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VRchitecture: Interactive Virtual Reality House Feels 90% Real

No matter how many drawings and models a client is shown, there is still a leap of imagination needed for someone to understand how a building design will ...

Floating Island: Self-Sufficient Home Produces Food & Power

Powered by solar panels and sustained by a half-acre plot of farmland, these 12 connected buoyant platforms together form an autonomous off-the-grid dwelling ...

Space Hacking: Modular Joints Connect IKEA & Everything Else

This kit-of-parts solution draws on the do-it-yourself ethos as well as the modular furniture movement, allowing savvy homeowners to combine off-the-shelf ...

Mobile Village: Seattle Teens Build Micro-Homes for Homeless

Serving a nomadic homeless shanty town known as Nickelsville, the Impossible City project involves a group of a teenagers who are creating not just tiny houses ...

Adult Erector Sets: Toymaker Now Sells DIY Furniture Part Kits

Combining elements of IKEA ingenuity and their own classic line of modular toys, Meccano (makers of Erector Sets) is now offering a new type of do-it-yourself ...

Sim TV: Interactive 3D Models of Television Show Floor Plans

Be the show drama or comedy, the scenes set by designers for television programs tend to become as familiar as the characters being acted and the stories they ...

Mushroom Materials: DIY Kit Grows Custom Compostable Products

Turning agricultural waste and fungal mycelium into construction materials, this do-it-yourself kit lets you grow your own compostable bio-plastic objects, ...

Home Room: Plug-and-Play Modules Make Instant Living Spaces

Resembling a house turned inside out, the Cubitat is a hybrid architectural and interior design prototype designed to be a modular all-in-one solution that can ...

Open Source Homes: 6 Free Plans Put High-End Design in Reach

Rendering luxury-class house designs accessible to the public is just part of the beauty of Paperhouses, an endeavor to raise the quality of free house plans ...

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Town in a Tower: 14-Floor High-Rise Houses Whole Alaskan Hamlet

High-minded Modernists of the mid-1900s envisioned futuristic all-in-one cities in the sky where we would work, place, live and love, but would have been ...

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