Prefab Apartments for the Homeless


The Y:Cube, a prefab modular block of apartments has just been completed in London. It will provide comfortable and affordable units for the city’s homeless. Being modular and prefabricated offsite, the constructions costs can be kept low, so the rent will be about 65 percent of the market rate for similar apartments. (more…)

By |September 29th, 2015|Prefab|1 Comment

A Vacation Cabin on Wheels


Getting out of the city and back to nature is something most city folk want from time to time. Such getaways can take a lot of planning, but there are countless choices out there. Hristina Hristova, a designer from Bulgaria, has just added one to the mix. (more…)

By |September 25th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Store Repurposes Car Windshields in a Unique Way


Recycling old cars into something useful again requires some out of the box thinking, which is exactly what Holland-based design firm Superuse Studio did. They repurposed 350 disused car windshields (along with a lot of reclaimed wood) to create the interior for a shoe store in The Hague.


By |September 24th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Rammed Earth Workers’ Quarters


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.


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

Printing a Hotel Suite


The 3D printing of concrete structures has been around for a while now, but it’s still not come very far in development, considering it is quite an ingenious and sustainable building alternative. However, engineer Lewis Yakich, has recently successfully printed a hotel suite in the Philippines. (more…)

By |September 18th, 2015|Green Building|1 Comment

Easy to Transport Emergency Shelter


The design firm Designnobis of Turkey has recently come up with a unique concept for a pop-up shelter, which would be easy to transport and assemble. The shelter is called Tentative and has a fiberglass roof and floor with weather-resistant fabric walls that resemble those of a tent. (more…)

By |September 15th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments