An interior depiction of the Kjorbo project.
“We welcome reuse of materials as we value that as zero-emission materials,” Stene said. “If we can design and plan for a high degree of reuse of materials, we may reduce estimated energy for demolition, and better our energy account, reduce demand for energy production and finally reduce costs.”
Source: The Powerhouse movement seeks to inspire net-positive buildings | GreenBiz
Designed and built by a local architecture student, the tiny cozy cabin was created as a contemplative retreat in the aurora forest of Northern Norway. The cabin was crafted from recycled materials supplemented with local timber, and features a solar panel strong enough to power a laptop and lighting.
via Architecture student builds a tiny solar-powered cabin from recycled materials Aurora Cabin – Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.
Johannes Norlander Arkitektur AB renovated a 1950s island cottage on Sweden’s Gothenburg Archipelago with jet-black wooden facade that draws upon traditional boat building techniques. House Morran is covered in black pine tar – a material traditionally used throughout Norway to preserve wood against the elements.
via 1950s Swedish Island Cottage Locks Out the Elements with a Black Pine Tar Facade | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.