Imagine having your own little loft home transported to any site you want by helicopter. LoftCube by Werner Aisslinger is a prefab module designed for those who want to take their home with them wherever they go, or for anyone who wants a simple sustainable temporary home.
This small prefab home in a box can be installed easily and quickly. The “northwest” model is available in sizes ranging from 400 to 500 square foot. For a tiny home, the gourmet kitchen is surprisingly spacious. Create a deck and you’ll have yourself a cozy little home with a stylishly modern interior.
Located in Coromandel in the North Island of New Zealand, this container house captures the beautiful simplicity of living with nature. Natural timber provides a seamless connection to its surroundings.
The Crib by Broadhurst Architects Inc. is an award-winning project of prefabricated custom homes. The prefabricated kit of parts made of sustainable and recyclable materials can be quickly assembled on any site. The design was inspired by traditional American corn cribs. It can be used as weekend home, guest cottage or home office in the backyard. A kitchen-in-a-box allows for all the comforts of a home without take up space when it is not used.
Located on the water’s edge in Gig Harbor, Washington, the Cliff House is tucked against the wall of a cliff. Designed by architect Scott Allen, the unique site required innovative design and planning.
The entrance is situated on the roof of the house where a glass-enclosed elevator takes you to the two levels below.
Located in Extremadura in the province of Cáceres, Spain, this country house was transformed into a family home from an abandoned stable. The rustic home with modern simplicity completely respects the environment. A solar panel system was developed to provide energy in the summer, and turbines were installed to make use of the streams to supply energy during the winter.
This secluded modern house located in Peninsula de Osa, Costa Rica named Iseami House was designed for ISEAMI institute (Institute of sustainability, ecology, art, mind and investigation). Architecture firm Robles Arquitectos analyzed 10 elements — Site, Climate, Energy, Water, Materials, environment, atmosphere, cost, innovation with the use of passive strategies and the implemented processes. This reduces the impact the house could bring to the natural environment.
This modern house with a spectacular view of Lake Walensee in Switzerland has rooftop photovoltaic panels which generates most of the energy for the home. The house sits on the slope of a green meadow overlooking the lake. The open living areas and large glass windows create a flowing transition between interior and exterior spaces.