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Monthly Archive: February, 2013

A straw bale cabin by AATA Arquitectos

This small cabin in a rural area of central Chile uses little energy and has a low carbon footprint. AATA Arquitectos designed the cabin, opting for a two level floor plan to minimize… Continue reading

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River Road House, a beautiful timber frame dwelling by Nir Pearlson

River Road house is a small timber frame dwelling in Oregon designed by Nir Pearlson, Architect Inc., a small firm with an interest in green design. They were asked to create a comfortable… Continue reading

Cabaña Bascuñan, a small house with a playful design by Matías Silva Aldunate

From a distance, this small house appears pretty straightforward. Cabaña Bascuñan has a simple shed-like shape with a roof that extends out to shelter the porch. But get closer and you realize that… Continue reading

3×9 House, a contemporary renovation in Vietnam by a21studio

3×9 House is located on a narrow street in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Named for the size of the lot it sits on, 3×9 House is an older house that was renovated… Continue reading

The Beach Hut, a romantic retreat in Cornwall

This snug retreat provides a secluded escape for lovers. The 85 year old cottage is located on a remote cove on the rugged windswept coast of Cornwall. The Beach Hut was a teahouse… Continue reading

A Craftsman-style laneway house by Lanefab

This shingled laneway cottage in Vancouver, Canada is the work of Lanefab Design/Build. A few months ago we looked at another of their projects, an energy-efficient home with Mid-Century Modern styling. This one… Continue reading

Two small houses by Architekturbüro Scheder

This pair of identical small houses is located on the outskirts of Kaiserslautern, a historic city in western Germany. They stand out from their neighbors with minimalist black-stained wood exteriors embellished only by… Continue reading

AnnaMarie’s Cottage

Reader Steve Vandewalle has sent us photos of the small cottage he built for his wife. He was able to take a lot that was considered “unbuildable” and carve out a building area… Continue reading

The Edge modular home by Boutique Modern

This distinctive modern dwelling is a small modular home manufactured in Britain by Boutique Modern Ltd. They produce modular buildings that are designed with sustainability and energy-efficiency in mind. One design element that… Continue reading

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