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  • H House - PAARQ Arquitectos - Chile - Exterior - Humble Homes
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    H House – A Surfers Contemporary Retreat in Chile by PAARQ Arquitectos

H House – A Surfers Contemporary Retreat in Chile by PAARQ Arquitectos

This modern boxy building serves as a retreat for a surfer in Chile. Located on a hillside at the end of a dirt road in Punta de Lobos, the house features sea views with one of the world’s best surfing spots on its doorstep. It’s been designed by a local firm called PAARQ Arquitectos […]

  • The Sleeping Pod - CannonDesign Yazdani Studio - Utah University - Pod 1 - Humble Homes
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    The Sleeping Pod – Prefab Student Accommodation by Yazdani Studio

The Sleeping Pod – Prefab Student Accommodation by Yazdani Studio

This prefab housing unit has been thought-up by CannonDesign’s Yazdani Studio. The unit, called The Sleeping Pod, is intended to serve as a solution to student accommodation, but it can also be used as a guest house, home office, an extra bedroom, or even temporary housing.

The Sleeping Pod measures just 55 square feet […]

A Small Remote Hunting Lodge that Sleeps Up to 21 People

From certain angles, this remote hunting lodge is practically indiscernible from the surrounding landscape. Called Bjellandsbu and set in near Åkrafjordan in Norway, the small lodge features local stone cladding and a grass roof that allows it to blend in against the backdrop of the mountains.

Bjellandsbu has been designed by the architecture studio […]

  • Polly - Micro House - New Zealand - Exterior - Humble Homes
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    Polly – An Ingenious Self-Build Camper made from Salvaged Materials

Polly – An Ingenious Self-Build Camper made from Salvaged Materials

Polly is approximately 90% recycled/salvaged materials. She is constructed predominantly with pallets packing cases and other wood picked up from the side of the road. The only new materials were acrylic plastic cut to size for the windows, a skylight and interior plywood. Her wall linings are carpet (with the Hessian side facing outwards) […]

  • Prefab Steel House - Niji Architects - Tokyo - Living Area - Humble Homes
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    Boundary House – A Cost-Effective Steel Frame House by Niji Architects

Boundary House – A Cost-Effective Steel Frame House by Niji Architects

This modern small house, called Boundary House, can be found in a residential street in Tokyo. The house was created by Niji Architects who had to develop a cost-effective design due to a limited budget, while also incorporating the clients other requirements.

Boundary House makes use of light gauge sections (LGS) – mostly lipped […]

Transforming a 1944 House Design into a Contemporary Retreat

Richard Rogers and his team at RSHP have re-imagined Jean Prouvé’s “6×6 Demountable House” for Design Miami/Basel 2015. The house, which was originally designed in 1944 by Prouvé, was intended to rehouse war victims in France. RSHP have adopted it to create a self-contained family holiday home.

The recreation consists of a simple gabled structure […]