I found this great gem today, it is only 320 square feet, but loaded with a strong aesthetic appeal. The architects wanted think about want is truly necessary in a home in response to our ever growing housing. They identified a few key things that every person needs: place to sleep, eat, bathe and commune with fellowship. I think they have done an excellent job in reducing the form to its most basic elements.
The house features geothermal heating and these large doors that roll over the glass to trap in heat or cool air depending on the season. What I am really glad to see is the inverse roof; often on designs similar to this, they use a flat roof to go along with the modern aesthetic, but the roof is more practical, allows for thermal cooling and helps facilitate water catchment.
This interesting hut, designed to be setup without any foundation, it is very low impact in that sense. I think what I might like more than the house, is the land, how gorgeous is that view! It features a small bathroom and a small kitchen, but hide them from view allowing a blank space to be organized in many ways to suite your needs. The house itself uses solar panels and water catchment to be off the grid.
So this is a rather interesting story, the owner sleeps on a yoga mat, the site, a former meth lab. I don’t have a clue why you would sleep on concrete with only a yoga mat, but that’s what the owner wanted when he described what he was looking for:
Imagine for a moment you’re an architect. You’ve got a client – a really nice guy – who tells you he sleeps on a yoga mat on the floor. And he wants a home that is so stripped of ornament that, to some eyes, it will seem stark and cold. Also, he’s a very private person who wants a place of quiet solitude, but located in a dense urban neighborhood.
Interesting proposition for an architect, but I really like the results!
This interesting Micro House is an interesting approach to the needs of day to day life. Taking space utilization to an extreme, the designers have taken very practical approaches to meeting the needs of the resident.
From the outside, the micro compact Paco House is a tiny cube, measuring three meters square. The contemporary prefab home boasts a minimal white facade devoid of details, yet it’s oddly intriguing. Designed with space efficiency in mind, Paco House was created with a minimal footprint – both physically and environmentally speaking – in order to blend into its environment with little impact to its surroundings. Because of its small dimensions, Paco doesn’t require an infrastructure. Eighty per cent of the home is manufactured in a plant, allowing for customization to the home and virtually endless possibilities for geographic placement. Paco House packs alternative energies into its small but oh-so-sweet design. This eco-friendly self-contained accommodation features solar and wind energy, water recycling and a biodegradable toilet.
Not Safe For Work (nothing too bad, just not work appropriate) More photos / Via
Safe for work here
I had a heck of a time trying to find more information about this apartment. Here is what I know, it is roughly 7.5 meters, it is in Japan, yeah that’s it. The center block I think mainly consists of stairway, so you simply climb up the middle and exit there to the perimeter of the apartment. There does seem to be shades for privacy, but the bathroom is still left open.
If anyone know more about this please chime in.