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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 …

Seriously Tiny (and Slightly Strange) Hangouts That Push the Limits of Micro-Living

Could you vacation in a house the width of a truck? How about unwind in a sauna so lightweight it can be towed behind a bike? A new book of miniatures dares us to think small. Rebecca Roke's Nanotecture, a compact compendium of over 300 tiny built things, is available to preorder now through …

Adventurous Apartment Building Made of 36 Shipping Containers

Three dozen shipping containers find a safe port in a modern apartment building in Mexico.<p>In León, Mexico, Adrián López Menduett sought to create an architecturally adventurous apartment building. After he bought a parcel in the Piletas neighborhood, the city made plans to construct a road across …

Apartment Building

A Compact Three-Story Brick Loft in San Francisco

Making the most of vertical space unleashes the potential of a petite San Francisco project.<p>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, …

You Won't Believe the Cozy Home Inside This Converted Grain Silo

Architect Christoph Kaiser turned a dismantled grain silo, purchased online from a Kansas farmer, into a cozy studio in Phoenix, Arizona. The 190-square-foot space is outfitted with a highly customized interior—only the Eames dining chairs were not made by Kaiser—that serves as a comfortable home …

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.

Plants

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 …

Architecture

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

In coastal Massachusetts, a resourceful couple and their equally enterprising children use reclaimed materials to create a versatile 168-square-foot backyard building.<p>Tim and Meg Ferguson Sauder had two problems: Like many parents, they wanted more space for their active family. They also needed to …

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

With a helicopter and a little elbow grease, a prefab escape arrives at a remote New Zealand beach.<p>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 …

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 …

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

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.

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 …

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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

Courtesy of Dow<p>1. Meet “zero energy ready,” the new efficiency standard<p>Zero Energy Ready (ZER) is today’s gold standard for efficient home design. …

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 …

Architecture

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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 …

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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 …

Architecture