Sustainable Home Made of Straw Bale

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Architect Nicolas Koff recently designed and built a modern and very sustainable home near Hamilton, Ontario. K-House, as the home is called is eco-friendly from the ground up and built using prefabricated 15.75-inch (40-centimetre) thick straw-bale walls. According to the architect, building a green home is about more than just installing solar panels, and K-House proves that. (more…)

By |May 25th, 2016|Green Building|0 Comments

Quaint Tiny Home Trailer

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We’ve seen a lot of tiny homes over the years, but what really sets this one apart is the seamless blending of the old and the new. The French company La Tiny House designed their creation based on the classic Airstream trailer, which is why they name it the Tiny Stream house. It’s not an exact copy of the Airstream, but the general shape of it is quite unique and definitely sets it apart from the rest of the offerings on the market. (more…)

By |May 18th, 2016|Green Building|1 Comment

Students Build Cozy Vacation Cabins

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Not long ago, a team of architecture students from the Colorado Building Workshop built 14 cozy small cabins in Leadville, Colorado. The cabins were prefabricated, and will serve as dormitories of the Colorado Outward Bound School. The cabins are called Colorado Outward Bound Micro Cabins and were built on a rather steep hill in the Lodgepole Pine forest. (more…)

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

Plastic Bottle Village is Being Built in Panama

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Plastic bottles make up a huge proportion of waste on our planet, and recycling them properly should be a priority. In a unique effort to do just that, a group in Panama is planning to construct an entire village out of discarded plastic bottles. The project is called Plastic Bottle Village and the idea was proposed by Robert Bezeau, an entrepreneur from Canada. (more…)

By |May 4th, 2016|Green Building|0 Comments

NYC to Get Its First Passive Apartment Building

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New York City will soon get it’s first passive house apartment building. The development is called Perch Harlem and will be built in a way that uses 80-90 percent less energy than traditionally constructed buildings. It will be located in Hamilton Heights in Harlem. The company behind the construction is Perch Living, while the interiors will be designed by the firm Me and General Design. (more…)

By |April 19th, 2016|Modern design|1 Comment

Tiny Yet Spacious Home in Hong Kong

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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