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Tiny House That’s Actually a Mobile Classroom and Community Center

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There have been a lot of tiny houses popping up lately, but this one is not actually a home. Zee Kesler of Vancouver, BC built her tiny house as a tiny community center, classroom, or artists residency. It is fully mobile, so it can be moved around on a whim.

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By |September 9th, 2015|Green Building|1 Comment

Home Built out of Repurposed Concrete Blocks

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As you’re probably well aware, concrete has a huge carbon footprint and what’s worse, a lot of it gets discarded each year. Given these facts, it’s nice to come across the new project by Australian firm Archier, which recently built a family home using recycled concrete blocks.

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By |September 8th, 2015|Green Building|0 Comments

Low Loss Sunlight to Energy Conversion

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Currently available solar panel arrays still have the drawback of loosing lots of heat in the sunlight to energy conversion process, because of the thermodynamic inefficiencies of the process of converting the incoming energy to power. This could soon be a thing of the past though, since a team of scientists at the University of Bayreuth have created a super-efficient light-energy transport conduit. (more…)

By |September 7th, 2015|Green Tech|0 Comments

Shipping Container Used to Build a Skyscraper

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The international firm Ganti and Associates Design has proposed a skyscraper to be built out of repurposed shipping containers. This skyscraper would be erected in the Dharavi slum in Mumbai, India. While building large structure such as this out of used shipping containers is certainly very sustainable, there is always the question of how to make them structurally sound and how to prevent excessive heat gain to consider.

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By |September 4th, 2015|Container Design|3 Comments

Convertible Apartment That’s Spacious and Cozy

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Apartment space is at an all time premium in urban areas, so living in tiny shoebox apartments has become the norm. Often this means sacrificing comfort, so it’s always nice to see small apartment designs, which take this problem on and create cozy and comfortable living solutions. (more…)

By |September 3rd, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

New Masonry Building Method Cuts Carbon Emissions

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The Russian design studio Zaarchitects have come up with a concept they call “smart masonry” techniques, which would involve using parametric tools and robot arms in the construction of concrete buildings. This method would require the use of less concrete for the construction of more lightweight, precise, efficient and less bulky buildings. (more…)

By |September 2nd, 2015|Modern architecture|0 Comments