For professionals working from home a dedicated office space can be a real productivity booster. These spaces can also be used for a number of other purposes, such as meditation, yoga, exercise, and more. This interesting backyard office is certainly one such space. It is located in the backyard of a Nottingham, UK home, and is used as both a workspace and a relaxation space. The office was designed by 2hD Architecture Workshop and it is an extension of an existing architecture office, which is located on the ground level of a family home. What’s really interesting is that this home is clad in 546 coconut-fiber broom brushes, which makes for a very unique and a very hairy structure. (more…)
Prefab homes are a great solution when looking to build fast, and now there is another awesome option to do so on the market. The Italian architect Renato Vidal has recently unveiled a prefab foldable home, which can be installed in less than a day. The so-called M.A.Di home comes flat-packed and is built using sustainable materials and means, but designed with durability in mind. It can also withstand earthquakes. (more…)
The New Zealand firm Build Tiny recently completed a tiny home, which has some very innovative and effective space-saving features. This so-called Millennial Tiny House is also available to buy at various price points and is therefore accessible to those on a budget, as well as those who want a fully equipped home, which they can move into right away.
The New York City-based architecture firm DFA Studio recently turned in a proposal for an observation tower made of wood. If built, the structure would be the tallest timber tower in the world, and would offer great views of NYC from its location in Central Park. In addition to that, it would also be used to filter the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in the park, turning it into a freshwater pond which everyone could use.
Since tiny homes are so small, the key to living in them comfortably is a clever interior layout. And this is best achieved when it is tailored to your specific needs. Enter the so-called Kootenay tiny house built by the firm TruForm Tiny. Potential customers have a wide range of layouts, as well as size, materials, colors, and even furniture to choose from when ordering one. The home is towable and can also be made to operate completely off-the-grid. (more…)
The recently completed Pacific Harmony tiny home, designed and built by the firm Handcrafted Movement, features superb craftsmanship and some unique interior layout ideas, which make it appear much more spacious than it is. This includes a bedroom, which can be turned into a dining room when needed.
The Pacific Harmony home is towable, and measures 28 ft (8.5 m) in length. The exterior cladding is board and batten, with accents made of Pacific Cedar, while the roof is standing seam metal. Much of the interior is taken up by the living room, which is placed in the center of the home and fitted with a sofa, and a large entertainment center. One of the bedrooms is also located on the ground level, next to the living room. It features a folding oak dining table, which can be folded out of the way when not needed so as to make room for the Murphy style bed. (more…)