Shipping Container Apartment Complex Goes up in Texas

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Development Strategies, Inc and Alamo Architects, of Austin, TX, are the two firms behind the shipping container apartment complex, which was recently completed in Encinal, TX. The complex will consist of seven apartments made out of shipping containers. The apartments will be highly energy-efficient and also affordable. (more…)

By |April 20th, 2016|Container Design|0 Comments

Old Barn Turned Into a Modern Home

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Here is another example of a great conversion project, which breathes new life into a structure built a long time ago. The project was dubbed Ancient Party Barn and the conversion was carried out by the firm Liddicoat & Goldhill. The home is located near Folkestone, Kent, which is one of the most scenic areas of England. The architects did a great job of mixing the old with the new with this conversion, creating a gorgeous modern home, which pays homage to its historical roots yet is firmly planted in the new millennium. (more…)

By |March 7th, 2016|Modern design|0 Comments

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

Home Made From Recycled Materials

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Tiny homes are sustainable to begin with, but when they are also made mostly using recycled materials they are pretty much perfect when it comes to eco-living. The home pictured above is exactly that. It was built in New Zealand by American expats Patrick and Cori and about 80% of the materials they used were recycled. (more…)

By |January 22nd, 2016|Green Building|0 Comments

Net-Zero Community Completed In Seattle

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With all the talk about the need for greater sustainability, it’s nice to things actually being done in that direction. Dwell Development has recently completed a small, sustainable home community called New Rainier Vista. (more…)

By |December 28th, 2015|Modern architecture|0 Comments

Stools Made from Recycled Seaweed

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It’s always great to see waste recycled as something unique and useful, and that’s exactly what this project involves. When Carolin Pertsch, a designer from Germany learned that tons of seaweed were being dumped into landfills each year, she sought out to find a way to offset this problem. (more…)

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