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Twin Houses on Tiny Lots Stretch Outward for Space

Linked by a modern version of a white picket fence, two near-identical houses in Los Angeles add space by extending beyond their envelopes.

Los Angeles-based firm Anonymous Architects cantilevered side-by-side houses over two steep lots in Los Angeles's Mount Washington neighborhood. Each …

Architecture

Seattle Home Carefully Blocks Out Neighbors, While Celebrating Natural Surroundings

Melding corrugated metal with Douglas Fir wood, a sustainable home in Seattle brings nature inside while preserving a couple’s privacy.

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 …

Architecture

This Genius Tiny Apartment Transforms Into 5 Different Rooms

It has everything you need in 360 square feet.

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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 — …

Tiny House Movement

9 Unique Decorating Ideas for Your Baby's Nursery

Babies

Make the Most of a Small Patio

Turn that tiny pocket of outdoor space into your favorite hangout.

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.

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Interior Design

7 Space-Saving Solutions from Some of Our Tiniest Houses

With a little wood and a lot of imagination, these diminutive homes manage to pack a lot of function into very little square footage.

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Architecture

5 new home trends for 2015

Think micro-appliances, the latest, greatest energy-efficiency rating, and a shorter commute.

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 invention are at the forefront of building industry …

Trends

18th Avenue City Homes by Malboeuf Bowie Architecture

Seattle-based architecture firm Malboeuf Bowie Architecture presents the 18th Avenue City Homes. Committed to developing innovative, unconventional, and modern design solutions, Malboeuf Bowie Architecture transforms a single-family home lot into three distinct townhomes, which are layered …

Architecture

10 Game-Changing Desks for Your Home Office

They'll make answering work emails much less painful.

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This stunning desk features a surface with geometric crevices and built-in docks and USB ports for all your favorite gadgets. Only downside? It's currently not available to purchase, but we'll be ready to hit "Add To Cart" the second it is. …

Office Furniture

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10 Fascinating Housing Trends From Around the World

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

Housing

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 …

Steampunk

Psst! Follow Us Down These 5 Secret Passages

Remember when you were a kid and you'd knock on walls trying to uncover hidden staircases? Of course you do. These six homes make good on that childhood dream with carefully-concealed private spaces.

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Architecture

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

Sustainable Design

Genius Unfolding Kitchen Tucks Neatly Into Small Spaces

At Salone del Mobile, Clei unveiled the Box Kitchen, an unfolding unit that's made for small space dwellers.

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Small Space Design

Home Tour: Inside the Ultimate Getaway Cabin

It's the man cave you always wanted.

This isn't a Lincoln Logs-style cabin. It's made from locally-sourced and sustainable materials with a look that blends modern and classic together impeccably.

When it comes to a pool deck or patio, less is always more. It's easy to love how they ditched the …

Prefabrication Key To Energy Efficient Homes

Published on April 10th, 2015 | by Stephen Hanley

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Energy Efficient Homes Result From Prefabrication

Energy efficient homes from Volula, an architect …

Sustainable Design

9 of the World's Skinniest Houses

Architecture

Signal-Blocking Architecture and the Faraday Home

[Image: "RAM House" by Space Caviar].

An interesting new project by Space Caviar asks, "Does your home have an airplane mode?"

Exploring what it could …

Architecture

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 …

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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.

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 …

Architecture

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 …

Architecture

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
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Architecture

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 …

Architecture

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 …

Urbanism

Less is more! Tiny houses become adult sanctuaries

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

Santa Monica

HOUSE TOUR: An Impeccably Rebuilt Notting Hill Townhouse