School Sports and Assembly Hall Made of Bamboo

Bamboo is a very sustainable building material but it is often passed over, primarily due to its vulnerability to insect infestation and moisture. However, other properties give it an unparalleled potential as a very durable, and versatile building material, so it’s nice to see big projects such as this sports and assembly hall in Chiang Mai Thailand, being constructed using it. The sports hall is the work of the local firm Chiangmai Life Architects and the actual design was inspired by the lotus flower. (more…)

By |August 30th, 2017|Modern design|0 Comments

Tiny Apartment Made More Spacious With a Clever Loft

Small apartments can quickly feel very cramped, but good design and some out of the box thinking can go a long way to fixing that. A great example of just how well is this Taipei, Taiwan apartment. Originally little more than a room, it was transformed into an open, cozy home for two by the firm A Lentil Design. (more…)

By |August 29th, 2017|Modern design|0 Comments

Helicopter Turned Into a Cool Hotel

This conversion of a helicopter into a cozy, and very unique hotel, takes the concept of repurposing and recycling to a whole new level. Both those practices are, of course, a must in achieving a more sustainable future. This one-of-a-kind hotel is located in Stirling, Scotland and was created out of an old Sea King helicopter. (more…)

By |August 26th, 2017|Modern design|0 Comments

Tiny Home with a Steel Frame

A number of professional tiny home building companies have emerged in recent years, and as the field evolves, so do the construction methods. An example of this is the new tiny home model recently unveiled by SteelGenix, a Denver, Colorado-based tiny home builder. They used lightweight, high-strength steel framing, while the exterior is also clad in metal. Using steel instead of wood for the framing reduces the overall weight of the tiny home in this case, though this of course depends on the gauge. The home is appropriately named Steelhaus. (more…)

By |August 23rd, 2017|Modern design|0 Comments

Tiny House That Has a Bathroom With a View

Tiny homes are more often than not built from scratch, which means that everything in them can be made exactly as the owner wants it. And the client who commissioned the firm Rewild Homes to build this tiny home for them wanted to have a bathroom big enough for a bathtub, as well as large windows so they can enjoy gazing at the surrounding nature as they bathe. (more…)

By |August 21st, 2017|Modern design|1 Comment

French Tiny House Does More with Less

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When it comes to tiny homes, most of them already do more with less, but in France the laws governing how large a towable home can be to still be roadworthy are even more stringent. So the firm Blauchon, charged with designing this tiny home, had less to work with since the maximum dimensions of the house could only be 21 ft (6.5 m) long and 13 ft (4 m) high. They still managed to create a comfortable, permanent home for a family of three.
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By |August 17th, 2017|Modern design|0 Comments