8 Innovative Small Space Solutions for Ultimate Relaxation

Relax and enjoy the comfort of your home with just a few additions like a nice bathtub, lighting, plants, and more.

Picture your outdoor space, no matter its size, transformed into an oasis of calm. Tight quarters need not be a barrier to relaxation; they present a challenge ripe for innovative solutions. Small Space Solutions for Your Relaxation Oasis From multitasking furnishings to vertical greenery, the ideas ahead will demonstrate how to engineer serenity into even […]

Balmain Rock House

Balmain, Australia – Benn & Pena Architects Built Area: 130.0 m2Year Built: 2017Photographs:  Tom Ferguson Initially, Balmain Rock House started off as a restoration and extension project to an existing sandstone cottage. However, as the project progressed, it became a work for a contemporary new building. The design, which optimizes the use of natural light, was […]

Kaggeboda House

Norrtälje, Sweden – AndrénFogelström Kaggeboda, KolmanBoye Built Area: 62.0 m2 Year Built: 2013 Photographs:  James Silverman Photography A small and unique summer home, Kaggeboda is made out of plywood. It stands surrounded by lush greenery in the forest of the Stockholm Archipelago. The architects in charge of the project are well-known for their culturally and environmentally […]

Zinc House

Lancashire, United Kingdom – Proctor & Shaw Built Area: 135.0 m2Year Built: 2017Photographs:  David Millington Photography Ltd Zinc House is an impressive prefabricated country home built on a four-acre plot in North West England. Its design combines the charm of a traditional farmhouse with sleek, modern aesthetics. One important aspect of the house is that it boasts […]

Nash Tiny House

Starkville, United States – archimania Built Area: 60.20 m2Year Built: 2018 Nash Tiny House sits on a clearing, surrounded by tall trees. It’s a white structure that visually stands out in a forest – modern but not out of place. The house features the perfect blend of timber, metal, and concrete. The house is mostly […]

Kiltro House

Talca, Chile – Supersudaka (Juan Pablo Corvalán, Gabriel Vergara) Built Area: 104.0 m2 Year Built: 2008 Photographs:  Cristobal Palma/Estudio Palma The Kiltro House takes its name from Chilean mixed-breed dogs known as Kiltro. These dogs are known to be tough and resilient animals known to survive unfavourable conditions. Pretty much like the dogs, the Kiltro House was […]

Small House

Meguro, Japan – Unemori Architects Built Area: 67.0 m2Year Built: 2010Photographs: Ken Sasajima This narrow timber house is a reflection of the typical minimalist-themed Japanese architecture. It may be basic and simple yet it’s highly functional. Timber boards cover the whole exterior while paper-thin shutters clad large windows. The size of the windows adds an interesting visual […]

Casa Flotante

Ciudad de México, Mexico – Talleresque Built Area: 87.0 m2 Year Built: 2016 Photographs: Studio Chirika Casa Flotante, or Floating House, is a three-story structure that appears suspended in air but is actually anchored to the floor. It looks as if it’s floating like a lantern, radiating light through the forest. The house stands on nine […]

Pavilion Between Trees

Balnarring, Australia – Branch Studio Architects Built Area: 85.0 m2Year Built: 2017Photographs: Peter Clarke Just the name itself – Pavilion Between Trees – is an invitation for relaxation. This modernist-inspired countryside sanctuary is a semi-detached pavilion that thoughtfully responds to its surroundings. The trees present in the area exerted a great influence in its design. This […]


Canelones, Uruguay – VivoTripodi Built Area: 96.0 m2 Year Built: 2018 Photographs: Marcos Guiponi The REPII House is actually a modular housing project that’s considered as a stand-alone unit. It can be used as a guest house, a studio, an office space, or for any other purpose. It’s an “additional” unit to an already existing space without […]

House in La Juanita

José Ignacio, Uruguay – Delfina Riverti, FRAM arquitectos Built Area: 100.0 m2 Year Built: 2018 Photographs: Fernando Schapochnik House in La Juanita enjoys the nearness of the beach while being enveloped by forest. It’s a minimalist two-volume wooden structure that sits right at home in its surroundings. The area is surrounded by tall trees and shrubs, […]

Moose Road

Ukiah, United States – Mork-Ulnes Architects Built Area: 105.91m2 Year Built: 2013 Photographs: Bruce Damonte Moose Road House is a simple getaway retreat, carefully designed to maximize the views. Its three-fingered plan frames breath-taking sights – Eagle Rock, vineyards, and a mountain ridge. Building the house required the use of low-cost engineered materials to deal […]

