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The Wicked Sliding House by dRMM Architects With a sleek and minimalist approach to adaptable living, here’s a sophisticated house that likes to “travel”. Located in a rural site in Suffolk, England, and dubbed the Sliding House, it has mobile walls and a roof that glides along rails to cover and uncover the static parts of the 28 meters long dwelling. Work of London-based architects from dRMM, the ingenious design alters views, lighting conditions and the sense of enclosure inside. Though it’s not the home of our dreams, it’s an amazing exercise of design with a stunning outcome. Our only concern is about the cost.

Method Homes How much does a Method Home Cost? There are three categories of costs to consider when calculating the budget for your new Method home: Soft Costs, Site Costs, and Modular Costs. These are based on a typical scope of work. Digital Wood Joints Wood Joints are fascinating! They embellish old furniture and wood constructions of ancient Japanese temples alike. Everytime we come across them, we are filled with admiration: Admiration for the skill of the master craftsman, as their creator, but also admiration for the balance between function and beauty, which turns the furniture or temple into a work of art. With the onset of industrialisation, the traditional wood joints have been banned more and more to the background. Manufacturing has to be above all efficient, so there is no more room for traditional wood joints. Or is there?

Patrick Nadeau's Green-Roofed Wave Home Changes Appearance with the Seasons in France Architect Patrick Nadeau designed his green-roofed Wave House (La Maison-vague) as one of 63 experimental houses being built near Reims in France. The vegetated semicylindrical shell acts as thermal insulation and glides gently to shelter the space while the rim surrounding the wooden shelf transforms into a big bench. The Wave Home has two floors. On the ground level the living room, kitchen and multimedia space open up towards the exterior by sliding walls. The upper level houses two bedrooms and a bathroom that can be accessed by a mezzanine. The entire structure is made from timber, with a concrete foundation and polycarbonate exterior walls.

650 Sq. Ft. Prefab Timber Cabin Prefabricated homes are increasingly popular for a variety of reasons, among them the relatively quick build time, the ecological advantages, and the flexibility they can provide across a range of budgets. Most of them can be installed in a day, cost less than any other home on the market and are welcoming and comfortable. The house has a wooden structure, which is well isolated and features a modern and airy interior. The beautiful large windows of the house contribute to the brightness of the interior and make it perfect for either a permanent residence or a holiday house. The interior is sectioned in several areas, from kitchen to dining and bedroom and there is also a fully equipped bathroom.

Z-Glass Plans Cost to Build Want to know how much it will cost to have a contractor build it for you? Visit and follow these instructions. General notes about construction costs:Costs for materials are almost the same in different regions but labor costs will vary greatly depending on where you live. We provide costs with a post and pier foundation. Depending on where you live, it is possible you will need an engineered foundation designed by a licensed contractor or engineer in your state.

Minarc / mnm-MOD Prefab Homes Minarc is a Los Angeles based firm that designs modern prefab homes using its proprietary mnm-MOD modular wall and structure assembly system. The mnm-MOD system is a flexible, steel framed, foam-sandwhich wall and floor panel offering lower-cost, high-efficiency, easy to customize and assemble building construction. Minarc / mnm-MOD Home Features / Design Focus Cataloged kit of parts house building systemPre-cut, pre-drilled, assembly readySteel frame, foam sandwich wall panelsNo wood construction productsNet-Zero Carbon Minarc / mnm-MOD Prefab Home Models Global Village Construction Set by Marcin Jakubowski Open Source Ecology is a network of farmers, engineers, and supporters building the Global Village Construction Set - a modular, DIY, low-cost, open source, high-performance platform that allows for the easy fabrication of the 50 different industrial machines that it takes to build a small, sustainable civilization with modern comforts. The aim of the GVCS is to lower the barriers to entry into farming, building, and manufacturing. Its a life-size lego set that can create entire economies, whether in rural Missouri, where the project was founded, or in the developing world. So Far we’ve prototyped 8 of the 50 Machines and we’ve been expanding rapidly. We are 100% crowd-funded. We have 400 True Fans that support our work monthly.

The Umbrella Home: A Simple Underground House Design “Umbrella home” is a new and innovating concept that can help you build a sustainable home and save a lot of money in the cold season. The name makes reference to earth-sheltered homes that use a new technique, by placing an insulating “umbrella” on top of the house. The “umbrella” is hidden in the earth that stands for the roof of the house and insulates the soil that surrounds the building.

An Entire House That You Snap Together, Like A Toy A pair of Danish architects partnered with Facit homes, a London-based digital fabrication and architecture specialist, to construct a two-bedroom house out of parts produced in a rapid-prototyping machine. The 1,250-square-foot Villa Asserbo–named for the small Danish town 50 kilometers outside of Copenhagen, where the house sits–was built from 400 Forest Stewardship Council-certified Nordic plywood components designed in digital software, fabricated using a CNC miller, then snapped together (each part came with a number for easy assembly). All told, the house took just six weeks to build and cost $300,000. The benefit of the technique is that it cuts back on many of the environmentally unsustainable practices of standard residential construction. This is not the world’s first attempt at rapid-prototyping a house.

Modular building structure - Sowers, John Mark The invention relates generally to building structures, and more particularly to a modular building structure that can be used to expand a permanent structure, and be easily disassembled for re-use when no longer needed. A simple method of facility expansion (e.g., as in the case of schools) includes the use of free-standing trailers or mobile office units that have been pre-fabricated and delivered to a site. While these units include their own climate control and lighting systems, and lend themselves to quick set-up, they also present a variety of problems.

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