By day or by night, inside and out, it doesn't get much cooler - or convenient - than this modern mobile home by Axel Enthoven. Dubbed the Opera, this high-end mobile home features two beds, a toilet, and hot and cold water, LED lighting and a mobile hob - all the comforts of a modern home, packed in a convenient trailer. The canvas shelter is handmade, and finished with hardwood, stainless steel and leather. This luxury mobile will take you across the country in first class. And when we say "comfort," that's no understatement. This stylish trailer opens and levels itself using electric power, extending to its full 7-meter length, and measuring 3 meters wide and 3.5 meters high. With lots of room to live, lounge and play, this luxury mobile home truly is traveling first class. A limited number of Operas will hit the production lines in 2010. Check it out at Axel Enthoven.
11-02-09 Modern Sheds
The egg – nature’s most perfect form – is the stimulus behind this modern refuge designed for public and private spaces. Japan’s Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio designed the Concrete pod as a modern haven in which to momentarily escape the stresses of the world. “In the dome, because of its minimal scale, it makes us more sensitive and relaxed, like when we are in our traditional tea-house Cha-sitsu.” Exhibited at Concrete Art Museum 2005 in Nagoya, Japan, this contemporary cocoon is constructed of reinforced concrete, with a height of 1700mm and the shell just 15mm thick. According to the architects, “A minor axis of a hen's egg is about 40mm and thickness is 400 microns, so it means this concrete shell is just like an expansion of a hen's eggshell.” And although this modern structure is “hen's-egg thin,” Concrete pod has the enough strength to support a grown man sitting on top. Speckled with holes, the shell offers a sheltered environment while maintain a connection with the exterior environment. Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio
01-24-09 Modern Sheds
Want to have a small dwelling space or a studio away from home - get a modern shed built in your own backyard from a prefab shed kit. A modern shed is not just for keeping your lawn mower anymore. It has evolved into a place to relax, work or party. You can even have it luxury, with a chic decor inside and a modern outside appeal. The prefab shed kits from Modern-Shed are available in multiple designs. Come pre-fabricated, all you have to do is match 'a' with 'b', and voila! you’ve got yourself a shed for the kids to play in, a garden dwelling area, an outdoor office, or a place for peace of mind. All the pieces of your shed are pre-built and finished, so the assembly is quick and uses only a few tools. Call the guys over for a Saturday afternoon and before you know it you can be filling it with tools or creating a outdoor haven where only the boys are allowed. These modern sheds are growing increasingly popular as people are wanting an extra space outside of the home. The kids will love hanging out in their own “house” – where they can play and have a space to call their own. Whether you’re wanting an office outside of home, but still close to home, or simply an extra storage place for the lawnmower and slow-blower, the Modern-Shed can supply you with the prefab shed kits you need.
09-26-08 Modern Sheds