Be-Fun Design’s Take on Apartment Blocks

Set in the Ehime Prefecture of Japan, this building features several “apartments” that have their living spaces stacked vertically as opposed to horizontally. Designed by the Japanese architecture firm, Be-Fun Design, each dwelling has a total usable floor space of 47 square meters (506 square feet).

Unlike traditional apartment blocks which feature shared staircases, every […]

The Happy Cheap House by Tommy Carlsson

Created by the Swedish architect Tommy Carlsson, this small prefab house is located not far from Stockholm. Carlsson has dubbed the house the “Happy Cheap Home”, and as the name suggests, it has been designed with the cost in mind, and how to reduce it.

Happy Cheap Home has been developed by Carlsson in […]

A Year-Round Cabin Retreat in Czech

This angular cabin was designed by the Prague-based studio, FAM Architekti. The architects were responsible for the design and overall delivery of the project on the behalf of a client. The building aims to provide the client with a quiet, secluded year-round getaway, that’s perfect for their hobby – yachting.

The site was previously home […]

Norwegian Retreat Designed for Extreme Weather

Completed in 2014, and called The Rabot Tourist Cabin, this retreat is one of many offered by the Norwegian Trekking Association. The cabin has been designed by JVA, and it’s set not far from the Okstindan glacier in Northern Norway, on a site that’s 1,200 meters (3,937 feet) above sea level.

The building itself […]

Small Apartment Uses Clothes As Partitions

This modern two story building in Shiga, Japan, serves two different uses. The ground floor acts as a cozy café, whereas on the second floor you’ll find a small and somewhat unusual apartment. The building was designed by architects Sumiou Mizumoto and Yoshitaka Kuga of Alts Design Office.

The cafe/apartment is situated along the […]

Dachi Papuahvili’s Micro Shipping Container Home

This conceptual design from Georgian architect Dachi Papuahvili, is an interesting take on tiny houses and how to live in them. The concept home is cross-like in form and is intended to provide a living space for a resident member of a church.

The structure of the micro-home is to be built using shipping […]