Micro homes are often created out of necessity – sometimes because of lack of space or finance. More often today they are a statement of “small is beautiful”. Micro’s are extremely energy efficient requiring much less building materials, less energy bills and less rooms to clean! The days of Mcmansions is out – show off your smaller home and be an environmental hero!
Above is Derek “Deek” Diedricksen who is totally fascinated by tiny houses. He wrote a book on micro homes as a hobby and it turned out to be a hit!
The blob VB3, which resembles a giant egg, was designed by dmvA as a mobile office unit of xfactoragencies as an extension to the ‘house.’ Composed primarily of polyester, the unit is 215 sq. feet and consists of a bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, niches, and lighting and features a built-in porch by opening up one end of the ‘egg.’
Tokyo architect Yasuhiro Yamishita and his project ‘Lucky Drops‘, built on a sliver of land just 40 feet wide…!
“’Lucky Drops was built on an extremely long and narrow space. So light could enter only from the ceiling,” Yamashita says, speaking to Lucy Craft in Japanese. “All the light comes in from the top. So the whole house becomes like a Japanese paper lantern. People tend to think of homes simply in terms of floor space. We architects think in 3-D,” Yamashita says. “Using all three dimensions, we can make a space look larger, and more functional. It becomes easier to devise ways of bringing in more light and air.”
According to Tokyo architect Yasuhiro Yamashita, “Using all three dimensions, we can make a space look larger, and more functional. It becomes easier to devise ways of bringing in more light and air.” Homeowners also describe their micro-homes as comfortable and I’m sure a few transformers would come in handy.
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