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Stumble. About Sustainable Communities. There are many definitions and there are many different ways for communities to attain a more sustainable future.

About Sustainable Communities

The sustainability of a community depends on creating and maintaining its economic and environmental health, promoting social equity, and fostering broad-based citizen participation in planning and implementation. Communities that engage citizens and institutions to develop sustainability principles and a collective vision for the future and that apply an integrative approach to environmental, economic, and social goals are generally likely to be more successful.

Garden Planner. Una casa moderna y muy ecológica... Esta primavera tuve la oportunidad de asistir a un curso de Bioconstrucción, en el que se trataron temas interesantísimos desde la Geobiología o el Feng Shui hasta temas más técnicos como Diseño Bioclimático o Energías renovables.

Una casa moderna y muy ecológica...

Es increíble como una casa, realizada con paja y barro puede llegar a ser casi autosuficiente en energía aprovechando la energía del sol basándose en un correcto diseño y orientación adaptado al clima del lugar. Y si alguien, piensa que una casa de paja está reñida con el diseño moderno, esta casa demuestra lo contrario: (...aunque ésta solamente incluye la paja como capa exterior del cerramiento) Arquitecto: Arjen Reas Fotografía: Arjen Reas. Eco Affordable Homes – Green in More Ways Than One. Like this article?

Eco Affordable Homes – Green in More Ways Than One

Share it: This eco affordable home is “green” in more ways than one! Designed by Case Architects, the eco home dubbed “Columbia City Green” features a funky green facade made of high-recycled-content siding, paving the way for an eclectic, contemporary interior where nature and the outdoor views take center stage. Wood floors and exposed wood beams are a perfect complement to the sweeping vistas framed by expansive windows throughout. Eco-Sustainable House, PARIS, 2011. The new project has been realized in a neighborhood, Antony, that is an example of the belief that architecture, whether heterogeneous and homogeneous, is shaped by outdated zoning regulations.

Eco-Sustainable House, PARIS, 2011

The delays in securing permits, along with conditions of the urban situation and our desire to continue and refine our own research on wood constructions, led us to propose a type of construction system. This type is still not released in urban areas and rather reserved for detached houses in less dense sites. The urban rules and the site context, which is very typical, have suggested the template, which has proved a real asset to the project. Energy Producing Homes – House by IAAC, Fab Lab House. Like this article?

Energy Producing Homes – House by IAAC, Fab Lab House

Share it: Energy producing homes are growing in numbers, and with rising energy costs and ever-mounting concerns for the environment, we can see why. But Fab Lab House by IAAC blends sustainable features with creature comforts and extraordinary aesthetics, so it’s three for three by our count! This off-the-grid house actually produces more energy than it consumes – a structure using readily accessible materials that was designed to be applied anywhere in the world. Michelle Wilson (michellenyberg) no Pinterest. Home improvement projects.

Tiny Off-Grid Cabin in Maine is Completely Self-Sustaining. A project 30 years in the making, this tiny off-grid retreat on a coastal island in Maine is almost entirely self-sufficient.

Tiny Off-Grid Cabin in Maine is Completely Self-Sustaining

Designed and built by Alex Porter for her father, the project features a shed roof and is wrapped in a distinctive blue-grey corrugated skin. Dwell recently profiled the home, which is the only solar-powered retreat on the isolated island – its sustainable power source actually makes life a lot more leisurely, as the family does not need to schlep in fuel to run a noisy generator. They didn’t give anything up, as they have all the conveniences of a regular home — but with a view you don’t get in an everyday residence. The house is situated on a tiny sleeve of rock tucked close to the water. The sturdy steel cladding was chosen for a good reason: the northern squall can be relentless. Photos by Eirick Johnson. Permies: a big crowd of permaculture goofballs. A dream treehouse. I've always wanted a treehouse when I was a child but living in a city made it a little difficult.

Instead, we would built forts, tents or just crawl under the bed to play. It's weird right now but back then we really loved having those hideouts where nobody could find us. We could stay there for as long as we wanted. Telling horror stories and feeling like these were the safest places to be. But what happens if you're an adult and still dream of a treehouse? I did a little web research for treehouses all over the world and oh my what I found. Safe Arbor in Switzerland. Trillium. The enchanted forest.

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