Zinc House

Lancashire, United Kingdom – Proctor & Shaw Built Area: 135.0 m2Year Built: 2017Photographs:  David Millington Photography Ltd Zinc House is an impressive prefabricated country home built on a four-acre plot in North…

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MARTaK Passive House

Masonville, United States –  Baosol Built area:    130.0 m2 Year built:    2016 Photographs: Andrew Michler MARTaK Passive House is found at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, located off-grid. It is…

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Expandable House

Batam, Indonesia –  Urban Rural Systems Built area:    36.0 m2 Year built:    2018 Photographs: Dio Guna Putra Expandable House is a residential structure that’s small in size but big in…

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Paint your house solar!
Paint yourself some free energy. Take the titanium oxide that is already in most paints, throw in a little molybdenum-sulphide and humidity and drive away in your hydrogen powered car!

Paint your house solar!

We wrote some years back about early research into solar paints. At that time, the research was aimed at making the paint act as photo-electric collectors in the same way…

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Bamboo simplicity – Forest for a Moon Dazzler

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…

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Harborview Townhouses
A good mix of style, function and affordability... Harborview Townhomes - Portland, Maine

Harborview Townhouses

Portland, Maine - Kaplan Thompson Architects Built area:    11,841 sq. ft. Photography:    Trent Bell Photography It seems to us that, all too often, the first thing that disappears in…

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Habitat 67
Habitat 67 - a design principle decades ahead of the market...

Habitat 67

Montreal, Canada - Moshe Safdie Year built: 1964 to 1967 Habitat 67 is, without question, one of the most important and iconic multi-family developments globally. But if you're under 50…

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Allies Farmhouse – from WWII military base to a sustainable, family home
Once a US military base, now a beautiful family home!

Allies Farmhouse – from WWII military base to a sustainable, family home

Essex, UK - Timber Design Land area:     30 acres  (12.15 hectares) Year renovated: 2012 Photography: Simon Maxwell and Sam Morgan Moore This multi-award winning home is built on…

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