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Category Archive: 1 bedroom + loft

Yolo County Cabin | Butler Armsden

This unusual cabin is sited next to equipment sheds on a working farm in California’s Sacramento Valley. That wouldn’t be everyone’s dream location for a vacation home, but the owners had spent their… Continue reading

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The Blue House | Rusafova Markulis Architects

A young family asked Rusafova Markulis Architects to design an energy-efficient home within their modest budget. Site constraints in the form of setbacks, an easement and two mature trees severely limited the buildable… Continue reading

Leachachan Barn | Rural Design

This traditional stone and slate barn stands on the south shore of Loch Duich in the Western Highlands of Scotland. It was originally built to shelter the farm’s working horses, and later used… Continue reading

A sculptural house for a tight urban site | Sou Fujimoto Architects

This small house, designed for a family of four, has a sculptural shape that from some angles resembles an iceberg. And like an iceberg, part of the house lies below the surface. The… Continue reading

Blackpool House by Glamuzina Paterson Architects

Blackpool House was designed for a couple who wanted “a house that was at home in the tree canopy” of their lushly vegetated lot on Waiheke Island in New Zealand. Others factors that… Continue reading

House in Ujinahigashi by MAKER

This small house in Hiroshima might not attract much attention from passersby were it not for the blue roofing material applied to the walls, making for an eye-catching facade. Taking a closer look,… Continue reading

Matsubara House by Hiroyuki Ito

This small house in a residential neighborhood of Tokyo has an unusual angled facade that gives the house a different appearance when approached from either side. Architect Hiroyuki Ito of O.F.D.A. Associates designed… Continue reading

Refugio Pangal, a modern cabin in Chile by EMa

This small cabin sits on an arid hillside in Casablanca, a grape growing region of central Chile about an hour’s drive northwest of Santiago. It has expansive views of the valleys and ravines… Continue reading

“Seven”, a tall and narrow house by APOLLO Architects

Tokyo is home to many small houses shoehorned onto even smaller lots. Today’s small house sits on a lot so small, it previously served as a single parking space. With only 29.92 m2… Continue reading

Habuka mountain retreat by Satoshi Irei

This small house occupies a clearing in the forest near the Habuka ski area in the Japanese Alps. The wedge-shaped home was designed by architect Satoshi Irei to be used as a ski… Continue reading

K House by D.I.G Architects

K House is perched on a steeply sloped site overlooking the city of Nagoya, Japan. The site offered great views but was a challenge to build on, with hardly enough flat space to… Continue reading

The Low-Impact “Hen House” by Rural Design

This unique small house can be found on the western coast of Scotland’s Isle of Skye. It was designed by the architects from Rural Design Architects to fit in with the vernacular crofters’… Continue reading

A striking contemporary float home by Steeltec37

This eye-catching small house floats on a lake in the Lusatian lake district of Saxony in Germany. Its unique curved roof resembles a sail under wind, fitting imagery for a floating home. It… Continue reading

Haus Bru 1.25, a barn-like home by SoHo Architektur

Haus Bru 1.25 is a small house by architect Alexander Nägele of SoHo Architektur. It was designed to make the most of a limited budget. Although built in Germany, the austere form and… Continue reading

Reflection of Mineral, a small house by Atelier Tekuto

Reflection of Mineral sits like an irregular chunk of quartz dropped onto a Tokyo street corner. Designed by architects Yasuhiro Yamashita and Yoichi Tanaka of Atelier Tekuto, the faceted shape resulted from regulations… Continue reading