Cozy timber home embraces the Australian bush with a split form

December 28, 2017 by  
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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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Affordable DublDom prefab home pops up in just one week

October 4, 2016 by  
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Completed for a budget of $42,500, this particular DublDom 2.65 model offers 65 square meters of space with enough room for two spacious bedrooms, a veranda, and common areas. Like all of BIO Architects’ modular homes , the EcoPark home was built mostly from wood for a cozy and welcoming feel. Large double-glazed windows let in natural light and frame panoramic views of the outdoors. “Our task was to organically enter the house in the natural surroundings, produce it in a short period time and cause minimum damage to the environment during the installation,” write the architects. “The architecture of the house is as much as possible open to the environment and interact with it. From the large living room you can see the endless fields and small river, two bedrooms behind the house are made for sleep. Layout of the house provides maximum exposure to the nature and to spend time with friends in the living room or on the veranda.” Related: Tiny and Affordable Russian DublDom Home Can Be Assembled in Just One Day The light-filled gabled home is minimally decorated with black metal and unpainted larch that line the exterior and parts of the interior. BIO Architects offers five different configurations of the DublDom 2.65; the Eco-Park client chose DublDom 2.65-01, which includes a spacious front veranda that wraps around the sides of the home and includes a small terrace in the rear; an open-plan kitchen, living, and dining area; a bathroom; and two equal-sized bedrooms. The house is elevated on stilts and was installed on site in seven days. + DublDom Images via DublDom , by Bokaeva Louise and Ivan Ovchinnikov

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This new rocket thruster is powered by space junk

October 4, 2016 by  
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What do Australia, space junk, and the journey to Mars have in common? Well, that sort of remains to be seen. Over the next year, the International Space Station will be testing rocket propulsion technology developed by an Australian team that is fueled by space debris and could—someday—help us get to Mars. This new innovation centers on an ion thruster that could replace current chemical-based rocket propulsion technology. Since it is designed to make use of abundant space junk as a fuel source, it is not only efficient but potentially cost effective (with the handy side effect of cleaning up of some of that celestial garbage in the process). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TVipU98g9s Dr Patrick “Paddy” Neumann is a graduate of the University of Sydney and he partnered with two professors from the college to develop an ion thruster (aptly dubbed the Neumann Drive) that aims to give current rocket propulsion technology a run for its money. The invention led to his founding of Neumann Space , a start-up working to further develop and advance the technology. The Neumann Drive uses solid fuel and electricity to produce thrust, in “a ‘wire-triggered pulsed cathodic arc system’ that works kind of like an arc welder,” according to the company’s website. Related: Elon Musk reveals his big plans for colonizing Mars This addresses one of the key issues SpaceX CEO Elon Musk mentioned last week during his detailed unveiling of his Mars plan: the need to refill while in orbit. Chemical-based rockets require enormous amounts of fuel to travel the long distance to Mars, so it isn’t logistically possible for a rocket to carry all its own fuel, which predicates the need to refuel in space. On the contrary, the ion thruster developed by Neumann and his team eliminates the fuel capacity need, since it utilizes space junk as a fuel source. Among the “junk” the Neumann Drive can use for its propulsion are a number of materials common on Earth, as well as in space. The team touts magnesium as their most efficient fuel, best for longer cargo transport journeys. Aluminum, sourced mainly from space junk, is their best recycled fuel. Carbon, derived from recycled human waste, has also been tested. But the material that tops the list is a more unusual one: Molybdenum . It’s a heavy metal with a high melting point that would have to be sourced from Earth, but a small amount of fuel would last a very long time. “Moly,” as it’s known for short, is the fastest fuel tested so far in the Neumann Drive, and it’s the current favorite for fueling a passenger ship to Mars. Via ABC Australia Images via Neumann Space and Wikipedia

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Greenhouse-like extension keeps this minimalist timber home warm in winter

December 21, 2015 by  
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Charming Saigon House tells the story of old Saigon through antiques and reclaimed furniture

December 21, 2015 by  
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Beautiful eco-friendly timber frame home was built in just 10 weeks

April 3, 2015 by  
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Life Style Koubou’s House In Itsuura is a timber treehouse-like home in Japan

February 12, 2015 by  
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NanoFlowCell’s new 1075 horsepower Quant F electric car is powered by saltwater

February 12, 2015 by  
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Last year NanoFlowCell unveiled the world’s first saltwater-powered electric car – and now the automaker has revealed a redesigned version dubbed the Quant F. NanoFlowCell says the Quant F is a “completely re-engineered and re-designed” version of the original Quant E, and it plans to unveil the new vehicle at next month’s Geneva Motor Show . Read the rest of NanoFlowCell’s new 1075 horsepower Quant F electric car is powered by saltwater Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2015 Geneva Motor Show , electric car , electric motor , electric vehicle , fuel cell car , green car , green transportation , nanoflowcell , Quant E , Quant F , saltwater , saltwater car

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Luxury Villa Melkeveien is wrapped in sustainably sourced Kebony wood in Norway

February 12, 2015 by  
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Archipelago House is the Ultimate Holiday Home for Nature Lovers in the Woods of Sweden

October 3, 2012 by  
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