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home Modern Prefab and Modular Homes Designs and Builders » Hedgehog Self Build Hedgehog Self Build: Brighton UK The project began in 1996, when a small group of local people without permanent housing became aware of the recently completed Diggers Self Build Project in Brighton, itself an innovative ecological project in Brighton. The four people who initiated the project were all in housing need with little hope of being rehoused by Brighton council, and saw another self build project as a means of enabling them to literally build a future for their children. They used the contacts and structures as put together for the Diggers project to initiate this project with the council - and encountered a positive response. The project was sustained by the members of the self build group, who threw their lives into the project for over 2 years despite harsh weather conditions. They are built to an ecological specification and have 450mm recycled cellulose insulation under the grass roofs, which produces space heating bills of under £50 / year. article by Robin Hillier

Compact modular green homes built for energy efficiency, indoor air quality and sustainability - GreenPod Intelligent Environments Lilac - Affordable strawbale housing community in Bramley. Leeds pieceHomes: modular modern homes by Davis Studio Architecture + Design Over 20 Modern Buildings & flat pack furniture designs Here are over 20 modern buildings and flat pack furniture designs for inspire. If you want to make a new futuristic house or different mobilier designs here you can inspire! These are very futuristic and modern houses designed, but not yet built. A small and simple home with small and simple mobilier. This “house” is framed very well with the environment. And I`m sure that most of you would like too, wouldn`t you ? This is a Japanese and German creation. This house is very easy to move, small,compact. This is absolutely awesome! For this house has been used recycled steel and eco-friendly wood! There is nothing innovative more than a house in a track If you have a truck you could make a house and travel with it. It`s somehow strange to see those building so complicated and very futuristic. This house is very futuristic and modern too, that fits very nice with the environment. This is very strange house.It`s the only building in wild! This on the first look, looks like tents but NO!

Twee-onder-een-kap 9 De Groene Oever Lent- Waalsprong - Nijmegen DE BOUW VAN DE EERSTE WONINGEN IS GESTART. Vraag naar de beschikbare bouwnummers! Uniek woningbouwproject waar duurzaam wonen en samenleven centraal staan. Aan de rand van Lent, grenzend aan de toekomstige Lentse Plas, de Landschapszone en Park Lingezegen ontwikkelt Heijmans Vastgoed De Groene Oever. Een uniek woningbouwproject waar duurzaam wonen centraal staat. * Schitterend gelegen woningen aan de rand van Lent * Grenzend aan het water, de Landschapzone en Park Lingezegen * Denk mee over de woning en de wijk * Prijscategorie vanaf € 178.450,- tot en met € 475.350,- vrij op naam Projectomschrijving Het plan heeft met vijf verschillende woningtypes een breed aanbod: tussenwoningen, hoekwoningen, tweekappers, vrijstaande woningen en appartementen. Met Wenswonen® bepaalt u zelf de grootte, indeling en gevel indeling van uw woning. water. * Groot woonoppervlak begane grond van circa 60 m² * Ruimte voor 7 slaapkamers Wonen op hoog niveau! Interesse gewekt?

Increasing the number of available homes - Policies Issue For decades, there have not been enough homes to meet the needs of our growing and ageing population. From 2009 to 2010, only 115,000 new-builds were completed in England – fewer than any year in peace time since the 1920s and nearly a quarter of a million homes in England have stood empty for more than 6 months. The housing market is also one of the biggest casualties of the 2008 global credit crunch and the government’s priority has been to rectify a situation where lenders couldn’t lend, so builders couldn’t build and buyers couldn’t buy. Actions The government wants builders, investors and local councils to increase the supply of both new-builds and repurposed empty homes. removing unnecessarily complex regulations providing finance for projects that can’t proceed without it helping buyers who can’t afford to buy a home because they can’t afford the deposit We’ve created a £570 million Get Britain Building investment fund for developers. We’ve introduced the New Homes Bonus.

Custom Build In Laying the Foundations – a Housing Strategy for England, the Government announced that it would be making up to £30m of funding available to provide short-term project finance to help unlock group custom build – or self-build - schemes. This is separate from the funding available for community led housing under the Affordable Homes Programme. The aims of the Custom Build fund are two-fold: To stimulate the growth of the Custom Build Homes market by enabling more multi-unit custom build home projects and attract more commercial lenders and investors to this market, thereby increasing the number of custom built homes developed annually over the next decade. We have published a prospectus setting out details of how interested bidders may apply. As outlined in our Land Development and Disposal Plan, to help groups of prospective bidders access a supply of land for Custom Build schemes, a number of sites have already been brought to the market: The site has the potential for 23 homes.

philippe starck with riko: P.A.T.H. pre-fab homes jul 03, 2013 philippe starck with riko: P.A.T.H. pre-fab homes philippe starck with riko designs P.A.T.H. pre-fab homesall images courtesy of starck with riko ‘starck with riko‘ was born out of the desire to develop a series of industrially manufactured houses, tailored to meet the dwelling needs of people globally. a collaboration between philippe starck and riko (one of europe’s leading manufacturers of sustainable prefabricated wooden buildings), the result is P.A.T.H. R+1 module in wood and glass RDC-F module in glass ‘starck with riko’ offers a range of housing typologies which differ in size, number of rooms, multiple levels and layouts–a configurator lets one choose their preferred model, number of desired bedrooms, structure and roof type. each structure features floor-to ceiling aluminium-glass façades which allow an abundance of natural light to flood through the interiors, while at the same time, keeping thermal losses to a minimum. RDC module in glass RDC module in wood and glass

CNC Panel Joinery Notebook I’ve been collecting clever ways of slotting flat stock together since I first read Nomadic Furniture back in 1999, well before the advent of the accessible hobby-class CNC tools that, today, make manufacturing parts like these pretty easy. Now, the world is full of people designing models, project enclosures, sculpture, furniture, and all kinds of other cool stuff to be assembled from parts made on laser cutters and CNC routers, and I keep expecting a definitive book or website to emerge that covers the “bag of tricks” in an organized way. So far, I haven’t found it. I may have missed it. Or maybe this article can serve as a jumping-off point. In any case, I think it’s time to open up my file. In presenting this material, I want to first acknowledge my respect for the world’s established and ancient traditions of joinery. I may abuse some terms, without meaning to, and I am glad to be corrected by those who are in the know about traditional joinery. Laser vs. Biasing Cross (“X”) Joints

14 Awesome Dollhouses Built By Today's Top Architects Architecture-with-a-capital-A isn’t always regarded as one of the more playful creative fields, but give the pros a good cause and they just might surprise you. London-based developers Cathedral Group enlisted the star-studded talents of 20 top UK architects and firms to make a custom dollhouse for an upcoming auction benefiting Kids, a charity dedicated to disabled kids and their families. The results are an interesting mix of concept and practice. Well-intentioned design thinking and problem solving — how to address realities such as hearing and vision impairment and autism — is combined with more whimsical touches and artistic flourishes that make for a pretty wide range of styles. If you’re so inclined, online bidding is available through to November 11. Electra House by Adjaye Associates A light-filled, live/work, indoor/outdoor haven. Compass House by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris The combo of colour and texture here were included to engage visually impaired children.