The design team writes the Farnsworth House by Mies Van Der Rohe inspired their work. The north and south walls are all glass, maximizing the owner’s exposure to bright, natural daylight that can be controlled by sliding walls that are referred to as .an Eclipsis System.
Monthly Archives:June 2010
EKLA HOME created by Emily Kroll in 2007 is a great sustainable minded furniture company that uses reclaimed wood, Organic fabrics, and low VOC binders. Kroll comes from an established line of furniture makers; furniture designer on one side, and an architectural and scrap metal recycler on the other. Kroll uses this knowledge, as well […]
Have a guilty conscious for using those ubiquitous plastic produce bags to tote your fruits and vegetables? Although our household forgo the bags altogether, for the germ phobes; the TazzyTotes Reusable Produce Bags are an excellent alternative to Eco-conscious as well as the clean conscious. The mesh bags created by JDi Designs won the Eco […]
Historical greenhouses in Salem, Oregon have been refurbished and are now producing food and opportunities for the community.
Bamboo has gotten a lot of accolades in the green building and construction. They are renewable, has natural antibiotic properties, and are biodegradable. The biggest perk is that renewable factor; it only takes three years for bamboo to reach their maturity whereas a tree can take up to 150 years. Another reason to celebrate Bamboo […]
The Windpipe requires no propellers, turbines, or rotating machinery. I
The Green Civil Engineer provides real-life calculations showing that going green saves money.
This compact living space — also called an accordion apartment — represents an inspiring case study for anybody considering the challenges of living in inner city areas with limited space.
An often over-looked area of green building, landscaping can offer a refuge in an urban environment, as well as save natural resources.
Sustainable Industries announced the release of its 2010 Top 10 Green Building Products guide, the annual publication profiling industry-leading green building products selected by a panel of expert judges and Sustainable Industries magazine’s editorial team. “It’s clear that as green building certifications become more stringent, product manufacturers continue to innovate, producing higher performing and more […]
ACHM enhances food and water security and human livelihoods through training that utilizes livestock to restore degraded watersheds and croplands to health offering training programs targeting community NGOs.
While doing a story for a company named Artefact; I came across another company with same name that actually makes home furnishing from salvaged items. Artefact Design and Salvage collects anything from old factory lights to reclaimed wood that are re-purposed to high end designer items. As pictured above, the Milk Factory Lights are from […]
Greenies tout that one of the best ways to help save the Environment is to utilize the public transportation system. Well, Amsterdam Metro gets this stunning makeover which should encourage riders to ride more often. Theses creative and stunning designs are truly a work of art. Dutch design group Million Dollar Design won a competition […]
As green structures become more widespread so has the variety of wall systems that can be part of the finished products. The materials in these wall systems includes everything from trash plastic to paper, stones and straw. One designer and builder of alternative wall systems is architect and sculptor Doug Eichelberger, from Larkspur, Colorado. He […]
The Boston-based Sustainable Performance Institute offers green firm certification to area construction and design firms.