Le Poulailler

Quebec, Canada – eba architecture Built Area: 130.53 m2 Year Built: 2017 Photographs: Joël Gingras/Apy-D Le Poulailler House is an addition project to an existing brick building that’s been on the site for at least a hundred years. The architect was careful to preserve the old structure as it introduces a new one. The result […]

Orange Lemon House

Quito, Ecuador – Daniel Moreno Flores Built Area: 65.0 Year Built: 2017 Photographs: Andrés Villota Pelusa, Santiago Vaca Jaramillo Orange Lemon House is a compact house built in a span of two month. The reason for the fast construction was because the owners wanted to move in quickly – to stop paying for rent and actually […]

La Colombière

Sutton, Canada – yH2 Built Area: 120.0 m2 Year Built: 2014 Photographs: Francis Pelletier This small wooden cabin in the forest has sparked the interest of many because of its interesting design. From the outset, it looks like a bird hut due to its shape. This explains why it’s called La Colombière, or the Dovery. It was […]

House on an Island

Cranberry Isles, United States – Elliott + Elliott Architecture Built Area: 73.4 m2Year Built: 2014Photographs: Jeff Roberts House on an Island is a two-structure summer house that’s connected together by a 12-foot deck. It was built as an addition to an existing century old farmhouse. The main building houses the great room, a bedroom, and bathroom. […]

Casa Invisible

Austria – Delugan Meissl Associated Architects Built Area:     50.0 m2 Year Built:     2013 Photographs:    Christian Brandstaetter Casa Invisible is a residential building with a completely reflective façade. This allows the structure to blend seamlessly with its surroundings. It’s a prefabricated and transportable unit that can be assembled and placed almost anywhere. Because of […]

House Zilvar

Lodín, Czech Republic – ASGK Design Built Area:     83.0 m2 Year Built:     2013 Photographs:    Petra Hajska House Zilvar is an energy-efficient home that’s surrounded by forests and fields. It’s the home of a single family – a couple with a young child. They wanted a low-energy home with an open-plan layout. Their brief was […]

House of 33 Years

Nara, Japan – ASSISTANT Built Area:     76.0 m2 Year Built:     2013 Photographs:    Shinkenchiku-sha, Tadasu Yamamoto House of 33 years is a unique home, made of several wood-framed pavilions inside a large steel frame. This frame forms the home’s exterior. It’s owned by an elderly couple who decided they wanted to move into a […]

A Garden Pavilion in Zurich

Zürich, Switzerland – Oliv Brunner Volk Architekten Built Area:     130.0 m2 Year Built:     2013 Photographs:    Eliane Rutishauser, Christian Brunner The structure stands in the garden of a villa that was built in the 1920s. It’s surrounded by dense foliage and old trees. Although the whole space is divided into two levels, all […]

Mod Cott

Silver Creek Village, United States – Mell Lawrence Architects Built Area:     130.0 m2 Year Built:     2008 Photographs:    Jacob Termansen, Mell Lawrence Architects Mod Cott is a charming guest house that sits above a lake. It’s a modern structure with stunning views of the adjacent Texas landscape. The house requires zero maintenance and has a […]

Vacation House Havblik

Kikhavn, Denmark – Mette Lange Architects Built Area:     128.0 m2 Year Built:     2015 Photographs:    Frans Ahlbom Vacation House Havblik, as the name implies, is a holiday home in an old charming Danish fishing village. It boasts of beautiful sunset scenery over the sea with additional views of the surrounding hilly landscape. Because it sits […]

Mirror House

Almere, The Netherlands – Johan Selbing, Anouk Vogel Built Area:     120.0 m2 Year Built:     2013 Photographs:    Jeroen Musch Amsterdam’s Mirror House effortlessly blends with its surrounding landscape. It’s a private residence, the façade of which is fully made out of reflective glass. This makes the small home almost invisible as it projects its […]

Te Horo Bach

Te Horo, New Zealand – Parsonson Architects Built Area:     87.0 m2 Year Built:     2017 Photographs:    Paul McCredie In New Zealand, a small, modest beach house or holiday home is called a bach. The Te Horo Bach is an idyllic retreat for a family of four. It’s located on a coastal subdivision with stunning sand […]