Up Homes Customizable Houses

Modular units come together for a residence built upon sustainability

Whether you’re imagining a 500-square-foot escape or a four bedroom primary residence, Up Homes offers a solution. These aren’t modular homes as you know them. Rather, co-founders Libby Zemaitis and Blake Goble developed a system of—in essence—250-square-foot building blocks. Each unit can be combined to maximize both light and space, in as many ways as one can envision. Their proposed prototype measures 1000 square feet, …

Port X

A modular, design-centric home and event space currently floating on the banks of Prague's Vltava River

On the banks of the Prague’s Vltava River lies one of Europe’s most inventive housing concepts. Designed by architects Jerry Koza and Adam Jirkal, along with engineer Tomáš Kalhaus from Atelier SAD, the modular, floating house dubbed Port X was first created as the prototype for a serial production. Port X—designed to be freely moved, added to, reduced and reproduced—is quite a stunning sight, sitting …