Cling to the Italian Alps in This Prefabricated Shelter

Architects Roberto Dini and Stefano Girodo have designed a spectacular bivouac shelter that now clings at an altitude of 3,290 meters in the Italian Alps. Produced in collaboration with LEAPfactory, the structure comes complete with storage for mountaineering equipment, a table for eight and an area for food preparation. Further, there’s a separate sleeping area that can also accommodate eight. It was dropped into place by helicopter and …

Prefabulous World

Sustainable architecture and green building solutions with style from around the world

As sustainability becomes a greater concern across all fields, advances in materials technology and design mean aesthetics are no longer sacrificed for a reduced carbon footprint. Just in time for Earth Day, “Prefabulous World” by Sheri Koones illustrates the stunning architectural capability of prefabricated materials in homes around the world. The book seeks to both educate on green building and also dispel the idea that …

C6 by LivingHomes

A new pre-fabricated dwelling addresses financial, aesthetic and ecological concerns

The C6, a new low-cost abode by LivingHomes unveiled today at the TED conference in both Long Beach and Palm Springs, California, makes a substantial leap forward in green building. Designed with the hard-hit Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans in mind, the pre-fabricated structure fulfills the requirements for the LEED platinum-level environmental program with a $179,000 price point and two-day installation timetable. Non-profit organization …