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This Sustainable Building is Designed to House Humans on Mars

What is this, a house for bees?Here's one vision for the two-bedroom apartment of the future: A modular, hexagonal building with two baths, basic appliances, and walls that happen to be able to withstand...

Always Wanted To Live Off the Grid? These Houses Will Make You Want to...

Going off the grid is something that a lot of us have been tempted to do more than once in our lives.When the world gets too busy, when your friends/children/partner can’t seem to talk...
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New-Age Building Materials that Negate Age-old Energy Waste

This guest post is contributed by Richard Campen of Archway Press, Inc.  No matter how careful we are with turning off electrical devices in an attempt to save energy, we tend to waste some of it...
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History of Bamboo as a Building Material

How would you feel about using grass as a building material? No, today we’re not talking about grass huts, but about the largest grass in the world: bamboo. Bamboo grows like a weed. It...
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Building a Greener Dubai

Though the burgeoning city-state of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates may be many wondrous things, a haven for green development and sustainability has not been one of them. In almost the blink of...
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The All So Dreaded “Red List”

So what exactly is the "Red List"?Red List items are materials composed of harmful chemicals that have a negative impact on living things. So many of these items have been, or are still being...
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Innovative new sustainable building material: Concrete canvas

A new building material called Concrete Canvas could drastically change the way that we are able to respond to natural disasters and humanitarian crises. In the video above, you can see how the flexible...

Tree-Inspired Building Embraces Outdoor Living

If modern condominiums have become an eyesore for you, this new tree-inspired building by architects Sou Fujimoto Architects, Nicolas Laisné Associés and Manal Rachdi Oxo should be a breath of fresh air. Dubbed “White Tree (L’Arbre Blanc)”, the building...
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The Future of Sustainable Buildings: Autonomous Ant-Like Robots

A new technology in robotics could mean big changes to the ways of the traditional building industry. The TERMES project is a group of small robots that are able to act independently of one...
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Apple’s Spaceship Campus: Steve Jobs’ Environmental Legacy?

It could be Steve Jobs' greatest legacy, or his biggest donut.The usually energetic founder of Apple looked frail and weak, as he made his initial presentation to Cupertino’s city council seeking approval for a...

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