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Prefab From the 1940s Gets a Sustainable and Modern Makeover

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Shortly after World War 2 the French architect Jean Prouvé designed the so-called demountable house, which was to be used as temporary housing for all those who lost their homes during the war. Eight hundred of these houses were ordered at the time, and they were so easy to assemble that it took just one day to build the house and make it inhabitable. The original homes did not have a kitchen or bathroom though. Read more »

A Few More Awesome Examples of Cargotecture Done Right

Shipping container architecture is sweeping the world and capturing the imagination of individuals looking to build their home, business trying to revamp their headquarters, and everyone in between. Below you will find a few great examples of shipping container buildings designed in a way that is aesthetically pleasing, sustainable and functional.

1. Ingenious Shipping Container Office in Tokyo, Japan

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Skyscraper Made of Wood Suggested for Paris

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A skyscraper made of wood is the Michael Green Architects of Vancouver, BC entry into the Réinventer Paris competition. The latter is intended to highlight and promote new architectural ideas for the city’s future. The skyscraper they propose would also be the tallest wooden building in the world.

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Eco-Friendly Timber and Metal Prefabs

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The Ecoshelta is a modular building system designed by architect Stephen Sainsbury of Canberra, Australia. It comprises a system of corrugated aluminum panels over a timber frame, which enables the construction of buildings that can be scaled up or down, added to, and which are easy to assemble and disassemble, so they can be relocated easily, while also being robust and durable.

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Shipping Container Office Can be Moved on a Whim

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The firm Arcgency from Copenhagen, Denmark, has recently designed and built a shipping container office which takes into account the advantages and disadvantages of using containers as primary building materials. The office is called Made to be Moved, since it can be easily taken apart and reassembled in a new location, and it is recycled as well as recyclable.

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Fully Furnished Apartment in Half an Hour

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Wouldn’t it be great if you could just buy one box and it was enough to furnish an entire room or small apartment? For people who move a lot, and especially college students the answer is probably a yes. And that is exactly what Room in a Box offers.

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