Concrete retreat puts a pool in the roof and daylight down below

This is not a home that will appeal to everyone with its use of rough, unfinished concrete, though those willing to embrace its distinctive looks will find an interesting and unusual dwelling. Situated in a forested area in Portugal, its roof has an in… Continue reading Concrete retreat puts a pool in the roof and daylight down below

AIA Housing Awards celebrates America’s best new homes

All architecture has an impact on our lives, but probably none more so than housing, and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) celebrates this with its 2020 Housing Awards. Representing its selection of the best new homes throughout the United Sta… Continue reading AIA Housing Awards celebrates America’s best new homes

Family and friends build contemporary tiny house, you can too

Taylor McClendon moved to Hawaii two years ago to launch a wedding photography and videography business with his wife Michaella, then the global pandemic hit and their bookings were cancelled. They decided to use the downtime to build a tiny house with… Continue reading Family and friends build contemporary tiny house, you can too

MAD’s “hillside village” creates inner-city oasis in Beverly Hills

A “hillside village” has appeared in Beverly Hills, California. Named Gardenhouse, the greenery-covered project is the latest in a long line of remarkable works by Chinese firm MAD Architects and is designed to offer residents a pleasant escape from th… Continue reading MAD’s “hillside village” creates inner-city oasis in Beverly Hills

Minimaliste shrinks its hardy tiny house, still sleeps four

Back in 2018, we were impressed with Minimaliste’s Ébène, which was designed to stand up to Canada’s harshest winter weather. The firm has now produced a more compact version of the towable home that retains the same hardy construction and sleeps up to… Continue reading Minimaliste shrinks its hardy tiny house, still sleeps four

Minimaliste adds storage and well-stocked kitchen to roomy tiny house

Minimaliste has been iterating on its Magnolia tiny house for a few years and following its Magnolia V5, the Canadian firm has now completed the V6. The towable home once again has a roomy interior layout and can withstand extremes in heat and cold, bu… Continue reading Minimaliste adds storage and well-stocked kitchen to roomy tiny house

Total Grace tiny house is ready for work and play

Most of the home offices we see in tiny houses consist of nothing more than a cramped desk in a corner, which is understandable given the lack of space available. However, the Total Grace tiny house, by Build Tiny, has a dedicated office, helping its o… Continue reading Total Grace tiny house is ready for work and play

Natura tiny house has some extra headroom in its upstairs bedroom

British tiny house builder The Tiny Housing Co. recently unveiled its Natura model. Partly clad in cork, the home has some nice features, including solar power, a drop-down deck, and an upstairs bedroom boasting a little more headroom than many tiny ho… Continue reading Natura tiny house has some extra headroom in its upstairs bedroom

No-frills cabin designed for thrifty downsizers

Hungarian design collective Hello Wood has created a compact cabin inspired by the tiny house movement. Named Kabinka, the project is intended to serve as a simple and affordable weekend retreat, additional bedroom, or office, and starts at €10,000 (ro… Continue reading No-frills cabin designed for thrifty downsizers