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Woody15 – A Tiny Cross-Laminated Timber Cabin

Called Woody15, this tiny cabin has been designed by Norwegian architect Marianne Borge. The cabin is set in Isdammen, Norway, and features picturesque views of a small lake and surrounding forest.

Woody15 is a 17.5 square meter structure (188 square feet). It contains a single room with some lofted storage space. If you’re looking […]

Small Japanese Apartment Splits Up Space With Partitions

This small apartment in Tokyo has been redesigned by Japanese architecture firm Yuichi Yoshida & Associates. The owner of the apartment originally purchased two separate rooms, one of which was an office. The architects were then tasked with the job of fusing the two spaces to create a home.

The renovated apartment has a […]

Bud House In Tokyo Features Split Level Living Areas

Another house from Tokyo today, this one is dubbed the Bud House and has been designed by the Japanese architecture firm Flat House. Bud House is set in a dense residential suburb of Tokyo, and features a series of living quarters and a biscuit shop on its ground floor.

The house is set on […]

House SH – A Simple, Bright & Airy Home in Tokyo

This small house in Shibuya, Tokyo, has been designed by architecture firm Coelacanth and Associates. Called House SH, the building is nestled between adjacent houses in the dense urban neighborhood.

The house contains three floor levels supported by a steel structure. The combined floor area adds up to 700 square feet (65 square meters). […]

Montblanc House in Japan Contains a Rooftop Terrace

Called the Montblanc House, this small building is home to a family of four in Japan. Set in Okazaki, Japan, the house has been designed by architecture firm Studio Velocity for a young couple, their 3-year-old daughter and their newborn.

Montblanc House, like several of the other Japanese houses I’ve featured, contains a residential, […]

Russian Sauna Is Built In The Style Of A Fairytale House

Like something straight out of a fairytale, this small getaway isn’t actually a house but a sauna. The unique retreat has been designed by architecture studio Artecology, led by Andrey Bugaev. The building is set in Russia, where bathhouses aren’t all that uncommon.

The immediate forest surroundings help reinforce the “fairytale” concept. The structure […]