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adiaHouse | Low-Cost Internationally Transportable Eco- Kit Homes in Houston, Texas by Adia

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Article source: Adia

Affordable, elegant, eco-friendly homes delivered internationally—any size, any style, anywhere in the world.

Lack of affordable housing is a serious problem around the world, and it’s been Adia’s focus for almost a decade now. When our “$12,000 Green Dream Home” (MCDhouse) made international news in 2009, floods of emails came in from across the globe. It seemed to give people hope. It made young people who can barely afford to rent leap at the thought of owning their own home. It made families with children dream of healthy, all natural housing. It delighted the elderly looking for small elegant homes to down-size into in retirement. It perked political interest on multiple continents. An ultra-affordable, eco-friendly house seemed to strike a chord in everyone.

Image Courtesy © Adia

  • Architects: Adia
  • Project: adiaHouse | Low-Cost Internationally Transportable Eco- Kit Homes
  • Location: Houston, Texas,U.S.A
  • Client: Confidential
  • Cost: 30,000 euros per home (approx. $40,000)
  • Software used: Autocad

Stoaninger Mühlviertel Destillation in North of Austria by HPSA

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Article source: HPSA

The building is situated in the north of Austria, in the middle of an isolated narrow valley. The Shape of the ground plan is influenced by the regional building regulations and the existing slope. Moreover the design follows natural limitation given by the adjacent river.

Image Courtesy © HPSA

  • Architects: HPSA
  • Project: Stoaninger Mühlviertel Destillation
  • Location: North of Austria

Triehouse in Parker, Texas (North Dallas) by Adia

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Article source: Adia 

The Triehouse is the culmination of almost a decade of research and development in the realm of creative, ultra-affordable ecological housing. In 2004 Adia introduced the “$1,000 Transportable Bedroom” (JKP sleeper), and five years later gained international recognition for its “$12,000 Green Dream Home” (MCDhouse). This was followed in 2010 by a simplified, internationally transportable version of the MCDhouse (adiaHouse, $40,000).

Image Courtesy © Yoli Foto LLC

  • Architects: Adia
  • Project: Triehouse
  • Location: Parker, Texas (North Dallas)
  • Photography: Yoli Foto LLC
  • Dates of Design/Construction: 2011 – 2013
  • Client: Confidential
  • Cost: Approx. $100 / S.F. ($1.000 / M.Q.)
  • Software used: Autocad,  Adobe

UNDERHouse in Yvelines, France by CoudamyDesign

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Article source: Coudamy design

French architect Paul Coudamy has unveiled his design for an underground house called UNDERHouseA small area of land, a house that takes up the greater part of the plot and vis-à-vis are common themes in dense urban surroundings. The UNDERHouse project explores an original underground architecture in response to these constraints.

Image Courtesy © CoudamyDesign

  • Architects: CoudamyDesign
  • Project: UNDERHouse
  • Location: Yvelines, France
  • Surface area: 174m² net floor area
  • Date: September 2013
  • Software used: Sketch – basic preliminary design

Gammelgarn Mattsarve in Ängmansvägen, Sweden by LLP Arkitektkontor AB

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Article source: LLP Arkitektkontor AB

The summerhouse is located along an old countyside road going inland from Katthamarsvik on Gotlands eastern coast. The site borders the road to the south and heathlike pastures to the north. The very small house is kept low and has been placed In the middle of the site, with a garden with some fruit trees facing the road and a private side facing the heath.

Image Courtesy © Robin Hayes

  • Architects: LLP Arkitektkontor AB
  • Project: Gammelgarn Mattsarve
  • Location: Ängmansvägen, Sweden
  • Photography: Robin Hayes
  • Engineer: Björn Yttergren, Tyréns AB.
  • Building proprietor: Lisa and Martin Johansson
  • Builder: Byggria, Laszlo Nemeth
  • Building area: 62 sqm grosss area and 12 sqm terrace
  • Building cost: 1 550 000 skr, including VAT and fee to architect and engineer.
  • Year of construcktion: 2012

N-HOUSE in Kasugai, Japan by D.I.G Architects

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

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A single family house built in a suburb of Nagoya.

The house is composed of linearly arranged 3 rectangular boxes and 2 portal frame squares. Each unit has a different width, length and height, which provide various spaces for different activities and gaps for colorful lighting from outside.

