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Futuristic Earth300 Exploration Vessel for Scientists, Experts, Students or Private Citizens

Westboro Home by Kariouk Associates

Ottawa-based Kariouk Associates have designed the Westboro Home in Ontario, Canada. Description Design Challenge: The site for this home was a narrow lot in a downtown neighborhood, which carried with it extensive code limitations on side windows. A further challenge was negotiating the difference in grade between the two neighbouring lots:an already steeply sloping site, the neighbours to the West raised their rear yard an additional 1.5m, ultimately creating a difference in neighbouring lot heights of approximately 2.5m Design Response: The design of the home revolves around a two storey, light-filled raised garden courtyard. The garden takes a “bite” out of the tight, permissible building area, however it allowed for an extensive amount of glass that otherwise, due to restrictive building code requirements, would not be possible. The courtyard’s lot-line side remains open, while its three interior sides are filled with windows and bring natural light into the heart of t

Prefabricated Passive House in Mallorca

Contemporist reader Stephen Nickel has sent us images of the prefabricated passive house that he had built in Germany and shipped to Mallorca. Description This designer country house was built on a 17,000 m² plot and absolutely quiet. When building large emphasis was placed on the processing of high-quality materials and the latest technology. The villa was built in H-shape on one level. Large picture windows provide a view of the beautiful interior courtyard with pool. The 400 m² living space is divided into entrance hall with piano, modern fitted kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, master bedroom with dressing room, bathroom en suite, spa with sauna, shower & jacuzzi, an office room, guest WC and utility room. In addition, the villa also offers a bodega with panoramic windows and a view into the kitchen. An elegant fireplace separates the living and dining room. For high quality facilities include inter alia Parquet flooring with underfloor heating, insulated exterior w

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