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  • A Bar Made of Shipping Containers Opens in Austin

    A Bar Made of Shipping Containers Opens in Austin

    jetsongreen.com 31 Jul '14, 7pm

    The two-story bar is constructed using several recycled or upcycled shipping containers to create a structure that is expansive despite the fact that nothing was done to try and enlarge the inherent size of the shipping container building blocks. The Container Bar is designed in a way...

  • Tiny Homes for the Homeless Made of Salvaged and Recycled Materials

    Tiny Homes for the Homeless Made of Salvaged and Recycled Materials

    jetsongreen.com 31 Jul '14, 3am

    To build these tiny homes, Gregory uses anything that can somehow become part of a home, including a discarded washing machine front, which is used as a window, as well as bed frames, sofa frames, and even refrigerator shelves. The main building blocks he uses to build these homes are...

  • Go Off-The-Grid With Windpax - A wind turbine can be used to generate power even at night, which is the main advan...

    Go Off-The-Grid With Windpax

    jetsongreen.com 28 Jul '14, 4pm

    The Windpax is designed as a vertical turbine and works by “cupping” the air using three collapsible fins to spin the turbine and create power using an internal generator. Inside the turbine there is also an internal battery stick that has USB and Mini-USB hookups. The battery is remo...

  • Innovative Roof Design Cools a House in the Desert

    Innovative Roof Design Cools a House in the Desert

    jetsongreen.com 28 Jul '14, 12am

    Cooling is a large consideration when it comes to designing a home in the desert, especially if you want to make the home as sustainable as possible. With Desert House the architects solved the problem by adding a secondary roof that floats above the residence where it helps to reduce...

  • A Natural Concrete Made of Hemp

    A Natural Concrete Made of Hemp

    jetsongreen.com 26 Jul '14, 1am

    Using concrete as the primary construction material leaves a huge carbon footprint, which is why building green should focus on minimizing the use of it. Hempitecture is a firm, which is striving to create more awareness for one such green alternative, namely hempcrete, which is concr...

  • Off-The-Grid Eco-Tourism Vacation Cabin

    Off-The-Grid Eco-Tourism Vacation Cabin

    jetsongreen.com 27 Jul '14, 2am

    The Drop XL is a modular house, and measures 325 square feet. It is shaped like an oversized cylindrical tube, and looks a lot like something from a sci-fi movie. The entire structure is built in a factory and made out of wood, steel and glass. It is also designed in such a way as to ...

  • General Motors to Help Build a Shipping Container Home in Detroit

    General Motors to Help Build a Shipping Container Home in Detroit

    jetsongreen.com 21 Jul '14, 5am

    Most of the other resources for completing this project will be donated by GM. Approximately 85% of the materials needed to build the home will come from scraps collected at various GM plants. For example, the builders will use soundproof car insulation to insulate the home, and plywo...

  • One9 Apartment Tower Constructed in Only Five Days

    jetsongreen.com 25 Jul '14, 1am

    I Believe That The Construction Portion Of This Project Schedule Was More than Five Days I am sure you actually know how long it took from the day that the project manager scheduled the excavator till the day that the city building inspector passed the last unit and the entire buildin...

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