Forest Gate, east London offers little evidence of its existence from the street. Folding …

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3-D printing lightweight, flexible multiple materials in real time, including electronic circuits

Multiple-materials printer. Each fluid enters the mixing chamber through a separate inlet and is mixed in a narrow gap by an impeller rotating at a …

Aaron D'Innocenzo Built this Green Desert Home by Himself in Eight Years

It's always so inspiring to learn about people who build their own homes, but it's rare to hear about a person who does all the work by themselves! …

This groundbreaking 3D-printed building can be powered by a car

World-renowned architecture firm SOM just unveiled an off-grid 3D-printed building with built-in solar panels that can be powered, in part, by a car. …

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These Houses Are Simply Too Stunning: 8 Amazing Examples of Architecture Porn

When it comes to design, it's great to see stuff that you could actually incorporate into your life, but it's also enthralling to see grandiose works …

Swimming Pools

Magnetically Levitating Elevators Could Reshape Skylines

They go up, down, and all around<p>With the debut of passenger elevators some 150 years ago, cities were forever changed. Freed from the tyranny of stairwells, architects built as high as they liked. That is, until they ran into another barrier: the weight of steel cables. A new elevator design from …

Can Architecture Come Alive?

<i>Could "living buildings" transcend metaphor?</i><p><i>A "Living" Building? EHDD, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA. Photograph by Jeremy Bittermann.</i><p>Last week in Seattle, I attended the annual Living Future "unConference," put on by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI), which …

Liquid engineering: Meet the man who builds houses with water

<b>(CNN) —</b> Would you build a house with water?<p>Hungarian architect Matyas Gutai believes that water is the perfect material for keeping a house at a comfortable temperature.<p>And while that doesn't mean that he can do away with traditional materials like bricks, cement, and plaster, his system promotes a …

Architecture

Striking Visual Perspectives Unveiled by The Edge House in Kraków, Poland

While building the contemporary <b>Edge House</b> in Kraków, Poland, the developing team at <b>Mobius Architecture</b> managed to cleverly reinterpret the local law …

Architecture

Amazing floating masterpieces you must visit

From Thailand to Canada, these floating structures feature the kind of innovative design and masterful engineering that you have to see to believe<p>1. Archipelago Cinema<p>Devised by 2014 AD Innovator Ole Scheeren, the Archipelago Cinema is an outdoor movie theater surrounded by the towering rocks, lush …

100 Breathtaking Buildings That Represent The Future Of Architecture

What’s the future of architecture? Ask any architect and you’ll probably get a different answer. But the future proposed by architect Marc Kushner, also the founder of Architizer.com, is an attractive one. Breathing buildings, treehouse-like structures–they’re all there.<p>Kushner spoke about his …

Edges Apartments designed by Studio Toggle to resemble a pile of stacked blocks

A facade divided into angled segments creates a sharp pattern of light and shadow across the front of this brick apartment building in Kuwait by …

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Zeb Pilot House the Zero-Emission Show-Home by Snøhetta

First Carbon-Positive Prefab House Produces More Energy Than It Consumes

Characterized by Australian modular building expert ArchiBlox as the world’s first carbon-positive prefab living unit, the <b>Archi+Carbon Positive House</b> …

Architecture

This Dew-Harvesting Greenhouse Waters Itself–And Then Makes Clean Drinking Water

Grow kale and flowers, get drinking water in return.<p>In parts of Ethiopia, it often doesn’t rain for six months in a row, and growing food is a perpetual struggle. A new greenhouse is designed to harvest dew so farmers don’t need to rely on outside water supplies.<p>During the day, as temperatures rise …

Incredible Fab Lab House Generates Three Times More Energy Than It Consumes

Sustainability and green technologies have taken over the world of design lately as more and more projects develop with these new concepts in mind. …

Melbourne's housing crisis: would you live in a floating apartment?

Today's instalment of <i>The (Ideas) Zone</i> presents a range of solutions and expert views. Those experts and I will be online today to blog with you. Just …

Housing

Digital photographs of buildings can be "disturbing", says Hélène Binet

<b>Interview:</b> Hélène Binet is one of the world's leading architectural photographers, but after 25 years in the industry, she still refuses to shoot in …

Architecture

Città della Scienza Masterplan Predicts Future of Self-Sustaining Cities

Developed for an international planning and architectural competition, this proposed masterplan for the Città della Scienza by Vincent Callebaut …

Rem Koolhaas: “There’s Been Very Little Rethinking Of What Cities Can Be”

The Pritzker Prize-winning architect dishes on cities, what architecture and film have in common, and the idiocy of design competitions.<p><b>Gary Hustwit: Why is the design of so many cities so bad?</b> <b><br>Rem Koolhaas:</b> Very few cities these days are really designed, and that may be partly the problem, the …

Architecture

Unkind Architecture: Designing Against the Homeless

1<p>SHARES<p>I encourage everyone to go read this very smart and very sad essay from Alex Andreuo at the <i>Guardian</i>. It’s a condemnation of <i>defensive</i> …

New Hong Kong school campus to boast a green, bioclimatic facade

Ronald Lu & Partners recently unveiled designs for the new bioclimatic Technological and Higher Education Institute (THEi) in Hong Kong. The …

Dieter Rams: If I Could Do It Again, “I Would Not Want To Be A Designer”

The lauded Braun designer reveals how architecture has influenced his work, what Apple gets right, and the kind of design he truly hates.<p><b>Gary Hustwit: How did you get started as a designer? What was your training?</b> <b><br>Dieter Rams:</b> I began my studies in architecture at the Wiesbaden School of Art in …

Product Design

Swirl Is the Most Beautiful Sink Faucet

Categorize this design concept in the realm of “unnecessary, but we want it”. Royal College of Art student Simin Qiu’s Swirl concept was awarded a …

Concept Design

Articles about prefab home can be built day generates twice energy it uses on Dwell.com - Dwell

U.K. design firm DIY Kyoto recently announced the launch of cheaper version of its Wattson, an ingenious little device that not...<p>If you're anything like me, it drives you nuts when a light is left on in a room you—nor anyone in your household—is in. How...<p>With Europe leading the way, …

A new New Cairo: Egypt plans £30bn purpose-built capital in desert

Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters<p>A model of the planned new capital was displayed for investors during the Egypt Economic Development Conference in Sharm …

Urban Design

With Sunny, Modern Homes, Joseph Eichler Built The Suburbs In Style

In Palm Springs, Calif., a $1 million home was just built — with plans resurrected from 1951. The original sold for about $15,000, and was called an Eichler, after developer Joseph Eichler, who offered well-designed, well-built tract homes to the masses a half-century ago.<p>Bernie Grossman and his …

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