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Apiacás Arquitetos studio has completed the Juranda House, located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. On the narrow urban plot with dimensions of 6 x 24 m the house is straightened up. The total area of residence is 150 sq.m. The terrain has led to differences in the levels from the road and back yard, so the building was distributed over half levels, separated by a three storey void which contains the staircase access to the floors. The main goal of the architects was to make the house as spacious and open as possible. It was achieved due to the glass facade and an open plan. The absence of a clear division of the floors gives the impression of one large room. But in fact the house is very functional. On the first floor there is a living room, dining room and kitchen. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, office and terrace are placed on the upper floors.
This unusually composed house in the USA was designed by Chaewon Kim and Beat Schenk from UNI Company. It looks very simple and resembles three huge wooden boxes or some pieces of furniture put one onto another. Three rotated 16-by-22-foot boxes with four-corner-skylights give rooms natural light with minimum windows and maximum privacy. Each level is rotated in unusual way. The exterior is finished in marine plywood often used in ship-building. Oak plywood is also used in the interior of the second floor while the ground one is finished in marble. So being minimalist looking in the whole, XS house has a different look at each of the floors. One more interesting detail is the wooden stairs that threads through the space.
Egg House is a mobile home on wheels that can be parked anywhere. The basis of the structure is a bamboo carcass, which is covered with bags of grass seeds. They protect the dwelling from different weather conditions. Moreover, these bags are able to ensure good sound insulation. The owner of Egg House, a young architect from Beijing, doesnt care that his house can accommodate only one bed, 2 bedside tables, lamps with solar batteries and water tank. He is a creative person and appreciates time that he can spend at work or with friends. For him, this lodge is a real paradise. At that he has spent only $1000. Via
CG Architects designed this house composed of two container clad laid crosswise in Pont Péan, France. The home is elegantly balanced and maintains a small footprint. The modern residence is clad in a low-maintenance material for a sleek finish, while the inside is simply furnished and bright. The first volume is grey while the other one is of green colour. Near the house you will find one more building made of wood. This combination of colours looks very natural. There is a cozy living area inside the house. The interior is rather bright. Living in this house you will also have a space for planting greens by means of the green roof. The house reminds of the previously reviewed Bright Container House by Jure Kotnic Architect.
This contemporary compact house is located in South Africa. It was built in about 4 days and at quite a small price. Impossible? Not with the new Ecomo technology of modular construction which allows to build the house in any place and of any size using as many modules as you need. The modules are custom made and mostly of wood so the resulting houses are green to the environment not to mention the solar panels on the roof. During the summer or in the hot geography this house is absolutely autonomous and doesn’t even needs the power line. Building a house from blocks affords high efficiencies – there almost no waste, eliminating of which is usually expensive. For more information check out the Ecomo’s web site here.