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    Seelenkiste – A Flat Pack Retreat from Germany by Allergutendinge

Seelenkiste – A Flat Pack Retreat from Germany by Allergutendinge

From the creative minds of Matthias Prüger, Manuel Rauwolf and Ulrike Wetzel comes this rather ingenious tiny retreat. Called Seelenkiste, which translates as “Soul Box”, or “Spirit Shelter”, the retreat is designed to rejuvenate the occupants by providing a stress-free escape from day-to-day living.

The trio are part of a small design studio called […]

A Family Home in Tokyo Designed for Adaptability

This house in Musashisakai, Tokyo, has been designed by local design firm Upsetters Architects for a small family. The house was completed in 2011 and contains a total floor area of 97 square meters (about 1044 square feet).

Set in Tokyo suburb, the house has a relatively generous amount of perimeter space when compared […]

Small Weekend Cabin is Inspired by Fairy Tales

Set amongst the pine trees of a forest in Brandenburg, Germany, this small cottage acts as a weekend home for a family, although it could easily be occupied on a full-time basis. The site originally contained a summer house that dated back to 1926, which was unfortunately beyond repair.

The owners of the land […]

Madrid Apartment Makeover by Beriot, Bernardi Arquitectos

This ingenious small apartment in Madrid has been given a makeover by Beriot, Bernardi Arquitectos. The architects are no stranger to the design of confined spaces. In fact, I’ve featured their work a few times in the past (which you can check out here and here) for their smart layouts and inventive use of […]

The 5.5m x 5.5m House by LVPH Architects

Simply named after the building’s dimensions, “5.5m x 5.5m” is a small house set on a piece of private property in Windig Park, Fribourg, Switzerland. The park is 30 hectares in size and contains a manor house that dates back to 1830. However, the park as a whole is currently in a state of […]

A 3 Meter Wide House in Tokyo by Saboarch

This small house from Shibuya, Tokyo, is set on a slim piece of land between two converging streets. The house, called “The Wall of Nishihara”, has been designed by the architecture firm Saboarch and is set on a site area of just 40 square meters (430 square feet).

The building itself covers an area […]