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Small house plans, designs, modular, prefab, modern, solar @ smallhousestyle

Small house plans, designs, modular, prefab, modern, solar @ smallhousestyle

Contemporary Minimalism Meets Historical Asceticism Contemporary minimalism usually describes movements in various forms of art and design, especially visual art, where the work is stripped down to its most fundamental features. Such is the case with this historic residential flat in the old port of Jaffa, Tel Aviv – Israel, designed by Israeli-based Pitsou Kedem Architects. The 100 square metre (1,076.4 square feet) residential flat which overlooks the majestic splendour of the Mediterranean Sea is very unique not only for its location, but also for the structure itself. via yatzer

BaseHabitat The Tiny Life Modern Eye Candy: Habitat Architecture Today’s eye candy comes courtesy of Minneapolis-based firm, Habitat Architecture. They’re definitely working on large-scale residential homes in styles that are probably more traditional than modern, but that’s where their charm comes in; they’re traditional spaces have a modern feel in terms of elements, overall-feel and more. You can find Habitat Architecture, as well as a whole bunch of other talented and ready to design for you designers, architects and interior designers, in the 2M Directory. House in a church | Ruud Visser. Architect. Along the river De Rotte in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) stands a wooden church from 1930. The 1930's church had ended its career as a religious sanctuary and was being used as a garage for fixing and selling cars. The church was totally covered with metal plates and looked like a hangar. With a volume of 3000 cube, the church is as big as six average family houses. Their starting point was to design a ‘luxurious house, of normal measurements’ for a family with two children. The last part of the church is the transept or cross-ship. Situated on the back of the church, directly behind the transept, a smaller volume was placed. Ruud Visser Architects replaced the church-choir with a new modern volume, with exactly the same form as the original choir, but shorter. By this, the new house in the church is opened to the beautiful landscape. Where possible, the architects brought back the front-façade and the side-facades in their original 1930’s state. Design team: Ruud Visser.

Tumbleweed Tiny House Blog Tumbleweed Tiny House Company Sonoma's Lovely: Great Deal for a Tumbleweed Sleepover While so many places in the U.S. are pummeled with snow and real winter, Northern California basks in far milder temperatures. In Sonoma, the high temperature is supposed to reach 70 degrees today and drop below freezing overnight. Sonoma's simply lovely, and the climate, landscape, food, wine and community can't be beat. Why not take advantage of a great deal for your own Tumbleweed sleepover? This beautiful Linden home is available for nightly rentals and January prices drop to $75 for selected weekdays. Stay overnight in a Tumbleweed, during January The owner of this sweet Linden 20 Overlook just let us know about a special opportunity. It's nice to try out tiny living in a Tumbleweed that's ready to host visitors. To book the Sonoma tiny rental, please visit this airbnb site and check the calendar. Meeting Louisiana's Tiny House Expert Art's Heritage: 1. 2. 3. 4. Tiny Living in the South: 5. 6. 7. Art's Tiny House: 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Redneck Home Remodels Everyone has their dream home but because the expense often outweighs the reality, we work with what we have and remodel piece by piece. Even with this more frugal approach, it can be costly; therefore, the list below is an inspirational group of visionaries that have taken their remodeling into their own hands, showing us how to save a buck in the process. (We thought we’d change things up a bit today and present some home renovations you might not be doing in the near future. Here they are, presented by us here at BuildDirect) 1. If you’re looking to add an extra bedroom or two to accommodate your growing kin (or some imposing houseguests), you might want to look to this subtle home expansion as an example. source: 2. Adding a custom crafted front deck to your home can add a wonderful aesthetic appeal but it can also cost thousands of dollars when all is said and done. 3. source: 5. 6. 7.

Green Prefab Shed Homes: Small Space Living by Design Sheds do not sound like something you would want to live in, but as modern modular, mobile and miniature houses become increasingly popular sustainable living space options, well, even products dubbed with titles like the Big Shed and Little Shed is not such a bad idea. There is an art to designing smalls-space structures so they are convenient and compact but also comfortable and livable – and a certain lifestyle of simplicity sought by many that makes them a good match for some people.Plus, these designs by Dwelle are relatively affordable as home prices go: you can buy ones of these all-in-one buildings (and not worry about the hassles of construction) for between fifty and eighty thousand dollars. This surprisingly cheap and simple-yet-modern shed home is has its own living area complete with fireplace, elevated bedroom loft space and separated restroom and cooking areas.

Relaxshacks Innovative Apartment in Hong Kong Gary Chang, a talented architect from Hong Kong, has equipped his tiny 330 square foot apartment with a sliding wall system that allows him to create 24 different room configurations. As the suspended wall units are shifted around, the apartment transforms into a kitchen, library, laundry room, dressing room, an enclosed dining area or a lounge with a hammock. [images via AFP, NT] Also check out: Modern Studio Apartment in New York

the cube projectThe Cube Project – University of Hertfordshire Small Apartment Defined by Refinement and Functionality Welcome to an exceptionally well planed small apartment characterized by refinement and a wonderful color display. Having a living surface of only 42 square meters, this one-room crib is full of inspiring decorating ideas. A small hallway leads the way to a beautiful living room which can elegantly transform into a bedroom as well. White walls contrast the sporadic color but effective additions, creating a lovely visual effect. House SNR The house is situated on a typical suburban plot and is framed between two edge gables. The house is based on a contemporary study of the archetype the "gable house" which is widely spread in SA, Australia and other countries. This type is usually a single story house connected to the ground with two side gables and a central entrance with a thatched pitch roof. The house's plan is a clean, crisp rectangular, raised above the street level and built in mixed technology. The house's plan is made of two rectangular forms that are connected to each other through a central spine system. Each rectangle houses different elements. This central space has green stone floor finish which flows into all the rooms and functions as a frame for a natural wood floor in the center of each room.