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2013

Small Spaces Big Ideas

small spaces big ideas
November 2013,
Vol. 14
Issue 01.
kiwis big adventure facade

Affordable Hillside Home in New Zealand

Three designers jump-start their practice with an affordably built abode in New Zealand.
it takes a village exterior

Small and Modern: A Family Lakeside Getaway in Texas

A family matriarch enlisted an architect, an interior designer, a builder, and a landscape architect to help realize her vision for a diminutive, low-key lakeside getaway.
bernal heights garden home

A Two-Part Landscaping Renovation in San Francisco

In an unusual collaboration among birds, wind, and one of San Francisco’s leading landscape architects, a California designer has made a pair of unique outdoor living spaces—one low and one high.
mothers natures son

A Simple Geometric Bayfront Home in Chile

Mathias Klotz’s first project, a deceptively simple bayfront house in Chile was commissioned by his mom on a shoestring budget.
woodwork portland renovation dining room

Salvaged Wood Renovation in Portland

Custom woodwork and an open interior define a 520-square-foot backyard retreat for a busy family.
open plan concrete home japan exterior

Open-Plan Concrete Home in Japan

In Tokyo, Japan, where the houses are crammed cheek by jowl, two old friends from architecture school have created a 793-square-foot home out of canted concrete boxes.
compact cabin interior

Japanese Inspired Summer Retreat

An architect recasts a 1960s artist’s retreat in southeastern Norway.
hollywood cabin dining room

The Tiny Hollywood Home of Mad Men's Vincent Kartheiser

Mad Men’s Vincent Kartheiser has all he needs in his compact, 580-square-foot Hollywood abode.
vertical san francisco home exterior

A Compact Three-Story Brick Loft in San Francisco

Making the most of vertical space unleashes the potential of a petite San Francisco project.
big ideas sonoma complexes

Micro-Dwellings Across America

From crowded cities to a trailer park of tiny houses planned for Sonoma County, California, multiunit micro-housing complexes are popping up all across America.
berlin apartment interior

Inside Peter Fehrentz's Renovated Flat in Berlin

With a confident color palette and clever space-saving tricks, designer Peter Fehrentz transforms a 646-square-foot apartment in Berlin.
elevated deckhouse england exterior

An Elevated Deckhouse in England

A design-minded pair ensures that their tiny seaside getaway in Hampshire, England, is shipshape.
crown heights apartment living room

Space Saving Renovation in Brooklyn

A renovation in Brooklyn proves that the secret to living in compact quarters lies in the details.
chairway ontwerpstudio

Tiny Furniture: Diminutive Home Picks

Following suit with our November issue, Small Spaces Big Ideas, take a look at these helpful space-saving pieces.
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