Architecture

September 6, 2017

19 Barns Transformed into Modern Farm Fantasy Homes

With high ceilings and wide open spaces, barns have become the perfect dwellings for homeowners looking to repurpose architecture or simply live expansively. Increasingly, architects are being asked to convert barns into homes, with some homeowners even purchasing historic barn frames and relocating them to their land for a rustic, yet contemporary feel.

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August 30, 2017

Company Creates Line of Eco-Friendly Prefab Homes That Start at Under $100K

North Carolina-based builders Deltec have designed a series of prefabricated homes with sustainability in mind. Their Renew Collection features nine different models that are net-zero energy, meaning the amount of energy these homes use is roughly equal to the amount of renewable they energy produce. In addition to being eco-friendly, Deltec's homes are also affordable, with kits starting at under $100,000.

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August 15, 2017

This Vacation Rentals Site Is Like Airbnb for People Who Love Architecture

Vacation planning offers a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Services like Airbnb help to foster these getaways by letting you live like a local in an area home. And sometimes, these accommodations are the best part of the trip. Building on this idea is PlansMatter, a rental service that’s geared towards design-minded and architecture-loving travelers.

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July 31, 2017

Elaborate Birdhouses Resembling Miniature Palaces Built in Ottoman-Era Turkey

Historic Ottoman architecture was designed to accommodate more than its human inhabitants. Birds, in their own unique way, were welcomed to the ornate structures with their own avian-sized palaces that look just like miniature versions of the larger thing. Projecting from the façade of concrete buildings, the feathered friends would enter multi-story mansions complete with balconies on which to survey their world at large.

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