The Bahia House located in Salvador, Brazil uses the traditional architectural approach to sustainable living. This ecological house designed by Marcio Kogan promotes green living with materials from traditional Brazilian architecture. Clay roofs, wooden ceilings and wooden panels provide rustic practicality. The house uses the northeastern wind blowing in from the sea to organize the floor plan and has cross ventilation in its main living spaces, making the interior cool and airy.
This beautiful green home located at 4034 Latona Avenue NE, Seattle, Washington was originally built in 1924. Recently renovated with extensive energy efficient upgrades by Green Canopy Homes, the house is redesigned for today’s northwest contemporary lifestyle. The 3,126 square foot home has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. You can also enjoy views of Lake Union and the Seattle skyline from the second floor.
Located in Mexico’s Wine Country in Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, Endémico Resguardo Silvestre is an impressive eco hotel high up on a hill overlooking the valley below.
Operated by Grupo Habita, there are twenty high-end bungalows, which offer “luxury camping” for their guests. You can enjoy the outdoors and have all the modern comforts at the same time.
The Shield House located in Denver, Colorado is an urban infill project designed by Tomecek Studio Architecture. A tall, slender curved metal wall juxtaposes against a rectangular living space. The curve shield is necessary to provide privacy from the decks of the adjacent triplex, but it also acts as sun catcher that brings light down through the house. The intimate courtyard offers a quiet sanctuary to relax both day and night.
Transportable temporary hotel accommodation “Snoozebox” is an innovative way to bring guest services to large events in almost any location. Made from recycled shipping containers, the two-tiered Snoozebox mobile hotel can be assembled within 48 hours, and can be transported by road, rail, air or sea.
Each room has its own ensuite bathroom, a flat screen TV, internet access, thermostatically controlled air conditionally and heating, spacious storage unit, and key card entry.
Snoozebox has even been given permission by Queen Elizabeth II to be placed inside the grounds of Windsor Castle during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations!
The Crib by Broadhurst Architects Inc. is an award-winning project of prefabricated custom homes. The prefabricated kit of parts made of sustainable and recyclable materials can be quickly assembled on any site. The design was inspired by traditional American corn cribs. It can be used as weekend home, guest cottage or home office in the backyard. A kitchen-in-a-box allows for all the comforts of a home without take up space when it is not used.
Situated on a hill overlooking Lake Lugano in Italy, this polygonal shaped glass house with round edges is optimized for thermal efficiency. The glass pavilion has two defined areas — mountain view and lake view. The living room, dining room and kitchen are located in the pavilion, while the bedrooms, bathrooms and garage are in the lower underground block. The use of geothermal energy, rain-water collection system and efficient low-emittance glass insulated with argon gas makes this the ultimate energy efficient home.
MC1 House is a residential project located near Manuel Antonio Park, Quepos in Costa Rica. Designed by Robles Arquitectos, this luxury house was built on a site where it was possible to protect the ecosystem as much as possible. The use of glass lets natural light to filter through, minimizing energy consumption, and allowing the integration or exterior and interior.