“Glamper” tiny hou...

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[Translate] Kimberley Mok (@kimberleymok) Design / Tiny Houses © Tinywood Homes Tiny homes come in all shapes, sizes and budgets....

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Wisconsin Passivhaus combines ...

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[Translate] Lloyd Alter (@lloydalter)   TREEHUGGER Design / Green Architecture © Via Green Home Institute Sonya Newenhouse practices...

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Japanese Architects Build Mult...

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[Translate] Design your life to include more money, health and happiness with less stuff, space and energy. David Friedlander   LIFE...

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Houses keep getting bigger, bu...

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[Translate] Lloyd Alter (@lloydalter) Business / Economics CC BY 2.0 Wikipedia In Citylab, Richard Florida looks at the increasingly...

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World’s Oldest Beehive D...

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[Translate] Bonnie Alter   TREEHUGGER Design / Sustainable Product Design Image from scotsman.com We have read a lot about the demise...

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Minimalist stair takes up almo...

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[Translate] Lloyd Alter (@lloydalter)  TREEHUGGER Design / Interior Design © Studioata Stairs are such a difficult thing for...

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Minimalist off-grid modular ca...

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[Translate] 1 of 9 credit: Modscape Lloyd Alter (@lloydalter)   TREEHUGGER Design / Modular Design September 11, 2014 1 of 9...

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Should There Be Housing Size M...

Sep 10, 2014 by

[Translate] David Friedlander  LIFE EDITED Architecture Last week, Seattle’s City Council was discussing micro-housing regulation–a...

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In Praise of the Mobile Home P...

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[Translate] David Friedlander   LIFE EDITED Architecture A recent NY Times article centered around Montauk Shores, a mobile home park...

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The High Ideals of the Living ...

Sep 9, 2014 by

[Translate] Metropolis Magazine / July-August 2014 / Jason F. McLennan, CEO of the International Living Future Institute, on shaping...

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This is not a shipping contain...

Sep 8, 2014 by

[Translate] Lloyd Alter (@lloydalter)   TREEHUGGER Design / Modular Design © Nova Deko After seeing a post on Inhabitat titled...

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What makes a neighborhood cool...

Sep 7, 2014 by

[Translate] Brooklyn vs. the Upper East Side    (Photo at right by Jeffrey Zeldman) By Ben Adler   GRIST As anyone with a passing...

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Spaceships, Drones, and Missed...

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[Translate] Point of View The METROPOLIS Blog Avinash Rajagopal It took a drone to find a way around Apple’s famed secrecy. Last...

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The sharing economy comes home...

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[Translate] Lloyd Alter (@lloydalter)   TREEHUGGER Design / Green Architecture S © Henley Halebrown Rorrison Copper Lane, a cohousing...

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The Green Building Wars

Aug 31, 2014 by

[Translate] Point of View The METROPOLIS Blog Lance Hosey Opinion: Is Green Globes a credible alternative to LEED? What’s the...

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A long brick house built aroun...

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[Translate] Lloyd Alter (@lloydalter)   TREEHUGGER Design / Interior Design © Levente Sirokai via Mocoloco Who says books are dead?...

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The Happy Cheap House is preci...

Aug 29, 2014 by

[Translate] Lloyd Alter (@lloydalter)   TREEHUGGER Design / Modular Design © Tommy Carlsson via Dezeen Every time we show a small...

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Architecture for the people, b...

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[Translate] Public Architecture By Isa Hopkins  GRIST Kids today — they may not have much in the way of job opportunities, but, as...

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Architecture 101: Residential ...

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[Translate] inShare2 David Friedlander   LIFE EDITED Architecture The above image was taken from an article in a Wall Street...

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TINY HOUSE MOVEMENT – in...

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[Translate] Click to Enlarge Image Less Is More:The Tiny House Movement Infographic by...

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Is Design Making Us Sick?

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[Translate] Point of View The METROPOLIS Blog Susan S. Szenasy Patients take air on the patio of the Butaro District Hospital in...

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This house will generate more ...

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[Translate] Lloyd Alter (@lloydalter)   TREEHUGGER Design / Green Architecture © Snohetta via Designboom Designboom shows the latest...

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Flat pack 129 sq. ft. yurt is ...

Aug 27, 2014 by

[Translate] Kimberley Mok (@kimberleymok)  TREEHUGGER Design / Sustainable Product Design © Trakke As people who’ve ever had...

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Hivehaus: Modular hexagonal ho...

Aug 27, 2014 by

[Translate] Kimberley Mok (@kimberleymok) Design / Modular Design © Hivehaus Modular designs have a lot going for them: they are...

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Echo Eco-pods are modular marv...

Aug 26, 2014 by

[Translate] 1 of 8 credit: Brochloch Bothy 1 of 8 Lloyd Alter (@lloydalter)   TREEHUGGER Design / Modular Design The crazy thing...

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Transformable mobile tiny hous...

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[Translate] Derek Markham (@derekmarkham) Design / Tiny Houses © Kaneko Tiny houses are captivating to many of us, perhaps in part...

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Architects rejoice, your all-g...

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[Translate] Lloyd Alter (@lloydalter)   TREEHUGGER Technology / Solar Technology © Yimu Zhao, University of Michigan But perhaps...

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Lessons from the 102nd Floor

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[Translate] Authors Victor Olgyay, AIA Principal ROCKY MOUNTAIN INSTITUTE After the Empire State Building, deep energy retrofits gain...

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Sustainable Design Innovation:...

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[Translate] 08/20/2014 by Jared Green   THE DIRT   The built and natural environments merged to form something new and amazing...

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Cities: Apply Now for the 100 ...

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[Translate] 08/21/2014 by Jared Green  THE DIRT The Rockefeller Foundation has announced the 100 Resilient Cities Challenge, a $100...

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