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  • Jaffa Garden Apartment - Itai Palti - Tel Aviv - Kitchen - Humble Homes
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    Jaffa Garden Apartment Features Split Floors to Maximize Space

Jaffa Garden Apartment Features Split Floors to Maximize Space

Set in Jaffa, Tel Aviv, this small and once awkward apartment has been renovated by local architecture studio Itai Palti. Dubbed the Jaffa Garden Apartment, it’s set on a small site of 538 square feet (50 square meters) with the refurbishment being completed in 2015.

The original layout contained a “mish-mash” of small rooms […]

Kamo House – A Small Family Home in Gifu by A.un Architects

Japanese architecture studio A.un Architects designed this small house for a family with 3 children. Called Kamo House, its set in the Gifu prefecture of Japan, with construction being completed in 2014. The architects were primarily tasked with creating a bright and spacious home, despite its limited footprint.

The house and its surrounding garden […]

  • Walden Raft - Elise Morin and Florent Albinet - France - On Lake 1 - Humble Homes
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    The Walden Raft – A Floating Retreat Inspired by Henry Thoreau

The Walden Raft – A Floating Retreat Inspired by Henry Thoreau

This floating retreat, called the Walden Raft, has been inspired by the life and work of American author Henry David Thoreau. The raft is the result of a collaborative between Elise Morin and Florent Albinet.

The raft is based on the remote cabin which Thoreau built and lived in for over two years in 1845 […]

Disaster Housing with a Cardboard Roof by Shigeru Ban

The Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has developed a plan to provide disaster relief housing for those affected by the two earthquakes in Nepal earlier this year. Dubbed the Nepal Project, it aims to provide housing for the many who were left homeless after the natural disaster.

The two earthquakes, which are […]

  • Nord - Small Japanese House - Apollo Architects - Tokyo - Loft - Humble Homes
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    Nord – A Minimalist Japanese House Inspired by Religious Architecture

Nord – A Minimalist Japanese House Inspired by Religious Architecture

Set on a narrow site in Mitaka (a newly established city on the outskirts of Tokyo), this three-storey family home has been created by local design studio Apollo Architects. Dubbed Nord, the house features a minimalist interior and an interesting asymmetrical roof.

Nord is home to a family of four, who asked the architects […]

  • Escape Traveler - Tiny House on Wheels - Kelly Davis - Dan George Dobrowolski - Exterior - Humble Homes
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    Escape Traveler – A Tiny House on Wheels That Comfortably Sleeps 6

Escape Traveler – A Tiny House on Wheels That Comfortably Sleeps 6

Called the Escape Traveler, this tiny house has been created by the same people responsible for the hugely popular ESCAPE mobile cabin (which remains to be one of our most popular posts). Their latest development is built on the same ethos as its predecessor; environmentally-friendly construction combined with smart interior design.

Two versions of the […]