Scaled Sustainability

Residential homes shrink to better accommodate the modern family

Implications - As family sizes continue to shrink, modern architecture is moving away from opulent, large-scale homes towards smaller, more minimalist designs. This simplified approach offers comfort, aesthetics and status to the modern consumer in a more sustainable form. Instead of space and luxury, this shift suggests that the next generation of families are more interested in reducing their footprint both in terms of square footage and consumption.
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Green-Roofed Wooden Houses - This Energy-Efficient Home Was Built Using Traditional Techniques
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Green-Roofed Wooden Houses
This Energy-Efficient Home Was Built Using Traditional Techniques
This green-roofed home located in Sangolqui, Ecuador was designed to leave a minimal ecological footprint. Designed by architects Luis Roldan Velasco and Ángel Hevia Antuña, this wooden home was... [More]
Elegant Off-Grid Shelters - Thoreau's Cabin is Designed to Complement Its Natural Surroundings
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Elegant Off-Grid Shelters
Thoreau's Cabin is Designed to Complement Its Natural Surroundings
Thoreau’s Cabin is a Dutch architectural studio project, created by Amsterdam-based practice cc-studio, that is named as such in honor of the legendary American author Henry David Thoreau.... [More]
Small-Space Yoga Homes - This Small Home on Wheels was Designed for a Yoga Instructor
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Small-Space Yoga Homes
This Small Home on Wheels was Designed for a Yoga Instructor
Echo Living recently constructed this small home on wheels for a yoga teacher who takes up residence on the Greek island of Crete for part of the year. The small prefabricated home was completed... [More]
Modular Mobile Homes - The Alpod's Aluminum Structure Makes it Lightweight and Eco-Friendly
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Modular Mobile Homes
The Alpod's Aluminum Structure Makes it Lightweight and Eco-Friendly
The Alpod is an innovative mobile home, held together by a sturdy but lightweight aluminum structure, that is capable of being stacked in a modular fashion for a high degree of flexibility.... [More]
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