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Man Builds Beautiful Church Using Living Trees. Barry Cox is not only a devout Catholic, he’s also an amazingly talented artist and designer.

Man Builds Beautiful Church Using Living Trees

As a little boy, the New Zealand native served as an altar boy and even had dreamed of being the Pope one day. However, as he grew older, he found his calling in gardening. Barry started a gardening company, but wait until you the work that he does. It’s truly one-of-a-kind. You see, Barry has combined his strong faith with his creative talents to create something truly astonishing. When he was younger, Barry spent a lot of his time traveling and touring the world. Barry created a living cathedral on three acres of lush green lawns. The entrance to the cathedral is warm and friendly. The iron frame gives the church a classic shape. The interior of the church is great for natural light as sunlight shines through the canopy.

The stunning landscape of the grounds is truly what pushes this already impressive church over the top. Moon to Moon: Natural Light :Ceiling to Floor Windows... In these colder darker overcast English Autumn days I am really thankful for the floor to ceiling windows in my sitting room that let in as much light as possible.

Moon to Moon: Natural Light :Ceiling to Floor Windows...

My garden may not quite be the urban jungle retreat I would like it to be (it is getting there) but it is great to pull back the curtains and let the natural light flood the room (or creep in on more overcast days). Each of the rooms i have chosen here have large windows and whether it is another building outside a woodland or an elephant (!!!!!) Each of them makes the most of the natural light, which is so crucial to our health and wellbeing.... yet modern mass-built houses seem to forget this detail... I recently read this little excerpt (below) which I found really interesting so I thought I would share with you guys about how light effects our mind and bodies.... "We evolved from exposure to natural day lighting. The blue range of light helps our bodies become aroused, alert, attentive and focused. STODOŁY – nowoczesna STODOŁA. Scandinavian Modern black HOUSE / Simon Steffensen – nowoczesna STODOŁA.

This New Neighborhood Will Grow Its Own Food, Power Itself, And Handle Its Own Waste. If you live inside one of the houses in a new neighborhood being built in an Amsterdam suburb, your dining room might be next to an indoor vegetable garden.

This New Neighborhood Will Grow Its Own Food, Power Itself, And Handle Its Own Waste

Outside, you'll have another seasonal garden. And down the street, almost everything you eat will be grown in high-tech vertical farms. The neighborhood will be the first ReGen Village, a new type of community designed to be fully self-sufficient, growing its own food, making its own energy, and handling its own waste in a closed loop. Concrete pipe house Archives - Tiny House Design. Natural homes built by inspirational women, No.2. Natural homes built by inspirational women. Natural Building Techniques Around the World.

Mirrored Buildings. Mirrored Buildings Mirror House by MLRP is a transformation of an existing Playground Structure.

Mirrored Buildings

A sustainable wood structure was covered with mirror polished stainless steel. "The mirrored gables create a sympathetic transition between built and landscape and reflects the surrounding park, playground and activity. " mlrp.dk Slighlty bent mirrors were mounted on the gabled ends of a kindergarden pavilion in Copenhagen. mlrp.dk. Corrugated Metal Ideas. Corrugated Metal Corrugated galvanized iron was invented all the way back in the 1820s.

Corrugated Metal Ideas

Now you can find corrugated sheets in numerous types of metals. The best 'type' for the environment is reclaimed corrugated metal. Although manufacturing steel is polluting, corrugated metal's assets make up slightly for that initial harm. Metal sheets or rolls are lightweight, portable, corrosion-resistant, durable, economical, low maintenance, fire and storm resistant, very long lasting and easy to recycle. Savin Couelle. Architecture-Sculpture.

Savin Couelle

Salvaged Wood Interior Walls. Salvaged Wood Interior Walls Reclaimed wood paneled bedroomat Blackberry farm, Tennessee.Image: beallandthomas.com.

Salvaged Wood Interior Walls

Salvaged Wood Bathrooms. Salvaged Wood Bathrooms Reclaimed wood bathroom in Austin, Texas.

Salvaged Wood Bathrooms

By reclaimedspace.com Salvaged wood bathroom in Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy. By Gianpaolo Zandegiacomo. www.zandegiacomo.it Salvaged wood paneled bathroom in Texas. Cob Fireplaces. Cob Fireplaces...

Cob Fireplaces

Cob fireplace.americanclay.com Cob fireplace inHilde Dawe's house, British Columbia.onelessbrickinthewall.com Cob fireplace by Charles Andre.www.fasttraxfilmcorp.ca. Reuse Kitchen. Reconstructed, reuse, recycled, reclaimed kitchens...

Reuse Kitchen

These kitchen cabinets are reclaimed furniture pieces (chests-of-drawers, buffets and display cases) painted back. Note the cabinets to the left of the sink. kitchenbuilding.com Salvaged wood cabinets painted a dark color, then while the paint was still wet, the doors were scorched using an acetylene torch. Kitchen of the Future. Kitchen of the Future Energy-saving light bulbs will only take us so far. We need to push ourselves to rethink domestic appliances entirely, to rethink how homes consume energy, and how entire communities can pool resources” says Clive van Heerden, Senior Director of Design-led Innovation at Philips Design. Philips believes the solution is likely to come from biological processes, which are less energy-consuming and non-polluting.

