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Outpost 742709-9 by Drew Heath Architects wins Small Commercial category at 2014 Sustainability Awards. A lightweight and flexible mountain bike base camp on the New South Wales Central Coast has won a category prize at the 2014 Sustainability Awards. Outpost 742709-9 by Drew Heath Architects was picked from the pool of Small Commercial project finalists and celebrated by the judges for its minimal and gentle respect for the surrounding environment and its small-scale sustainability measures. “Outpost was chosen for its efficient use of materials and space, durability, modularity and passive design,” the judge’s statement reads.

“It is an excellent example of how a building can interact with its surroundings quietly and with minimal impact. “Its modularity and mobility also means it can be replicated and used over and over again in a multitude of ways.” Drew Heath Architects was tasked by Mountain Bike Company to build a base camp for riders using the tracks, and he worked towards some basic principles he had set from the outset. Key initiatives: Photography by Brett Boardman. Container Handbook. Future Shack. The Shipping News: Aether in SF Opens. Older The Shipping News: Aether in SF Opens by Julie Carlson Issue 57 · Haberdashery · January 29, 2013 Newer Issue 57 · Haberdashery · January 29, 2013 Share on email The hottest spot last weekend in the white hot SF neighborhood of Hayes Valley? The project consists of three stacked shipping containers; the middle, cantilevered section features floor-to-ceiling glass windows, creating a lounging area that hovers over the street below.

Photos via Aether. Above: A pair of Eames leather loungers in a cantilevered reading are that hovers over the street. Above: A side view of the Aether store. Above: The exterior is painted a uniform shade of dark gray; a row of planters add a note of green. Above: A side view of the shop; on the top level, a row of outdoor lights provides illumination. Above: A sliding door closes off the shop at night. Above: The upstairs aerie overlooking the street invites lounging; a photographic mural shows a watery landscape. Above: A view of the garment delivery system. AbleNook Modular Dwelling. Announcement by Sean Verdecia Our passion project from school, “Able-Nook,” has just gone live on Kickstarter! Kickstarter link: and our website : I live in a small bungalow and love it, so I based my idea for a new form of disaster relief housing around a Lego version of a bungalow.

As you connect the structural walls when building the integrated electrical system is also connected, along with the integrated lighting. We are hoping that these units can take the place of FEMA trailers so that history doesn’t repeat itself, and so families can have some measure of dignity after losing their homes. I’ve attached a few images of the functioning prototype and some renderings. From prefab skyscrapers to prefab houses, Klik claims to fit the bill. The Klik building system is designed for residential projects of all sizes (Image: Elenberg Fraser + Unitised Building Australia) Image Gallery (5 images) With Klik, Australian companies Elenberg Fraser and Unitised Building have come up with a prefabricated modular building system they claim is equally suited to knocking up a quick skyscraper as it is a modern, designer house.

It makes sense, then, that the product is pitched at developers, architects and would-be homeowners alike, and that the multiple choice procurement procedure is identical for each. If you can tick a box, you can design a Klik building, more or less. View all Unfortunately, no amount of prefab wizardry can simplify the oft-frustrating, sometimes harrowing process of gaining planning permission, but it's after this stage that the designers of Klik reckon that their product simplifies designing, procuring and building a house, hotel or residential skyscraper.

Source: Klik About the Author Post a CommentRelated Articles. ÁPH80 prefab portable home offers appealing vision of micro-living - Images. The ÁPH80 will set you back from €32,000 (roughly US$42,000) (Photo: ÁBATON) Image Gallery (11 images) Spanish architectural studio ÁBATON has developed the ÁPH80: a prefabricated, portable micro-home, which is envisioned as the first in a series of upcoming similar dwellings suitable for up to two people. The wood used to construct ÁPH80 is sourced responsibly, and the house can be erected in just a day. View all ÁPH80 measures a total of 27 sq m (290 sq ft), and features three interior areas: a lounge and kitchen space, a bathroom, and a double bedroom. The outside of ÁPH80 is clad in grey cement wood board, which lends the structure an appealing minimalist and muscular appearance, especially when all the windows are closed. ÁPH80 sports a ventilated facade with 12 cm (4.7 in) of thermal insulation. ÁBATON reports that the home is transported via truck and can be placed practically anywhere.

