Subtly Sustainable Modern Singapore Home

Posted 11 months ago by

Sustainability is a high concern for many of those who have the opportunity to build their own homes, and with so many of the applications being affordable alternatives, green design and Earth consciousness is becoming the norm. The residence at 36 Cove Way in Sentosa Cove, Singapore, is a modern showcase of sustainable design in a…

Locally Sourced Maple Wood Bookseat

Posted 11 months ago by

Any type of furniture with built in storage is right up our alley, and this wood built and refined ‘Bookseat‘ is a great example. Built in the latest batch with a limited count of 100, the Bookseat by Mani Mani is locally sourced and crafted by hand in Toronto, Canada. Weighing in at only 55 pounds,…

Amazing Hobbit Residence Built on A Small Budget

Posted 1 year ago by

Simon Dale is a photographer by trade, but a hobbit home builder by night. The artist has an affinity for creating homes that are from natural material, and Dale’s own version of a ‘Hobbit‘ House are just that– a small residence that has a green roof and is partially underground. The home is entirely sustainable and…

Caramelized Sugar Solarium Looks Like Stained Glass

Posted 1 year ago by

Imagine a real life Candyland, complete with structures crafted from candies, chocolate and more. Though we’re at the point of 3D printing whatever we need, structures made from gum drops and candy canes are far and few between. William Lamson‘s “Solarium” isn’t quite edible, but it does contain elements crafted from sugar. The contemporary architecture of…

Small Rwanda Homes Made From Compressed Dirt

Posted 1 year ago by

Affordable and sustainable building is gaining traction all over the world, especially in places where modern building techniques are too expensive or unknown. In areas such as Rwanda, MASS Design Group has been working to not only provide the people with the things they need– but finding a way to create affordable homes and simultaneously create…

Rammed Earth Home in the Tucson Desert by Dust

Posted 1 year ago by

Nestled in the mountains of Tucson’s Sonoran Desert is this modernist retreat that is full of Southwest appeal. While a majority of the land looks to be barren, the radiant landscaping and architectural additions really make the desert look and feel like home. This expansive one story space was crafted primarily of Rammed Earth, with concrete,…

Balmain House with Island Vibes

Posted 2 years ago by

This Aussie home is a beautiful structure constructed by Fox Johnston Architecture that yields gorgeous views of the Anzac Bridge. The exterior is simply understated whilst still providing a high level of detail and allowing natural materials to shine. With plenty of careful thought put into the programming of spaces both upstairs and downstairs, the space…

Ibuku Bamboo Based Architecture in Bali

Posted 2 years ago by

Touted for “creating spaces where living in nature is living in style,” Ibuku Architecture has put together some of the most stunning designs all created from bamboo and natural, sustainable materials. While promoting an authentic relationship between nature and spaces, Ibuku has been at the front of some award winning designs. Their Green School and Green…

20 Inventive Ways To Upcycle Pallets

Posted 2 years ago by

Shipping pallets have become a bit more popular with the quest for sustainable elements and materials in one’s home. With the popularity of Green Design and creative prototypes floating around out there, there are some great d.i.y. opportunities for things that can be found locally– like pallets. We’ve rounded up 20 great inventive uses of the…

Upcycled Denim Pockets Create A Fashion Statement Rug

Posted 2 years ago by

Being green is the trendy thing to do these days, and so many talented artists are coming out with functional pieces that would be great additions to the funky, sustainable home. Benjamin of BRC Designs prides himself on being a “re-inventor” and he hit the mark with this one. Designer Benjamin Rollins Caldwell has an affinity…