When the young group of Vivood architects discovered an abandoned animal preserve perched on a hillside in the stunning Guadalest Valley (Alicante, Spain) they knew they’d found a home for their landscape hotel.
“Professor Jeff Wilson wants to create the “iPhone for housing”. He thinks we need to shed our preconceptions of housing as dependent on land and instead consider his plug-and-play shelter.
Here’s an interesting presentation by the same folks who designed and built the earthship greenhouse in Montreal that I featured in yesterday’s blog post. The speaker makes lots of good, thought provoking points. It sounds like they’ve moved beyond earthship greenhouses and are now working on modular sustainable housing for cities. Their new designs are faster to build than conventional houses and very energy efficient, however the cost works out about the same.