Luxury Energy Efficient Home

Often we associate sustainability with downsizing to a smaller home and thereby reducing our carbon footprint, but it doesn’t have to be that way. As MVRDV, a Holland-based firm, proves with their recently completed Casa Kwantes. The latter is a luxury home, which features a brick façade, plenty of glazing, and an array of energy efficient tech. The design of the home itself was inspired by 1930s architecture, but it features a modern twist.
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By |September 7th, 2017|Modern design|0 Comments

Former Office Reimagined as a Cozy Micro Apartment

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Living in a small space is not for everyone, especially when it comes to living in densely populated urban areas. With a towable tiny house, you can park it anywhere and have as much nature and space around it as you wish, but in an apartment you’re pretty much stuck where you are.
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By |September 6th, 2017|Modern design|0 Comments

Camping in Style

While going camping in a tent has its charms, a lot of people prefer the more comfortable alternative of “glamping”. And the Spanish firm In-Tenta has recently designed a gorgeous micro cabin, which is intended to be deployed in some of the most picturesque landscapes, so that residents can enjoy the best of untouched nature in style and comfort.
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By |September 4th, 2017|Prefab|0 Comments

A house digitally fabricated from the ground up

A team of professionals at ETH Zurich have started work on a house which will be digitally fabricated at nearly all stages of the construction process. The so-called DFAB House is being crafted at the NEST building near Zurich in Switzerland. Designing and constructing it will be a team effort between architects, robotics specialists, materials scientists, structural engineers and sustainability experts, as well as local contractor Erne AG Holzbau. One of the main aims of constructing this house is putting sustainable technologies developed in labs to real-life use to test them. (more…)

By |August 31st, 2017|Green Building|1 Comment

School Sports and Assembly Hall Made of Bamboo

Bamboo is a very sustainable building material but it is often passed over, primarily due to its vulnerability to insect infestation and moisture. However, other properties give it an unparalleled potential as a very durable, and versatile building material, so it’s nice to see big projects such as this sports and assembly hall in Chiang Mai Thailand, being constructed using it. The sports hall is the work of the local firm Chiangmai Life Architects and the actual design was inspired by the lotus flower. (more…)

By |August 30th, 2017|Modern design|0 Comments

Tiny Apartment Made More Spacious With a Clever Loft

Small apartments can quickly feel very cramped, but good design and some out of the box thinking can go a long way to fixing that. A great example of just how well is this Taipei, Taiwan apartment. Originally little more than a room, it was transformed into an open, cozy home for two by the firm A Lentil Design. (more…)

By |August 29th, 2017|Modern design|0 Comments