As big as COP21 (2015 Paris Climate agreement), Habitat III intends to change city life forever, and yet hardly anyone knows it will occur next month in Quito, Ecuador. The scientifically ignorant will apply their "science of social engineering"
Prototype tiny house can be assembled in just 3 hours
This tiny home could be the perfect abode for someone who enjoys basic accommodation.
China has an impressive number of massive developments in the works, from a 1,640-foot-wide radio telescope to a 26-mile-long bridge. But all that new infrastructure and construction requires space, which means residents are sometimes forced to move
Concrete may generally be a good choice for sidewalks, but it is a brittle material – this means that it needs to be poured thick, in order to keep those sidewalks from cracking under pressure.
We want one.
Japan punches above its weight in the production of innovative and unusual homes, in part because of size constraints and in part due to a housing market in which it's expected that most homes will be knocked-down and replaced within 30 years.
One of the problems that can arise when providing housing for asylum seekers is that communities can see a burden involved, but not necessarily a benefit.
Despite their drawbacks, there's definitely something appealing about recycling a shipping container into a viable home.
Despite having no prior experience, engineers Tina and Luke Orlando decided to jump right in and design their own tiny house from scratch.
The UK isn't winning any awards this week for its collaboration skills, but the country deserves some credit for "Months," one of five installations in the British Pavilion's "Home Economics" exhibition at this year's Venice Architectur
Compression is nature's glue.
THE iconic New York State Pavilion is in disrepair, but a competition wants to change that
These homes built from plastic bottles are co-existing with nature while also protecting it
Dutch stylist Helly Scholten is interested in living sustainably, so when the chance came to move herself and her family into an experimental sustainable house designed by Rotterdam University students and researchers, she jumped at it.
Geodesic Domes were invented by R. Buckminster Fuller in the 1960's, and are a revolutionary building structure with many advantages over conventional rectangular designs:
When the Floating Seahorse floating home was first unveiled, it had the look of something that might well stay on the drawing board.
Welcome to the future of total information awareness and smart cities. Adelaide is the first Smart City that will employ everything that the Internet of Things has to offer, from camera surveillance to control over energy via smart grid. This is the
PHOENIX -- A stack of shipping containers sitting in a lot in an industrial section of Phoenix has some developers thinking inside the box.
Ever wondered what it looks like if you combine Dubai's wealth, ambition, coastline and climate?
San Francisco has passed a law requiring all new buildings below 10 stories to have solar panels installed on their rooftops.
I call it the 'Glitchtower'
While you can always head for the hills to wait out the apocalypse, a more stylish option could be a fully sustainable floating home from Italian mini yacht-maker Jet Capsule.
The new lifestyle for the rich and famous
Parking lots take up a lot of space in our towns and cities - could they be put to better use while still remaining functional? That's the thinking behind a new project by British architecture firm ZED Factory. Its ZED Pod is a small solar-powered
Ex-boat builder and carpenter Jeff Hobbs from New Zealand-based studio Room to Move was recently commissioned to build a special bespoke tiny house for local resident Briar Hale.
People's Architecture Office (PAO) has a knack for designing thought-provoking - if impractical - housing ideas.
Arrest Silverstein NOW for foreknowledge of high treason and mass murder
Drive through rural Spain, especially the south, and you'll find lots of cave houses built into hillsides. With searing heat throughout much of the year, keeping cool is the main worry and cave houses have excellent thermal properties.
San Antonio, Texas-based firms Development Strategies, Inc and Alamo Architects recently completed the first phase of a shipping container-based housing development in Encinal, TX. The project comprises seven container-based apartments and focuses on