Another Smart Renovation

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From the point of view of sustainability, sometimes renovation makes more sense than tearing down and building from scratch. Especially in densely populated urban areas, where tearing a building down might not even be an option. And that’s exactly what Anne Rolland, an architect from France, did. She turned an apartment in a townhouse dating back to the 1600s into a cozy modern dwelling. (more…)

By |February 10th, 2016|Modern design|1 Comment

Old Museum Becomes a New Home

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Progress and modernization does not need to be all about getting rid of the old, and the same holds true when it comes to sustainable design and renovations. While not always the case, it does sometimes make more sense to renovate a building rather than tear it down and build something else in its place. (more…)

By |January 29th, 2016|Green Building|0 Comments

Sustainable Local Community Garden Architecture

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A team of architecture students from the California State Polytechnic University have designed a sustainable community garden, which will be constructed using a combination of recycled shipping containers and rammed earth. (more…)

By |January 20th, 2016|Green Building|0 Comments

Off-The-Grid Trailer Tiny Home

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Few tiny mobile homes are as sustainable as the ones made by the Austrian firm Wohnwagon. It specializes in constructing trailer homes, which can function completely off-the-grid. They make great vacation homes, offices, guest houses, or even full-time residences.

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By |November 17th, 2015|Green Building|0 Comments

Sustainable Rooftop Living

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Rooftop living is not something that’s often mentioned on this blog, but from a sustainability point of view, it makes a lot of sense. Especially when it comes to urban living, and lack of adequate and affordable living space there. The Jewel Box, designed by Clear Studios of New York City, is a great example of a housing solution on the roof, which is also all around very sustainable.

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

Sustainable and Affordable Family Home

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Tatiana Bilbao, an architect from Mexico has come up with an interesting design for a low cost house, which she revealed at the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial. The home she presented can be built for just $8000 and is therefore very suitable as a social housing alternative, and Bilbao is hopeful it will one day be used as such in her home country. (more…)

By |October 22nd, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments