Ok Ok So I couldn’t resist the title, but this house is pretty awesome. Not only is it visually interesting to look at, the construction method is so innovative and yet elegantly simple. It also require very little specialize materials. I am sure the cement was a very special mixture, but make sure to check out the video on this one, because it really shows the process well.
Check out how they got rid of the hay, see below for the hay removal crew:
This is designed by a firm called “One Cool Habitat” it uses a 20 foot shipping container with some high end finishes. Designed to be a flexible space I don’t get the feeling they intended it to be a full on house, but I think you could work it. With custom windows and wooden floors, the space is warm and larger feeling. The whole thing is designed to be transported via a ship or truck.
So this is a follow up to the oil tanker truck house. This one seems much more reasonable, but it is done in the same style where the artist draws a very depressing color scheme. Anyway, this is done by a Greek professor by the name of Aristide Antonas who is big into reuse of current objects and he came up with this house bus. He feels that designers often over think things and bring things to an extreme just for the sake of being extreme.
This two-story used bus is imagined as a potential hotel or a portable commuting community space for professionals on-the-go. It features seven beds, a living room area and a restroom and would fit int typical mobile home parks, though finding dealers with parts for sale might be a bit trickier. It is an intentionally non-radical work of construction, requiring no contractor or elaborate plans to be built – just a group of people who wish to turn an ordinary vehicle into a multi-person housing unit on wheels. The value is in the labor, not the design – and forget about estates or land prices.
Here is an interesting Modular and Prefabricated Tiny House. The houses can be scaled to the needs of the client. The tall chimney structures are in fact light wells to draw in natural light into the space, while giving a nod to traditional house design where fireplaces once served a valuable purpose. Here is what they had to say about the house:
The Element House, by MOS Architects, is a modular housing prototype designed for a “new ecology” — one that can grow and change depending on the family’s needs. Based around a modular element, with strong environmental design criteria, the Element House expands according to the Fibonacci sequence, “a describer of developmental patterns in living organism.” his housing unit can the be combined in an infinite number of ways, but for the home to make sense, MOS uses the Fibonacci sequence to create the layout. In theory this results in a more natural, more organic home, which is hopefully more pleasing to the those living inside. MOS also proposes that this prefab housing concept could be expanded past single family homes, to multi-family homes or even a whole village. Elemental units can be added or subtracted as needed to accommodate for new families or changing needs.