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How Much Could You Do with 270 Square Feet?

Taking its lead from a Swedish building code, a new book proposes ingenious concepts that can fit in 270 square feet.

The Swedish building code includes a unique provision that allows owners to build small, 25-square-meter (roughly 270 square feet) structures without much oversight, as long as they …


1930s Barcelona Apartment Gets a Minimal Makeover

A restored 1930s apartment in Barcelona is a minimal masterpiece.

When Barcelona architect Adrian Elizalde embarked on a renovation project for his family’s recently purchased apartment near the Sagrada Familia in the Eixample district, he quickly realized he was walking on ground that had already …


9 Tiny Apartments in New York City

In New York City, minuscule studios and cramped family apartments abound. In these examples, homeowners found clever solutions to less-than-ideal square footage, carving out surprisingly luxurious digs in the most unlikely spaces.

New York

Alpine Foothills House / Deamicisarchitetti

Architects: Deamicisarchitetti
Location: 10080 Borgiallo Turin, Italy
Area: 180.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: L. Bartoli, G. Leo From the architect. The …


Minoyanagi House / TAB

Architects: TAB
Location: Ogaki, Gifu, Japan
Area: 69.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Masaki Yokoyama From the architect. 69.2 sqm is the total floor area of …


House AA / Moca Architects

Architects: Moca Architects
Location: Nara, Nara, Japan
Architect In Charge: Kanako Momma, Shinya Furukawa
Structural Design: Manabu Ueda
Area: 63.0 sqm
Year: …


Minimalist prefab modular house, California: Modern prefab modular homes

Rising at 1,5 meters above the ground, this 185 sq.m. minimalist prefab modular house (California) capturing the beautiful views of the surrounding …

Tour 11 Stunning San Francisco Homes

Unsurprisingly, many new homes in San Francisco address issues of providing adequate living space in a dense urban environment — while capitalizing on the Bay Area's beguiling geography. That means multi-storied, slender homes and condos that make use of extensive glazing to provide a sense of …

Less is more! Tiny houses become adult sanctuaries

Looking to decompress from their busy lives, people are increasingly seeking sanctuary in treehouses.


HOUSE TOUR: An Impeccably Rebuilt Notting Hill Townhouse

10 Absolutely Gorgeous Midcentury Living Rooms

Get ready to fall madly in love with the architectural gems featured in the new book, Midcentury Houses Today. This piece originally appeared on

Interior Design

House G / HPSA

Architects: HPSA
Location: Bergweg 17, 4201, Austria
Area: 150.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Dietmar Hammerschmid From the architect. This house, which is …


Ready to Get Dirty? Step Inside the 3D-Printed Mud Hut

Resins. Metals. Ice cream. Wood. The kinds of materials we’ve been able to stuff into a 3D printer and extrude to form actually useful products and structures is steadily growing, presenting exciting new prospects for experimental architecture. Looking for a low-cost solution for a global housing …

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9 Laundry Room Ideas From Real-Life Homes

If there's one thing better than having a dishwasher in your kitchen, it's having access to a washer and dryer from the comfort of your very own home. But just because you have the appliances doesn't always mean you have the ideal setup. Maybe your laundry room's a little lackluster -- or maybe …

Modern Lake House in Missouri

Nautical nods ground a weekend retreat in its surroundings on the shores of Table Rock Lake.

In 2009, Cory and Kerry Watts approached Dake-Wells Architecture to redesign the offices of their company, KLF Architectural Systems, a Springfield, Missouri-based supplier of aluminum curtain-wall systems. …


Minimal Home on a Narrow Plot in Japan

A Japanese architect creates multi-use miracles with a home just wider than a big rig.

A small space wedged between homes in Okazaki, in South Central Japan, the plot was narrower than some inner-city alleys. But when architect Katsutoshi Sasaki was presented with the challenge of carving out a home …


Convertible Home Bar Transforms Tiny Apartment


Renovated Garage is the Ultimate Modern Party Space


Couple Quit Their Jobs And Build A Dream Home For $500 Only

By - July, 14th 2014

Building the dream home is a goal that everyone has but not everyone is able to execute it the way they want to. Usually that …

Cliff House / Hyde + Hyde Architects

Architects: Hyde + Hyde Architects
Location: Gower Peninsula, United Kingdom
Area: 147.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Hyde + Hyde Architects


Rooms We Can't Believe Are Outdoors

These spaces are the epitome of indoor-outdoor living. If you moved them inside, you wouldn't have to change a thing.

Interior Design

A Place for Everything: A 900-Square-Foot Loft for a Family of Four

Many of us aspire to an organized life, but for those living in open lofts, it’s the only way to stay sane. Nine hundred square feet for a family of four never seemed so airy and spacious as in this Paris loft renovation by Septembre Architecture. With the perimeter of the space lined with …


Kitchens of the 1950s

Get a blast from the past with 15 of our favorite kitchens from the era of T-birds and poodle skirts. See more of our best kitchens here, then take a look at kitchens from the '60s, '70s, '80s, and '90s.