26 08, 2014

Small Apartment Uses Clothes As Partitions

This modern two story building in Shiga, Japan, serves two different uses. The ground floor acts as a cozy café, whereas on the second floor you’ll find a small and somewhat unusual apartment. The building was designed by architects Sumiou Mizumoto and Yoshitaka Kuga of Alts Design Office.

The cafe/apartment is situated along the […]

25 08, 2014

Dachi Papuahvili’s Micro Shipping Container Home

This conceptual design from Georgian architect Dachi Papuahvili, is an interesting take on tiny houses and how to live in them. The concept home is cross-like in form and is intended to provide a living space for a resident member of a church.

The structure of the micro-home is to be built using shipping […]

22 08, 2014

Making the Most of a Confined Lot – Frame House

Set in Nakano-Ku, Tokyo and designed by architecture firm APOLLO Architects & Associates, this small house utilised modern construction techniques to save both time and cost. Completed in June 2014, the house has been built for a young couple.

The structure of the house made use of a FRP (Fibre Reinforced Polymer) formwork, into which […]

21 08, 2014

Hiyoshi House – A Small Simple Home by EANA

Set on a small plot of land at a cross-section between two streets, this compact house in Japan has to find a balance between privacy and window openings. Called the Hiyoshi House, the building has been designed by EANA on the behalf of a young couple.

According to the architects they had to […]

20 08, 2014

Studio Space for Writing by CCS Architecture

These four small buildings are set on over 600 acres of rolling hills, woodlands and meadows in Woodside, CA. The standalone studio units are part of The Djerassi Resident Artists Program, which is designed to provide quiet accommodation for artists from around the world.

The project is a memorial to Diane Middlebrook, a writer […]

19 08, 2014

A Small and Stylish Apartment in Barcelona by Sergi Pons

This small and stylish apartment is set in Les Corts, a neighbourhood in Barcelona city. The apartment was renovated in 2014 with the design work being carried out by Sergi Pons. Their aim was to transform the apartment into a habitable space for Yuna, the client.

Prior to reconstruction the living space was separated […]