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Small Homes That Can be Assembled in One Day


One of the best things about downsizing to a smaller home is the ease and speed of the construction of such homes. And the so-called Box Homes, designed and produced by the Bert and May Group of London, UK really outshine the competition in this, since they can be assembled in just one day.

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Sustainable and Affordable Family Home


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. Read more »

Self-Sustaining Vertical Garden


Vertical gardens are great for façades, insulation and to add a bit of greenery to a home or office. But the problem with them is that they require a lot of maintenance and power to flourish. Well, that could be a thing of the past. The firm Treebox, which specializes in urban greening, has created a vertical garden, which is entirely self-sustaining. Read more »

High Rise Made of Laminated Timber


This interesting building is actually the winning entry into the so-called Finlandia Prize for Architecture, which is organized in Finland. The building is called Puukuokka and was designed by the OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture and build out of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT).

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Safer and Better Roof Alternative for Low Income Families


Families from the poorest regions of the world more often than not cover their already lacking homes with corrugated metal roofs. It’s a low cost solution, but in most cases doesn’t prevent leaks, and certainly has very little insulation value. Read more »

Gorgeous Artist’s Studio Clad in Zinc


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. Read more »

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