Downsizing with IKEA Modular Dwelling

You've probably heard about IKEA's prefab homes offered overseas called BoKlok.  This isn't anything like that, but it has some interesting potential.  As discovered by Michael Janzen of Tiny House Design, IKEA recently teamed up with ReadyMade to show these ReadyMade Signature Modular Dwellings at a few locations along the West Coast.  The dwelling has a full kitchen, living room, and bedroom — all tightly packaged in a tiny little space. 


By |March 30th, 2010|Categories: Prefab|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Emeco with a New Recycled Material

Emeco, maker of iconic chairs with 80% recycled aluminum, will soon offer the Navy Chair made with recycled Coca-Cola bottles, according to Dezeen.  Representing four years of research, 111 Navy Chair will be made with 111 PET bottles, or about 65% post-consumer content.  According to Emeco, not only will the chair be "super strong, durable and comfortable," but it will also be "warm, colorful and about half the price of the aluminum one."  Thoughts?  Available exclusively from DWR.


By |March 29th, 2010|Categories: Furniture, Modern design, Recycled|Tags: |2 Comments

Traditional LEED Platinum in Georgia

New World Home, a design-build company, recently took LEED Platinum for another traditional home in Geogia.  Like the other one nearby, this Marietta home was factory-built in modules and has a slew of green features.  It’s the company’s Chadwick design and the award-winning home also carries NAHB Gold and EarthCraft Gold certifications.


By |March 29th, 2010|Categories: LEED, Prefab, Single Family|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

In the LEED: Melrose Commons, Holy Wisdom Monastery, Willow Creek Center

On a weekly basis, we probably hear about 5-10 projects receiving some form of LEED certification and they certainly deserve some sort of recognition.  So we're going to publish "In the LEED" every so often to share a little bit about what's going on in the industry.  Of course, we'll also take some time to showcase LEED projects on a more thorough basis, so stay tuned. In the mean time, check these four projects out.  Some impressive work …


By |March 28th, 2010|Categories: LEED|3 Comments

Dollars and Sense, Green Priorities, Cement Gold, + Energy Star Audits

Water's place in Cradle to Cradle. Do green buildings make dollars and sense? Top 10 priorities to build green on a budget. Audit finds vulnerability of Energy Star program. Clean technology may […]

By |March 27th, 2010|Categories: Week in Review|0 Comments

Nine Modern Homes in Taltree EcoVillage

After nearly three years of planning, Taltree ecoVillage by YS Development is gaining a little steam.  Located in Redmond, Washington — not more than a bike ride from the company Bill Gates co-founded — Taltree includes a collection of nine modern, green homes built to the highest green building and energy efficiency standards. 


By |March 26th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |5 Comments

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