Swedish architect Thomas Lind's 10 sq. meter MOMO module house concept - Modernistiskt Modulhuskoncept, "The greenest part of MOMO modules are definitely the roofs, which will use the conventional Swedish mix of water-storing succulents and grasses, and help keep the buildings pleasant in summer." Via TreeHugger.
This week's MoCo picks.
+ Kentaro Takeguchi, Asako Yamamoto / ALPHAVILLE's reinforced concrete Hall House 1 at noticias arquitectura, "We formed the interior space of the house along with this sloped road, putting parking lot at the lower end, the billiard-theater through the entrance, dining-kitchen at a half-floor level going up the broad stairs, which served also as a seat for a home-theater, allowing us to watch images on a huge screen-wall at another end of the billiard hall, over the billiard table.".
+ HABODE's 80 sq. meter prefab, "an eco-friendly concept that appears to fold out of two shipping container sized frames that can be transported anywhere using standard container handling equipment, without being limited by the solid steel walls of a standard shipping container.". Via TreeHugger.
+ Germany's Technische Universität Darmstadt wins the 2007 Solar Decathlon, the winning "home combines both high-tech active solar and low-tech passive solar components into smart operable building envelope of movable photovoltaic shutters" at Inhabitat. More here.
+ Goodmorning Technology's Part bookshelf "a minimal, modular wood and metal bookshelf [that] makes use of colorful rectangular cubbies as designated storage spaces, spacers that allow the shelf to gain height, and as the actual structural support system.". Via Core77.
+ Ecolect, the sustainable materials community launches. "The site will not only be a resource listing, but will incorporate reviews, discussion, and news, encouraging audience participation to further build a bustling eco-minded community.". Via Core77.