Solar Powered Concrete Home With a Green Roof

While concrete may not be a very sustainable material to work with when building houses, the newly completed MeMo House makes up for it in other green features. It is located in Buenos Aires, Argentina and was designed by the local firm Arquitectura. (more…)

By |August 18th, 2017|Modern architecture|0 Comments

French Tiny House Does More with Less

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When it comes to tiny homes, most of them already do more with less, but in France the laws governing how large a towable home can be to still be roadworthy are even more stringent. So the firm Blauchon, charged with designing this tiny home, had less to work with since the maximum dimensions of the house could only be 21 ft (6.5 m) long and 13 ft (4 m) high. They still managed to create a comfortable, permanent home for a family of three.
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By |August 17th, 2017|Modern design|0 Comments

Water Filtration Using Wood Fibers

 

One of the key components of living off-the-grid is an effective method of water filtration, and a team of researchers at the Swedish KTH Royal Institute of Technology has uncovered a simple and affordable way of doing that. They have developed a technique to filter water using wood fibers.
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By |August 16th, 2017|Green Tech|0 Comments

Fun Little Home

The French firm Baluchon recently unveiled a unique, fun new tiny home on wheels, which packs a lot into a small space. The home is very colorful, and would be a lot of fun to live in, I’m sure, especially given the fact that the interior is very well laid out.
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By |August 15th, 2017|Modern design|0 Comments

Proposed Paris Building Renovation is Really Out There

French architect Stéphane Malka has a very interesting proposal for how to renovate an old apartment building in Paris. Plug-in City 75, as the project is named, calls for attaching a series of wooden boxes to the building’s façade, which will have the dual function of increasing the interior space of the apartments, as well as make the structure more energy efficient.
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By |August 14th, 2017|Modern architecture|1 Comment

Tiny Minimalist Home Made of Wood

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It seems like tiny homes are gaining in popularity all over the world. The lovely minimalist one pictured above was designed by a Seoul, South Korea-based firm The+Partners and DNC Architects. It’s primary aim is to act as supplementary housing for visitors of the 2018 Winter Olympics, which will be hosted in Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do. But it could also easily be a full-time tiny home.
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By |August 10th, 2017|Modern design|2 Comments