Tiny Homes: How Architects Fit Luxury Into A Tiny Footprint

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While most of us are looking for ways to get more space, there is a growing trend of going small. As the world’s population grows and space becomes a luxury, cramped living spaces in major urban centers, such as the notoriously small apartments found in New York City, have become increasingly popular. Whether as a result of that population growth or not, architects have recently begun paying attention to small design, crafting incredibly unique homes that allow for luxury living in a relatively small spaces.

These tiny homes, however, are not limited to converted shed houses and rustic log cabins in vast forests. To showcase this, below are three tiny and unique homes that break the mold when it comes to small-space design. Small, efficient, but beautiful design is not only found on yachts and moving vessels, some are found in the heart of large urban cities, hopefully as an example for small-space home designs of the future.

1. The Eco Perch Treehouse
Looking to get away? The Eco Perch may just be the home you are looking for. Coming in at just under 400 square feet, this incredibly compact tree house uses organic geometry in its design to maximize space. What’s even better, the pre-fabricated home is completely mobile, and can be set up in just five days. (source)

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2. Loftcube
Similar in idea and square footage, the Loftcube is the tree house for the city dweller. This mobile prefab home is designed to be placed on the rooftops of existing buildings, allowing for a maximization of unused properties. While there is limited information on how plumbing and electric are installed in the tiny house, there are variable models to cover a range of needs, including a two-story model for those looking for something a little less tiny. (source)
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3. The Mizuishi Architect Atelier Triangle House
Sometimes, the house you build is determined by the land you build it on. That is the exact situation that was faced by Mizuishi Architect Atelier when they were hired to create a home on an irregularly shaped, triangular wedge of land. Making the most of the available property as possible, the architects incorporated bump-outs, skylights and select double-height spaces in order to make the angular nature of the home’s design less imposing. (source)
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