A Cool New Tiny Home From Escape

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The tiny house making firm Escape, has built quite a few very innovative houses, many of which we also covered on this blog. They’ve come a long way and their latest tiny home creation, called Vista, is jam packed with features and has a very well-designed layout. (more…)

By |February 15th, 2016|Modern design|0 Comments

Another Smart Renovation

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From the point of view of sustainability, sometimes renovation makes more sense than tearing down and building from scratch. Especially in densely populated urban areas, where tearing a building down might not even be an option. And that’s exactly what Anne Rolland, an architect from France, did. She turned an apartment in a townhouse dating back to the 1600s into a cozy modern dwelling. (more…)

By |February 10th, 2016|Modern design|1 Comment

Affordable Homes Built From Plastic Waste

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The Mexican company EcoDomum has come up with a unique and very sustainable way of providing affordable housing for the less fortunate. They are manufacturing roofs and wall panels using discarded plastic, which they use to build homes with the help of a local housing programs. The end result is a large number of sustainable homes measuring about 430 sq ft that only cost around $280 each. (more…)

By |February 5th, 2016|Green Building|1 Comment

Awesome Modern Renovation of a Small Apartment

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Air-BNB and similar sites are growing in popularity mainly because they are making travel cheaper and, in a lot of cases, more comfortable. In fact, many people are purchasing and renovating apartments simply for the purpose of renting them out to travellers. (more…)

By |February 4th, 2016|Modern design|0 Comments

Net Zero Prefab That Can be Built in Just Three Days

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Unity Homes has recently unveiled a prefab home, which is sustainable yet still made to last for at least as long as traditionally constructed homes. The home has a number of certifications, including LEED v4 Platinum, while it is also net-zero energy and can be constructed on site in three days or less. It is also fitted with the largest number of Cradle to Cradle (C2C) certified building products used in a residential project to date. (more…)

By |February 2nd, 2016|PREFABRICATED HOMES|4 Comments

Pond House is Both Gorgeous and Super Efficient

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Holly & Smith Architects, a firm out of Louisiana, have recently finished the so-called Pond House. As the name suggests, this home is located right near a pond on a 15.5 acre (6.27 hectare) plot of land in Louisiana, USA. (more…)

By |February 1st, 2016|Modern design|0 Comments