Eco-Building Concept Could Be Your Next Family Cottage

Talk about walking lightly on the earth!  Igor Davydov’s Eco-building is designed to provide lots of vertical space–whether commercial or residential–while standing on a foundation that measures just 10 square feet in diameter.

While the designer doesn’t provide a whole lot of information about the thinking behind this intriguing concept design, it’s not hard to see how preserving as much greenspace as possible–for cultivation, recreation, smog control, etc. –makes a whole lot of sense. Clearly, there’s only so much land-mass to sustain us, and making the most of what we’ve got left while still finding ways to accommodate the exploding human population makes good long-term sense.

iamge via Igor Davydov

iamge via Igor Davydov

According to I Green Spot, the design makes use of energy saving technologies such as wind and electric generators, as well as solar panels and a glass absorber (as a sound buffer? A solar collector? We’re not sure.) The only drawback being, the Eco-building was designed primarily for warm climates–and is probably not suitable for those who like to throw stones, as the saying goes.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.

Be first to comment