Handy and Modern All-In-One Piece of Furniture

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Wouldn’t it be nice if all it took to furnish a room was one piece of furniture? Well, that dream has now come true. Heri&Salli, an architecture firm from Austria have just unveiled the so-called Viennese Guest Bed, which is the only piece of furniture one needs to fully furnish a guest room.

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By |February 23rd, 2015|Modern design|1 Comment

Awesome Guesthouse Conversion

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Times are hard and they’re not getting better very fast, so a lot of people are forced to find alternate ways of making money. One way is certainly renting out your home or a portion of it, and one of the more creative ways of doing this is certainly this conversion of a laundry boiler room into a guesthouse in San Francisco. The conversion was done by architect Christi Azevedo of Azevedo Design. The owners will now be renting it out via AirBnB and similar services.

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By |February 21st, 2015|Modern design|2 Comments

Tiny Prefab House That is Suitable for Cold Climates

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Leaf House, designed by Laird Herbert of Canada, is now at Version 3 and according to the designers, it is suitable for living it at -58 °F (-50 °C). The new version is also lighter and larger, but weighs less than the original model. It is perfect for anyone considering a tiny home that they can easily transport to anywhere in the world, including some very cold regions.

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By |February 19th, 2015|Prefab|1 Comment

Shipping Container Homes to Solve Housing Problems in Hawaii

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The Faith Action for Community Equity (FACE) has turned a shipping container into a home for a family of five. The shipping container is located in Honolulu, Hawaii and cost about $11,000 to construct.

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By |February 18th, 2015|Container Design|2 Comments

New Mexico Home Power Solely by Solar Energy

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Design firm Needbased has recently completed a home in New Mexico, which has achieved both the Passive House Certification as well as meet the highest National Association of House Builders (NAHB) green building standard. Taoshouse, as the home is called, is therefore one of a very US homes few to obtain the certification given out by the Passive House Institute in Germany. This home will also run only on the electricity harvested from the sun.

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By |February 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Another Promising Pop-Up Apartment Solution

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The recently introduced Cubitat is another instant apartment solution. It was designed by the Canadian architectural firm Urban Capital and Italian designer Luca Nichetto. The Cubitat cube measures 10 x 10 x 10 feet (3 x 3 x 3 m) and features a kitchen, bedroom, lounging and entertainment area, bathroom, laundry and storage space.

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By |February 14th, 2015|Prefab|0 Comments