One of the key characteristics of shipping containers is that they can easily be stacked one on top of another and still retain their structural soundness.
Living small requires that every piece of furniture performs it’s own function, as well as some extra one’s besides.
Dr. Jeff Wilson of the Huston-Tillotson University in Texas has embarked on a very unique and special experiment.
Sonya Newenhouse, the founder of the green consulting company, Madison Environmental, is putting theory into practice through building the so-called NewenHouse, which is a prefab sustainable, passive house.
Shipping container architecture is a great way to build a sustainable home, but many architects and homeowners are also going a step further, and using these building blocks to build truly off-the-grid homes.
A shipping container home is going up in Royal Oak, Michigan. According to the builder, ModEco Development, this is likely the first home made of recycled shipping containers in Michigan.
Gennaro Brooks-Church, the director of the green building firm Eco Brooklyn, is slowly turning his townhouse in a green and sustainable home.
It’s always nice to see sustainable building projects get underway, especially when they’re being built in cities, which must become more energy efficient soon, or else.
The recent renovation of a maid’s quarters into a fully-equipped tiny apartment in Paris, France is downright ingenious.
Jonathan Von Reusner, a sophomore at Bard College, dreamed of moving out of his parents’ house, but at the same time, did not want to live on campus.
This unique and very pink tiny home, called Vila Hermina is located in the town of town of Černín in the Czech Republic.
A net-zero apartment complex was recently opened in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, NY. The construction of this sustainable building was put on hold by hurricane Sandy, which hit when the building was already under construction.
This modern and striking home/studio was built a few years ago, but deserves a second look. It was created by designer Jennifer Siegal, who was tasked with the job by a client who wanted to transform a former junkyard in downtown Los Angeles into a live-work artists community.
The Prefabricated Accessible Technological Homes (or P.A.T.H.) are high-end, luxury prefab homes, which are capable of producing more energy that they require.
Repurposing materials to create a home is at the heart of any sustainable living endeavor. The tiny home recently built by Stefan Cook of A Biggish Tiny House is a prime example of repurposing and salvaging building materials done right.
The Canadian firm Kottage RV is offering an innovative mobile home solution, namely a shipping container home, which can be towed to virtually anywhere.
Studio Gang Architects of Chicago recently released a series of early pictures of a new LEED Gold project that they are designing.
Cambridge Holdings Inc. in collaboration with One City recently announced that they would soon begin the construction of a mixed-use building, which will be built out of recycled shipping containers.
The modern home bristles with safety and home protection devices and technology. Smoke Detectors, Carbon Monoxide detectors, burglary alarms, and electrical circuit breakers just to name a few.