On the outskirts of Monterey, Mexico, the Galváns recently completed construction on their first family home: la Casa Caja, or the "Box House." For years, the five-member family has shared a house with
INHABITAT: What inspired you to write Housing Reclaimed?
Jessica Kellner: I was inspired to write Housing Reclaimed after hearing stories on the news day after day about all the people losing their homes
The building has an self-supporting internal structure made from laminated timber with metal mounts, 200mm insulation and a 9mm fiber concrete slab covered with liquid rubber as exterior finish. On the
Liter of Light's founder Illac Diaz commissioned Stephen Lamb from Touching the Earth Lightly to design their Shanghai Biennale pavilion, and Lamb in turn teamed up with artist Andrew Lord. Inspired to
Every year, nearly seventy million people, or 200,000 a day, move from rural areas to urban cities. In South Africa alone, more than 2.2 million homes are currently needed, and an additional 180,000 homes
Back in May 2010, 22 grad students from the University of Colorado Denver started planning Maxine Begay's new home and then started construction on it in September. This is the first semester a student
T-walls could easily transition to become the side walls of one story homes, with the wide base buried underneath the ground acting as a foundation. The 12 ft T-Walls (also called Texas Walls) would then