sustainable design

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Yagoi 100 – Another Australian Example of Sustainable Development

One of the top sustainable houses in Australia, Yagoi 100 was built using eco-house design principles and incorporating some of the most eco-friendly products available on the market. Located at 1 Yagoi Hamlet Currumbin Valley, Queensland Australia, Yagoi 100 is privately funded and built home that has won the 2009 HIA CSR Energy Efficiency House 2009 […]

Award Winning Sustainable House in New South Wales Paves Way to the Future

Australian architect Ian Bailey, who believes an energy efficient and environmentally friendly house costs no more than a conventional home, has built an award-winning sustainable house in his home of Hannam Vale. Mr. Bailey designed this impressive abode for a couple who required space for themselves and a few occasional guests in a space that […]

Designer Makes Sustainable Furniture from Shipwrecks

South African designer Nic Kruger turns scavenged pieces of wood from old boats into unique furniture. Every item of Shipwreck Furniture is unique and tells its own story about adventure at sea. Nic Kruger has been in love with design all her life, but it wasn’t until she stumbled over the wreck of a ship called Kruene […]

450-Foot Sustainable Home Makes Use of Recycled Materials

Argentine design firm Gruba has managed to convert a small 450-foot-meter home into an sustainable living space using recycled materials like wood scraps from a local factory and plastic bottle caps. Believe it or not, this tiny abode created for this year’s Casa FOA architecture and design event fits a iving room, dinning area, kitchen, bathroom, […]

Minimumhouse – An Energy Efficient Vacation Home

If your looking to build a sustainable vacation house, you might one to check out this prototype German architects Scheidt Kasprusch built in the forests outside Berlin. Minimumhouse has a simple modular design, and was conceived as the “ideal of a house with maximum outdoor impressions and also by making full use of the solar yields […]

LichtAktiv Haus – A Sustainable Home Built Around the Idea of Natural Light

Natural light is an important component of sustainable design and architecture, and the LichtAktiv Haus developed by VELUX is a perfect example of how to minimize the use of articifial lighting in a modern home. As its name suggests, the LichtAktiv Haus is based on the idea of natural light and how to take full […]

The Perfect Sustainable House Built for Model Family in Moscow

The result of Russian, Danish and French collaboration, Active House is model sustainable home built outside Moscow featuring the latest energy-efficient technology to ensure maintenance costs significantly lower than those of a conventional house. Completed earlier this month, the Active House is located in a housing development 20 kilometers southwest of Russia’s capital and aims […]

HomeLess Home – IKEA’s Awesome Shipping Container House

Swedish furniture company IKEA teamed up with Erik Juul Architects to create an impressive sustainable house made from shipping containers, for this year’s Copenhagen Design Week. Have you ever wondered what elements a place needs to make you feel at home? Well, IKEA’s shipping container home features all the basic necessities and aims to prove it […]