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.

Among the more interesting inclusions in the book's “Salvaged” category is Jay Nelson’s Honda Civic camper.
In Kulusuk, East Greenland, Haukur Sirgurdsson enjoys the reflections of a large lake speckled with floating ice chunks.
Anka Lamprecht and Lukas Wezel shared their rustic domicile in a valley in Grotli, Norway.
Sebastian Heise’s wooden structure, seemingly atilt, overlooks a green valley in Oberwiesenthal, Germany.
DIY touches define this three-tiered, 182-square-foot studio, belonging to artist and engineer Steve Sauer.
Hal Colombo's 68-square-foot Seattle guesthouse, which he proudly describes as "funky," includes a full tub, planted...
Both a workspace and sauna, this 34-square-foot hut, which belongs to Finnish artist Helle Kvamme, mixes business and...
Designed and built by Diedricksen himself, the Periscope was intended to be a treehouse, but its tall, elongated form...
The Vermont-based Jamaica Cottage Shop built this 132-square-foot writer's retreat using a super durable timber-frame...
Designed by Taliesin student Dave Frazee, the Miner's Shelter in Scottsdale, Arizona, is a 45-square-foot dwelling that...
Among the three pavilions are the standard comforts of any home: A kitchen, living space, and dining area are situated...
“We did our best to tuck the buildings into the site—the goal was to get up high on a perch.
To keep the project close to their $10,000 budget, the family looked for bargains whenever possible.
When the Ferguson Sauder family—parents Meg, a school counselor, and Tim, a design instructor, plus kids Cole, Olive,...
The Element House stands on pylons, creating the illusion it hovers over the desert floor.
Each prefabricated unit is covered in aluminum but built from SIPS: Structurally Insulated Panels that consist of thick...
Working with a limited budget, First Lamp designed and built one principle architectural flourish: exposed Douglas fir...
The studio occupies the corner of a backyard filled with carefully-tended plants.
Architect Ernesto Bedmar had previously converted an unused alley into a loft.
The new floor plan maximizes social areas and minimizes sleeping spaces through the creation of “micro” bedrooms that...
By reducing the bedroom to its essentials and filling it with windows, the El Cosmico staff has made this small space...
The Leaf House is a lightweight, mobile trailer that was carefully engineered to weigh less than 5,000 pounds.
Katrina Manzo explains the pair’s 44-square-foot mobile prototype as “both reductive and luxurious.” Its automotive...
In the living room, there is an iron fireplace by Danish manufacturer Aduro.
Finney is an architect as well as a former habitation module designer at NASA, where he mocked up rest-eat-sleep spaces...
Inside, Kaiser crafted a curved interior that matches the silo's circular footprint.
Kaiser added ten inches of spray foam insulation between the exterior shell and the interior of the house.
Tonko positioned the "lens" of the building to look over the Rhine Valley below.
Architect Christian Tonko played with a double metaphor when designing the Camera Lucida studio.
Architect Jesse Garlick’s rural Washington vacation home references its rugged surroundings.

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