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Dwelle. : high quality, zero-carbon, prefabricated eco-buildings

Dwelle. : high quality, zero-carbon, prefabricated eco-buildings
A range of carefully designed micro-buildings that are highly sustainable, fast to erect and extremely adaptable. The award winning “” can achieve zero carbon status, potentially meet Passivhaus standards and if doubled-up (which can be done at a later date), will meet Lifetime Homes Standards. The building concept responds effortlessly to the occupants’ requirements, however varied. It can be personalised from the outset, but can easily change to meet individual tastes and preferences over time. The simplicity of the system will support different internal configurations and will allow it to be easily extended, either extruded along the length, or doubled-up. It can be a small one bedroom home, a family home, a holiday home, an office, a classroom, a gym, or even a church!

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Stylish garden gym room We seem to have featured a lot of garden gyms this year, but this latest one from Garden Spaces is perhaps the most stylish! As you can see the building is unassuming from some angles and spectacular from others. The crisp white render mixed with large expanses of glass is looks very sharp, we’ve seen this feature before on a Garden Spaces building and it makes a refreshing change from cedar cladding. nTEXT: Individuality Through Diversity: An Evaluation of the Work of Peter Zumthor Evaluating a particular work of the built environment is traditionally done using the three most basic forms of architectural drawing: the plan, the section, and the elevation. For Peter Zumthor, however, architecture is seen and designed according to its atmospheric qualities, always of an emotional sensibility and rarely quantifiable. According to the Swiss architect, atmosphere is the aesthetic quality par excellence which guides the design process by recreating the intensity of a mood found in memory. Zumthor was born in 1943 into a war torn Europe. The son of a cabinet maker, he was given a first hand knowledge of building at a young age.

eHABITAT What is with Australia and prefab? With the recent Modabode, the Deck House, and now eHabitat, its beginning to seem like the locus of Prefab has moved down under. Whats going on? Whatever the case, we love the new prefab “eHabitat” – and not just because the name goes so well with ours. This latest Australian prefab is beautiful, simple, inexpensive and distinctly eco-friendly, incorporating passive solar principles and energy efficient materials into its design. The modular, customizable eHabitat allows limitless individual configurations, enabling the owner to design a unique layout, which can be easily expanded at any time.

Dornob 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.

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. Prior to engaging in a feasibility study, Method can help outline the cost of your specific project. The overall project cost is determined based on your location, site, and preferred design. Soft Costs

Garden Rooms, Garden Offices and Garden Studios Our attractive, high quality timber garden rooms come in three styles: The Mono, The Duo and The Eco, and can be tailored to suit your requirements – choose from a wide range of sizes and finishes inside and out to get the look just right. Each Garden Room is fully finished to an excellent standard, ready for you to start using straight away. The Stable Company believe that you should not have to go to the trouble of moving property or having disruptive and messy building work done on your premises. Key projects by Peter Zumthor Here's a selection of projects by architect Peter Zumthor, who was named 2009 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate earlier this week (see our previous story). Update: this project is included in Dezeen Book of Ideas, which is on sale now for £12. Captions are from Peter Zumthor.

PrefabNZ Register NOW for our Nelson Massive Timber Event - July 2 2014 - AND Members welcome to Cluster Event coming up in Wellington! PrefabNZ has held a number of successful events and there are many more planned for the future. The events have been attended by a wide range of people from the design and construction industry including architects, designers, engineers, distributors, manufacturers, contractors, researchers and policy-makers. As well as events hosted by PrefabNZ we want to keep you in the loop on other events happening in New Zealand and internationally. If you have an event of interest please let us know at

Sleepbox 01 by Arch Group Russian architects Arch Group have completed the first of their tiny hotel rooms for napping at airports. The Sleepbox unit at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport contains two beds and can be rented for between 30 minutes and several hours. The pod is equipped with LED reading lamps as well as sockets for charging laptops and mobile phones. This booth is constructed from ash-veneered MDF, although future units could instead be made from metal or glass-reinforced plastic. 12 Best Prefab Homes Around The World All Weather Modern Boxhome The Rintal Eggertsson Architects’ construction of the lavish prefab home on a 19 sq. m. plot is perfectly developed to easy with the heat along with the stunning beauty. As compared to the other similar constructions the Boxhome, as it has been named by the architects, is more economically convenient and ecologically sound among the neighborhood. This eco friendly construction is absolutely compatible with the climatic conditions of the North Europe.

Discover There are 5 standard pavilion options which allow you to build and extend on your bachkitTM as your needs develop. From the total bachkitTM to the guest pavilions there are no hidden costs and construction is fully completed from site inspection to interior finish. Being modular, any of the 5 pavilions can be flipped, turned and stacked together to create endless floor plan configurations. For some ideas click on the "individual designs" section below. Prices are based on stable and level sites within the metro area of Perth. Origami Coop / Chris Mullaney Chris Mullaney shared with us a project he designed for his parent’s house in Stroud on a relatively small budget. Through working with form and construction and a chance to put academic work into practice, the Origami Coop sees the ubiquitous chicken coop as an opportunity for experiment. More images and Mullaney’s description after the break. We set out to eliminate the framework found in a traditional build.

A model approach to housing: 5 prefab homes in Australia Late last month, we released a story about how Australia needs to tap into the prefabricated (prefab) housing market or risk lagging behind global competitors. Currently, the local construction industry contributes approximately 10 per cent, or $150 billion, to the nation’s GDP. Of this figure, the prefab housing sector makes up a low $4.6 billion (three per cent). However, the sector is expected to grow at more than five per cent per annum until 2023, compared to the overall industry which is targeting a 2.3 per cent growth. According to Peter Newman, Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University, this growth is to be expected due to the many advantages of prefabrication. “Prefabricated housing is a next generation housing construction industry, a game changer in cost of housing, competitiveness, efficiency and productivity,” said Newman.

$200 micro houses made from junk By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 01:49 GMT, 5 April 2012 | Updated: 20:37 GMT, 5 April 2012 Made from scavenged materials, Derek Diedricksen's tiny houses cost just $200 to make.

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