Sculptural Holy Cross House uses passive solar energy and natural ventilation

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The Cross House is a Naturally Lit Home Hidden in the Forest of Mount Nelson in Tasmania

May 4, 2012 by  
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Designed to float above a sloping site overlooking River Derwent in Tasmania, the Cross House designed by Esan Rahmani and Kathryn Hynard is embedded with the natural logic, colors and characteristics of the surrounding Mount Nelson  forest . Ample skylights allow light to flood in from above reducing the amount of energy required during the day, and at night they provide its occupants with a light show of stars. From the rhythmic patterns of the openings that reference the trees to the local timbers used to clad the exterior of the house, the house always finds a way to connect with the landscape. + Esan Rahmani The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cross house , esan rahmani , forest homes , green architecture , modern architecture , modern forest retreats , modern retreats , naturally lit architecture , naturally lit interiors

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Edible Cherry Blossom Tree Mosaic is Made From 10,000 Scrumptious Cupcakes!

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Cupcakes seem to always be on our minds these days, from cupcake ATMs to delicious vegan pumpkin snacks , but we have to say this mosaic made from 10,000 of the delectable treats really “takes the cake.” The ambitious cherry blossom tree replica is completely edible, and was made by the bakers from Crumbs and Doilies . The London cake shop team tiled thousands of colorful cupcakes in the shape of a huge cherry blossom tree for a Japanese TV show. Read the rest of Edible Cherry Blossom Tree Mosaic is Made From 10,000 Scrumptious Cupcakes! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: baked goods , cherry blossom cupcake mosaic , cherry blossom mosaic , crumbs and doilies , cupcake mosaic , eco design , eco-art , edible art , edible artwork , food art , green art , sustainable design

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The Arch by 3XN is a Striking Day-Lit Culture Center in Norway

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