Prototype house is 3D-printed in just 12 hours

The 500 sq ft (46 sq m) structure was built in a similar fashion to other ...

The widespread adoption of 3D-printed construction seems more a case of when rather than if, and so far we've seen houses, a castle, and even a military barracks created using the promising tech. The latest notable development comes from S-Squared 3D Printers (SQ3D), which 3D-printed a basic prototype home in an estimated 12 hours.

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Off-grid tiny house is home to a family of four

La Sombra Tiny House runs off-the-grid with a roof-based solar power array

New Zealand's Build Tiny recently completed a new model for a mother and her three children. La Sombra (The Shadow) Tiny House is a small but flexible home that can run on or off-the-grid, can be towed on its trailer or detached and installed permanently, and can also fit a couple of extra guests on a sofa bed if required.

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Towable or stowable tiny house offers a spacious home for two

The Green Hill Farm Tiny House cost roughly NZD 128,000

New Zealand's Build Tiny recently completed a new model named the Green Hill Farm Tiny House. The home is based on a detachable trailer so can be permanently installed in one place or regularly towed as required, and offers a comfortable and relatively roomy interior for two.

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Sliding roof opens tiny house bedroom to the sun or stars

The big draw with the Tiny House Franck is that its roof can be opened to ...

France's Optinid continues its line of novel tiny houses that feature sunroof-like sliding roofs with its Tiny House Franck. The recently-completed home can be opened up to the sun or stars when the weather's nice and also comes with underfloor heating installed for when it isn't.

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Parasitic tiny house is installed on the roofs of city buildings

Casa Parásito measures just 12 sq m (129 sq ft)

Casa Parásito (Parasite House), by El Sindicato Arquitectura, is the latest in a long line of parasitic architecture we've covered and offers an interesting take on tiny living. Rather than sitting on wheels like most tiny houses we come across, this model is installed on the roof of an existing inner-city building.

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Japan's Loop House encircles a palace-inspired garden courtyard

Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates have made a hidden garden the central focus of the Loop ...

Recreating the tranquility of one of Japan's more famous gardens in a dense neighborhood of Kyoto was always going to be a tall order. Local firm Tomohiro Hata Architect and Associates approached this problem by building its Loop House around a garden, rather than the other way around, using large windows and shallow verandahs to create a unique connection between inside and out.

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Six stunning projects vying for UK's most prestigious architecture prize

The Macallan New Distillery and Visitor Experience building is one of the six projects shortlisted for ...

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced its selection of projects for the 2019 Stirling Prize shortlist. Highlights include an impressively sustainable house made from cork, a gorgeous green-roofed whisky distillery, and an opera that has been sympathetically installed within a 17th century stable.

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