7 Cozy Modern Box Homes

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July 22, 2013
With shapes ranging from perfect cubes to rectangular prisms, these seven box homes teach their inhabitants to be happy with less.
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   In contrast to its severe, futuristic exterior, the Boxhome is all warm wood and natural coloring on the inside. The lack of storage space inside the home means residents must accept “an anti-consumerist philosophy,” and adapt to a simpler lifestyle.Photo by Pia Ulin.

     

    In contrast to its severe, futuristic exterior, the Boxhome is all warm wood and natural coloring on the inside. The lack of storage space inside the home means residents must accept “an anti-consumerist philosophy,” and adapt to a simpler lifestyle.

    Photo by Pia Ulin.

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   The simple geometric silhouette of the Field House fits perfectly into the lifestyle of its owner, Dr. Robert Geller. Geller, who says he needs “to live in an area that has four seasons,” uses his whole Wisconsin home as an extension of the upstairs observatory, watching the seasons change from his windows as he watches the stars from his roof. Photo by Tom Fowlks.  Photo by: Tom Fowlks

     

    The simple geometric silhouette of the Field House fits perfectly into the lifestyle of its owner, Dr. Robert Geller. Geller, who says he needs “to live in an area that has four seasons,” uses his whole Wisconsin home as an extension of the upstairs observatory, watching the seasons change from his windows as he watches the stars from his roof. Photo by Tom Fowlks.

    Photo by: Tom Fowlks

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   With its stilted base and harsh black walls, the Watanabe Residence makes no attempt to explain its presence on Japan’s Izu Peninsula. Though it rebels against its environment visually, this blocky home comes with a long list of sustainable, Earth-friendly features. Photo by Alessio Guarino.  Photo by: Alessio Guarino

     

    With its stilted base and harsh black walls, the Watanabe Residence makes no attempt to explain its presence on Japan’s Izu Peninsula. Though it rebels against its environment visually, this blocky home comes with a long list of sustainable, Earth-friendly features. Photo by Alessio Guarino.

    Photo by: Alessio Guarino

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   A Houston home with a clean corrugated metal exterior and a rectangular façade was designed to stand out against the elaborate, sprawling houses so common in Texas today. Photo by Daniel Hennessy.   Photo by: Daniel Hennessy

     

    A Houston home with a clean corrugated metal exterior and a rectangular façade was designed to stand out against the elaborate, sprawling houses so common in Texas today. Photo by Daniel Hennessy

    Photo by: Daniel Hennessy

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   The dark wooden exterior of Small, one unit of a four-house compound in Cambridge, helps it melt into its natural background. Photo by Adam Friedberg.  Photo by: Adam Friedberg

     

    The dark wooden exterior of Small, one unit of a four-house compound in Cambridge, helps it melt into its natural background. Photo by Adam Friedberg.

    Photo by: Adam Friedberg

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   An unassuming white cube in Nagoya, Japan, is more than it appears at first glance, with a flower shop on the ground level and an apartment above. Photo by Takashi Homma.   Photo by: Takashi Homma

     

    An unassuming white cube in Nagoya, Japan, is more than it appears at first glance, with a flower shop on the ground level and an apartment above. Photo by Takashi Homma

    Photo by: Takashi Homma

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  Open and uncomplicated by design, 704-square-foot box home in Portland, Oregon, helps keep residents Katherine Bovee and Matt Kirkpatrick organized and connected to one another and to their neighborhood. Photo by John Clark.  Photo by: John Clark

    Open and uncomplicated by design, 704-square-foot box home in Portland, Oregon, helps keep residents Katherine Bovee and Matt Kirkpatrick organized and connected to one another and to their neighborhood. Photo by John Clark.

    Photo by: John Clark

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