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Jeremiah: An Evangelical Church Turned Elegant Homes

As far as I know, historical structures are strongly built, thus will not wear out easily. The Jeremiah Evangelical Church is a structure in the 60s that was repurposed and used as elegant homes. The six story building has saved the environment with it being repurposed instead of being wrecked and have its debris added to the mountains of landfills we have. With some parts being remodeled and some reused, residents of this repurposed building will surely feel the feeling of being of help to the environment while enjoying the benefits of living in a comfortable and elegantly designed residential space.

Repurposed Jeremiah Church

Repurposed Jeremiah Church

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Monte Rosa Eco-mountain Hut Design: Sustainably Stylish

When building homes on a mountain, it is highly expected to be eco-friendly, as architects will automatically sourced the materials locally. However, with the strong influence of modernization, some are blinded with the modern construction materials available in the market today but not the Switzerland Alpine Club that designed the Monte Rosa Mountain Hut. The hut is 90% sufficient using the abundant solar energy in Monte Rosa. Located 883 meters above the Swiss Alps, the Monte Rosa Mountain Hut is overlooking the actual beautiful landscape of the area, which allows its residents to have a close connection with nature. The hut has spacious and elegant interior, which is an added comfort as well.

Monte Rosa Mountain Hut

Monte Rosa Mountain Hut

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One Hundred Percent Box: A Garage Turned Home

Garage is designed for our cars. However, what will happen to our garage the moment we lost or sell our cars? Most probably, it will become abandoned and considered as useless. Worse, it will be wrecked and debris will be destined to our landfills. Good thing there are real talented people that were able to retain the beauty of our then well-designed and useful garage and give them a new life. The 100% box is just a few of the many repurposed structures around the globe. Once a garage, 100% box is now a refreshing, elegant and well-designed one bedroom home.

100% Box

100% Box

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Caterpillar House: A Sustainable House In California

It is good to hear that California State still has a large green space. Residents of the said area surely have the higher chance of getting close to nature. However, these refreshing greeneries are starting to banish and an immediate action is needed to save the environment. The Caterpillar House by Feldman Architecture is just one of many sustainable houses that built by green advocates these days. Located in Santa Lucia Preserve, California, the Caterpillar House features the responsible use of resources like the repurposing of excavated soils and have it used for wall construction. Other than that, the house also has rainwater management system for irrigation purposes, natural ventilation, and more.

Caterpillar House

Caterpillar House

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Bike Hanger: Save The Environment While Saving Lot Of Space

Biking is already enough to proof that we have done a part in saving the environment. Storing our bikes in a responsible way is definitely way beyond and is truly admirable. The Bike Hanger by Manifesto Architecture is a bike storage design that will be installed in building walls in Seoul. As the name suggests, the Bike Hanger will hold your bikes hanging and has the ability to hold 20 to 36 bicycles. This design is shortlisted for Seoul International Design Competition: Design for All as well as for Seoul Cycle Design Competition 2010. Other green features that this design has is the use of recycled materials like the recycled plastic for its canopy.

Bike Hanger

Bike Hanger

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Ecovative Mushroom: A First In Eco-packaging

Eco-friendly packaging materials have been developed for quite some time already. Many of the companies today like those from the food and drugs industry, clothing, household, architecture and more and now into using eco-friendly packaging for their products. Some have their packaging made of recycled materials while others are into recyclable packing design. Computer giant DELL joins with many of the companies and have their Ecovative Mushroom Packaging to be used for shipping. In this regard, DELL is known to be the first technology company to practice eco-friendly lifestyle by using Ecovative material. If every company will be like DELL, having a clean and safe environment can be easily achievable.

Ecovative Mushroom Packaging

Ecovative Mushroom Packaging

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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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Metal Recycling Plant: Prevents Your Metal Trashes From Harming The Environment

When we say eco-architecture, we immediately think of those pre-fab houses, buildings with solar cell roofs or façade, with windmill and more. Today eco-architecture do not limit to the materials used to complete the building anymore. More and more buildings are now built with eco-friendly purpose. The Metal Recycling plant by Dekleca Gregoric Arhitekti is just one of them. The building was erected in Pivka, Slovenia and was built with visions to be fully recyclable when its useful life ends. Aside from its purpose of recycling metal, the building consists of two structures, wherein one is made of metal while the other one is made of concrete.

Metal Recycling Plant

Metal Recycling Plant

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The Great Barrier House: Lets You Understand What An Eco-friendly House Is

Before, my thoughts about eco-friendly architectures limit to the materials used, building process and the like. This time, as I read the information about the Great Barrier House, eco-friendly architecture will not only be considered as eco-friendly with the materials used and the process practiced in building the structure. The Great Barrier is a modern house design in the woods at the Great Barrier Island and is positioned to preserve the current refreshing vegetation, to make the most of the sun and to preserve the native bird life.

Aside from the house’s positioning, the Great Barrier house also has numerous eco-friendly features like the solar power, the low energy glass wall, and more.

Great Barrier House

Great Barrier House

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Urban Waste Collection Center: The Structure That Saves The Environment

Unlike the usual architectural structure like factories and industrial buildings, the Urban Waste Collection center is a structure built with sensitivity to the environment. Built in Spain near the French border by architects & Vaillo Irigaray + Galar, the urban waste collection is covered with recycled aluminum plates. As the name suggests, this building will surely hold of the city’s wastes, thus, landfills will be drastically minimized. The wastes collected will then undergo different treatment and will be recycled. In this way, wastes will be given a new life and the community in the surrounding area will be free from the disastrous landfills.

Urban Waste Collection Center

Urban Waste Collection Center

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