Kiwi House is a Micro Montana Dwelling

This is the Kiwi House, an 823 square-foot abode in Bozeman, Montana.  The home, owned by Stephen and Julie Shea, was designed by Comma-Q Architecture with the hearth — a soapstone fireplace from Finland-based Tulikivi — radiating warmth from open kitchen and living room area.  It’s constructed on an infill lot and covered in a combination of locally-sourced Montana stone and reclaimed redwood and metal.

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By |March 13th, 2012|Modern architecture, Single Family|7 Comments

FSC-Certified Clamp Lamp on Your Desk

Check out this Clamp Lamp by Dana Cannam for manufacturer Pablo.  The woodsy light is made with FSC-certified maple, walnut, or white oak and latches on to your desk with two wooden fingers.  Light is provided with 108 LEDs that output between 700-1200 lumens at 3000 K for a 50,000 hour lifespan.  The light can be adjusted with a hi-low switch and is listed as using a mere 8 watts.  Clamp Lamp is pending Energy Star certification and sells for about $350-400.

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By |March 13th, 2012|Gadgets, Modern design|4 Comments

Koby Cottage is a Prototype Prefab Home

This is Koby Cottage by Garrison Architects in Albion, Michigan. The two-module structure of 1,100 square feet was assembled in about 48 hours and finished as a guest house for families to use while visiting their children at the non-profit Starr Commonwealth.

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By |March 12th, 2012|Modern architecture, Prefab|2 Comments

Container Home Office Built for Relocation

This is a three-level studio and living space by daiken-met architects in Gifu, Japan.  Called Sugoroku Office, the space is made with seven used shipping containers and a structural steel frame that holds the intermodal units together.  The project sits on a basic parking lot under short-term lease so design for deconstruction and relocation was a critical driver for the end result.  Sugoroku Office has about 1,200 square feet, several work stations, a kitchen, and a loft that’s ready for living.

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By |March 11th, 2012|Container Design, Modern architecture|1 Comment

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By |March 10th, 2012|Week in Review|0 Comments

The Wedge Tiny Retreat by Wheelhaus

When I first saw The Wedge, pictured in this article, I immediately thought about the Caboose, which is a tiny house in Wyoming that we mentioned about a year ago.  It turns out both of these off-site fabricated cabins are made by Wyoming-based Wheelhaus.  Check it out, this is a company that’s turning out next-gen recreational park trailers built with quality and sustainable materials.

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By |March 9th, 2012|Modern architecture, Single Family|4 Comments