izmag has featured several low-cost bamboo housing prototypes before, including the Blooming Bamboo home and the Bamboo Lakou vision for Haiti, but the units designed for this project are on a much smaller scale. The two-story prototype unit featured
In 2010, it was Black’s turn to go. She’d gotten one of those 2–28 mortgages that slowly strangled so many borrowers -- two years of a low, fixed interest rate followed by 28 years of rising payments -- and she’d reached her limit.
Perhaps due to the fact that the challenge of designing viable tiny homes pushes architects to come up with creative space-saving solutions, the tiny house movement is bursting with great ideas.
Yesterday's news from the NAR that in February all cash transactions accounted for 35% of all existing home purchases, up from 33% in January, not to mention that 73% of speculators paid "all cash", caught some by surprise.
French architectural firm Multipod Studio recently unveiled a new sustainable house prototype that's lightweight, recyclable, and promises to be an inexpensive purchase and extremely efficient to run.
The Fed’s massive money printing campaigns flood the canyons of Wall Street with ZERO-COGS.
Would you live in a home made out of old shipping containers?
It is by now well understood that the US housing market over the past year has not benefited from broad consumer participation, exhibited best by the unprecedented,....
Built for over a million people, the city of Ordos was designed to be the crowning glory of Inner Mongolia.
Baltimore's people of the woods: Inside the hidden homeless camps made of milk crates, wooden doors and tarps on the outskirts of town
How big would our city be if it had the same urban density as New York City, Houston or Paris?
Despite being told by Bullard, Yellen (and numerous other Federal Reserve thinkers) that quantitative easing was aimed at improving the housing market, the data suggests that - somewhat predictably - it did very little for mom-and-pop organic real ho
Watch Richard Ambrose and Jonny Phillips quickly construct a building made of concrete canvas—a material that has all the elements of concrete, but is flexible enough to be turned into any shape.
One of the key limitations in the design of many tiny houses is the fact that they have to be built on trailer chassis.
The report from RealtyTrac last week proves beyond the shadow of a doubt the supposed housing market recovery is a complete and utter fraud.
Would you like to buy a house for one dollar?
The organisers of Sochi Olympics on Sunday raced to finish all the hotels for the start of the Games in less than a week, as Australia banned athletes from leaving the Olympic zones due to security worries.
This morning's utter collapse in pending home sales - a 6-sigma miss by 'economists' unaware that it was cold in December - has been ushered away on the back of "weather" reasoning.
The open-source construction system WikiHouse could upend architecture as we know it.
Trap doors and secret passages are usually associated with moldy, ancient castles or creaky old money manor houses, but Spanish architecture firm Elii has managed to pack a tiny, 620 square-foot attic loft in Madrid with a bevy of space-saving contra
Boise, Idaho-area architect Macy Miller traded her 2,500-square-foot residence for a 196-square-foot home she built herself after dealing with a long and complex foreclosure settlement.
Following in the footsteps of the Tiny Tack House and Pocket Shelter, American web designer Alek Lisefski has recently finished building his very own tiny house on wheels.
Looks like we interviewed Seth Daniels at just the right time.
There's a housing crisis going on around the globe. Populations are on the rise and city centers just can't meet the ever-growing demand.
In July of last year, I asked the question of whether housing was really recovering or not?
Technology will see lunar soil layers built up in a pre-determined design System will work like a giant 3D printer using a nozzle and moveable gantry Could create curved walls and architecture that is 'exotic' and 'beautiful' Aside from buildings
Forget what you are hearing about stiffer mortgage lending requirements. It’s not true. Real estate expert Fabian Calvo says, “If you can fog up a mirror or you have a pulse, they will give you a home loan.
After college, as my friends left Michigan for better opportunities, I was determined to help fix this broken, chaotic city by building my own home in the middle of it. I was 23 years old.
With more and more people choosing to live in cities, there is less and less affordable housing available, meaning that some municipalities are trying out things like micro-housing or relaxed zoning laws to meet up with the demand.
JPMorgan Chase, the US bank used by Bernard Madoff who masterminded the biggest fraud on record, has agreed to pay about $2.0 billion to US authorities to avoid litigation. At the time of its collapse in 2008, Madoff Securities claimed it had about