Monthly Archives: February 2013

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Prefab Fishers Island House Steps Up the Modern Modular to Luxury Vacation Living

Recently published by Resolution: 4 Architecture, this time lapse video shows how builders stacked thirteen prefabricated boxes to create this stunning six bedroom, five bathroom home in Fisher’s Island, New York.

For a total size of 4,469 square feet, the private vacation home resides on a wooded lot from which residents can gaze upon either side of Fishers Island, just off the coast of New London, Connecticut. Its UK-based inhabitants entertain family and friends here during holidays and summer months, sleeping dozens of guests.

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By |February 12th, 2013|Prefab|3 Comments

Elegant Grass Lamp Provides Light for Home and Hydroponic Vegetation

 

Whether you live and work in a large space or tiny home, green garden interior design serves form and function, not to mention brightening a space to improve livability and productivity. Industrial designer, Marko Vučković, loves to bring a unique approach to create elegant and comfortable environments, and his brainchild, the Grass Lamp is a beautiful example of his inspirational solutions. […]

By |February 11th, 2013|Green Tech|2 Comments

InterModal Design Ships Prefab Homes Worldwide

Shipping Container Modular Home External outdoors

A subsidiary of Hive Modular, InterModal Design, manufactures durable, prefabricated homes from recycled shipping containers that can be shipped almost anywhere in the world. Shipping container shelters from InterModal Design (IMD) can be used for off-the grid living as primary residence, guest house, or office space. Dwellings can be built out with essential comforts such as kitchen space, a living room that can be transformed into a sleeping area, and bathroom facilities. […]

By |February 11th, 2013|Container Design, Design|4 Comments

This Week in Energy News – February 8, 2013

German PV Installations Set New Record

The Federal Network Agency of Germany (Bundesnetzagentur) photovoltaic solar (PV) installation counts that set new records at 7.6 GW of PV power plants installed and connected to the grid.
First Solar Acquires New Mexico Solar Power Project

The 50-megawatt solar power project First Solar has acquired from the solar division of Element Power […]

By |February 8th, 2013|Week in Review|1 Comment

Gulf Islands Cabin by Olson Kundig Provides a Single-Room Retreat in British Columbia

This gorgeous Gulf Islands Cabin by Olson Kundig Architects is the perfect spot for nature lovers to escape for a cozy weekend retreat. Located in British Columbia, the minimalist space consists of one wood-paneled room, with a secure exterior made of corten steel that ensures safety from storms and fires. […]

By |February 7th, 2013|Modern design|0 Comments

Mehoopany Wind Farm Now in Full Commercial Operation

BP Wind Energy and Sempra U.S. Gas and Power announced in early January 2013 that their $250 million wind farm project in Pennsylvania has gone into full commercial operation. The Mehoopany Wind Farm, located about twenty miles northwest of Scranton, is the state’s largest wind project. […]

By |February 6th, 2013|Wind|2 Comments