Tiny Houses

About: <h1>Tiny Houses: an&nbsp;architectural&nbsp;and&nbsp;social movement&nbsp;</h1> <p>Tiny houses started already in 1973 by one of the pioneers Lloyd Kahn (US). After the depression in 2008 it really got worldwide attention. People were choosing to downsize the space they lived in, simplify, and live with less. Sizes are between 8 and 93 m2.. Tiny houses can be rented or owned. Often, they are designed and build by the owner.&nbsp;<span lang="en" tabindex="0">Some are built on trailers, others are built on a foundation.</span></p> <p>Habitants are often motivated to live in a tiny house because of: a smaller environmental footprint by using solar-, wind energy and compostable toilets. Using sustainable building materials, having greater financial freedom and self-sufficiency.</p> <p>If there was an urge to come up with a sustainable way of living solutions and share these topics globally it&rsquo;s now! WhatsOrb Global Sustainability X-change Platform is for you, storytellers and influencers to write about tiny houses, your experiences and expectations for the future at home and globally.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Global Sustainability X-change, that&rsquo;s what you can do together with WhatsOrb.&nbsp;<a href="https://www.whatsorb.com/blog/your-shared-sustainable-ideas-make-our-earth-a-better-place">What's in for me?</a></p>
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Tiny House: Are Large Interiors Possible In Small Houses?
There seems to be a shift happening all over the world. People want to save money, avoid unnecessary space, and have more time and budget for the important things in life. These tiny houses allow you to save a lot of money. In this post 2 tiny houses which look large inside while they are very tiny outside. Tiny House: Large Interiors Are Possible In Small Houses Mizuishi Architects Atelier, the 55 m2 house has made the most of the spot where the river meets the road. It looks extremely narrow and small from the outside, but it incorporates various techniques to create space on the inside.  Purchasing a tiny house requires a smaller mortgage or none at all. In addition, you save money on a mortgage advisor and insurance because you have less inventory than in a normal house. Your energy bill will be a lot lower, as wel! You probably do not expect this narrow, tiny house to have all the luxury and comfort you are used to, but wait until you see what it has in store for you. The architect, Kota Mizuishi, built a house on a triangular plot. The house seems small from all angles and unsuitable for an entire family to live in. To our surprise, however, the house is actually quite spacious. Recommended:  Tiny Houses Tips And Tricks: Minimalistic Living Experience The lower level is open and full of large windows that let in a lot of natural light. To save space, much use is made of curtains instead of walls to separate the rooms. These can all be opened, making it appear to be much larger. The kitchen has high ceilings and is very spacious, containing everything a normal kitchen would have, including an oven, sink, stove, microwave, and more. {youtube}                                 A Small House in Horinouchi | MIZUISHI Architect Atelier | Small House Design                                                   Tiny House: Are Large Interiors Possible In Small Houses? This is what the house looks from the outside, absorbed into the rest of the neighbourhood. Because this house is so small, it has left enough room for a garden on the plot. Another Of A Tiny House Of 23m2 Will Surprise You We are really crazy about the Tiny House trend! There are many reasons to consider this. Think of the practical and cheap of minimalist living or because they just look super nice! You save a lot of money with these small houses, leaving you with a nice budget to save well or to enjoy the nice things in life. Ideal for starters for example! You may not need a mortgage at all to purchase this property or the cost of the loan is very low. You no longer have to join an energy company and your insurance policies are a lot lower. This small house of 23 m2 feels much larger than it actually is. The interior is open, airy and receives a lot of sunlight. It is built on wheels so that you could travel around the world in your own house, how cool is that! Recommended:  Sunbathing In Your Tiny House With A Sliding Roof: The Cécile Glass and windows have been used a lot, so the house is flooded with natural light. This thanks to a raised roof that consists partly of glass and partly of wood. The property has a luxurious and warm appearance and you will not be short of anything. The space has been cleverly used everywhere and you have plenty of storage spaces. The cottage has a comfortable living room and a bedroom large enough for a queen bed. The bathroom adds a sense of modernity and luxury to the home. The kitchen has a small hob but is fully equipped.  Curious about small but nice living? These houses offer more than you may have in mind. Would you be able to live in this tiny house Before you go! Recommended:  Tiny House WikiHouse With Solar Panels On Roof And Walls Did you find this an interesting article or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about sustainability? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage'
