Flexible Eco Prefab for Emerging Ghana

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Besting the efforts of nearly 3,100 architects worldwide, a team involving blaanc of Portugal and João Caeiro of Mexico won the Open Source House design competition with their entry “Emerging Ghana.” All of the entries are available online and Emerging Ghana, as a pilot project, is expected to be built by the end of this year.

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By |June 30th, 2010|Affordable, Modern architecture, Prefab|0 Comments

IQ Haus Prefab Unveiled in Los Angeles

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Last week, a newly completed IQ Haus by DNA European Design Studio was on display at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, California.  The container home, clad in a contemporary application of Douglas Fir, was enjoyed by conference attendees and could have been the "coolest thing" there. 

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By |June 28th, 2010|Container Design, Modern architecture, Prefab|0 Comments

Green Solar Lumenhaus Wins in Europe!

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The team from Virginia Tech just took the top prize at Solar Decathlon Europe with their house pavilion, Lumenhaus, which was inspired by the Farnsworth House.  The deep green home was on display in the Solar Village in Madrid and viewed by more than 190,000 visitors.

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By |June 28th, 2010|Modern architecture, Single Family, Solar|4 Comments

Re:Focus House Dazzles the Internet!

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With the European counterpart to the Solar Decathlon now complete, the team from University of Florida walks away as winner of the Internet Award based on online voting open during the competition.  Their home, Project RE:FOCUS, blends three elements from historic Florida houses — a covered open porch, a breezeway oriented to prevailing winds, and a porous breathable skin — in a striking way.

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By |June 27th, 2010|Modern architecture, Single Family, Solar|3 Comments

Modern Green Compact House for All

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This tiny house — the L41 House — has been sneaking around the internet over the past few months.  It was on display at the Vancouver Olympics and visitors seemed to take a liking to the 220-square-foot beauty.  Designed by Michael Katz and Janet Corne, L41 House is small, energy efficient, and sacrifices nothing but extraneous space.

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By |June 25th, 2010|Modern architecture, Prefab, Single Family|6 Comments

Asul: New Adaptable Modern Homes

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Before joining forces with Shepley Bulfinch, Merz Project, architect of the Galleries at Turney, had a small paragraph of information on their website about “asul” prefabs planned for “Prescott Community.”  While I never was able to learn any thing new about the endeavor, it turns out that ASUL will debut at Dwell on Design this week.

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By |June 22nd, 2010|Modern architecture, Prefab|0 Comments