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North Bondi House / James Garvan Architecture

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North Bondi, Australia

What to Expect from Interiors of the Future

In 2018, the UN released an article stating that 55% of the world’s population already lived in urban areas, predicting that by 2050 this percentage would reach 68%. This trend toward greater urbanization carries with it several implications regarding environmental degradation and social inequality. According to National Geographic, urban growth increases air pollution, endangers animal populations, promotes the loss of urban tree cover, and heightens the likelihood of environmental catastrophes such as flash flooding. These health hazards and catastrophic phenomena may be more likely to impact poorer populations, as larger cities tend to demonstrate higher rates of economic inequality and uncontrolled growth tends to produce unequal distributions of space, services, and opportunities.

To mitigate these negative effects of urbanization, designers are increasingly prioritizing sustainability and the maximization of available space – allowing more people to occupy less space with a smaller footprint.

Courtesy of Seura Batipin Flat / studioWOK. Image © Federico Villa Casa da Escrita / João Mendes Ribeiro. Image © do mal o menos Studio 45 / Marston Architects. Image © Katherine Lu + 13

Storage Solution for Small Houses: Useful Examples

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

Machiya House / Downie North Architects

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Balmain, Australia

Studio 45 / Marston Architects

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  • Architects: Marston Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  45.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016

Double Life House / Breathe Architecture

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Surry Hills, Australia

Paramount House Hotel / Breathe Architecture

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Surry Hills, Australia
  • Architects: Breathe Architecture
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: GRAPHISOFT, De Fazio Tiles and Stone, Dulux, Flos, Jardan +19

Inside Outside House / Alchemy Architecture

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Lilyfield, Australia

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.

Preston House / Sydesign + Lot 1 Design

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Five Dock, Australia
  • Interior Designers: Lot 1 Design, Sydesign
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  404.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017

Matraville Residence / TZANNES

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Sydney, Australia
  • Architects: TZANNES
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  290.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018

OP9 House / Office 88

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  • Architects: Office 88
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  570.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018

Doorzien House / Bijl Architecture

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Sydney, Australia
  • Architects: Bijl Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  214.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017

10 Tiny Apartments Under 38 Square Meters and Their Axonometric Drawings

Finding an efficient configuration for a small apartment is not an easy task. Basic housing programs should be distributed in minimal spaces without losing comfort. Below, we have made a selection of 10 apartments under 38 square meters to inspire you.

GitarrenHaus / BIJL Architecture

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Castlecrag, Australia
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  285.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017

World Photo Day 2017: Our Readers’ 100 Most-Bookmarked Architectural Photographs

This August 19th is World Photo Day, which celebrates photography on the anniversary of the day on which France bought the patent for the daguerreotype, one of the earliest photographic processes, and released it to the world for free in 1839. At ArchDaily, we understand the importance of photography in architecture—not only as a tool for recording designs, but also as a discipline that many of us enjoy. To celebrate the occasion, we decided to reveal the most popular images ever published on ArchDaily, as selected by you, our readers. Using data gathered from My ArchDaily, we have ranked the 100 most-saved images from our database; read on to see them.

Day Street Apartments / Tzannes + Loftex

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  • Architects: Loftex, Tzannes
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  10000.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017