House in Tsurumaki / Case-Real Architects: Case-Real Location: Tokyo, Japan Architect in Charge: Koichi Futatusmata, Yasushi Arikawa Structural Engineer: Hirofumi Ohno(Ohno Japan) Construction: Yoshida Building Firm Lighting Plan: Tatsuki Nakamura Area: 61.2 sqm Project Year: 2013 Photographs: Takumi Ota From the architect. A detached house standing in the high density residential area in Tokyo.
Vancouver company hopes to kickstart micro home revolution with $25,000 units - BC Imagine being able to own a brand-new home for $25,000. A Vancouver man hopes to revolutionize homeownership and small space living with his easy-to-assemble micro homes. Nomad Micro Homes and its President Ian Kent are raising funds on the crowd-funding website indiegogo to make affordable micro homes a reality. Kent says there are multiple uses for homes which are about 160 square feet in size. “There’s a wide range of uses, from people using them as additional accommodation, to recreational property — you could basically drive this home in and assemble it in a week.”
Family of Four's Off-Grid Tiny House Life on March 4, 2016 This is the story of one family of four’s off-the-grid homestead in Pittsboro, North Carolina that includes three twelve by twelve tiny cabins with no electricity and no plumbing. On the outside, the three cabins share the same rustic feel. A Modular Danish Summer House—with a Six-Month Lead Time: Remodelista Older A Modular Danish Summer House—with a Six-Month Lead Time by Sarah Lonsdale Issue 34 · Summer Wrap-Up · August 28, 2014 Newer Issue 34 · Summer Wrap-Up · August 28, 2014 Danish architecture firm Lykke + Nielsen launched a side business designing modular cottages for summer living.
A tiny cabin compound in an old quarry A tiny cabin compound in an old quarry | GO Logic A trio of tiny cabins sits among jumbled chunks of broken granite on Vinalhaven, an island in Maine’s Penobscot Bay. The site was once a quarry but vegetation is slowly growing back, returning the land to a more natural state. The cabin compound was designed by the architects at GO Logic to serve as a seasonal vacation retreat.
Cozy Daylit Home in the Netherlands Stands on Locally Sourced Wood Stilts Amsterdam-based Upfrnt Architects have teamed up with companies WHD Interieurbouw and Zwarthout to create a daylit wooden home on stilts that is located in an area constantly threatened with flooding. The house is clad with scorched-wood panels made with a traditional Japanese building technique called Shou-Sugi-Ban. The holiday home is located in the Gulpen-Wittem municipality in southeast Netherlands and is the only one of its kind. How a talented architect makes an RV look like a charming cabin in the woods The tiny house movement has become a big thing as more and more people try to live with a smaller financial, environmental and physical footprint. As Alek Lisefski noted in his Tiny Project, it's about less house and more life. It's also about laws, that regulate what can go down a road, what can go on a property under zoning bylaws, what code it gets built under. That's why so many of the tiny houses are under 8'-6" wide and weigh less than 10,000 pounds, so that they can go down the road towed by a private car and be classed as an Recreational Vehicle, or RV.
Small Family Home with a "Treehouse" Attic by Yuki-Miyamoto Set in a residential district of Tokyo, this small family home has been designed around the needs of its owners and their wish to maintain a connection with nature. The project was undertaken by local architect Yuki Miyamoto, who had the challenge of creating a suitable home on the 936 (87 square meters) site. The house itself is much smaller than the site, occupying an area of just 370 square feet (34.4 square meters). The reason for not maximising its area on the plot is down to the owners wanting to keep a garden for their children, and to maintain the old cherry blossom tree. The house partly wraps around the tree, making it a feature from both the interior and exterior.
Minimalist multifunctional transformer boxes hide bed, office & kitchen We've seen numerous examples of modular, freestanding volumes that hide a multitude of functions and amenities in them, acting like amazing transformers of space. These "mystery boxes" come in all shapes and sizes and colours, but the aim is to ultimately allow people to maximize space, and hide clutter. Portuguese designers OODA transformed two derelict buildings in the city of Porto into affordable accommodations for tourists and seasonal foreign students, by inserting these minimalist, multifunctional volumes into small spaces. Situated in the central part of the city, the architects' proposal for the 16-unit LOIOS development aims to reconcile existing and underused residential infrastructure with the changing needs of the population in a cost-effective manner. Retail space is included on the ground level, while the interior of these 5-storey buildings have been .
Hans Liberg's Secluded Music Studio Log Cabin on October 27, 2015 This is the Dutch music performer, Hans Liberg’s, secluded music studio log cabin designed by Piet Hein Eek. At a first glance it just looks like a big stack of logs. But once the window shutters are opened you can see that it’s actually a micro cabin! "Smart Student Unit" is a 100 square foot timber wonder Designboom shows two of our favorite things in one little project: A 100 square foot "smart student unit" made out of cross-laminated timber (CLT) the super-strong wood panels made from sustainably harvested wood. © Tenbom Architects via Designboom I love how the tables fold up into the wall and seal the windows. This thing is solid and safe. Tengbom architects write: The Hunting House - A Family's Forest Retreat in Lithuania Created for a family whose main hobby consists of hunting, this home can be found deep in a Lithuanian forest in Sariai. It’s been completed by a local architecture firm called Devyni Architecktai, who attempted to embody the client’s hobby into the design of the house itself. Simply dubbed the Lithuanian Hunting House, the project consists of a 1,076 square foot (100 square meters) lodge that’s made mostly from, local resources. Timber was sourced from the forest and served as the main construction material, while the professionals who helped build the house were all from neighboring villages. The architects attempted to incorporate the hunting lifestyle into the building: “The idea was to infuse a lifestyle of the family with an archaic conception – to eat what the nature provides and exchange it for products from neighbouring farms.” Whether or not the house embodies the hunting lifestyle is one thing, but it does feature a rather contemporary rustic interior.
This guy built his own tiny home for less than $500 using salvaged materials Everywhere you look these days, some high-end designer is coming up with a pricey way to put all kinds of luxury options into the tiniest of spaces. Some tiny homes available on the market cost more than a standard size home. But that's not the way Scott Brown sees the tiny house movement.
Charles Finn's Micro Cabin Built with Reclaimed Materials on October 22, 2015 This is Charles Finn’s micro cabin that he built using reclaimed materials. It’s an 8′ x 12′ structure with a 5 foot loft called the Potomatic Cabin.