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52 Energy-Efficient Structures

From Recyclable Abodes to Modern Geometric Homes

— April 5, 2014 — Eco
Energy-efficient structures are becoming more and more necessary in today's age, as the health of the planet is slowly deteriorating. These examples demonstrate that many architects are trying their best to offer eco-friendly alternatives to buyers.

Honda for example recently came out with a new housing design that produces more energy than it sucks up, making it completely sustainable. In this house, the car is electric and powered by the electrical grid surrounding the place, and the home does not consume that much power. Ideas such as this should be more common in today's day and age, but unfortunately so many people are used to the traditional structures of housing that do consume a lot of energy. Perhaps in ten years this outlook will change.
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Energy-Saving Headquarters
Energy-Saving Headquarters
Hoflab Completes the Unified Building Institutions in Italy
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Revamped Energy-Efficient Theaters
Revamped Energy-Efficient Theaters
The Everyman Theatre in Liverpool Receives an Update
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Recyclable Abodes
Recyclable Abodes
Multipod Studio Designs the Pop-up House as an Eco-Friendly Option
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Energy-Efficient Community Contractors
Energy-Efficient Community Contractors
Solar Works Strives for Business & Homeowner Self-Reliance
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Energy-Producing Smart Homes
Energy-Producing Smart Homes
The Honda Smart Home Generates More Energy Than It Uses Up
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47
Sustainable Glazed Abodes
Sustainable Glazed Abodes
Tim Spicer Architects Renovated a Heritage Home in Melbourne
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Eco-Friendly Seashore Accommodations
Eco-Friendly Seashore Accommodations
The Salt Tower by Enforma and AIM Studio is Stunningly Modern
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45
Energy-Positive Buildings
Energy-Positive Buildings
The EpiCenter Expansion Building Will Generate its Own Electricity
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44
Sustainable Soccer Centres
Sustainable Soccer Centres
The Soweta Football Training Centre Kicks Going Green Into High Gear
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43
Energy-Saving Buildings
Energy-Saving Buildings
Indira Paryavaran Bhavan is India's First Net Zero Energy Building
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42
German Eco Architecture
German Eco Architecture
Haus Lux House by Manfred Lux Marries Aesthetics with Sustainability
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Car-Shaped Eco Homes
Car-Shaped Eco Homes
The Markus Vogireiter Vehicle-Inspired House is Amusing & Clever
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40
Multipurpose Bicycle Buildings
Multipurpose Bicycle Buildings
This German Bike Storage Facility is Also an Eco-Friendly Cafe
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Sustainable School Structures
Sustainable School Structures
GPP Architects' UCN IMAGO is an Eco-Conscious Education Center
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38
Eco Car Architecture
Eco Car Architecture
Markus Voglreiter 'Auto Residence' is Car-Shaped and Environmentally Friendly
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Sun-Soaked Structures
Sun-Soaked Structures
The Meridian 'First Light House' is a Solar-Powered Marvel
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36
Solar-Powered Cities
Solar-Powered Cities
The Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town Will Be a Planned Eco Conurbation
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35
Waffle-Like Abodes
Waffle-Like Abodes
The Sparano + Mooney Architecture Emigration Canyon Residence is Clean-Cut
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34
Aluminum-Lipped Architecture
Aluminum-Lipped Architecture
The UNstudio Office Tower Brings in a Lot of Light
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33
Solarific See-Through Pavilions
Solarific See-Through Pavilions
'Paul de Ruiter Architects' Designs an Amazing Eco Structure
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32
Eco-Friendly Hotel Architecture
Eco-Friendly Hotel Architecture
Kimpton Key Largo Green Resort
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31
V-Shaped Skyscrapers
V-Shaped Skyscrapers
The VietinBank Business Centre Boasts an Energy Efficient Design
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30
International Solar Power Home Contest For Students
International Solar Power Home Contest For Students
Solar Decathlon 2007
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Glass Cube Eco Embassies
Glass Cube Eco Embassies
The Winning Design for the New US Embassy in London
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Sustainable Skyscraper Retrofits
Sustainable Skyscraper Retrofits
Empire State Building to Receive King Kong Size Upgrade
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Eco Housing Complexes
Eco Housing Complexes
Flexhouse's Eco House Model is Simple, Geometric and Sustainable
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Energy Efficient Abodes
Energy Efficient Abodes
The Dwell Development Medici Architects Home is Based on Sustainability
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Solar-Powered Abodes
Solar-Powered Abodes
The Contemporary Family Residence Features an Eco Design
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Carbon Positive Houses
Carbon Positive Houses
This Prefab Home Only Uses a Tiny Fraction of the Energy It Generates
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Solar-Powered Tiny Homes
Solar-Powered Tiny Homes
This Tiny Home Was Designed By Californian High School Students
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Mountainous Metallic Abodes
Mountainous Metallic Abodes
The Mountain House by Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes Naturally Blends In
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21
Green Skyscrapers
Green Skyscrapers
Chicago Clean Technology Tower
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20
Sustainable Urban Skyscrapers
Sustainable Urban Skyscrapers
‘New York by Gehry' is a Massive Residential Eco Tower
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Bragging Lights
Bragging Lights
Eco House Glows in Different Colors Based on Energy Use
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18
Cactus-Shaped Architecture
Cactus-Shaped Architecture
Green Cactus Building Sheds Sustainable Spikes in Qatar
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17
Sustainable Solar Homes
Sustainable Solar Homes
The NexusHaus Relies on Solar Power to Meet Its Energy Needs
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Lush Wooden Homes
Lush Wooden Homes
The Garden House by Balance Associates Architects is Gorgeous
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15
Self-Sufficient Trailer Homes
Self-Sufficient Trailer Homes
The Wohnwagon Trailer Home Can Fend For Itself
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14
Cylindrical Solar Homes
Cylindrical Solar Homes
The Silo House by Cornell University Students is Energy-Efficient
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Arched Eco Houses
Arched Eco Houses
Richard Hawkes's Passivhaus Has No Conventional Heating System
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Sleek Sustainability Workspaces
Sleek Sustainability Workspaces
The Office Interior by Hofman Dujardin Architects is Eco-Friendly
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Sleek Suburban Home Makeovers
Sleek Suburban Home Makeovers
Bruns Architecture Turned a Tiny Rancher into an Immaculate Home
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Floating Eco-Homes
Floating Eco-Homes
The Magma Design LoftFloat Will Stay Above the Sinking Real Estate Market
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Green Manufactured Housing
Green Manufactured Housing
I-Home Boasts Bevy of Eco-Friendly Features, $100K Price Tag
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Shipping Container Abodes
Shipping Container Abodes
A Residence in Northern Ireland was Constructed with Unusual Materials
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Shipping Container Offices
Shipping Container Offices
Truth Box Architects Break Ground on Providence Eco Design
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Teetering Architecture
Teetering Architecture
The Beirut Terraces Are Full of Glass and Gardens
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5
Modular Skid Homes
Modular Skid Homes
Renovations are a Snap When You Live in the Pallet House
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Oceanfront Eco Homes
Oceanfront Eco Homes
Awesome Auzzi Residence Overlooks Popular Byron Bay
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3
Modern Geometric Homes
Modern Geometric Homes
The Verdant Avenue House by Robert Mills Architects is a Masterpiece
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Prefab Eco Villas
Prefab Eco Villas
Pinakin Patel's Wooden 'Hara Villa' is a First for India
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Eco Luxe Trailers
Eco Luxe Trailers
The Clayton i-House Features Gas Station Architecture, Luxury Qualities
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