There seems to be a shift happening all over the world. People want to save money, avoid unnecessary space, and have more time and budget for the important things in life. These tiny houses allow you to save a lot of money. In this post 2 tiny houses which look large inside while they are very tiny outside. Tiny House: Large Interiors Are Possible In Small Houses Mizuishi Architects Atelier, the 55 m2 house has made the most of the spot where the river meets the road. It looks extremely narrow and small from the outside, but it incorporates various techniques to create space on the inside.  Purchasing a tiny house requires a smaller mortgage or none at all. In addition, you save money on a mortgage advisor and insurance because you have less inventory than in a normal house. Your energy bill will be a lot lower, as wel! You probably do not expect this narrow, tiny house to have all the luxury and comfort you are used to, but wait until you see what it has in store for you. The architect, Kota Mizuishi, built a house on a triangular plot. The house seems small from all angles and unsuitable for an entire family to live in. To our surprise, however, the house is actually quite spacious. Recommended:  Tiny Houses Tips And Tricks: Minimalistic Living Experience The lower level is open and full of large windows that let in a lot of natural light. To save space, much use is made of curtains instead of walls to separate the rooms. These can all be opened, making it appear to be much larger. The kitchen has high ceilings and is very spacious, containing everything a normal kitchen would have, including an oven, sink, stove, microwave, and more. {youtube}                                 A Small House in Horinouchi | MIZUISHI Architect Atelier | Small House Design                                                   Tiny House: Are Large Interiors Possible In Small Houses? This is what the house looks from the outside, absorbed into the rest of the neighbourhood. Because this house is so small, it has left enough room for a garden on the plot. Another Of A Tiny House Of 23m2 Will Surprise You We are really crazy about the Tiny House trend! There are many reasons to consider this. Think of the practical and cheap of minimalist living or because they just look super nice! You save a lot of money with these small houses, leaving you with a nice budget to save well or to enjoy the nice things in life. Ideal for starters for example! You may not need a mortgage at all to purchase this property or the cost of the loan is very low. You no longer have to join an energy company and your insurance policies are a lot lower. This small house of 23 m2 feels much larger than it actually is. The interior is open, airy and receives a lot of sunlight. It is built on wheels so that you could travel around the world in your own house, how cool is that! Recommended:  Sunbathing In Your Tiny House With A Sliding Roof: The Cécile Glass and windows have been used a lot, so the house is flooded with natural light. This thanks to a raised roof that consists partly of glass and partly of wood. The property has a luxurious and warm appearance and you will not be short of anything. The space has been cleverly used everywhere and you have plenty of storage spaces. The cottage has a comfortable living room and a bedroom large enough for a queen bed. The bathroom adds a sense of modernity and luxury to the home. The kitchen has a small hob but is fully equipped.  Curious about small but nice living? These houses offer more than you may have in mind. Would you be able to live in this tiny house Before you go! Recommended:  Tiny House WikiHouse With Solar Panels On Roof And Walls Did you find this an interesting article or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about sustainability? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage'
Tiny House: Are Large Interiors Possible In Small Houses?
Tiny House: Are Large Interiors Possible In Small Houses?
