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100 Examples of Sustainable Architecture

From Towering Green Residences to Portable Solar Hubs

— April 24, 2014 — Eco
Whether you are someone who enjoys living a lavish lifestyle, or are perfectly content in a box-sized abode, these green residences come in such a broad range of styles that it's hard to find an excuse not to live in a more eco-friendly manner.

With the amount of pollution that's sent into the air around the world on a daily basis, the planet will slowly start to fade. In order to combat the inevitable effects of this pollution cause by the population, people must start taking steps to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle. These green residences are one way in which societies around the world can contribute to the health of the planet and lower their carbon footprint. From tiny cabins that emit almost zero energy to sustainable high-rises there's no shortage of options.
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Eco Employment Solutions
Eco Employment Solutions
EMBERS Green Renovations Uses Biodegradable Items for Energy Efficiency
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98
Energy Independent Hamlets
Energy Independent Hamlets
Wadebridge Becomes the UK's First Solar-Powered Town
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97
Independantly Energized Ecotecture
Independantly Energized Ecotecture
Seattle Sets Bar With the 100% Self-Sustainable 'Bullit Center'
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96
Heat-Resisting Panes
Heat-Resisting Panes
Smart Windows Keep Rooms Bright and Cool
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95
Impressive Solar-Powered Hospitals
Impressive Solar-Powered Hospitals
Partners in Health Created this Large Solar-Powered Hospital
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94
Sustainable Water Cooling
Sustainable Water Cooling
Google Data Center Approves Waste Water Cooling System
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93
Eco-Friendly Social Housing
Eco-Friendly Social Housing
The 'Orchid House' Can Make Taiwanese Social Housing More Sustainable
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92
Virtual Green Abode Builders
Virtual Green Abode Builders
The LG 'My Eco Home' Campaign Asks You to Create Your Dream House
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91
Interactive Climate Structures
Interactive Climate Structures
The Nursing Training Center in Okinawa is Sustainable & Responsive
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90
Sustainable Social Media Centers
Sustainable Social Media Centers
Facebook's New Data Center Will Be a Wind-Powered Building
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89
Life-Contemplating Sustainable Architecture
Life-Contemplating Sustainable Architecture
This Waste Treatment Plant Has a Mesmerizing Structure
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88
Sustainable Combination Housing
Sustainable Combination Housing
This Residence Combines Social Housing with Private Home Units
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87
Eco-Friendly Sky Villages
Eco-Friendly Sky Villages
Ziwei Song's Skyvillage Will Let LA Residents Live in a Green Metropolis
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86
Sustainable Government Structures
Sustainable Government Structures
The Proposed Czech Embassy in the USA Will be Eco-Friendly
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85
Floating Vegetation Stations
Floating Vegetation Stations
The Green Machine Allows Vegetation to Grow in Harsh Climates
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84
Eco-Friendly Places of Prayer
Eco-Friendly Places of Prayer
Europe's First Eco Mosque Will be Built in Cambridge
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83
Sustainable Theatre Spaces (UPDATE)
Sustainable Theatre Spaces (UPDATE)
The Eco-Friendly La Llotja is a Green Success Story
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82
Curvilinear Caged Architecture
Curvilinear Caged Architecture
The Cairns Institute Design is Inspired by Tropical Landscapes
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81
Solar Vineyard House Concepts
Solar Vineyard House Concepts
This Winery Design by Michael Jantzen is Sleek and Sustainable
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80
Sustainable Growing Structures
Sustainable Growing Structures
Vegitecture Turns a Blank Wall into a Garden
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79
Extremely Eco Houses
Extremely Eco Houses
Students Build Canada's Greenest Home in Ontario
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78
Sustainable Leaf-Themed Hotels
Sustainable Leaf-Themed Hotels
The Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel is Sustainable Inside and Out
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77
Eco-Friendly Festival Structures
Eco-Friendly Festival Structures
The Party Wall is a Monument to a Place, an Event and a Practice
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76
Literary Ecotecture
Literary Ecotecture
The UNStudio Waalse Krook Library Will be a Green Haven
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75
Honeycomb Skyscrapers
Honeycomb Skyscrapers
The Flat Tower is a Massive Dome-Like Eco-Structure
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74
Creative Eco Structures
Creative Eco Structures
The iCon Innovation Center is Visually Appealing and Smart for the Planet
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73
Sustainable School Structures
Sustainable School Structures
GPP Architects' UCN IMAGO is an Eco-Conscious Education Center
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72
Sustainable Shade Systems
Sustainable Shade Systems
Skyshade is an Indian Social Business Capturing the Sun
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71
Cubic Sustainable Abodes
Cubic Sustainable Abodes
This Sustainable Modern Design is Architecturally Bold and Airy
