Another Great Temporary Shelter Design

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The so-called Temporary Shelter was recently constructed in Nepal to offer the displaced a basic, and flexible shelter that can be built by unskilled workers in three days. Like IKEA’s Better Shelter, S House and other such affordable solutions for the poor or those affected by natural or other disasters, Temporary Shelter should go a long away to helping these vulnerable groups in Nepal.

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By |July 15th, 2015|Affordable|0 Comments

Sustainable Office in the Wilderness

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KantoorKaravaan is a sustainable and fully equipped office space, which is located far from the stressful hustle and bustle of the city. More precisely, it is located in a forest, surrounded by nature, which is very conductive to productive and creative work. It was designed by The Tipping Point Foundation of Holland and can function completely off-the-grid. (more…)

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

Sustainable Modular Prefab Home

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Ecoliv is an Australian modular builder, which makes truly sustainable homes from the ground up. Modular homes are supposed to be greener and more eco-friendly than traditionally built ones, but Ecoliv goes one step further in making homes that really go the distance when it comes to sustainability, and which will appeal to wide audience. (more…)

By |July 10th, 2015|Prefab|1 Comment

Affordable Wooden House Build for Cambodia’s Poor

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Habitat for Humanity Cambodia, in association with Building Trust International, and Atelier COLE have been working together on a project of building affordable housing for low-income Cambodian families. Framework House is the result of this effort and it is a sustainable home, which costs only $2500 to build and is made mainly from renewable and recycled materials. (more…)

By |July 8th, 2015|Green Building|0 Comments

Prefab From the 1940s Gets a Sustainable and Modern Makeover

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Shortly after World War 2 the French architect Jean Prouvé designed the so-called demountable house, which was to be used as temporary housing for all those who lost their homes during the war. Eight hundred of these houses were ordered at the time, and they were so easy to assemble that it took just one day to build the house and make it inhabitable. The original homes did not have a kitchen or bathroom though. (more…)

By |July 1st, 2015|Prefab|1 Comment

Houses Made of Bamboo

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Ibuku, a team of designers and builders headed by Elora Hardy in Bali make houses out of bamboo, one of the most sustainable, versatile and strongest materials available. While bamboo is a great building material on all fronts it is challenging to work with, which is why so few builders use it. Ibuku seems to have found the answer though. (more…)

By |June 30th, 2015|Green Building|2 Comments