Studiolada used all wood materials to create this affordable open-source home anyone can build

July 24, 2017 by  
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Skillfully blending the basics of frugality and sustainability into one beautiful home design, French firm Studiolada Architects has just unveiled the Open Source House. The team took a bare bones approach to the home’s design, forgoing superfluous features such as plaster and paint in favor of local sustainable wood on the exterior as well as the interior. In order to promote responsible and affordable building practices, Studiolada  released the plans to build the home for all to use. Located in Baccarat, France, the Open Source Home – which is just over 1,200 feet and includes a separate garage – was built for a retired couple who were looking to create a home that would be as cost effective and energy-efficient as possible. Accordingly, the architects decided to take the fuss out of the home’s design, instead opting to strategically use a combination of bare basics to create a stunning design. Related: Oregon couple spends years building their net-zero ‘extreme green dream home’ Using wood panels as the principal building material reduced the project’s overall cost and footprint because the wooden beams and wall panels were cut and varnished in a nearby workshop. Prefabricated concrete was used to embed the support beams, which were then clad in wooden panels. In fact, wood covers just about everything in the home, from the walls and flooring to the ceiling and partitions. Sustainable materials such as cellulose wadding and wood fibers were even used to insulate the home. By keeping the wood panels exposed instead of covering them with plaster and paint, the design team achieved a clean, minimalist interior that is both homey and inviting. The open layout includes a living room, kitchen and mezzanine located on the first floor, and the bedrooms and bathroom are on the upper floor. The living room opens up to a spacious terrace and private yard. Large glass panels provide optimal natural light to the interior as well as connect the home to its natural surroundings. If you are inclined to create a similar home, you can check out the plans, sections, details, cost estimates and descriptions for free here . + Studiolada Architects Via Archdaily Photography by Olivier Mathiotte

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Hemp-based insulation makes a comeback in Belgium

October 28, 2015 by  
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Rama Llama – the World’s First Genuinely Sustainable Sleeping Bag!

April 2, 2014 by  
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Deneb Outdoors has created a high performance sleeping bag made from Llama wool. Yes, Llama! Because of the Llama fibers’ hollow construction, it acts like a straw pulling any water away from the body, leaving the skin dry and warm. The hollow technology also regulates body temperature better than any other insulation on the market. It adjusts to your body temperature within a 50 degree comfort range, so no matter how cold or hot it gets, you’ll always be comfortable. he Rama Llama is hypoallergenic, wonderfully compressible and the world’s first sustainable sleeping bag. Learn more about Rama Llama on Deneb’s Kickstarter page . + Deneb Outdoors 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: camping equipment , green design , green sleeping bag , llama fibers , llama sleeping bag , rama llama , reader submitted content , sleeping bag , sustainable design , sustainable insulation , sustainable sleeping bag , world’s first sustainable sleeping bag        

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Honeycomb ‘Wind Lens’ Turbines Could Boost Energy Generation 3X

April 2, 2014 by  
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Forget about traditional tri-blade wind turbines — the ultra-efficient turbine of the future might look completely different if Kyushu University professor Yuji Ohya has anything to say about it. Ohya and his team recently unveiled the Wind Lens, a honeycomb-like structure that purportedly triples the amount of wind energy that can be produced by offshore turbines. Read the rest of Honeycomb ‘Wind Lens’ Turbines Could Boost Energy Generation 3X Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , green design , kyushu university , wind energy , wind lens turbine , yokohama        

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Architect Manthey Kula Explores Seaweed as Natural Insulation For Sustainable Building

February 23, 2012 by  
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Architect  Manthey Kula is exploring seaweed as an innovative way to create natural thermal insulation. One of five Challenger projects showcased during 2011′s Norwegian Architecture Festival , Kula’s work explores the idea that these materials are natural renewable resources that could be turned into  sustainable building materials while at the same time encouraging local industries which grow, harvest and dry seaweed and kelp for production. Supported by  SINTEF , Kula’s investigation is ongoing and will be testing the material properties and methods of drying seaweed sustainably. + Manthey Kula Images by C. Petersen and Joost IJmuiden Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: green architecture , green design , green materials , manthey kul , manthey kula , natural insulation material , natural resources , Seaweed , seaweed insulation , SINTEF , Sustainable Building , sustainable insulation

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February 23, 2012 by  
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Architect  Manthey Kula is exploring seaweed as an innovative way to create natural thermal insulation. One of five Challenger projects showcased during 2011′s Norwegian Architecture Festival , Kula’s work explores the idea that these materials are natural renewable resources that could be turned into  sustainable building materials while at the same time encouraging local industries which grow, harvest and dry seaweed and kelp for production. Supported by  SINTEF , Kula’s investigation is ongoing and will be testing the material properties and methods of drying seaweed sustainably. + Manthey Kula Images by C. Petersen and Joost IJmuiden Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: green architecture , green design , green materials , manthey kul , manthey kula , natural insulation material , natural resources , Seaweed , seaweed insulation , SINTEF , Sustainable Building , sustainable insulation

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Kyle Bean’s Amazing Stick Insects are Entirely Made of Matchsticks

February 23, 2012 by  
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Pod-Tastic Bishan Public Library is a Colorful Energy Efficient Addition to Singapore

February 23, 2012 by  
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Bill Gates Calls on Global Community to Stabilize the World’s Food Supply

February 23, 2012 by  
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The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation supports work in education and global development to a degree that few other foundations can claim – and now it’s even taking on the problem of global agriculture production . In a speech on Thursday in Rome, Gates called on world leaders to join him in attempting to create a stable global food supply. Though specifics weren’t mentioned, he did say he thought a plan could be in place by the end of the year to get all nations on Earth to compete in a race to create an agricultural system robust enough to solve the global food supply crisis. Read the rest of Bill Gates Calls on Global Community to Stabilize the World’s Food Supply Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: agricultural crisis , agricultural issues , agriculture , bill and melinda gates foundation , bill gates , food crisis , food scarcity , global agriculture , global food crisis , global food supply , global issues , increasing yields , philanthropy

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