Constrained by minimal square footage, small houses run the risk of feeling cramped and claustrophobic. The best solutions often involve copious amounts of natural light.
A prefab prototype by Finnish designer Linda Begroth couldn’t get any brighter. The wood-framed and glass-walled structure will make its occupants feel like they’re sleeping outside. Photo by Arsi Ikäheimonen.
By staggering the slabs that make up the three floors of a slim townhouse in Sweden, architect Elding Oscarson allowed light to flood all the way from the roof to the ground-floor kitchen. Photo by Mark Seelen.