Sustainable Rooftop Living

ext

Rooftop living is not something that’s often mentioned on this blog, but from a sustainability point of view, it makes a lot of sense. Especially when it comes to urban living, and lack of adequate and affordable living space there. The Jewel Box, designed by Clear Studios of New York City, is a great example of a housing solution on the roof, which is also all around very sustainable.

(more…)

By |October 30th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Camping on the Water

ext

Wouldn’t it be great, if you could pitch a tent on a lake or river, and let it rock you to sleep? I know I’d love that, so I think this floating pod designed by Daniel Durnin, an artist and designer from London, is simply awesome. He is calling it the WaterBed and it is light enough to be towed on the back of a bicycle.

(more…)

By |October 29th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Small Homes That Can be Assembled in One Day

ext

One of the best things about downsizing to a smaller home is the ease and speed of the construction of such homes. And the so-called Box Homes, designed and produced by the Bert and May Group of London, UK really outshine the competition in this, since they can be assembled in just one day.

(more…)

By |October 23rd, 2015|Prefab|4 Comments

Transformer Wall Saves Space

closed wallunit

A lot of people are starting to prefer living in small apartments in cities, rather than large houses out in the suburbs. But with increased demand, the rents have also gone up, so clever space saving solutions are very much sought after. (more…)

By |October 21st, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Modular Housing for the Homeless of Dublin

ext

Modular housing has a number of advantages, such as speed, affordability and ease of construction, which makes it ideal for use as housing for the homeless. Due to this, the Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DRHE), has decided to start advocating that modular houses be used to house the city’s homeless, the number of which has been growing. (more…)

By |October 16th, 2015|MODULAR HOMES|0 Comments

High Rise Made of Laminated Timber

ext

This interesting building is actually the winning entry into the so-called Finlandia Prize for Architecture, which is organized in Finland. The building is called Puukuokka and was designed by the OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture and build out of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT).

(more…)

By |October 15th, 2015|Modern architecture|0 Comments