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Vertical Bamboo Houses: A Unique Yet Sustainable House

Square house made of wood or concrete materials is the normal thing we can see when it comes house designs. Round houses design is not common wherever in this world you maybe. If you find round homes unique, you surely will get amazed of the Towering Vertical Bamboo House by Saint Val Architect. The house’s design is obviously beyond the traditional square houses. What more, as the name suggests, the house is made of bamboo making it a sustainable housing solution for many of us who wants to help save the environment and to places that needs instant action for environment restoration.

Bamboo House

Bamboo House

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Former 1930 Water Tower Recycled Into A Modern Nine Story Home

When a group of architects or construction workers wrecks an old building, they normally discard those debris, broken windows, doors, and the like thus an addition to our landfills and this is not a favorable act to our environment. On the other hand, living in old structures and buildings can be scary most of the times. Good thing, the talented people from Zecc architects was able to repurpose a 1930 former water tower and renewed it into a modern nine-story home. The eco-friendly feature of this house does not end with being a recycled one. But also it has different eco-friendly features like the high window for the natural lighting to illuminate the home interior.

1930 Recycled Home

1930 Recycled Home

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Keerti Design’s Farm House Design In Bangalore

Eco architecture design can be expensive sometime especially if the designer or architect is into expensive sustainable tools like solar panels, windmills, and the like. However, I still believe that we can create a sustainable architectural design in an affordable way just like what the Farmhouse design in Bangalore by Keerti Designs has. Aside from the house being located in a farm, thus, occupants will have a close encounter with nature, it is also made of stones seen in the house surroundings. This only means that, the designer as well as the house owners spends less with the materials and the transportation of the materials, because obviously it is widely available within the area.

Bangalore Farmhouse

Source: Keerti Design

Shipping Container Market Is Making Downtown Brooklyn An Eco-friendly Place

Shipping containers particularly the used ones are getting the attention of many when it comes to green architecture. The Dekalb Market is just another addition to the buildings made of shipping containers and this time around, it Downtown Brooklyn that the shipping containers will create and eco-friendly place or environment. The said Dekalb market will house stores of different businesses and local vendors. A few of those who had already signed to take a shop include Robicelli’s Cupcakes, Cuzin’s Duzin, a cookie and doughnut maker, and Maharlika, a Filipino food vendor. The opening of the Dekalb Market will surely be an exciting event, as it will not only be a unique and eye-catching market place but also an eco-friendly masterpiece.

Dekalb Market

Dekalb Market

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INCS Zero: Japan’s Sustainable Modern Production Facility

Despite of the modern technologies that we are currently experiencing, Japan has never forget to keep the environment in mind in designing their buildings and the INCS Zero is just a few of the proofs that they truly care for the environment. The said modern production facility of Japan has green roof as one of its eco-friendly features. With this feature, I assume that the building occupants can now save some amount of money for the insulation expenses, as the green roof will surely serve as one. In addition to the earthy features, the building itself is located overlooking to the Nagano mountains, allowing the occupants to have a strong connection with nature.

INCS Zero

INCS Zero

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Net Lima: The Philippines’ First Green Building Project

Green architecture is now everywhere, which is a mere indication that saving the environment is getting the attention of the world. In the Philippines, one of the countries in South East Asia, Chad Oppenheim is selected to design the country’s first green building. Built under the country’s own green building rating system called BERDE or the Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence, the Net Lima is just one of the three towers that are under construction at the Net Metropolis. The building features a façade that serves as sunshade and glass curtain that minimizes solar heat gain. On the other hand, the façade also gives the building occupants to optimize natural light, thus minimizing the use of electricity during daytime.

Net Limit

Net Limit

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Eco-office Buildings: For You To Energy And The Earth

Energy saving building structures are getting popular these days. It brings various benefits to its users or occupants as well as the environment, and of course, if you are recycling or repurposing an old structure, you also have given a new life to an old or abandoned structure. The Energy Portable Buildings by Elliott is designed with understanding on the current global implications in mind. The Eco-office buildings are just a few of the portable buildings that Elliott is constructing. Each of the building has different eco-friendly features and this include the fully insulated floor, ceiling, and walls. In addition, each of the eco-office building has double glazed windows, thus there will be no way for the heating or cooling system to escape. Other than the mentioned features, the eco-buildings also have T5 lighting with PIR sensors, heating with PIR and timers, and an energy performance rating of B. With these structures, business entities will get to able to save energy while help saving the environment as well.

Eco-office

Eco-office

Source: Elliott

City Green Court: Another Green Architecture In Prague, Czech Republic

Business entities are now starting to be engaged in green architecture. This will definitely allow them to not only help save the environment and create a big smile to those green advocate or environmentalists but also will allow them to save some amount of money in different aspects. The City Green Court by Richard Meier & Partners that is currently under construction in Prague, Czech Republic, features a glass façade, thus allowing the building to make use of the sunlight to illuminate the building during daytime. The large trees in the central atrium and the plants that covered the building’s wall at the ground level produce natural fresh air.

City Green Court

City Green Court

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Bottle Service: A Recycled Material Made Pavillion

Designed as a proposal for the MoMA and MoMa PS1 young architects program, the bottle service pavollion was designed. This one of a kind architecture was built from recycled and recyclable materials. All of the bottles used in building the bottle services are flattened and coated with a reflective silver coating, making the pavilion looks as if was made by first hand materials. When with architectural proposals and projects will be put into fruition, landfills will definitely be minimized dramatically. As a result, there will be less environmental impact and the environment will definitely healed soon. In my own opinion, this will happen very soon, as more and more people are now aware of the global warming and are taking their very own steps in saving the environment.

Bottle Services

Bottle Services

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Amonix: A Solar Panel That Double The Energy At A Half Price

We all know that solar panels is a great way to save huge amount of money for our energy use because of its ability to produce electricity after collecting solar energy. The new solar panel form NREL will definitely roll your eyes as it doubles the energy it can produce while cutting down the cost into half. With the help of the concentrated photovoltaic or CPV generator, the Amonix is definitely the most sustainable solar panel at the very moment. If people will never get tired of developing eco-friendly and sustainable product, saving the environment will be as easy as a snap.

Amonix

Amonix

Source: NREL via Inhabitat


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