eco architecture, definition of
- Eco Architecture
Eco Architecture refers to designing buildings with a strong green and environmental element to them; e.g sustainable and minimizing the environmental impact of the final design.News & Blog articles where 'eco architecture' used:
Note: This does not necessarily mean existing buildings cannot be made more 'eco' rather this is focused on taking a new building and designing it from the ground up to be more eco friendly. When building it pays to consider the benefits of reusing an existing structure over knocking down and replacing it.
- Luxurious pods offer lodging in undisturbed landscape
Oculis Lodge offers a new way to enjoy nature while embracing the luxuries of a high-end hotel experience. Rather than dealing with the hustle and bustle of hotel lobbies and check in process, Oculis offers individual igloo-shaped pods that are more like...
- Hemp and lime studio in Italy highlights sustainable living
Architects Cosimo Terlizzi and partner Damien Modolo have created a lamia-style hemp and lime construction art studio in southern Italy. It combines traditional building style from the Valle d'Itria and Alto Salento region with modern and sustainable...
- El Perdido honors its environment and the local culture
Estudio ALA recently completed a small development in Baja California Sur with an overarching goal of reintroducing local culture into the architecture, building process and visitor experience.[...]
- Ken Soble Tower sets an example for high-rise sustainability
Vacant and in disrepair, the Ken Soble Tower in the city of Hamilton in Ontario, Canada was a candidate for a sale or demolition. But, ERA Architects, known for retrofit architectural designs and integration of low-carbon systems, redesigned the building...
- Domed, desert eco-dwellings are built of organic papier-mch
Illinois-based design studio i/thee has teamed up with Los Angeles firm Roundhouse to create Agg Hab — short for Aggregate Habitat — an experimental eco-dwelling built from papier-mâché...
- Architects envision a 3D-printed sanctuary tower for Monarch Butterfly
New York City-based design firm, Terreform ONE has unveiled a stunning design concept for an urban Monarch Butterfly sanctuary set in the bustling Big Apple...
- Man builds ultra-efficient green home as a love letter to the environment
Many people may be in love with our beautiful earth, but Maryland resident, Ed Gaddy is straight up infatuated. Recently featured in the Baltimore Sun, the eco-warrior has spent seven years fulfilling his dream of building an ultra-efficient home. Designed...
- China is building the world's first migratory Bird Airport
Modern architecture has often been accused of encroaching on wildlife habitats - but McGregor Coxall just unveiled a new project that's literally for the birds...
- 10 great plants for a living roof
Rooftops are tough place for plants: they're vulnerable to intense heat, cold, wind and drought, plus they can’t support a lot of weight, so the plants need to grow in just a few inches of soil (actually, ultra-lightweight soilless growing mediums are...
- INTERVIEW: With Bridgette Meinhold, Author of 'Urgent Architecture'
When Inhabitat design writer, Bridgette Meinhold, heard about the earthquake in Haiti in 2010 and the massive devastation it caused, she wanted to help, and was drawn to start investigating different options for temporary shelters and disaster relief...
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