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SUSTAINABLE HOMES

Timber deck overlooking farmland and garden
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Timber clad off grid sustainable house
White facade of house with sloping roofline
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Be inspired by architecture from around the world to help you design and live more sustainably. We curate the best eco architecture projects and share with you their sustainability tips and tricks, plus we’ll keep you up to date with the latest sustainability trends and industry insider know-how. Learn more

Through our articles, Eco Edition explores the latest and the most inspiring sustainable and eco-friendly homes covering a comprehensive list of categories to ignite your imagination, including: passive design, passive solar heating, passive solar cooling, thermal mass, insulation, biophilic design, sustainable building materials, recycled building materials, passive house or passivhaus buildings, low embodied energy, carbon neutral, sustainable, eco friendly, energy efficient homes, all electric homes, circular economy and many more.

From mud brick homes, tiny homes, adaptive reuse projects and everything in between, we explore creative ideas and uncover the beauty of eco homes across the world.

What are the principles of sustainable architecture? Sustainable architecture or sustainable design aims to minimise the negative environmental impact of homes and buildings by efficiency, moderation and consideration in the use of materials, energy and water usage, appropriateness of the site for the building’s requirements and the ecosystem at large.

Sustainable architecture uses an integrative approach to the consumption of energy, water and ecological conservation in the design and construction of the built environment.

Why is sustainable architecture important? Architects, designers, home renovators and builders have a responsibility of building in a manner which helps to sustain the earth, rather than continue to damage it and deplete it of all its life-giving, natural resources.

Many architects, interiors, designers, companies and institutions of all sizes are working towards integrating a number of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into their projects and daily operations. There are 17 goals and they were created to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. Read about it here.

Sustainable architecture is also referred to as eco architecture or green architecture.