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Ecoshelta prefab homes strive for sustainability from the ground up

Australian Architect Stephen Sainsbury has spent decades researching materials to reduce environmental impact. This has culminated in the development of the Ecoshelta prefabricated modular building system. Based on an extensive evaluation of the environmental impact of building materials and other factors, the Ecoshelta Pods are constructed using a combination of eco-friendly timber, a composite panel roof, the latest wall and floor technologies and marine grade structural aluminum alloy.Read More

Pulkabacken house doubles as a sledding hill

A house in Värmdö, Sweden, is designed to make the most of its location. Street Monkey Architects' Pulkabacken (or "toboggan hill") House has a large, grass-covered ground-to-roof slope that provides privacy and can be used for sledding in the snow. It also leads up to a rooftop party deck.Read More

BIG reveals eye-catching Two World Trade Center design

Denmark's Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has unveiled preliminary plans and some renders for Manhattan's Two World Trade Center, the fourth and final skyscraper slated for the World Trade Center site. As you might expect from a firm with BIG's pedigree, it's a real eye-catcher, and once complete, may well prove the most striking building in the immediate area.

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Living Staircase combines a garden, meeting spaces and a tea bar

A new workspace in the UK has a staircase that does more than just get people from one level to another. Designed to make more use of what would be minimally utilized space, the Living Staircase at Ampersand's offices in London features rows of planting boxes above the handrails, spaces for relaxation or meetings, a tea bar and a library.Read More

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