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an artist's rendering of a swimming pool with people flying kites
This is what sports tourism looks like in the future
an aerial view of some buildings in the city
“Building sculpture” has air-cleaning ceramic material
the neutnamu youth center by matteo cainer architecture received an honorary
Mass timber youth center awarded for its sustainable design
The Neutinamu Youth Center by Matteo Cainer Architecture received an Honorable Mention in the Yeonsu-gu Youth Center International Design Competition.
a wooden deck with potted plants on it and tables in the center, surrounded by greenery
House in Chau Doc | Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building
The home is framed in locally-sourced timber and set into concrete columns.
a tall wooden building sitting next to a lush green park
Adjaye Associates Cube Haus | Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building
International firm Adjaye Associates submitted a beautiful multi-story timber structure that can be adapted to fit on a typical London terrace.
the inside of a house made out of wood and wicker, with circular windows
IK LAB by Jorge Eduardo Neira Sterkel | Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building
Natural light filters into the building through spaced-out timber elements and large openings in the walls reinforced by transparent fiberglass.
a car parked in front of two wooden buildings surrounded by trees and foliage at dusk
House in Tokiwa by Makoto Suzuki | Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building
Located near Sapporo, House in Tokiwa comprises a series of structures of varying heights and clad in vertical timber planks.
a large building with many windows and lights on it's sides, in the evening
In Bamboo by Archi-Union Architects | Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building
An unexpectedly rushed timeline meant that the architecture, landscaping, and interior were completed in just 52 days.
a green building with lots of windows and grass growing on it's side in the city
A massive pollution-fighting green wall engulfs this Dutch city hall
A massive pollution-fighting green wall engulfs this Dutch city hall
a cabin in the middle of a snowy forest
Mylla Cabin by Mork-Ulnes Architects | Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building
In fact, the entire design was guided by local traditional vernacular, specifically the “hytte,” Norwegian countryside cabins marked by their simplicity and use of natural materials.
a building on the side of a snowy hill covered in trees and snow drifts
Two-in-One House by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter | Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building
In response, the architects crafted a slender and rectangular cedar-clad volume that emerges from a concrete base.
a large building sitting on top of a lush green field next to a tall grass covered hillside
Swoon Art House by tres birds workshop | Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building
The exterior walls were built using rammed earth.
a living room filled with furniture and lots of wooden walls next to a large window
Woodhouse Farm by Matra Architects | Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building
Following the natural terrain, the pine-lined interior steps down into three levels, each approximately 560 square feet in size.
two windows are lit up on the side of a wooden building that has a triangular roof
Woodhouse Farm by Matra Architects | Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building
“The design of the house responds to proximity of snow clad northern Himalayan panorama on the horizon while still rooted strongly to the existing and unharmed terraces it occupies,” wrote the architects. “These two overwhelming landscape features influenced the building’s placement at the lowest terrace level of the property and its merger with the larger environment.”
shadows cast on the wall and pillars of an old building
Dong Anh House by Vo Trong Nghia Architects | Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building
In hopes of promoting the advantages of rammed earth walls in a modern context, Vo Trong Nghia Architects crafted the walls of the Dong Anh house out of soils taken from a variety of land mines, all within 20 miles of the site.