A few years back and the very mention of a floating city would have made you conjure up thoughts of a sci-fi city possibly set in the next hundred years or so which would be an autonomous ocean settlement for the last inhabitants of earth. Now don’t go too far ahead with your thoughts.
The increasing population density in urban areas is a complex issue that needs a suitable remedy. Keeping these problems in mind, Elevate Structure Inc has designed a new type of house that is self-sufficient in many ways. The tiny homes are designed to have a low carbon footprint. It will also reduce the wastage of space in urban areas.
What do you think about building a high tech retreat for as low as $67600? A New Zealander has managed to achieve this feat by constructing the Skysphere, a futuristic tower retreat that completely runs on solar power. Apart from being sustainable, the tower also boasts some impressive, high tech equipment to reside dwellers in comfort.
When constructing a home, people usually keep the good-looking design in mind and then try to slot in the eco-friendly elements according to their convenience and design of the architecture, as they do not want to ruin the looks of their abode. However, with the advent of latest building techniques and technologies that largely focus of different green measures, now you can have the home of your dreams without compromising on the sustainability quotient. There are certain green elements that go hand in hand with modern architecture and help residents a sustainable yet stylish life. Here are some of the elements that make your home clean and green.
Shipping companies worldwide abandon a large number of containers every year. According to an estimate, around 24 million shipping containers are lying vacant and rotting in landfills across the world. However, as they say, one man’s trash is the treasure for other person, many creative designers and architects are coming up with a unique ways of transforming abandoned shipping containers into environmentally homes and commercial spaces. Here we have some of the unique homes and structures made using discarded shipping containers.
Technological advancements have led to the rise of several innovative structures over the past few years. These structures aim to reduce the carbon footprint while not hindering their style and functionality in any way. Take a look at these really innovative brides for example. Considered as architectural marvels, these structures stand testament to the fact that it is in fact, possible to achieve style and innovation without degrading the environment in the process.
As they say, charity begins at home, the best way to go green or adopt an eco friendly lifestyle is to construct or live in a sustainable home where we spend most of our time. In the recent past, we have witnessed a wide range of ecological approaches in architecture that not only help residents reduce the environmental impact but also control their financial expenditures. Here are some of the most sustainable homes to lead a green, clean life.
Gone are the days when pre-fabricated homes used to look like dingy boxes that could in no way be compared to a standard home. The more recent tiny prefab homes are miles ahead of their traditional counterparts in terms of style, comfort and sustainability. Here are 5 such tiny prefab houses that may look tiny, but sure do pack a punch in these three departments.
With serious issues like global warming or climate change challenging the very existence of human beings, need for green ways of living, or construction for that matter, has been felt more than ever before to make the world a better place to live. In fact, shattering the notion of in-thing or style, green buildings have now become the need of the hour that will more or less determine our future on earth. Here are some of the most prominent trends that are likely to influence the green building industry worldwide in 2015: