The small house movement also known as the tiny house movement celebrates minimalist living and the beauty of well-built compact spaces. Eco-friendly materials are often used and the small scale of these residences encourages clutter-free interiors. A large number of compact homes built in recent years have been modern in style as the simplicity of these small structures blends seamlessly with contemporary design.
The cantilevered roofs along with the lavish use of floor-to-ceiling glass windows ensure that there is plenty of natural ventilation along with some lovely views of the green that lay outside. While the common areas and the sitting space provides for some lovely views the bedrooms offer contrasting privacy which ensure that you have the best of both worlds.
But architect Antonino Cardillo has gone in a completely different direction by creating a home in Hyōgo overlooking Ōsaka bay Japan that takes the shape of an irregular polygon. While we are not sure if it was space constraints that led to the design or just the zest to try out a new form factor the end result seems pretty cool indeed.
That does not mean the indoors are bland by any means whatsoever. In fact the home itself compliments the surroundings wonderfully well and the extensive use of glass ensures that you have ample views of both the reservoir itself and some lovely landscape of the San Gabriel Mountains.
However underground houses are known to have excellent natural insulation and climactic regulation in all seasons. Situated partially beneath the tower the home opens through 4 fully glazed walls toward a sunken central courtyard.
Natanya in Israel might not be the place that you would be thinking about when you are dreaming of a lavish penthouse that opens up to offer you stunning views of the vast blue sky meeting the endless Mediterranean Sea on the horizon.
Our next featured compact living space is different in the fact that it is advertised as a four-bed retreat for guests rather than a residence. At the same time it can serve the function of your choice including filling your home office needs. Designed by Blue Forest a company known for their luxury tree houses eco-PERCH can be installed on site in around five days! An organic shape helps the dwelling to merge well with a variety of natural surroundings.