Articles With "green building" Tag

First of IKEA Better Shelters for Refugees to Start Shipping Soon

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A while ago we reported that IKEA was collaborating with the UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency) to create an easy to construct and affordable refugee shelter. The result was the so-called Better Shelter unit and IKEA is now getting ready to start producing the first 10,000 units to those in need. IKEA is in a unique position to produce these shelters en masse, which is what makes this project so promising.

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Mother and Daughter Living in a Tiny Home

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Seattle, Washington resident Candice Ding built a tiny home for herself and her elderly mother. She decided to take on the project, after they were not approved for a senior’s apartment. She built the home by hand using a Fencl plan as inspiration.

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Prefab Straw Insulation Panels Make Very Sustainable Homes

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The sustainable builder BaleHaus recently constructed several energy-efficient homes, which were built using a prefabricated straw insulation system made by the company ModCell. BaleHaus is actually made up of 3 firms working together, namely Cadan Developments, ModCell, and White Design. So far the group has built several different sized homes, from townhouses to apartments, which goes to show just how versatile the straw building system can be.

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Powder-based 3D Printing Method Developed

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The 3D printing of homes and other buildings definitely has a place in the future of architecture as soon as the technology is scaled up to be able to produce large structures. We might be one step closer to that with the powder-based cement method of 3D printing, which was developed by researchers at UC Berkeley, headed by Associate Professor of Architecture Ronald Rael.

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Home That Blends Into Its Environment

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The architecture studio Reform from Poland is planning to build a very unique home in the woods. They’re calling the project Izabelin House, and a large portion of its exterior façade will be covered by mirrors, which sort of makes it look as though the upper floor of the home is just floating in midair in the forest.

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Incredibly Functional Towable Tiny House

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The Colorado-based company Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses recently unveiled their newest tiny home creation called Rio Grande. It is a biggish tiny home, though still small enough to be easily towable.

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