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Top 25 Eco Architecture Innovations in April

From Solar Tiny Homes to Renovated Barn Abodes

— April 29, 2018 — Eco
The top April 2018 eco architecture ideas offer a look at the future of design from both large and small perspectives, showing the many ways in which natural elements can be used in the making of harmonious creations.

While there are solar-powered tiny homes and other living spaces that can be constructed on a small scale, eco architecture is also being explored through sustainable skyscrapers, energy-positive airports that share surplus energy with surrounding buildings and conference structures made from vegetation.

On the topic of eco-friendly home construction of the future, some companies are offering 3D printing services, while others are assembling A-frame kits to encourage not only self-sufficiency in consumers, but also allow for endless customization options to be made to suit the needs of individual clients.
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Custom Net-Zero Homes
Custom Net-Zero Homes
'Bone Structure' Builds Homes That Produce All the Energy They Need
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Twin White Houses
Twin White Houses
The Simple Two White Houses by Bulant & Wailzer Have Identical Exteriors
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Car-Branded Solar Benches
Car-Branded Solar Benches
Audi Italia's Bench Collects Environmental Data
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Energy-Positive City Airports
Energy-Positive City Airports
Haptic & Nordic Office of Architecture Designs a Sustainable Airport
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Energy-Positive Wooden Houses
Energy-Positive Wooden Houses
Studio KAW's Design Minimizes the Environmental Impact of a House
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Ultra Sustainable Skyscrapers
Ultra Sustainable Skyscrapers
The Skyscraper Design by SOM Puts Sustainability to the Forefront
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Stacked Cubed Learning Centers
Stacked Cubed Learning Centers
Sou Fujimoto Showed Off a Cubic Structure for a University Facility
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Re-Imagined Urban Sugar Factories
Re-Imagined Urban Sugar Factories
Brooklyn's Old Domino Sugar Factory is Becoming a Public Park
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Conference-Housing Plant Domes
Conference-Housing Plant Domes
Peter Veenstra Visualizes Plans for a Vegetation-Encompassing Dome
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Solar-Powered Tiny Homes
Solar-Powered Tiny Homes
This Tiny Dwelling Uses a Solar Array to Charge Its Electronic Amenities
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Tree-Growing Roof Structures
Tree-Growing Roof Structures
Vo Trong Nghia Architects Created a Nature-Inspired Structure
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Respectful House Constructions
Respectful House Constructions
Faulkner Architects Build a Getaway Home with Boulders in Mind
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Transportable Houseboat Designs
Transportable Houseboat Designs
The HydroHouse's Modular Structure Can Be Transported By Truck
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Renovated Barn Abodes
Renovated Barn Abodes
mwworks Renovated the Canyon Barn Into a Fully Functioning Home
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Parasitic House Extensions
Parasitic House Extensions
Malka Architecture Offers a Proposal for Energy Efficiency Improvement
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Horticultural High-Rise Towers
Horticultural High-Rise Towers
This Mixed-Use Tower Would Produce Fruits and Vegetables
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Minimalist Hideaway Homes
Minimalist Hideaway Homes
The Scavenger Studio is Built from Recycled Materials Found on the Land
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Biodegradable Construction Materials
Biodegradable Construction Materials
'Finite' is Made Out of Desert Sand and is Eco-Friendly
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Living 3D-Printed Cabins
Living 3D-Printed Cabins
This Cabin Was Made Using 4,500 Living Plant Tiles
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Sustainable Off-Grid Hawaiian Homes
Sustainable Off-Grid Hawaiian Homes
Lifeedited Create a Energy and Water-Positive Design in Maui
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Contemporary Nature-Inspired Homes
Contemporary Nature-Inspired Homes
MNIM Designed the Eco Modern Ravine Residence in Iowa
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3D-Printed Tiny Homes
3D-Printed Tiny Homes
ICON and New Story Built the First 3D-Printed Home in America
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Low-Profile Architectural Homes
Low-Profile Architectural Homes
This Low-Lying Residence Seamlessly Integrates Itself in Nature
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Affordable Home-Framing Kits
Affordable Home-Framing Kits
The Avrame A-Frame Kits Make Quick, Cost-Friendly Constructions
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Reimagined Retail Spaces
Reimagined Retail Spaces
Retail Design Collective Transform Loft into Hub for Community Engagement
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