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Modern Shipping Container House - WFH by Argency

Sunday, July 03, 2022
Modern Shipping Container House - WFH by Argency

Modern Shipping Container House

Modern Shipping Container House
Modern Shipping Container House
Modern Shipping Container House - WFH House is a work house made of shipping containers with a modern style that is quite simple and sustainable.

This modern shipping container house made by Argency in 2012 is located in the area of Wuxi, China. With a blend of elegant style, this house also emphasizes flexibility, reliability, sustainability, and playfulness well in shape, color, and placement of each room are presented.

WFH House by Arcgency:


The design is based on Nordic values. Not only according to architecture, but also design objects. These values are defined as:
Build for people, human values. – Good daylight conditions, different types of light.

Reliable (long term) solutions. – Healthy materials, recyclable materials, design for disassembly strategies.
Materials that age gracefully.
Access to nature, greenery.
Minimalistic look.
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The WFH concept is a modular concept, based on a design principle, using 40 feet high cube standard modules as structural system.
The structure can be adapted to local challenges such as climatic or earthquake issues.
Online customization-tools give clients the possibility to decide their own version of the house concerning layout, size, facade, interior etc.
The configuration happens within a predefined framework that will ensure high architectural value and quality of materials. Building-components are prefabricated and on site construction can be limited.

FLEX space

The FLEX space is the heart of the house. It contains the living room, kitchen and can be used for multiple purposes.
Parts of the room are double height, creating perfect lighting conditions. The rest of the space is one story height, defined by the landing that creates access to the spaces on the second floor. In each end of the FLEX space there is access to the surroundings and daylight.
The boundary between inside and outside disappears, when the doors open. This is a fundamental part of the design; to be able to open let nature in.
It is a consequence of having varying requirements for inside temperature and definitions of what domestic functions takes place inside and outside.


The geometry of the FLEX space is defined by the two rows of modules, and can easily be modified to specific wishes regarding size.
The FLEX space has a number of possible solutions for subdivisions. Both on one plan or two plans. It can also be one big space, creating a lot of light and openness. The kitchen elements are built into the wall (into the technical module).
It creates more floor space and also makes connection to water and plumbing easy. The kitchen can also be extended with at freestanding element, defining the work area of the kitchen.
From the FLEX space there is access to all spaces. This eliminates square meters used for logistics. It is possible to make larger openings from the FLEX space into the rooms, again creating flexible solutions within the same system.

The landing creates access to the second floor, but can also be used as a space for play, relaxation or work.
It gives the inhabitant the possibility to draw back, but still enjoy the company of people in the house.
You are in the FLEX space, but because you are on the first floor you are drawn back from the action. It is an ideal place for a quiet retreat and still being able to observe what is going on in the house.”

The size of the bedrooms is defined by the half of a module (15m2). There are four bedrooms, and they can be used for multiple purposes: A parent’s bedroom, kid’s bedroom, workspace etc.
Three of the rooms have windows on two facades, creating a mixed light. It is possible to remove the wall, or part of it, facing the FLEX space. This adds flexibility to the layout and shows the structural systems ability to adapt do different needs.
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Sustainable Home in Connecticut by Joeb Moore+Partners

Friday, July 01, 2022
Sustainable Home in Connecticut by Joeb Moore+Partners
In 2010, Joeb Moore + partners designed a sustainable home completely, this sustainable home is called the 173 Park Street Residence in New Canaan, Fairfield, Connecticut.

Sustainable home project was implemented above 5300 square foot to this contemporary home styled. Luxurious shape and fresh sensed interior are very interesting points of the home. Beside those two points, sustainability was applied proudly to increase the home value.

173 Park Street Residence by Prutting & Company:

Philosophy and Goals

The goal of the townhouse is to construct a “state of the art” building, incorporating contemporary and “green” technologies and products directed by world-class design.  By incorporating these features with a prime location in the heart of downtown New Canaan, this project caters to the luxury home consumer valuing in-town convenience with modern amenities and features.


This project has a modern, flexible floor plan with all the amenities.  There is a large, multifunctional lower level with a zoned apartment.  Amenities include three fireplaces, central vacuum and high-performance appliances, and a spa master bath including a steam sauna and a whirlpool.  This project also has an extensive roof top lifestyle program including an exterior deck with a hot tub, cookout center and a fireplace.  There is an elevator encouraging this program which travels from the lower level to roof top.