Image Courtesy © D.I.G Architects

  • Architects: D.I.G Architects
  • Project: N-HOUSE
  • Location: Kasugai, Japan
  • Type: Single family house
  • Architectural Design: Akinori Yohimura+Maki Yohimura, D.I.G Architects
  • Structural design: Akira Suzuki/ASA
  • Constructor: Shigeo Matsumoto/HACOYA
  • Site area: 263.84m2
  • Floor area: 94.50m2

JKPsleeper in Huntsville (greater Houston), Texas by Adia

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Article source: Adia

Lukas is an architectural entrepreneur who was thrust into the professional world prematurely when as a young college student he received a $10+ million investment offer for an invention, and soon after gained international recognition for his “$12,000 Green Dream Home.”

Image Courtesy © Adia

  • Architects: Adia
  • Project: JKPsleeper
  • Location: Huntsville (greater Houston), Texas
  • Design and Construction: Lukas Petrash, 2004 (age 21)
  • Client: J.K.P.
  • Completed Cost: $1,000 (labor + materials)
  • Size: 48 S.F. (4.5 M.Q.): 6’ x 8’
  • Software used: Autocad

House 1532 in San Francisco by Fourgeron Architecture

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Article source: Fourgeron Architecture

This new house, infilled on an existing 25-foot wide lot in San Francisco, includes two distinct volumes separated by an interior courtyard.  The front structure has a garage at street grade and a painting studio above; the back volume is the main house, with the bedrooms on the lower level, living spaces in the middle, and a master bedroom on the top floor.

Image Courtesy © Richard Barnes

  • Architects: Fourgeron Architecture
  • Project: House 1532
  • Location: San Francisco, U.S.A
  • Photography: Richard Barnes
  • Construction Completion Date: 2006

AWARDS

  • 2007 AIA Housing Award
  •  2007 AIASF Honor Award
  •  2007 Custom Home Design Award
  •  2006 AIAEB Honor Award
  •  2006 SARANY Award of Excellence, Design Awards
  •  2006 AIACC Merit Award

PUBLICATIONS

  • Design for Living Magazine, 2007
  • Homes In America, [upcoming] 2007
  •  Light House,” California Home+Design, October 2006
  •  Architectural Record Unbuilt Houses, 2005
  •  Cole Street Residence, GA Houses/Project 2003

House RE in Vrhnika, Slovenia by SoNo Arhitekti

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Article source: SoNo Arhitekti 

House RE was very much affected by the demanding local conditions that represented a major challenge for the designing team. Main concept is the ever-changing volume of inner space that is strongly influenced by the surrounding area’s diversity. The boldly designed facade is a combination of dark color shades and natural larch wood’s textures.

Image Courtesy © Matevž Paternoster

  • Architects: SoNo Arhitekti
  • Project: House RE
  • Location: Vrhnika, Slovenia
  • Photography: Matevž Paternoster
  • Architects in Charge: Edvard Blažko, Marko Volk
  • Area: 307.9 sqm
  • Year: 2011

MCDhouse in Texas by Adia

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Article source: Adia

Story: How a 22-year-old architecture student turned scraps into a sustainable paradise for a family in need.

The MCDhouse was built in cooperation with the Sustainable Builders’ Guild of Huntsville (Texas) as part of a local initiative to increase earth consciousness while providing homes for low-income families. Built to the minimum square footage allowed by law (for three residents), the house challenges the “hermetically-sealed box” mentality and sets out to prove that large enclosed homes are not necessary for comfort, functionality, and dignity.

Image Courtesy © Adia

  • Architects: Adia
  • Project: MCDhouse | The $12,000 Green Dream Home
  • Location: Texas, U.S.A
  • House Size: 484 s.f. (legal interior s.f., excl. loft); 1,214 s.f. (total usable s.f.)
  • Final Cost: $12,000, which equals $24.79/s.f. (legal s.f.), or $9.88/s.f. (total usable s.f.)
  • Applicable Codes: IRC 2003 (International Residential Code); ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act); TMCS (Texas Minimum Construction Standards); SBGH (Sustainable Builders’ Guild of Huntsville, based on localized LEED Standards)
  • Software used: autocad
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