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Generally if the family outgrows their house they usually relocate to a bigger house or have an extension built off the house to make it bigger. However, one home owner in Austria didn’t confirm to the norm as they chose to extend their house but had a new exterior built around their existing house. So the original Haus Hohlen tiny house has become a part of the interior of the new house. [Image Courtesy of Jochen Specht] The Haus Hohlen is found in Dornbirn, Austria, and was built in 1961. At this time it was just 85 square meters and […]
We have seen many tiny houses arrive on the scene recently but there haven’t been many that have stood out from the crowd when it comes to offering luxury living off the grid. Tiny Heirlooms, a small home firm from Chicago, are about to change that with their offering of a tiny off the grid house on wheels. The small house comes with all the mod cons and amenities that you would expect from a luxury home, along with an automated control system for the house that works on any Android or iOS phone. [Image Courtesy of Tiny Heirloom] Tiny […]
In cities such as Tokyo space is at a premium and this is when it pays to use some clever thinking to get the most out of the space you do have. Yuichi Yoshida & Associates came up with a great plan for getting the most out of a bedsit and they used sliding furniture to get as much from the space in a simple way – turning it into an adaptable apartment. [Image Courtesy of Yuichi Yoshida & Associates] The Tsukiji Room H is just 47.6 square meters and it is a single home which can also be used […]
Sustainable lifestyles along with low cost and simple housing have led to us seeing more small homes. One of these tiny homes comes from Wagell’s Mini Houses, small homes that originally began life as just a weekend home or guest house has now gone into the second iteration. [Image Courtesy of Jonas Wagell] The Mini House first came about in 2012, with prototypes being used in Sweden. The houses were designed to be constructed very quickly and the modules built using recyclable materials. Another bonus that meant the homes took off well in Sweden was that thanks to their small […]
When space is at a premium in cities that have been heavily developed but more public spaces are needed, it becomes quite a challenge. One of the best solutions is to take an old building and re-model it. Even better, take an old building that is under ground. Using spaces that are underground comes with problems, one being the lack of natural sunlight. The developers who have planned the Lowline Park in New York have found a way around this though. They plan on re-modelling an old trolley terminal and they are going to illuminate it with sunlight thanks to […]
The 2022 World Cup is going to be held in Qatar (well, maybe) and we have already seen the designs for two of the stadiums, the Al Wakrah and the Al Bayt. Now a third has been revealed and this is the existing Khalifa International Stadium, which will receive a makeover to bring it bang up to date and feature technology that will keep the pitch temperature controlled. [Image Courtesy of Qatar Supreme Committee For Delivery & Legacy] The Khalifa International Stadium was built in 1976 and underwent restorations in 2006 when the Asian Games were held. The first of the […]