Prefab Apartments for the Homeless


The Y:Cube, a prefab modular block of apartments has just been completed in London. It will provide comfortable and affordable units for the city’s homeless. Being modular and prefabricated offsite, the constructions costs can be kept low, so the rent will be about 65 percent of the market rate for similar apartments. (more…)

By |September 29th, 2015|Prefab|1 Comment

A Vacation Cabin on Wheels


Getting out of the city and back to nature is something most city folk want from time to time. Such getaways can take a lot of planning, but there are countless choices out there. Hristina Hristova, a designer from Bulgaria, has just added one to the mix. (more…)

By |September 25th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Store Repurposes Car Windshields in a Unique Way


Recycling old cars into something useful again requires some out of the box thinking, which is exactly what Holland-based design firm Superuse Studio did. They repurposed 350 disused car windshields (along with a lot of reclaimed wood) to create the interior for a shoe store in The Hague.


By |September 24th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Great Modern Spin on the Yurt


The yurt has been around for a long time, which makes sense since it is a pretty good design for a shelter. Freedom Yurt-Cabins, based in Aurora, Colorado have recently unveiled a modern take on this classic, which includes energy-efficient windows, good insulation and a real front door.


By |September 23rd, 2015|Prefab|0 Comments

Easy to Transport Emergency Shelter


The design firm Designnobis of Turkey has recently come up with a unique concept for a pop-up shelter, which would be easy to transport and assemble. The shelter is called Tentative and has a fiberglass roof and floor with weather-resistant fabric walls that resemble those of a tent. (more…)

By |September 15th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Off-the-Grid Writer’s Retreat


The Getaway startup from Boston has recently unveiled their newest creation, a tiny retreat called Lorraine. This off-the-grid cabin is meant to be a comfy writer’s retreat for up to two people, offering the occupants a distraction free and inspiring space in which to create.


By |September 14th, 2015|Modern architecture|0 Comments