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Geoff de Ruiter from British Columbia gave himself the challenge of building a tiny treehouse retreat 17 feet from the ground and it cost just $8,200 to build (plus additional land costs) and offers stunning views. Raven Loft treehouse was recently completed by the University of Northern British Columbia PhD student and he has himself a small cosy retreat surrounded by forest and is now living debt and mortgage free. [Image Courtesy of Geoff de Ruiter] Ruiter wanted to live sustainably and fancied having a retreat where he could spend his vacations or even live full time should the circumstances […]
Lionel Bucket has one of the most stunning views in the world from the stone outcrop that makes up the veranda of his clifftop cave home. He has an outlook over the Blue Mountain range in Australia from the cave home that was built on 600 acres of bush land that has been in his family dating back to the 1950s. [Image Courtesy of Lionel Bucket] Bucket inherited the land and chose not to log but instead to use the land for his creativity by creating eco-friendly cabins for people to stay in on vacation. The cabins not only show off […]
How do you feel about saving energy in a very innovative way while at the same time giving a cool stylish look to a building? Well you may want to continue reading and find out about transparent cement. An Italian company has created such a thing and applied their technology in the construction of a transparent building. Architects at Italcementi developed a transparent cement which allows more light to enter the building, saving a lot of energy. “Italcementi Group developed a completely new material, demonstrating that the building materials industry is only apparently traditional. This product is set to change the […]
Japan is a country in constant grief of it’s harsh natural and geographical difficulties. The Japanese architect Ryue Nishizawa, very well known for his work with Kazuyo Sejima in SANAA office, knows the importance of challenging the natural resources of their country. One of his most incredible projects, a house built in an extremely narrow spot of Tokyo, raises important questions. Although Japanese culture is usually known for their discreteness and introspection, the contemporary architecture in the archipelago has been somewhat divergent: minimalist, transparent and challenging (sometimes to a bit too much of that). This project is a five-story house standing in between […]
If you live in the region of Richland in North America you might be wondering what the huge thing is that is being built to the north of the city. The building being constructed in mostly white in colour with blue steel frames has been drawing a lot of attention. Well, wonder no more as it is going to be the largest refrigerated warehouse in North America when completed, along with being the biggest automated freezer in the entire world. [Image Courtesy of Andrew Jansen] The building will be 116 feet tall and around 455,000 square feet, which means when […]
Architect Vincent Callebaut has designed a concept of the City Of Science which is his vision for the future of Rome. He would like to transform a large section of land in the Flaminio quarter of Rome into an eco-district at a cost of around US$286 million. [Image Courtesy of Vincent Callebaut Architects] The City Of Science concept is a series of renders that show an urban centre that would be sustainable, but the designer has not given much away regarding how he proposes to build the city. However if his concept were to come to fruition it would take over around […]