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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…

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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. …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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