Gorgeous Treehouse is Recycled and Powered by the Sun

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There is something so whimsical about treehouses and I for one would love to have one. Especially one as beautiful and sustainable as the Nest treehouse. It was recently build by the company ArtisTree for Cypress Valley Canopy Tours out of Texas, and it features the perfect blend of unique design, recycled and reclaimed materials and alternative energy. It also offers wildlife conservation since it will double as a butterfly sanctuary.

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

Deltec Homes Expands the Renew Collection with Three New Models

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(Model: Aster, a tiny round home)

Deltec Homes introduces three new models to their line of high performance and net-zero homes, the Renew Collection. The new models include the Aster, an 861-square-foot tiny round home; the Chestnut, an Arts and Crafts-style home; and the Highland, a modern design.

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By |May 7th, 2015|Modern design, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Summer Vacation Home Made from Recycled Materials

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Architect Leo Qvarsebo from Sweden recently built a family vacation home by mainly using recycled materials. The cabin is a modern reincarnation of the traditional A-frame cabin, and the architect likes to think of it as a “treehouse for adults.” And there’s certainly no denying that it’s a lot of fun.

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By |May 5th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

A City in the Sahara Desert

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The architecture firm OXO Architectes from Paris, working with Nicolas Laisné Associés, has recently presented their vision for a “vertical city” skyscraper, which they would like to build in the Sahara desert. This mixed-use tower would be the perfect solution for sustainable living in the desert, and it would be able to comfortably house a large number of people.

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By |May 4th, 2015|Modern architecture|0 Comments

Underwater Floating House

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Here’s a unique floating house idea. The Kleindienst Group developer firm is set to build 42 floating homes as part of the Heart of Europe development in Dubai. The structure is called the Floating Seahorse, and it is technically a boat. What’s so unique about it is the fact that one entire floor of it is located underwater, offering clear views of the underwater life in the Persian Gulf.

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By |May 1st, 2015|Modern architecture|2 Comments

Dallas Couple Builds Luxurious Shipping Container Home

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One of the best things about shipping container architecture is that you can go as small or as large as you like. Matt and Barbara Mooney of Dallas, TX worked with local firm M Gooden Design to create their 3,700-square-foot dream home using 14 40-foot long recycled shipping containers as the main building blocks.

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By |April 30th, 2015|Container Design|2 Comments