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Practical Cabin GJ-9 Concept, Adaptable to Various Natural Settings

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Norway based Gudmundur Jonsson Arkitektkontor designed the project entitled Cabin GJ-9, a contemporary small home prototype, easily adaptable to a variety of settings. Developed for mass distribution, the concept of Cabin GJ-9 is highly practical and versatile.

Located in Bjergøy, Norway, the cabin displays an inspiring exterior defined by wood, glass and stone, camouflaged in its natural surrounding. Two volumes make up the welcoming home, one of them accommodating the private area, and the other the service zones. Connecting the two, there is a glazed pavilion containing the living and dining space. The interior atmosphere stays true to a cottage-like feel: wood is present throughout, while a stone fireplace and inviting seating units inspire relaxation...

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All We Need

All We Need | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
This pair of handy Portlanders doesn’t crave any more of Oregon’s territory than what’s taken up by their 704-square-foot home, hard-working garden, and smartly designed outdoor spaces.
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Backyard solutions to urban planning issues

Backyard solutions to urban planning issues | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
Hundreds of visitors flocked to a new, 420-square-foot cottage in West Berkeley to examine the tiny, sustainably designed "accessory home" as a possible wave of the future.
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Jay C. Estes's curator insight, May 21, 2013 6:43 AM

Hmmm, I seem to remember a similar concept known as Katrina Cottages, or Mississippi Cottages being discussed well before this.  Mississippi leading the way?

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Small House by Cooper Joseph Studio

Small House by Cooper Joseph Studio | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it
The owners asked for an efficient, off-the-grid, house that would be one with their site. It is a “diamond in the rough”, a precisely detailed modern structure within a rustic, agricultural farm.

 

The 850 square-foot, one bedroom, structure is anchored to the steep hillside with a series of retaining walls and cascading exterior decks each linked to an interior space. This act of at once embracing the hillside and relating inside and outside at every level is an ambitious concept for such a small house yet the one least intrusive to the natural topography. The circulation directs you to the views while the fenestration protects from the hot southern sun in favor of soft northern light. The main interior stair skewers the levels along the predominant central concrete wall. The exterior is predominantly light-grey zinc expressed in horizontal panels with articulated reveals running horizontally. Stained redwood is used for sunscreens and decking.

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The Aussie Cube

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A tiny house doesn't always mean a tiny build time. We managed to stretch our build out to well over six months, surprising given the footprint comes in at only at 9 sq m /100 sq ft.

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