The M-House Living out of the old LV is really only enjoyable up to a point. Though a few excellent apart-hotels have come to our rescue in New York and Barcelona, we particularly pity our executive friends flying into the City of London. What there is simply isn’t enough, and international commuters are forced to leave the City to find an adequate base. Which is why Tim Pyne (architect of the much-written-about m-house and founding creative director of 100% Design), along with various collaborators, has decided to come to the rescue. Their plan is to set up a number of m-house ‘scapes’ (encampments of up to 40 m-houses) in Europe. And Shoreditch looks set to be the first base. The idea of an m-housescape certainly has a number of USPs. Councils, of course, are very happy about the idea of a new apart-hotel with very few planning issues and the partners just need an operator before the scheme is off the ground.
Logical Homes Welcome to Logical Homes Fifty years ago it was assumed that by now we would all be living in space stations high above the earth. Yet the future didn't quite work out that way. At Logical Homes we strive to design homes that are appropriate for the era we live in. We believe that the options available to progressive homebuyers are limited and we have chosen to do something about it.
M house / Architecture W Architects: Architecture W Location: Nagoya, Japan Project Team: Michel Weenick, Yukiko Iwanaga, Brian White Client: Michel Weenick Project Year: 2005 Constructed Area: 320 sqmStructural Engineer: Structure NANAPhotographer: Andy Boone Located in one of Nagoya’s more attractive residential neighborhoods, but with only 2.5 meters of dead end street access and set on a difficult site that steps down from this access level a total of 7 meters, M-House is designed to both address the site conditions that rendered the site “unbuildable” by the local real estate community and provide for a simple, modern lifestyle for the American owner/architect and his family. In addition to the challenge provided by the site itself, the house also addresses the conceptual challenges of planning for a multi generational/multi national family, as well the even bigger challenge of securing precious views, sunlight, and breezes in the context of a cramped traditional Japanese neighborhood.
Z-Glass Cost to Build Estimated Material Costs: $26,000 (370 sq ft) Want to know how much it will cost to have a contractor build it for you? Visit Build-Cost.net 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. Foundation The house plans come with a post and pier foundation. Utilities and appliances The kitchen includes a dishwasher, full size range with oven, and built in microwave. Can I install air conditioning? What type of fireplace does the house have? Download Free Study Plans Download the study plans for free. Z-Glass Construction Plans include 13 total pages: Floor Plans Detailed floor plans include pertinent dimensions for walls, windows, rooms and door openings. Exterior Elevations These plans include 4 elevation drawings showing the front, back and both sides. Foundation Plan A perimeter foundation plan is included as well with floor joists.
Michael Jantzen - M-vironments - M-House Photo courtesy Michael Jantzen Relocatable M-vironments are made of a wide variety of manipulatable components that can be connected in many different ways to a matrix of modular support frames. The frames can be assembled and disassembled in different ways to accommodate a wide range of changing needs. The M-House, made from the M-vironment system, consists of a series of rectangular panels that are attached with hinges to an open space frame grid of seven interlocking cubes. Photo courtesy Michael Jantzen Photo courtesy Michael Jantzen The panels are hinged to the cubes in either a horizontal or a vertical orientation. Photo courtesy Michael Jantzen Other not-insulated panels fold in or out over and around open platforms to shade the sun, deflect the rain, or block the wind. Photo courtesy Michael Jantzen All of the M-House components are interchangeable, and can be increased or decreased in numbers and size. Drawing courtesy Michael Jantzen
$99K House Series: Core House » Swamplot: Houston's Real Estate Landscape Next featured entry to the $99K House Competition: This design from Houston’s Glassman Shoemake Maldonado Architects. The firm calls its design the Core House: Like many of the existing homes in the Houston neighborhood, the CORE house is a compact, single story structure that uses pier and beam construction. The CORE house is powered by a “core” module, defined as an unchanging, narrow mechanical/plumbing spine. The body can be built to suit a family’s needs, while the CORE remains the same. The core’s versatile design allows it to correspond with small, medium, and large homes. The CORE house’s orientation and window placement allow for cross ventilation from the southeast breezes. Swamplot is featuring home designs by participants in the 99K House Competition sponsored in 2008 by the Rice Design Alliance and the Houston Chapter of the AIA. Images: Glassman Shoemake Maldonado Architects
Redneck Mansion Claim: Photograph shows a "redneck mansion" composed of several linked trailers. Example:[Collected via e-mail, March 2008] This pic is making the rounds on the web as "Redneck Mansion" Is it a real pic or photoshopped? If real, any idea where it's located? Origins: An association with trailers as living spaces may be one of the more common elements of the "redneck" stereotype, but the landscape captured in the photograph displayed above is neither a redneck's idea of a mansion nor some type of low-rent apartment complex. 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. Prices are based on stable and level sites within the metro area of Perth. All options have hardwood decks and pre-finished timber floors for low maintenance and durability. If you are after green options - wind and solar energy packages can be cleverly incorporated with water harvesting and recycling to create a completely self supporting house, unconnected to any grid. Roof lighting provides permanent natural light and ventilation, the buildings are fully insulated and fitted with recessed dimmable down lights both inside and out.
Shibam Shibam (Arabic: شبام) (often referred to as Shibam Hadhramaut) is a town in Yemen. With about 7,000 inhabitants, it is the seat of the Shibam District in the Hadhramaut Governorate. It is famous for its mudbrick-made tower houses. History The first known inscription about the city dates from the 3rd century AD. It was the capital of the Hadramawt Kingdom. Geography The town is located in the central-western area of Hadhramaut Governorate, in the Ramlat al-Sab`atayn desert. Architecture Overview Shibam, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, owes its fame to its distinct architecture.The houses of Shibam are all made out of mud brick and about 500 of them are tower houses, which rise 5 to 11 stories high, with each floor having one or two rooms. This architectural style was used in order to protect residents from Bedouin attacks. Threats Gallery View of some "skyscrapers"Two buildings on a street inside the town See also References
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