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Casa Caja – An Affordable Small House Built By The Owners

This concrete block house has been designed and built by its owners. The house is part of a non-profit social housing project called the Comunidad Vivex programme, which aims to provide affordable housing in Mexico. Set in Monterrey, local architecture firm S-AR initiated the project and were also on-hand throughout the build.

The house has […]

A Stilted Small Beach House in Italy by Studio Zero85

This stilted beach house in Italy has been designed by the firm Studio Zero85. Set along the Italian coastline in the city of Pescara, the beach house has been named “Trabocco” – a name given to the area’s old fishing machine structures.

Trabocco consists of a simple gable structure that’s been elevated on a […]

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    EnfoKa’s Madrid Micro-Apartments Are Just 200 – 400 Square Feet

EnfoKa’s Madrid Micro-Apartments Are Just 200 – 400 Square Feet

During the recent recession, many people in Spain (and the world over) found themselves having to move from their own neighbourhood to less well-developed areas. One such area was Lavapiés, in Madrid. Despite its central location it was largely under-developed at the time, but things are starting to change.

In the last few years, the […]

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    The Observatories – An Artist’s Residence On A Tiny Footprint

The Observatories – An Artist’s Residence On A Tiny Footprint

These two tiny structure’s serve as an artist’s residence. Called “The Observatories”, they were designed by a team of students in collaboration with artist Edward Crumpton, as part of a competition run by SPUD (Space Placemaking and Urban Design).

The students involved, Charlotte Knight, Mina Gospavic, Ross Galtress, and Lauren Shevills, now get to […]

A Multi-Level House by Japanese Studio ihrmk

This modern Japanese family house is set in Toyoto, in Aichi Prefecture. The house has been designed by the Japanese architecture studio ihrmk, who were tasked by the clients to create a home that needed to fulfil four main requirements.

The requirements were as follows: to be able to “wake in the morning sunlight”, doze […]

A Sunken Garden Workshop in Belgium by l’escaut

Belgian architecture firm, l’escaut, have created this sunken workshop in the back garden of a graphic designer’s home. The workshop has been named Atelier Pam&Jenny by the architects.

The workshop is 323 square foot in size (30 square meters) and features a green roof, covered with prairie grass that helps maintain the image of the […]