Sustainable Home Made of Straw Bale

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Architect Nicolas Koff recently designed and built a modern and very sustainable home near Hamilton, Ontario. K-House, as the home is called is eco-friendly from the ground up and built using prefabricated 15.75-inch (40-centimetre) thick straw-bale walls. According to the architect, building a green home is about more than just installing solar panels, and K-House proves that. (more…)

By |May 25th, 2016|Green Building|0 Comments

Quaint Tiny Home Trailer

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We’ve seen a lot of tiny homes over the years, but what really sets this one apart is the seamless blending of the old and the new. The French company La Tiny House designed their creation based on the classic Airstream trailer, which is why they name it the Tiny Stream house. It’s not an exact copy of the Airstream, but the general shape of it is quite unique and definitely sets it apart from the rest of the offerings on the market. (more…)

By |May 18th, 2016|Green Building|1 Comment

Gorgeous Furniture Made From Fallen Tree Branches

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There are a lot of ways to get “back to nature” some of which are readily apparent, while others are more unique. The beautiful furniture pieces made by Sebastian Errazuriz, a NYC-based designer from Chile, certainly fall into the latter category. He uses fallen tree branches to make bookshelves, tables, and more, while the idea behind his work is to recycle the wood in its natural shape, rather than processing it into some new and unrecognizable form. (more…)

By |May 17th, 2016|Furniture|0 Comments

Students Build Cozy Vacation Cabins

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Not long ago, a team of architecture students from the Colorado Building Workshop built 14 cozy small cabins in Leadville, Colorado. The cabins were prefabricated, and will serve as dormitories of the Colorado Outward Bound School. The cabins are called Colorado Outward Bound Micro Cabins and were built on a rather steep hill in the Lodgepole Pine forest. (more…)

By |May 10th, 2016|Prefab|0 Comments

Tiny but Perfect Home

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Tiny homes can quite easily feel cramped and a lot like living in a box, which is why good design and layout are so very important. Installing large windows that let in plenty of natural light also makes all the difference. And all those things were blended into a perfect tiny home by architect Ann Armstrong of Austin, Texas. She designed and built this towable tiny house for herself as a full time residence. (more…)

By |May 2nd, 2016|Modern design|0 Comments

NYC to Get Its First Passive Apartment Building

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New York City will soon get it’s first passive house apartment building. The development is called Perch Harlem and will be built in a way that uses 80-90 percent less energy than traditionally constructed buildings. It will be located in Hamilton Heights in Harlem. The company behind the construction is Perch Living, while the interiors will be designed by the firm Me and General Design. (more…)

By |April 19th, 2016|Modern design|1 Comment