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Florida Earthship Build – Summer 2018 Workshop Images

earthship workshop. June 18 – July 31, 2018. Florida, USA. Hurricane Resistant Earthship Build. Strong, Safe, Off-grid. Volunteer, Work, Learn, Participate.
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Windows details to help keep buildings comfortable

Windows provide light, air and views. They also affect heating and cooling loads through several heat transfer mechanisms. When choosing windows to reduce cooling loads, the goal is to control…

Radically Sustainable Green Buildings.

Green buildings will have to go beyond conserving energy

Buildings designed by Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta often look like the mountain peak for which the company is named. Snøhetta’s designs are simple, stark, and by all accounts breathtaking….

Radically Sustainable Green Buildings.

Traditional buildings can teach architects about sustainability

Long before foam insulation and concrete tower blocks, humans were finding ingenious ways to address their needs through architecture. Using local materials and inherited construction techniques,…

Radically Sustainable Green Buildings.

Urbanists call for a non-aggression pact among cities competing for Amazon’s HQ2

They say that cities should compete on the basis of the underlying strength of their communities, not handouts.

Building science expert says we should prepare for the coming Stucco-Pocalypse

Why does anyone actually build with this stuff?

Amazon’s Spheres open in Seattle

Jeff Bezos said “Alexa, open The Spheres” and it evidently worked.

This prefabricated house in Spain took five hours to erect

Using modular components pre-made in a factory, this modern home is airy, light and adaptable.

Man downsizes from 250 to 54 sq. ft. ‘expandable’ mobile tiny home (Video)

His “big” tiny home of 250 square feet was too big, so he’s now moved into a tinier but more flexible home that can travel with him.

Ingvar Kamprad, founder of IKEA, dies at 91

Ingvar Kamprad changed the industry, making good design affordable, accessible and desirable.