Eco Design

Environmental sustainability has always been a unique topic, especially with so many homes and commercial properties aiming to be LEED certified. We delve into some really fun designs that showcase beautiful materials and clever use of sustainable elements culminating into functionality and great architecture that we can all be fascinated with. Have a look at some satisfying environmentally friendly properties that will leave you inspired to want to emulate some of the ideas featured here into your own home design, whether it be a new-build or a renovation project.

A modular and transportable low-energy house

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The Fincube has been designed by Berlin-based firm Studio Aisslinger, and developed with a South Tyrolian team as a modular, sustainable and transportable low-energy house. The Fincube was created 1,200 meters above sea level near Bozen in Northern Italy, with a brilliant view of the famous Dolomite Mountains. Made entirely of local wood, the building […]

Pasture Project with Mount Olympus as a backdrop

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Built on a pristine pasture with an inspiring view of Mount Olympus as a backdrop this incredible project is rooted to the site and its owners. Virginia and Chris sought out a home that would operate on minimal energy, work its environment, and promote exceptional modern design. Utah-based architecture firm Imbue Design saw great opportunity […]

Innovative shipping container loft home

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This incredible loft, situated in San Francisco, California is owned by Jeff Wardell and Claudia Sagan who developed a real passion for traveling. Over the past three summers Wardell put 15,500 miles on a motorcycle he and Sagan keep in Milan on rides from the Arctic Circle to southwestern Portugal. The couple soon developed another […]

Living in an eco chic luxury pod in Australia

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The Drew House is a holiday retreat built for Australian photographic artist, Marian Drew and her family, situated on the Queensland coast of Australia. The home has been designed by Australian designer Simon Laws of Anthill Constructions, aimed at creating a kind of luxury campsite nestled amongst the knarled Bloodwoods and ancient Palms near the […]

Beautiful country estate in Spain

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Nestled in a privileged environment in the province of Cáceres, Spain the aim of Madrid-based firm Abaton Architects was to transform an abandoned stable into a family home through a comprehensive rehabilitation, with respect to the surrounding environment. The architecture firm solved the problems resulting from lack of supplies of electricity and running water through […]

Charming and exotic retreat in Morocco

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Today we bring you to Morocco, where we discovered this gorgeous luxury retreat called “The Kasbah Bab Ourika.” Perched majestically on a hilltop at the tip of the Ourika Valley, Bab Ourika affords the most magnificent 360 degree views over the valleys river, green fields and on to the imposing snow-capped mountains. With Berber villages […]

Bold and colorful design with shipping containers

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Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan of Studio mk27 has received the world’s best shopping building award from the World Architecture Festival for ‘Decameron’, a retail store in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The economic solution to a rented site and limited budget, the displays of this shop are placed within two rows of stacked shipping containers which are […]

Le Camp luxury private hideaway in France

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Staying at Le Camp in the countryside of Varen, Midi-Pyrénées, France offers travelers a unique holiday experience. The giant yurts offer guests the thrill and adventure of sleeping under a canvas in luxury, without the discomfort of traditional camping. The camp is spread out amongst a peaceful setting of trees and nature abound, a private […]

Rustic retreat in the Santa Cruz Mountains

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The Aptos Retreat was designed for a San Francisco couple and their six children by CCS Architecture in Aptos, California. The residence is located on a 20-acre site with ocean and mountain views, about five miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. The family desired a setting that would be casual and rustic as well as […]

An enormous dwelling off the Japanese coast

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By the Japanese coast lies Villa Ronde, a 19,375 square foot (1800 square meters) building designed by architecture firm Ciel Rouge Creation which includes a private museum, a guest house and a resort. It is thought of as a wide free organic space in which rooms can be closed or in continuity to each other […]