Innovative Green Builders – Blu Homes

This month we salute innovative green builder Blu Homes. Blu Homes states it is able to reduce the cost of building a home by up to 50 percent by using cutting-edge technology with operational innovations to build homes in their factories. Customers choose from seven different designs and then work with Blu Homes to custom tailor the home for a pre-chosen property. This video from the their...
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Alchemy Architects Video on Prefab’s Potential

I have always liked the work of Alchemy Architects and just discovered this video which is very popular on youtube with over 280,000 views.
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David Celento and Dwellings for the Digital Nomad – Jump Box

Interesting indeed. More info here.
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Robots – The Future of Building?

The Fabricate 2011 Conference, hosted by the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture, showcased the installation ‘Stratifications’ by Gramazio & Kohler, Architecture and Digital Fabrication, ETH Zurich. ‘Stratifications’ uses a multiple-axis robot on a caterpillar base to perform real-time construction, combining digital design and methods in fabrication that are not...
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Tedd Benson on the Open-Built Strategy

One of the building industry’s leading innovators, Tedd Benson of Bensonwood, speaks about his work with Open-Built and about innovation (and the lack of it) in the industry. Tedd discusses his open-built system at length and how this system is derivative of Andrea Palladio’s work in the 16th century. Because he views the world from a builder/fabricator perspective, he defines...
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Extremely Small Modular – 10 units in each 40 foot container

While it makes for extremely affordable housing, I can’t imagine many people would choose to share a shipping container with 9 other living units.From Beijing Full article on the Modular Home Coach...
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