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A Greener Way to Build

Colombian architect Simon Velez redefines the architecture game as he uses bamboo to create clean energy buildings, cathedrals, and domes. Photo Credit: The Pug Father via Flickr. Tech News by N…


Books: Green Design and Architecture

Architect Alex Scott Porter grew up in New York City but spent summers at a farmhouse in Maine, eating vegetables from the garden, drinking from a gravity-fed water tap, and bathing in a nearby lake. …


Stairs with Storage

The under-utilized space beneath the stairs presents an opportunity for creating thinking. This staircase, by the duo behind Treviso, Italy–based MN*LS creative consultancy, is one of the more interes…


Is The Environmental Movement Dead?

“The biggest problem with the environmental movement is the environmentalists.” This statement was posed to a panel of noted environmentalists at the Omega Institute’s Design By Nature: Preserving…


Do You Live In A Slow Home? (Take the Test!)

"Simplicity means the achievement of maximum effect with minimum means." ~ Albert Einstein What is a Slow Home? Think of a Slow Home as you would think about Slow Food. Or, think about the opposit…


Small And Stylish ECO Homes

Ever dream about creating the perfect eco-house? The importance of greening our homes to save energy and the planet has become more and more mainstream. I’ve been following the tiny house movement, an…


Bring Your Living Space to Life

By Basia Hellwig, Yoga+ The most comfortable places in our homes and towns are expressions of the way people live in them, rather than of an architect's master plan. So observes scholar and arc…


Solar Panels: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Who would have guessed that solar panels have a reputation for being unsightly? In a town not too far from my home in New York, a family was denied the opportunity to put up solar panels on their home…


Ancient Zen Landscaping: Borrowed Scenery

With the astute use of fences, rocks, scrubs and screens, you can borrow scenery from your surroundings to make a serene Zen-like spot for sitting or even an outdoor Japanese bath, as taught here in T…

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Eco-Friendly, Custom-Built Prefab Homes in Demand

This summer, a house that sits on a beach in Australia made an appearance (so to speak) in the least likely of places: A high-profile New York art show. The house is a vision of the future of prefabri…


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