Family home in Vietnam boasts curved facade for passive air flow

Vietnamese architectural firm NAW Studio has completed a contemporary home with a unique facade that embraces sustainable design and passive air flow. Appropriately titled Flow House, the home is located just outside of Da Nang City, Vietnam (known for… Continue reading Family home in Vietnam boasts curved facade for passive air flow

“Air bee and bee” lets visitors sleep to the buzz of a million bees

In an effort to create some buzz for the recent World Bee Day on May 20, Italian beekeeper Rocco Filomeno has built a wonderfully whimsical “Air bee and bee” tiny house-style dwelling. Installed in an olive garden in rural Italy, the basic-but-novel sh… Continue reading “Air bee and bee” lets visitors sleep to the buzz of a million bees

Gehry’s first UK housing project frames iconic Battersea Power Station

Homeowners have begun moving in to the first ever UK residential development by the original “starchitect,” Frank Gehry. Named Prospect Place, the eye-catching project is defined by a rippling facade that twists and turns to maximize views of the nearb… Continue reading Gehry’s first UK housing project frames iconic Battersea Power Station

Pétrichor tiny house offers traditional take on small living

A lot of the tiny houses we cover are actually quite large and have a modern minimalist design, but the Pétrichor, by France’s Baluchon, harks back to the small living movement’s roots with a towable home that incorporates traditional tiny house stylin… Continue reading Pétrichor tiny house offers traditional take on small living

Architects transform micro studio into neat multiple-purpose home

Ecuadorian architects Juan Alberto Andrade and María José Váscones have transformed a 27.5-sq-m (296-sq-ft) space into a full-featured compact home, which is jam-packed with space-saving and multi-purpose furnishings. Dubbed Domestico, the tiny apar… Continue reading Architects transform micro studio into neat multiple-purpose home

Prefab tiny house doubles down on flexibility and views

With most of its interior on view to passersby, this non-towable tiny house isn’t the best fit for busy areas or for those who value privacy above all else, however it allows its owners to feel immersed in nature in their rural plot. The prefabricated … Continue reading Prefab tiny house doubles down on flexibility and views

Spanish architects build compact home with ventilated facade

Spanish architectural firm Slow Studio has recently completed a compact sustainable family home in Madrid that boasts a ventilated facade. Dubbed Casa en Cerros de Madrid, which translates to House in the Hills of Madrid, the residence is built on a sl… Continue reading Spanish architects build compact home with ventilated facade

Baluchon puts gastronomy at the heart of compact tiny house

Most of the French tiny house kitchens we see are poorly equipped and very cramped – in large part due to the compromises required to meet the country’s strict towing laws. Commissioned to design a new model by a keen cook, Baluchon attempted to addres… Continue reading Baluchon puts gastronomy at the heart of compact tiny house