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At First His Friends Thought He Was Crazy For Buying a Dirty Garage To Live In...Then He Remodeled It.

Much like an old speakeasy known only by word of mouth, the owner of this tiny house prefers it remain more or less hidden from scrutiny. That area …

La Rambla House / Rosa Ma Ballester Espigares

<i>From the architect.</i> The project involved the refurbishment of an existing listed building. It is sited in an agricultural environment dedicated to …

Take a Tour of Kengo Kuma’s Expansion of the Portland Japanese Garden

It’s not surprising that Japanese architect Kengo Kuma's first public commission in the U.S. is unmistakably Japanese.<p>Nestled in an urban forest surrounded by a residential neighborhood in the hills of Portland, Oregon, the Portland Japanese Garden is a beloved cultural attraction that was starting …

Japan

Adventurous Apartment Building Made of 36 Shipping Containers

Three dozen shipping containers find a safe port in a modern apartment building in Mexico.<p>Finding the 36 containers needed to complete the eight apartments—a number determined by the number of parking spaces that could fit on the lot—proved difficult. Plasencia scoured many of Mexico’s ports to get …

Apartment Building

A Compact Three-Story Brick Loft in San Francisco - Dwell

Tasked with transforming a 93-square-foot brick boiler room, built in 1916, into a guesthouse, architect and metalworker Christi Azevedo flexed her creative muscle.<p>"Whether it’s 100 or 1,000 square feet, it’s about going in and looking at opportunities," she says. In this case, she saw a chance to …

Lofts

Cabin in Longbranch

Jim Olson’s reverence for nature and admiration of the site’s beauty is expressed in the design of this project located on Puget Sound and nestled amidst the towering fir trees of an ancient forest. What began as a 14-foot-square bunk house built in 1959 has morphed through subsequent remodels in …

Cabins

This Group of Friends Made The Perfect Exit Strategy - A Tiny House Vacation Village

For a lot of us, getting older brings with it a distance between some of your friendships. Getting married, having kids, or moving farther away are …

7 Pretty Plants That Are Actually Ruining Your Home

Don't be fooled by their colorful petals and lush leaves, these plants are doing more harm than good.<p>Don't be fooled by their colorful petals and lush leaves, these plants are doing more harm than good.

Gardening

Incredible house hidden in a cliff gives dazzling view of the sea

'Casa Brutale' is the name of the design. This amazing home, designed by Greek architects Laertis Antonios Ando Vassiliou and Pantelis …

30 Best Small Apartment Design Ideas Ever

Do you live in a small apartment? Many of us do, whether by choice or necessity. We often get the feeling that some of the projects we present on …

A Family Builds a Tiny Backyard Studio on an Even Tinier Budget - Dwell

Tim and Meg Ferguson Sauder had two problems: Like many parents, they wanted more space for their active family. They also needed to get rid of a deteriorating, hornet-infested storage shed sitting in the yard of their home in Gloucester, Massachusetts. So the family devised a solution in the form …

Houses

Almost Every Part of this Prefab Beach House Was Brought to its Secluded Site by Hand - Dwell

In New Zealand, a few weeks at the beach is regarded less as a luxury than a birthright. As transit improved in the postwar era, families migrated to the sea en masse to vacation in "baches," modest cabins that make up for their diminutive size by annexing the outdoors into their living space.<p>Yet …

Architecture

This Tiny House Comes Shipped to You in a Box

And then you can even pack it up again, if you've got the travel bug.<p>If you've got perpetual wanderlust, the POD-iDladla could be your perfect home. Designed by South African architect Clara da Cruz Almeida, this simple, portable house packs up into a 24-square-meter "pod" and ships from place to …

Warsaw Loft with Multifunctional Furniture

To maximize their small Warsaw loft, transatlantic designers Aleksander Novak-Zemplinski and Becky Nix handcrafted a fleet of double-duty furnishings.<p>Aleksander Novak-Zemplinski and Becky Nix met thanks to a student exchange program between the architecture schools at the University of Detroit …

Lofts

This Cottage Is as Close to Magical as You Can Get

Seriously, its name is "Faerie Door."<p>This countryside cottage totally proves that you don't have to be Harry Potter to have a mystical, storybook getaway in England. Called the Faerie Door (I mean, are you swooning yet?), this beautiful rental is hidden away in Wiltshire, England and is simply …

This Growing Family Maximizes Every Last Inch in Their 850-Square-Foot Apartment

A dated apartment in Milan receives a gut renovation.<p>"We immediately understood that we needed to erase everything," says designer Roberto Di Stefano, who, along with architect Alessandro Bongiorni, overhauled an 850-square-foot home in Milan. The 1950 apartment, purchased by Andrea Maffei and …

Houses

Seattle Home Carefully Blocks Out Neighbors, While Celebrating Natural Surroundings - Dwell

How does an architect protect clients’ home privacy while also letting in the great outdoors? That’s the question SHED Architecture & Design faced when it began planning a house in Seattle’s Leschi neighborhood for two geologists nearing retirement.<p>"The house is surrounded by, and largely …

Architecture

This Genius Tiny Apartment Transforms Into 5 Different Rooms

It has everything you need in 360 square feet.<p>GIF<p>Well, here's a new twist on the micro-apartment trend: This 360-square-foot apartment in New York City's Gramercy neighborhood turns itself into five different rooms with the push of a button. Created by MKCA — designers of many of New York's tiniest …

9 Unique Decorating Ideas for Your Baby's Nursery

Make the Most of a Small Patio

Turn that tiny pocket of outdoor space into your favorite hangout.<p>Just because you don't have a big backyard doesn't mean you can't enjoy the fresh air. Use these ideas to make whatever you've got into an outdoor oasis.<p><b>More Outdoor Design Tips:</b><p>10 Easy Outdoor Decorating Ideas<br>• Rooms We Can't Believe …

5 new home trends for 2015

The future of home design is looking more and more efficient, compact and customized. While we aren’t quite ready to 3D-print dinner, innovation and …

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18th Avenue City Homes by Malboeuf Bowie Architecture

Seattle-based architecture firm Malboeuf Bowie Architecture presents the 18th Avenue City Homes.<p>Seattle-based architecture firm Malboeuf Bowie Architecture presents the 18th Avenue City Homes. Committed to developing innovative, unconventional, and modern design solutions, Malboeuf Bowie …

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10 Fascinating Housing Trends From Around the World

Almost every rendering of the future includes predictions about how and where people will live, with varying degrees of accuracy. While some of the …

The Incredible Steampunk Tiny House By Maximus Extreme

When a company with the name like “Maximus Extreme” builds a tiny house you know to expect something a bit different. So when they completed this …

The American Institute of Architects announces their top 10 best green buildings of 2015

Every year, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) selects the best green buildings that enhance and promote ecological design. This year, the …