Texas architect Jim Poteet helped Stacey Hill, who lives in a San Antonio artists’ community, wrangle an empty steel shipping container into a playhouse, a garden retreat and a guesthouse for visiting artists. The container measures a narrow and long 8 by 40 feet; Hill asked that a portion of the square footage be […]Read More Going Small in Texas.
A budget of 3000 Pounds was all there is to build a home by Simon Dale . Simon had to prove he could be the Architect and Builder all at the same time. and he managed. With £3,000, a few simple tools, and a little help from his father-in-law and friends, Simon constructed an extraordinary […]Read More A Bridget the Midget Home in Wales.
A great idea, planting a natural sun-screen , helps cool the house and creates a great green view. Architects Hideo Kumaki planted this natural curtain by a Tokyo home. Creating an aesthetically pleasing view from the kitchen. The curtain will continue to grow and become even fuller as the plants mature./sourceRead More Natural Curtain by Tokyo Home.
The Ecotelhado Hotel in Bogota,Colombia made this wonderful rooftop-garden .A recent renovation of the 50-year old building was completed with this garden wich helps cooling the building and rainwater-harvesting. The garden was made of 1,6 ton waste from the Shoe-industry and it’s capable of retaining 11.5 cubic meters of rainwater./sourceRead More Beautiful Rooftop-garden Ecotelhado Hotel Bogota,Colombia
The Chamber of Commerce in Amiens had to expend their office-building wich is an 100-year old Art-Nouveau building. The new building is almost completely covered with a spectacular Japanese-style Vertical Garden. More then 40 varieties of plants are used in this Vertical Garden. Two office spaces separated by a central atrium spring up from the […]Read More Japanese Vertical Garden in Amiens,France.
In 2013 the International Building Exhibition (IBA) is being held in Hamburg and there will be a lot of attention for Green buildings. When it comes to sustainable buildings , nothing gets greener than this building. The world’s first bio-adaptive façade will be installed in the BIQ house wich is being build on the site […]Read More Live Algae Used In World’s First Bio-Adaptive Facade.
Volet végétal from Barreau&Charbonnet on Vimeo. The Volet Vegetal is a DIY-construction for plants in your window,with this invention you can have plants hanged out or inside. Growing outside and harvesting inside is made easy with this great.Read More Grow Outside, Harvest Inside.
Dom Aquitectura made this green master plan for the Chinese city of Huizhou. Vertical gardens create a better environment and fresh air. The use of vertical gardens is really optimized in this plan and so are the plans for the big parks . The park creates a natural flow of pedestrians and clean air. […]Read More Green Master Plan for Huizhou,China.