Collection by Luke Hopping

Seriously Tiny (and Slightly Strange) Hangouts That Push the Limits of Micro-Living

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Could you vacation in a house the width of a truck? How about unwind in a sauna so lightweight it can be towed behind a bike? A new book of miniatures dares us to think small.

Rebecca Roke's Nanotecture, a compact compendium of over 300 tiny built things, is available to preorder now through Phaidon. Preview a few of the collection's most surprising projects here.

Exbury Egg, PAD Studio and Stephen Turner, 2013 Constructed with traditional yacht-building techniques, this…
Bicycle Sauna, H3T Architects, 2011 Equipped with the necessary hookups to tow behind a tandem bike, this…
Cristal Bubble, by Pierre Stéphane Dumas, 2014 This plastic-wrapped hotel room debuted in France, yet its inflatable…
Diogene, Renzo Piano, 2014 Italian architect Renzo Piano designed this short-term meditation hut, which is perfectly…
OTIS, Lucas Brown/Green Mountain College, 2013 Professor Lucas Brown realized this tiny house, which can be towed on a…
Inflatable Space, Penttinen Schöne, 2010 Commissioned as an interactive arts project in Essex, England, this swollen,…
Glass House, Santambrogiomilano, 2012 All glass houses privilege their surroundings over themselves, this Milanese one…
GRID, Carter Williamson Architects, 2012 Envisioned as emergency housing for after tsunamis, this steel prefab from…
Shelter No. 2, Broisson Architects, 2008 This prefab made mostly of recycled materials is modest, but not too modest…
Preorder Nanotecture to see more pint-sized design, from dog houses to cabins.
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