From Cozy Blocked Abodes to Mini Mountainside Shelters

By: Jamie Danielle Munro - Published: Mar 26, 2014
Compact architecture not only saves space, but can also reduce one's carbon footprint by lessening emissions from a home. While these examples of compact spaces may be a tad claustrophobic at times, the overall designs are stunning when recognizing what was done with such a small space.

The Dragon Village for example is a compact design of apartments, all complete with a parking space and even garages. The complex even has communal spaces in the center to avoid the excessive wind that tends to blow throughout the region. For more remote houses, the Noa House is a cabin located in a forested area, and uses a rhombus shape for its design.

Small does not have to mean cheap, and these pieces of compact architecture demonstrate this sentiment perfectly.