La Piantata, Arlena di Castro, Italy

8 tree houses that will make your jaw drop!

Tree houses, a blast from the past! If there's something that captivates our fantasy, that's exactly tree houses. We started touring them, collecting information long before they became fashionable on the internet and this is our short list. Of course, these ones are not exactly the tree houses of your childhood, but I'm sure you […] Read More

10 amazing and inspiring Bamboo Houses

Bamboo House: the word "Bamboo" evokes in many of us the image of the tall, leafy plant that gardeners use as screens in our gardens or maybe the image of the depleted natural habitat of pandas in China. A considerably smaller amount of people will think about bamboo flooring or even furniture made with this […] Read More

Switzerland Pavilion tackles theme of limited food resources

At this year’s World Expo in Milan, there are numerous countries that stand out for representing the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for life” in unique ways. The Switzerland Pavilion illustrates its point with a hands-on experience. Tackling the problem of scarcity of the world’s food resources, the pavilion houses four types of food products - […] Read More

Mexican architect designs beautiful seashell-shaped home

Imagine living in a gigantic spiral seashell, your senses transporting you to the ocean, while in the middle of your city life. Mexican architect and professor Javier Senosiain, specialized in “Organic Architecture”, envisioned and designed this strange yet alluring structure. Called The Nautilus, the house was created with curves and spirals, making its walls seem continuous with […] Read More

World’s tallest wooden skyscraper will be in Austria

Next year, the tallest wooden skyscraper in the world will be built in Vienna, Austria. Called the HoHo Project, the building will be 84 meters (276 feet) tall and will be located in the Seestadt Aspern area in north-eastern Vienna. The 24-story building will house residential units, offices, a hotel, restaurant, and wellness center. The […] Read More

Italian architect designs fantastic urban treehouse

A green oasis in the middle of an urban city? 25 Verde, a residential building in Turin, is a perfect symbol of bringing nature into an urban environment. Covered by hundreds of trees and plants, the five-story building was designed by architect Luciano Pia. According to an article by Design Boom, Pia’s main goal was […] Read More

A wooden mini house: perfect for students!

It is not easy for Swedish students to find a confortable and affordable place to stay away from home. That’s why Tengbom architectural firm, in cooperation with the university of Lund, in the south of Sweden, has designed a Smart Student Unit that is cheap, practical and environmentally-friendly. It is a wooden mini house, just […] Read More

The White Tree Montpellier

Future French high-rise resembles giant white tree

In Montpellier, France, plans are underway for an extravagant, one-of-a-kind apartment high-rise to be completed in 2017. The seventeen-story structure, called The White Tree (L’Arbre Blanc), was designed by a team of French and Japanese architects. The building’s inspiration was the city’s relationship with nature and the outdoors. The White Tree will indeed resemble a […] Read More

Expo 2015: USA Pavilion to feature vertical farm

Expo 2015 is fast approaching here in Milan, Italy. The World’s Fair, whose theme is Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life will begin in May, and many participating nations are getting ready to showcase some of their uniquely sustainable designs. The USA Pavilion, officially named “American Food 2.0, United to Feed the Planet,” will be no […] Read More

smog eating buildings

Smog-eating buildings: innovation has never looked better

According to a 2012 World Health Organization report, air pollution is linked to more deaths than diabetes, accidents and AIDS together, causing one in eight deaths in the world. This is why some architects are creating smog-eating buildings, whose façades are covered with titanium dioxide (TiO2), a powerful catalyst that can break down air borne […] Read More