“The Float” Floats Your Sustainable Boat

Studio RAP, based in the Netherlands, designed “The Float”, a sustainable home that floats on water. It is primarily constructed from cork and timber, and the building has a green roof. “Our client asked us to design an innovative and sustainable floating home along the picturesque canals,” Studio RAP said in a project statement. “Our … Read more

Ecological Living In New Zealand

Joe Lyth and his family live in a passive house near Auckland, New Zealand, which is a big change from their former home in London. The ethos that made this architect design such an eco-friendly home for his own family applies to all aspects of their life. “We hardly ever buy anything new,” architect Joe … Read more

A Home Spanning Three Centuries in Ireland

Seventeen years ago Dave Fennell found a house in Co Meath that represented three different centuries in Irish building. It comprised a traditional period country cottage with fresh thatch on top and a more modern 20th-century wing alongside. Careful restoration work revealed that the oldest part of the house was actually made of cob. The … Read more