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Garoza House: A Modern, Modular Prefab Housing Prototype

Garoza House: A Modern, Modular Prefab Housing Prototype | Sustainable Architecture | Scoop.it

An industrialized modular housing prototype that allows growth and changes over time, with all systems installed without complex construction procedures.


Manufactured in specialized factories composing single complete units, including all the interior finishes, modules are the maximum size supported by conventional transport.

Interior partitions, storage and fixed furniture are incorporated to the vertical walls, which house highly qualified technical facilities, automation and electronic systems, tailored to the program for each configuration. The resulting collection provides quality, increased control with regard to construction scheduling, maintenance plans and offers flexibility for future growth. 


The principles of sustainable economy and the spirit of recycling guide and support all the project decisions.


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Jenny Morris's comment, July 16, 2013 11:23 PM
This reminds me of the Smart Home exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago...very cool!
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Uniquely Built Sustainable House in Ballarat, Australia by Rachcoff Vella Architecture

Uniquely Built Sustainable House in Ballarat, Australia by Rachcoff Vella Architecture | Sustainable Architecture | Scoop.it
Rachcoff Vella Architecture designed this Piermont project, a private residence located in Ballarat, Australia, back in 2012.
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5 Stunning Examples of Sustainable Wooden Architecture

5 Stunning Examples of Sustainable Wooden Architecture | Sustainable Architecture | Scoop.it

Wood is one of architecture’s more magnanimous materials which allows architects to develop structures which are complex and yet retain the features of minimal designs.


It is a versatile enough material that it can be used to demonstrate traditional craftsmanship while presenting a modern, corporate image and a whole host of sustainable benefits, which are covered in the article link.


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Joram Walukamba's comment, July 3, 2013 7:42 AM
Keep it natural!!!!
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Five Reasons Why You Love Sustainable Architecture - Yahoo! News

Five Reasons Why You Love Sustainable Architecture - Yahoo! News | Sustainable Architecture | Scoop.it
Five Reasons Why You Love Sustainable Architecture
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The images in this article depict ECO Modern Flats, a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Homes Multifamily Platinum project located in Fayetteville, Ark.
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A Few Favorite Green Buildings...

A Few Favorite Green Buildings... | Sustainable Architecture | Scoop.it

Sustainable architecture is a term that represents a broad range of concepts, processes and ideologies, and can be interpreted and realized in countless ways.


Sustainability represents a design process that accounts for the environment on both the micro and macro scales, serves the needs of the program with as minimal an impact on the planet as possible, and positively contributes to the community, not only aesthetically, but in social, economic and cultural realms, as well.


So, to celebrate Earth Week, here are a few of our favorite green buildings...


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Sustainable Treehouse Architecture for a Contemporary Coastal Home

Sustainable Treehouse Architecture for a Contemporary Coastal Home | Sustainable Architecture | Scoop.it

This house is integrated with nature, sustainably designed and features a pared back palette infused with just the right amount of contrast.


Originally designed by Bark Design, the architects adopted principles of authenticity, economy, durability and simplicity into the design. A change in ownership gave the opportunity to further explore and refine the dwelling for its new occupants.

In the words of the architects, "The basic ‘pavilion’ plan was sketched out in the sand during an early site visit. A simple diagram of two timber pavilions placed either side of a 50 year old Morton Bay Ash ensures that the tree takes centre stage to the scale, proportions and life of the house around it. Celebrating its natural, coastal setting, the house provides its occupants with an inextricable link to the landscape. Exploring ideas of lightness, layers of transparency and integrating indoor/outdoor living within dynamic patterns of light and shadow, the Marcus Beach house is a simple frame to enable a contemporary coastal lifestyle to unfold within a very special landscape.


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Becky Schivley Mather's comment, July 16, 2013 9:22 PM
The Swiss Family Robinson would have loved this!