Clever Loft-Less Tiny House Design

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Tiny homes are a great way to downsize, and many have found the freedom they never imagined possible by moving into one. However, living small comes with it’s own set of challenges, and adequate usable living area is not the least of them. (more…)

By |January 7th, 2016|Modern design|1 Comment

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

Omnidirectional Solar Panels are on the Horizon

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The direction in which roof top mounted solar panels face is very important, since it determines the amount of solar energy these devices will be able to convert into power. But this may soon become less of a concern. (more…)

By |January 5th, 2016|Green Tech|1 Comment

Self-Healing Furniture

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Making furniture out of repurposed and salvaged wood is a very eco idea, but it is not without its own set of challenges. One of the biggest is the need to repair these pieces of wood, which are often not in very good shape. (more…)

By |January 4th, 2016|Modern design|0 Comments