DIY Container home in West Asheville

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  Ryan Naylor of Grow Design is taking on a a container home build as a DIY project, he is kind enough to have sent some details through on the first stage of his project. Details: – location: West Asheville – exact location is private for his families sake. – materials: Mostly re-used, scrap, and surplus materials including (but not limited … Read More

Prefab Houses and Modern Modular Joseph Tanney, Robert Luntz

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  Modern Modular by Joseph Tanney, Robert Luntz Mix and match your requirements for a modular house with design in focus. Modern Modular is a  contemporary insight by Resolution: 4 Architecture a New York based firm that has bound modern prefabricated building practice with a design focused approach. If you are looking for inspiration take a look. Purchase Modern Modular here

Prefab Houses and Modern Modular Joseph Tanney, Robert Luntz

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  Modern Modular by Joseph Tanney, Robert Luntz Mix and match your requirements for a modular house with design in focus. Modern Modular is a  contemporary insight by Resolution: 4 Architecture a New York based firm that has bound modern prefabricated building practice with a design focused approach. If you are looking for inspiration take a look. Purchase Modern Modular here

First Container Home in New Orleans

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This home was designed by the Toronto-based maker of prefab homes, MekaWorld, and is the first container home in New Orleans. It is made up of two shipping containers and has a net living area of 640 square feet. Despite the relatively small size of this one-bedroom home, it is partitioned into a very spacious dwelling. The New Orleans home … Read More

Team Austria Wins Solar Decathlon 2013

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Last week the judges of the 2013 Solar Decathlon announced this year’s winner. The award went to Team Austria’s LISI House, which was a clear leader all along, having already won the Communications, Market Appeal and Energy Balance competitions. With LISI house, Team Austria sought to create a home, which seamlessly combines indoor and outdoor living, and can be built … Read More

Zero Home is First in Utah to Receive DOE Challenge Home Status

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Designed by KTGY Group Architecture + Planning, the Zero Home is located in Garbett Home’s Bellasol community that is part of Rosecrest, a master-planned community in which Garbett has seventeen lots and an option for an additional fifteen lots. Smarthome technologies are provided by Vivint in partnership with Garbett Homes to bring affordable green living to more Americans. “This is … Read More

Going Off the Grid Gehry-Style

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Next year’s SUPRASTUDIO program at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design will be all about going off the grid on an urban scale. In a recent discussion with Dennis Shelden, Craig Webb, and Andrew Witt of Gehry Technologies, Frank Gehry talks about how, early in his career, he would get upset when electricians came into his buildings and punched holes in … Read More

Strawbale Housing, Eco Pragmatists, Greenbuild Infographic, + Drought Damages

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How airtight should we make our homes? Dwell chats with RE:4 Architecture about prefab. Eco pragmatists are challenging traditional environmentalists. Energy audits: lowering bills with increased energy efficiency. Drought could be costlier than Hurricane Sandy. In Tennessee, building a new strawbale home. What you missed: Greenbuild infographic. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter for updates, article summaries, newsworthy links, and other … Read More

World’s Tallest Prefab, New Plastic Light, Higher Standards, + Existing Home Insulation

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World’s tallest prefab tower ready to go. Empowerhouse is more than just energy efficient. Goodbye fluorescent lights?  New plastic light saves energy. Which insulation — insulating stud cavities in existing homes. Better your business with these three design principles. Holding green technology to a higher standard. Six celebrities with deep green homes. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter for updates, article … Read More

Container Perfection, Wood Materials, Solar Steam Efficiency, + Urban Infill Examples

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Super efficient solar steam. Environmental fallout of greener buildings. Containers: secret plans for perfect apartments for a disaster. Wood is the most technologically advanced building material. DOE continues to test Philips’ L-Prize LED retrofit bulb. Installing a photovoltaic system. Examples of urban infill. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter for updates, article summaries, newsworthy links, and other site news.