The ÁPH80 is priced from €32,000 (roughly US$42,000). Source: ÁBATON via Inhabitat About the Author. KLIK Australia - MODULAR BUILDING SYSTEM. Adaptable House caters for growing family, home office, retired living, or divorce. It uses sliding partitions and storage walls, extension modules and a puzzle of garden components. Danish architects Henning Larsen's new Adaptable House is designed to accommodate the most common lifestyle changes, from having children to settling into retirement. The energy-efficient home can even be fairly separated in case of divorce. View all Realized with developers Realdania Byg and contractors GXN, the Adaptable House not only offers flexible room arrangements, but has a built-in strategy for extending and separating volumes.

Pre-figuring life changes The Adaptable House was conceived to help meet a range of lifestyle changes. Perhaps the most innovative and coolly pragmatic gesture is in adapting for divorce. Sliding partitions make flexible interiors (Photo: Jesper Ray/Realdania Byg) Not just a room under the stairs The architects were determined that any new configurations meet their criteria for natural light, ventilation, plus noise and temperature control. Adding on. Flat-pack NOMAD Micro Home promises inexpensive off-grid living. Canadian company NOMAD Homes has produced a new concept micro-home that measures just 100 sq ft (9.2 sq m), ships as a flat-pack, can operate off-grid, and is said to be easy-to-build.

The firm has turned to Indiegogo to raise funds for manufacturing, and eventually intends to sell the base version of the home for under US$25,000. View all The micro-dwelling shoe-horns a living area, kitchen, bathroom, and upstairs sleeping area into its small physical footprint, and is offered in three versions, with included features depending on price. The base model sports kitchen cabinets, shelving, plenty of storage space, laminate flooring, lighting, and prewired electrical outlets. Construction materials include metal structural insulated panels and galvanized metal siding, with baseboards and trim made from MDF. The NOMAD Micro Home is currently the subject of an Indiegogo campaign.

If you're so inclined, the video below features the obligatory pitch. Source: NOMAD Micro Homes via Indiegogo. Chinese company uses 3D printing to build 10 houses in a day. Small home constructed from 3D-printed building blocks (Image: Winsun New Materials) Image Gallery (3 images) This small home may look plain, but it represents a significant achievement in rapid construction. A Chinese company has demonstrated the capabilities of its giant 3D printer by rapidly constructing 10 houses in less than 24 hours. Built from predominantly recycled materials, these homes cost less than US$5,000 and could be rolled out en masse to ease housing crises in developing countries. If you’ve been to a major city in China recently, you’ll have noticed a theme. Construction is absolutely rampant, with skyscraper after skyscraper going up as cities scramble to deal with a massive population that’s urbanizing at an unprecedented rate.

Rather than printing the homes in one go, Winsun’s 3D printer creates building blocks by layering up a cement/glass mix in structural patterns (watch the process here). The printer is 6.6 m (22 ft) tall, 10 m (33 ft) wide and 32 m (105 ft) long. Casa GG displays a considered approach to energy-efficiency. Spain's Alventosa Morell Arquitectes recently completed work on a prefabricated energy-efficient residence that's located in the Montseny mountain range, to the north-west of Barcelona.

Named Casa GG, the home was built in just four months – however this fact belies the impressive effort that went into studying how best to minimize energy-use before construction even began. View all Measuring 111 sq m (1,200 sq ft) of usable floor space, the single-story Casa GG is a simple rural dwelling that sits nicely amongst the surrounding trees. Structurally, it comprises six box-shaped wooden modules, which are joined together by an interstitial space.

The modules were prefabricated off-site using sustainably-sourced wood, before being delivered by truck and lifted into position by crane. Inside, the house sports a plain interior finish. A single bathroom, kitchen, and three bedrooms are located within the modules, and the home also sports a dining area, lounge, and garage. Home. New 20' Open Side Shipping / Storage Container For Sale In Connecticut. Shipping containers help local community - ABC Darwin. Bower 2011- Wakathuni- 0-5 Early Learning Centre. Dr David O'Brien | Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning. David O'Brien practiced as an architect before joining the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning. He has since worked in community development projects with Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory, Western Australia, Queensland and internationally in Papua New Guinea and Thailand. He coordinates the award winning Bower Studio projects to consult, design and build community infrastructure projects alongside community groups, government agencies, aid workers, industry partners, engineers and sociologists.

Bower Studio Projects David’s broader team calls itself the Bower Studio after the common Indigenous shelter typology. The co-constructivist philosophy for the Bower Studio uses the construction processes and outcomes as a way for our team of staff and students to stimulate ongoing discussions with our Indigenous partners. Generally speaking, students find it difficult to have opportunities to engage with people from marginalized communities. Darwin (2008 – 2012) Pilbara. Sisalla: Shipping Container Living. To those of you out there who have studied interior design or architecture, you are probably familiar with shipping container projects, but I just had to share this one with you.