Casa Lokomotif Mobile Tiny House / Caravan House / Mobile House
For the environment friendly. Casa Locomotive does not deal with local permits. It takes care of the real owners of the land. It settles in your olive grove without damaging any trees and displacing any living creatures. Casa Lokomotif Mobile Tiny House Casa Locomotive generates its own energy while traveling, it does not stop producing. Stingy about water. Gray waste water in the field using flowers, tomatoes water. Casa Locomotive is produced in accordance with international highways standards and drives with 4x4 vehicles. It stops at any time in the landscape you want. I do not have a car like that or I don't even have a driver's license, but if you want to have a Casa Locomotive, he offers his solution. Picks up and leaves where you want. As long as you want to be intertwined with nature. We have the rest. Contact us for any questions you may have. We are excited to tell you more about the Casa Locomotive. How much does it cost generally to buy a tiny house? They can cost anywhere from $10,000 or $180,000 (€9,000 or €163,000). What's cool about tiny houses is that they can be built to match anyone's lifestyle and budget. The average falls somewhere in the range of $30,000 to $40,000 (€27,000 or €36,000). Pdesgn – 02. Tiny house that offers comfort with its elegant appearance and 2,50m x 6,00m dimensions Casa Lokomotif Mobile Tiny House Founder He was born in 1985 in Istanbul. After graduating from Besiktas High School, he graduated from Yildiz Technical University, Department of Architecture and then completed his MA degree in Architectural Design at the same university. For many years he worked as an architect in light steel, steel and prefabricated buildings. He has gained experience in many domestic and international projects. He was the Breeam coordinator of 35 Street Project and achieved success in his field. Projects in Turkey in 2011 and the first BREEAM design certificate in European space projects has been very key issue. Does Netflix have tiny houses? The 'Tiny House Nation'. Series is Now Available on Netflix. Netflix has published a new show on its streaming service on the subject of tiny houses. 'Tiny House Nation' follows renovation experts John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin across America, as they help design and construct tiny homes in spaces under 500 square feet or 46 M2. Casa Locomotive Mobile Home Systems Brands After this adventure; In 2015, Commodore Steel LLC. He took part in the hospital project as a guest architect in Abu Dhabi based company. As of 2015, he worked as an Projects Director in an architecture office. He gained serious experience on behalf of the zoning legislation and took part in consultancy, project and municipal project services to the leading companies of the construction sector. Since November 2018, Pdesgn Architecture Services has established Casa Prefabricated House Systems and Casa Locomotive Mobile Home Systems brands. Pdesign-01. 2.50m x 6.00m dimensions, including the trailer. Highest point 3.80m. It is made of aluminium composite material supported by a steel construction with outer walls and roof Casa Locomotive Contact Information Show in panorama view Sinanpasa Mh. Süleyman Seba Cd. Row Houses F1 Block No: 14/5 Besiktas / Istanbul 34353 T: 02129823869 M: 05353105133 [email protected] http://casalokomotif.com Recommended: All About Tiny Houses
For the environment friendly. Casa Locomotive does not deal with local permits. It takes care of the real owners of the land. It settles in your olive grove without damaging any trees and displacing any living creatures. Casa Lokomotif Mobile Tiny House Casa Locomotive generates its own energy while traveling, it does not stop producing. Stingy about water. Gray waste water in the field using flowers, tomatoes water. Casa Locomotive is produced in accordance with international highways standards and drives with 4x4 vehicles. It stops at any time in the landscape you want. I do not have a car like that or I don't even have a driver's license, but if you want to have a Casa Locomotive, he offers his solution. Picks up and leaves where you want. As long as you want to be intertwined with nature. We have the rest. Contact us for any questions you may have. We are excited to tell you more about the Casa Locomotive. How much does it cost generally to buy a tiny house? They can cost anywhere from $10,000 or $180,000 (€9,000 or €163,000). What's cool about tiny houses is that they can be built to match anyone's lifestyle and budget. The average falls somewhere in the range of $30,000 to $40,000 (€27,000 or €36,000). Pdesgn – 02. Tiny house that offers comfort with its elegant appearance and 2,50m x 6,00m dimensions Casa Lokomotif Mobile Tiny House Founder He was born in 1985 in Istanbul. After graduating from Besiktas High School, he graduated from Yildiz Technical University, Department of Architecture and then completed his MA degree in Architectural Design at the same university. For many years he worked as an architect in light steel, steel and prefabricated buildings. He has gained experience in many domestic and international projects. He was the Breeam coordinator of 35 Street Project and achieved success in his field. Projects in Turkey in 2011 and the first BREEAM design certificate in European space projects has been very key issue. Does Netflix have tiny houses? The 'Tiny House Nation'. Series is Now Available on Netflix. Netflix has published a new show on its streaming service on the subject of tiny houses. 'Tiny House Nation' follows renovation experts John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin across America, as they help design and construct tiny homes in spaces under 500 square feet or 46 M2. Casa Locomotive Mobile Home Systems Brands After this adventure; In 2015, Commodore Steel LLC. He took part in the hospital project as a guest architect in Abu Dhabi based company. As of 2015, he worked as an Projects Director in an architecture office. He gained serious experience on behalf of the zoning legislation and took part in consultancy, project and municipal project services to the leading companies of the construction sector. Since November 2018, Pdesgn Architecture Services has established Casa Prefabricated House Systems and Casa Locomotive Mobile Home Systems brands. Pdesign-01. 2.50m x 6.00m dimensions, including the trailer. Highest point 3.80m. It is made of aluminium composite material supported by a steel construction with outer walls and roof Casa Locomotive Contact Information Show in panorama view Sinanpasa Mh. Süleyman Seba Cd. Row Houses F1 Block No: 14/5 Besiktas / Istanbul 34353 T: 02129823869 M: 05353105133 [email protected] http://casalokomotif.com Recommended: All About Tiny Houses
Casa Lokomotif Mobile Tiny House / Caravan House / Mobile House
Casa Lokomotif Mobile Tiny House / Caravan House / Mobile House
Grimshaw Designs Tiny Houses ‘The Peak’: Australia
Grimshaw, an Australian architectural firm, created a 35-metre-square tiny house. The Peak, the name of the house, is designed to provide young people in affordable homes. The micro-homes could be easily accommodated with IKEA furniture. The tiny house has a double-height ceiling, and there is sufficient space for a queen-sized bed. The housing prices are extremely high in Australia's cities, so this could be a great option. The Price Of The Peak The pre-assembled tiny homes start at A$110,000 (€67,680), the fully equipped version costs A$150,000 (€92,292).  {youtube}                                                     Grimshaw Designs Tiny Houses ‘The Peak’: Australia                                                            Nestd Tiny Homes | Melbourne Home Show About Grimshaw Grimshaw Architects has been watching the tiny house movement for a while now, and they wanted to design something a bit different than the regular micro homes. So, they created the Peak. Usually, tiny houses are very small and look a bit like a developed caravan. Grimshaw wanted something else: he wanted to offer an affordable home, more liveable, and with high-quality design. More than you would expect from a micro home. Grimshaw chose to give the home high ceilings, that offers a greater sense of space. What is the best insulation to use in a tiny house? You do have insulation choices beyond spray foam. Fiberglass batts are most commonly used by tiny house builders and, with sufficient thickness, provide excellent insulation. Made From What? The pre-assembled units are made of high-quality laminated wood, and by using the dimensions of the IKEA components to determine the layout of the interior, owners of The Peak can customise their kitchen, bedroom and bathroom, while keeping the price low. It makes high-quality design achievable; it is not a privilege that people can no longer afford. The Tiny house can use electricity, as it can be connected to the electricity grid. Also, up to 16 solar panels can be placed on the roof, making it more self-sufficient. There is also enough space for water and a compost toilet if required. Grimshaw hopes that these houses could be the solution for young starters who struggle with the housing crisis. Homes in Australian cities are very expensive. With the tiny house movement, there could be a sort of tiny communities. "we could design new neighbourhoods around tiny houses". Tiny Houses Around The World Tiny houses are trendy nowadays. Architects are working to find a solution for the housing shortage. All around the world, there are problems with housing and the micro homes could be an option to reduce this problem. In the Netherlands, you have several companies working on this problem. One of them is Ana Rocha Architecture. They created a tiny micro-home, which has 50-square-metre to live in, divided over three stories. In Slovakia, Nice Architects designed a tiny egg-shaped home. It can operate off-grid and can be used for only € 80,277. Before you go! Recommended:  The Sustainable Wikkelhouse Built In A Day: The Netherlands Did you find this an interesting article or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about sustainability? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage'
Grimshaw, an Australian architectural firm, created a 35-metre-square tiny house. The Peak, the name of the house, is designed to provide young people in affordable homes. The micro-homes could be easily accommodated with IKEA furniture. The tiny house has a double-height ceiling, and there is sufficient space for a queen-sized bed. The housing prices are extremely high in Australia's cities, so this could be a great option. The Price Of The Peak The pre-assembled tiny homes start at A$110,000 (€67,680), the fully equipped version costs A$150,000 (€92,292).  {youtube}                                                     Grimshaw Designs Tiny Houses ‘The Peak’: Australia                                                            Nestd Tiny Homes | Melbourne Home Show About Grimshaw Grimshaw Architects has been watching the tiny house movement for a while now, and they wanted to design something a bit different than the regular micro homes. So, they created the Peak. Usually, tiny houses are very small and look a bit like a developed caravan. Grimshaw wanted something else: he wanted to offer an affordable home, more liveable, and with high-quality design. More than you would expect from a micro home. Grimshaw chose to give the home high ceilings, that offers a greater sense of space. What is the best insulation to use in a tiny house? You do have insulation choices beyond spray foam. Fiberglass batts are most commonly used by tiny house builders and, with sufficient thickness, provide excellent insulation. Made From What? The pre-assembled units are made of high-quality laminated wood, and by using the dimensions of the IKEA components to determine the layout of the interior, owners of The Peak can customise their kitchen, bedroom and bathroom, while keeping the price low. It makes high-quality design achievable; it is not a privilege that people can no longer afford. The Tiny house can use electricity, as it can be connected to the electricity grid. Also, up to 16 solar panels can be placed on the roof, making it more self-sufficient. There is also enough space for water and a compost toilet if required. Grimshaw hopes that these houses could be the solution for young starters who struggle with the housing crisis. Homes in Australian cities are very expensive. With the tiny house movement, there could be a sort of tiny communities. "we could design new neighbourhoods around tiny houses". Tiny Houses Around The World Tiny houses are trendy nowadays. Architects are working to find a solution for the housing shortage. All around the world, there are problems with housing and the micro homes could be an option to reduce this problem. In the Netherlands, you have several companies working on this problem. One of them is Ana Rocha Architecture. They created a tiny micro-home, which has 50-square-metre to live in, divided over three stories. In Slovakia, Nice Architects designed a tiny egg-shaped home. It can operate off-grid and can be used for only € 80,277. Before you go! Recommended:  The Sustainable Wikkelhouse Built In A Day: The Netherlands Did you find this an interesting article or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about sustainability? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage'
Grimshaw Designs Tiny Houses ‘The Peak’: Australia
Grimshaw Designs Tiny Houses ‘The Peak’: Australia
Tiny Home And Parasite Structure: Contrasting Their Hosts
As the world population grows and grows, urban centres are facing more housing shortages. Skyrocketing rent prices, diminishing real estate inventory, and other conditions make it harder to live in cities. 68% of the world population is projected to live in urban areas by 2050, says UN. Perhaps, we have to re-think what city centres should look like. How can architects work with the space they have? Some already did re-think – and thought out of the box. 'Parasitic structures could open the door to a whole new way of living in cities'. An example of this parasitic architecture is The Shed Project by the British firm Studio Bark. In the project, abandoned or disused places (like convention halls or factories) are giving a second chance by adding new structures between, inside, or even on top of pre-existing ones. This way, the layout of a building can easily be altered so it can be used in different ways. For living, for example. Recommended:  Tiny House As Egg-Shaped Wooden Pod: The Loire France Building Novel Yet Affordable Homes Graphic designer Marc Richard, who – as a freelancer – was not particularly tied to one area or another for work moved inside a disused factory in London’s Battersea district. His new home: a small (11.15 square metre) prefabricated SHED Project box. He was 'craving something different'. This way, he could still afford to live in the urban centre of London, without the costs of living in the city being too much for him to handle - as for most young creatives in London. While (affordable) housing is a problem nowadays, this parasitic architecture can be an excellent solution for building novel yet affordable homes. In the above case, Richard would pay 373 dollars monthly to live in his SHED. Compared to the average rent prices in London, this almost seems too good to be true. Living in a parasitic house could be the solution for low-income populations. Also, in this SHED Project, the architects and inhabitants can play with their idea of home. Recommended:  Tiny Houses Tips And Tricks: Minimalistic Living Experience Parasitic Architecture: Beyond Traditional Brick-And-Mortar Buildings So, there is another advantage to living in parasitic homes like Richard’s SHED. Richard says; "living in such an unconventional space has made him radically re-think what cities could look like, especially beyond traditional brick-and-mortar buildings."  This way of living is not for everyone. Although you can alter your own space and be creative, Richard told that some of his friends 'often seem weirded out by the eerie openness of the massive factory space'. "When people aren’t used to unconventional living spaces, they find navigating them unnatural," he said. Self-Expression Through Housing Teresa Bardzińska-Bonenberg studied parasites architecture. According to her, because of conditions (like the growing number of heritage-listing building and expanding rent prices), architects are forced to create new projects in city centres. Also, there is an increasing request for homes that residents can quickly and cheaply alter to their personal wishes. The architectural historian at Poland’s University of Arts said: "This is what the idea of 'parasiting' the city is about. People have now much more inspiration, materials, tools and courage to express themselves." {youtube}                               Parasitic extensions to Paris apartment building could reduce energy consumption                                                 Tiny Home And Parasite Structure: Contrasting Their Hosts Parasitic Structures Used To Address Social Issues Artist Michael Rakowitz thought of a way to use parasitic architecture as a tool to create awareness for socials issues. With his socially conscious parasitic housing program paraSITE, he wants to draw attention to homelessness in cities. By designing these custom-made double-membrane plastic shelters, he makes his parasite structure highly visible. They are contrasting their hosts – deliberately. His goal: making the crisis of homelessness in urban areas visible instead of masking the problem. Artist Michael Rakowitz has created a series of inflatable temporary plastic shelters for the homeless he calls 'paraSITE' The paraSITE shelters are designed to be attached to heat vents of buildings. By inflating through the warmth, the plastic housings offer their owners a dry place to sleep, as to protect them from the polluted city air. Rakowitz describes his project as: 'You have one building breathing life into the lungs of another one'. Rakowitz was inspired by a homeless person he saw sleeping on a heat grate outside a building in Cambridge. He reminded him of the wind-blown tents of nomads in Jordan. “Here was this other instance of wind, only it wasn’t the wind that was moving through the desert – it was the wind that was a by-product of a building’s service system,” he says. "And it was another form of nomadism… urban nomads who are nomads by consequence and are economic and social refugees." Parasitic architecture can be a great solution for affordable living in urban areas, as well to make social problems as homelessness visible, like the artist Rakowitz does in his project paraSITE. Would you want to live in a parasitic home? Before you go! Recommended:   Tiny House Becomes Solar Water Collecting Off-grid Egg Did you find this an interesting article or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about sustainability? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage'
As the world population grows and grows, urban centres are facing more housing shortages. Skyrocketing rent prices, diminishing real estate inventory, and other conditions make it harder to live in cities. 68% of the world population is projected to live in urban areas by 2050, says UN. Perhaps, we have to re-think what city centres should look like. How can architects work with the space they have? Some already did re-think – and thought out of the box. 'Parasitic structures could open the door to a whole new way of living in cities'. An example of this parasitic architecture is The Shed Project by the British firm Studio Bark. In the project, abandoned or disused places (like convention halls or factories) are giving a second chance by adding new structures between, inside, or even on top of pre-existing ones. This way, the layout of a building can easily be altered so it can be used in different ways. For living, for example. Recommended:  Tiny House As Egg-Shaped Wooden Pod: The Loire France Building Novel Yet Affordable Homes Graphic designer Marc Richard, who – as a freelancer – was not particularly tied to one area or another for work moved inside a disused factory in London’s Battersea district. His new home: a small (11.15 square metre) prefabricated SHED Project box. He was 'craving something different'. This way, he could still afford to live in the urban centre of London, without the costs of living in the city being too much for him to handle - as for most young creatives in London. While (affordable) housing is a problem nowadays, this parasitic architecture can be an excellent solution for building novel yet affordable homes. In the above case, Richard would pay 373 dollars monthly to live in his SHED. Compared to the average rent prices in London, this almost seems too good to be true. Living in a parasitic house could be the solution for low-income populations. Also, in this SHED Project, the architects and inhabitants can play with their idea of home. Recommended:  Tiny Houses Tips And Tricks: Minimalistic Living Experience Parasitic Architecture: Beyond Traditional Brick-And-Mortar Buildings So, there is another advantage to living in parasitic homes like Richard’s SHED. Richard says; "living in such an unconventional space has made him radically re-think what cities could look like, especially beyond traditional brick-and-mortar buildings."  This way of living is not for everyone. Although you can alter your own space and be creative, Richard told that some of his friends 'often seem weirded out by the eerie openness of the massive factory space'. "When people aren’t used to unconventional living spaces, they find navigating them unnatural," he said. Self-Expression Through Housing Teresa Bardzińska-Bonenberg studied parasites architecture. According to her, because of conditions (like the growing number of heritage-listing building and expanding rent prices), architects are forced to create new projects in city centres. Also, there is an increasing request for homes that residents can quickly and cheaply alter to their personal wishes. The architectural historian at Poland’s University of Arts said: "This is what the idea of 'parasiting' the city is about. People have now much more inspiration, materials, tools and courage to express themselves." {youtube}                               Parasitic extensions to Paris apartment building could reduce energy consumption                                                 Tiny Home And Parasite Structure: Contrasting Their Hosts Parasitic Structures Used To Address Social Issues Artist Michael Rakowitz thought of a way to use parasitic architecture as a tool to create awareness for socials issues. With his socially conscious parasitic housing program paraSITE, he wants to draw attention to homelessness in cities. By designing these custom-made double-membrane plastic shelters, he makes his parasite structure highly visible. They are contrasting their hosts – deliberately. His goal: making the crisis of homelessness in urban areas visible instead of masking the problem. Artist Michael Rakowitz has created a series of inflatable temporary plastic shelters for the homeless he calls 'paraSITE' The paraSITE shelters are designed to be attached to heat vents of buildings. By inflating through the warmth, the plastic housings offer their owners a dry place to sleep, as to protect them from the polluted city air. Rakowitz describes his project as: 'You have one building breathing life into the lungs of another one'. Rakowitz was inspired by a homeless person he saw sleeping on a heat grate outside a building in Cambridge. He reminded him of the wind-blown tents of nomads in Jordan. “Here was this other instance of wind, only it wasn’t the wind that was moving through the desert – it was the wind that was a by-product of a building’s service system,” he says. "And it was another form of nomadism… urban nomads who are nomads by consequence and are economic and social refugees." Parasitic architecture can be a great solution for affordable living in urban areas, as well to make social problems as homelessness visible, like the artist Rakowitz does in his project paraSITE. Would you want to live in a parasitic home? Before you go! Recommended:   Tiny House Becomes Solar Water Collecting Off-grid Egg Did you find this an interesting article or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your own article about sustainability? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage'
Tiny Home And Parasite Structure: Contrasting Their Hosts
Tiny Home And Parasite Structure: Contrasting Their Hosts
Tiny House: Off-Grid Shelter With Walls That Open On Pulleys
On the border between Greece and Turkey, you will find a Tiny House. This Tiny Home uses a system of pulleys to raise and lower sections of the walls of this cabin. This way you could open the holiday home to the outdoors or entirely close them during the rainy season. Cabin On The Border. Who designed it? The Turkish architecture studio SO? designed this cabin on the border. Studio SO? created the Tiny House for a couple with a young child. The couple lives in Istanbul, but they could use an escape on the weekends. The cabin is situated in the northwest of Turkey, near the Aegean Sea. They could stay there longer in the summer, but during the entire year, it needs to be a sanctuary. What Does It Look Like? {youtube}                                              Tiny House: Off-Grid Shelter With Walls That Open On Pulleys                          Cabin on the Border Amazing Flexible Off-Grid Retreat Set Among the Meadows of Turkey The cabin is only 18-square-metre and is produced at a factory, 300 kilometres from the current location. Can you get an idea of the holiday home? A laminated wooden frame, covered with stone wool insulation and birch plywood, contains a simple interior, consisting of a kitchen and a sitting area with raised beds, overlooking the garden. The cabin has tiny windows offering beautiful views of the surrounding landscape and lets daylight pour into the Tiny Home when the walls are closed. Recommended:  Tiny Houses And Cutting-Edge Architectural Ideas The Interior Inside the cabin, you will find a platform bed where you can look into a meadow via a large polycarbonate panel, which can be lifted by using a pulley. When you open the window, you will find a deck, formed by the outer plywood wall. This is a perfect way to watch the sunset. When there are bad weather conditions, you can close the plywood walls so that you can be one with nature, as a sailboat in the ocean. You can use the bed as a bench when you have dinner at the table that can be pulled down from the wall. You have sufficient storage space in the large drawers, integrated under the platform. There is enough space to sleep, and the kitchen is equipped with simple plywood elements that provide the necessary storage and worktop space. One door in the kitchen leads you to the bathroom. Using Pulleys To Manage The Tiny Home You use pulleys (or by hand) for everything in this cabin, as there is no source of power: using pulleys for the moving walls to have a great view, to open the windows for fresh air and daylight. And you use pulleys for all the furniture, to pull down the table from the wall, for example. Due to the simple design and the limited range of materials, the project could be realised for only 9,800 euros, including transport. Recommended:  Pin-Up House: A Way Of Living In Pink Did you find this an interesting article or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day.
