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A Tiny Writers Retreat in Asker, Norway

This angular cabin juts out from the hillside of mostly rural Asker, Norway. The cabin has been designed by the Norwegian architecture firm, Jarmund/Vigsnæs Arkitekter, for a local writer who needed a quiet, contemplative getaway.

The cabins sharp geometric form is due to the unusual boundaries of the site, among other constraints like the […]

Nui House – A Simple and Stylish Home

This small house, dubbed Nui House, is located in Ikoma City, Japan. The house has been designed by local firm, Yashihiro Yahomoto Architect Atelier, on the behalf of a young couple. The owners required all the typical functions of an ordinary home, as well as a sounded-proof studio for recording music.

Nui House […]

Cape Russell Retreat – An Off-Grid Micro Cabin

This contemporary micro cabin is set along the lakeside in Cape Russell, Tennessee. The aptly named getaway – Cape Russell Retreat – has been designed by local studio, Sanders Pace Architecture, and it operates independently of the water and electrical grid.

The retreat is just 176 square feet (16.3 square meters) in size and […]

Charred Cabin – A Tiny Mountain Retreat in Chile

This tiny mountain hideaway, called the Charred Cabin, can be found in Santiago Chile. The cabin sits along a winding road that, prior to the automobile era, served as a link between the capital and the Coastal Range port. As such the area is home to a number of historic sites, monuments, and abandoned […]

Yamazaki Kentaro’s House in a Garden

This simple and elegant house can be found in Sakura-shi, Japan. The house has been designed by the architecture studio Yamazaki Kentaro Design Workshop on the behalf of a family. Throughout the design process a lot of importance was placed on the garden space as well as the actual home, resulting in a space […]

Vietnamese S-House Costs Just $4,000

The Vietnam firm Vo Tron Nghia Architects recently revealed a prototype home as part a project aimed at providing affordable, low-maintenance housing to combat the country’s current housing crisis. The company has been attempting to address the issue for a few years now, and this latest addition to their portfolio is called S House. […]