Low Carbon Positive Energy Home

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Earlier this year, the so-called Solcer House was built by a team from Cardiff University in Wales. Solcer House is such an accomplishment because it is low-cost, low-carbon and energy positive. It was built as part of the Solcer Project, which is a part of the Low Carbon Research Institute Program and the main aim of this prototype house is to show how easily and affordably low-carbon goals can actually be met in architecture. (more…)

By |July 21st, 2015|Green Building|0 Comments

Students Find Affordable Living Solution for Los Angeles

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Finding affordable dwellings in large urban areas has become quite difficult in recent years. Los Angeles is also facing this problem and to combat it, the mayor wants to build 100,000 new affordable housing units by 2021. (more…)

By |July 17th, 2015|Modern architecture|0 Comments

Another Great Temporary Shelter Design

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The so-called Temporary Shelter was recently constructed in Nepal to offer the displaced a basic, and flexible shelter that can be built by unskilled workers in three days. Like IKEA’s Better Shelter, S House and other such affordable solutions for the poor or those affected by natural or other disasters, Temporary Shelter should go a long away to helping these vulnerable groups in Nepal.

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By |July 15th, 2015|Affordable|0 Comments

Sustainable Modular Prefab Home

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Ecoliv is an Australian modular builder, which makes truly sustainable homes from the ground up. Modular homes are supposed to be greener and more eco-friendly than traditionally built ones, but Ecoliv goes one step further in making homes that really go the distance when it comes to sustainability, and which will appeal to wide audience. (more…)

By |July 10th, 2015|Prefab|1 Comment

Couple Builds Tiny Home From Old Camper

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Sometimes building a tiny home from scratch is just too much work or too expansive, which is why creative solutions are always welcome. That’s exactly what North Carolina couple Julia Fowler and her boyfriend came up with. They turned a 1984 Fleetwood Prowler, which is a fifth-wheel model camper that fits over a truck, into a cozy tiny home which they plan to take on the road soon. (more…)

By |July 7th, 2015|Modern design|0 Comments

Prefab From the 1940s Gets a Sustainable and Modern Makeover

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Shortly after World War 2 the French architect Jean Prouvé designed the so-called demountable house, which was to be used as temporary housing for all those who lost their homes during the war. Eight hundred of these houses were ordered at the time, and they were so easy to assemble that it took just one day to build the house and make it inhabitable. The original homes did not have a kitchen or bathroom though. (more…)

By |July 1st, 2015|Prefab|1 Comment