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The Tipi – A Cost-Efficient A-Frame House in Belgium

This small house can be found near the city of Leuven, Belgium. Called “The Tipi”, the house is a simple A-frame structure that’s been rebuilt and refurbished by a young couple. The couple intend to stay in the house on a temporary basis until they can afford to move into something a little more […]

The Hedonist Hotel Is Built On A $250 Budget

This temporary sleeping unit has been designed by the Portuguese architect Nuno Pimenta. Called “The Hedonist Hotel”, the dwelling seeks to reinterpret “local dichotomy into a transformative physical volume”, and has been selected to serve as one of Hotel Shabbyshabby’s rooms for Theater der Welt.

Theater der Welt is a festival in Mannheim […]

Muji’s Small and Simple House in Tokyo

This rather simple and boxy-looking house in Japan has been designed by the retail company Muji. Set in one of Tokyo’s dense residential districts, the house is intended to cater for the needs of city dwellers. The house takes full advantage of its small site by maximizing its footprint, and proximity to the adjacent […]

The Little Lost Cabin by Clark Stevens

This small 700-square foot cabin can be found on Summit Spring Ranch in Idaho. The building was designed by architect Clark Stevens on the behalf of an investment company, Beartooth Capital, which specialises in locating neglected ranch properties, and restoration of structures, waterways and lands.

Beartooth Capital often sell their properties with conservation easements, […]

The Hammock House by UZU Architects

Located in Osaka, Japan, this family home has been dubbed the “Hammock House” thanks to an outdoor deck that features an area purposely designed for a hammock. The house has a footprint of 51 square meters (549 square feet) and has been created by the local firm, UZU Architects.

The Hammock House contains three […]

An Inward-Looking Family House in Vietnam

Set in Saigon, Vietnam this family features a mix of interesting design features aimed at providing the occupants an escape from everyday life. The house contains a total usable floor space of 82 square meters (883 square feet) and has been created by the studio i.House Architecture and Construction.

From the street, the house looks […]