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Monthly Archive: September, 2012

Flake House | OLGGA Architects

It’s Friday and time for a bit of weekend fun. And this is a fun little project, a tiny shed-roofed retreat built to resemble a stack of logs that has been snapped in… Continue reading

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Solar Decathlon Europe: The Odoo House

Solar Decathlon Europe 2012 Solar Decathlon Europe 2012 is now in full swing in Madrid, Spain. Solar Decathlon Europe is an offshoot of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon held every second… Continue reading

The Stripe House by GAAGA Studio Architecture

The Stripe House is a new home in the Netherlands designed by GAAGA Studio Architecture. It is built in a new neighborhood of rowhouses where the parcels were sold as bare land and… Continue reading

Thoughtful details enrich a modest cottage

This two-bedroom cottage is located on the island of Utila in Honduras. A single-level residence, it’s the type of small house often found in retirement communities across North America. It appears to be… Continue reading

Eel’s Nest by Anonymous Architects

The Eel’s Nest is a small modern house in Los Angeles, California built on a steep and tiny lot of 15′ by 52′ (about 4.6 m by 15.8 m). It’s not uncommon to… Continue reading

Sunset Cabin | Taylor Smyth Architects

The Sunset Cabin merges into the landscape of its shoreline setting on Lake Simcoe in Ontario, Canada. Designed by Taylor Smyth Architects, it is a highly refined variant of the traditional cottage country… Continue reading

“Life in Spiral” by Hideaki Takayanagi

This small house in Tokyo sits on a tiny lot in a neighborhood of apartment buildings. Because of the small lot size, the only way to get sufficient living area was to build… Continue reading

The Silberfisch, a modern floating home | Confused-Direction

Living on the water is an option in many places. Unlike a houseboat, a float home has no engine of its own and must be towed from place to place. They are typically… Continue reading

The C3 Cabin | Vandeventer + Carlander

The owners of this small house on Camano Island in Washington originally intended it to be a vacation cabin. After using it a short while, they soon decided to make it their full-time… Continue reading

Small house with a sunken patio by Gestalten

This small house in Melbourne, Australia was designed by Günter Gerlach of Gestalten. A tiny building site and local regulations limiting the height left only a very small building envelope. The architect responded… Continue reading

“All-Weather House” in Ireland | ROEWUarchitecture

Today’s interesting family house is located in the town of Mullingar, Ireland. At 160 m2 (1,722 ft2) it is the largest house we’ve featured. However it has four bedrooms so it just barely meets our… Continue reading

Karen’s backyard cottage | New Avenue Homes

This attractive little cottage in Berkeley, California was built behind an existing small house. Karen, the homeowner, needed additional space for regular long-term guests. Since Berkeley allows accessory dwelling units, she hired New… Continue reading

Modern vacation cottages in Sweden by Thomas Sandell

Swedish architect Thomas Sandell has designed a cluster of eight modern vacation cottages on Stora Timrarö, an island in the Stockholm archipelago. There are two floor plans, both with three bedrooms in about… Continue reading