First Building to Receive the Passive House Premium Certification

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The Passive House certification is hard to get, and this is especially true for the Passive House Premium certification. The latter is a new level of certification and was introduced in early 2015. It was created in order to account for the transition of building energy sources from fossil sources to renewable energy. (more…)

By |November 23rd, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Vertical Forest Building Planned in Switzerland

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The Italian architect Stefano Boeri has been given a go ahead to create a “vertical forest” apartment building to be constructed in Lausanne, Switzerland. The innovative building will have trees planted on every level, while it will also feature a number of sustainable technologies, such as solar power and a rainwater collection system. (more…)

By |November 20th, 2015|Modern architecture|0 Comments

Fold Out Balcony

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For many apartment dwellers a balcony is but a dream, yet with this new fold out window it could well become reality. Architect Aldana Ferrer Garcia, who is based in Brooklyn, NY, has come up with the so-called “More Sky” window system, which can be installed in place of existing windows. (more…)

By |November 16th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Proposal for Foldout Shelter

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The Italian firm Barberio Colella ARC has recently proposed the so-called Just a Minute shelter, which is primarily aimed at providing adequate living conditions to the people of Nepal following the devastating earthquake that struck the area in the beginning of this year. (more…)

By |November 12th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Unique Recycled Stools

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Recycling is a must and finding new, and creative ways to do it is always welcome. One example of this is the Stool ZERO concept developed by the KaCaMa Design Lab of Hong Kong. It is a great example of how repurposing hard to recycle trash can lead to a beautiful piece of furniture, which anyone can put together.

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By |November 11th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Home That Moves With You

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Dr. Jeff Wilson, who awhile ago made a home out of a dumpster in order to learn more about sustainable living, has used his findings and knowledge to co-create an urban micro home. The Kasita, as this home is called, is designed for city life, yet can still be moved on a whim by the owner. (more…)

By |November 10th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments