Small Spaces

When you inhabit a small space, finding creative solutions are a must. Explore compact spaces, tiny houses, and studios that employ clever storage solutions. From multifunctional rooms, to space-saving hacks, to lofted living, these dwellings exhibit resourcefulness, flexibility, and style.

This Light-Bending Micro Apartment Will Make You Look Twice
This Light-Bending Micro Apartment Will Make You Look Twice
Miogui Architecture revamps a 137-square-foot Parisian flat with mirrors, color, and plenty of sunlight.
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The Rooms in This Tiny Apartment Change Size at the Push of a Button
Enorme Studio’s high-tech Beyome system aims to make compact homes live larger than their square footage.
This Prefab Company in Australia Wants to Be the Tesla of Home Building
Dimensions X is laying plans to deliver buyers planet-friendly prefabs that begin with a seamless online shopping experience.
Before & After: Wonderful Woodwork Turns a Tiny Suite Into a Full-Fledged Apartment
Before & After: Wonderful Woodwork Turns a Tiny Suite Into a Full-Fledged Apartment
BRCJ Designs upgrades a 280-square-foot guest studio in the Hollywood Hills with white oak cabinetry, terrazzo counters, and full-sized amenities.
You Can Power These New All-Electric Tiny Homes With Your Regular-Sized Home—or Even a Car
Three Scandi-inspired designs by Escape start at $43,600 and plug into a standard electrical outlet, an electric vehicle, or a solar array.
A Cramped 400-Square-Foot Apartment in Buenos Aires Gets Flowing Spaces and a Fresh Start
Architect Micaela Racca tore out every wall she could to create a continuous floor plan that maximizes space, storage, light, and air.
An Atypical Paint Job and a Dedicated Dog Cabin Complete This Clever $3K Camper-Van Conversion
Texas-based artist and designer Rachel Farrington was inspired by the rocky ground, prairie grass, sandstone, and bright open skies of the Southwestern U.S.—where she and her...
Design Magic Makes This 137-Square-Foot Parisian Flat Look Larger Than It Is
Mirror, mirror on the wall—is this the tiniest apartment of them all?
A Tiny Cabin in Finland Is a Creative Temple for Its Filmmaker Owner
Pirinen Salo Oy looks to church architecture and the illusions of cinema to craft an inspirational lakeside retreat.
Perched on a Portuguese Hilltop, an Inspiring Studio Lets Creativity Take Flight
Architecture firm Madeiguincho found inventive uses for windows and wood to craft a space for creating—or just relaxing.
Koto Just Unveiled a New Backyard Prefab Cabin for $75K
Koto Just Unveiled a New Backyard Prefab Cabin for $75K
Designed in collaboration with Garden Club London, the carbon-neutral retreat is a tiny slice of paradise.
An Architect Takes His Time in Building a Cozy Cabin in the Danish Countryside
Using recycled materials and by-hand techniques, Thomas Bossel of Pax Architects traded out refinement for rough-hewn edges to create an idyllic escape for his young family.
A Family in Japan Makes the Most of a Tight Space on an Even Tighter Budget
For a couple and their young daughter, In Studio designs a serene hillside home with clever interiors.
This Flat-Pack Prefab Is Designed With Remote Living in Mind
In Australia, a manufacturer and an architecture firm create an off-grid home that can be broken down and shipped across the world.
A Tiny Apartment in Hong Kong Uses Adaptable Joinery to Expand the Space
Sim-Plex Design Studio transforms a 504-square-foot flat for a young family with cleverly concealed storage and a private, lofted living space for their live-in helper.
A Pint-Sized Parisian Apartment Is Transformed Into a Refined Pied-à-Terre
MMNK overcomes the constraints of a complex floor plan to turn a cramped 592-square-foot space into an elegant home.
A 376-Square-Foot Apartment in Brazil Goes From Too Tight to Just Right
Architect Leandro Garcia revamps a one-bedroom dwelling to create a compact yet comfortable home for a mother and her 13-year-old son.
A Designer Builds a Scandinavian-Inspired Sauna That Floats Off the Maine Coast
In a break from his regular programming, lighting designer Brendan Ravenhill crafted a love letter to New England’s functional but cozy architecture.
A 1970s Flat in Poland Becomes a Ravishing Vacation Rental for $31K
Interior design studio Mistovia combines chunky terrazzo, glass bricks, shiny surfaces, and bold colors to dazzling effect.
At 820 Square Feet, This Glass-Ensconced Cabin Feels Bigger Than It Is
With its large covered porch and glazed walls, the Beaver Creek Cabin frames the forest like a picture.
A Madrid Artist’s Studio Is Filled With Sunlight, Texture, and Creative Inspiration
Zooco Estudio creates a sublime workspace on the top floor of a painter’s home.
To Design a Cabin in New Zealand, Its Architect Looked to the Sky
Birds fluttering overhead gave Barry Connor inspiration for the compact cabin, which is positioned for some of the most spectacular night-sky viewing in the world.
Rental Revamp: A Brooklyn Ceramicist Infuses a Timeworn Apartment With Her Signature Style
Recreation Center founder Josephine Heilpern transforms her run-down Crown Heights apartment into a cheerful space with an emphasis on functionality and pops of primary color.
Budget Breakdown: A Seattle Architect Crafts a Hardworking Shed for Just Over $2,200
A humble composition of two-by-fours, plywood, and polycarbonate, the Uphill Utilitarian is a flexible storage space and studio.
A Bare-Bones Hunting Shelter on Mallorca Becomes a Sunny Retreat
Mariana de Delás revitalizes an old stone hut, devising a portable “solar wheelbarrow” to recharge its batteries.
This Off-Grid Prefab Is All About Location, Location, Location
The sleek design from Stockholm-based iOhouse doesn’t rely on utility hookups, allowing you to live in luxury wherever you want.
A Luminous Micro-Home Peeks Above the Rooftops in Sydney
This Australian home feels larger than its 645 square feet thanks to white walls, plenty of outdoor connections, and loads of natural light.
This Timber Prefab by Manta North Is What Dreams Are Made Of
The Scandinavian-inspired prefab—a minimalist design that starts at $179K—is one family’s happy place by the sea.
A Cramped Attic Apartment in Madrid Is Revived With Mirrored Walls and a Blue Floor
Gon Architects transform a 323-square-foot urban dwelling owned by a music-loving journalist into a beach-inspired retreat with theatrical details.
A Slim Green Home in Vietnam Rises Like a Tendril Out of Concrete
Green and blue finishes inspired by nature fill a 13-foot-wide building in Ho Chi Minh City shared by a family and its tenants.