modular building

Solar-Powered ‘Self Sustained Module’ Goes Where No Other Building Can Go

Solar-Powered ‘Self Sustained Module’ Goes Where No Other Building Can Go

The Self Sustained Module is intended for sites where heavy modifications and the addition of permanent infrastructure is either physically impossible or economically unfeasible. It comes complete with a

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World’s Tallest Modular Tower Gets First Mods Hoisted into Place

World’s Tallest Modular Tower Gets First Mods Hoisted into Place

B2, the tower that is expected to be the world's tallest modular building once it's complete, received its very first mods yesterday. The mods were hoisted atop the structure at the Atlantic Yards

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Switzerland’s NEST High Rise is a Modular Test Bed for the Future of Green Building Technology

Switzerland’s NEST High Rise is a Modular Test Bed for the Future of Green Building Technology

NEST is a collective research project by the ETH Domain that is supported by Empa, Eawag, ZJA Zwarts & Jansma Architects, Supermanoeuvre ETH Zurich, and EPF Lausanne. The project consists of a central

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Andrew Mowbray Grows Square Building Blocks from Living Gourds

Andrew Mowbray Grows Square Building Blocks from Living Gourds

Andrew Mowbray has developed a new kind of natural modular building unit. For the past two years, the artist has been growing Lagenaria gourds in reusable acrylic forms, creating square blocks that can be

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Casa Pentimento: Prefab Ecuadorian House Made From 900 LEGO-Like Concrete Blocks

Casa Pentimento: Prefab Ecuadorian House Made From 900 LEGO-Like Concrete Blocks

Casa Pentimento is a dwelling placed on a gentle slope that is made almost entirely from precast concrete modules which simultaneously determine its structure and its relationship with the terrain. The

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Michael Jantzen’s Solar-Powered Transformation House Rotates to Create Different Rooms!

Michael Jantzen’s Solar-Powered Transformation House Rotates to Create Different Rooms!

Michael Jantzen's Transformation House is designed to be constructed from lightweight steel and partially clad with photovoltaic cells to power the structure using sunlight. Its playful and imaginative

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Freedomky Prefab House Combines Low Energy with High Design

Freedomky Prefab House Combines Low Energy with High Design

The Freedomky is a low-energy dwelling currently available only in Europe. The first prototype was built on Prague’s Wenceslas Square in 2010 for Architecture Week. These houses are not meant for

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PREFAB FRIDAY: “Box Office” Lets Employees Think Inside the Box

PREFAB FRIDAY: “Box Office” Lets Employees Think Inside the Box

BOX Office is a vibrant office building made of shipping containers that is also designed to maximize productivity by providing a safe, comfy environment for its occupants. So in honor of Prefab Friday

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Everything You Need to Know About Green Building From Tetris

Everything You Need to Know About Green Building From Tetris

The Tetris video may be a tongue-in-cheek shot at grim Soviet-era buildings, but the imagery it conjures is one of a rich and vivid future for our built environment. The concept is clear -- you can build

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60,000 sq ft Prefab Apartment Complex to be Completed This Summer

60,000 sq ft Prefab Apartment Complex to be Completed This Summer

Interface Studio Architects, who gave us the 100K house, is upping the ante in sustainable prefab building by designing a new 72 unit LEED-certified apartment complex in Philadelphia. To be completed this

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PREFAB FRIDAY: “Box Office” Shipping Container Office

PREFAB FRIDAY: “Box Office” Shipping Container Office

Thinking inside of the box may become the newest trend for creative thinkers thanks to this new 12-unit office and studio building called the “Box Office.” Constructed of 32 shipping

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PREFAB FRIDAY: $75,000 Clayton “I-house”

PREFAB FRIDAY: $75,000 Clayton “I-house”

We love this prefab home because it’s extremely energy efficient and affordable coming in at under $75,000 for the smaller model and under $94,000 for the larger model. Clayton Homes, the largest

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PREFAB FRIDAY: B-Line Small by Hive Modular

PREFAB FRIDAY: B-Line Small by Hive Modular

Part of living lightly on the planet is reducing the square footage of your home and living space. We applaud home designers like Minneapolis-based Hive Modular for presenting a very practical and stylish

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RENOVATION: A Sustainable Addition to an Old Victorian

RENOVATION: A Sustainable Addition to an Old Victorian

Increasing densification of urban areas is not a new problem, and unfortunately solutions to this dilemma usually result in the construction of an apartment building where an old, aging house once

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