Sustainable ZeroCarbon Designs
Sustainable architecture is the architecture that is designed to be environmentally friendly. The goal of sustainable development or “green” architecture is to create structures that are beautiful and functional, but also to contribute to a sustainable lifestyle and culture. Interest in sustainable architecture has increased dramatically in the early 21 century, due to growing environmental concerns, but in reality, people have built a sustainable way for thousands of years, because the projects are sustainable often practical.
Pattern Language Tower
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Seljord Watchtower by Rintala Eggertsson, Norway
In 2008 rintala eggertsson architects were commissioned by the municipality of seljord
to design a platform where locals and visitors to the area could enjoy the attractive
surroundings and see the scenery where the legendary serpent of lake seljord has exposed
itself throughout the centuries read more
Hover House 3 by Glen Irani Architects
Situated on the Venice Canals of Los Angeles, California, Hover House 3 represents the third in the architects’ Hover House series. This series focuses on maximizing outdoor living on small lots by ‘hovering’ the building envelope above the grade level in order to create space for outdoor living environments. read more
Vertical Farming Design
Vertical farms, where staple crops could be grown in environmentally friendly skyscrapers, exist today only in futuristic designs and on optimistic Web sites. Despite concerns over sky-high costs, however, an environmental health expert in New York is convinced the world has the know-how to make the concept a reality — and the imperative to do so quickly. read more
zeroHouse | The modular, self-sufficient house
zeroHouse is completely self-sufficient and incredibly comfortable. It is a small, prefabricated house that can easily be shipped and quickly erected. It features a full kitchen, bath, and all elements necessary to comfortably support four adults. However, its ability to operate independently sets the zeroHouse apart from other prefabricated structures on the market.
zeroHouse generates its own electrical power.
High-efficiency solar panels produce power and store it in an onboard bank of batteries. Fully charged, the zeroHouse can operate continuously for up to one week with no sunlight at all.
zeroHouse collects its own water.
A rainwater harvester gathers and diverts water into an elevated 2,700 gallon cistern. All plumbing fixtures are gravity-fed, eliminating the need for power-consuming pumps. read more
"Gross National Happiness is more IMPORTANT than Gros National PRODUCT"
by King Jigme Singye Wangchuck of the Royal Kingdom of Bhutan