Flying saucer–like Mongolian yurt is a visitor’s paradise

September 24, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Wooden circular yurt with wood-burning hot tub and sauna. The flying saucer–like structures sitting in the beautiful landscape of New York’s Adirondack Mountains are one-of-a-kind spaces that create an ideal environment for group interactions, bringing people face to face. The yurts, a cross between a flying saucer and a cupcake, derive inspiration from a yurt-building pioneer Bill Coperthwaite ’s design that was based on traditional Mongolian structure style.

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The Orbiting Eco House harvests rainwater and renewable energy

September 24, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Sustainable eco-home powered by solar and wind energy. The Orbiting Eco-House is the brainchild of eco-conscious architect Michael Jantzen and has been designed to explore ways in which the movement of certain segments of a house relative to one another and the surrounding landscape can improve its eco and aesthetic functionality. The house consists of two separate structures – the lower structure contains space for general living, bath/laundry, food preparation and dinning.

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