Sorocaba House from São Paulo by Estudio BRA

This contemporary house in São Paulo, Brazil has been designed by Estudio BRA Architecture for a small family. The house, dubbed Sorocaba House, is two storeys tall and contains about 600 square foot (56 square meters) of living space per floor.

Built on a long narrow site, the house has an internal footprint of about […]

A Small House In Iizuka, Japan by Rhythmdesign

This small Japanese house may not be much to look at from the outside, but it’s unusual shape makes for an interesting interior layout. The house is set in Japan’s Fukuoka Prefecture, and is composed of two floor levels which provide a total of 69 square meters (742 square feet) of usable space.

The house […]

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    Seelenkiste – A Flat Pack Retreat from Germany by Allergutendinge

Seelenkiste – A Flat Pack Retreat from Germany by Allergutendinge

From the creative minds of Matthias Prüger, Manuel Rauwolf and Ulrike Wetzel comes this rather ingenious tiny retreat. Called Seelenkiste, which translates as “Soul Box”, or “Spirit Shelter”, the retreat is designed to rejuvenate the occupants by providing a stress-free escape from day-to-day living.

The trio are part of a small design studio called […]

A Family Home in Tokyo Designed for Adaptability

This house in Musashisakai, Tokyo, has been designed by local design firm Upsetters Architects for a small family. The house was completed in 2011 and contains a total floor area of 97 square meters (about 1044 square feet).

Set in Tokyo suburb, the house has a relatively generous amount of perimeter space when compared […]

Small Weekend Cabin is Inspired by Fairy Tales

Set amongst the pine trees of a forest in Brandenburg, Germany, this small cottage acts as a weekend home for a family, although it could easily be occupied on a full-time basis. The site originally contained a summer house that dated back to 1926, which was unfortunately beyond repair.

The owners of the land […]

Madrid Apartment Makeover by Beriot, Bernardi Arquitectos

This ingenious small apartment in Madrid has been given a makeover by Beriot, Bernardi Arquitectos. The architects are no stranger to the design of confined spaces. In fact, I’ve featured their work a few times in the past (which you can check out here and here) for their smart layouts and inventive use of […]