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Self-Sustaining Vertical Garden

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Vertical gardens are great for façades, insulation and to add a bit of greenery to a home or office. But the problem with them is that they require a lot of maintenance and power to flourish. Well, that could be a thing of the past. The firm Treebox, which specializes in urban greening, has created a vertical garden, which is entirely self-sustaining. (more…)

By |October 19th, 2015|Green Building|0 Comments

Modular Housing for the Homeless of Dublin

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Modular housing has a number of advantages, such as speed, affordability and ease of construction, which makes it ideal for use as housing for the homeless. Due to this, the Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DRHE), has decided to start advocating that modular houses be used to house the city’s homeless, the number of which has been growing. (more…)

By |October 16th, 2015|MODULAR HOMES|0 Comments

High Rise Made of Laminated Timber

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This interesting building is actually the winning entry into the so-called Finlandia Prize for Architecture, which is organized in Finland. The building is called Puukuokka and was designed by the OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture and build out of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT).

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By |October 15th, 2015|Modern architecture|0 Comments

Small Yet Cozy Student Accommodation

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As it is in many cities across the globe, living space in Hong Kong can get expensive. This is especially true and problematic when you are still in school. However, for those staying at Campus Hong Kong, this is less of a problem. (more…)

By |October 14th, 2015|Modern architecture|0 Comments

Very Flexible and Spacious Apartment

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Extended families living together in apartments are often faced with a lack of adequate space. This is exactly what PKMN Architectures tried to avoid in designing Casa MJE, which is located in Spain. Since the space they worked on was small, they wanted to make sure that not a single inch went to waste. (more…)

By |October 13th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Safer and Better Roof Alternative for Low Income Families

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Families from the poorest regions of the world more often than not cover their already lacking homes with corrugated metal roofs. It’s a low cost solution, but in most cases doesn’t prevent leaks, and certainly has very little insulation value. (more…)

By |October 12th, 2015|Prefab|0 Comments