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Tuesday
Aug132013

On the straight and narrow

Clearly land in Japan is at a premium. Someone saw this tiny piece of land above and decided it was fit for a house! That's crazy talk. Makes my 12' wide house feel enormous. Too bad there's no furniture in place - I'd love to see how the owners work it. Designed by architects Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates

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Sunday
Aug112013

Living small - Alan Chu

I found this compact São Paulo apartment designed by Brazilian architect Alan Chu and had to share. It's got micro square footage but Alan made such great use of limited space. A single wall was converted into storage for both the kitchen and living room, which kept the majority of those spaces free for basic furnishings. I think he and the owner like subway tiles. :) The spiral staircase is compact and a gorgeous architectural feature. Overall, a really cool space. (Via Casa Vogue Brasil)

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Monday
Aug052013

Dreamy details

Thank you to Stella for sending us the link to this absolutely incredible apartment for sale in Sweden. Of course I love the black and white colour scheme but it's the architectural details of this small, 70 sq m dwelling located in a building built in 1891 that really makes it spectacular. Soaring ceilings, massive windows and moldings that give me heart palpitations. WOW! (Link here)

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Tuesday
Jul232013

now this is narrow

I am always intrigued by narrow homes as I live in one and wish it wasn't, so it's always interesting to see how people design around narrow spaces and how homeowners cope. FORM / Kouichi Kimura Architects managed to build a minimal masterpiece on a piece of land that is 4m by 35 m, making it a total of 2.7 m wide and 27 m long. I love all the grey - on the exterior and in the gorgeous hardwood and concrete flooring. Soft walls made of curtains are brilliant to keep the space from being too cold, and are great space savers. I'd certainly be taking cues from this home if I had to build a narrow home when rebuilding (thankfully my lot is "normal" size). (Thx Aimee!)

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Monday
Jul222013

Field of dreams

Like a child's drawing. A rudimentary shape recognisable as a house. It wasn't there yesterday. Now settling softly in a new mown field with walls closed, little hint of what awaits within. Throw open the walls and breath deep. A simple structure, a simple life. Simply a dream. The ÁPH80 portable home by Spanish firm ÁBATON.

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