A lot of effort has gone into developing transparent solar cells lately, since they could be attached to windows easily with no loss of light.
Wouldn’t it be great to have a whole apartment at the snap of your fingers? Turns out you can, sort of.
The South American firm MAPA Architects recently unveiled the first of its Minimod (which is short for Minimal Modular) tiny homes, which can be used for a variety of purposes, from a tiny vacation home, to a hotel.
Spark Architects has come up with a unique urban farm concept called Homefarm, which is primarily aimed at improving the health and life of seniors at a Singapore retirement home.
Here is an tiny home built out of a recycled shipping container that is a great example of just how easy it is to create a comfortable and functional home using one of these awesome building blocks.
Earlier this year a team of students from the University of Technology in Trondheim designed a very sustainable hut as part of a design- and building workshop.
The Commons, located in Melbourne, was designed by the firm Breathe Architecture and it just might he most sustainable apartment building in Australia.
The firm Djuric Tardio Architectes built a green, prefab family home, which is located in Antony-Paris, France.
In 2013 the furniture giant IKEA, in collaboration with the United Nations Agency for Refugees (UNHCR) developed the so-called Refugee Housing Unit (RHU), a flat packed shelter for housing refugees, which is much easier to assemble and a lot more durable than other such shelters currently in use.
Ireland-based architecture firm Ceardean Architects, in collaboration with several partners and groups, recently completed Ireland’s first shipping container home, as part of the Ripple Container Homes Project.
The design firm B-ILD recently renovated an old, World War II bunker into a cozy underground hotel, which is also super safe and could protect the inhabitants from most apocalyptic or cataclysmic events.
While shipping containers are great for building affordable and comfortable homes quickly, not all architects are quite sold on their benefits.
With the new elevator proposed by ThyssenKrupp, elevators as we know them could be a thing of the past.
Researchers at the University of Toronto have come up with a new kind of spray-on colloidal quantum dots (CQD), which is a breakthrough in the field as it doesn’t bind with oxygen atoms.
When it came time to build a new home, Matt Mooney and his partner Barbara, opted to construct it using shipping containers.
Printing homes rather than building them still seems like something out of a science fiction novel, but it might soon become reality.
Tiny homes can quickly turn out too cramped, resulting in claustrophobia. But when done right, these houses are a great way to live sustainably and affordably.
Downsizing makes a lot of sense from an economic and sustainability point of view, but finding the right furniture, namely such that is functional without taking up a lot of room, is usually not so easy.
Survival is mankind’s most important goal, and now some of us will be able to do so in style and comfort.
Shipping container homes are taking the architecture world by storm and naturally they have fierce supporters on one side, and naysayers on the other.