Container Studio Space in New York

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Artist and DJ Andrea Shapiro went to her architect for help creating a work space in Amagansett, New York.  With a limited budget of $60,000, Shapiro needed roughly 700 square feet and an "inviting and reflective" studio, according information posted by the architecture firm on ArchitizerMaziar Behrooz Architecture suggested using old steel containers for the structure to save costs.  The result is shown below with additional images and video. 

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By |May 23rd, 2010|Container Design, Modern architecture|3 Comments

German Prefab Shipping to the States

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German HUF Haus makes these beautiful, modern, post-and-beam homes through precision engineering and factory manufacturing.  The homes are expensive but a HUF house is energy efficient, spacious, and high tech.  HUF is a unique participant in the green prefab world with their signature floor-to-ceiling windows and clean lines.

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By |May 6th, 2010|Modern architecture, Prefab|15 Comments

Wisconsin Passive House in the Woods

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It’s interesting to see Passive Houses — like the Breezeway House in Millcreek, Utah — gain more and more recognition in both the mainstream media and design and construction circles.  Another project worth keeping an eye on, Passive House in the Woods, is quietly moving forward with carbon neutral ambitions and a goal to be the first Passive House in the state of Wisconsin.

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By |April 27th, 2010|Modern architecture, Passive House|6 Comments

Modern, Green, Affordable: Studio Shed

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A new start up company based out of Boulder is making these Studio Sheds for use as equipment, storage, or office sheds.  They're modern, green, and somewhat affordable with models starting at $4,900 (while the DIY flat-pack kit sells at a small discount).  You purchase the shed, secure the permits, set the foundation, and Studio Shed installs the shed in about 6-8 hours.

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By |April 26th, 2010|Modern architecture|3 Comments

Platinum Modern House in South Korea

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This Samsung Green Tomorrow project is the first in East Asia to achieve LEED Platinum certification and the first zero-energy house in South Korea, according to project consultant ARUP.  Located in Yongin of the Gyeonggi Province, the project includes a zero-energy home of 4,553 square feet and visitor pavilion of 3,208 square feet with some incredible green features.

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By |April 25th, 2010|LEED, Modern architecture|4 Comments

New, Simple, Green: InterModal Design

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Due to the popularity of Paul Stankey’s Holyoke Cabin (and what seems to be an increasing interest in shipping container design), the folks at Hive Modular today announced the launch of a new company called InterModal Design with a set of six thoughtful container cabin plans. 

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By |April 23rd, 2010|Container Design, Modern architecture|0 Comments