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Monthly Archive: August, 2012

An old stable in Spain turned into a small house | Sauquet Arquitectes

Architect Roger Sauquet designed this adaptive reuse of an old brick stable in Castellar del Vallés, Spain, not far from Barcelona. The building’s 55 m2 (592 ft2) floor plan was sufficient for a large living… Continue reading

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House In Saitama by Satoru Hirota Architects

The outside of this Japanese home is so nondescript, it could easily be mistaken for a storage shed. Only the erratic window placement on the front facade hints at what is inside. Architect… Continue reading

San Juan Island cabin | David Vandervort

This rustic cabin is on San Juan Island in Washington state. Perched on a hill, it has a commanding view over the islands and waterways below. The 672 ft2 (62.4 m2) cabin was designed by… Continue reading

A shingled backyard cottage | Studio Eccos Design

Homeowner Kol Peterson provided these photographs of his appealing shingled cottage. It is an accessory dwelling unit (ADU), a small house built in the back yard of an existing house. ADU’s go by… Continue reading

Small House With a Great View | A1 Architects

This home, called Small House With a Great View by the architects, also has a great layout. It was designed by A1 Architects for a family with two young children. Located on a… Continue reading

The Sky Ranch House, a rooftop residence | Miller Hull

The owner of this rooftop residence wanted to downsize from his 3,500 ft2 house. When he learned that the industrial zoning would allow a small “caretaker’s unit” in the marina his company owned,… Continue reading

House in Sanno, a tiny house for a tiny urban lot | Studio NOA

This very small house is located on a tiny lot in Sanno, a neighborhood of Tokyo. The clients, a couple with no children, asked architect Nobuhito Mori of Studio NOA to design a… Continue reading

Small House On a Hillside | Vladimír Balda

This small shed-roofed house is at the edge of a suburban area in the Czech Republic. It sits on a steep slope facing to the north. Architect Vladimír Balda designed it with a… Continue reading

Seaside Single House, a rebuilt stone barn in Tuscany | modostudio

This attractive small house has an enviable location overlooking the seashore of Monte Argentario National Park in Tuscany. The architects from modostudio designed the 90 m2 (969 ft2) house within the remnants of… Continue reading

Weekend Fun: The Wesleyan Grove gingerbread cottages on Martha’s Vineyard

Wesleyan Grove is a historic community in the town of Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard. Also known as the Campgrounds, it began as a Methodist Church campground in the 1860’s. Church members would… Continue reading

The Dune House | William Morgan

This small earth-sheltered house in Atlantic Beach, Florida is actually a duplex, two near-identical homes of 750 ft2 (69.7 m2) each. They were built in 1975 by architect William Morgan to use as vacation rentals.… Continue reading

The Mill House | Gert Wingårdh

The Mill House is a combination guest-house and sauna designed by architect Gert Wingårdh. On the outside it is a simple cottage with a gabled roof and a big chimney, the archetype of… Continue reading

Mid-Century Modern home in Sweden

This 4 bedroom home, constructed in the mid-sixties, has the horizontal lines, large expanses of glass and open floor plan that are typical of Mid-Century Modern architecture. It was updated in the late… Continue reading

The Mini-B, a small passive house | Joseph Giampietro

The Mini-B is a small prototype dwelling intended to demonstrate that building to the Passive House standard is achievable and affordable in the U.S. Pacific Northwest, and will result in comfortable, energy efficient… Continue reading

Garage conversion into tiny house | Michelle de la Vega

Artist Michelle de la Vega decided to generate extra income by renting out her house while moving into the standalone garage out back. But first, she had to transform the dumpy building into… Continue reading