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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...

Hurricane-proof floating homes are packed with green features

Not to Industrial, but Great use of space and has some impressive green features. -------------------------------------- These solar-powered, zero-emissions floating homes are packed with green goodness. Designed by Dutch architect Koen Olthuis with Waterstudio in collaboration with Arkup, an “avant-garde life on water” company based in Miami, the...

House + House in Amparo

This house is very expansive and open in side. ------------------------------------------------- What drives us in the process of designing this two houses is the possibility to distort and compose with a notion of nature, at the same time wild and artificial. A thin layer of soil floats a...

Sunny Side Box

Simple use of containers. ----------------------------------- A House Full of Sun This place was originally used by the owner’s mother for clothing storage as well as a living. Now, as the owner and his work employees were to live here, it needed to transform into a new space. The...

Central Florida may get apartments built using shipping containers

Commercial use is catching on! ---------------------------------------------- Central Florida might soon become one of the few places in the nation using metal shipping containers to build affordable apartment complexes. JP Morgan Chase funded $600,000 so that the nonprofit Crisis Housing Solutions could launch about two dozen units expected to...

Marian. Family House in Ullastrell

Very simple and creative use of recycled materials. ---------------------------------------- The house sits on the southeast slope of Ullastrell, a tranquil village about 45 minutes from Barcelona. An old concrete mass wall contains the inclined terrain, which is 4 meters high above the street. We chose to preserve it...

Yellow House / Aguilo & Pedraza Arquitectos

Simple house with a Great view! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- The assignment consisted in designing a beach house in the town of Zapallar. The site is far from the sea in the eastern urban boundary. The sloping terrain makes the views towards the sea be preceded by roofs, streets, trees and hills. This quality of...