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New house: Phase 1 Projects

We are so thrilled (and blessed) to have purchased our first home! Leaving Tiburon will not be easy – we practically wake up in paradise daily – but the idea of setting roots in our own place is very exciting! After months of trying to purchase in another area of …

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Victorian house converted into 193 sq. ft. micro-apartments

With housing prices skyrocketing in many major cities, many are looking for more affordable alternatives. That might be why micro-apartments are becoming popular in urban centres like Sydney, Paris and New York City. Similarly in London, design firm Bicbloc was tasked with transforming an older, four-storey Victorian-era terraced house into …

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Passive House buildings go from small to extra-large

There is a building revolution going on in New York City, as it becomes “the passive house epicentre of the country.” Anyone who thinks that Passive House design is just for houses should have a look at Sendero Verde, a huge new project by Handel Architects in New York City. …

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Affordable house can be 3D printed for $4,000 in less than 24 hours

There’s a lack of affordable housing worldwide, from the most cosmopolitan of cities, to more remote, rural areas — affecting an estimated 1.2 billion people worldwide. Tiny houses, micro-apartments, and modular and prefabricated housing are some potential solutions, but others are offering even more radical proposals, such as American startup …

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Brick Bungalow in Canada Becomes Modern ‘Flipped House’

Flipped House is a two-story residence with a modern, turnkey design located in a neighborhood dominated by more traditional architecture. The team at Atelier RZLBD renovated an existing brick bungalow in Ontario, Canada, and added a second level to the structure.The project gets its name from its unconventional “flipped” layout. While …

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Mom and Daughter Tiny House Adventure

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a Tiny House? Maybe you are like my daughter and I, watching all the Tiny House shows that are on right now and thinking "how could people possibly live in those?" Well, I definitely wondered how that would …

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The electric house of the future was built in 1905

We have long debated whether one should cook, heat or make hot water with gas or electricity. I used to think that it was better to burn gas directly under food or water instead of burning coal far away to boil water to make electricity to boil water. But over …

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