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A compendium of precedents for the emerging norm in sustainable construction for the single family home: energy-efficient, affordable, thought-thru, off-the-grid, recycled components, pervious driveways, super insulated, non-toxic... ok so it may take us a little while to figure out, but in the long run it can be fast!
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The Cool Hunter -spun raised block

These residential villas for Nurai, a resort on a natural island off the coast of Abu Dhabi, have been designed by New York-based design Studio Dror led by Dror Benshetrit. Nurai is a square metre island located northeast of Abu Dhabi city ce

Jean-Baptiste by Fast Company - ground floor bracing against earthquakes.

Homes on Stilts: The Last Architecture Trend of the Decade

Netherlands Restaurant on stilts - Het Bosch / Dreissen Architecten + JagerJanssen Architecten

Gallery of Het Bosch / JagerJanssen architecten + Dreissen Architecten - 1

Image 1 of 17 from gallery of Het Bosch / JagerJanssen architecten + Dreissen Architecten. Photograph by John Lewis Marshall

Prefab can deliver cost efficiency. Usslingen-Switzerland-Pre-Fab-Home - oh that lovely light from the north facing sawtooth roof!

Spillmann Echsle Architekten gave iconic Swiss design a contemporary twist with a sawtooth roof on the prefabricated House Uesslingen.

Notable buildings on stilts - A Weekly Dose of Architecture » Sharp Centre for Design

Notable buildings on stilts - A Weekly Dose of Architecture

Cradle to cradle expands the definition of design quality to include positive effects on economic, ecological and social health.

Método cradle to cradle en la construcción o edificación. Características y…

Make it Right Foundation, Make it Right New Orleans, New Orleans Lower 9th Ward, Post-Katrina construction, building post-Katrina, Hurricane...

Brad Pitt Promises to Make it Right with Rotting New Orleans Homes

We’re proud to introduce our collaboration with Make It Right, which includes limited-edition sunglasses and vegan Earthwise Classics. TOMS is also providing a financial contribution directly to Make It Right.

Passive House - by Fabrica 718 (go Julie!!) first certified passive house in NYC.  A superinsulated building enclosure, w air exchanging heat recovery, and 2.5kW photovoltaic system on the roof provides a whopping $260/year heating cost and $52/year cooling cost.  Yes, I said /year.

As the first certified Passive House in NYC, this townhome underwent a deep energy retrofit and offers exceptionally quiet living quarters, excellent thermal comfort, very low utility bills, and a tiny carbon footprint.

House Unimog Creatively Stacks Contemporary Living Atop a Light-Filled, Translucent Garage in Germany | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innov...

House Unimog Creatively Stacks Contemporary Living Atop a Light-Filled, Translucent Garage in Germany

Image 2 of 25 from gallery of House Unimog / Fabian Evers Architecture, Wezel Architektur. Photograph by Michael Schnabel

first floor is the new front porch - Luz de Piedra Arquitectos build Casa Atrevida in Costa Rica floor and earthquake proof

Casa Atrevida is a Stunning Earthquake and Flood Resistant Home in Costa Rica

Casa Atrevida (Sassy House) is a beautiful house by Luz de Piedra Arquitectos made from local fast growing Guadua wood and it is also anti seismic.

What if we raise them as is?  A building in Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point) Mexico built on stilts over the beach. by Chris Curtis, via ShutterStock

What if we raise them as is? A building in Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point) Mexico built on stilts over the beach. by Chris Curtis, via ShutterStock

First Net Zero/Passive House Certified in Salt Lake City - Ruby House by Brach design Architecture. - ok so not exactly cheap...

First Net Zero/Passive House Certified in Salt Lake City - Ruby House by Brach design Architecture. - ok so not exactly cheap.

Tsunami Evac Building on Stilts - would it resist earthquake?

Structural Engineers Developing Tsunami Design Code For Coastal Buildings

Restaurant Het Bosch | JagerJanssen architecten BNA | roof!

Restaurant Het Bosch | JagerJanssen architecten BNA | roof!

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