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Modular Shipping Container Home

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Lettuce House was built in China in 2014 by the architecture firm Sustainable Lifestyle Lab. Despite the rather funny name, the house is all about being sustainable. It was built out of repurposed shipping containers, is modular, has a roof garden, and even features a sophisticated waste management and water collection system. (more…)

By |October 27th, 2015|Container Design|2 Comments

Wind Turbine That Stores Power

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The main problem with using renewable energy sources is that they are not as reliable or consistent as traditional sources. This is especially true of wind energy, since wind turbines work at generating power until the wind is blowing, but stop once the wind stops. (more…)

By |October 26th, 2015|Green Tech|1 Comment

Small Homes That Can be Assembled in One Day

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One of the best things about downsizing to a smaller home is the ease and speed of the construction of such homes. And the so-called Box Homes, designed and produced by the Bert and May Group of London, UK really outshine the competition in this, since they can be assembled in just one day.

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By |October 23rd, 2015|Prefab|4 Comments

Sustainable and Affordable Family Home

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Tatiana Bilbao, an architect from Mexico has come up with an interesting design for a low cost house, which she revealed at the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial. The home she presented can be built for just $8000 and is therefore very suitable as a social housing alternative, and Bilbao is hopeful it will one day be used as such in her home country. (more…)

By |October 22nd, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Transformer Wall Saves Space

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A lot of people are starting to prefer living in small apartments in cities, rather than large houses out in the suburbs. But with increased demand, the rents have also gone up, so clever space saving solutions are very much sought after. (more…)

By |October 21st, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Wooden Cubicles to Work In

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The workplace is changing, and one place where this is most evident is the slow eradication of the traditional cubicle-filled office space. More and more companies are opting for a more all-inclusive open office environment. (more…)

By |October 20th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments