Awesomely Designed Tiny Home


Isabella Mori of Vancouver, BC recently moved into her brand new tiny home. The move was spurned by the rising rents in Vancouver. Builder John McFarlane of Camera Buildings did a great job designing and constructing this home. All told, the home cost around US$31,000 to build. It’s great how its boxy shape enabled the designer to make the most of the available space.


By |June 24th, 2015|Green Building|2 Comments

Skyscraper Made of Wood Suggested for Paris


A skyscraper made of wood is the Michael Green Architects of Vancouver, BC entry into the Réinventer Paris competition. The latter is intended to highlight and promote new architectural ideas for the city’s future. The skyscraper they propose would also be the tallest wooden building in the world.


By |June 23rd, 2015|Modern architecture|0 Comments

Eco-Friendly Timber and Metal Prefabs


The Ecoshelta is a modular building system designed by architect Stephen Sainsbury of Canberra, Australia. It comprises a system of corrugated aluminum panels over a timber frame, which enables the construction of buildings that can be scaled up or down, added to, and which are easy to assemble and disassemble, so they can be relocated easily, while also being robust and durable.


By |June 22nd, 2015|Prefab|2 Comments

Luxurious and Sustainable Hotel


Sandibe Okavango is an eco-hotel, which was recently constructed on a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. It is sustainable from the ground up and clearly demonstrates that comfort and luxury does not necessarily need to the sacrificed for sustainability.


By |June 19th, 2015|Green Building|2 Comments

High School Students Build a Solar Powered Tiny Home


A team of students at the REALM Charter High School in Berkeley, CA built a solar-powered tiny house as a school project. The home doesn’t have a name and measures only 100 square feet (9.2 sq m). It also represents an excellent example of the type of project more schools should be engaging in. (more…)

By |June 18th, 2015|Green Building|0 Comments

Fully Furnished Apartment in Half an Hour


Wouldn’t it be great if you could just buy one box and it was enough to furnish an entire room or small apartment? For people who move a lot, and especially college students the answer is probably a yes. And that is exactly what Room in a Box offers.


By |June 16th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments