With the earth heating up and everyone starting to feel the effects of this people are turning more and more to greener living, by recycling, using bio-degradable and earth friendly products, etc.
This extends to various homes built as sustainable houses, here are a few of those houses:
The Waste House
This prototype house was designed by the University of Brighton in the UK and is made of 90 percent recycled waste products.
The house was built from 90 percent of household and construction waste and with the mantra “there is no such thing as waste, just stuff in the wrong place!” these are some of the waste material used to build it’s:
20 000 toothbrushes
2000 used carpet tiles
4000 DVD cases
2000 floppy disks
The Slip House
Built on a potentially contaminated site, referred to as a “brown site” this house is built using three container box type shapes to create a three-story structure with solar panels, mechanical ventilation, triple glazing giving the house a high level of insulation and rainwater tanks
The Pop-Up House
The Pop-Up House is the creation of Multipod Studio, a French Architecture firm.
Anyone who has ever played with or played a Lego game will appreciate this house only you do not have to be a master builder to build this house. You do not have to even have construction experience all you have to have is an electric screwdriver!
With a spruce wooden frame and extended polystyrene insulation blocks that are held together with wood screws, It is very much like building a Lego house.
The luxurious Fall House
Designed and built by Fougeron Architecture from San Francisco, a luxurious house built along the Big Sur coastline in California, with a copper façade designed to give a degree of fireproofing, with energy efficient windows automatically open cutting down on the need for air-conditioning and a graywater recycling system.