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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 We The Tiny House People This is journey into the tiny homes of people searching for simplicity, self-sufficiency, minimalism and happiness by creating shelter in caves, converted garages, trailers, tool sheds, river boats and former pigeon coops. Basically, Dirksen made a documentary on people living in tiny houses. For around five years she was traveling the world and filming these segments. Kirsten Dirksen is co-founder of faircompanies.com and a Huffington Post blogger. She has worked for MTV, Oxygen, The Travel Channel and Sundance Channel. From the author: I still live in a relatively spacious 1000 square foot apartment with my family of 4 (soon-to-be 5) and I’m not looking to downsize, but I can’t get enough of these tiny homes. I continue to be impressed by how so many Tiny House People have been able to let go of their stuff and not despite, but because of this, find a certain calm. Watch the full documentary now

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:

Electric Camper: Tiny Geometric House on Wheels Not only is this highly unusual-looking vehicle a hand-made camper – it runs on electricity. Built from plywood, fiberglass, epoxy resin, bicycle parts and an electric motor, ‘Golden Gate’ by San Francisco artist Jay Nelson is reminiscent of all of those amazing hand-crafted house trucks from the 1970s, but with a very modern power source. The tiny camper measures just 96″x54″x64″, making it just large enough inside to lay down on the bed platform. By day, that platform also serves as the driver’s seat. There are no conventional gas and brake pedals here – the driver uses controls on the steering wheel to operate the vehicle. The Golden Gate is better equipped than you might expect, with a sink, stove, cooler, storage compartments and even a toilet. While its top speed of 20mph and lack of headlights doesn’t exactly make it ideal for traveling long distances, it’s easy to envision owning a tiny house like this for use as a swanky home base for camping.

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 TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter.

The charming $200 micro houses made from junk By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 01:49 GMT, 5 April 2012 | Updated: 20:37 GMT, 5 April 2012 Made from scavenged materials, Derek Diedricksen's tiny houses cost just $200 to make. What the little wooden dwellings lack in space, is made up for in style thanks to plenty of decorative detail. The 33-year-old uses parts of discarded household items to ensure each home has basic functions, the glass from the front of a washing machine is converted in a porthole-like window while a sheet of metal becomes a flip down counter. Made from scavenged materials, Derek Diedricksen's tiny houses cost just $200 to make The largest of his structures is the Gypsy Junker at 24 square feet with a roof height of up to 5ft 10inches The Gypsy Junker is made out of shipping pallets, castoff storm windows and discarded kitchen cabinets Ultimate in eco-friendly: Derek Diedricksen's homes are made from household goods 'I’ve always been obsessed with tiny architecture. 'The Hickshaw was the first one I built.'

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.

Green Prefab Shed Homes: Dornob 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.

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.

The World's Best Nano Houses: Co. Design Studio-apartment dwellers may feel reasonably content living a small-scale existence. But if transplanted in the country, how many would opt for a similarly sized house? Driven by a commitment to reduce energy consumption and built space, there’s a growing trend among the eco-conscious to build tiny homes. Will they inspire “real housewives” of Beverly Hills to abandon their McMansions, short of a foreclosure notice? Check out the slideshow of 7 houses from the book. 13 Space-Saving Hacks That'll Make Your Tiny Home Feel Like A Palace

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