Quaint Tiny House With Modern Features

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Tiny homes are gaining in popularity, so the designs are getting more and more unique and fun. Gone are the days of one-room tiny homes made of wood, and I for one love seeing all these new creations. Such as this unique tiny home recently completed by the company Tiny Heirloom of Portland, Oregon. It was commissioned by a couple from Portland who wanted a small home with an old-fashioned feel to it. And I think they succeeded.
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By |September 1st, 2017|Modern design|0 Comments

A house digitally fabricated from the ground up

A team of professionals at ETH Zurich have started work on a house which will be digitally fabricated at nearly all stages of the construction process. The so-called DFAB House is being crafted at the NEST building near Zurich in Switzerland. Designing and constructing it will be a team effort between architects, robotics specialists, materials scientists, structural engineers and sustainability experts, as well as local contractor Erne AG Holzbau. One of the main aims of constructing this house is putting sustainable technologies developed in labs to real-life use to test them. (more…)

By |August 31st, 2017|Green Building|1 Comment

School Sports and Assembly Hall Made of Bamboo

Bamboo is a very sustainable building material but it is often passed over, primarily due to its vulnerability to insect infestation and moisture. However, other properties give it an unparalleled potential as a very durable, and versatile building material, so it’s nice to see big projects such as this sports and assembly hall in Chiang Mai Thailand, being constructed using it. The sports hall is the work of the local firm Chiangmai Life Architects and the actual design was inspired by the lotus flower. (more…)

By |August 30th, 2017|Modern design|0 Comments

Floating Micro Cabin

I don’t know about you, but living in a floating home has always appealed to me. And this floating tiny cabin prototype recently built by the Russian firm BIO Architects would fit the bill perfectly. They are calling it DD16 and it is designed for use in harsh climates, while it also operates off-the-grid. (more…)

By |August 28th, 2017|Modern architecture|0 Comments

Tiny Off-The-Grid Home Full of Bells and Whistles

The Canadian firm Rewild Homes recently designed a cool new tiny home, which is big enough for two and features a very cozy and comfortable layout. They are calling it Blue Heron, and it can be taken off-grid if the owners so desire. (more…)

By |August 25th, 2017|Green Building|0 Comments

Tiny Home with a Steel Frame

A number of professional tiny home building companies have emerged in recent years, and as the field evolves, so do the construction methods. An example of this is the new tiny home model recently unveiled by SteelGenix, a Denver, Colorado-based tiny home builder. They used lightweight, high-strength steel framing, while the exterior is also clad in metal. Using steel instead of wood for the framing reduces the overall weight of the tiny home in this case, though this of course depends on the gauge. The home is appropriately named Steelhaus. (more…)

By |August 23rd, 2017|Modern design|0 Comments