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.

How to Furnish a Small-Space Bedroom
How to Furnish a Small-Space Bedroom
Space-saving solutions from Room & Board beautifully make the most of compact bedrooms.
 - a year ago
"Where Should I Keep My...?": Solving the Ultimate Small Space Dilemmas
"Where Should I Keep My...?": Solving the Ultimate Small Space Dilemmas
Squeeze every last bit of storage space out of your dwelling, no matter its size.
 - a year ago
An Austin Prefab Company Debuts a Tiny Office You Can Build in Four Hours
An Austin Prefab Company Debuts a Tiny Office You Can Build in Four Hours
Shipped flat to your door, Novi is a 96-square-foot studio that requires no previous construction experience.
 - a year ago
A Modern Micro-House in Portland Clad in Local Fir
A Modern Micro-House in Portland Clad in Local Fir
Small in footprint, but grand in presentation, a 250-square-foot accessory dwelling unit provides cozy accommodations equipped with multifunctional furniture.
 - a year ago
Toronto's Story Pod Doubles as a Lending Library and Community Hub
Toronto's Story Pod Doubles as a Lending Library and Community Hub
In the historic downtown core of Newmarket, Ontario, in the Greater Toronto area, sits the Story Pod—an abstract black box filled with stacks of books.
 - a year ago
6 Best Dwell UK Apartments
6 Best Dwell UK Apartments
Across the North Atlantic in the United Kingdom, you may spot subtle variations in style when it comes to the architecture and interior design of apartments.
 - a year ago
In This Compact Barcelona Apartment, Space Is Maximized With Smart Material Choices
In This Compact Barcelona Apartment, Space Is Maximized With Smart Material Choices
In the heart of Poblenou, a neighborhood in Barcelona that was once the epicenter of industry in the 19th century, rising real estate prices mean that people are finding better...
 - a year ago
6 Ways to Declutter and Free Up Space in Your Bedroom
6 Ways to Declutter and Free Up Space in Your Bedroom
A well-designed bedroom should encourage you to unwind and unplug from the chores and activities of the day and enjoy a deep, restful sleep—but that’s not always the case.
 - a year ago
Hit the Road With This Shou-Sugi-Ban Trailer Asking Just Under $50K
Hit the Road With This Shou-Sugi-Ban Trailer Asking Just Under $50K
ESCAPE One is a road-ready tiny home with 276 square feet of adaptable space.
 - a year ago
10 Small Apartments by a Hong Kong Design Studio That Are Less Than 1,000 Square Feet
10 Small Apartments by a Hong Kong Design Studio That Are Less Than 1,000 Square Feet
A pragmatic Hong Kong-based design studio finds solutions to the challenges that come with small space living.
 - a year ago
A New Concept For Modular, Affordable Housing Is Coming to London's Vacant Buildings
A New Concept For Modular, Affordable Housing Is Coming to London's Vacant Buildings
A forward-thinking architectural practice partners with a premier property guardian to create a concept for high-quality housing that's environmentally-friendly and affordable.
 - a year ago
11 Hidden Beds in Small Homes
11 Hidden Beds in Small Homes
Not everyone has the luxury of having multiple bedrooms in their homes—but that’s nothing to lose sleep over.
 - a year ago
What Looks Like a Single Dwelling in Melbourne Actually Holds Six Walk-Up Apartments
What Looks Like a Single Dwelling in Melbourne Actually Holds Six Walk-Up Apartments
Located in the suburb of Richmond in Melbourne, Australia, Coppin Street Apartments consists of five one-bedroom units and one two-bedroom unit with a unified facade—all of which...
 - a year ago
A Smart Layout Maximizes Space in This Compact Urban Beach Apartment in Barcelona
A Smart Layout Maximizes Space in This Compact Urban Beach Apartment in Barcelona
Though small in size, this cozy little renovated apartment for two in Barcelona’s beachside neighborhood of La Barceloneta has a bright and breezy feel.
