AV Houses, São Paulo, Brazil by Corsi Hirano Arquitetos
The line of the roof extends out over the extruded glass-fronted boxes that house the staircases, creating shelters over the entrances. Half the residences have these stairs at the front and half have them at the rear. Each home has an open-plan living space on the ground floor with two bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs, plus a small garden and an extra shower room out the back.
Caux Collective Redirects: Storage Container Housing
In an age when many of the world’s largest cities face housing problems, with over-populated urban sprawls and first-time buyers finding it harder than ever to get themselves into the ultra-competitive housing market, an unlikely proposition has been brought to the table by a number of creative architects who have, for a change, been thinking inside the box.
The Japanese know their way around when it comes to minimalism. They’re especially known for their very minimalist style homes which can sometimes be packed into very small spaces.
This home called the ‘House of Hiyoshi’ and has been designed by EANA. It fits into a compact 45 square metres. The home is comprised of three floors over the small space and is super minimal inside and out.
LIVING ON THE EDGE
Cliff House by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects
This project is the first of a series of projects for a large 455 acre site on Nova Scotia’s Atlantic coast. This pure box in the landscape is precariously perched off a bedrock cliff to heighten one’s experience of the landscape through a sense of vertigo and a sense of floating on the sea. This strategy features the building’s fifth elevation - its ‘belly’.
This modest 960 square foot cabin functions as a rustic retreat. Its main level (16x44) contains a great room with a north cabinet wall, along with a service core. The open loft (16x16) is a sleeping perch. A large south-facing deck allows the interior stage to flow outward through the large windows.