Sheds For Living: Small Practical Prefab Living Space Small houses are the new black right now, and this practical little living space couldn’t be more in vogue. The “Shed,” designed by Manchester-based FKDA Architects, provides all the necessary amenities for living in a compact unit. Designed for those in need of affordable and practical space, the Shed is sustainably built from FSC certified wood, with a healthy interior, efficient use of interior space, and it can run off renewable energy. FKDA has two models of the Shed, aptly named the Big Shed and the Little Shed. The Sheds are prefabricated off-site and then assembled either in the factory or on site. The Big Shed sells for £35-50,000 for 258 square feet, while the Little Shed is £20-35,000 for 140 square feet. Constructed of FSC certified timber framed walls, double paned windows, cellulose fibre insulation from 100% recycled newspaper and interior finishes with low VOC content, the Shed is a great model for green building. + FKDA Architects + Sheds For Living via Design Boom
Green Prefab Shed Homes: Small Space Living by Design Sheds do not sound like something you would want to live in, but as modern modular, mobile and miniature houses become increasingly popular sustainable living space options, well, even products dubbed with titles like the Big Shed and Little Shed is not such a bad idea. There is an art to designing smalls-space structures so they are convenient and compact but also comfortable and livable – and a certain lifestyle of simplicity sought by many that makes them a good match for some people.Plus, these designs by Dwelle are relatively affordable as home prices go: you can buy ones of these all-in-one buildings (and not worry about the hassles of construction) for between fifty and eighty thousand dollars. This surprisingly cheap and simple-yet-modern shed home is has its own living area complete with fireplace, elevated bedroom loft space and separated restroom and cooking areas.
Tiny Homes l Energy Efficiency Modern Beds and Creative Bed Designs Collection of modern beds and creative bed designs from all over the world. Housefish Suspended Bed Creative suspended bed held by machined aluminum, stainless steel tension cables. The mattress platform is held completely rigid - it does not swing or sway. Float Bed $25,000 Float Bed by David Trubridge, a New Zealand designer. Sampon Daybed Outdoor Bed Amazing outdoor bed design from Lifeshop Collection. Floating Bed Chicago Floating Bed Chicago by Robert Bernstein - the four supporting cables at the corners of the bed go straight up vertically to the ceiling. Geometric Bed Ness faceted geometric bed by Jakob+MacFarlane. The Embrace Lounge Creative lounge by Lost Angeles based designer Tanya Aguiñiga. Tree Bed Creative $15,000 Tree bed by Shawn Lovell. Private Cloud Rocking Bed The Private Cloud is a patented rocking bed by German designer Manuel Kloker. Flotiform Bed Creative bed design. Sleeping Tube Futuristic two metre “sleeping tube”. Sunset Chaise Lounge Terminal 1 Daybed The Scoop Bed
PREFAB FRIDAY: O2 Student Village o2 student village, micro compact home, m-ch, mch, small dwellings, prefab friday, prefab, architecture – Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World We often get comments about how difficult it would be to live in some of the Prefab Friday homes that we have featured, and none have received more criticism than the Micro Compact Home (m-ch) which we recently featured in our Top 5 Tiniest Prefab Homes post. But the proof is in the pudding, and in 2006, the Technical University of Munich in Germany installed a small village of seven of these homes for six students and a professor to live in for a full year. Via JetsonGreen The m-ch house is a lightweight, transportable dwelling that attempts to diminish its energy usage by the efficient design of living space. It is also very small, as in, 2.65 cubic meters, or 77 cubic feet. Lest you think that the folks living inside it will not be able to enjoy themselves or may lack many of the comforts of a regular house, the m-ch features broadband and standard internet links, a plasma screen and high quality kitchen and bathroom appliances.
