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A house digitally fabricated from the ground up

A team of professionals at ETH Zurich have started work on a house which will be digitally fabricated at nearly all stages of the construction process. The so-called DFAB House is being crafted at the NEST building near Zurich in Switzerland. Designing and constructing it will be a team effort between architects, robotics specialists, materials scientists, structural engineers and sustainability experts, as well as local contractor Erne AG Holzbau. One of the main aims of constructing this house is putting sustainable technologies developed in labs to real-life use to test them. (more…)

By |August 31st, 2017|Green Building|1 Comment

School Sports and Assembly Hall Made of Bamboo

Bamboo is a very sustainable building material but it is often passed over, primarily due to its vulnerability to insect infestation and moisture. However, other properties give it an unparalleled potential as a very durable, and versatile building material, so it’s nice to see big projects such as this sports and assembly hall in Chiang Mai Thailand, being constructed using it. The sports hall is the work of the local firm Chiangmai Life Architects and the actual design was inspired by the lotus flower. (more…)

By |August 30th, 2017|Modern design|0 Comments

Tiny Apartment Made More Spacious With a Clever Loft

Small apartments can quickly feel very cramped, but good design and some out of the box thinking can go a long way to fixing that. A great example of just how well is this Taipei, Taiwan apartment. Originally little more than a room, it was transformed into an open, cozy home for two by the firm A Lentil Design. (more…)

By |August 29th, 2017|Modern design|0 Comments

Floating Micro Cabin

I don’t know about you, but living in a floating home has always appealed to me. And this floating tiny cabin prototype recently built by the Russian firm BIO Architects would fit the bill perfectly. They are calling it DD16 and it is designed for use in harsh climates, while it also operates off-the-grid. (more…)

By |August 28th, 2017|Modern architecture|0 Comments

Helicopter Turned Into a Cool Hotel

This conversion of a helicopter into a cozy, and very unique hotel, takes the concept of repurposing and recycling to a whole new level. Both those practices are, of course, a must in achieving a more sustainable future. This one-of-a-kind hotel is located in Stirling, Scotland and was created out of an old Sea King helicopter. (more…)

By |August 26th, 2017|Modern design|0 Comments

Tiny Off-The-Grid Home Full of Bells and Whistles

The Canadian firm Rewild Homes recently designed a cool new tiny home, which is big enough for two and features a very cozy and comfortable layout. They are calling it Blue Heron, and it can be taken off-grid if the owners so desire. (more…)

By |August 25th, 2017|Green Building|0 Comments