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Missile Silos Transformed into Fancy Disaster Survival Condos

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Survival is mankind’s most important goal, and now some of us will be able to do so in style and comfort. The Survival Condo Project is transforming former Atlas missile silos into luxury survival shelters, which will allow inhabitants to whether most forms of natural disasters. They’re building an entire network of these Survival Condos, and so far they have completed one entire such shelter, which is already fully booked.

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By |January 3rd, 2015|Condo|3 Comments

Prefab Modular Homes Inspired by Shipping Container Architecture

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Shipping container homes are taking the architecture world by storm and naturally they have fierce supporters on one side, and naysayers on the other. The Australia-based company Nova Deko Modular has recently unveiled a new line of modular homes, which were inspired by shipping container architecture. The units they offer vary in size, while all are based on a standard 40-foot shipping container. In this way, they have been able to take advantage of the best things offered by cargotecture, while leaving behind much of the negative.

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By |January 2nd, 2015|Prefab|3 Comments

A Simple Floating Greenhouse

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Studiomobile, an Italian design firm, has joined forces with Stefano Mancuso, a professor at the University of Florence and the director of the International Laboratory of Plant Neurobiology, in an effort to create a prototype floating greenhouse. The main aim of the project is improving food security for people living in areas with little arable land, though the usefulness of this greenhouse goes much farther.

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By |December 31st, 2014|Green Tech|5 Comments

Shepherd Hut Style Off-The-Grid Home

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Güte, a Canadian home builder recently unveiled a unique tiny home, the design of which was inspired by shepherds’ huts of the past. Their creation is a prefabricated hut that rests on a trailer and can be used as a tiny home, office space, or guest room. It has the option to connect it to a power source, but it can also function off-the-grid, exactly like the shepherd’s huts of old did.

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By |December 30th, 2014|Prefab|2 Comments

Simple and Minimalistic Prefab House from MUJI

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Simplifying and minimizing is the key to more sustainable living, and it’s always nice to see cool new housing developed with this in mind. The Japanese firm MUJI recently unveiled yet another new prefab design called the Vertical House, which is simple, affordable and environmentally-friendly, and has a very tiny footprint.

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By |December 29th, 2014|Prefab|5 Comments

Gorgeous Shipping Container Home Goes Up in Ireland

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This recently constructed shipping container home is another prime example of just how versatile cargotecture really can be. Irish architect and farmer Patrick Bradley built this home using four shipping containers, which he obtained from the Belfast Docks. The home is located in a rural area of Northern Ireland, where his new home is by far the most modern one around.

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By |December 27th, 2014|Container Design|4 Comments