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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Edgeland House – healing the land
Healing the scars of industrialization...

Edgeland House – healing the land

Austin TX  USA  -  Bercy Chen Studio LP Built area: 130 m2  (1,400 sq. ft.) Year built: 2012 Photography: Paul Bardagjy In many areas of the western world, industry has come and gone, more often…

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Autarkhome – a fully sustainable houseboat
A fully self-sustaining passivehaus... that floats!

Autarkhome – a fully sustainable houseboat

Maastricht, Netherlands  -  Autarkhome and Pietet Kromwijik Year built:     2011 Internal area:     140 m2   (1,512 sq. ft.) Cost:     From €455,000 Meet the Autarkhome - the…

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