Day: May 2, 2020


shipping container home

Starting with a simple question—”What would you do with less”—architects Rodrigo Alegre and Carlos Acosta of STUDIOROCA have devised a groundbreaking line of prefab homes made from repurposed shipping containers. Outfitted with environmentally friendly materials and smart home automation systems, their VMD (Vivienda Minima de Descanso) residences offer a “no-fuss, low-cost building solution.”


passive house primer

a voluntary set of building standards that aim to create houses and other structures that are comfortable and healthy yet consume very little energy. This is achieved via five principles: continuous insulation, airtight construction, optimized windows, balanced ventilation, and minimal mechanical. In this country, the Passive House Alliance helps teach, certify, and spread the word: its goal is to “make passive building mainstream.”