Eco Design

Contemporary prefabricated home on Orcas Island by FabCab

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The Orcas Island Home is a contemporary prefab home design with 1,828 square feet of living space by FabCab, located on Orcas Island, the largest of the San Juan Islands, Washington. This two bedroom, two bathroom + den home home showcases major curb appeal with a reverse shed extension over the front door. The architects build eco-friendly […]

Sustainably designed shipping container home in Costa Rica

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Casa Incubo is a modular home consisting of eight shipping containers two stories high, built as a live/work space by architect Maria Jose Trejos in Escazú, an upscale suburb of San Jose, Costa Rica. Completed in 2013, the 4,305 square foot (400 square meters) property is not only surrounded by an abundance of nature, but it also encircles it with the […]

Farmhouse transformed to sustainable modern home in Virginia

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Songbird Lane residence is the transformation of an existing two story 1970s farmhouse into a sustainable modern home by Reader & Swartz Architects, located in Frederick County, Virginia. Description from the architects: This house was originally a two story, nondescript, 1970’s “farmhouse” with no architectural merit, clad in baby blue vinyl siding. The house had mold problems, and, consequently, its […]

Contemporary LEED Platinum RainShine House in Georgia

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The RainShine House is a contemporary LEED Platinum home for a couple of empty nesters designed by architect Robert M. Cain, located in Decatur, Georgia. The home was designed as a retirement residence with provision for visiting children and extended family members. One of the most nontoxic new, single-family houses in the United States, the house […]

Striking modern prefab in the Moab desert: Hidden Valley Residence

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Hidden Valley Residence is a custom prefabricated structure designed for an active couple as a vacation home by Marmol Radziner, located in Moab, Utah. Hidden Valley sits on an open, hundred-acre site punctuated by red rock formations and cliffs in the arid desert. The design of this incredibly designed 2,500 square foot, two bedroom, two […]

Renovated LEED platinum residence in Virginia: +2edison7

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+2edison7 is a stunning renovated LEED platinum residence by Studio 27 Architecture, located at the corner of 27th and Edison Street in Arlington, Virginia. Before the renovation, the home was a modest, two-story colonial, built in the post-war moment when houses were small and cars were large. Today, this mid-century residence is a graceful composition […]