Ecology, House, Projects, Utopian Green

A modern Earth and Wood Residence by CLA

The client was looking for a modern interpretation of natural materials. Adobe brick walls and traditional Thai wooden roofs were designed to make this earth and wood residence acceptable to his family. This meant a design and finishing that is fit for the 21st century. The residence has a private wing comprising 4 bedrooms – […]

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Architecture, Design

Staab Architekten for Bauhaus

Staab Architekten won the competition to extend the Walter Gropius-designed site they were very aware that they couldn’t – and didn’t want – to do anything that would overshadow the existing structures, or, as practice founder Volker Staab puts it, ‘turn it into a secondary building’. The architects’ answer to this specific constraint is a […]

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House

S House

Vietnam’s Vo Trong Nghia Architects has been tinkering away at the issue of providing practical, sustainable, and most importantly, cheap, homes. The result is the S House, a US$4,000 dwelling part-built using local, easily-obtained materials, including Palm leaf thatching and bamboo. The interior of the S House is very basic and measures just 30 sq m […]

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Ecology, House

Waste House

Can garbage be used as an eco-material to construct a house? That’s the intriguing premise behind the recently-completed Waste House project, which is believed by those involved to be the first permanent British building built almost solely from waste and recycled materials. Constructed at the University of Brighton’s Grand Parade campus, the Waste House is […]

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House

Henley Halebrown, St. John Street Apartment, London,

“The living area is demarcated by a rectangular birch-ply panelled floor with a concrete-screed surround.” Positioned on the second floor of one of Clerkenwell’s finest warehouse buildings, this extraordinary apartment has been distinctively designed by Henley Halebrown Rorrison Architects. Measuring around 2,000sqft, the singular space celebrates the original fabric of the building with great honesty. […]

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Utopian Green

Mini Trucks in Japan Are Being Transformed Into Enchanting Tiny Gardens

Every year, the Japan Federation of Landscape Contractors hosts the Kei Truck Garden Contest, a quirky competition that turns tiny trucks into moveable gardens. The annual event attracts landscape artists all over the country, inviting them to pair their knack for gardening with a need for speed. Praised for its practical size and maneuverability, the miniature Kei truck fittingly has […]

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Ecology, House

ATS House

The project was designed respecting the desire of the clientes of having all major rooms viewing the lake at the end of the land. A place capable of containing a large integrated living area but at the same time keeping the bedrooms private and peaceful.

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Architecture, Design, Ecology, Utopian Green

Villa lokaator Ancien bunker militaire rénové en maison contemporaine en Estonie utopian green

Ce bunker convertie en  maison contemporaine exclusive a été conçue par Kavakava Architectsen Estonie. Localisée à proximité d’une villa militaire en ex-Union soviétique, la maison abritait une base de formation sous marine nucléaire. Le point de départ lors de la construction était une ancienne caserne de l’armée faite de briques de silicate de calcium. La cliente a voulu réinterpréter […]

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Utopian Green

COP24 : « La planète n’est pas une marchandise »

Tribune libre de Maintenant le Peuple! intitulée « COP24 : La planète n’est pas une marchandise » signée part un groupe de députés européens rouges/verts : Younous Omarjee (France), Marisa Matias (Portugal), Xabier Benito (Espagne), Søren Søndergaard (Danemark), Jens Holm (Suède). Partout, une même attente, un même espoir, un cri d’alarme d’alarme commun contre l’indifférence des décideurs européens. « Faites ce […]

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