Showing posts with label Small house architects. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Small house architects. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Japan does small houses with a big vision by architect Sou Fujimoto

I came across this in the Wall Street Journal.
Imaginative home designs in a  story about Tokyo architect Sou Fujimoto.

See through house by Sou Fujimoto.

Layered white little houses on top of each other.
tiny houses layered on top of each other by Sou Fujimoto.

An alternative aesthetic approach to an apartment.

tiny houses layered on top of each other by Sou Fujimoto.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Ralph Erskine

In the 1940 Ralph Erskine built this two room house for for his family of four from land donated by a friend.  Over 70 years later it  looks timeless and modern.
(photo by Olle Norlin)

ralph erskine room house built on rocks

With no electricity or plumbing, this fireplace must've been so important.
The floral cement decoration is divine.

fireplace with floral design carved into cement by Ralph Erskine
Bedroom, kitchen and workspace all in the same area.

Complete story and last two photos found on small house bliss.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Finnish Kosketus (Touch)

Here is an example of the architecture from Puuwoodholzbois.
Fabric umbrella entrance.
Creative wood exterior.

Bright interior.

Grooming area NOT inside a bathroom.

We sail at nightfall.

See more here.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

200 sq ft small home in Oregon built by hand

Brian Schulz blends his talent of building kayaks with his architecture skills, to create this small 200 sq ft home. " My challenge is to make a  small space feel big," he says.

Brian milled trees he found on his land to create  this organic wood siding.

The central living space is low to the ground for a more open feel providing multiple uses for eating and additional sleeping.
The table is sawed from the bottom of a tree, lightly sanded and oiled.
Brian describes the little window as odd and not making any sense, yet it highlight the corner.

He used an entire log for the staircase support.

A kayak frame is hung from the ceiling.
"I love living with things that tell stories" says Brain.

Outside the house is a planter that has the pipe from the kitchen water drain.

Other than not having a bathroom it is a wonderful and original.

Brian's final thoughts in the video, "spending time in a small space infects you, and once you go back to the standard 2000 sq foot home,  it won't feel right."

See the entire video here:

Friday, November 22, 2013

Mizuishi Architect Atelier

Three people live in this 29 sq meter home in Tokyo designed by Mizuishi Architects Atelier.

Utilizing this small space, it is hard to believe what is on the inside.

Mizuishi Architect Atelier 29 sq meter home

Outside, the three slabs of concrete combined with one roll of sod creates a useful space to read, grill or enjoy the rain under the overhang.

The location is close to the city, a walking/bike trail, and the provides a view of the river.

Every inch is calculated and well used ... just look both ways.

Inside is lofty, bright, and surpassingly spacious.

30 drawers are allowed for the essentials.
Green plants create the natural spa decor.

The no-fuss kitchen has all the basics and maybe even two freezer drawers.

My favorite view below with extended seating and storage underneath.
Computer, television screen and books ... it all fits.

 Well lit loft for the day and portal at night to gaze at the stars.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Nir Pearlson wins best small home of 2013

In January I wrote a post on Nir Pearlson.

The post includes beautiful inside shots of the home.
This video includes the owners and their vision:

The variety of materials and unique yellow-green siding compliment the stone walkway:

The fireplace looks beautiful on the video as it is roaring in this 800 sq foot home.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Ana Williamson Architect

Love the unique work coming from Ana Williamson Architects.
Accent colors, a lit garage, interesting angles and a no maintenance lawn. 

Love the simplicity in landscaping around the tree and off-center cements pavers.
White stuco mixed with wood...ahhhh so interesting.
Nice overhang and a bathtub with a view. 
Bright white kitchen with focus on the center island.
Lots of fresh flowers and only two bowls on the shelf...great balance.
This backyard brings me back to one of my first posts when my son's solution to my blog header dream house was to have the kitchen table outside of the house. He was totally right.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Mell Lawrence Architects

I was struck with all the award winning small projects of Mell Lawrence Architects.
My favorite is.... Mod Cot on the Lake.
Mell Lawrence Architects
 Multiple solar panels collects enough energy for it's basic uses.
 The decor has a mix of industrial steel against warm wood paneling.
Every cabin should include a bathtub.

See more work here.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Grid architects

I love the angles in this blueprint for the Ridge house by Grid Architects.
Lots of outdoor areas that double as private areas.
Nice mix of container metal and wood siding.
Where is the front door?
I would replace the cement floors with wood.
Love how the doors open out to the deck.


Perfect view with a simple ceiling fan and striped down patio furniture.
I would add a swinging rope chair or two for long sunsets.
Finally a design meant for cold climates and natural landscaping.

Nice angles on the roof and simple fireplace flute.