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Hands down, this is the most stylish modular shelving we’ve ever seen. Designed by Asaf Israel for Joynout Studio, the “tipi” shelving system builds on a simple concept to create a multi-use piece of furniture that can function as an open wardrobe, a bookcase, or a desk. The birch plywood structure is easy to assemble, using only 12 screws, and the handmade storage baskets are imported from Africa.

Photos: Joynout Studio

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Described as a “sustainable tiny house kit,” this home is easier to assemble than furniture, believe it or not. The Nomad Micro Home was created by Vancouver architect Ian Kent, and was designed to be so small and lightweight that a buyer can ship it anywhere in the world then put it together using basic carpentry skills.

The base Nomad Micro house kit measures only 10×10 feet and includes a living room, kitchen, upstairs sleeping loft, and costs $25,000. To save space, many of the home’s amenities function with dual purpose; for example, the kitchen shelves also act as stairs to the loft and the entire bathroom serves as the shower stall. Though it is designed as a dwelling for only 1-2 residents, several kits can be assembled together to make a larger home. For an additional cost, buyers can upgrade their home with eco-friendly add-ons like solar energy panels, rainwater collection and grey water treatment systems, and a compost toilet.

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Sources: Jetson Green and Huffington Post

Construction, or assembly rather, has begun on the new ‘N’Habit: Belltown apartments. Whereas building a traditional apartment complex can take years, the new 49-unit building is expected to be complete in just 7 months thanks to modular development.

Before being craned into place, each unit was pre-assembled in a factory (a process that only takes 10-11 days per unit) and arrived complete with plumbing, wiring, fixtures, cabinets, appliances, and floor coverings.

“Similar to how manufacturing-based efficiencies advanced the aerospace and automotive industries, modular construction is setting a new standard in the development industry as the better way to build,” the ‘N’Habit website explains.

Sources: Curbed, SeattlePI

Photos: Charter Construction.