Innovative Alternative Housing Solution for the Homeless


Homelessness is a broad and complex issue, but there is no arguing that addressing the basic need for shelter is one of the top priorities when trying to solve it. Bas Timmer, a designer from Holland, has come up with an innovative potable shelter for the homeless. It’s called Sheltersuit and it’s basically a shelter that can also be used as a jacket. Bas created it in association with Alexander de Groot, and the main inspiration was a friend’s father who died living on the streets. (more…)

By |May 5th, 2016|Modern design|0 Comments

These Solar Panel Platforms Can Float on the Ocean


Solar power farms are a great idea, but not all countries have enough land to build them in a sufficient size. Enter floating solar power plants and you have a solution. These can be built on lakes and ponds, as well as water reservoirs where they have the benefit of preventing water evaporation and algae overgrowth. (more…)

By |April 27th, 2016|Green Tech|0 Comments

Tiny Yet Spacious Home in Hong Kong


The architecture firm LAAB of Hong Kong recently completed a renovation of a small apartment in the city. They were commissioned by a couple who bought the apartment because they wanted to be as close as possible to Hong Kong’s Central district, which is a very expensive place to live. They hired the firm to come up with a solution that would make the most of the available space, and LAAB succeeded in doing so. (more…)

By |April 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Unique Idea For Solving Urban Housing Shortage


Architect Stéphane Malka of Paris, France, has come up with a unique and quite ambitious idea of creating new housing in his city. The system he proposes calls for prefabricated units to be added onto the existing building. This system is called “3box” and apart from creating additional livable space in this metropolis, it would also be more economical since there would be no land costs associated with it. (more…)

By |April 1st, 2016|Modern architecture|0 Comments

Unique Energy Efficient Cave House


Southern Spain boasts of many cave houses, which are beautiful to look at and also serve the purpose of keeping the inhabitants cool in the searing summer heat. But the recently built House on the Cliff is certainly a step apart from the rest. (more…)

By |March 23rd, 2016|Modern architecture|1 Comment

Build a Home in Three Days


Samuel Gonclaves is a Portuguese architect who has recently introduced a unique modular housing system, which allows for the assembly of a modern home in just three days. He has named it the Gomos System, and it was funded by 18 local companies. (more…)

By |March 10th, 2016|Prefab|0 Comments