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Minitecture

Affordable small living spaces attract urbanites and penny-pinchers

Implications - Tighter budgets and squeezed spaces in growing urban centers are calling for more wallet-friendly, compact housing options. Architects are answering this call by designing smaller and smaller abodes, constructing tiny, often boxy, minimalistic structures that maximize the use of space. The challenge is to create clean, uncluttered structures so that tiny living doesn’t mean cramped living.
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500-Square-Foot Homes
500-Square-Foot Homes
Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture Designs Small East Village Apartment
Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture converted a small New York City apartment into an efficient, warm space. The small East Village apartment is 500 square feet in size. It uses a clever system of multiple… MORE
Credit Crunch Prefabs
Credit Crunch Prefabs
The L41 Home is Designed for Uneasy Economic Times
Architect Michael Katz and artist Janet Corne have created the L41 Home. Sizing up at only 220 square feet, this compact house is designed to provide access to a large range of people to be able to own… MORE
Corrugated Grid Homes
Corrugated Grid Homes
The Tsai Residence is a Boxy Design by HHF Architects and Ai Weiwei
The Tsai Residence by HHF Architects with Ai WeiWei is an eye-catching weekend home two hours upstate from New YorK City. Located in a serenely bucolic setting, the house features an abstract sequence… MORE
Modern Single Family Shacks
Modern Single Family Shacks
The House in Saitama by Satoru Hirota Architects
This two-story wooden house in Saitama by Satoru Hirota Architects looks a little like a tiny shed. When viewed from one side, the single window is remarkably simple -- a little bit of country in the city.… MORE
play_circle_filled 21-Square-Foot Homes
21-Square-Foot Homes
Beijing's Capsule Apartments Rent for Less Than $35 Per Month
Zhang Qi, a 25-year-old has taken up residence in a 21-square-foot capsule apartment to save on rent in order to help her family. Beijing's capsule apartments were designed and built by a 72-year-old retired… MORE
Alley-Way Architecture
Alley-Way Architecture
The Crepain Spaens House Maximizes Space in Antwerp
The Crepain Spaens House could offer a lot of insight into the future of urban architecture. With less building space available than ever, and the demand to live in city centers at an all time high, finding… MORE
Boxed Micro-Homes
Boxed Micro-Homes
Yasuhiro Yamashita Builds a 'Cell Brick' House Out of Steel Boxes
As an addition to the artist's collection of micro-homes, Yasuhiro Yamashita's 'Cell Brick' house is mighty interesting. With a gridded steel-box layout, the inclusion of 'cell' in its name is highly appropriate.… MORE
Miniature Housing
Miniature Housing
'Half Real' by Point Supreme Architects Will Make You Feel Like a Giant
'Half Real' by Point Supreme Architects is a real-life 'Alice in Wonderland' house. The itty-bitty abode is a half-size replica of the room in which it's placed. A performance artist and a musician created… MORE
White Angular Abodes
White Angular Abodes
The Futuristic Tsubomi House by Flathouse
This single-family residence in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo looks like a little futuristic oasis. The Tsubomi house by Flathouse was designed by architect Yoshinori Sakano. From the outside, there doesn't seem… MORE

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