Skyscraper Made of Wood Suggested for Paris

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A skyscraper made of wood is the Michael Green Architects of Vancouver, BC entry into the Réinventer Paris competition. The latter is intended to highlight and promote new architectural ideas for the city’s future. The skyscraper they propose would also be the tallest wooden building in the world.

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By |June 23rd, 2015|Modern architecture|0 Comments

Eco-Friendly Timber and Metal Prefabs

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The Ecoshelta is a modular building system designed by architect Stephen Sainsbury of Canberra, Australia. It comprises a system of corrugated aluminum panels over a timber frame, which enables the construction of buildings that can be scaled up or down, added to, and which are easy to assemble and disassemble, so they can be relocated easily, while also being robust and durable.

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By |June 22nd, 2015|Prefab|2 Comments

Dune House Blends In

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Dune House is located on the Terschelling island in Holland and was designed by Marc Koehler Architects. It stands on the beach and blends in perfectly with the surrounding dunes and tufts of grass. The home is also eco-friendly and sustainable.

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By |June 12th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Tiny Modern Student Dorm

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The design firm CannonDesign, or more precisely their design studio Yazdani Studio, recently introduced a unique and modern Sleeping Pod, which will be used as student housing at the University of Utah’s Lassonde Studios. The Sleeping Pod is a fully furnished dorm room, and could also easily be used as a guesthouse, office space, extra bedroom or temporary housing. (more…)

By |June 2nd, 2015|Prefab|0 Comments

Snowboarder Builds an Awesome Off-Grid Cabin

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Mike Basich is a photographer and one of the pioneers of snowboarding and he recently completed a unique off-the-grid tiny home in the mountains. As a pro snowboarder he used to live in a large mansion, which came with all the trimmings of modern living, but he has now retired to a place where he can enjoy nature and the simple life.

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By |May 28th, 2015|Green Building|1 Comment

Clever Transformation of a Small Apartment

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It’s always nice to see clever ways of turning tiny interiors into functional living spaces that feel much larger than they actually are. The French architect Richard Guilbault recently achieved just that with a renovation of a tiny Paris apartment into a home that looks and feels much larger than its 322 square foot (30 sq m) area would suggest.

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By |May 25th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments