Impressive Micro-Building by Knowhow Shop

Let us show you another great example of micro housing by Knowhow Shop. “Lighthouse is a micro-building designed and built like a piece of furniture. We discarded typical details and assemblies in favor of new methods of construction from the ground up. The result is a project designed to test our craft in materials and our perceptions of space. From a door with no right angles, to a custom made skylight that marries traditional boatbuilding materials with details borrowed from a car sunroof, to shop fabricated and mitered SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) joined with film industry hardware. This is not a project that we would have been able to hand off to a contractor to execute, so we bypassed the normal methods of architectural production, and relied on the most experimental potential of our design/build model. Lighthouse is an office for our business, a showcase of our craft, and an example of the huge potential within rethinking the way we design and build.” And be sure to check 15 modern tiny houses.

Triangular Micro House by Felipe Campolina

The HT refuge by Felipe Campolina is a micro-habitat created as a cozy and affordable solution for those who enjoy a weekend escape from the city. Proposed as fast construction system, the 40 sq.m module uses prefabricated blocks combined with small sections of steel that shape the main structure in the form of a large truss. Its side facade is rotated 45 degrees from the floor, in a triangular shape, which ensures good stability and defines the building’s intricate frame. Campolina has designed the HT refuge mainly as a getaway solution, but it can also be used in other situations, such as large commercial/housing complexes in urban scenarios. The module can be expanded on both sides to have different configurations sizes, while its basic version occupies a projection of 27 sq.m on the ground (3.20 x 8.45 m), and is divided in two floors connected by a ladder. The Brazilian architect has used autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) – a lightweight, precast foam version of the material – for the lateral closures, providing low-cost solution without compromising the solid, welcoming character of the interior and exterior environment. Combining industrial processes and traditional masonry work, the micro-habitat can adapt to any region or cultural situation, since prefabricated concrete blocks and steel pipes can be produced under both conditions. And don’t forget to check 15 modern tiny houses

Plús Hús – Micro Home by Minarc

Minarc has thrown their hat into the ring with their answer to California’s housing crisis – the Plús Hús, which is Icelandic for “plus house”. State regulations on ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units), or “Granny flats”, have been loosened, meaning tiny houses can exist, which sent LA architectural firm Minarc to the drawing board. Their 16′ x 20′ structures are detached private units that are completely customizable allowing the buyer to use them for personal use or to turn into a rental. The Icelandic-inspired homes come flat-packed helping to reduce the cost of your future home office, guest house, rental apartment, yoga studio, or artist space.