Solar Powered Plastic Beach Huts

by Tyler Hoyle

Spark is an environmentally friendly international design studio. Each of its four offices in Beijing, Shanghai, and Singapore work to create distinctive solutions that reflect initiatives of attaining more sustainable environments across the globe. In Singapore, Spark wants to use recycled plastic from the ocean to build a series of elevated Beach Huts across the coast. The aim is to raise awareness to the negative effects of ocean plastic, which has contributed to the annual death of millions of seabirds and thousands of sea manuals. Continue reading

Tiny Houses

by Tyler Dean

Tiny houses provide economically and environmentally efficient means of housing and have gained national attention. Tiny houses have become a movement that educates those who follow it by being based on green principles. Tiny Houses use eco-friendly and recycled materials and leave a relatively miniscule footprint on the environment when compared to traditional housing. Because of the minor amount of land and resources used to create and live in tiny houses, the tiny house movement gaining global popularity acts as a catalyst to a more environmentally friendly housing situation. Yale University interviewed Elizabeth Turnbull, a graduate student about her experience in building a “Tiny House.” Continue reading