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3D Printers, Prints Affordable Homes

Environmentally friendly and economically viable plastic lumber was the new revolutionary material that transformed the patio furniture industry. The construction uses recycled milk jugs and plastic containers to manufacture recycled plastic lumber. The plastic lumber can be sawed, screwed, and cut ...

7 Principles of an Eco-rich and Year Round Solar Greenhouse

A solar greenhouse uses the sun for growing and all other heating needs. Solar greenhouses can produce warm environments using only sun’s energy, energy-efficient design and natural materials. Therefore, it is possible to grow fruits and vegetables year-round using less water and energy.When ... ...

Building with Shipping Containers

Imagine if you could build a luxury home with just a few thousand dollars!  Now you can!  Welcome to the world of shipping container homes, a new craze that is not only affordable, but is also sustainable. Shipping containers make wonderful structural material.  In their initial ... ...

Intro to Straw-Bale Home Construction

Have you ever seen buildings with thick walls and smooth rounded corners which seem to blend into the landscape seamlessly?  There is a good chance that this structure is made of organic material, or what is known as an "eco home".  Eco homes can be made from a variety of materi ... ...

Tiny Apartments Leading the Sustainability Challenge

The earth has a vast amount of land; a human being can’t even begin to visualize the 57,308,738 square miles of land that are present on the earth. Yet, we have covered so much of the earth with our dwellings, businesses, and other buildings today that there doesn’t seem to be much good ... ...

Earthships: Sustainable Off-Grid Living

If someone told you that people live in luxury homes made out of rubbish you may not believe them, but it is true in the case of Earthships.  A style of eco-home that has been gathering quite a lot of media attention lately, an Earthship is a self-sufficient building designed and originally bu ... ...

Hyper Filter Skyscraper, The Air Filtering Building

I have already mentioned the 2014 Skyscraper Competition here on Wind before, and today I am talking about another very interesting and innovative building. Hyper Filter Skyscraper, a project by the Russian architect Umarov Alexey, is a skyscraper capable of absorbing polluting gases and emit ... ...

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