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Monthly Archive: December, 2012

Merry Christmas

Happy holidays to all our readers. We will be taking a few days off and will resume posting in the new year. In the meantime please browse the archives or explore small houses… Continue reading

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A laneway cottage with traditional appeal | Smallworks

This small cottage in Vancouver, Canada shows what can be done in only 400 ft2 (37.2 m2) of floor space. It was built by Smallworks Studios & Laneway Housing under Vancouver’s laneway housing initiative. “Laneway… Continue reading

Casa Mar Azul | BAK Arquitectos

This small house is located near Mar Azul, a coastal village south of Buenos Aires. It was placed among a grove of pine trees, with holes incorporated into the deck and roof overhang… Continue reading

House in Kashiba by Naoko Horibe

The clients for this small house in Japan had one key wish, a bath with an outside view. To meet that request on a small lot, architect Naoko Horibe designed a courtyard at… Continue reading

Mountain Retreat, an earth-sheltered modern cabin | Fearon Hay

Mountain Retreat is a stone and concrete cabin dug into a mountainside on New Zealand’s South Island. It was designed by Fearon Hay Architects as a year-round retreat for a young family. The… Continue reading

A small beach house on a Caribbean island

If you’re in a part of the world where the cold of winter has set in, you might be longing for a tropical island paradise. Casita del Caribe is located on Utila, an… Continue reading

Montblanc House | Studio Velocity

The owners of this small family home in Japan wanted a house that would accommodate their family of four as well as their small beauty salon business. A key challenge was to get… Continue reading

The Edge, an idyllic beach cottage in Cornwall

Nestled into a seaside cliff in Cornwall, England is The Edge, a tiny beach cottage with huge views. A breath-taking vista of the Atlantic Ocean and coastline can be enjoyed from its deck.… Continue reading

Casa T2, a simple copper-clad house in Italy | Antonio Ravalli

This small house in the Italian countryside was designed to be simple and cost-effective to build. It is covered, walls and roof alike, in copper shingles, making for an eye-catching building that at… Continue reading

A small wooden house in a Kyoto suburb | Kazuya Morita

This small house in a suburb of Kyoto was designed by Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio. The house appears ordinary at first glance, with its simple rectangular form and gabled roof, but it was… Continue reading

Small cabin on Vardehaugen | Fantastic Norway

This small cabin is nestled at the top of Vardehaugen, a large rock outcrop overlooking a fjord in central Norway. The cabin has an angular jagged form that nicely complements its rugged setting.… Continue reading

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