the cube projectThe Cube Project – University of Hertfordshire JasonDorn.com MICRO-MINI HOME Inspired by the intimate scale of a Japanese tea house and the compact efficiency of a smart-car, students working on a joint project between the Technical University of Munich and the Tokyo Institute of Technology have come up with a tiny, transportable dwelling called the Micro-Compact Home (m-ch). The lightweight structure is only 2.65 m cubed (roughly 77 sq ft), but incorporates everything a person needs in a home in its super compact design. The tiny cube provides a double bed on an upper level and working table and dining space for four to five people on the lower level. The entrance area has triple use: it functions as a bathroom and drying space for clothing, in addition to a lobby. Costing just 50,000 Euros, this little prefab integrates state-of-the-art technology into its compact design, boasting a sound system, flat screen TV, and temperature controls. + Micro-Compact Home
House SNR The house is situated on a typical suburban plot and is framed between two edge gables. The house is based on a contemporary study of the archetype the "gable house" which is widely spread in SA, Australia and other countries. This type is usually a single story house connected to the ground with two side gables and a central entrance with a thatched pitch roof. This house takes these "classic" elements and adapts them to our times. The house's plan is a clean, crisp rectangular, raised above the street level and built in mixed technology. The two long side elevations are made from industrial steel elements and covered with frosted glass sheets. The house's plan is made of two rectangular forms that are connected to each other through a central spine system. Each rectangle houses different elements. This central space has green stone floor finish which flows into all the rooms and functions as a frame for a natural wood floor in the center of each room.
Bruno Torf Fantasy Garden Artist Bruno Torf created this sculpture garden as a permanent attraction in the small Victorian village of Marysville near Melbourne, Australia. The luscious sub-alpine forests of the surrounding areas were ideal for Bruno’s settings which consists of over three hundred paintings and sculptures. The garden started out with just fifteen life size terracotta sculptures but slowly grew to over one hundred and fifteen pieces on display. Check out 10 more pics of Bruno Torf fantasy garden after the jump. Source: Brunos Art Related Posts Beautiful Chinese Garden In Shanghai Stunning Fantasy Art By Takaki Final Fantasy Cosplay Pictures Final Fantasy The Sims Style Final Fantasy VII Advent Children DVD US Official Release Date Home Made Final Fantasy Video Final Fantasy XII Gets A Perfect Score From Famitsu Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core Ending CGI Final Fantasy Spirits Within Cast Thriller Final Fantasy XII Potion Commercial
Friday Houseblogging: (Modernist, Prefab) Cabin Fever Cool Copper Projects Warm metallic hues are easy to love but often pricey. When you create the look... Easy Doily Bowl Craft a decorative bowl from a doily picked up from a flea market, antique... Camper Birdhouse Encourage birds to stay awhile with an adorable vintage birdhouse. House in a church | Ruud Visser. Architect. Along the river De Rotte in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) stands a wooden church from 1930. The 1930's church had ended its career as a religious sanctuary and was being used as a garage for fixing and selling cars. The church was totally covered with metal plates and looked like a hangar. A family came along and wanted to transform it. With the help of Ruud Visser Architects and Peter Boer, the church was adapted into a home fit for a family of four. With a volume of 3000 cube, the church is as big as six average family houses. Their starting point was to design a ‘luxurious house, of normal measurements’ for a family with two children. The last part of the church is the transept or cross-ship. Situated on the back of the church, directly behind the transept, a smaller volume was placed. Ruud Visser Architects replaced the church-choir with a new modern volume, with exactly the same form as the original choir, but shorter. Design team: Ruud Visser.
15 Most Bizarre, Exotic and Amazing Houses Top 15 Most Amazing & Exotic Houses in the World Article by Steph, filed under Houses & Residential in the Architecture category. Little boxes on the hillside aren’t for everyone. While some people might be content with a cookie-cutter home in a bland suburban neighborhood, others create truly one-of-a-kind homes with incredibly imaginative shapes and materials. Bart Prince House – Albuquerque, New Mexico (images via: BartPrince.com) Architect Bart Prince is renowned for his incredibly creative approach to designing structures. Dar al Hajar – Yemen (images via: Travel Adventures) This striking rock palace is not a hotel or a museum. Bubble House – Tourettes-sur-Loup, France (image via: Wikimedia Commons + Freaky Martin) The ‘bubble house’ of Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France, is only 35 years old and has yet to be finished, but that hasn’t stopped the French ministry of culture from listing it as a historic monument. Wooden Skyscraper – Arkhangelsk, Russia (images via: The Telegraph + English Russia)