The building is supported by a concrete foundation with a structural steel frame and poured concrete decks. There is also interior steel and engineered lumber wall framing.  The modern geometric exterior is achieved by zinc panels and cedar wood wall cladding and detailing.


The townhouse achieved LEED Silver certification by its use of several “green” technologies including thermal massing radiant floors with central air conditioning.  The use of photovoltaics supplements electric and solar-heated water.  Water is also recycled through a roof water collection system and sprinkler system. Lutron lighting control systems and wiring for motorized window treatments create a comfortable living environment in addition to the alarm system and stereo system incorporated into the project.

Windows & Doors

Natural lighting is also factored into the project as a means of being ecologically responsible. High performance glazing is used with European Lift & Slide door unites and casement windows. Also incorporated into the project are a roof sky window, custom 2” interior doors, and high grade hardware.

Millwork & Finishes

The interior detailing and crisp joinery gives a clean, modern look using natural finished Sycamore Millwork, European ceramic/porcelain tiles, Caesarstone countertops, and European oak engineered wood flooring.


Central to creating a specialty home is the well designed garden and hardscape plan, with custom designed decks, patios, water features, and a fountain.


This 5,300 square foot home with a cost of $4 million is a smashing, elegant 21st century building with intelligent and well-conceived design.”

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Photos by: Michael Biondo  Source: Prutting & Company

Urban Green Home Design

Thursday, June 30, 2022
Urban Green Home Design

Urban Green
Urban Green Home Design
SALA Architects from Minneapolis, Minnesota has designed Urban Green.
The modern home site needs about 2,250 square foot and the project purpose was to make a small family home with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, and pretty big connected room for living and kitchen. Sustainable home ideas are implemented to increase the value of home while minimizing living cost. Installed technologies especially passive energy could support the house comfort, beside facade and the function of its home interior and acceptable furniture. Advantages could be inspiring from This LEED certified home.
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Urban Green by SALA Architects:

"This LEED for Homes, 2,250 square foot, three bedroom house with detached garage is nestled into a 42-foot by 128-foot infill lot in the Linden Hills neighborhood. It features an eclectic blend of traditional and contemporary elements that weave it into the existing neighborhood fabric while at the same time addressing the client's desire for a more modern plan and sustainable living.
Sustainable components:
Passive solar heating and daylighting, natural ventilation due to the narrow building profile and open plan, high-efficiency appliances, high- efficiency dual-stage furnace, dual-flush toilets and low-flow faucets, bamboo floors, composite fiber-cement siding, shell durability walk-through, blower door-performance testing."

Photos by: Troy Thies

Rattan House in Singapore by Guz Architects

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Rattan House in Singapore by Guz Architects

Rattan House

Rattan House in Singapore by Guz Architects
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Contemporary home is equipped with the ability to adapt to the environment have been completed by Guz Architects.

Rattan House in Singapore by Guz Architects, this house built to attract fresh experience for living and can be used as an example or idea of an environmentally friendly home inspiration. Simple application of innovation, such as the implementing of passive energy, is very useful for the sake of convenience. In my opinion, Guz Architects has always designed inspirational homes, absolutely environmentally friendly homes design that you can see the tag of Guz Architects. Pictures bellow courtesy of Guz Architects represent the amazing sustainable work or Rattan House.

Rattan House in Singapore by Guz Architects:

“The rattan house was conceived to make the most of what is a relatively condensed site in Singapore’s “good class bungalow” district; with buildings all around and little breeze. The L-shaped plan was designed to make the most of the views and funnel the breezes throughout the house.Within this we tried to create gardens and green areas to not only passively cool the house, but also to provide greenery and a sense of space which all occupants could share. The house was completed on a very low budget (for Singapore) of less than S$1m.Rattan screens were used along the main entrance hall of the house to provide privacy, yet still allow the air to flow through.”

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Rattan House in Singapore by Guz Architects
Rattan House in Singapore by Guz Architects

Rattan House in Singapore by Guz Architects
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Staircase Rattan House Design
Rattan House in Singapore by Guz Architects
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Rattan House in Singapore by Guz Architects