Glass Bottle Walls. Glass Bottle Walls and Houses and more... glass bottle wall An arts center in Deep Ellum, Texas. Source Earth Ship Home. Vertical Farms. The Vertical Farm The current 3.3 billion global urban population is expected to grow to 5 billion by 2025... Today our agricultural footprint is the size of South America...what will it be tomorrow... Source EDITT Tower (“Ecological Design In The Tropics”) is being built in Singapore with the financial support of the National University. Can Construction. Can Construction Lightning Ridge, Australia www.boxvox.net Beer Can House Mailbox and a screen above made of can tops strung on wire. Hundertwasser Architecture. Friedensreich Hundertwasser Architecture The father of the Green Roof... Born in Austria 1928, died at Sea 2000. Hundertwasser- Model for Hohe-Haine (High Groves), Dresden, 1998. hundertwasser.at "The colourful, the abundant, the manifold, is always better than mediocre grey and uniformity.

" Plastic Bottle Schools. Rustic Fall Retreat Surrounded By A Lush Forest. 6. Natural homes with a taste of natural living. Tatiana Bilbao tackles Mexico's affordable housing shortage with a flexible modular prototype. Natural homes built by inspirational people and their advice... Jon runs Pun Pun an organic farm, seed-saving operation, and sustainable living and learning centre. At Pun Pun they use ancient natural building techniques with readily available, local, natural materials with little embodied energy and salvaged materials to make homes, a practical and affordable alternative to resource intensive conventional building. Jon says, "I want to be equal to animals. An Invisible Barn, Made With Low-Tech Trickery.

NYC architecture firm stpmj came up with the idea to cover a barn in mylar. World’s Best Solar Homes: See 14 Inspiring Student Designs. After Hurricane Sandy pummelled the New Jersey shore in 2012, college students took action. They designed and built a solar home that could survive fierce winds, produce electricity during blackouts and even allow neighbors to charge their electronics. ECOCAPSULE. 9.7kWh Solar & Wind Powered Off Grid “EcoCapsule” is 100% Self Sufficient. Dom zasila samochód, samochód zasila dom - linia energetyczna staje się zbędna. Konrad testował niedawno Toyotę Mirai, jeden z najciekawszych samochodów ostatnich lat. Też miałem okazję oglądać pojazd, a podczas prezentacji moją ciekawość wzbudził motyw zasilania domu z baterii umieszczonych w aucie. Niektórzy stwierdzą, że to bezsensowny pomysł, zbyt duże kommbinowanie.

Inni chcą pokazać, że idea jest słuszna i może się opłacać. Pinterest. Webshop Wohnwagon Autarkieshop Wohnwagon - Autarkes und unabhängiges Leben. Gorgeous Energy-Absorbing Trap Light Never Needs to be Plugged In. Terreform. Stöckli in Balsthal by Pascal Flammer Architekten. Green Architecture. Steve Was Given Space On His Friends Mango Grove To Build His Home: What He Did There Is Amazing! Tyson Living Learning Center. The Living Learning Center is located at Tyson Research Center, an environmental field station for Washington University in St.

Louis. The site and building builds on the sustainable eco-systems research ongoing at Tyson. The site has been transformed from a degraded asphalt parking lot to a native landscaped garden replete with pervious concrete, local stone pavers, and a central raingarden. Green architecture day 2012. SunRayKelley.com. Case Studies. Unlimited Thinking For Limited Spaces. July 23, 2009 by Robin Plaskoff Horton.

Kit House - Tiny Houses. Tagus Linear Park Uses Recycled Pallets and Solar Power to Rehabilitate an Industrial Area of Portugal Tagus Linear Park. Gorgeous BioCasa_82 is Made From 99% Recyclable Materials and Powered by 100% Renewable Energy. Perfectly Passive Ressò House Wins Architecture Award at Solar Decathlon Europe 2014. Apostrophy’s Conwood Pavilion Showcases an Eco-Friendly Alternative to Wood. Bizarre Buru Buru Amphitheater Built With Straw Noodles Sprouts Mushrooms! The Mini House by Jonas Wagell is a Modern Prefab That Pops Up in Two Days!

Hotel Shabby Shabby: Super Cool Temporary Hotel Features Recycled Rooms Built Under €250. Cumulus, A Space for Calm Simulates Life in a Cloud in Germany. You'll never believe what's hiding inside this boulder. Mitchell Joachim: Don't build your home, grow it! What would our homes look like if designed around how we use them? An educational facility in alternative technology. Natural homes built by inspirational women. "If everyone had a cob tub it would be a different world…" Listen to Becky Bee… Epu_floorplan. Wandering the Good : Photo. Three Tent Home. The Glass House by AR Design Studio. Daily Needs Modular Chicken Coop & Garden. A Modern Home Inspired by the Remains of a Barn. Add Some Warmth: 12 Plywood Interiors. Natural Architecture: Home-Grown Artistic Tree Houses. 100% Battery-Free, Human-Powered, Hand-Crank Eco Light. ‘Woodpile’ Cabin: Log-Lined Fire Pit = Four-Season Shelter. Semi Trucks Recycled into New Penthouse & Bay Windows.

Amazing Home Atrium & Multi-Level Interior Garden Design. Green to Go: 5 Mobile Gardens & Portable Garden Projects. Suburban Nomad: Hybrid Igloo, Yurt, Tent + Tipi Home Idea. Hut-to-Hut / Rintala Eggertsson Architects. Namhae Cheo-ma House / JOHO Architecture. Permanent Camping / Casey Brown Architecture. WikiHouse. Inteligencias Colectivas 2.0. Japanese students design home heated and cooled by fermenting straw. This ancient Japanese art could improve everything from bridges to surgical gear. Modern Cabins - Black Lodge: a modern approach to primitive needs. Modern Cabins - C3 Cabin: A Tiny Modern Retreat. Modern Cabins - Kobayashi Residence: an unpredictable weekend retreat. Modern Cabins: Small Cabin Designs, Ideas and Decor - Busyboo - Page 1. Modern Cabins - Villa Wallin: a northern sun-lovers getaway.