Greenhouse-Like Concept Used to Reduce Heating Costs of a Home

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This recently completed off-the-grid home in Sapporo, Japan uses a greenhouse-like enclosure to keep the heating costs down. It’s not really a novel idea, but the way it is incorporated into this modern home is pretty brilliant. (more…)

By |January 6th, 2016|Green Building|1 Comment

Simple Movable Walls Transform Tiny Apartment

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Small apartments can quickly become very cramped and offer little privacy. Moveable walls go a long way towards alleviating this problem, yet they are usually large, cumbersome contraptions that take up a lot of the space they’re being used to save. (more…)

By |December 30th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Mobile Tiny House With a View

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Atlas is a new tiny house creation made by F9 Productions of Longmont, Colorado. They describe it as a tiny house/RV hybrid. It offers a spectacular view, which makes it appear much more spacious, and can also be taken completely off the grid. (more…)

By |December 29th, 2015|Modern design|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

An Affordable Hobbit Home

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Ever dream of having your own home that resembled the hobbit houses as seen in the Lord of the Rings movies? If so you’re in luck, because the company Green Magic Homes has begun offering prefab modular “hobbit homes” which can be made according to the buyer’s wishes. (more…)

By |December 18th, 2015|Prefab|0 Comments

Modular Home of the Future

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Ever wish you could just rearrange the rooms in your home? Well, Tetris House designed by Universe Architecture would allow you to do just that. The designers really took modular building to the next level with this one.

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By |December 16th, 2015|Modern architecture|0 Comments