With changing environmental conditions, architecture too will have to go through a major transformation to sustain humanity in a world where energy doesn’t come cheap. Working on the same lines architects from FIXd Architecture have come up with Mo Ventus – a conceptual luxury house with transformable shape and zero energy credentials that can be built anywhere in the world.
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Those who seek fun in the way they live and the products they own, need everything built on the same lines. Designed especially for people who live to change their living place around the world, without sacrificing on style and comforts, architect David Semrad has come up with Cubile – an environmentally-friendly housing unit that can be installed anywhere around the world and can even work independently for a few weeks.
The rate at which global population is rising and the available land for building living spaces declining, a time could soon come when sustainably-built micro-homes could be the new mansions. Working on the same lines, architect and designer Jeffrey Greger along with engineers and designers at San Jose State University have come up with the ZEM – Zero Emission House, a sustainably built mini-home that delivers all the comforts of a modern home in much less space.
The high cost of energy, followed by the rising concerns about global warming and climate change have made architects and planners come up with different strategies to reduce energy consumption in new homes being constructed all over the world. Dr. Jung Soik was also pondering over the vulnerability of energy costs and then decided to build a net zero-energy home in Seoul, South Korea, which should serve as the model for environmentally conscious home building.
No matter how big your home is, you often find that it lacks a small office space or is need for an extra guest bedroom. Texas-based firm Kanga Room Systems knows it pretty well that adding a new room isn’t always an easy task for most homeowners and to solve the issue they have come up with eco-friendly buildings that can easily be set up in empty space on your garden.
Out of the total amount of energy being consumed in an average household, a major share is used up by the lighting fixtures that help illuminate the interior space. To save a considerable amount of energy and also test the limits of architecture in cold weather, architecture firm Kengo Kuma and Associates have come up with the Meme Meadows Experimental House in Japan.
Living structures needed for a desert have to be quite different from what we live in. Challenging themselves to build a sustainable prefabricated house for the desert, Korean practice Violent Volumes has come up with the California Roll House concept – a structure that adapts it to fit in the extreme environment it has been designed for.
The biannual Solar Decathlon competition sees university students building futuristic homes that rely on clean renewable energy for all their electricity demands. The competition is a great way to witness technologies, available today, which can power low-impact homes in the near future. Though, this year’s competition is still months away, students at the West Virginia University have already shared some details about their entry.
While most old school buses go to the junkyard at the end of their lives, an eco conscious San Francisco couple, Richard and Rachel, thought of building their dream home inside one, a home that is solar powered and gives them the ability to move to any place they want. After buying an old bus for just $3000, the couple went on to the drawing board and created plans to begin designing their new home with the minimum amount of expenditure and energy consumption.
Whenever we plan to build our new home we start searching for the materials that will first strengthen the new dwelling and then the products and amenities that will make up for the home décor. There is nothing wrong with this approach as, after all, we will have to live in the newly constructed house ourselves. However the builder of a 90-year-old mansion on the outskirts of Cambria, California, didn’t think likewise and opted to build a mansion not from materials conventionally used for building, but actually made it from trash.