This is a three-level studio and living space by daiken-met architects in Gifu, Japan. Called Sugoroku Office, the space is made with seven used shipping containers and a structural steel frame that holds the intermodal units together. The project sits on a basic parking lot under short-term lease so design for deconstruction and relocation was a critical driver for the end result. Sugoroku Office has about 1,200 square feet, several work stations, a kitchen, and a loft that’s ready for living.
- High-rise housing going modular.
- Living in a green home that’s just right.
- Green energy puts money in homeowner wallets.
- Is U.S. energy independence finally within reach.
- Passive House certification through PHA, not PHIUS.
- I can’t stop looking at absurdly tiny homes.
- Not the prefab home of the past.
When I first saw The Wedge, pictured in this article, I immediately thought about the Caboose, which is a tiny house in Wyoming that we mentioned about a year ago. It turns out both of these off-site fabricated cabins are made by Wyoming-based Wheelhaus. Check it out, this is a company that’s turning out next-gen recreational park trailers built with quality and sustainable materials.
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One thing I’ve noticed is the fact that home building is changing in a big way. In order to capture what’s going on across the country, I thought it would be interesting to talk with influencers and innovators about things like tiny houses, prefabrication, sustainable design, high performance construction, and home technology. For this first interview, I was able to exchange emails with Sam Hagerman, co-owner of Hammer & Hand and president of the Passive House Alliance US, on the topic of ADUs and Passive Houses.
So, what do you get when you sandwich a plywood bamboo material called PlyBoo with two sheets of a paper-composite called Richlite? Stratum, a new countertop material made through a venture between Smith & Fong and Richlite Company. The material was inspired by nature and the majestic basalt cliffs of Palouse Canyon in eastern Washington.