Chameleon House: Anderson and Anderson Architecture: 2006
While this home in Lake Michigan, MI, USA might not be particularly small, the majority of the buildings space is above level one, resulting in minimal impact on the land surrounding it.
Fixed two feet from the wall panelling, recycled polyethelene slats skirt the wall in an attempt to the make the structure’s scale appear smaller.
The designer specifically wanted the building to stick out from and contrast the landscape, this mimicking the local farm buildings lack of place in the surroundings.
The height of the structure is supported by the use of a steel moment frame which is strong enough to keep the building supported, while allowing for loft areas in the home.
Extreme transformer home in Hong Kong: Gary Chang’s 24 rooms in 1
The Tiny Transforming Apartment That Packs Eight Rooms into 420 Square Feet
Living in New York City isn’t all adventure and dynamism. Unless you are wealthy the way no real person is, you probably have to settle for a living space that is cramped and cluttered. It is the project of Graham Hill, entrepreneur and treehugger.com founder, to come up with an ideal New York apartment—one with a small footprint, both physically and environmentally, and one that offers just as much beauty and functionality as a pad multiple times its size.
Hill’s Life Edited apartment is a constantly evolving space. He is always tinkering and researching, looking to streamline the already spare cube in SoHo to its bare necessities. Still, what exists now seems completely livable with very few compromises. Even for a pack-rat like myself, there is an allure to its simplicity.
When you walk in, you encounter what is, at first glance, a small studio apartment. Within that cube are actually 8 functional spaces. The living room and office become the bedroom with a tug of a bookshelf. Open one of the closets and you’ll find 10 stackable chairs that go around a telescopic dining table for large dinner parties. An entire guest room with bunk-beds and a closet is revealed behind a wall that slides out on tracks. And of course, a well-equipped kitchen and bathroom await.
I’ve waited my whole adult life for this desk.
Bran Ferren has spent 4 years and millions of dollars constructing the most audacious exploration vehicle ever built.
It’s mission: Take his 4-year-old daughter camping.