These solar-powered apartments in Sweden generate more energy than they use

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Although the US may be moving backwards in terms of clean energy, countries like Sweden are going full throttle while adding plus-energy homes to their cities. Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture designed this newly-built apartment complex in Linköping. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, but it also produces enough energy to sell surplus electricity back to the grid. Sweden’s solar energy tax used to be quite punitive, but the country has thankfully slashed the tax by 98% . As a result, developers and private home owners are embracing solar energy. In fact, the Linköping apartment complex generates more energy than it needs from its large roof-mounted photovoltaic array . Related: 8 homes that generate more energy than they consume As far as design, the architects wanted something that would pay homage to the city’s vernacular. Beautiful brass-colored windows on a white concrete facade give the building a delicate, yet modern aesthetic. On the interior, the units are bright and spacious and come with high ceilings . A community courtyard severs as a gathering place where residendts can discuss their amazingly low energy costs. + Kjellgren Kaminsky Images via Kjellgren Kaminsky

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Spruce-clad Öijared Hotel quietly blends into the surrounding Swedish forest

January 30, 2015 by  
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Read the rest of Spruce-clad Öijared Hotel quietly blends into the surrounding Swedish forest Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “natural materials” , 00:/ , Öijared , Öijared Country Club , Öijared Hotel , double height lounge , Gert Wingårdhs , hotel , hotel design , Kjellgren Kaminsky , Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture , locally sourced materials , neutral palette , Prefab , prefabricated hotel rooms , prefabricated rooms , spruce , Sweden , timber cladding , timber slats , Wood

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This stunning mirrored sphere lets you experience the cosmos without leaving the ground

January 30, 2015 by  
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Kjellgren Kaminsky’s Salongen 35 Passive House Apartments Complete Malmo’s Sustainable Development

April 17, 2012 by  
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