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Lighting Design For Tiny Houses, Pt 1 - Daylighting

Lighting Design For Tiny Houses, Pt 1 - Daylighting
on January 17, 2013 Lighting is one of the most important ways to define a space and make it feel comfortable and inviting. It’s also an opportunity to indulge your creativity and individuality. There are two basic types of lighting to consider: daylighting and artificial lighting. Today’s post looks at daylighting and how to design a space to take advantage of the free, high-quality light from the sun. Daylighting: Lighting Design for Tiny Houses Daylight is a wonderful resource and you should use it for as much of your lighting as possible during the day. This tiny house, by Leaf House, uses daylighting to full advantage. With daylight, the two main goals are (1) getting enough daylight, without getting too much, and (2) making sure that the daylight is well-distributed throughout the room. Daylighting strategies While the possibilities for daylighting are endless, I’ll share several strategies that are appropriate for tiny houses and could provide inspiration. Related:  Design for Smal Spaces

jakub szczesny of centrala: tamka apartment may 31, 2010 jakub szczesny of centrala: tamka apartment ‘tamka’ apartment by jakub szczesny all photos by radek wojnar polish architect jakub szczesny of centrala has sent in images of his latest project ‘tamka’ apartment located in downtown warsaw. the nanoloft is 21.5m2 and consists of a transformable kitchen/ dining area. the open kitchenette and dining table living area the kitchenette closed bedroom bathroom view into bedroom from bathroom/ laundry view from the bedroom dining table floor plan ridhika naidoo I designboom Woman Goes Tiny in a 129 Sq. Ft. Micro Apartment on May 24, 2014 In this post I’m showing you a 129 sq. ft. micro apartment in Paris with kitchen, bed and bath. And how this woman re-created the space to meet her needs in this tiny space (granted she is an architect). But when you go inside into the living room the bed rolls right out of wall and if you roll it out only half way you can use it as a couch. After you enjoy the photo tour, video tour, interview, and discussion below I’d like to ask you to join our discussion in the comments (would you rather live in tiny house in your favorite rural setting or a micro apartment in your favorite city?) All of the pillows and everything you need to make the bed are stored in wall cabinets right by the roll out bed. So essentially your living room transforms into your bedroom whenever you’d like. This same multi-functional furniture unit is also the kitchen when you walk around the other side (directly above where the bed is hidden). The micro kitchen has everything you need:

86 Sq. Ft. Transforming Micro Apartment in Paris on November 4, 2014 Kitoko Studio architects in France have decided to take this old “maid room” in Paris and redesign it into a transforming 86 sq. ft. micro apartment studio. Normally spaces such as these are so small that people end up using them as storage spaces but with some smart design concepts it has been turned into a nice and affordable living space in France’s capital. Sliding doors and cabinets reveal a sleeping loft, storage spaces, a pullout staircase, a wardrobe, dining table, and more. Images © Kitoko Studio/Vimeo/Fabienne Delafray Video: 86 Sq. Resources Our big thanks to Peter Christiansen for sharing this story with us! If you enjoyed this 86 sq. ft. micro apartment in Paris you’ll absolutely LOVE our free daily tiny house newsletter with even more! The following two tabs change content below. Alex is a contributor and editor for and the always free Tiny House Newsletter.

660 Sq. Ft. Modern Student Apartment in Hong Kong on September 30, 2015 This is a 660 sq. ft. modern student apartment at Campus Hong Kong. Inside you’ll find a common living area, kitchen, bathroom, and four loft beds with desks below. Please enjoy, learn more and re-share below. Thank you! Images © Campus Hong Kong Related: 291 Sq. Learn more: You can share this modern student housing with your friends and family for free using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below. If you enjoyed this modern apartment you’ll absolutely LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with even more! Related: 425 Sq. The following two tabs change content below. Andrea has lived simply in small spaces for more than 7 years and enjoys sharing her space saving (and space multiplying) tips from experience.

