Dwell on Design 2017: The West Coast’s largest design event is coming to Los Angeles!

May 24, 2017 by  
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Dwell on Design , the West Coast’s largest design event, is back and better than ever for 2017. The highly-anticipated three-day design event to be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center June 23 – 25 will feature 300 exhibitors, continuing education opportunities and onstage programming from design’s foremost leaders. Visitors will be able to tour homes curated by the talented editors at Dwell and attend conversations hosted by notable architect Sir David Adjaye , designer-to-the-stars Martyn Lawrence Bullard and founder of DwellStudio, Christiane Lemieux. If you don’t want to miss this treasure trove of design-goodness, register here to reserve your spot and you can use the code INHABITAT to get a $5 discount. For it’s 12th year, Dwell on Design will welcome 300 new and returning exhibitors in 100,000 square feet of space. In order to foster a shared experience, all sessions and featured panels will be hosted on the main stage, with more intimate fire-side chats and panels taking place throughout the fair. These conversations will focus on five themes: Technology/Smart Home, Health & Wellness/Aging, Urban Space/Densification, Resiliency, and Business of Design. Every year, the home tours are a real highlight of the show. This year, attendees will be treated to yet another inspiring series of Dwell-worthy home designs, including the minimalist Drexel home, cleverly remodeled Kuehl House and the mnmMOD-constructed Sherbourne Residence. Returning pavilions will include the ever-popular prefabricated Cocoon9 and Method Homes . Other exhibitors will include Benjamin Moore, Ergotron, Build.com, Hansgrohe, Humboldt Redwoods, Koble & Koble, Marvin Windows, Smith & Fong, and Stokke. The fair will also feature the AIA LA Photography awards, book signings by Sir David Adjaye, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, and more, Meet the Architects Night, and a silent auction. Architect Sir David Adjaye of Adjaye Associates will be the keynote speaker on Friday, June 23. He’s known for his ground-breaking use of materials and has created such noteworthy designs as the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo, the Moscow School of Management, and the stunning, recently-opened Smithsonian Institute National Museum of African American History and Culture . Then there’s Martyn Lawrence Bullard, star of Million Dollar Decorators and designer to Hollywood’s A-list, who has received international acclaim for his impressive mastery of style, and Christiane Lemieux, an acclaimed designer who founded DwellStudio  and Cloth & Company, as well as acting as creative director of Wayfair. Ongoing education partners include such respected names as the American Society of Interior Designers , U.S. Green Building Council , Sustainable Furnishings Council , and the National Kitchen and Bath Association . Attendees will be able to expand their knowledge on emergent topics, including the latest color trends, NetZero building practices, Passive Design principles, psychological effects of color use, sustainable landscapes, modern prefabricated design, living in small spaces, and sustainable housing. Year after year, Dwell on Design showcases groundbreaking and life-changing designs that end up transforming the industry. We can’t wait to see what is turning heads this year, but until then, you can check out all of the best Dwell on Design coverage from past years here . And don’t forget to nab your tickets for this year’s fair before they’re all gone,

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Cover’s $50k algorithmic tiny houses are 80% more efficient than conventional homes

April 26, 2017 by  
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A California-based tech company is looking to bring tiny homes to the masses by streamlining the construction process with the help of computer algorithms. Cover has developed specialized software that creates custom-made, prefabricated tiny houses that are 80% more efficient than conventional homes – all without the help of architects, planning departments, or even contractors. Cover was founded by Alexis Rivas and Jemuel Joseph in 2014. The company seeks to give everyday people the tools to create “thoughtfully designed and well-built homes” for themselves rather than enlisting the help of costly professionals. The innovative process essentially removes the need for architects, planning departments, or even contractors by guiding users through a simple 3-step process: Design, Permit, and Build. Related: Student invents computer program to help Bedouin villages build better homes Although the idea may seem a little farfetched to some, the founders believe that this is the future of DIY home building : “We’re doing for homes what Tesla is doing for the car – using technology to optimize every step of the process, from design and sales, to permitting and manufacturing.” Cover’s process uses generative design technology and algorithms to spec out various design options based on individual needs. In the design phase of the process, which costs just $250, clients fill out a digital survey providing information about their lifestyle and design preferences such as location, style, size, etc. The company then meets with the clients onsite to discuss details. The next step is feeding all of the information into a computer program that generates multiple designs options based on the information. The program is also equipped to account for geospatial data, solar positioning , and zoning requirements. After the clients choose their design, the company develops and sends “photorealistic renderings and plans” and a full quote to the client. Currently, the company’s tiny dwellings range from $50,000 to $350,000, depending on size, location, design, etc. Once the design details are worked out, the second stage is obtaining the necessary building permits, followed by laying the foundation while the prefab structure is built in a factory. Once the permits are approved, most Cover dwellings can be completed in as little as nine weeks. Cover limits material waste by manufacturing each tiny home in a factory. Additionally, using digital technology produces more energy-efficient structures. According to founder Alexis Rivas, “We’re redesigning the details that make up a home to take advantage of the precision possible in a controlled environment. This allows us to build homes that are 80 per cent more energy efficient than the average new home.” Cover homes are currently only available in Los Angeles, but the company has plans to expand to other cities in the future. + Cover Images via Cover

