The spinning house uses the force of hurricanes to anchor itself to the ground

December 28, 2017 by  
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This futuristic, hurricane-proof home is cleverly designed to use the force of storms to withstand extreme wind loads. Margot Krasojevi? Architects designed house to rotate around a helicoid retaining wall, burying itself into the land. The stronger the storm, the more tenaciously the home anchors itself to the earth. The Self-Excavation Hurricane House’s main living spaces are located in a precast reinforced concrete frame. This lightweight structure has a series of rubber-coated, concertina wall sections that provide the flexibility to adapt while the home rotates. Related: Floating, solar-powered ‘dragonfly’ bridge can sail to new locations The house is set upon an artificial island that is landscaped to flush flood water away from the main living areas. The surrounding topsoil directs water to deeper soil that functions as a bioswale . The wetland absorbs and temporarily stores floodwater, releasing it slowly into its surroundings. This part of the project helps with land reclamation and water purification . + Margot Krasojevi? Architects

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Cozy timber home embraces the Australian bush with a split form

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Moloney Architects completed the Two Halves Home, a striking timber-clad home that takes its name from its two seemingly separated but interconnected pavilions. Located in the bushland of central Victoria, the modern residence was commissioned by owner-builder clients who sought a home that embraced the outdoors and social uses, while maintaining a sense of seclusion and privacy. The resulting light-filled home gives off a contemporary yet cozy feel with large windows that invite the outdoors in. Set on a sloping site, the Two Halves Home mitigated the topography with a split form. The private and public areas are also evenly divided between the home’s two connected pavilions . “The two pavilions essentially distinguish the functions of the house, splitting the public and private zones to give the main living spaces the best views and natural light access,” said Moloney Architects Principal, Mick Moloney. Overlooking south-facing views, the open-plan living room, dining area, and kitchen are designed to foster casual conversation and intimate chats through the layout and furnishings, like the custom low-set bench seat that rings the room. Related: Contemporary Invermay House handsomely pairs spotted gum with concrete The bedrooms and bathrooms located upslope are smaller and more compartmentalized in comparison to the open-plan public area. The cozy light-filled interior features birch-faced plywood finish throughout. “It’s an important form gesture that expresses the sculptural nature of the interior architecture, and accentuates the warm heart of the space,” said Moloney, referring to the uniform use of plywood. + Moloney Architects Images by Christine Francis

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Airy Costa Rica home enjoys incredible views of the ocean and jungle

August 15, 2017 by  
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This gorgeous Costa Rican residence occupies a unique location near Santa Teresa Beach, where the jungle meets the Pacific Ocean. Architect Benjamin Garcia Saxe designed the Ocean Eye House to provide stunning views of its natural surroundings while supporting an outdoor lifestyle. The house, listed for the WAN House of the Year 2017, rests against the back of a steep hill in order to help stabilize the soil. It combines closed, private spaces and light , open areas that allow the owners to enjoy the surrounding landscape. Related: Striking Off-Grid House on the Osa Penninsula in Costa Rica This design approach resulted in a series of interwoven terraces that create different levels which blur the line between the interior and the exterior spaces. This spatial ambiguity allows the occupants to truly appreciate the dual nature of the building’s location. + Benjamin Garcia Saxe Via World Architecture News Photos by Andres Garcia Lachner

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Arkansas university students designed this prefab cantilevering home for $136 per square foot

September 9, 2016 by  
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The modules were stacked perpendicular to one another, with the lower volume housing the kitchen, living and dining room and a small WC nestled under the stairs. A lightweight steel truss that run along the longer side of the module allow the projecting elements of the top volume. The entire house cost $136,000 to construct – $136 per square foot. Related: Blu Homes launches 16 new prefab home designs, including new tiny homes “By rotating the modules perpendicular to each other, three exterior spaces are created — two porches covered by the cantilevers and a roof deck above the kitchen on top of the lower module,” said the team. + Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design Via Dezeen

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Tenth of world’s wilderness destroyed in last 20 years, study finds

September 9, 2016 by  
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A tenth of the world’s wilderness has been lost since the early 1990s and if trends continue there could be no wilderness left on the planet by 2100, according to new study published in the journal Current Biology. The researchers found that an area twice the size of Alaska and half the size of the Amazon — 3.3 million square kilometres — has been destroyed by human activities such as large-scale land conversion, industrial activity and infrastructure development. That equals to approximately 9.6 percent of the world’s wilderness. The most losses have occurred in South America (29.6 percent loss) and Africa (14 percent loss). The researchers discovered that 30.1 million square kilometres (23.2 percent of the world’s terrestrial areas) now remains as wilderness.

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Passive Erpingham House in Australia is affordable, lightweight and easily replicable

April 6, 2016 by  
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100% waterproof Levitat tree tent for three fits in your carry-on luggage

April 4, 2016 by  
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Marc Fornes’ ultralight informal amphitheater in France looks like an opening chrysalis

October 28, 2015 by  
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MuuM Architects-designed office building is a quiet oasis in the heart of bustling Istanbul

October 28, 2015 by  
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Tiny green-roofed house proves the superiority of Ecuador’s traditional construction techniques

October 16, 2015 by  
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