So this is a pretty interesting one, I have serious doubts about this one, but here it goes. As we make our way to a oil-less future, hopefully sooner rather than later, the questions remains: what do we do with all the old infrastructure? One possible relic is the gas tanker. Now the Gas-off, no pun intended, of the internals of the tank leave me very skeptical. Perhaps a good scrub, then a grinding of the top inner layer might do it. But potentially we could be left with 10’s of thousands of these tankers, here is Aristede Antonas take on how to upcycle these.
Here is another unique house, the modified “C” shape is crafted from layered wood to create this shape. You can take in amazing views with the floor to ceiling windows. The interior has beautiful wood paneling that is sculpted to the contours of the structure, creating a seamless floor that flows into the wall, then the ceiling. You will no doubt notice the lack of amenities such as a kitchen or bathroom, but is that a bad thing?
What if you were to have several of these houses, each with its own purpose. This one to sleep in, the next to bathe in, another to dine in. It would almost make sense, the simplicity of the structure demands the simplicity in its function.
Here is a neat tiny house designed by Tommie Wilhelmsen. I have not been able to find a definite size, but it is certainly on the smaller side. This house had an interesting layout, with very defined areas for sleeping, eating, and leisure. One really nice thing about it is the odd shape creates great outdoor spaces.
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Tonight’s topic will be on design tools for small spaces.
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I recently discovered a Tiny House practically in my back yard. For those of you who have never heard of Asheville, NC, it is a small mountain city in western North Carolina. It is easily classified as a hippy town, a town of free spirits, also where I went to school. While I myself am not much of the hippy type, I enjoy the fact that the city is pretty progressive, eco-friendly and has a charm all its own. It is a great place to visit, so check it out.
Like I said, this Tiny House is being built in Asheville, inspired by Jay Shaffer’s designs. They did decide to go with a normal foundation of cement piers, which is the first I have seen. Here are some of their construction photos, you can read more about her process here