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it’s a tiny but luxurious eco-friendly prefab you’ll love

it's a tiny but luxurious eco-friendly prefab you'll love | @meccinteriors | design bites

Waterhaus is a 450 square foot prefab tiny house that is both stunning and sustainable. Designed by GreenPod Development, the home is made to be eco-friendly using a number of sustainable and energy efficient elements. Waterhaus feels surprisingly spacious considering its small footprint and, as the floorplan shows, there is plenty of opportunity for customisation …

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versatile, beautiful, and energy-efficient modular eco buildings

versatile, beautiful, and energy-efficient modular eco buildings | @meccinteriors | design bites

Modular and prefabricated homes are often a great way to experiment with new building technologies since they are designed and constructed off-site before being broken down into smaller components and trucked in and installed. Green Unit ARC eco buildings are proof of this process of continual testing and improvement. ARC can be customised for residential, …

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wiref: eco-friendly, industrial modular furniture

wiref: eco-friendly, industrial modular furniture | @meccinteriors | design bites

WireF is “a modular furniture series inspired [by] the tools and guidelines used in the digital design process.” Made of beech and copper pipe, as well as eco-paint and natural polish, the WireF collection consists of a bookcase, drawer, and door mate. Platonics is an experimental brand that provides locally produced, high quality, elegant and …

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vancouver island’s metchosin house

vancouver island's metchosin house | @meccinteriors | design bites

Vancouver Island is a beautiful place in its own right. But imagine a custom home on a 67-acre waterfront property that is heated by a river that runs right through the house. Located in Metchosin, half an hour south of Victoria and designed by Marko Simcic, the home boasts six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and features …

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making better, more efficient homes

making better, more efficient homes | @meccinteriors | design bites

A lot can be done to make better, more efficient homes. The rising cost of energy, combined with a number of environmental movements, means improved efficiency is a quick and easy way to make our homes both more comfortable and affordable. The following excerpt was written by Nigel F. Maynard and originally appeared Residential Products Online. …

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prefab chalet style from sagemodern

prefab chalet style from sagemodern | @meccinteriors | design bites

Prefabricated homes can save a lot of on site building time. Technological advancements make the process easier than ever before and, in many cases, offer a more sustainable design solution. Even better, an increasing number of architects are creating out-of-the-box prefab designs, resulting in truly custom solutions. sagemodern's Huntington Court home in Martis Camp, CA, is a prime example.

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the pond house at ten oaks farm

the pond house at ten oaks farm | @meccinteriors | design bites

With summer officially at an end, many cottages will soon be closed for the season. The Holly & Smith Architects' designed Pond House at Ten Oaks Farm is a year-round residence, but the 1,250 square foot home -- and its idyllic location -- would make for a fantastic cottage!

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eco-friendly g-house

eco-friendly g house | @meccinteriors | design bites

Building a new home with limited parameters can be both a challenge and an exciting mystery as to what the architect might design. When the scope specifies only that it be a single-family home made from 100% recycled materials, who knows what you might get.

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tuesday trending: sustainable and functional living

tuesday trending: sustainable and functional living | @meccinteriors | design bites

I recently watched a short interview where a design professional proclaimed the end to “green” design. I think, however, that his thoughts were veering towards green products of old: ones which perform well but are not even close to your design aesthetic. The days where sustainable design equates to utilitarian products are long behind us. …

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