Apr 15, 2015 . Over the years at Inhabitat we've had the pleasure of discovering and exploring the most innovative designs from across the globe. Some of our favorite inspirations are from eco-residences that we've all dreamed of inhabiting ourselves. From tiny houses and prefab homes, to floating villas and converted..
Jun 2, 2016 . Australian surfer and surfer designer Nev Hyman now makes prefab, modular structures through Nev House using 60 percent recycled materials and sustainable wood
Apr 21, 2013 . What's Eco-Friendly About It? The building materials come from sustainable resources, the structure maximizes air flow to reduce the need for air . 3. White Pod. Image courtesy of White Pod. Location: Swiss Alps. What's Eco-Friendly About It? You sleep in luxurious pods that double as "low impact..
Nov 21, 2013 . This modern two-level house in Cottesloe, Australia, is a spacious prefab home for a family of four. . The prefab house was built in only three months and features several sustainable systems such as a wastewater purification mechanism, underground ventilation pipes, solar panels and thick insulation
Dec 16, 2013 . But on closer inspection the eight-story building has skylights, solar panels, energy-saving elevators and escalators, highly efficient air-conditioning . a professor of architecture at the University of New South Wales in Australia who has studied sustainable building policies across the Asia-Pacific region
Apr 10, 2016 . If you're a fan of glamping, you'll love this eco-friendly passive home nestled in the Australian outback. Archterra .. If you're in the market for a more affordable, sustainable home, look no further than these seven designs from around the world. . A green-roofed Hobbit home anyone can build in just 3 days
Jan 30, 2015 . Northern Beaches actor Felix Williamson said he recently had a container room installed in his garden after learning it would be eco-friendly. His container has bi-fold doors, picture windows and a roof embedded with grass and succulents. It took three weeks to build and was installed in his backyard with a..
Feb 3, 2016 . Located on Citrus Avenue in West Hollywood, this eco-friendly home spans 4,113 square feet and incorporates the indoor/outdoor, open-concept layout often found in California. Prime Five Home designed the five bedroom residence full of sustainable features, including large windows to help flood the..
Nov 4, 2013 . Australia's hottest young architect has transformed a skinny Victorian rowhouse into a dreamy sustainable dwelling. If only every shoebox . 11.04.13; innovation by design . The eco-friendly structure is split into three volumes–one on the bottom floor and two on the top, which house bedrooms. Maynard..
Oct 5, 2011 . The eco-house, which rose from a muddy hole in the ground and took three months to complete, came in at under US$5,000 (GBP3,000) - demonstrating that you don't need to be . There's no need to be envious, however, because Dale will give you the plans and know-how to build your very own. Plans..
Mar 6, 2017 . Tziallas Omeara Architecture Studio turned the Bundaroo House into an airtight and solar-powered dwelling that generates more energy than the . called the Dorman House, is a lovely celebration of the Australian beach shack vernacular with stunning ocean views and a modern and eco-friendly design
Dec 1, 2011 . Eco-Sustainable House by Djuric Tardio Architectes . French architects Djuric Tardio designed the two-storey house, which is constructed entirely from Finnish larch. . If you're a fan of timber houses, check out one out in the woods in Sweden and another perched on rocky terrain in Australia
Feb 2, 2016 . Our readers often complain that so many of the cutting-edge sustainable homes we cover are beyond their price range. . A standard kit comes complete with floor plates, ribs, a ridge beam, R13 insulation (though this can be upgraded to R25 insulation for cooler climes), Super Span roof paneling, along..
Nov 16, 2016 . Bates Smart unveiled environmentally friendly designs for the new Australian Embassy in Washington, D.C.. . Public spaces, including an exhibition gallery and event spaces, occupy the ground floor, while offices are placed on the upper levels. The embassy will minimize its energy footprint with the..
A Texas Couple Builds Their Cast-In-Place Concrete Dream Home. Finding inspiration in the work of Tadao Ando, a Houston couple designs the concrete house of their dreams. 9 Eco-Friendly Homes With Smart, Sustainable Features. With careful planning and wise material choices, you can design an eco-friendly home..
Jan 11, 2015 . This is no-doubt one of the most efficient houses on Earth
Sep 6, 2016 . When is a house more than a house? When it's a net zero energy house that generates seven times as much electricity as it uses, thanks to the energy-efficient home design and 5kW solar system. This means the owner of this five-bedroom home is energy bill-free. The home's other sustainable features..
Aug 19, 2011 . Andrew Maynard, one of Australia's green all-star architects, has recently completed a residential extension in Northcote, Australia. Ilma Grove is a two-story addition to an existing heritage home that has everything a family needs to reduce their environmental footprint. Topped with a green roof and solar..