Sustainable Modular Homes by Modscape

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At first glance, the Tintaldra House developed by modular homebuilder Modscape, looks a lot like an example of shipping container architecture. But the home, located on the southern banks of the Murray River in Tintaldra, Australia, is actually a highly sustainable modular home that uses no shipping containers in its construction. It could though, given its shape and floor plan.
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By |November 18th, 2014|Prefab|0 Comments

Who Wants to Live in a Maintenance Free House?

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Next to mortgage payments and building costs, maintenance costs are another expensive aspect of owning a home. Even if your home is as sustainable as possible, these costs still apply and get worse with age. Enter the Maintenance-Free House, designed by developers Realdania BYG and Arkitema Architects of Denmark, in collaboration with the Danish Technological Institute.
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By |November 15th, 2014|Prefab|1 Comment

Shipping Containers Used to Create a Modern Residence and Home Office

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A few years ago, the architecture firm Building Lab, completed the renovation of an old warehouse into a home and office. This new home is located adjacent to Linden Park at 999 43rd street in Oakland, CA in a rapidly developing new neighborhood. Privacy was a major concern of the owners, though they also did not want a home that was too isolated from the community.
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By |November 14th, 2014|Container Design|0 Comments

Couple Downsizes in a Shipping Container Home

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Photos via faircompanies.com

Luke Iseman and Heather Stewart, a couple from San Francisco grew tired of paying high rents, so they decided to build a home out of a shipping container. They also wanted a home that could be transported to virtually anywhere, which is another reason they opted for a cargo container over other building options.
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By |November 13th, 2014|Container Design|0 Comments

Billboard Homeless Shelters Might Soon be a Reality

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In early 2014 the company DesignDevelop proposed Project Gregory, which involved building shelters around billboards. This would allow the shelters to rent out advertising space and use the money to finance their running costs. The company now says they could build the first such shelter by early 2015.
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By |November 12th, 2014|Modern design|1 Comment

Quebec Couple Builds a Home Using Four Shipping Containers

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Photos via www.cbc.ca

Kirk Finken and Natalie Fraser of Luskville, Quebec recently finished building a home out of recycled shipping containers. They are both very environment conscious, and after learning how affordable used shipping containers are, and just how beautiful shipping container houses can be, they set to work. In addition to using the repurposed shipping containers, they also used other salvaged and repurposed materials to build their home wherever they could.
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By |November 8th, 2014|Container Design|1 Comment