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Storage Solution for Small Houses: Useful Examples

04:00 - 18 March, 2019
Storage Solution for Small Houses: Useful Examples, Cabin on the Border / SO? Architecture&Ideas. Image Cortesía de SO?
Cabin on the Border / SO? Architecture&Ideas. Image Cortesía de SO?

Dense cities mean small homes. With more and more frequency we are forced to adapt to spaces within which some elements simply do not fit. As architects, these restrictions actually provide us with opportunities and remind us that our goal is to give precise solutions to specific problems. Designing with infinite number square meters and/or an unlimited budget is practically unheard of.

What's the key to accommodating everything? Let's review some effective storage solutions for minimum, tight spaces.

END THE ROC / nook architects. Image © Yago Partal Bazillion / YCL Studio. Image © Leonas Garbačauskas HB6B / Karin Matz. Image Cortesía de Karin Matz Gorki / Ruetemple. Image Cortesía de Ruetemple + 33

House Plans Under 50 Square Meters: 26 More Helpful Examples of Small-Scale Living

10:00 - 20 January, 2019
House Plans Under 50 Square Meters: 26 More Helpful Examples of Small-Scale Living

Designing the interior of an apartment when you have very little space to work with is certainly a challenge. We all know that a home should be as comfortable as possible for its inhabitants, but when we have only a few square meters to work with and the essential functions of the home to distribute, finding an efficient layout is not easy. Following our popular selection of houses under 100 square meters, we've gone one better: a selection of 26 floor plans between 20 and 50 square meters to inspire you in your own spatially-challenged designs.

Bent, Not Broken: The Natural Process of Shaping Fantastic Wooden Forms

08:00 - 7 June, 2018
Bent, Not Broken: The Natural Process of Shaping Fantastic Wooden Forms, Masonic Amphitheatre, Design/Build Lab at Virginia Tech. Image © Jeff Goldberg - ESTO
Masonic Amphitheatre, Design/Build Lab at Virginia Tech. Image © Jeff Goldberg - ESTO

Even as technology advances—leaving many of the old ways of building obsolete—certain traditional crafts and building techniques continue to captivate our imaginations with their simple ingenuity and unimpeachable effectiveness. Although used for millennia, the process of temporarily turning rigid members of wood into pliable, twistable, bendable noodles of lumber remains a favorite woodworker’s trick, capable of producing whimsical transformations and otherworldly forms from the most natural of materials.

BENT Workshop, Department of Architectural Science, Genova University. Image © Anna Positano TRILUX Pavilion, Future Cities Lab. Image © Peter Prato Masonic Amphitheatre, Design/Build Lab at Virginia Tech. Image © Jeff Goldberg - ESTO Saw-Mill Shelter, Architectural Association School of Architecture. Image Courtesy of Rolando Madrigal Torres + 27

Riviera Cabin / llabb

11:00 - 14 March, 2018
Riviera Cabin / llabb, © Anna Positano
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  • Architects

  • Location

    La Spezia, SP, Italy
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Luca Scardulla, Federico Robbiano with Beatrice Piola and Floria Bruzzone
  • Area

    35.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

House 2 - Counter City / Alice

12:00 - 7 June, 2017
House 2 - Counter City / Alice, © Anna Positano
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Toni-Areal, Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zürich, Switzerland
  • Category

  • Area

    240.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2917
  • Photographs

Varigrafica Printing Factory / Massimo Adario

05:00 - 28 January, 2016
Varigrafica Printing Factory / Massimo Adario, © Anna Positano
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Experimental Structure of Bent Wood Takes Shape in Genoa

14:00 - 4 January, 2016
Experimental Structure of Bent Wood Takes Shape in Genoa, © Anna Positano
© Anna Positano

Over a four day period during the New Generations Festival, curators Edouard Cabay (Appareil, ES) and Margherita Del Grosso (MaDGStudio, IT) led an experimental workshop within a shipyard at the Historical Center of Genoa that resulted in a "Bent" installation inspired by navel construction.

"By bending wood into an (in)habitable structure reminiscent of naval craft, a dialogue was created between the medieval urban fabric of Genoa and its tradition as maritime city," says the curators. "Although is still at the heart of the city's economy, its industry has been relegated to the margins of Genoa, generating conflict and ambiguity between the shore and the urban fabric. The workshop provided an occasion to mend this detachment through an architectural installation that, rather than bringing the city towards the sea, brings the marine element back into the urban fabric."

New School In Piazza Delle Erbe / PFP Architekten

01:00 - 8 July, 2014
New School In Piazza Delle Erbe / PFP Architekten, © Anna Positano
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Office Building / Carlo Bagliani + Antonio Norero

01:00 - 31 December, 2013
© Giovanna Silva
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Farmstead Refurbishment / Carlo Bagliani

01:00 - 28 December, 2013
Farmstead Refurbishment / Carlo Bagliani, © Anna Positano
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Underground Garage / Carlo Bagliani

01:00 - 25 December, 2013
Underground Garage  / Carlo Bagliani, © Anna Positano
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© Anna Positano © Nuvola Ravera © Anna Positano © Anna Positano + 12

Water Treatment Plant / AWP

00:00 - 29 November, 2012
Water Treatment Plant / AWP, © Anna Positano
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  • Architects

    AWP
  • Location

    Évry, France
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Marc Armengaud, Matthias Armengaud, Alessandra Cianchetta
  • Collaborators

    Miguel La Parra Knapman, Joseph Jabbour, David Perez
  • Client

    Communauté d’agglomération
  • Area

    6,000 m2
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs