Old Barn Given New Life


I always like seeing old buildings renovated in a way that doesn’t diminish their historic charm, yet still gets them ready for the new millennium. That’s exactly what the firm Studio Farris Architects from Belgium did when they turned an old West Flanders barn into a large and light-filled office. The innovative stairs and mezzanine level only add to the charm, and frankly I want something just like that in my office. (more…)

By |August 31st, 2016|Modern architecture|0 Comments

Modular Home Expands to Meet Your Needs


The Portuguese design firm Appleton & Domingos recently designed the so-called Treehouse Riga, which is a modular home that can be easily adapted to the owner’s needs. The designs were created for the modular homebuilder Jular. Given that it’s a prefab home, there’s less construction waste as compared to traditional building methods, and expanding it to accommodate a growing family, for example, is a breeze. (more…)

By |August 24th, 2016|Prefab|0 Comments

Furniture Can be Fun to Assemble and Take Apart


People that move from place to place often either have to rent already furnished apartments, or they rely on flap pack furniture, which is inexpensive and easy to assemble. However, even IKEA furniture turns rickety, if you try to disassemble and reassemble it one too many times. That’s why it’s always nice to see alternatives, which were built with frequent disassembling in mind, such as this line of modular furniture designed by UK-based Sam Wrigley. The furniture line is called CRISSCROSS and consists of flat pack cupboards, wardrobes and desks. Sam is a recent graduate, and his main goal in creating it was providing furniture, which would be easy to pack up and take with you when you’re moving. (more…)

By |August 23rd, 2016|Furniture|0 Comments

Tiny House That Doesn’t Look it


Scandinavian design is well known for its simple aesthetics and minimalism, and this cabin located in the Jutland area of Denmark is a prime example of that. It is small, with a footprint of just 258 square feet (24 sq m) yet it looks and feels very cozy. Personally, I think it could easily be a full time tiny home, and not just a vacation house. (more…)

By |August 12th, 2016|Modern design|0 Comments

First Kasita Prototype Complete


Kasita is an innovative housing solution designed by Dr. Jeff Wilson and environmental science professor from Texas. The first Kasita unit has recently been completed and can be viewed in Austin, Texas. Kasita apartments are prefab housing units, which can stand on their own as tiny homes, or be inserted into steel racks to form larger structures such as the one pictured above. (more…)

By |August 9th, 2016|Prefab|0 Comments

Rent a Box in Someone’s Home


Rents in cities across the US are going up like crazy, and San Francisco is no exception. Illustrator Peter Berkowitz wanted to rent an apartment or room there, but could not find one to fit his budget. Instead of moving to the suburbs, he came up with an ingenious solution to cut rent and live in the city. With the help of a few friends he built the so-called Living Pod, which is basically a box that can be installed in a larger apartment, and offer the inhabitants privacy. The rent he’s paying now is $400, and the pod cost only $1300 to build. It was inspired by the Japanese Capsule Hotels. (more…)

By |August 8th, 2016|Green Building|2 Comments