So this is a rather interesting story, the owner sleeps on a yoga mat, the site, a former meth lab. I don’t have a clue why you would sleep on concrete with only a yoga mat, but that’s what the owner wanted when he described what he was looking for:
Imagine for a moment you’re an architect. You’ve got a client – a really nice guy – who tells you he sleeps on a yoga mat on the floor. And he wants a home that is so stripped of ornament that, to some eyes, it will seem stark and cold. Also, he’s a very private person who wants a place of quiet solitude, but located in a dense urban neighborhood.
Interesting proposition for an architect, but I really like the results!
The founder of TreeHugger.com has launched a new program where he has purchased a 420 square foot apartment and is taking ideas on how to design the space. The winner gets their plan implemented and $70,000! He just put out this very good video about the project and downsizing.
With some design and technology magic, we think 420 square feet can allow for working at home, space for 2 guests to stay over, a sit-down dinner for 12, lounge space for 8, and maybe even a steam room.
To find the best designs, Graham created Life Edited with Mutopo and Jovoto as an open challenge to design an ultra low footprint space. We’re inviting people to propose, discuss and evaluate designs with the goal of inspiring people to consider small living spaces.
Inspired by onion rings, the table can be expanded from half moon shape to full circle; Playing a multipurpose furniture role. This design is from Isariya Boon, what I really like about this table is that for most of the time it can serve as a half table, up against a wall. It would be perfect to place your keys, phone etc right inside the door of a Tiny House, but you could pull it out for a full table for dinner with friends.