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

Gorgeous Artist’s Studio Clad in Zinc

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Zinc is one of the most commonly occurring materials on our planet, and lends itself well to architectural purposes. This is mainly due to the fact that it is very resistant to corrosion, highly durable, and easy to maintain. As such it works great as cladding for buildings, which is exactly what the Studio Weave designers did with it when constructing this beautiful artist’s studio. (more…)

By |October 9th, 2015|Modern design|1 Comment

Sustainable Home/Office Solution by Dwell

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More and more people are working from home these days, but most homes are not really designed to be part office space. Dwell Developments is seeking to rectify this via their new development in Seattle, the so-called Live/Work. These are a home-office hybrid and were designed to make working from home more comfortable and better for the environment.

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By |October 5th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Reinventing the Food Cycle

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Food going to waste is a problem in the US and elsewhere in the developed world. However, the High-solids Organic-waste Recycling System with Electrical Output device, or HORSE for short, developed by Impact Bioenergy, could go a long way towards alleviating this problem on the consumer side.

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By |October 1st, 2015|Green Tech|0 Comments

Great Modern Spin on the Yurt

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The yurt has been around for a long time, which makes sense since it is a pretty good design for a shelter. Freedom Yurt-Cabins, based in Aurora, Colorado have recently unveiled a modern take on this classic, which includes energy-efficient windows, good insulation and a real front door.

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By |September 23rd, 2015|Prefab|0 Comments

Rammed Earth Workers’ Quarters

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No, I’m not talking about the simple, bare bones homes of workers in ages past. The Australian firm Luigi Rosselli Architects have adopted this sustainable and energy efficient building material and practice to construct a residence for seasonal workers at a cattle ranch.

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By |September 21st, 2015|Green Building|0 Comments