 - a year ago
Ori by Yves Béhar Is the New Robotic Furniture System Poised to Transform Urban Living
Ori by Yves Béhar Is the New Robotic Furniture System Poised to Transform Urban Living
Developed with technology out of the MIT Media Lab and designed by Fuseproject, the mobile, modular furniture system is now available to preorder.
 - a year ago
Modern, Lofted Beds For Tiny Spaces
Modern, Lofted Beds For Tiny Spaces
For the spatially challenged, think vertically: Lofted beds make every inch count.
 - a year ago
An Archaeological Renovation Adds Precious Space to a Tiny Boston Apartment
An Archaeological Renovation Adds Precious Space to a Tiny Boston Apartment
In Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood, where space is tight and the cost of a home averages close to $1,000 per square foot, architect Chris Greenawalt of Bunker Workshop dug up...
 - a year ago
10 Best Dwell Studios and Modern Apartments
10 Best Dwell Studios and Modern Apartments
The well-worn saying that "size does matter" has never been truer in this age of shrinking resources and soaring costs.
 - a year ago
A Golden, Egg-Shaped Sauna Signifies the Rebirth of a Swedish Mining Town
A Golden, Egg-Shaped Sauna Signifies the Rebirth of a Swedish Mining Town
Artist duo Mats Bigert and Lars Bergström build a public art installation to commemorate the relocation of an entire city in Northern Sweden.
 - a year ago
An Angled Cabin in British Columbia Makes an Ideal Island Retreat
An Angled Cabin in British Columbia Makes an Ideal Island Retreat
Vancouver-based Hinterland Design assembles a small team of craftsmen to build and finish this modern Valdes Island hideaway in just five weeks.
 - a year ago
10 Tiny Homes You Can Build
10 Tiny Homes You Can Build
With a small budget, an open mind, and perhaps a little help from your friends, there's nothing stopping you from building your own tiny home.
 - a year ago
8 Modern In-Law Units
8 Modern In-Law Units
You may recognize an Accessory Dwelling Unit (or ADU) by one of its many other names, including in-law unit, granny flat, laneway house, or sidekick house.
 - a year ago
Gestalten's New Book Shows How to Transform Small Spaces Into Design Marvels
Gestalten's New Book Shows How to Transform Small Spaces Into Design Marvels
Gone is the suburban flight of yesterday. These days, more people around the world are moving into cities by choice—and as a result, space has become a precious commodity.
 - a year ago
10 Functional Pieces For Small Space Living
10 Functional Pieces For Small Space Living
Multifunctional furniture can make a small space a lot more livable.
 - a year ago
10 Space-Saving Interiors For Multifunctional Living
10 Space-Saving Interiors For Multifunctional Living
Given the movement of inhabiting smaller, more modest homes, dedicated rooms and room-specific furniture are becoming more and more rare.
 - a year ago
Slim Is in For These 10 Skinny Homes
Slim Is in For These 10 Skinny Homes
As cities grow denser, the popularity of infill development rises. These homes, built to be tall and narrow, are otherwise known as skinny houses.
 - a year ago
A Renovated Flat in Moshe Safdie's Habitat '67
A Renovated Flat in Moshe Safdie's Habitat '67
A flat renovated by a pair of fashion insiders breathes new life into architect Moshe Safdie's iconic Habitat '67 building.
 - 6 years ago
This Growing Family Maximizes Every Last Inch in Their 850-Square-Foot Apartment
This Growing Family Maximizes Every Last Inch in Their 850-Square-Foot Apartment
A dated apartment in Milan receives a gut renovation.
 - 2 years ago
A Nest-Like Addition, Shape-Shifting Spaces, and More Make This Week's 10 Best Houses
A Nest-Like Addition, Shape-Shifting Spaces, and More Make This Week's 10 Best Houses
Had a busy week? Catch up with all these homes from the last few days.
 - 2 years ago
A 16-Foot-Wide Triplex Is Cleverly Reconfigured to Feel Extra Spacious
A 16-Foot-Wide Triplex Is Cleverly Reconfigured to Feel Extra Spacious
Within just 580 square feet, a New York architect carves out a comfortable “vertical loft”—no clutter in sight.
 - 2 years ago