The recently completed Beijing Greenland Center, built by Chicago’s Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) may not look like a very energy efficient building at first glance, given it’s glazed façade.
Kodasema, a firm from Estonia, is busy designing a tiny prefab home, which according to them can be assemble on-site in only seven hours.
The famous Icehotel, which they build every year in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, will get built for the 27th year in a row this year, since it melts into nothing each year.
Here is another creation by Custom Container Living, the shipping container architecture firm out of Archie, Missouri.
The vacation home in question is located in the Lake of Bays, Muskoka region and is actually a recently renovated house from the 1960s.
The company Leckie Studio Architecture + Design of Vancouver recently unveiled plans to start producing innovative modular cabins, which will arrive in a flatpack package and be as easy to assemble as IKEA furniture.
Finding ways to maximize the harvesting of solar power is quite possibly the most important step in moving towards a more sustainable future.
The company Greenmoxie of Toronto, Canada recently unveiled a sustainable tiny home, which can withstand even the harsh conditions of a Canadian winter.
European cities are even more densely populated than US ones, and finding a place that’s comfortable and all your own can sometimes be quite a challenge.
A large part of the appeal of tiny homes lies in the unique design that these bite-sized dwellings offer.
It seems like shipping container architecture is getting a revival of sorts, despite all the drawbacks and criticisms of this form of architecture.
Our forbearers used what was on hand to build their homes and shelters, and striving for a more sustainable world inevitably means that we have to get back to those basics.
Seems like the idea of building rotating tiny homes so they can follow the sun and maximize solar heat gain or privacy might be catching on.
Full time traveling, at least for a while, is the dream of many, and artist Kelsey and journalist Corbin of Steps to Wander have made it a reality.
Architects Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley have taken the idea of living with nature a whole step further with their newest creation.
This interesting cargotecture creation was recently completed by the company TAK Architects. It is a hostel located in the Vietnamese ocean resort town of Nha Trang and is comprised of a stack of three recycled shipping containers, which where painted in bright colors and contain family-sized and multi bed dormitory style rooms.
While a large percentage of plastic we use in everyday lives is recyclable, there are still those items that cannot be recycled.
Some people don’t want to make the leap to living tiny full-time, but that doesn’t stop them from enjoying the benefits of living small when it comes to vacation homes.
The Holland-based firm Fiction Factory have recently unveiled a modular home, which is built out of layered cardboard.
Glamping in the forests of Dorset, England just got a lot more comfortable thanks to the recently constructed Woodsman’s Treehouse.