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69 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

Check out these tiny homes that maximize both function and style.<p>Tiny houses are popping up around the country as more people decide to downsize …

23 Surprisingly Gorgeous Homes Made From Shipping Containers

Because shipping containers are like Legos for adults.

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How To Build A 400sqft Solar Powered Off Grid Cabin For $2k

Basic information on solar energy<p>Solar energy is one of the world’s best and largest natural resources. Solar power is said to be green since, in …

Ikea Thinks Movable Walls Can Solve Your Tiny Apartment Woes

In the age of ever-shrinking apartments, furniture giant <b>Ikea</b> is trying to take <b>transforming, space-saving apartments</b>—an idea already popular with independent architects and designers—to the masses. According to a recent report in the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, the Swedish retailer has been discreetly …

So You Want Sustainable Housing? Try Shipping Containers

Meet the startup converting used shipping containers into off-the-shelf, off-the-grid dwellings.<p>The idea of off-the-grid living has a romantic, back-to-nature feel to it—but the reality is significantly more complicated if you want anything more than the most basic amenities. Dutch startup …

Articles about grid prefab combines open plan living rugged durability on Dwell.com - Dwell

In Tasmania, an eco-conscious architect builds a vacation home that can stand up to an untamed island.<p>Two families live large and comfortably in this beautiful, self-sufficient prefab in rural Australia.<p>French designer Benoit Challand designs a cubicle-based font that dares you to rearrange the …

Prefab Homes

Articles about couple build their eco friendly dream home forest on Dwell.com - Dwell

Finding inspiration in the work of Tadao Ando, a Houston couple designs the concrete house of their dreams.<p>An energy-efficient, rural retreat designed by owner/architect Lynn Gaffney hits the market.<p>Edmonton architect Vivian Manasc’s 19th-story rooftop penthouse is a bright spot—and a model green …

Architecture

Tiny House Cottage

The entire structure was built using the balloon framing method which is the standard for home building in hurricane prone areas. This was done …

Framing

45 Small Bedroom Design Ideas and Inspiration

Designing a small bedroom is not just about creating interiors that save up on space. It needs to be a combination of style and space consciousness …

Amsterdam Architect Crafts His Eclectic Home Within a 1950s Garage

James van der Velden enjoys the look of surprise he sees on his guests' faces when he opens his garage door. The architect from Bricks was searching …

Architecture

Are These 'Rolling Homes' Designed For The Future?

<b>Lithuania-based</b> architecure practice DO Architects have designed a stunning, futuristic cluster of houses they call ‘Rolling Homes’.<p><b>Rolling Homes</b> are …

Architecture

Iconic Houses Matteo Muci A two-minute animated voyage through some of the most iconic masterpieces of modern architecture. See the animation here. (via archatlas)

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House in Mohali / Charged Voids

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The project is located in Mohali, a satellite town of Chandigarh that is witnessing fast paced growth …

Punjab

Southlands Residence by DIALOG

DIALOG designed the Southlands Residence, located in Vancouver, Canada.<p>From DIALOG<p>The Southlands Residence nestles into a mature, heavily vegetated …

Sweet Dutch House with a Secret Underground Space

A most unusual design by Dutch firm Hofman Dujardin Architects hides second storey bedrooms completely below grade.<p>The long and wide concrete ramp …

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Stirling House is a Sydney home clad with rough timber boards

After being instructed not to design a "white box minimalist house", MAC Interactive Architects specified weathered timber boards for the exterior of …

Articles about picture perfect cabin tucked away norwegian forest on Dwell.com - Dwell

A small prefab cabin in Norway is offering an alternative view on the concept of luxury.<p>Built for an affordable $3,000, the Forest House is a 129-square-foot refuge outside Hanoi.<p>These modern retreats lend themselves to the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, or forest therapy.<p>Whether wall-mounted, …

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Modern Cabin-Like Retreat Rules The Californian Landscape

The Flight House was designed by Sage Architecture. You can find it in the Martis Camp development in California, where it peacefully rests in the …

The 20 Most Incredible Houses in Movies

Whether real or created through movie magic, we've rounded up our all-time favorite historic homes featured in films.<p>Everett Collection

430 House / D’Arcy Jones Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This renovation of a 1981 Vancouver Special on a 33 foot wide lot retained the entire foundation and …

Architecture

Cantagua Residence / Raimundo Anguita

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This project of the second housing places in a condominium near to the sea between forests of pines and …

Architecture

Riggins House / Robert M. Gurney Architect

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Located in Cabin John, Maryland, this 4,900 square foot house is sited at the end of a manicured lawn, …