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5 Small Spaces with Flexible Furniture

These homes demonstrate how to maintain a high quality of life even when space is at a minimum.
November 23, 2015
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5 Dramatic Yet Tiny Backyard Buildings

These creative outbuilding designs give new meaning to the phrase "business in the front, party in the back."
November 23, 2015
Wave House Living Room and Terrace, Fujisawa, Japan

7 Relaxing Terraces

Even as temperatures outside plummet, a terrace can provide a point of outdoor connection all year round.
November 23, 2015
As they open, they fold and stack flush. There was no room for a pocket door since the oven is directly next to the partitioned-off space.

Space-Saving Designs in 6 Modern Homes

From elaborate built-ins to simple storage tricks, these dwellings offer object lessons in maximizing the use of space.
November 23, 2015
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6 Spaces Designed for Reading and Writing

The home library may be a relic of bygone domestic architecture—thanks in no small part to the digitization of reading and writing—but we still need secluded and comfortable spaces to gather our thoughts.
November 23, 2015
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A Warm, Luxurious New York City Duplex with a Dramatic Catwalk

Previously a photography studio, SPAN Architecture recast this two-level space as a loft-like residence that is rich in materials. To see a
November 22, 2015
White oak facade of 325 square-foot Wisconsin Cabin

A Small Wisconsin Cabin Filled with Multifunctional Furniture

This this eco-friendly forest retreat, designed and built by father-son architectural duo Bill and Daniel Yudchitz, wasn't their first foray into small space architecture. Back in the winter of 2009/10, the Yudchitzes built this 325 square-foot retreat: the Experimental Dwelling for a Greener Environment, or simply EDGE for short.
November 21, 2015
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A Clever Sunken Roof Fills a London Terrace House with Light

A London renovation resolves a family’s yearning for open air and greenery.
November 20, 2015
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6 Modern Houses in Portland

While primarily imagined as a cultural bastion, Portland is also a hub for architectural excellence.
November 20, 2015