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Aluminum Tiny House

Inside, there are modern conveniences: A unit comes with a bed, a toilet, a shower, a sink, a kitchenette with a fridge, a microwave, and a portable stove, etc., a TV, and air conditioning as standard. And yes, most of the interior fixtures are made of, you guessed it, aluminum.” – kotaku.com via Want to …

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1920′s House Restored into a Modern Home

Originally built in the 1920′s, this house in Kyoto, Japan has been beautifully renovated by Shimpei Oda Architect’s Office to create a modern minimalist home. The house is flanked by other houses, and measures approximately 4.1 meters (13.4 feet) by 12.8 meters (42 feet).” – Niall

Too Tiny? – This is a Room at the Nine Hours Hotel in Kyoto

This futuristic capsule hotel can be found in Kyoto, Japan. Called the Nine Hours hotel, it features state-of-the-art sleeping pods that are available for nine hours. The design of the minimalist hotel was led by Masaaki Hiromura and Takaaki Nakamura of Design Studio S.Capsule hotels are neither new nor a novelty in Japan, they’ve been …

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Tiny Houses in Japan

This story on Japanese Microhouses was a very popular this past week, I had several readers pass it along to me. Tiny houses are nothing new in Japan of course and it’s inspiring to see how their leading architectural designers transform tiny city lots with tiny homes that feel big inside. Read and Listen to this story …

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Beetle’s House

This tiny house designed by Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori and is now on display at the V&A Museum in London. It’s part of an exhibit called 1:1 – Architects Build Small Spaces. Nineteen architects were invited to submit proposals and seven were selected to be built at full-scale. Beetle’s house is designed to host an …

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Compact Japanese Modern Home

This is a 624 square foot modern home designed by architect Toyo Ito. I wanted to share it with you because it’s so simple and unusual and contains a lot of great ideas for redefining a simple shed form. Compact Japanese Modern Home

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