Italian architect and engineer Leonardo Di Chiara recently designed and built a prototype of a micro tiny home, which is seriously small yet still wonderfully functional. The so-called aVOID tiny house measures just 96 sq ft (9 sq) and is easily towable.
The tiny home builder Cubist Engineering, which is based in Greenwich, New York has created a very interesting tiny home, which has no standard bedroom.
Stefano Boeri’s Bosco Verticale idea has really taken off. Now the city of Eindhoven, the Netherlands will get it’s own vertical forest tower. Similar buildings have already been built in Paris, France and Lausanne, Switzerland.
Living in a 250 sq ft tiny home would be downsizing enough for most people, but Richard Ward of Terraform Tiny Homes from Dallas, Texas recently traded in this “mansion”, as he calls it, for an even smaller home.
For professionals working from home a dedicated office space can be a real productivity booster. These spaces can also be used for a number of other purposes, such as meditation, yoga, exercise, and more. This interesting backyard office is certainly one such space.
Living Room Prefab homes are a great solution when looking to build fast, and now there is another awesome option to do so on the market. The Italian architect Renato Vidal has recently unveiled a prefab foldable home, which can be installed in less than a day.
The New Zealand firm Build Tiny recently completed a tiny home, which has some very innovative and effective space-saving features.
The New York City-based architecture firm DFA Studio recently turned in a proposal for an observation tower made of wood. If built, the structure would be the tallest timber tower in the world, and would offer great views of NYC from its location in Central Park.
Living Room Since tiny homes are so small, the key to living in them comfortably is a clever interior layout.
The recently completed Pacific Harmony tiny home, designed and built by the firm Handcrafted Movement, features superb craftsmanship and some unique interior layout ideas, which make it appear much more spacious than it is.
Towers covered with greenery are not a new idea and the first ones are already getting built around the globe in an effort to fight the alarming pollution present in some cities.
I prefer rustic style tiny homes over the more modern, minimalist ones, and the new creation by tiny house maker Wood & Heart, based in New Hampshire, is a prime example of everything done right.
Solar energy will very likely be the main source of power as the world continues to strive toward greater sustainability.
Poor insulation is one of the main problems when renovating old homes into modern residences. It results in excessive heat gain during the summer, and heat loss in the winter.
The Detroit-based non-profit Cass Community Social Services (CCSS) recently unveiled the first six tiny homes already completed as part of their affordable housing solution in the area.
Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has a so-called X division, which works on highly experimental projects.
The Ljubljana, Slovenia-based OFIS Architects recently completed a unique cabin, which could serve as a tiny dwelling, a vacation home, housing for researchers, or even a shelter.
It seems that the trend lately is to build tiny homes that are as large as they can be. It makes sense, since more and more people are downsizing to tiny homes as full time residences.
Tiny homes are ideal for singles and couples, but once you bring a small child or two into the mix and things get complicated.
The Japanese architect Shigeru Ban recently completed a very interesting and innovative theater building in Paris, France.