Roland Bleszynski

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Creating low-cost luxury modular homes

Flat-pack or modular homes have traditionally been used to build low-cost housing, but now Filipino entrepreneur Robbie Antonio is using prefab technology to build luxury homes designed by world-famous architects - at low cost.<p>In making these houses more affordable, the company has become the first …

Luxury Homes

Geneva Wheel

(hit the 2x) A double-lock geneva wheel. Check out the attachments for high res stills and another animation.

How cohousing can make us happier (and live longer)

Loneliness doesn't always stem from being alone. For architect Grace Kim, loneliness is a function of how socially connected we feel to the people …

APIs

Road To Better ICOs

Over the past few months, the cryptocurrency market has displayed a huge surge of interest in digital token sales, also known as Initial Coin …

Cryptocurrency

Amazing Hydrohouse by Max Zhivov

Max Zhivov is a design studio that imagines stunning yachts. It is behind a stunning floating house that enable to park a seaplane. But she has also …

Amazing

Future Energy: China leads world in solar power production

<b>Ten years ago, Geof Moser had just graduated with a master's degree in solar energy from Arizona State University - but he didn't feel much opportunity lay at his feet in his home country.</b><p>So he headed for China.<p>"The solar industry was fairly small and there weren't a lot of jobs," he remembers. …

Renewable Energy

The world’s most beautiful house

Set among trees, rocks and a waterfall, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater was a masterpiece beset with problems. Jonathan Glancey tells its story.<p>Chicago, 16 October 1956. Frank Lloyd Wright, then the most famous living architect in the US, hosted a press conference at which he unveiled The …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Revolutionary solar paint creates endless energy from water vapor

Researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne have created a revolutionary new solar paint that can be used to produce endless amounts of clean energy. …

Clean Energy

“Sun King” returns with ultralight, flexible PV to reshape solar market

Sun King Zhengrong Shi returns to solar market with ultra-light and ultra-thin solar panels hailed as biggest change in solar market in decades. The …

Solar Panels

These efficient modern prefabs raise the bar for shipping container homes

Delivered in 10 weeks<p>In our roundup of eco-friendly prefab homes you can buy right now, one of the newest companies featured is Honomobo, based in the Canadian province of Alberta. Launched last spring, the company builds modern homes, offices, studios, multi-family complexes, and more out of …

Prefab Homes

How to keep cool without costing the Earth

ABOUT 6% of the electricity generated in America is used to power air-conditioning systems that cool homes and offices. As countries such as Brazil, …

Stanford University

Building affordable homes on water

<b>Governments across the globe are grappling with the question of how to provide affordable housing for their ever-expanding populations. In the Netherlands many believe the solution lies not on land but on water.</b><p>Cruise by any of the canals in the Dutch capital and you'll catch a glimpse of people …

Housing

French Polynesia signs first 'floating city' deal

<b>French Polynesia has signed an agreement that supporters hope could pave the way for autonomous floating cities around the world.</b><p>The tiny Pacific state signed a memorandum of understanding with California's Seasteading Institute in San Francisco on Friday.<p>It outlined objectives the institute must …

Peter Thiel

The hidden strengths of unloved concrete

<b>Nearly 20 years ago, poor families in Coahuila state in Mexico were offered an unusual handout from a social programme called Piso Firme. It was not a place at school, a vaccination, food, or even money. It was $150 (£118) worth of ready-mixed concrete.</b><p>Workers would drive concrete mixers through …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Why houses in Bermuda have white stepped roofs

<b>The North Atlantic island of Bermuda has no fresh-water springs, rivers or lakes. So how did humans ever settle there? The secret is in the design of their houses, and particularly the white stepped roof which is still in use 400 years after it was first introduced.</b><p>A British visitor to Bermuda will …

University College London

Treehotel: mirrorcube, nest, UFO treehouses in Arctic forest

The village that just wants to share

<b>An abandoned military village in Germany could get a new lease of life as a hippy commune fit for the 21st Century.</b><p>Patrick Henry Village, near the German city of Heidelberg, was not born to hippy ideals.<p>In fact, it was opened by the US Army as a military base after World War Two, and was described …

San Francisco

Cryogenic storage offers hope for renewable energy

<b>The world's largest cold energy storage plant is being commissioned at a site near Manchester.</b><p>The cryogenic energy facility stores power from renewables or off-peak generation by chilling air into liquid form.<p>When the liquid air warms up it expands and can drive a turbine to make electricity.<p>The …

Clean Energy

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Wood Tube Wraps the Living Room of This Family Home in California

<b>Terry and Terry Architecture</b> completed the <b>Skyline House</b>, a family home located on top of the Eastbay mountain range in California, USA. An impressive …

Architecture

Top 10 Digital Branding Marketing Trends for 2017

<b>Psych: It’s Your Data.</b> Cognitive insights derived from advanced analytics will help marketers better understand and predict digital behavior.<p><b>It’s Not</b> …

What colours say about your brand identity and industry

One of the most fundamentally important things to keep in mind when creating a piece of branding or logo design is the choice of colour. This is …

Graphic Design

Walkable Cities Gaining Ground Against Suburbs, Says Report

Research says walkable urban places command a rent premium, increase equity—and are poised for more growth.<p>For the last six or seven decades, the United States has seen rapid growth in the suburbs, a huge shift from the boom in walkable urban places that took place in the ‘20s. But now, a new …

5 trends shaping the future of suburbs

A new report by the Urban Land Institute and RCLCO dispels common assumptions about the ‘burbs<p>Urban cores and downtowns may see most of the press, but for the foreseeable future, suburbs will be where population and job growth are happening in the United States. According to <i>Housing in the Evolving</i> …

No Electricity? A Low-Tech System Keeps Things Chilled

Mohammed Bah Abba's pot-in-pot coolers help rural Africans preserve perishables.<p>Simple solutions can often have dramatic effects.<p>That’s the case in many parts of rural Africa, where the lack of access to or high cost of electricity prevents many people from basics most of us take for granted, like …

How Your Kick-Ass Renderings Can Transform Any Business

<i>Architizer is busy building tech tools to help power your practice — including our new community marketplace for building-products. Click here to see if you qualify. It’s free for architects.</i><p>They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and when it comes to advertising, this classic idiom couldn’t …

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