Archinect - News 2014-04-23T13:12:04-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/75851342/jaja-onv-architects-win-copenhagen-affordable-housing-competition JAJA & ONV Architects Win Copenhagen Affordable Housing Competition Alexander Walter 2013-06-25T20:25:00-04:00 >2013-06-26T12:33:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gx/gxy0gsz5qkm3bdh1.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Danish firms JAJA Architects and ONV Architects, in collaboration with Bascon and Scandi Byg, have won the fourth delivery of the affordable housing concept AlmenBolig+. The order comprises 300-400 housing units on sites in the greater Copenhagen area.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/62199373/jens-risom-s-block-island-retreat-by-gary-nadeau Jens Risom's Block Island Retreat by Gary Nadeau Archinect 2012-11-26T15:58:00-05:00 >2012-11-26T16:03:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8d/8d1ai44yd5tu86my.jpg" width="514" height="357" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"In the late 1960s, designer Jens Risom sought an affordable vacation home for his family on Block Island, off the coast of Rhode Island. Now some 45 years later, the prefab cottage still exists to serve the needs of the growing Risom brood." dwell</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/45565519/a-prefab-short-on-the-fab A Prefab, Short on the Fab Archinect 2012-04-19T15:52:00-04:00 >2012-04-25T10:07:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d7/d7cc7cd11360b96e788ce4c79b7f12bc.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Affordability, along with a minimalist aesthetic, were the reasons she decided on a prefab house &mdash; points on which Mr. Buryk, who had years before remodeled a 100-year-old house in Portland, Ore., wholeheartedly agreed. &ldquo;I, similar to Zoe, was coming from a place of not wanting to do that again,&rdquo; he said. But it wasn&rsquo;t quite as affordable as they had hoped. The house cost $260,000 to build, from start to finish (the kit itself was $47,000) &mdash; nearly $100,000 more than they&rsquo;d expected.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/39795595/ikea-debuts-completely-furnished-pre-fab-modern-homes IKEA Debuts Completely-Furnished, Pre-Fab, Modern Homes Archinect 2012-02-29T16:01:00-05:00 >2013-04-04T21:22:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/12/127da7701b3d528cb20a57cf82ed8cd2.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Swedish furniture company IKEA, has collaborated with Oregon architectural firm Ideabox, to launch its first line of prefabricated houses in the U.S., named the &ldquo;Aktiv.&rdquo; The IKEA-themed dwelling is a one-bedroom home centered around space-saving furniture and products. The hip and modern house was outfitted taking into consideration the demands from Pacific-Northwest homeowners, and is designed to be eco-friendly.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The Aktiv, Swedish for active, is expected to be priced at US$79,500.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/36789319/lindal-launches-new-architects-collaborative-prefab-home-line Lindal Launches New ‘Architects Collaborative’ Prefab Home Line nicoleabene 2012-02-03T13:51:00-05:00 >2012-02-03T14:22:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/75/75kzl1gmtnqn3hqw.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Lindal Cedar Homes has just launched their Lindal Architects Collaborative, an innovative new prefab home collection featuring designs from the world's leading architects. The line, which will feature prefab systems designed by 12 architects, will not only make modern design more accessible, but will make architecture previously reserved for the more affluent financially accessible to the masses.</p></em><br /><br /><p> While new firms will be added to the Collaborative each quarter throughout 2012 as they complete and introduce their designs, the first five have just been unveiled and include the likes of Marmol Radziner, Altius Architecture, Bates Masi + Architects, The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture Taliesin West (practicing professionals with graduate students), and Lindal Cedar Homes.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/27229962/bangkok-s-cement-refuge Bangkok's cement refuge Archinect 2011-11-12T16:06:08-05:00 >2011-11-12T19:00:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v5/v55svz8kksjibwvp.jpg" width="514" height="249" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Prefabricated shells meant for building Bangkok's elevated skyway have become home for flood refugees.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/20306470/sneak-peek-20-energy-efficient-homes-in-the-2011-solar-decathlon SNEAK PEEK: 20 Energy-Efficient Homes in the 2011 Solar Decathlon MikeChino 2011-09-13T14:48:27-04:00 >2011-09-15T10:48:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hd/hdz5544xuuimdpv8.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 2011 Solar Decathlon is heating up as 20 teams of students from around the world construct stunning, energy-efficient homes at the National Mall&rsquo;s West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. The competition officially opens on September 23rd, but Inhabitat offers a first look at each of this year's solar-powered homes.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/10945745/diawa-lease-unveils-solar-powered-transforming-edv-01-prefab Diawa Lease Unveils Solar-Powered Transforming EDV-01 Prefab MikeChino 2011-06-23T15:44:47-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s2/s2p0ll9fozvxaq8j.jpg" width="514" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Diawa Lease just sent Inhabitat the first photos of their new transforming EDV-1 shelter, which can be set on any terrain, doubles in size with the flick of a switch, and can sustain itself without any outside resources for up to a month by catching and reusing water and generating electricity with a huge built-in solar array.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Diawa Lease just unveiled its solar-powered EDV-1 emergency shelter, which doubles in size with the flick of a switch and features a luminous LED facade.</p>