Escape the stresses of city life with the off-grid Into the Wild cabin

August 8, 2018 by  
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Slovakian architecture studio Ark Shelter has recently unveiled the latest iteration of its beautiful Ark Shelter—a tiny, self-sufficient unit that can be placed almost anywhere you please. Dubbed the “Into the Wild” cabin, their newest off-grid shelter typology embraces the outdoors from all sides with large walls of glass. Developed from three years of research and development, the Into the Wild cabin offers modern comforts with minimal landscape impact. Prefabricated in a factory offsite, the Into the Wild cabin encompasses nearly 431 square feet of living space. To recede the tiny cabin into the landscape, the architects used black-stained spruce for the exterior cladding. In contrast, the interior is lined in light-colored spruce and fitted out with lacquered oak furnishings and surfaces with a beige finish. Ark Shelter custom-designed the table, dining table, couch and lamp while the drawing and conference table was sourced from Croatian manufacturer Prostoria. Punctuated with glazing on all sides, the light-filled cabin features an open-plan living area, dining space and kitchen, as well as a bathroom, storage space and bedroom space with a concealed Jacuzzi beneath the bed. An extra module added to the top of the cabin creates space for an upper loft that can be used as a second bedroom. The cabin is equipped with solar panels, batteries and rainwater collection systems for off-grid living. Related: 7 charming off-grid homes for a rent-free life “The Shelter, with its low-tech outlook facade, is created so that it attempts to blend with nature, while refining its complex and sophisticated system that automatically works with space and light,” wrote the architects. “Thanks to an automatic system the heating, cooling and shadings can be pre-programmed. The double bed goes up automatically in the ceiling and beneath the bed there is a hidden jacuzzi, creating a new relaxing area.” + Ark Shelter Images by Jakub Skokan and Martin T?ma / BoysPlayNice

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The Freedom Room is a Low-Cost Micro Apartment Designed by Prison Inmates

April 23, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of The Freedom Room is a Low-Cost Micro Apartment Designed by Prison Inmates Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , cibic workshop , comodo , eco design , freedom room , green architecture , Green Building , green design , inmate designed , inmates , jail cell , micro apartment , micro home , micro housing , Milan , Milan Furniture Fair , Milano , prison cell , small space living , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , tiny homes , tiny housing        

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Infographic Shows the Impact of Rising Sea Levels and Eroding Coastlines Around the World

April 22, 2013 by  
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This infographic by Vouchercloud details some of the perils facing mankind and thousands of species as a result of melting icecaps and rising oceans . The greatest influence on the current increase in ocean volume is not the melting of ice caps, but the increase in ocean temperature. With over 50% of the world’s population living in coastal areas the Red Cross estimates that inland communities will be set to receive 200 million environmental refugees by 2050. Read on for a closer look. 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! Read the rest of Infographic Shows the Impact of Rising Sea Levels and Eroding Coastlines Around the World Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Climate Change , coastline , Environment , eroding coastlines , global warming , infographic , polar ice caps , rising sea levels , sea level , Sustainability , water issues        

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