Author: David

ModPools – Cargo Container Pools

Something a little different this week. ---------------------------------------------------------- Modpools’ patent pending pool utilizes the structural rigidity of a modified shipping container to provide end users with a relocatable hot pool. Set up your pool in minutes and take advantage of Modpools’ built in spa. Enjoy your pool all...

War ruins are reborn as a sustainable home in Lebanon

Great repurposed /recycled building turned into something great! ------------- Having survived the Lebanese Civil War as a torture and detention center for militia forces, The House With Two Lives has a colorful past to say the least. So when Lebanese design practice Nabil Gholam Architects was asked to renovate...

My day job is in the Golf Entertainment sector, so seeing this has a special place in my heart! ------------------------ Architecture49 is proud to unveil its latest project, the clubhouse for Golf Exécutif Montréal, located on Nuns’ Island, a green oasis in the St. Lawrence River facing...

Starbucks Opens First Container Store in Taiwan

Even Starbucks has joined in on the trend. ------------------------------------ Hualien City, TAIWAN - Starbucks Taiwan opened its first store in Asia Pacific built from recycled shipping containers. The new Starbucks is the first retailer to open a storefront in the yet-to-be opened Hualien Bay Mall, which is located in...

Mosman / SAOTA

Great use of concrete. --------------------------------------- Set on the slopes of Mosman, Sydney, this bold and modern home maximises dramatic views and capitalises on the great climate and indoor-outdoor lifestyle in Australia. Designed by award-winning architecture company SAOTA, this home has been created as a primary home for a...

A sustainable campus is built from 22 recycled shipping containers

Its growing! ------------------------------------- The International Sustainable Development Studies Institute in Thailand is taking its own teachings to heart with the an eco-friendly campus crafted from 22 recycled shipping containers. Now, the institute has a clear example when teaching students about the importance of upcycling and sustainability, plus plenty of space for...

Green-roofed Cantilever House floats above the Malaysian rainforest

Love the  steel and glass floating above the rain forest! Very large house. ------------------------------------------------------ This green-roofed house juts out over the lush rainforest of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Architecture firm Design Unit Sdn Bhd envisioned the Cantilever House as a “forest” of industrial steel columns that create a weightless-looking volume. Passive House design features...

Garage House in Kawagoe / Horibe Associates

Love the idea of being able to see your cars from the office space. ---------------------------------------------------- As a true car and bike enthusiast, the client hopes for the ability to see his favorite car from the comfort of his bedroom. His wife wishes for a space in which...