The Thanksgiving week has been pretty slow and quiet so this time we’ve decided to share some inspiring news with you. Housing cost has always been a big issue so it is natural construction firms are looking into developing affordable housing solutions. At the same time, it is crucial to maintain the quality level so it is not as easy as it sounds – how to find materials that fit the needs yet don’t cost a fortune? Well, these 3 news stories might give you some ideas.
Tesla is usually not thought in regards to construction, at least when it comes to residential construction. The innovative car developer has now taken a step further – Elon Musk has said that Tesla’s innovative glass roofing shingles will cost far less than other similar materials on the market right now. The shingles will also be easier to install thanks to reduced weight.
Check out the full story: Tesla’s solar shingles estimated to cost less than usual roofing materials
This real-life Tetris house is teaching all cities what affordable housing really is about. The 461 Dean is the tallest modular building in the whole world and provides accommodation starting from just $559 per month! In despite of the legal drama behind the building process the building is now a premium example of affordable housing.
Check out the news & images here: World’s tallest modular building providing more than 3 times cheaper housing in Brooklyn
The last news today sounds almost like it belongs to a sci-fi movie. Researchers at the University of Nebraska are working on developing a concrete that can block any electromagnetic pulses. This could protect from any type of radio-wave weaponry and of course eavesdropping.
Read more here: University of Nebraska developing an innovative shotcrete
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