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Can We Trust These Toxic Chinese Drywall Companies Again?

Can We Trust These Toxic Chinese Drywall Companies Again?

Toxic drywall from China was an issue a few years ago, how safe are these again?

Transparent Concrete Is For Real

Transparent Concrete Is For Real

No longer a dream, transparent concrete is for real and is now being used as a building material. The Italian firm, Italcementi Group, unveiled their product which was built into the World Expo building in Shanghai. There are approximately 50 holes in each 19.7 x 39 x 2 inch panel, […]

China Sees the Light…of Solar Power

China Sees the Light…of Solar Power

Although there are many factors at play when it comes to toxic materials that have been used to build homes, some of these materials have originated from China (Drywall to be specific). But you can’t blame the Chinese for investing in alternative energy as their government continues to sink millions […]

Shower Power

Shower Power

A reader sent over a DIY disaster that their handyman/landlord setup for them. Albeit she lives in China there is no excuse or reason to have exposed power outlets in or around the shower area. This outlet isn’t just exposed but the handyman left the extension cord that we presume […]

Island Home

Island Home

In Chongqing, central China, a land dispute has created an unusual island home. Apparently the homeowners have won the battle against the developers and are ‘well connected’ and will not be forced to accept the compensation offered. We’d love to see this same photo after work is completed. Update: The […]

Cave Dwellings – The Ultimate Eco-Friendly Solution

Cave Dwellings – The Ultimate Eco-Friendly Solution

Western designers are starting to look East and more specifically at how cave-dwellers in the Shaanxi province of China live without impacting their environment. Sustainable Design [Seed Magazine]