The way we see it, there's no reason green design shouldn't extend to four-legged friends as well. Savannah, Georgia designer Kristin M. thinks so too. Her award-winning Garden House is an imaginative and sustainable interpretation of the doghouse. Made from wood she salvaged from dumpsters in her 'hood, the structure sports a green roof lined with shower curtain plastic. The rooftop planter regulates the temperature inside, keeping the furry inhabitant cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
"I've always loved making things out of junk," says Kristin. "From handbags made from fused plastic shopping bags to a porch swing made from old doors, I like to think of creative and innovative ways to re-use things that people typically throw out."