Easy DIY Indoor Garden Ideas for Small Spaces: 5 Benefits

Indoor Garden

In the heart of bustling cities and amidst concrete jungles, the desire for a touch of greenery often seems like a distant dream. Yet, for many, the constraints of space often stand as the primary challenge.  But what if your limited space could be transformed into a verdant oasis, brimming with life, color, and fresh […]

6 Sustainable Materials Revolutionizing Modern Architecture

Climate change is a major issue humanity is facing right now. A major source of climate-changing emissions is the different building materials we use in architecture.  6 Eco-Friendly Materials Redefining Architecture Builders are increasingly turning to sustainable practices in architecture and construction to reduce their ecological footprint.  They can minimize the impact of construction on […]

Earth-Sheltered Greenhouse: 5 Factors to Awesome Produce

DIY Earth Sheltered Greenhouse - Building area

Earth sheltering is a popular method of climatology, also known as geodesy in older literature, and geotechnics in some parts of the world. A greenhouse can be a perfect example of a climatology technique because it is a structure built solely for the purpose of maturing plant products. Building an earth-sheltered greenhouse is an eco-friendly […]

5 Big Advantages of Hobbit Homes & Influence to Properties

The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy may have made Hobbit Homes famous recently, but this building style has been around for centuries. Hobbit homes are a type of earth shelter dwellings built into hillsides. They are usually round or oval, with a low door and windows set into the hill. In many ways, they […]

Constructing a DIY Compost Bin for Eco-Conscious Living

Compost Bin

Are you looking to go green? Making a DIY compost bin lets you reuse food waste as a nutritional boost for your garden. Composting also helps you contribute to lowering landfill waste by lowering the amount of trash going towards them.  This article will guide you in making your compost bin to benefit your home […]

The Beauty of Natural Building: Sustainable Techniques

Many natural building materials, such as straw bales and adobe, possess excellent thermal mass properties.

In a world increasingly concerned about environmental sustainability, natural building techniques are shining as a beacon of hope. These methods harness the beauty of nature to create homes and structures that not only stand the test of time but also leave a minimal ecological footprint. Explore the wonders of natural building and discover how sustainable […]

The Aesthetics of Solar Energy: Integrating Solar Panel Installation into Home Design

Solar energy is steadily gaining traction as an alternative to fossil fuels due to its environmental benefits, cost savings, and government incentives. While many homeowners are eager to embrace this sustainable energy source, some may be concerned about the impact of solar panel installation on the aesthetics of their homes.  This article explores various design […]

Home Energy Upgrades Worth the Investment

The modern homeowner has a wide range of options when it comes to energy efficiency. From simple DIY projects to more complex and expensive upgrades, there are plenty of ways to make your home more energy efficient. In this article, we will explore the benefits of an efficient home, the energy-efficiency home improvements you can […]

How To Prepare Your Home For Solar Power

Ready to take the leap into a more sustainable future? Preparing your home for solar power is a thrilling journey that will soon have you saving money and making a real impact on the environment. In no time, you’ll be able to reap all the incredible advantages of solar energy. To ensure that your solar […]

9 Budget-Friendly Ways to Make Your Home More Sustainable

Extreme weather conditions have finally made people realize the truth behind climate change. While countries in the south experience the hottest temperatures in modern-day history, nations near the north are freezing. Ice is melting, and wildfires are scattered all over the world. What do these tell you? More and more people are aware of climate […]

9 Tips to Be More Energy-Efficient This Winter

The majority of homeowners are aware that heating and cooling systems are the biggest energy drains of any home, especially during summers and winters. The winter season is especially problematic because your heating systems and their functionality become a matter of survival rather than comfort. Unlike in the summer when there are several options for […]

Extraordinary Container Hybrid Homes – Q and A’s

Container housing in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka – Hybrid Homes (pvt) Ltd This is an interesting gallery of hybrid homes less for the design it presents – which is remarkably similar to ‘The Container of Hope’ – as it is for the costings and ensuing Q. and A.’s: Costings: The home shown here is built out of three 20′ […]

