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Sustainable and Affordable Family Home


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. Read more »

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. Read more »

Wooden Cubicles to Work In


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. Read more »

Self-Sustaining Vertical Garden


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. Read more »

Modular Housing for the Homeless of Dublin


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. Read more »

High Rise Made of Laminated Timber


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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