False Bay Writer’s Cabin

Esta cabaña – diseñada por Olson Kundig Architects – tiene 150 m2 cuadrados y sirve como refugio de escritores o casa para invitados. Los propietarios querían mantener un contacto permanente con el entorno, el clima, la fauna y las vistas y además necesitaban un sistema de cierre seguro para cuando la casa no estuviese en uso.  Read More →
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The Cabin Room Hotel

En suecia nos encontramos con este novedoso concepto de hotel basado en la cooperacion de conocidos arquitectos y diseñadores que dan como resultado una colección única de habitciones entre medio de árboles como denominador común. Esto abre una nueva dimensión en términos de ecoturismo y de estar metido en el corazón mismo de la naturaleza.  Read More →
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10 Things to Consider in Using Shipping Containers

Modern day pioneer John Wells is doing some interesting work in Alpine, Texas.  On his desert swath in The Field Lab, which is also referred to as The Southwest Texas Alternative Energy and Sustainable Living Field Laboratory, Wells is living off the grid and maintaining an interesting (and humorous) journal in the process.  Read More →
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Varados en la costa – Oceanscope observatory

OceanScope observatory, Songdo New City – South Korea. Arquitectura, AnL Studio. Fotografías, Park So-Young and Chang Gil-Hwang. Varados en la costa y anclados a una roca de hormigón armado, cinco contenedores de trasporte marino, reutilizados, definen la estructura del mirador “OceanScope”. Con el objetivo de ofrecer un punto de vista elavado sobre el horizonte, los contenedores se han montado con una inclinación de 10, 20, 30 grados, de tal manera que los visitantes ascienden por las escaleras hasta la plataforma superior, donde pueden contemplar el espectáculo cotidiano de la puesta... 
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Casa de jardin de troncos.

Via @dezainnet, a log home seemingly carved out of a stack of logs in Hilversum, The Netherlands designed by Piet Hein Eek. More at thomas mayer_ archive.  Read More →
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¿Que tal una oficina Container?

Earlier this year, the OC Register highlighted one company’s efforts to transform unused warehouse space in Santa Ana, California.  Orange County based Marketing Via Postal Group, Inc. needed offices for their new warehouse and decided to reuse 10 twenty-foot shipping containers as offices and a kitchen.  MVP’s employees did the work and the container spaces now have porthole windows, office furniture, plants, and bathrooms/sinks. MVP bought the containers for ~$1,000 each and configured them with windows, doors, electricity, heating, and air conditioning for ~$3,000-$4,000 each. ... 
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Casa Container; Simple y cómoda.

Some of you may be tired of container homes, but this one, the Cordell House, is too interesting not to talk about.  Designed by Christopher Robertson and developed by Numen Development, L.P., it’s a 1,858 square-foot pad with three bedrooms and three bathrooms.  And in addition to being built with a number of green elements (described below), the developer was able to keep construction waste to a minimum with ten contractor trash bags total. It’s hard to tell from the images, but the driveway was made with a FilterPave system of 70-80 percent post-consumer recycled glass, 20-30... 
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Taller Rosa Skific / FPS Oficina de Arquitectura

La vivienda de la artista fue en donde primero tuvimos que intervenir, un antiguo PH con ambientes estancos al cual le aportamos mayor dinamismo con integración de los espacios y recorridos visuales nuevos cambiantes a cada paso. Se encuentra enclavado en el centro de la manzana en el barrio de San Telmo en un primer piso de un edificio antiguo de la zona. El PH tiene dos plantas, en la primera se desarrolla el acceso, la cocina, la biblioteca y el taller, en la segunda el dormitorio y el acceso a la terraza. Pero nuestro desafío era cómo generar un espacio nuevo para taller de pintura a bajo... 
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Increíble casa huevo de dmvA

Belgian architectural firm dmvA designed ‘blob VB3′, a mobile unit for the office of xfactoragencies as an extension to the ‘house’. the  space – egg house consists of a bathroom, kitchen, lighting, a bed and several niches for storage. the nose can be opened automatically and functions as a kind of porch. it easily transportable and can also be used as an office, guestroom or garden house. polyester was the primarily material used in construction of the ‘blob VB3′. project info: blob VB3 design: dmvA principal: rini van beek/ xfactoragencies team:... 
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Container Solar Charging Station in NY

According to a recent press release, a sustainable energy company calledBeautiful Earth Group just unveiled this containerized electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Red Hook, Brooklyn.  With a soaring array of photovoltaic panels, the BMW Mini E pictured runs exclusively on fresh, green power generated by the off-grid, modular station.  You’ll note that the station just so happens to be built with recycled shipping containers, too. After a 3-hour charge, the Bimmer has a range of about 100 miles.  When an additional charge is needed, the upper level of the charging station has a battery... 
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