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Unique Homes: “Silo House” In Phoenix, AZ (Architectural Digest)

On this episode of Unique Spaces, Architectural Digest brings you inside an unconventionally beautiful home in Phoenix, Arizona built out of a repurposed grain silo. Designer Christoph Kaiser takes us on a tour of the property he called home for 18 months, highlighting the array of bespoke elements that went into making the circular enclave.

Future Of Housing: Kajstaden Tall Timber Building In Sweden By C.F. Møller Architects (2019)

Kajstaden Tall Timber Building C.F. Møller Architects 2019The Tall Timber Building residence has become a landmark and, during construction, became Sweden’s tallest solid wooden building in the new district of Kajstaden at Lake Mälaren in Västerås. All parts of the building consist of cross-laminated wood, which includes the walls, joists and balconies as well as the lift and stairwell shafts.

Kajstaden – Tall Timber Building is an important landmark for sustainable construction and a reference project that shows that conversion to climate conscious architecture is possible. Through research projects and several active wood projects, C.F. Møller Architects has focused on innovation as well as developing and implementing multi-storey buildings with solid wood frames. In Kajstaden, an active decision was made to prioritise industrial timber techniques for the building material to influence and take responsibility for the impact of the construction industry on the environment and climate change. A crucial advantage of wood, unlike other building materials, is that the production chain for the material produces a limited amount of carbon dioxide emissions. Instead, it is part of a closed cycle, where carbon is retained in the frame of the building.

Kajstaden Tall Timber Building C.F. Møller Architects Diagram 2019

Research also shows that buildings with a wooden frame make a positive contribution to human health and well-being- thanks to better air quality and acoustic qualities.

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Housing: “Nestron” Is First Prefab, Fully Integrated Smart Home In The World

Nestron is the first fully prefabricated, integrated and equipped house in the world. Zero construction required.

  • Adaptive insulation – The house is suitable for living in all kinds of climates. The isolation system in walls, double-tempered glass, and fitted doors guarantee the highest possible comfort.

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  • Solid construction – The steel structure and top quality materials guarantee the highest level of safety. Every Nestron house meet fireproof and earthquake-resistant standards.
  • AI System – Your Nestron is a fully integrated smart house. Use your voice to control the most important functions and let the appliances learn your way of living.

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Suburban Life: As Towns Become Overcrowded, Voters Slow Growth (WSJ)

As more and more Americans move south, Lake Wylie, a suburb of Charlotte, has tripled in size. Now, the town is saying no more. WSJ’s Valerie Bauerlein explains.

Housing Boom In Charlotte Suburbs US Census Bureau WSJLAKE WYLIE, S.C.—This lakefront suburb of Charlotte, N.C., is among the Sunbelt’s strongest magnets for young families.

Since 2000, Lake Wylie has tripled in population to 12,000 on the strength of its good schools, low taxes and proximity to Charlotte’s jobs in the financial and technology sectors. But those schools are filling up, the water system frequently fails under increased demand and 20-mile commutes are stretching to 90 minutes.

Now, the town that grew too fast wants to stop growth.

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Future Of Housing: The New “LivingHome AD1” Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) By Plant Prefab

Plant Prefab logoIntroducing the LivingHome AD1: The Versatile Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU). This one bedroom, one bath ADU is designed to provide affordable, sustainable rental units or family housing on existing single family lots. Finish options include three packages for interior and three for exterior, giving owners a total of nine standard configurations to choose from.

LivingHome AD1 - The Versatile Accessory Dwelling Unit Interior (ADU)

LivingHome AD1 - The Versatile Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Specifications

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Future Of Housing: California Architect And Builder Launch Luxury Container Tiny Homes

From a Dwell.com online article:

BuHaus Container Home interior fold down bedDrawing upon Garnero’s six years of cargotecture experience and Burdge’s design expertise, the duo recently launched the Buhaus: a tiny pre-permitted container home designed for indoor/outdoor living. “People appreciate great design, and most shipping container designs seem to be more low-end,” says Burdge. “We wanted to create a higher-end shipping container living unit.”

In the wake of the 2018 Woolsey Fire that devastated Southern California, Malibu architect Doug Burdge and builder Nate Garnero sought to provide their clients with temporary housing by repurposing shipping containers into fire-resistant tiny homes.

Buhaus—a combination of the words Bauhaus and Malibu—takes cues from the 20th-century movement with its clean, geometric form and focus on functionality. At 160 square feet, the Buhaus Studio Unit is efficiently divided into three sections: a living/sleeping area with a kitchenette, a bathroom, and an outdoor deck.

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