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07

Apr

SCADPads: Student-designed tiny houses that fit snugly into a parking spotSCADPad, an exploration of how micro-housing and adaptive reuse can benefit increasingly overcrowded cities, launches this week in an Atlanta parking garage.

SCADPads: Student-designed tiny houses that fit snugly into a parking spot
SCADPad, an exploration of how micro-housing and adaptive reuse can benefit increasingly overcrowded cities, launches this week in an Atlanta parking garage.

22

Mar

Sweet-smelling residential flower towers to bloom in CasablancaFrench architect and urban planner Edouard François’ latest project is perhaps his prettiest: A quartet of towers in Morocco that will be completely blanketed in bougainvillea and jasmine.

Sweet-smelling residential flower towers to bloom in Casablanca
French architect and urban planner Edouard François’ latest project is perhaps his prettiest: A quartet of towers in Morocco that will be completely blanketed in bougainvillea and jasmine.

15

Mar

17

Feb

Grain silo reborn as student housing in South AfricaA Johannesburg property development company has turned a shuttered grain silo into the city’s hottest new student housing complex. And just wait to you see what’s mounted on the roof…

Grain silo reborn as student housing in South Africa
A Johannesburg property development company has turned a shuttered grain silo into the city’s hottest new student housing complex. And just wait to you see what’s mounted on the roof…

13

Feb

20 photos of gorgeous cabin escapes
These man-made hideaways add to the landscape instead of detracting from it, making them the perfect places to get away for a while.

06

Feb

New England’s first Living Building scores high marks in sustainabilityThe world’s fifth building to achieve the super-rigorous Living Building Challenge has been certified. And giving its location in New England’s Knowledge Corridor, it should come as no surprise that it’s an educational facility.

New England’s first Living Building scores high marks in sustainability
The world’s fifth building to achieve the super-rigorous Living Building Challenge has been certified. And giving its location in New England’s Knowledge Corridor, it should come as no surprise that it’s an educational facility.

24

Jan

Mobile tiny house promotes community, connection to natureWith an emphasis on ‘Less House. More Life,’ Alek Lisefski, the young owner/designer/builder of a lovely wooden abode-on-wheels, does tiny housing right.

Mobile tiny house promotes community, connection to nature
With an emphasis on ‘Less House. More Life,’ Alek Lisefski, the young owner/designer/builder of a lovely wooden abode-on-wheels, does tiny housing right.

11

Jan

18 of the world’s most stunning treehouses

06

Jan

treehugger:


Shipping containers are all the rage among designers and architects who have been converting them into housing, but these designs by MEKA take that concept to a whole new level. 
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treehugger:

Shipping containers are all the rage among designers and architects who have been converting them into housing, but these designs by MEKA take that concept to a whole new level.
Read More.

30

Dec

The year in small: A world tour of 13 tiny houses we loved in ‘13Join us as we trek across the globe from Sweden to Sonoma County for a glimpse at 12 pint-sized dwellings (and one souped-up dumpster) that amazed, inspired and intrigued us in a big way this past year.

The year in small: A world tour of 13 tiny houses we loved in ‘13
Join us as we trek across the globe from Sweden to Sonoma County for a glimpse at 12 pint-sized dwellings (and one souped-up dumpster) that amazed, inspired and intrigued us in a big way this past year.