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70
Plant-Powered Architecture
Plant-Powered Architecture
Splitterwerk's Algae-Powered Building is Truly Green in its Design
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69
Functional Art Retreats
Functional Art Retreats
The Zig Zag Pavilion by Michael Jantzen Studio is Utterly Abstract
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68
Solar-Powered Cities
Solar-Powered Cities
The Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town Will Be a Planned Eco Conurbation
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67
Slatted Eco Abodes
Slatted Eco Abodes
The Box House by Adam LoPorto Makes Sustainable Living Simple
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66
Inflatable Flying Energy Sources
Inflatable Flying Energy Sources
The 'Airborne Wind Turbine' is Sky-Bound for Sustainable Power
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65
Sleek Sustainable Energy Skyscrapers
Sleek Sustainable Energy Skyscrapers
SOM Designs Iconic 99 Story Energy Tower in Jakarta
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64
Spacious Green Homes
Spacious Green Homes
The 100 Mile House by JPP Architekci and Luk Studio is Eco-Friendly
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63
Swirly-Twirly Sustainable Gazebos
Swirly-Twirly Sustainable Gazebos
The Spiral Garden Pavillion is a Revolving Outdoor Retreat
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62
Eco Sanctuary Resorts
Eco Sanctuary Resorts
The Pestana Troia Resort is Scenic and Green
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61
Eco Tea Houses
Eco Tea Houses
The Posbank Pavilion Boasts a Planet-Preserving and Simple Design
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60
Elevated Eco Homes
Elevated Eco Homes
GLUCK+'s Tower House Residence Treads Lightly on the Land
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59
Sustainable Fitness Centers
Sustainable Fitness Centers
Jean Marc Rivet Designs an Eco-Friendly French Gym
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58
Streamlined Riverside Structures
Streamlined Riverside Structures
The Project Eco Link Building Bridges City and Nature
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57
Futuristic Glass Facades
Futuristic Glass Facades
This Washington DC Bike Transit Center is a Bold Step for Eco Design
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56
Towering Green Residences
Towering Green Residences
The Clearpoint Residencies is a Lush Vertical Garden Building
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55
Eco Educational Complexes
Eco Educational Complexes
The 'Plaza Ecopolis' by Ecosistema Urbano is a Sustainable Marvel
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54
Sustainable Desert Housing
Sustainable Desert Housing
Earthships by Michael Reynolds Show How to Live with Nature
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53
Sustainable Green-Wall Facades
Sustainable Green-Wall Facades
The Paris Vertical Gaden by Patrick Blanc Encourages Eco Urbanism
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52
Self-Sustaining Kitchens
Self-Sustaining Kitchens
The Phillips Microbial Probe Home is Powered by Germs and Food Waste
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51
Foldable Green Paneled Abodes
Foldable Green Paneled Abodes
The M-Velope by Michael Jantzen is a Sustainable Art Structure
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50
Eco-Powered Complexes
Eco-Powered Complexes
This OFIS Office Complex Has A Futuristic Carbon-Neutral Design
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49
Sustainable Solar Skyscrapers
Sustainable Solar Skyscrapers
The Eco-Tower Building Has a Natural Ventilation System
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48
Sustainable Twin Towers
Sustainable Twin Towers
Vikas Pawar Designs an Eco-Friendly Set of Towers for Northern India
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47
Sustainable Learning Centers
Sustainable Learning Centers
The Le Bourget School is Eco-Friendly and Dynamic in Design
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46
Recycled Window Pavilions
Recycled Window Pavilions
The Rake Showroom is Designed With Sustainability in Mind
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45
Sustainable Shipping Container Bridges
Sustainable Shipping Container Bridges
This Eco-Friendly Bridge is Also a Hot Spot for Tourists
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44
Self-Sustaining Charming Homes
Self-Sustaining Charming Homes
This Eco-Friendly House by Anderson Architecture is a Green Haven
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43
Sustainable Urban Skyscrapers
Sustainable Urban Skyscrapers
‘New York by Gehry' is a Massive Residential Eco Tower
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42
Sustainable Cellular Pavilions
Sustainable Cellular Pavilions
The 'ArboSkin' is Has CNC-milled Parts Made of Bioplastic
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41
Eclectic Tin Shed Homes
Eclectic Tin Shed Homes
Inspiring Eco Architecture by Rafaello Rosselli Embraces Rusticity
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40
Self-Sustainable Abodes
Self-Sustainable Abodes
The Pump House is Tranquil, Bright and Beautifully Crafted
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39
Massive Eco Cities
Massive Eco Cities
Green Tech City is a Sustainable Architectural Project on a Giant Scale
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38
Sustainable Solar Homes
Sustainable Solar Homes
The LOW3 Home is a New and Fun Way to Live Eco-Friendly
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37
Spectacular Green Roofs
Spectacular Green Roofs
The Augustenborg Botanical Garden is a Vibrant and Thriving Eco Statement
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36
Sound Sustainability Superstructures
Sound Sustainability Superstructures
Soundscrapers Could Be the Future’s Noise Pollution Sol
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35