5 Amazing Benefits of Blooming Bamboo – HandP Architects

Co Nhue, Tu Liem, Ha Noi Vietnam  –Built Area:  –  44m2Year Built:  – 2013Winner:  American Architecture Prize 2017 The goal of this Blooming Bamboo home is to solve the housing problem of millions of people. Bamboo remains a massively under-rated building resource in the first world. Sure we use it in laminates but that is ultimately […]

Bamboo simplicity – Forest for a Moon Dazzler

Forest for a Moon Dazzler - winner “Best House in the World” Category at the World Architecture Festival 2010

Guanacaste, Costa Rica  –  Ben Gracia Saxe Built:    2010 Bamboo is an extraordinarily versatile material.  It’s strong, flexible, lightweight, totally renewable and, potentially very long lasting even when in ground.  The home shown here uses bamboo in both conventional and very unconventional ways.  It’s a home ideally suited to it’s hot, humid locale – open and […]

57th and Vivian – Modular, Prefabricated and ‘Net Zero’ Solar

Vancouver  Canada  –  Lanefab Design/Build Lot frontage:     50ft (15 metres)Built area:    1020 sq. ft. (95 m2) including single garage Photography:     Dylan Doubt Cities and local governments around the world are struggling with the challenges of urban sprawl. The financial cost of providing roads and transport infrastructure and maintenance is crippling budgets. And, […]

30 Unconventional Homes Around the World

30 Unconventional Homes

People have been building shelters and homes ever since humankind existed in this planet. But unlike before, building houses is not simply about having a roof over our heads anymore. Homes have become, for some people, representative of their identity, advocacy, or the profession of their art. Some of them have become a fusion of art and solutions […]

VV Residence

Naranjo de Alajuela, Costa Rica – 10˚84˚ Arquitectura Built Area:     188.0 m2 Year Built:     2017 Photographs:    Adrián Aguilar González VV Residence’s design fully integrates the surrounding landscape – a gorgeous vista of lush greenery and nature. The architects employed passive design strategies, resulting in a well-functioning hygrothermal home. As a result, there’s […]

Core 9

Cape Paterson, Australia –  Beaumont Concepts Built area:    131.0 m2 Year built:    2018 Photographs: Warren Reed, Leo Edwards CORE is actually an acronym which stands for carbon positive, zero waste, recyclability, and economics. Core 9 was designed as a compact, low maintenance, and stylish home that suits the Australian climate. The home is eco-friendly as it […]

Home for Life

Lystrup, Denmark –  AART Architects Built area:    200.0 m2 Year built:    2008 Home for Life is a residential structure that has net zero carbon footprint. It actively makes use of solar energy by producing solar heat and electricity. Combining form and function, the idea behind this architectural piece is something that greatly benefits the environment. […]

Garður Landhouse

Reykjavik, Iceland – Studio Granda Project Year:  2014 Area:  68.4 m2   Garður Landhouse is what a traditional Icelandic turf house would look like in contemporary form. It is insulated by nature as it stands enveloped by grass-covered earth. It looks as if it was carved right into a hill mound. Its walls are covered […]

Casa Tierra: House Cave

Cordoba, Spain – UMMO Estudio Project Year :     2012 Developed Area :     104.0 m2 Photographs :     David Vico If you think humans gave up cave dwelling millennia ago, think again. There are a few wonderful example of cave homes around the world. This one offers all the amenities that make up a […]

Leaf House – Indigenous ingenuity

Leaf House - Rio de Janeiro by Mareines + Patalano

Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro – Mareines + Patalano Bamboo, local timbers, copper, massive beams spanning 20 metres and one of the world’s greatest harbours, help to make this a truly unique home. The design drew inspiration from indigenous Brazilian architecture to use natural ventilation to manage the hot and humid climate. Notes from […]

Cabin at Longbranch

Longbranch, WA 98351, United States – Olson Kundig Project Year :     2003 Developed Area :     112 m2 ( 1200.0 ft2 ) Photographs :     Kevin Scott, Benjamin Benschneider In a place where the tide meets the stream, a quiet structure sits quietly, proudly displaying the combined beauty of the remnants of the past […]