Author: David

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How Shipping Containers Are Made

This is a video we produced from inside a Chinese factory showing the building of an intermodal shipping container. These containers are purpose built for BigSteelBox and are are painted our colors and branded with decals in the factory. Full Video on Youtube From BigBoxSteel  ...

Hot Water and Passive Lighting

I've been learning Revit and while a lot of companies products we intend to use use have moved on from AutoCad and Sketchup to providing BIM file, many companies still have yet to provide these files and/or are scared to proved them due potential of...

65 Shipping Container amphitheater

Creative commercial use of containers. ----------------------------- What can you make with 65 old, used shipping containers? How about a huge building with an amphitheater, offices and a sustainable development educational center. Spot Cool Stuff has previously reported on creative shipping container architecture. We’ve had dinner with a prominent...

Ventilation

To meet Passive House requirements the interior air has to be cycled via some type of mechanical air exchange as the overall building living space is air tight. We have decided to go with an Ultimate Air 200DX ERV as it meets our space and CFM...

Home Design in Harmony with Nature

Natural and relaxing environment with steel accents. ----------------------------------------------------- We've featured quite a few homes with a cantilevered pool, but as this one peeks out at you through the path of vegetation, you can't help but feel invited in. This villa in Singapore, by architects Terre Pte Ltd,...

Electrical and HVAC

Unfortunately last week I missed my weekly update as I had the flue for the first time in a half decade and it was not a pleasant one. In the time I could comprehend, I spent working on the Bedroom 2 and the houses electrical...

INDUSTRIAL ZEN

Unique Zen industrial feel. --------------------------------- Japanese leatherwear brand Sisii is all about bold, natural minimalism, and in Kobe, this raw, stylish energy is embodied in its press office and retail showroom. Breaking away from tried and true interior design conventions, the project's principal architect, Yuko Nagayama of...

Cliff House container house

Creative use of containers. I like that its lifted off the ground and floating. --------------------------------------------- Sustainable design has taken longer to get off the ground in South Africa largely due to expensive construction methods. When Johannesburg-based Architecture For A Change (A4AC) took on the challenge of building...

Bathrooms

In the EI.house v1 we will have 3 bathrooms that I spent most of the time finding parts for, adding to the Database of parts and designing the look and feel of each. Some of the overall requirements are that it matches the surrounding theme...