urban infill

Solar-Powered OnTop House Can be Added to the Top of Almost Any Urban Home

Solar-Powered OnTop House Can be Added to the Top of Almost Any Urban Home

The team from University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt am Main took a unique approach to this year’s Solar Decathlon by trying to solve urban housing issues. OnTop is a modular unit that can be

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Bronx Box Prefab Fills a Narrow Urban Lot with a Charming Waterfront Home

Bronx Box Prefab Fills a Narrow Urban Lot with a Charming Waterfront Home

The Bronx Box is a charming waterfront home that adds up to much more than the sum of its prefab parts. The two-module prefabricated structure features multiple skylights that fill it with natural light

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Blu Homes Unveils New Balance Metro Prefab Designed for Narrow Urban Lots

Blu Homes Unveils New Balance Metro Prefab Designed for Narrow Urban Lots

Addressing the needs of city dwellers and families looking for their primary residence, Blu Homes reconfigured their Balance prefab to better fit into a narrow infill lot. The Balance Metro is oriented to

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PHOTOS: Whole Village of Tiny Houses Makes Boneyard Studios a Unique Urban Retreat

PHOTOS: Whole Village of Tiny Houses Makes Boneyard Studios a Unique Urban Retreat

Although Boneyard Studios promotes community and shared amenities, each of the four tiny homes is different - a reflection, perhaps, of their owners' individual personalities. Jay Austin designed The

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Centre Village is a Modular Affordable Micro Housing Complex in Winnipeg

Centre Village is a Modular Affordable Micro Housing Complex in Winnipeg

The lot on which Centre Village was built was at one time an abandoned site in a neglected inner-city neighborhood that was slated to hold just six single-family homes. A zoning change allowed the

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Avant Garage: LEED Platinum-Designed Postgreen Homes Townhome For Sale in Philadelphia

Avant Garage: LEED Platinum-Designed Postgreen Homes Townhome For Sale in Philadelphia

Avant Garage is an urban infill project in the Fishtown Proper neighborhood that consists of four three-story townhomes. Each home has 2,100 square feet of floor space with a two-car in-line garage, a

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H27D is a Zero-Waste Urban Infill Apartment Building in Constance, Germany

H27D is a Zero-Waste Urban Infill Apartment Building in Constance, Germany

Located in the historic district of Constance in Southern Germany, H27D features four private apartments and a ground floor retail shop. Kraus Schoenberg Architects's goal was to make the building blend

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Polikatoikea Combines Small Space Living With Urban Design and an Ikea Philosophy

Polikatoikea Combines Small Space Living With Urban Design and an Ikea Philosophy

Filipe Magalhaes and Ana Luisa Soares collaborated on Polikatoikea for the Origami Competition to design a new urban infill housing strategy for Porto, Portugal. Their plan is a modular concept that

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West Coast Central Park is a Verdant Patchwork Quilt of Greenery at Playa Vista

West Coast Central Park is a Verdant Patchwork Quilt of Greenery at Playa Vista

Michael Maltzen Architects collaborated with landscape architect James Burnett to design the park as part of the mixed use Playa Vista development. While the space is currently bordered by vacant land, a

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Green-Roofed Superblock for Fargo, North Dakota

Green-Roofed Superblock for Fargo, North Dakota

Recently Fargo demolished an older parking garage and wanted to update it with increased parking capacity. At the same time they wanted the urban block to add to the livability, sustainability and beauty

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Gigantic Wooden Parasols Are Popping Up in Seville

Gigantic Wooden Parasols Are Popping Up in Seville

Amazingly, the covered courtyard project isn't just an attempt to give the people of Seville a shady place to hang out. The site was originally meant to be a parking garage, but during excavation in the

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Samitaur Tower Broadcasts Community Art in Culver City

Samitaur Tower Broadcasts Community Art in Culver City

Images © Tom Bonner The open-air art tower is located at the corner of Hayden Avenue and National Boulevard with the Expo light rail line literally at the foot of the structure across the street and

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Tiny London Lot Transformed Into Amazing Green Residence

Tiny London Lot Transformed Into Amazing Green Residence

The family who commissioned the home was being forced out of a nearby home by their landlord and they saw an interesting opportunity in an awkward 4.8m wide yard space between two different buildings.

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Philadelphia Parking Lot Transformed into Urban Cycling Oasis

Philadelphia Parking Lot Transformed into Urban Cycling Oasis

As bike commuting becomes more popular, facilities where you can store your bike, extra clothes and even take a shower will become a necessity. These bike facilities could even possibly replace parking

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Cleaved Apartment Complex in London Creates Its Own Garden Views

Cleaved Apartment Complex in London Creates Its Own Garden Views

Studio Seilern Architects turned a challenge into an opportunity when they designed the Whitehorse Street Apartments for an urban infill lot in London. Located on Whitehorse Street in the prestigious

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Médiacité: A New Sustainable Shopping Center For Liège Belgium

Médiacité: A New Sustainable Shopping Center For Liège Belgium

Later this month, Médiacité, a new shopping and entertainment center with some exciting green features will open up in the center of Liège, Belgium. Located nearby the new train station, Gare des

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Urban Sprawl Repair Kit Offers Simple Plans to Fix Suburbia

Urban Sprawl Repair Kit Offers Simple Plans to Fix Suburbia

The suburban landscape consists largely of endless expanses of paved parking lots pocked with strip malls, gas stations, chain restaurants, and McMansions. Rather than razing these structures with the aim

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