Micro Apartment Complex Coming Soon to Houston

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There is a housing shortage in many cities worldwide, which has in recent years led to the emergence of “micro apartment” complexes. These offer small homes, which are just as functional as larger ones, but cost much less. Ivy Lofts is one such “micro apartment” complex. It was developed by Novel Creative Development and it will be located in the East Downtown, or EaDo, neighborhood of Houston, which is very close to the cultural and business center of the city. (more…)

By |September 19th, 2016|Modern architecture|0 Comments

Old Barn Given New Life

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I always like seeing old buildings renovated in a way that doesn’t diminish their historic charm, yet still gets them ready for the new millennium. That’s exactly what the firm Studio Farris Architects from Belgium did when they turned an old West Flanders barn into a large and light-filled office. The innovative stairs and mezzanine level only add to the charm, and frankly I want something just like that in my office. (more…)

By |August 31st, 2016|Modern architecture|0 Comments

Another Ingenious Renovation

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Architects from the Anna & Eugeni Bach firm recently finished a very unique renovation of a Barcelona, Spain apartment. The renovation was done with the goal of maximizing the available space in the apartment, while playing to its already existing strengths. (more…)

By |May 27th, 2016|Modern architecture|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

Unique Energy Efficient Cave House

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Southern Spain boasts of many cave houses, which are beautiful to look at and also serve the purpose of keeping the inhabitants cool in the searing summer heat. But the recently built House on the Cliff is certainly a step apart from the rest. (more…)

By |March 23rd, 2016|Modern architecture|1 Comment