It's the Port-a-Bach holiday home by atelierworkshop - I love it! At uni we researched shipping containers that were adapted for emergency situations, high density living options like student accommodation and the holiday house. Of course the most 'famous' of them all is the Sean Godsell 'Future Shack' a shipping container adapted for emergency housing, it is such a clever design. But most of the examples I've seen I just wasn't convinced that a converted shipping container is a space I would like to live in. They were often dark, pokey and I imagine would get quite hot. The side folds down to create a porch which is like another outdoor room and a wall of glass louvred doors keep the interior light and airy.

INTRODUCTION: (If this is your first time on the RSCP™ website, take a look at What is RSCP™? For an overview of what is available on the site.) Shipping Containers as Building Components for Home Construction. RSCP™ Primer No two building projects are the same. The Primer has three parts - Conceive It. To begin, follow the link to the CONCEIVE IT section.

The RSCP™ Primer also provides worksheets to outline the design and execute your build. More general information on shipping container homes and architecture is available in the Shipping Container Architecture section. MORE INFORMATION, ARTICLES, DETAILS, WORKSHEETS, AND PLANS ADDED WEEKLY. The Shed Factory. c320 lookout. The c320 Lookout is the original Studio 320 by HyBrid Architecture. This design has been featured in several television segments, HGTV, and in print in dozens of books and magazines. The c320 Lookout joins the c160 Nomad with a c160 Scout to create a single 16’x20’ structure. Delivered in two 20’ modules the unit can be set in a single afternoon. As with all units in the c-series the c320 lookout is entirely factory inspected and built and then delivered complete to your site. Additional 20’ scout units can be added to increase the size of the project as needed.

Shown below a c320 lookout installed by HyBrid outside Seattle in 2005; an off the grid home. Little Cargo Container in the Big Woods: Gardenista. Older Little Cargo Container in the Big Woods by Maria Finn Issue 31 · Cabins & Camping · August 3, 2012 Newer Issue 31 · Cabins & Camping · August 3, 2012 Share on email Last year a real-life county parks department in Washington state sponsored a contest that sounded like just the sort of thing Amy Poehler would dream up on Parks and Rec: Transform a surplus cargo container into a permanent campground cabin. The winner, Seattle-based HyBrid Architecture, already has a Cargotecture line of re-purposed shipping containers—perhaps you saw last year's Sunset Idea House in northern California? N.B.: Want to see more of our favorite photos? Above: This Cargotecture cabin is already in use as a guesthouse on a rural property near Seattle.

Above: Under construction. Above: HyBrid Architecture collaborated with Sunset Magazine last year to install the Nomade C192. Above: These doors on the Sunset Idea House open to a deck and let air and light flow through. N.B. By Michelle Slatalla By Alexa Hotz. The Ultimate Guesthouse and Garden Shed, in a Shipping Container: Gardenista. Older The Ultimate Guesthouse and Garden Shed, in a Shipping Container by Christine Chang Hanway Issue 68 · Africana · April 15, 2013 Newer Issue 68 · Africana · April 15, 2013 Can you imagine living in a shipping container? Jim Poteet of Poteet Architects created a guesthouse out of a container in San Antonio, Texas, maintaining the essence of what was once a humble shipping container, while making it habitable and energy efficient. It all started after Poteet’s client (an artist and entrepreneur) read an article about container architecture. Photography by Chris Cooper. Above: The architects maintained the original color of the container; anything that was added (the steel frame for the rooftop garden, for instance) was painted the same color blue.

Above: One third of the container has been given over to an air conditioned garden shed and is accessed through the rear of the container, where its original markings remain. Yearning for your own shed? By Kendra Wilson By Michelle Slatalla. Couple Builds Their Own Tiny Trailer Home in Pursuit of Simplicity. Shipping container home. 22 Most Beautiful Houses Made from Shipping Containers.

Container - Part 2. Containers of Hope, a $40,000 Home by Benjamin Garcia Saxe. Safmarine Container Sports Center by Tsai Design Studio. Tsai Design Studio. Make it Right's New Orleans FLOAT House by Morphosis to Gain LEED Platinum Certification. Sneeoosh Cabin exists harmoniously with nature on the Puget Sound shoreline.