Sustainable Soccer Stadiums (UPDATE)
Sustainable Soccer Stadiums (UPDATE)
Qatar's 2022 FIFA World Cup Stadiums are Eco Marvels
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34
Sustainable Hovering Hotels
Sustainable Hovering Hotels
The Marijn Beije Floating Eco Lodge Levitates Above Ground
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33
Sustainable Coastal Abodes
Sustainable Coastal Abodes
The Point Loma House in San Diego is the Epitome of Eco-Architecture
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Sustainable Wedding Mansions
Sustainable Wedding Mansions
Sarah Jean Sylvester Redesigns Elm Tree Mansion to be Eco-Friendly
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31
Hydroponic Wine Cellars
Hydroponic Wine Cellars
Carly Dean and Peter Gudonis' Wine Garden is Sustainable Drinking Solution
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30
Sustainable Wilderness Shacks (UPDATE)
Sustainable Wilderness Shacks (UPDATE)
The Mudgee Permanent Camping Project is an Eco Marvel
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Sustainable Log-Like Lodging
Sustainable Log-Like Lodging
The Hus-1 Eco Home Blends into the Forest
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Egg Shaped Eco Abodes
Egg Shaped Eco Abodes
Daihai Fei Builds a Sustainable Mobile Home in Beijing
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27
Illuminating Eco Architecture
Illuminating Eco Architecture
The Lantern Pavilion Sheds Light on Sustainable Design
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Bridging Eco Condominiums
Bridging Eco Condominiums
Off Architecture Solar Park South Wins for Green Infrastructure
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Extraordinary Eco Resorts
Extraordinary Eco Resorts
The Alila Villas Uluwatu in Bali is Breathtakingly Beautiful
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Water Treatment Architecture
Water Treatment Architecture
Conversing with Water Project Integrates Eco Behavior with Building
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Warehouse-Style Eco Eateries
Warehouse-Style Eco Eateries
Elements of Fastvinic Cafe by Alfons Tost are Designed to Be Recycled
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Livable Sculptural Installations
Livable Sculptural Installations
The Eco-Desert Retreat is Part Art and Part Sustainable Abode
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Submerged Sustainable Housing
Submerged Sustainable Housing
The Meadow House by Ian Macdonald is an Ingenious Eco Home
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Tree-Suspended Temporary Tents
Tree-Suspended Temporary Tents
The Luminair Tree Tents Make for Creative Camping Solutions
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Rain-Catching Renovations
Rain-Catching Renovations
The Trial Bay House Addition is a Sweeping Sustainable Eco Home Retrofit
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18
Cliff-Hanging Eco Houses
Cliff-Hanging Eco Houses
The Vicino House by Forma Design Group is an LEED Platinum Abode
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17
Adaptable Container Abodes
Adaptable Container Abodes
James Green's Eco-Pak House is Modular & Sustainable
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Sustainable Super Stadiums
Sustainable Super Stadiums
The Grand Stade de Casablanca is a Monolithic Eco Sports Structure
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Floating Eco Villages
Floating Eco Villages
‘Coral Reef' by Vincent Callebaut Is A Sustainable Haitian Parad
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Buoyant Holiday Homes
Buoyant Holiday Homes
The Lausitz Geierswald Resort in Germany Features Floating Residences
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Straw-Stuffed Eco Cabins
Straw-Stuffed Eco Cabins
The Nest Design by STUDIO 1984 is Made Completely Sustainably
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Eco Egg-Shaped Abodes
Eco Egg-Shaped Abodes
KasaUovo Houses Are Environmentally Friendly Straight from the Nest
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Pop-Up Urban Microfarms
Pop-Up Urban Microfarms
The 'GrowUp Box' Automatically Raises Fish and Plants in a Small Area
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10
Inexpensive Disaster-Proof Homes
Inexpensive Disaster-Proof Homes
Sustainable.TO's Hurricane-Proof Design is a Competition Winner
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9
Disaster-Safe Eco Housing
Disaster-Safe Eco Housing
Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects Design a Flood-Proof Green Abode
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8
Recycled Robust Storage
Recycled Robust Storage
The Roadie Collection by Karpenter is Durable and Sustainable
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Self-Sufficient Treehouse Homes
Self-Sufficient Treehouse Homes
The Tiny Treehouse-Inspired House on Wheels Keeps Things Compact
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Single-Person Eco Homes
Single-Person Eco Homes
This Small Eco House by Renzo Piano is Fit for Just One Person
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Lavish Hanging Human Abodes
Lavish Hanging Human Abodes
Experience the Beauty of Nature from the Air with the Cocoon Tree
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4
Ballooning Eco Abodes
Ballooning Eco Abodes
These 'Binishells' Structures Bring the Hobbit Shire to Sustainable Reality
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3
Nomadic Houses
Nomadic Houses
DRMM's DIY Eco-Friendly Naked House Also Dismantles for Transport
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2
Sustainable Shipping Shelters
Sustainable Shipping Shelters
The Container Guest House is a Cozy and Eco-Friendly Home
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Eco Home-Building Kits
Eco Home-Building Kits
The Lindal Elements Home System Lets People Design Their Dreams
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