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  • Thumbnail image of Dutch Waterstudios Rise Alongside Sea Levels

    Dutch Waterstudios Rise Alongside Sea Levels

    Here’s a look at the housing of the future. Don’t risk catastrophic damage as sea levels change; just design housing that floats. Waterstudio designer Koen Olthius is from Holland, where managing sea level has centuries of thought behind it. He has come up with a very innovative idea. An entire floating housing complex.

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  • Thumbnail image of Green Fridge Invention Uses Almost No Electricity

    Green Fridge Invention Uses Almost No Electricity

    Nearly every household has a fridge that completely wastes at least 30 kwh of energy every month. Most of that energy is wasted every time you open the door. Cold air is heavier (warm air rises, remember?) so it falls out onto the floor every time you open your fridge, and warm air from outside [...]

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  • Thumbnail image of Not Your Fathers Mobile Home

    Not Your Fathers Mobile Home

    The owner purchased the site, formerly a RV campground, with the aim of allowing the landscape return to its natural state. It had been a flood plain meadow in an alpine river valley.

    Then, the Rolling Huts were designed to be simple mobile structures able to roll into and set up on the site, yet to provide clearance for nature below each hut.

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  • Thumbnail image of Simple Tech = Common Sense Kitchen Design

    Simple Tech = Common Sense Kitchen Design

    At the other end of the design spectrum from the energy sucking gizmology that now pervades our lives; simple tech is quietly bringing back simplicity and sustainability as a worthwhile goal for industrial design. Here’s a good example; a low tech kitchen appliance that would go well beyond a simple energy star rating for efficiency. [...]

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  • Thumbnail image of A Steel Prefab Treads Lightly on a Desert Floor

    A Steel Prefab Treads Lightly on a Desert Floor

    Steel is just about the most recyclable building material on earth. You could be well reading this in an office building built with steel originally smelted from iron in Julius Caesars day. So it makes good green sense to build eco prefab houses with steel…

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