70 Square Foot ‘OTIS’ Mobile Living Shelter

Posted 9 months ago by

Living sustainably can have so many different meanings from one person to another. But there’s no denying that this Optimal Traveling Independent Space (OTIS) has got sustainable design and living down to a science. With tiny mobile spaces becoming more of the norm, Green Mountain College of Vermont’s academic design program created their 70 square foot…

Boat Roof Shed in Wales Made Piecemeal From Recycled Goods

Posted 1 year ago by

Sheds are a unique form of architectural expression– and with their small scaled footprints, it can be hard to make them offensive looking. This Wales based boat shed is crafted from all kinds of found objects, windows, doors, and even a boat for a roof! It almost looks like an outsider art project. There’s a photovoltaic…

Basic ‘Diogene’ Shelter by Renzo Piano for Vitra

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Aluminum cladding and wood paneling. This tiny home that is self-sustainable and completely off the grid still features beautiful finishes courtesy of renowned architect Renzo Piano. The Diogene space is completely thought out, from the prefab structure to the integrated storage and rolling shades– and is only about 80 square feet. A skylight takes over one…

DIY Inspiration: Upcycle An Old Upright Piano As A Workbench

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Workbenches are the essential item for crafty, Do-It-Yourselfers and for many– space is limited. So what to do when you’re tight on space but need that storage space for tools and building materials? Well, you could take an old piano that’s past the point of repair and turn it into a workbench that doubles as a…

Big Sur Glass Roof Yurt Built in 1976

Posted 2 years ago by

Classic designs are oftentimes the ones that are looked at to innovate in the future. In most new designs whether it be architecture, furniture, industrial design or something similar– history can typically be seen within the foundation. While things like tiny houses, yurts and homes on wheels becoming increasingly popular, it’s time we take a look…

Vertical Garden Living House in Portugal

Posted 2 years ago by

Incorporating greenery in the architecture and ultimate design of your home is a huge commitment, and its overall advantages are worth it in the long run. The exterior facade of this home is covered in lush greens, only to be broken up by entrances and horizontally placed windows. Not only is it beautiful from a visual…

Self-Sufficient Home Off The Coast of Maine

Posted 2 years ago by

The Porter Cottage started out as a project from daughter to father, and the end result is a great getaway that’s completely off the power grid that the vast majority of us all rely on for just about anything and everything. Set up on a small island off the coast of Maine, Alex Scott Porter Design…

‘Between Air’ Installation by José Selgás & Lucía Cano

Posted 2 years ago by

If there’s one thing that’s all kinds of popular at the moment in terms of green design and sustainable living, it is the vertical garden. Though José Selgás & Lucía Cano of selgascano have a beautiful solution that just may be the right answer for those looking to get the most growth out of your plants…

Contemporary House In Iceland With An Edible Garden

Posted 2 years ago by

Sustainability is an important factor to many homeowners, both new and old. In Iceland it seems that some families are taking a proactive approach where they can, like this “Ice House.” On the exterior it seems just like any gorgeous contemporary home. A multi-level, 1,500 square foot beauty by Minarc that features plenty of interest on…