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Solar-powered eco homes in Los Angeles assembled in just five hours

June 20, 2016 by  
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Designed to meet LEED Platinum certification, these modern prefabricated townhomes are located in Atwater Village, one of Los Angeles’ most up-and-coming neighborhoods – but they can pop up just about anywhere. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBaY9cIjn_4 Located on the corner of Glendale Boulevard in Atwater Village , the sustainably designed three-story homes comprise three bedrooms, three baths, a 376-square-foot private backyard, and offer views of the city skyline and distant mountains. Each of the single-family homes were prefabricated in Oregon and then assembled on site unit-by-unit with a 275-pound crane. The prefabricated units measure 16 feet in width, 53 feet in length, and 11 feet in height for a total of 1,185 square feet of indoor living space. They are outfitted with siding, windows, flooring, countertops, plumbing, and even lighting before they arrive on-site. Each home also comes with a 326-square-foot two-car garage and 176 square feet of outdoor living space in addition to the private yard. Related: 12 brilliant prefab homes that can be assembled in three days or less Residents can move in as soon as the homes are hooked up to the city’s electrical, water, and sewer systems. The contemporary interior features floor-to-ceiling windows and skylights that bring in natural light, ventilation, and views of the outdoors. Cradle to Cradle-certified timber floors and use of other recycled and renewable materials reduce the buildings’ carbon footprints, while energy-efficient lighting, appliances, and solar-ready systems minimize energy consumption . + LivingHomes at Atwater Village Images via LivingHomes at Atwater Village

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You can order HonoMobo’s prefab shipping container homes online

April 1, 2016 by  
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Donald Trump sues neighbor over solar panel glare

April 1, 2016 by  
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Everyone’s favorite Drumpf is at it again. Last year, presidential-hopeful Donald Trump lost his Supreme Court case to prevent the construction of a wind farm that would “ruin” the view from his luxury golf course off the coast of Scotland. But it seems that defeat hasn’t deterred The Trumpster, because this week he filed a lawsuit against his neighbor. Why? Because their solar panel array is causing unsightly glare in Trump’s luxury Fifth Avenue penthouse. Read the rest of Donald Trump sues neighbor over solar panel glare

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Innovative prefab homes in London let you design the interior before moving in

March 10, 2016 by  
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Here’s what the environmentally-friendly cemetery of the future could look like

March 10, 2016 by  
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Did you know there is a DeathLab at Columbia University ? Operating under the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation , DeathLab pursues sustainable designs for futuristic cemeteries, and they recently won a design competition for a concept that would turn the traditional cemetery into a beautiful memorial forest lit by a constellation of biomass-powered “stars.” Not only would the idea be a beautiful way to memorialize a loved one, but it is also much more environmentally friendly than our current system. Read the rest of Here’s what the environmentally-friendly cemetery of the future could look like

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Aamodt / Plumb Architects’ modern Texas prefab was built in just 12 months

February 3, 2016 by  
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Hoffice: Swedish freelancers transform their homes into vibrant co-working spaces

February 3, 2016 by  
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While working from home can be a great thing, it can be hard if you’re the kind of person who needs human interaction to stay inspired, or if you have trouble staying focused outside of an office. And for some people, the cost of renting a desk in a co-working space is a little too steep. That’s why a Swedish project, Hoffice , is designed to help freelancers and telecommuters transform their homes or apartments into temporary co-working spaces. Read the rest of Hoffice: Swedish freelancers transform their homes into vibrant co-working spaces

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Why Microsoft is dropping data centers on the ocean floor

February 3, 2016 by  
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With the demand for cloud storage growing ever-larger, companies that rely on vast data networks are starting to try out some unusual approaches to meet demand. Not only is the need for more data centers going to increase in coming years, but these servers also need to be located as close to their users as possible in order to allow for lightning-fast access. That’s why Microsoft is trying something that might sound a little crazy at first blush: the company is experimenting with data centers installed on the ocean floor . Read the rest of Why Microsoft is dropping data centers on the ocean floor

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