Recently, a client asked me what my ideal home would look like and where I would build it.…
Building products and their applications
An interesting extract from a Dezeen's hosted video chatting with Mary Parsons, the commissioner behind the Building Better, Building Beautiful report in the UK. It's a good insight into urban planning initiatives in the UK and highlights some of the lessons we all need to learn about poor planning on our housing developments. A good video for all architects and developers.
Housing is a basic human need. But a lack of affordable housing to buy or rent is fueling a housing crisis here in the States. Research claims that the US needed 3.8 million homes in 2019, which grew to 5.2 million homes in 2021. In this video, we’re going to look at 5 reasons why there ISN'T a housing shortage in the States.
As part of our 5 challenges (and 5 fixes) that your company is facing today in New Zealand’s building industry series we present the feedback given by a leading Auckland based mortgage broker...
Poorly designed and badly built homes in New Zealand caused more than a stir in New Zealand's building industry from the mid 90's leading to some ill-thought-out policies being introduced that overcompensated for our shortcomings and lead to more problems then it solved.
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We’ve seen wind turbines popping up everywhere in the last few years for grid scale renewable energy installations. Solar panels for home has been a disruptive technology, but what if we could scale down wind turbines and install them on our home?
Follow the crew at Compound as they build an energy efficient home to passive house principles. In this 5 part series we will go into minute detail on what it takes to build a house like this in New Zealand.
The Truth About 3D Printed Homes. 3D printing may reshape the world canvas for good. Like many inventions, 3D printed homes been hyped up over the last few years. Like the Icon 3D printed homes in Austin, Texas. But what if I told you that Italian architects designed the world’s first 3D printed house out of dirt…yep, dirt. Clearly, the hype hasn’t bitten the dust yet.
Exploring How This Plant Could Replace Concrete. We've already explored tiny homes, earthships, passive homes, and also modular homes as more efficient and sustainable alternatives to traditional houses. But what if you could build sustainable homes or apartment buildings that's not only fire-resistant like concrete, but also more efficient and sustainable than conventional homes?