Sustainable and Affordable Family Home

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Tatiana Bilbao, an architect from Mexico has come up with an interesting design for a low cost house, which she revealed at the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial. The home she presented can be built for just $8000 and is therefore very suitable as a social housing alternative, and Bilbao is hopeful it will one day be used as such in her home country. (more…)

By |October 22nd, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Safer and Better Roof Alternative for Low Income Families

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Families from the poorest regions of the world more often than not cover their already lacking homes with corrugated metal roofs. It’s a low cost solution, but in most cases doesn’t prevent leaks, and certainly has very little insulation value. (more…)

By |October 12th, 2015|Prefab|0 Comments

Build Your Own Solar Power Concentrator

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Go.Sol has just released a free solar concentrator construction guide, which can be used to easily build a 0.5kW solar concentrator that has a mirrored surface area of about 1 square meter, using only locally available materials. This is part of their initiative to eradicate energy poverty and breaking down the barriers to solar power access. (more…)

By |October 8th, 2015|Green Tech|0 Comments

Sustainable Home/Office Solution by Dwell

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More and more people are working from home these days, but most homes are not really designed to be part office space. Dwell Developments is seeking to rectify this via their new development in Seattle, the so-called Live/Work. These are a home-office hybrid and were designed to make working from home more comfortable and better for the environment.

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By |October 5th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Store Repurposes Car Windshields in a Unique Way

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Recycling old cars into something useful again requires some out of the box thinking, which is exactly what Holland-based design firm Superuse Studio did. They repurposed 350 disused car windshields (along with a lot of reclaimed wood) to create the interior for a shoe store in The Hague.

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By |September 24th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Community Center Built of Recycled Materials

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It’s always nice to see structures being built out of recycled materials, especially when it comes to buildings which can help spread the awareness and positive benefits of doing so. Such is certainly the case with the recently completed Re-ainbow community center designed by the Vietnamese firm H&P Architects. (more…)

By |September 11th, 2015|Green Building|0 Comments