This is a really gorgeous earthen brick hut, with great curves and aesthetics, this house stands out! It has a lofted bed above the bathroom section, but the rest is found on the ground floor in a open and flowing space. On one side is the kitchen, the other is the living space. It is also an interesting twist because earth brick houses are typically seen in third world nations, while Japan has some of the most stringent building standards for earthquakes. To marry this old world tradition, with a new process to develop incredibly strong bricks is really interesting.
Maria sent me this link to this Ultra Compact House in Japan, price tag? $500,000 USD.
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
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