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A New 704 SF House in Portland, OR

Photo via the NY Times / Aaron Leitz

Articles on the topic of small-space living has become almost commonplace in the mainstream news lately. I’m still not sure if it’s indicative of a real trend, or if it’s an enticing enough subject that whenever someone comes out and builds a novel, small house under 1,000 s.f., it’s worthy of a feature.


“The Skinny” – A 12-Foot-Wide House in Seattle

“The Skinny” – A 12-Foot-Wide House in Seattle

I hesitate to call this a small house, because it hides 1400 S.F of floor area behind its svelte, 12-ft wide profile. However, context is everything, and the 2-bedroom home sits in a part of the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Seattle, where the average house is more than twice its size. Developed on a subdivided […]


100-SF Student Housing Prototype by Tengbom

Tengbom's 100-sf student house. All photos in this post  are by Bertil Herzberg and courtesy of Tengbom.

There’s a new, all-wood prototype for student housing on display at the Virserum Art Museum by the Swedish firm Tengbom  (self-proclaimed as the country’s oldest architecture firm). According to the firm, the project is the result of a collaboration between students at the University of Lund, Martinsons, a wood manufacturer, and A.F. Bostäder, a real estate […]


Architectural Death Ray: The Perils of Urban Living

Walkie Talkie Building. Creative Commons / Paul Wilkinson via flickr.

  This is not related to small houses, density, or building, but it is so amazing that I need to mention it. The Daily Mail reports that the Walkie Talkie Tower in London is melting bikes, cracked building tiles, and frying eggs, due to the curvature of its facade. There are great photos, diagrams and […]