This micro-cabin(named Nido – italian for ‘birds nest’), located beside a lake in Finland, is build by Finnish designer Robin Falck who wants to give himself a little gataway – a personal space to escape to for much needed relaxation. To avoid being held up by government red-tape, Falck decided to build a live-in structure that’s under 96 square feet. Built on the Finnish archipelago of Sipoo, Falck has erected a tiny, two-story structure known as Nido that features a lounge/living area, a micro-kitchen, a bathroom, a loft for sleeping and storage.
The a21 House created by and for a21 Studio Architecture is a quaint sanctuary in the urban setting of Hochiminh city, Vietnam. Positioned upon a small 40-square meter plot, the polygonal shape only offers a 1.5 meter wide street frontage. Situated at the end of a street, the site is bordered with the tall neighboring structures, making the task of generating an airy and illuminated home more challenging. To accomplish the challenge, a23 studio created a multilevel construct which uses natural sunlight, open spaces and skylights to create a relationship between nature and the building itself. The overall organic ambiance is amplified with simple white textured walls and hints of greenery growing indoors. The wood flooring dissolves into alternating sticks at the perimeter walls, allowing light to trickle downward and a tree to grow uninterrupted from ground level to the third level. What a beautiful space! Nice materials, nice flow and spatial arrangement. It kindly reminds of another Vietnam House featured before, perhaps it’s something basic to the Vietnamese culture. However, for us, the interstitial nature of the space generates a kind of invention that ultimately becomes its true nature. Wholly charming and captivating! [source]
Especially designed for a couple and their three children, this lovely home is built on a 8m wide and 22m deep plot in a residential district of Saigon. The project was envisioned by Vietnamese architecture studio MM++ Architects and faced a challenge: that of building a contemporary house with a “high end feeling”, on a very restrictive budget. The entrance, living zone and kitchen are merged, creating an open space, perfect for family socializing. The multiple “inside-outside” visual connections with the front courtyard planted, the interior garden with tropical plants and bamboo planted pots on the first floor create a relaxing and private environment in the middle of a high density neighborhood. Love the clean and green design of this home. Brilliant design![source]
This exquisite feminine apartment was designed by Studio Vuong and is located in Barcelona, Spain. By combining windows, large sliding doors and three large skylights, the whole space is full of natural light, charming and energy. The high ceiling allowed the extra room like a bedroom duplex and getting better distribution. The living room is the core of this loft, with a simple and intriguing sofa that looks a bit vintage, two incredible looking wooden improvised coffee tables, a reading corner that is more than welcoming and a dining table for four. The ground floor is oak and oil, which gives a rustic look and at the same time contrasts with the white walls and decor. The furniture and decoration are carefully picked for this loft, leaving many untreated and view the grain of the wood. My favorite part is the terrace which has a raised area where the sofa stands and is a great place to spend a sunny morning reading. his beautiful loft is Eco-friendly, exotic and has a lot of interesting features. What is your favorite decorative element?[source]