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This House Doesn’t Need to Air Conditioning

This House Doesn’t Need to Air Conditioning

Brief VTN Architects continues its efforts to add greenery infused architecture to Vietnam with the recently completed Bat Trang House. The tree- and plant-filled residence is defined by a ceramic brick facade that helps cool its interior.   Insight VTN...

A Companct House for 5 People and a Pet

A Companct House for 5 People and a Pet

Brief  French firm Baluchon always manages to fit a lot of living space into its tiny houses, but its latest model can somehow sleep an impressive five people – plus a cat – in a home measuring just 19.6 feet long.   Insight French firm Baluchon always manages to...

More Efficient Construction By Panelized 3D-printed Homes

More Efficient Construction By Panelized 3D-printed Homes

Brief  A new community being constructed in California is another interesting take on the trend of 3D-printed architecture, with local company Mighty Buildings taking a pre-fab approach to offer kits for more efficient construction on site.   Insight Over the...

Study weighs Possibility of Lunar Concrete Super Tall Towers

Study weighs Possibility of Lunar Concrete Super Tall Towers

Brief  A research team has suggested using regolith-based concrete to build kilometer-high towers adorned with solar panels to provide power to a crewed base on the moon. Researchers say manufacturing concrete in-situ offers a low-cost alternative to transporting...

Creating a Modular “Hotel in a Box” Concept in Britain

Creating a Modular “Hotel in a Box” Concept in Britain

Brief  London-based design firms Koto Design and Aylott + Van Tromp have joined forces to create a modular "hotel in a box" concept. Dubbed Hytte, the innovative accommodation concept transforms an outdoor space into a ready-to-go nature retreat overnight.  ...

An “8m” Compact Tiny House with an Office and a Spare Bed for Guests

An “8m” Compact Tiny House with an Office and a Spare Bed for Guests

Brief  Build Tiny has a knack for maximizing available floorspace in its compact builds. Its latest model measures just 8 m in length but the firm managed to shoehorn in a well-stocked kitchen, an office, and a spare bed for guests.   Insight New Zealand's Build...

Tiny House Bits the Right Note with Built-in Music Studio

Tiny House Bits the Right Note with Built-in Music Studio

Brief The latest tiny house by French firm Baluchon serves as residence and workspace to a composer, with the firm managing to squeeze a mini music studio into its living room. The home also boasts an upstairs balcony, which is a rarity in a tiny house.   Insight...

Concrete Home in Ecuador Features Double Facade

Concrete Home in Ecuador Features Double Facade

Brief  Orense Arquitectos, based in Ecuador, has designed a concrete house on an island with an entrance composed of two layers. "The double facade absorbs you and achieves its protective function of blocking direct solar light and exterior distractions," said Orense...

Architects Design Asymmetrical Concrete House

Architects Design Asymmetrical Concrete House

Brief Graux & Baeyens Architecten has designed a concrete home with asymmetrical canopies alongside a canal in Belgium. "While the concrete construction is no less imposing than the ships that slowly pass by on the canal, the openings give the whole a human...