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    Greener-hospitals-infographic

    Architect sustainability into a Hospital.

    Tag(s) architecture, passive design
    Added 11 months ago view
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    Interesting infographic about the (slowly) shrinking size of the typical American home. Homes < 800 square feet aren't even an option? Let's change this.

    Source source Tag(s) architecture, small house,
    Added about 3 years ago view
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    Mailorderhouse

    Know of any eco-friendly mail-order house companies around today?

    "From 1908 until 1940, Sears offered 370 models to choose from. Houses available ranged from the modest "Starlight" to the stately "Alhambra." One option was a sweet little bungalow, called "the Osborn."

    "It was one of their best selling homes," says Thornton. "I've seen 'Osborns' all over the country."

    After you picked out the house of your dreams, Sears would mail it to you in 30,000 pieces. The kit included 750 pounds of nails, 27 gallons of paint and varnish, 10 pounds of wood putty, 460 pounds of window weight, 27 windows, 25 doors and a 75 page instruction book.

    By following the instructions, you could build "the Collingwood," "the Chatham," "the Maytown," "the Vallonia" or "the Chelsea." A home could be brought for $500 and up.

    Sears Roebuck promised that a man of average abilities could build one of their homes in 90 days. "

    Source source Tag(s) architecture, mail-order house, building, design, ideas
    Added over 3 years ago view
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    Multipod-prefab

    Pop-Up House: the affordable passive house from Multipod-Studio on Vimeo.

    Source source Tag(s) architecture, prefab, lean
    Added over 3 years ago view
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    Vo-trong-nghia-architects-inside

    Interior of the Vo Trong Nghia Architecture

    Tag(s) urban planning, architecture
    Added over 3 years ago view
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    Vo-trong-nghia-architects

    Vo Trong Nghia Architects have designed a multi-unit dwelling whose front and rear facades are aesthetically-pleasing spaced concrete planters.

    These planters protect residents from noise and pollution while providing a wam streaming sunlight filter on the interior. A green roof on top of the building also lower energy costs and reduce the amount of city-street runoff.

    Source source Tag(s) architecture
    Added over 3 years ago view
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