Manhattan Micro Loft by Specht Harpman Architects It’s really hard to make 425 square feet look spacious but Specht Harpman Architects managed to do just that in this once awkward New York City apartment that’s set at the top of a six-story building. Rendering By creating “living platforms,” they were able to accommodate all the necessities an apartment might need while keeping the space open and bright. Helping with that was the fact that they were working with over 24 feet of vertical space, making it possible to create the multiple layers of “rooms.” The compact bathroom is hidden away on the bottom floor beneath the staircase. While the kitchen is small, it remains open to the living room. They kept the cabinets and countertops white which helps keep it bright and airy. The space under the stairs doesn’t go to waste… It’s packed full of storage spaces! Up the first set of stairs you have the bedroom layer which seems to almost float above the living room below. More storage is found under this staircase which leads to the roof garden.

13 Space-Saving Hacks That'll Make Your Tiny Home Feel Like A Palace Couple's Incredible 309 Sq. Ft. Transforming Apartment on April 15, 2016 This is one couple’s incredible transforming apartment. At first, you probably won’t believe what they were able to do with this 309 square feet space thanks to the help of LAAB Architects. When you look at the building they live in, you would never expect to see all of this inside their unit. But when you step inside, you’ll find a full kitchen, large bathtub, home theater, a gym, and plenty of storage throughout. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Couple’s Incredible 309 Sq. Images © LAAB Architects Images © LAAB Video Tour: Couple’s 309 Sq. Resources You can share this transforming apartment story with your friends and family for free using the e-mail and social media re-share buttons below. If you enjoyed this story you’ll absolutely LOVE our Free Daily Tiny House Newsletter with even more! More Like This: Explore our Apartments Section See The Latest: Go Back Home to See Our Latest Tiny Houses The following two tabs change content below. Related 86 Sq. 291 Sq.

Tiny Apartment by PLANAIR Boasts Creative Plywood Partitioning At just 322 square feet (30 square meters), this apartment in Milan, Italy, doesn’t have doesn’t have a lot of space to spare. However, the designers have come up with a number of smart storage solutions to create a fun and functional small home. The Italian studio PLANAIR were responsible for its redesign. The ceiling and some of the walls are finished in white. The bedroom is contained in a raised section of the home. To climb the unit, a set of pull-out steps is used. The other rooms are formed around the bedroom, with the bathroom to its left, the living room and kitchen to the front, and the dining area along the gable end wall. For more small and tiny apartments check out this property from Hong Kong that’s the equivalent of a Swiss army knife. Via Contemporist Photos: Planair

Tiny Loft Apartment in Italy by R3architetti In 2013 the designers at R3Architetti in Turin, Italy were hired to help turn this shop into a beautiful tiny loft apartment for a young professional who wanted a simple living space. The lower level of this tiny apartment is designed for living and working. It includes the kitchen which unfortunately we don’t get to see, a bathroom, and the first floor bedroom. The upper level has another sleeping space as well as another study/work space and it overlooks the lower level. From Shop to Loft: Tiny Loft Apartment in Italy Images © R3Architetti Resources Our big thanks to Robert Ferguson for sharing!

LE1 420 Sq. Ft. Transforming NYC Micro Apartment For Sale on August 21, 2014 Graham Hill, founder of Tree Hugger and now founder of Life Edited is selling his 420 sq. ft. transforming NYC micro apartment called the LE1. You might remember my original post on it way back. If you haven’t seen this apartment in action before, I think you’re in for a real treat. If you’re interested in purchasing it, beware because it’s not cheap (we’re talking about NYC here). Either way I mostly wanted to show it off to you so you can see what’s really possible in small space when you have money to spare and the creative willingness to step outside of the box. Images: Matthew Williams for LifeEdited & Corcoran Video Tour with Graham Hill (Owner/Builder) and Leah Solomon (Listing Agent) Asking price? Most Notable Features of this Apartment Learn more at the original listing: About LifeEdited, Graham Hill, and this Apartment TED Talk with Graham Hill: Less Stuff, More Happiness Resources If you enjoyed this 420 sq. ft.

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