Shipping Container Apartment Complex Goes up in Texas

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Development Strategies, Inc and Alamo Architects, of Austin, TX, are the two firms behind the shipping container apartment complex, which was recently completed in Encinal, TX. The complex will consist of seven apartments made out of shipping containers. The apartments will be highly energy-efficient and also affordable. (more…)

By |April 20th, 2016|Container Design|0 Comments

NYC to Get Its First Passive Apartment Building

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New York City will soon get it’s first passive house apartment building. The development is called Perch Harlem and will be built in a way that uses 80-90 percent less energy than traditionally constructed buildings. It will be located in Hamilton Heights in Harlem. The company behind the construction is Perch Living, while the interiors will be designed by the firm Me and General Design. (more…)

By |April 19th, 2016|Modern design|1 Comment

Tiny Home With a DIY Option

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The firm 84 Lumber, which sells building supplies in the US, has branched out into offering tiny homes. Their tiny homes are intended to cater to all prospective buyers, from those who wish to build the home themselves, to the ones who simply want the keys of their new tiny home handed to them. Their debut model is called the Roving and costs $19,884 for the Semi-DIY option that comes with a basic shell, doors and trailer, while the rest is up to the buyer to complete. (more…)

By |April 15th, 2016|Modern design|0 Comments

Raising a Family in a Tiny Home

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Is it possible to raise a family in a tiny home? A lot of people would answer no right away, yet there are some who are making it work. Australian couple Fred and Shannon Schultz are living with their small daughter in a tiny home that measures only 200 square feet. And they are making it work, mainly with the help of a number of clever space saving techniques. (more…)

By |April 6th, 2016|Modern architecture|0 Comments

Unique Idea For Solving Urban Housing Shortage

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Architect Stéphane Malka of Paris, France, has come up with a unique and quite ambitious idea of creating new housing in his city. The system he proposes calls for prefabricated units to be added onto the existing building. This system is called “3box” and apart from creating additional livable space in this metropolis, it would also be more economical since there would be no land costs associated with it. (more…)

By |April 1st, 2016|Modern architecture|0 Comments

Modern Prefab Tiny House

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The prefab home firm Mima Housing of Portugal recently introduced a new line of tiny homes, which are slick, modern and affordable. They’re calling them Mima Light, and perhaps the most striking characteristic of these homes is that they feature a mirrored base section, which makes it seem as though they are floating a few feet off the ground. (more…)

By |March 31st, 2016|Prefab|0 Comments