Shipping Container Apartment Complex Going up in Texas

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About 75 miles north of Houston, TX, a large shipping container apartment unit is currently under construction. The complex is called Cube Square and is located within walking distance of Sam Houston State University. The apartment units were created with student housing in mind, but they will be available to anyone who wishes to rent one.

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By |March 17th, 2015|Container Design|1 Comment

Modular Shelter Sleeps Twelve

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One of the more interesting creations to come out of the recently held Salt Siida Workshop, taking place on the Sandhornøy island in Norway, is certainly the so-called Nomadic Shelter. It measures a very modest 130 square feet (12 square meters) yet can comfortably sleep up to 12 people.

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By |March 13th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Woodscraper to Replace Skyscraper?

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The Elastic Woodscraper II was designed by Weingartner Architects as a possible solution to all the negative prospects of growing city populations, such as social alienation, limited resources, urbanization, and others. The Elastic Woodscraper II is envisioned in a way that promotes sustainability, social cohesion and efficiency.

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By |March 10th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Energy Efficient Reclaimed Modern House

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A home that comes close to being Net Zero is highly sustainable just based on that alone, but Reclaimed Modern house designed by architecture firm Dwell Developments goes a step further, as it is also constructed from reclaimed wood, concrete and metal. It is located in the Columbia City area of Seattle, Washington.

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By |March 9th, 2015|Modern architecture|0 Comments

Students Turn Storehouse into a Tiny Home

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Amy Andrews and Ethan Van Kooten, students at Central College in Iowa, converted an old storehouse into a cozy tiny home. The conversion was actually their senior project, and it cost only $489. This low cost was also made possible by the fact that they used recycled furniture and other repurposed materials wherever they could.

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By |March 6th, 2015|Green Building|0 Comments

Passively Cooled House Makes Outdoor Living Enjoyable

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I am a huge fan of homes that make it easy and appealing to spend some of the day, or night, outdoors. The recently completed MMMMMS House does a great job of this, sporting a skeletal structure that invites relaxing or working outdoors. The home is also passively cooled and features a number of other sustainable features.

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By |March 5th, 2015|Green Building|0 Comments