Tiny pod-like home balances on single concrete pillar

January 26, 2017 by  
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Although typical country homes tend to blend into their natural surroundings, some are just made to stand out. Built by Prague-based architect Jan Sepka , House in the Orchard is a concrete-clad tiny home set on a single concrete pillar in the middle of a green field, looking as if it just plopped down from outer space. Although the tiny home design may look extremely contemporary, its concept was inspired by the natural green surroundings. The inclined slope of the landscape led the design’s unique volume and support. From most angles, the home appears to be floating above the green space, but there is a steel footbridge that leads to the entrance from the other side. Related: Romantic Treehouse huts are tucked away in Beijing’s tranquil mountains Although completely supported by a reinforced-concrete foundation, the home has a timber frame , which was designed digitally. A light natural wood makes up the interior walls and the sloped double height ceiling, which gives the compact area a surprisingly spacious feel. Thanks to a large window, the living space is naturally lit and a small fireplace is used for heating. The master bedroom is located on the second floor, which leads to a private office space with stunning views of the surrounding landscape. + ŠÉPKA ARCHITEKTI Via Archdaily Photography by Tomáš Malý

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Off-grid Utah home nestled inside a natural cave-like opening

January 4, 2017 by  
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The word ‘incredible’ does not begin to encompass the awesomeness of this Utah abode, hidden in the side of a cliff. Built in 1986, Cliff Haven is an off-grid dream come true , and it’s for sale. A closed auction invites bidders to imagine living right in the heart of one of America’s most dramatic canyons, amid orange-hued bluffs and tumbleweeds aplenty. With all the amenities needed to thrive (not just survive) off the grid , the Cliff Haven will make a perfect home for someone looking to escape America’s recent chaos without actually having to leave the country. The unique home sits on 12 acres of land, situated 20 minutes outside of Monticello, Utah, in the scenic Montezuma Canyon, and the home is entirely self-sufficient . Cliff Haven spans 2,100 square feet of indoor living space within its rectangular footprint, including three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a three-car garage. From the outside, the home appears to sink into the cliffside itself, as it was constructed within an existing natural cave-like opening. Behind the home, a tunnel has been dug out to provide natural air circulation and an outlet for rainwater to run off. The tunnel doubles as a fire escape as well. Related: These 6 extraordinary cliffside homes will give you chills In addition to just looking downright cool, Cliff Haven features all the technical amenities necessary for supporting life off the grid. A solar power system with 120-volt current charges a battery system, and the home is also equipped with a backup generator for emergencies. A private well supplies water for use inside the home while two 2,000-gallon water tanks collect and store rainwater for other uses. The property has a mature orchard, vineyard, and garden – so the potential irrigation applications are plentiful. If you’re tempted to bid on Cliff Haven and finally getting away from it all, head to the property’s website to check out the full video tour. Then, mark your calendar for January 21, when the closed auction will take place. + Utah Cliff House Via New Atlas Images via Utah Cliff House

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Branch Studio’s Recycled Corrugated Iron Workspace Ages Gracefully

September 3, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of Branch Studio’s Recycled Corrugated Iron Workspace Ages Gracefully Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Architecture , australia , branch studio architects , Daylighting , orchard , plywood , recycled corrugated iron , Recycled Materials , rusty , studio , workspace        

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Portrait of Steve Jobs Made With Over 3,500 Apples

October 26, 2011 by  
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Read the rest of Portrait of Steve Jobs Made With Over 3,500 Apples Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3500 , 3500 apples , apple , apples , Art , Artist , canada , Competition , Eco , eco-art , fall , green , green art , hommage , inhabitat , land art , Land Art Contest , Land/art , Landart Contest , natural , Olivier Lefebvre , orchard , Organic , organic art , quebec , red , Steve Jobs , Sustainability , sustainable art , Tribute

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Campanas’ Awesome Bookshelf is a Mosaic of Recycled Scrap Wood

October 26, 2011 by  
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Inspired by their award-winning Favela chair , Humberto Campana and his brother created this spectacular bookshelf from reclaimed pieces of scrap wood. Chaotic and cluttered, yet unexpectedly harmonious, the bookshelf is the perfect addition to the modern home, which is embellished with surprising accents of bold color and quirky forms. The designer’s eclectic collection of books and knickknacks also look right at home on the shelves. + Campanas Via TheDesignerPad Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , bookshelf built from reclaimed scrap wood , brazilian art , Brazilian design , Campanas designers , eco made furniture , Favela chair , green design , Humberto Campana , recycled furniture

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Timberland’s Earthkeepers Grant Goes to Worthy Projects

August 30, 2010 by  
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Image from London Orchard Project What a great name for a grant: the 2010 Timberland Earthkeepers Grant. The winners of the prize really are keepers of the environment; they include an urban orchard, a guerrilla gardening scheme, a city farm and an allotment garden. All are located in south London and each is a worthy recipient of the £2,000 of funding that they will receive to pursue their respective projects.

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