Beautiful Italian farmhouse is built around a 60-year-old tree

Influential Italian architect Carlo Scarpa once said “between a tree and a house, choose the tree.” With its recent renovation of a beautiful Italian farmhouse, Carlo Ratti Associatti decided to choose both, transforming the home and arranging its inte… Continue reading Beautiful Italian farmhouse is built around a 60-year-old tree

Generous glazing floods compact tiny house interior with daylight

When you’re dealing with the kind of small living space offered by a tiny house, maximizing glazing can really help make it feel less cramped. France’s Baluchon embraced this approach with its recently completed Ia Orana, and it really opens up the hom… Continue reading Generous glazing floods compact tiny house interior with daylight

Amazing water tower home wins 2021 Stephen Lawrence Prize

Following its unveiling of the 2021 Stirling Prize, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has revealed the winner of the 2021 Stephen Lawrence Prize. Tonkin Liu has received the award for its fantastic work transforming a dilapidated water t… Continue reading Amazing water tower home wins 2021 Stephen Lawrence Prize

Stilted off-grid house carves its own niche with built-in skateboard ramp

Hired to design a house for a keen skateboarder, architect Macu Bulgubure decided to go all-in and created an attractive house that has an awesome-looking ramp on its exterior. Named Skatehouse 2, it also runs off-the-grid with a solar power setup and … Continue reading Stilted off-grid house carves its own niche with built-in skateboard ramp

All-weather tiny house is designed for the modern Nomad

We typically associate Canadian tiny house builder Minimaliste with spacious homes that can withstand extremes in hot and cold weather. With the Nomad, the firm has retained the same hardy four-season tiny house design, but it’s offered in a smaller an… Continue reading All-weather tiny house is designed for the modern Nomad

Pint-sized tiny house just the ticket for cozy movie nights

Though French tiny houses are always very compact due to the country’s strict towing laws, Baluchon goes to great efforts to maximize living space with its models – and this is the case with its recently completed Farniente too. The tiny house contains… Continue reading Pint-sized tiny house just the ticket for cozy movie nights

Compact tiny house goes big on features thanks to space-saving design

Though it has a total length of just 7.2 m (23 ft), the River Bank tiny house, by New Zealand’s Build Tiny, actually packs quite a lot of features into its compact frame thanks to some clever space-saving design. The home includes movable furniture, lo… Continue reading Compact tiny house goes big on features thanks to space-saving design

Pint-sized tiny house nets some extra living space

New Zealand-based Build Tiny’s latest model is one of its smallest to date. Named Autumn, the tiny house is a total length of just 6 m (20 ft) and its compact but well-thought-out interior boosts living space with a neat little raised net area.Continue… Continue reading Pint-sized tiny house nets some extra living space

Timber tiny house designed for life on the road and off-the-grid

Portuguese woodworking studio Madeiguincho has some motorhome and camping enthusiasts in its ranks and was recently inspired to turn its hand to tiny house design. The latest result is the Ursa, which has a compact space-saving interior and runs off-th… Continue reading Timber tiny house designed for life on the road and off-the-grid

3D-printed construction hits the mainstream with Icon’s Texas homes

As 3D printing has matured from niche hobby to mainstream building technique over the past few years, Icon has positioned itself as a major player in the field. Shortly after unveiling plans to print a simulated Mars base with NASA and the Bjarke Ingel… Continue reading 3D-printed construction hits the mainstream with Icon’s Texas homes