When working from home, having a dedicated office space is awesome, and having one that serves more than just a single purpose is even better. The firm Neil Dusheiko Architects from London, UK, recently built this sustainable garden office, which also doubles as a yoga studio and even a playroom for children. This space is used by a psychiatrist who practices from home, and they use it to see patients during the day. The structure is called the Shadow Shed, and they chose this name because it was envisioned as a space with a dark skin, but with light and warmth at its center. I think they did a good job of bringing this image to life. […]
The so-called SMUD Tiny House Competition is very new, and this year it took place in Sacramento, California. Its main aim is to promote sustainable living and eco-construction of tiny homes. This year, the winning entry was the so-called Revolve House, which was entered into the competition by Santa Clara University. It competed against 9 other California-based college teams and their creations.
Think it isnâ€™t possible to live comfortably off-the-grid in the Arctic Circle? Well, think again. Because the HjertefÃ¸lgers, a family of six, have been doing it for three years now, and theyâ€™re absolutely loving it. Whatâ€™s more, they live in a geodesic dome thatâ€™s paned in glass, so they also have majestic views from their house. The glass isnâ€™t useful just for stargazing though, since it also serves as a sort of greenhouse, which allows the family to grow their own food. […]
Solar powered lamps are great, but theyâ€™re usually not pretty. That could be about to change very soon though. The Japanese company Sphelar Power Corporation has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to start exporting their so-called Lantern, a solar powered lamp that is designed to resemble an hourglass with lovely hardwood accents, which makes it perfect for any home. They also make a handheld version of the lamp called Stick. […]
The town of Hemel Hempstead, which is located about 24 miles from London, UK, might soon be home to the worldâ€™s most sustainable residential tower. The proposed building is called The Beacon and it will house luxury sustainable apartments. It will also feature on-site renewable energy generation and several energy conservation technologies. Judging by the renders, it will also be gorgeous. It was designed by the firm Wardman Brown.
Turning micro spaces into cozy apartments seems to be the answer to the housing crisis in many cities across the world. With the help of transformer furniture and multipurpose units thatâ€™s not very hard to do. The latest such successful transformation was recently completed in Milan, Italy. The apartment in question is located in the cityâ€™s historical district Brera, and the architects have successfully turned it into a small, but cozy living space. […]