Eco Prefab Homes Made from Natural SIPs

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MAKAR, an architecture and design firm from Scotland is currently building very sustainable and eco-friendly homes. The homes they design are also constructed by local workmen, while the SIPs used to build them are all-natural and made from locally-source timber. (more…)

By |December 1st, 2015|Prefab|0 Comments

Easy to Move Tiny Green Home

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Architects Luis Velasco Roldan and Ángel Hevia Antuña of Ecuador have designed a small, 538 sq ft (50 sq m) house called Nelson Homero ESPE Prototype II. The main aim for now is to perfect a prototype for a house, which is built using traditional methods and natural materials. (more…)

By |November 30th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Clever Home Office in a Tiny Apartment

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These days, more and more people are working from home, and a lot of them are having trouble separating the work space from the living space. This can be especially challenging for those living in tiny apartments or houses. And that’s why this ingenious Tokyo apartment transformation is so awesome.

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By |November 27th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Limited Number of Superhouses to Be Built

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Magnus Ström, the owner of UK firm Ström Architects, has announced plans to design and build a limited number of superhouses. The idea is simple: construct luxury homes with all the modern amenities that feature sustainable technology, which allows them to operate completely independent of the grid. The houses are currently in the concept stage.

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

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