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This lakeside retreat was put together with used shipping containers and timber from weapon boxes in the Maduru Oya area of Sri Lanka, according to Dezeen. Located on an army training camp, this simple container solution was designed by Damith Premathilake and built by soldiers with materials found in the area. It's now become "the ideal destination for the traveler seeking a relaxing and rustic vacation." What do you think about it?
Hive Modular, a prefab company out of Minneapolis, recently completed this custom modular home on a sloping corner lot in St. Paul. Sandwiched between mid-century modern neighbors, the 1,864 square foot prefab features contemporary oak finishes and landscaping from none other than Rosenlof/Lucas. Check it out below from a few different perspectives.
Seattle allows backyard cottages — legally referred to as detached accessory dwelling units (DADU) — in certain single-family situations. These structures aren't without controversy but can helpful when taking on a renter or housing extra family. BjarkoSerra Architects designed this DADU for a family in Beacon Hill, and it will be built in the next year or so to a Built Green 5-Star rating.
Jerry Yudelson is a green building leader, but he’s also a professional engineer with a master’s degree in water resource development. Relying on this background, Yudelson authored a new book called Dry Run: Preventing the Next Urban Water Crisis. The truth is, as he explains, the global human population is expected to quadruple from 1950 to 2050, placing more and more stress on water resources. Swift action is necessary to prevent a water crisis, and Dry Run provides a timely set of solutions.