On the border between Greece and Turkey, you will find a Tiny House. This Tiny Home uses a system of pulleys to raise and lower sections of the walls of this cabin. This way you could open the holiday home to the outdoors or entirely close them during the rainy season. Cabin On The Border. Who designed it? The Turkish architecture studio SO? designed this cabin on the border. Studio SO? created the Tiny House for a couple with a young child. The couple lives in Istanbul, but they could use an escape on the weekends. The cabin is situated in the northwest of Turkey, near the Aegean Sea. They could stay there longer in the summer, but during the entire year, it needs to be a sanctuary. What Does It Look Like? {youtube}                                              Tiny House: Off-Grid Shelter With Walls That Open On Pulleys                          Cabin on the Border Amazing Flexible Off-Grid Retreat Set Among the Meadows of Turkey The cabin is only 18-square-metre and is produced at a factory, 300 kilometres from the current location. Can you get an idea of the holiday home? A laminated wooden frame, covered with stone wool insulation and birch plywood, contains a simple interior, consisting of a kitchen and a sitting area with raised beds, overlooking the garden. The cabin has tiny windows offering beautiful views of the surrounding landscape and lets daylight pour into the Tiny Home when the walls are closed. Recommended:  Tiny Houses And Cutting-Edge Architectural Ideas The Interior Inside the cabin, you will find a platform bed where you can look into a meadow via a large polycarbonate panel, which can be lifted by using a pulley. When you open the window, you will find a deck, formed by the outer plywood wall. This is a perfect way to watch the sunset. When there are bad weather conditions, you can close the plywood walls so that you can be one with nature, as a sailboat in the ocean. You can use the bed as a bench when you have dinner at the table that can be pulled down from the wall. You have sufficient storage space in the large drawers, integrated under the platform. There is enough space to sleep, and the kitchen is equipped with simple plywood elements that provide the necessary storage and worktop space. One door in the kitchen leads you to the bathroom. Using Pulleys To Manage The Tiny Home You use pulleys (or by hand) for everything in this cabin, as there is no source of power: using pulleys for the moving walls to have a great view, to open the windows for fresh air and daylight. And you use pulleys for all the furniture, to pull down the table from the wall, for example. Due to the simple design and the limited range of materials, the project could be realised for only 9,800 euros, including transport. Recommended:  Pin-Up House: A Way Of Living In Pink Did you find this an interesting article or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day.
Tiny House: Off-Grid Shelter With Walls That Open On Pulleys
Tiny House: Off-Grid Shelter With Walls That Open On Pulleys
Tiny Houses

Tiny Houses: an architectural and social movement 

Tiny houses started already in 1973 by one of the pioneers Lloyd Kahn (US). After the depression in 2008 it really got worldwide attention. People were choosing to downsize the space they lived in, simplify, and live with less. Sizes are between 8 and 93 m2.. Tiny houses can be rented or owned. Often, they are designed and build by the owner. Some are built on trailers, others are built on a foundation.

Habitants are often motivated to live in a tiny house because of: a smaller environmental footprint by using solar-, wind energy and compostable toilets. Using sustainable building materials, having greater financial freedom and self-sufficiency.

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