We've been thinking about a play shed for Boo and we'd really like to build one that's modern rather than cutesy (we were even thinking about using this DIY project as one). But, I thought I'd share this fantastic Modern Play Shed, from Modern Shed, because it totally rocks (unfortunately, it's not in my budget)!:
According to Inhabitots, the shed comes unfinished, but add-ons are available. Check out the cute dutch doors and clerestory windows (I LOVE clerestory windows and when I get a chance I'm going to change the roof-line on my house to be sloped like this with clerestory windows). The "green" one appears to have FLOR carpet tiles and I love the racetrack idea! So many options here! I actually like the idea that it comes unfinished so that the child(ren) can create a personal space.
I recently came upon the site "Green Modern Kits" and was so happy that there is another option for folks who would like modern design AND green options for their home at a very reasonable price. Here's a couple of thumbnails of what's available:
I've mentioned before that I LOVE all the new, rad, prefab homes on the market (click on the architecture category for more), and here's another great modular dwelling. You can make this room in about a week for about $1500 (it would make a great studio); the plans can be purchased (scroll down a bit) from Readymade Magazine's website:
There is also an article on this cute little structure on Readymade's website.
This room was designed by Edgar Blazona, and (this is new to me) he has a website with other modular structures that are rad!
I've posted that I love the idea of prefab before and here's another winner....
Michelle Kaufmann's mkLotus is a prefab that offers a lot of green options; some of which include: a green roof, solar power, rainwater and groundwater catchment for irrigation, gray water is used for toilets, certified wood throughout, Low-E windows and much more! Here's a look at this rad prefab:
And here's another view:
Wow! If we all lived like this, imagine the impact (or lack thereof) it would have!
Okay, I think that this is brilliant - stock plans to build a rad modern home! It's so smart because it makes the dream of a modern home available to more people. LaMiDesign has quite a few blueprints to choose from. Here are a couple of my favorites (the boxier, the better):
I've been a big fan of modern architecture for a few years, and though I don't know too much about it, I try to pick up some info via Dwell Magazine. One website that I LOVE is fabprefab; what's so rad about it is that these homes are modern and since they are prefab, there is very little waste that goes into making them! Here's my current favorite (and it's also pretty economical, a big reason to love it):