Unique Idea For Solving Urban Housing Shortage


Architect Stéphane Malka of Paris, France, has come up with a unique and quite ambitious idea of creating new housing in his city. The system he proposes calls for prefabricated units to be added onto the existing building. This system is called “3box” and apart from creating additional livable space in this metropolis, it would also be more economical since there would be no land costs associated with it. (more…)

By |April 1st, 2016|Modern architecture|0 Comments

Unique Energy Efficient Cave House


Southern Spain boasts of many cave houses, which are beautiful to look at and also serve the purpose of keeping the inhabitants cool in the searing summer heat. But the recently built House on the Cliff is certainly a step apart from the rest. (more…)

By |March 23rd, 2016|Modern architecture|1 Comment

A Modern and Sustainable Home Renovation


Austin Maynard Architects (formerly Andrew Maynard Architects) of Australia have recently completed a green renovation, turning an existing and outdated house into a modern and sustainable home. The so-called Mills, the toy management house, is fun to look at and to live in, especially with all the sustainable features it boasts of. (more…)

By |March 11th, 2016|Modern design|0 Comments

3D Printed House and Car Share Energy


Architects from the firm SOM, in collaboration with the University of Tennessee and researchers from the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have come up with an innovative tiny home design, which is based on the concept of “integrated energy”. The home is called Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy Structure, or AMIE 1.0 and it is a 3D printed house that comes with it’s own 3D printed SUV to transport it around. (more…)

By |March 9th, 2016|Green Building|0 Comments

Another Smart Renovation


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


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